03 Jan 2006

SEO PowWow – Jan 18th Troy NY

A continuation of this thread about Link Ninjas and the SEO PowWow.

The first SEO PowWow is taking place January 18th in Historical Troy New York.

CostFree – You pay for getting here, your own meals, the hotel, whatever, and there is no charge for this. If you want to be in Troy on Jan 18th and have a beer with some SEO’s we’d be happy to drink a beer with you. It’s that simple. 

When – 6:00pm to whenever, on Jan 18th 2006

Where –  Historical Troy New York (the home of Uncle Sam) – just north of Albany New York – 20 minutes from the Albany International Airport. I’d recommend staying overnight at the Franklin Square Inn (this is a 2 minute walk to our offices and 5 minute walk to bar. For more hotel choices and travel directions see this page (driving directions coming soon – check back at that page for future travel tips on getting here).

What bar are we going to? We’ll be going to  Browns Brewing, where we can enjoy a wide variety of their fine beer brewed on premises.  I’ll be heading over there right after our training class that ends at 6:00. If I know you’re coming and you want to swap cell numbers so you can reach me, that’s fine.

Why? Why not? If you’re willing to drive here, I’m willing to have a drink with you. I think there’ll be some very wise SEO people drinking at Browns Brewing in Troy that night.

How many will be there? I don’t know. I’ll be there with several of the We Build Pages team. I’ll be bending Aarons arm to have a drink with us as well, since he’s in town as our special guest for our first and last link ninja training class. I’ve been in contact with a few other SEO’s who are coming.  I think there’s going to be some really good SEO chat going on.

What else is there to do while we’re there?
You can walk around Troy – if you like Coffee, there’s a lot of excellent coffee shops. We’ve got sushi next door as well as several other nice bars here. It’s a college town. For the skiers and snowboarders, there’s http://www.jiminypeak.com/ in the Berkshires, or some places about 1 1/2 hours north in the adirondacks. We’re about 3 hours from New York City, 3 1/2 hours to Montreal Canada, 3 hours to Boston, and 20 minutes from Albany and a the New York State Museum.

If you want to come, let us know below by posting in this thread so we can have an idea of how many people we’ll be drinking with that night. If you want to post on your interests, some other people might want to join you during the day (my team will be working on the link ninja training class during that day, but other might go skiing, or visit the museum).

Are you coming?