Over the last couple months, I have been trying to come up with new ways to connect with the software installation community. A couple weeks ago, I presented my first idea to Jenny. The idea was to invite people over for dinner at our house to eat, sit, and talk. Jenny agreed and last night we the first of what I hope is many Thursday night "Deployment Dinner Discussion".

Our first guest was Stuart Schaefer and his wife Ann (spelling?). Stuart was CTO of Softricity and is now an architect at Microsoft, since Microsoft recently acquired Softricity. Stuart and Ann brought beer and dessert while I grilled the Korean Burgers and mixed up the salad. It was a fun night of sharing histories with a bit of geek talk mixed in. One of these days, I need to get around to sharing my thoughts on virtualization.

I would like to extend the same invitation out to others in the software installation/deployment field. If you're visiting Redmond and have a Thursday evening open in your schedule, drop me a line. It doesn't matter if you work for a big company or small company or just yourself. If you find any of the content on my blog interesting or useful, we probably have something in common. Just drop me a comment with your planned itinerary and we'll see if the timing works out with Jenny and my Thursday night schedules.