St. Charles Open Breakfast

January 2017 update: After moving around from restaurant to restaurant, SOB finally fizzled out in 2015. It served its purpose while it lasted. If you weren’t able to join us, you missed a great group of people.


For about a year now, I’ve been loosely coordinating an open breakfast at St. Charles Deli on Monday mornings. It typically consists of GT staff, some students (graduate and undergraduates), and local entrepreneurs. Roughly speaking, the crowd gathers between 7:30 and 8:30. There’s no agenda, no organization, just smart people gathering to eat breakfast, drink coffee, and talk about interesting topics.

Discussions range from startup financing to programming language wars to rocketry to anything else on our minds. Sometimes, only two or three people show up. This morning we had record attendance with fourteen people!

You can get a decent breakfast for three bucks, or a cup of Jittery Joe (which some people claim is better than Starbucks, and cheaper). Feel free to join us!


  1. The ATDC announcement lured me here, which also lured me to Paul Graham’s site which got me thinking about locations and startup culture, which has me realizing that those of us who live way out in the boonies (Gwinnett) and who work way out in the boonies (Windy Hill) have a hard time hanging out with the cool kids in midtown where it seems much of the startup culture feedback loop exists. Sadly I think its only about 10-12 miles as the crow flies and about 45min to an hour as the commuter drives.

  2. Well, there are lots of cheap condos available in Midtown right now! 🙂

    But if you have reasons to live in the boonies (such as spouse, kids, or a bizarre lawn fetish), take heart! One of the goals of the expanded ATDC is to offer programming outside the Perimeter. In fact, if you’d like to step up and volunteer to lead a regular breakfast meeting in either Gwinnett or Windy Hill, we’ll help!

  3. Now that I have officially launched The Legacy Movement, I am free to join you guys. Will see you on Sept. 24th!


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