TechLunch History

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TechLunch History

WOPM TechLunch was a weekly lunch for Internet/technology folks in Atlanta. It met at a different restaurant every Wednesday at one PM, and was inspired by a group in California with the same name (I think the CA group was originally founded by Strick?)

Restaurants and Dates

Original TechLunch

Jason Gerry founds TechLunch. This is not a complete list of lunches.


  • 26 March: Hunan Palace, Ponce
  • 2 April: La Fonda Latina, Peachtree Rd.


  • 8 April: Rio Bravo Cantina, Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
  • 15 April: La Fonda Latina, Roswell Road
  • 22 April: Kudzu Cafe, Peachtree Rd.
  • 29 April: Chequers, Hammond Dr.
  • 11 Nov: Rock Bottom Brewery, Peachtree/Piedmont


  • 9 June: East Village Grille, Buckhead Ave.
  • 23 June: Rock Bottom Brewery, Peachtree Rd.
  • 30 June: The Vortex, Moreland Ave.
  • 29 Sept: Burrito Art, Glenwood Ave.
  • 27 Oct: Highlander, Monroe Dr.

First Resurrection

Chris Farris resurrects TechLunch for three lunches in early 2001.


  • 21 Feb: El Azteca, Peachtree St.

Second Resurrection

Robbie Honerkamp resurrects TechLunch for a series of lunches in late 2008.


  • 3 Sep: El Azteca, Peachtree St.
  • 10 Sep: La Fonda Latina, Roswell Rd.
  • 17 Sep: Phuket Thai, Buford Hwy.
  • 24 Sep: Havana Sandwich Shop, Buford Hwy.
  • 1 Oct: Pho #1, Buford Hwy.
  • 8 Oct: Willy's Mexicana Grill, Howell Mill Rd.
  • 22 Oct: Panahar Bangladeshi, Buford Hwy. (part of GCIV's Dine Out for International Understanding event)
  • 29 Oct: Bangkok Thai, Piedmont Ave.
  • 12 Nov: El Azteca, Peachtree St.
  • 26 Nov: Hae Woon Dae BBQ, Buford Hwy

Third Resurrection

Jason Gerry gets the band back together.


  • 24 Oct: La Fonda Latina, Ponce

Fourth Resurrection

Your name here! Do it!

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In Atlanta


Surprisingly, there is a tech community outside of Atlanta, contrary to popular belief!

  • Pub Standards: Active in London (UK), Dublin (IE), and Lancaster (US-PA). Pub Standards site

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