Full disclosure, breakfast meetings are my favorite. Something about sitting down to comfort food in a day that has not yet been tarnished that causes me to go into breakfast meetings with an off-the-charts positivity. All of this is to say, I was probably particularly receptive to new concepts when Jessica Toney, Product Manager here at Epic River, and I sat down with Todd Gentry, the Director of Software Development for D+H, at a cool little breakfast joint in Portland.
The conversation started easily and meandered from Todd's funny parking situation (he drives a BIG car in a decidedly small car town) to my endless list of parenting failures and then on to technology trends (we're all giant nerds). It's not an uncommon path as Todd and I get together every month for a very open conversation. It is the kind of open conversation that only comes with a mutual respect formed after years of working together.