Bake was awesome. I arrived fashionably late.. say an hour late. The traffic from Strathmore to town was horrible. I was with cool classmate Seth, a very good coder. He’s ever made it to the finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. If you don’t believe me, ask Google.
When we got to KPz it was a full house. I knew like 80% of the attendees!
Martin Gicheru greeted me with a hug.. and introduced me to Enoch whom he works with @techweez. Seated next to them was Cdooh.
I first met Cdooh back in 2010 at the Microsoft imagine cup. He says I inspired him to start blogging, I know he’s doing his best. He’s a techie to be, studying software Eng? @Maseno. Read his blog here. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to catch up with him, I didn’t even know when he left!
I said hi to @ifortknox . Also got some catching up to do with this guy but where is the time!
Turning to my right I saw Coder Idd Salim with baby-soft styled hair. He says he got his hair made specifically for #bake. Okay he didn’t say that but was it a coincidence? I think it made him look 17!
Next to him was Dennis Kioko from CIO Africa. You gotta check out that magazine if you’re serious about “technology, business, leadership”. We had a lot to talk about and the ladies seated on either side of him didn’t look er.. too happy 😉 so I got introduced to them. Aki I forget names!! But I haven’t forgotten your beautiful faces!
I went round the place, saying hi to UrbaneKenyan– he looks buheri wa afya in case you are wondering. Wiselar and Robert Alai were having a heart to heart so I left them to it after a quick hello.
Got introdiced to Nittzsah, I love the way she writes. In another life I would’ve written like her!
I’d met Binti M last year and it was definitely good to see her again. She says when she first met me she thought id be tall and skinny … most people think that. Anybody know of a lengthening and slimming remedy?
Banks, the ever cool banker, was already there. You just gotta love this guy, last I checked.his blog was ranked #1 in Kenya. I said last I checked so don’t bring your stats now 😉
Guess who was a judge at the Microsoft imagine cup where I met Cdoh? Roomthinker himself! His blog is hilarity redefined … he was quite jovial that evening, drinking something brown looking but for all intents and purposes claims it was Soda. Sprite to be precise.
Wanjiku then came and once she introduced herself I was like “oooh aaahh you’re the Wanjiku! ” and when I introduced myself she was like “aaaah you’re Savvy! “. Roomthinker looked a bit jealous because I had not gone like “oooooh you’re the roomthinker” he he
For someone who claimed to be high on oxygen, she was hyper. She refused to share her source of Highness though 😉
Ngeny was around.. hadn’t seen him since last year and I always consult him with blog issues. He’s the one who hooked me up with a link to the Rwanda internship fyi.
I checked my tweets and saw @pitzevans had arrived. I love the beauty of his words, even when you don’t understand what he’s talking about you have to read. I had a long talk with him.. he knows his martial arts, don’t mess with him ..
Startup Kenya walked in with a beautiful Annabelle by his side. I remember her name because I asked her twice and promised I’d not forget it! I’m always smiling whenever I’m chatting with this entrepreneur!
Mwirigi too was here.. if you must know he’s the biggest Nokia and car fan I know. He led me across the room to where some Nokia PR ladies sat.. it was a pleasure meeting them. I asked them about hooking me up with a Nokia so I can test n review Ovi apps .. compare n contrast with Android.
Kahenya, Kachwanya and Collins the lawyer were in the house. We were in the presence of Kenya’s best! Collins is he of A Nairobian’s Perspective blog.. check it out. His companion was one beautiful lady who didn’t talk much.. I hope we didn’t bore her 🙂 some of us are always on the talk talk
Archer Mishale was off ladies that night.. but he claims that doesn’t mean he’s now into men. Hmmm.. it was the first time I was meeting him even though I’ve been reading his blog since 2007!
Mark Kaigwa sauntered in and went round the place doing salutations …
Kachwanya, the current chairman of bake calmed guys down, asked for lights to be turned up and requested Collins to brief us on some bake legal issues. I was seated nearby so I’m one of the few who heard what’s going on. Get some info here (Wanjiku’s blog ) and ask any queries in the comments section.
As Collins talked I espied Anyiko (KBC Grapevine) and Jacque Ndinda who’d just come in and waved at them.
After Collins had talked, there were introductions to be made. Mwirigi took the role of loudspeaker .. you say your name he amplifies it and repeats it across the crowded room.. Blogs_Kenya got one of the loudest cheers. Good work he’s doing on Twitter. I’d like to meet one kenya_tweets too, hopefully next time!
So as I talked to the guy next to me, I realized he’s nine other than ink2bikes. A biker complete with the tattoo on the arm. We talked bikes.. I can’t wait to own one! A pleasure meeting u biker ..
People started leaving soon afterwards .. seems bake was a stopover for Friday night! However in sure next time guys will stay longer.
I finally met NonieMG who used to think I’m a guy! Now you see why I had to include gender in my Twitter bio?
Milo came in then but I don’t think he was coming for bake, or was.he? Dunno but I love his blog and so it was fun to see him!
KevDaNative! Met him briefly as I was doing my goodbye round. That’s when I also met ex school mates and @FaybabyN.. sometimes I miss those Kottet days! Okay not so much, just a little.
Someone said Akenyangirl and I look somehow alike … so now I have a tweet-sister! Not to be confused with twin sister .. she offered me help when I got arrested. Yeah, I’ve been arrested before!
The lovely Swabrah (her name sounds gracefully Swan-ish, right?) was here too.
The guy behind whive.co.ke was here too. We didn’t get to say much, as you can see I was everywhere and nowhere at the same time!
I had a brief chat with Warothe who doesn’t like the limelight so I should not even mention that he was there.
Let’s not forget The Matrixster whom everyone calls Matricks-ster instead of Matrix-ster. And KenyanPoet!!
If I did not mention you.. please forgive me, I know not what I do. Please let me know so I add you.
Infact, we call Matrixster ‘Patricia’… hahahahaha *hides*
I didn’t want to bring that up… but now that you did, well his name is Patricius, shortened to Patricia he he
A word of advise to all bloggers, if you Don’t have a human AVI or a real name as your handle, don’t get annoyed when @iddsalim asks you, ‘whats your handle’. Mimi si Malaika.
The “can’t you see I’m a celeb how can you ask me my name” syndrome, huh?
Sadly i couldnt stay long, i had a long proposal to do later on that night and present in the next day. Cant wait for the next one, BHH has many blessings, and i have reserved to be your first hugger in Bake.
Reservation successful! Looking forward to next time!
That’s a lot of bloggers. I’m sure I’ll meet some of them at some time.
And there were many more! See you next time!
yipee, I’m in the ‘blocker’ (sic) photo
Um.. describe yourself?
in a purple top next to the bell..fashion girl
Oh yeah, Cynthia! Nice meeting you..
I think that’s everyone that was @ bakehh 🙂
Almost… I have a good memory but it’s not photographic 🙂
Thanks for this great post. At least now I can get to follow everyone whose handle I had missed. And I’m smiling right back with you 🙂
Looking forward to the next BHH…
He he he it was nice meeting you too. Great post 🙂
Thanks! See you next time…
@savvykenya “We had a lot to talk about and the ladies seated on either side of him didn’t look er.. too happy 😉 so I got introduced to them. Aki I forget names!!” What do you mean we didn’t look happy? 😦
I’m just kidding… you looked very happy! And finally I remember your name Ljamyoung. Following you asap!.. actually was already following you…
you sure did wander around the meet with a purpose. glad to have met you and the rest of the bloggers.
Looking forward to next time?
What a nice summary.The happy hour provided an opportunity for networking, we apologize for the inconveniences caused due to venue constraints but it was all about meeting and having fun.A formal occasion to educate prospective members on what BAKE is all about is in the offing.For now lets spread the word that we are getting organized and will soon take to task all those who are ascribing all the negative things happening in the country including that bloggers were behind PEV .That word bloggers is too wide and should not be used as blanket term to mask individual actions.
and oh the one beautiful lady was my wife…she was in new grounds couldn’t talk much but loved the event- she tweeted about it too!
We’ll get past the teething problems of BAKE and emerge stronger and better!
Sup Missy 🙂 Great summary…
Thanks, see you soon 🙂
I will not miss the next BHH 🙂
And I will see u there mademoiselle!