Last night marked the 44th iteration of the 27dinner social networking movement, held at FTV in Village Walk. With the dinners reaching unparalleled popularity (numbers peaking at 170+ on the attendance list at, it is becoming increasingly challenging to organise and execute an event that now has some pretty high expectations around it in the geek community. All that considered I thought Melody Maker, who has made the event her own, did a pretty awesome job.

Thanks needs to go to eBucks who sponsored cocktails for all in attendance and gave an insightful talk on virtual currency, and also to our guest speaker Ronnie Apteker. The inimitable Toby Shapshak kindly offered up a pile of Stuff magazines for those in attendance, and it seemed fun was had by most.

I was quite disappointed in FTV as a venue (I paid R27 for a beer – ridiculous), and so we continue to search for the ideal venue. Your suggestions are welcome if you have any ideas!