Network Weaving: Have Lunch, Add Twitter
How's this for network weaving? Last week, I wrote about how getting together for lunch with SCI Fall River partner Wendy Garf-Lipp led to her leading a canning workshop for Woburn residents. Today Wendy shared this anecdote of how the workshop led to a neat new re-connection for her: "My former first and fourth grade student from Providence was visiting her boyfriend in Woburn, saw your tweet and came to the workshop without knowing it was me. Turns out Hannah works for Farm Fresh RI and is doing very similiar work that we are doing in Fall River with Partners. We have now connected and will be meeting to see where our work intersects."
A great example of how we like to blend in-person activities and social media to connect people! Taking the time for a lunch with Wendy led to this canning workshop, then it was a tweet that got her back in touch with a former student. Sounds like Hannah has some shared interests with Wendy, and they may find some opportunities for collaboration. Yet without her happening to read my tweet, this connection wouldn't have been made. Chalk another one up for Twitter!