Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The End is Here!

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Various Panel Pics

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Paella if you can spell it! Monday Night Dinner Pics

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Keynote Slides

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The Keynote

I am so very clever, or so I thought. I snagged a seat in the front row directly across from the podium so that I would have an unobstructed view of BigGulp's intro and Chris Larsen's keynote speech. My seat for viewing th e humans was great but for viewing the presentation slides... not so great!

The keynote was about how Prosper came about and the recent changes to the site. You all know the changes that took place on the site Sunday night, so I won't go into them here.

Anyway, here are the pics I took of BigGulp and Chris Larsen and the slides.

Gulp said he a bit nervous before but he came across as being very comfortable and funny. Great job!

There was a little technical glitch when someone from the press plugged in something they shouldn't have and blew some of the power. Chris lost his mic and had to speak very loudly for a bit. He also lost the screens for the slide show. He remained very cool, calm and collected while technicians crawled around behind the stage while they fixed the problem. Chris barely missed a beat.

The presentation slides follow in the next post. Sorry about the weird angles.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Our Portfolios may suck but we at least know how to PARTY!

Sunday night (2/11/07) was BigGulp's pre Prosper Days party. Here are pics of some of the people you've been chatting with on the forums for the past year. This is just part one, I have to pull stills from video I shot but don't have the time at the moment. These pics will get you started.

Shenadoah and Lenderguy

Gogmagogg. BigGulp, VSqueen, Shenadoah

Mtnchick and Penelope (Sophtommy00 in the beackground)

LoanChimp - not nearly as hairy and old as I thought he would be :D

Gogmagogg - doesn't look anything like I thought but don't ask me how I thought he looked because I don't remember - he's a lot younger

Frequencydip (the best bowler on the west coast) and LoanChimp

Sophtommy00, Penelope and BigGulp

The Motely Fool Rules! - Cosmos, VSqueen and DebInVenice

Sunday, February 11, 2007

All that and a bag of Cheetos Two!

Even though the real pre Prosper Days festivities do not kick-off until BigGulp's party on Sunday night, there was a little pre pre Prosper Days dinner hosted by Gulp on Saturday night (2/10/07).

In attendance were:

Tokyo Joe

Pensioner and BigGulp

sophtommy00 and the lovely anna

BaldEagle sans sunglasses, looking much younger than we thought.

Surprise Guest Penelope and the Fabulous Islandmele who met in person for the first time

More Penelope

And the whole reason for the evening... the bags of Cheetos

Yes, the bags of Cheetos were the guests of honor, here's Pensioners hand to prove it!

Lenderguy showed up later in the evening but I had stopped taking pics by then. Sorry dude!

Actually the Cheetos were brought for a certain forum member who promised to attend. This person is a flake. Not the first time he/she has been a no show. If you want to know who I'm talking about, search the forums for Cheetos and figure it out.

A good time was had by all. Learned some inside tidbits on who's doing what but I won't post that info here.

Keep your eye out for the 6 hour maintenance tonight. ;)

Here are a few more pics:

Pensioner doing what he does best... counting money.

He's so generous, he spots Gulp a 10

What's TJ thinking?

Gulp demands a recount