Scenes from the Chic Meets Geek event on February 4, 2010:
Once a month, Carol Tran invites people she views as chic, and those she considers intellectual geeks, for a social gathering and panel discussion. She calls it Chic Meets Geek! The most recent meeting at the Automattic Lounge on Pier 38 also served as a benefit for the nonprofit Build.org. As an aside, Automattic Lounge is not a bar, rather it is part of the WordPress office in San Francisco (very chic and a bit geek, too!).
At the February event, Geeks were represented by Kai Huang, founder of Guitar Hero, Sumaya Kazi, founder of CulturalConnect, Dave McClure of Founder’s Fund and Jessica Mah, founder of Indinero. Chic speakers included dancer Maria Kotchetkova, actor Steve Wharton, pageant contestant Annette Jordan and musician Tim Galida.
The first Chic Meets Geek event happened in November 2009. Click ChicMeetsGeek.com for information on their next gathering.