This was the third such gathering of local-area marketing and technology professionals, in a bid to rival the regular Lunch 2.0 luncheons on the West Coast. While the Valley is known for its innovation, movers and shakers, Compete (a fantastic analytics shop with a great blog, recently acquired by TNS) and Chitika (a blog advertising network with some sharp display technology) are doing their part to raise awareness of the rich and varied technology community in our own backyard.
Tastybytes, together with other local happenings from MITX, Webbinno, and others, are increasingly drawing more frequent (and larger) crowds for networking and educational opportunities typically associated with New York or San Fran. Chitika founder Venkat Kolluri had a great conversation about this with Efrain Viscarolasaga in a recent issue of Mass High Tech.
Check out photos from the event on Chitika's blog.