To kick off our CODEX Hackathon on Friday evening, we threw a soirée and pop-up gallery at GitHub headquarters where almost 200 literary, library and tech folk mingled together before getting together the next day to hack.
GitHub’s headquarters is a beautifully decorated warehouse in SoMa, one of the most stunning offices in San Francisco. The first floor resembles a bar more than an office. That night — thanks to work Kathy Jaller, Craig Reyes and Rachel Myers — we transformed the space into a gallery.
Thanks to publishers and literary goods folks, we had a schwag table filled with T-shirts, totes, socks and pouches from Out of Print and temporary tattoos from Litographs. We had open bar with literary cocktails and a buffet that included yummy dumplings from Shanghai Dumpling King (highly recommended for catered events)
And this being a publishing soiree, of course we had a literary cocktail menu.
- Tequila Mockingbird: Z Blanco Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Topo Chico, Salt
- Catcher in the Rye: Bulleit Rye, Angostura Bitters, Fine White Sugar
- Vermouth the Bell Tolls: Dry Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth, Shake, Served Up
- Margarita Atwood: 3 Caballos Blanco, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Salt, Served Up
With a lovely menu.
Best of all, Margaret Atwood retweeted the literary cocktail menu!