Spent some time networking today with colleagues from NII. Rushi Shah organized a "Happy Hour" through my "Ex-NII Employees" group on Linkedin. Seems like an oxymoron to call it a Happy Hour due to the layoffs, but everyone seemed happy. We met at American Tap Room
in Reston Town Center
|Happy Hour Networking at American Tap Room|
Reston Town Center is a "downtown" for the suburb of Reston. All the parking is hidden away and it is set up to seem like a real old-style downtown - lots of restaurants and chain stores and walkable - very pleasant but a little artificial feeling at times. When I worked there, someone asked me for some spare change on the street, which had never happened before. I swear the management of the Town Center had hired this person to be a panhandler to give more of a downtown atmosphere.
|Reston Town Center Scene|
Back to the networking. When I started working many years ago, we would say "let's go to the bar next door". Now we network at the bar, but it's still good.
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