Here's the serendipitous part: how I found out about this seminar is exactly why social sharing is so powerful. I received an email from a colleague of mine who forwarded me the *Events your friends are attending and picks just for you* email-wondering if we knew about and or were going to a STEM event at Wheelock College. I then signed up for the STEM-ED event as well as joined the waitlist for the Pinterest event. I didn't have to wait long; within a few hours I was notified that I could claim my spot since there had been a cancellation.
There were thirteen of us participating in this seminar held at WorkBar on Atlantic Avenue in Boston. Located in the basement of the building pictured on the left is a community workspace which business professionals rent out for this type of event. The WorkBar work space is so ultra modern and hip that if I didn't know better I would have thought I'd stepped through a portal to Cambridge.
Lisa Kalner began the discussion by having each of us introduce ourselves and include how we currently use Pinterest and what we hoped to learn at this seminar.
I introduced myself and said I had opened a Pinterest account a couple months ago but only had one board and one pin. I came to the seminar to learn the value of Pinterest with the ultimate goal of utilizing it as a business tool to drive traffic to my blog. I did a couple of live tweets from the event: