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With the successful sales of Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, Brian Solis is at it again!

Brian will be visiting Atlanta for a brief 24 hours on February 23, 2010 and will be bringing his marketing expertise with him!

Since his newest book Engage does not hit the shelves until March 15, 2010, he will be offering a special treat to those who visit him in Atlanta on February 23, 2010.

For a limited time, you can purchase Engage and pick it up in person by purchasing a ticket at the EventBrite page and joining him at 7 p.m. EST at the 5 Seasons Brewing Westside in the upstairs Sky Bar.

There, you can pick up your book, have it signed by Brian himself and enjoy a great night of fun filled laughter and entertainment.

These copies will be coming straight from the printers and will be the first available printed set. Engage will not be available for purchase at the event. So to ensure that you get a copy of the book, you must pre-purchase your ticket by Monday, February 15!

Where: 5 Seasons Brewing Westside – upstairs Sky Bar
Time: 7 p.m. EST.
Ticket: EventBrite
Hashtag: #engageATL
Can’t make it to Atlanta? Pre-order Engage from Amazon now!

On January 26th San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club will be packed with the city’s brightest female entrepreneurs attending Girls in Tech’s first Catalyst Conference.

As mentioned in an earlier post on Bubblicious, the Catalyst Conference aims to catalyze the career development of women working in high-tech. Through expert-lead workshops, keynotes and discussions the ‘Girls only’ attendees will be catapulted into an atmosphere that empowers them to strive and take the next step towards their professional careers.

The Catalyst Conference’s jam-packed agenda includes an array of influential woman in tech including Eileen Gittins of Blurb, Katherine Barr of Mohr Davidow Ventures, Sandy Jen of Meebo and Elisa Camahort Page of BlogHer. These speakers and more will be discussing topics such as Girls in Gaming to Coding and developing to Company expansion.

The day full of discussion, insight and networking with over 250 women will be sure to stimulate attendees to take their business vision and make it a reality! To register and get more information, please go here.

In true Girls in Tech fashion, they are also hosting an after- party that is sure to keep the conversation flowing into the evening at Roe.

Hope to see you there!

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 9:00am – 5:00pm PT

Where: Commonwealth Club

595 Market St, Floor 2

San Francisco, CA 94105

Register: http://gitcc.eventbrite.com/

We are now only one week away from the first Silicon Valley Tweetup of 2010. Come join 200 other Twitter-inclined socialites for networking, drinks and fundraising for the Twitterkids of Tanzania.

The event will take place on January 20th in San Jose’s Santana Row from 6-9pm at the V-Bar inside Hotel Valencia. Drinks and food will be provided; all that is asked for is a $10 donation to the charity. A netbook and an iPod touch will also be raffled off to benefit the Twitterkids.

Shel Israel will be attending and signing copies of his newest book ‘TwittervilleHow Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods’. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with Shel in person and pick up a great Twitter resource.

You can RSVP for the event here, and connect with the event organizers Michael BritoJennifer Leggio, and Gabriel Carrejo on Twitter.

Be sure to come by and say hi!

Disclaimer: I work for FutureWorks, one of the sponsors of this month’s Silicon Valley Tweetup. I also regularly attend these tweetups, and have a great time.

By Miiko Mentz

The 2009 Crunchies award winners were revealed Friday night at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. This was the third annual Crunchies Awards ceremony put on by TechCrunch, along with its partners GigaOm and VentureBeat. For a third straight year Facebook took home the Best Overall Startup Or Product Of 2009 award. Mark Zuckerberg was on hand to accept the award:

Zuckerberg also sat down for an on-stage interview with TechCrunch Founder and Co-editor Michael Arrington. They discussed Internet privacy and how Facebook has been aggressive on that front. They talked about the future of Facebook Connect and Zuckerberg said that this year Facebook will focus on making it easier for users and developers to use Facebook Connect because “much more is going to be developed outside of Facebook then inside.”

Arrington asked Zuckerberg if Facebook will get more aggressive on acquisitions, in which Zuckerberg commented on the motivation behind Facebook’s past acquisitions. He said the acquisitions “have been primarily to get great people to join the company” and then he went on to talk about each. Watch the full interview here:

And one of my favorite parts of the evening was the Richter Scales performance. Their performance was highly entertaining and lots of fun:

Like last year’s Crunchies Awards, the evening ended with a celebration at the Crunchies Awards after party across the street at San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda. Check out the pictures from the ceremony and after party: Crunchies2009′s photostream.

To see all the nominees, runner-ups, and winners, head on over to TechCrunch; and to watch the recording of the Crunchies head on over to the Crunchies page or TechCrunch’s Crunchies Ustream channel.

Follow me on Twitter: @MiikoMentz

Disclosure: In addition to being a contributor to Bubblicious, I also work at FutureWorks. FutureWorks was the video sponsor for the Crunchies and I was part of the video crew for last night’s ceremony.

Related Links:
GigaOM: DropBox, Foursquare, Facebook Winners at The Crunchies
TechCrunch: The Crunchies Photo Gallery
VentureBeat: Crunchies: Google Voice is coming to the iPhone “one way or the other”
VentureBeat: Crunchies: Zynga’s Mark Pincus sees a future for socially-conscious virtual goods
Bubblicious: A night of reflection and celebration at TechCrunch’s 2nd annual Crunchies

By Miiko Mentz and Alison McNeill

Earlier this week, Alison and I attended and shot the video for Dave McClure’s Startup2Startup holiday party over at Automattic, makers of WordPress (btw, they have quite the kick-ass space over at Pier 38 in SF). The December Startup2Startup was not only a holiday party, but it was the “Roast of Robert Scoble.”

It was a lot of fun, so we thought we’d share the video that we did for Dave with our Bubblicious readers. You can watch the pre-roast interview below, but head on over to Startup2Startup’s YouTube channel to watch the entire roast (note: as of 6:30pm PST the videos of the roast were still uploading and probably won’t be available until later tonight).

In addition to the pre-roast video, you’ll definitely want to watch David Hornik’s video, which was played during his roast of Scoble. We loved it and it’s sure to entertain you, too. Check it out. But first here’s the pre-roast interview with Scoble:

RELATED POST: December 2: The *Real-Time* Holiday Roast of Robert Scoble (aka The 2009 Startup2Startup Holiday Party)

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