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!