[Feb 12, 2011] Los Angeles [Content Boot Camp] (El Segundo, CA)

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Los Angeles [Content Boot Camp]
Start Date: Feb 12, 2011 08:00 AM
End Date: Feb 12, 2011 09:00 AM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -08:00 PST

Location:
Hyatt Summerfield Suites LAX
800 South Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Posted By: Randy Petersen

Confirmed Attendees: 22
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  1. Randy Petersen
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    Welcome to any MilePoint member who wants to meetup and talk about MilePoint, what works and what will making it keep working. The key to these early days is how to build and keep relevant and valuable content. I look forward to nay local members who may have some time on Saturday morning to work together on building content. We know that you can accomplish this with ease wherever you are posting from but I wanted to ensure that i get a chance to thank you in person and key off of ideas to post.

    I look forward to hosting this session on Saturday morning:
    8:30 am
    Breakfast
    9:00 am—1pm (lunch@noon)
    Content building, idea bank, chat session

    1:30 pm—5 pm (on your own)
    Content building, idea bank, chat session

    Sunday session (I am unable to attend):
    8:30 am
    Breakfast
    9:00 am—1pm (lunch@noon)
    Content building, idea bank, chat session

    NOTE: I am available to meet on Friday evening at 7 pm in at the hotel below for drinks or to host any and all of you to a dinner as just part of my way of thanking you. If you can't come Saturday morning but care to join for dinner, that it totally cool. BUT, if we do dinner on Friday night, have an idea of where to go because I only know Houston's which isn't too bad but it is a Friday night.

    As well, i can only attend the Saturday morning event, having a prior commitment on that evening in Colorado at a charity event for the Heart Association which my wife and I are actively involved in. I am quite sorry i can't stay.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. roadwarrior365
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    Is the session on Sunday the 13th still happening?
     
  3. tommy777
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    Just talked to Randy and we're doing a full day session after he leaves on Saturday. If there are at least 5 people who want to meet on Sunday, we'll do Sunday as well. Randy won't be there, but others of our volunteers will.

    Randy is reaching out to anyone in the LA area that has posted in this thread to get your plans for the weekend
     
  4. roadwarrior365
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    I might be able to swing dinner on Friday my redeye to JFK doesnt leave until 11:50pm.
     
  5. The Points Guy
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    I'll be there Saturday. Looking forward to it!
     
  6. Jenny & Curt
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    We (2 of us) will be there Friday for social hour/dinner, then Saturday. Sunday if needed -- but would prefer to head towards home (4 hours north) and stay at Hyatt Westlake Village rather than in LA, if possible.
     
  7. Cholula
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    I'll be there Friday night and for the morning session on Saturday. I can even stay until 3 o'clock or so on Saturday then I'm going to have to bail.

    Do we need to call/e-mail the Hyatt for reservations?
     
  8. mersk862
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    I should be able to land at 1055a on Saturday morning and will head over from there for lunch and the afternoon session.
     
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  9. Jenny & Curt
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    Hey, locals, what about Versailles? http://www.versaillescuban.com/
     
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  10. roadwarrior365
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    I am not local , but I think it looks good. Let see what the other attendees have to say.
     
  11. travelingmore
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    I will be there all day Saturday - thanks for this - looking forward to it.
     
  12. JonathanIT
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    I will be able to make Friday evening, and Saturday. Looks like an interesting day.
     
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  13. travelfree
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    I also posted this on Randy's Content Boot Camp conversation but wanted to ask it here as well:

    What would you like us to bring with us this weekend? Laptops? Notepads? Highlighters? Stickies? IPhones? Android Phones? IPads?

    Please let us know.
     
  14. rajuabju
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    Dang. If i wasnt recovering from ankle surgery, I would so be there.

    I will see if the wife will drive me to LAX lol
     
  15. FlyinHawaiian
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    Since it's all about the miles and points, I went on www.opentable.com to see if there are restaurants that can take a party of 10 (my guestimate as to the headcount) on Friday night around 8 p.m. in El Segundo. A few places popped up, which include:

    Il Fornaio (Italian)
    McCormick and Schmick's (Seafood)
    Paul Martin's (California Bistro)
    Salt Creek Grille (California Bistro)

    I've been to every one of these except Paul Martin's and they all are nice enough.

    Now, if we wanted to go to a place that serves the distilled product of the agave plant (got your attention, Randy?) there's a few places that might be large enough; Paco's Taco's by LAX and Pancho's in Manhattan Beach. I know Paco's is first-come, first serve on weekends and suspect Pancho's might be the same.

    Hope this helps.
     
  16. RestlessLocationSyndrome
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    Salt Creek Grille sounds good.
     
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  17. Cholula
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    Hey, anyplace with less than a 2 hour wait on a Friday night sounds great to me. :)

    And welcome to Milepoint!!
     
  18. Cholula
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    Just checked into the Summerfield Suites and asked the guy at the front desk where the bar was....in anticipation of our 7 PM get-together....and he pointed across the parking lot at Fleming's Steakhouse. [​IMG]

    So I'll see you folks in the lobby area at or around 7 PM and we can decide where we want to go for adult beverages. There are a few other choices as well which are not far away.
     
  19. Jenny & Curt
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    We're here, too. Checked in and awaiting command.
     
  20. BondAir007
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    I am here at the hotel. See everybody in the lobby at 7pm PST. [​IMG]
     
  21. chemist562
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    Leaving LGB area & look forward to the events.
     
  22. Have a good productive time everyone. Should be good enough weather for the beach.

    Many times I took bumps overnight, I would go down to Hermosa Beach..
     
  23. FlyinHawaiian
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    Thank you for a fantastic "meat-up" Randy! It was great to see old friends and meet new ones and hear about all the exciting things that are planned for MilePoint.
     
  24. travelfree
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    Just got back from the LAX MilePoint meetup. Wonderful to meet Randy Petersen and hear in person his vision and goals for MilePoint.

    We had 20+ enthusiastic and knowledgeable members discussing, debating and coming to consensus on ideas on how to organize the upcoming MilePoint website content for the benefit of all users, new and experienced. For me, it was a very rewarding process to go through.

    It was great fun to meet all of the attendees and get to know a little bit about many of them throughout the day.

    Cheers!
     
  25. RestlessLocationSyndrome
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    Great meeting a bunch of new people who enjoy travel. The stories were great.
     
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