Turns out he lives in Bath too and works on Android for Google in London.
This made me think. I know lots of people who work on cool tech projects for great companies who live in the Bath area. And without doubt those people know a load more. Wouldn’t all of these people enjoy and value a few pints once a month and a chance to meet up and swap ideas? I think so.
Off the top of my head we can already get a few people from Carsonified, SubHub, Pico, The Filter, digital folk from Future and Future Plus as well as any number of tech peeps who live in Bath but work somewhere else (I know of execs from Google, Orange, O2 and Microsoft).
A few hours after my random encounter, Drink|Tech|Bath was born. Well, I have designed a logo, emailed 20 key tech people I know in Bath and have had offers already from a number of people to help make this a reality.
If you live/work in Bath in tech and you are keen to help make this happen or you simply want to be invited along to the Drink|Tech|Bath, follow and contact us via Twitter (@drinktechbath).
Meanwhile, if you have any ideas/suggestions, please send them to us on twitter or add a comment to this story. I will set up a Drink|Tech|Bath site in the next few days to capture this.