During a recent gathering of 100 or so beloved fellow geeks, I experienced the third installment of Lunch for Good. It was indeed an impressive group, as was the event, which was orchestrated by some of the best in the biz: Chris Heuer (Social Media Club) and Myles Weissleder (SF New Tech Meetup). I encourage you to watch the videos of those who presented on behalf of their groups, and to keep an eye out for what will follow in 2010.
Historic, it was. For it was there that I first met someone named Dom, learned about a book that I knew that I had to own (and consume) and because of that -- unknowingly at the time -- became one of the first people to officially make a payment using Square. I love it when that happens.
Fascinated by our conversation, and what @Dom was up to, I asked if I could interview him in the near future. So, after his return from iPhone DevCamp in Amsterdam, and a book tour stop in Seattle, we agreed to meet at Sightglass Coffee & Roastery.
There is much to elaborate on, about everything we discussed, and certainly about the book itself. So while this may be putting the cart before the horse, here's the video of the interview, followed by a shorter one of Dom showing us how Square works, step by step (real-time emailed receipt included):
More to come on this. In the meantime, you can buy a copy of 140 Characters, here.