Wednesday, August 03, 2011
iReport in real life

One of the many ways we’re celebrating iReport's fifth birthday is through a worldwide series of meetups. The festivities got off to a delightful, and delicious, start on Tuesday in Sri Lanka. Longtime iReporter Shari Atukorala went all out and decorated her home with iReport banners, flashing lights, and a cake with iReport's original logo. She also recruited three enthusiastic new iReporters.

 

 

Her faithful dog Smokey – a bit of a legend in the iReport community – was also part of the festivities.

 

 

We also had a bit of a family reunion with original iReport producer Tyson Wheatley, who's now a Senior Editor with CNN.com International in Hong Kong. Our team video chatted with Tyson and several Hong Kong iReporters during their Link meetup at a gorgeous high-rise nightclub. Our colleagues in the London bureau got to hang out with iReporters at the Tate Modern museum.

 

It was a big night in the U.S., too. iReporters took over Texas with simultaneous meetups in Dallas, Austin and Houston and there were also get-togethers in Denver, Colorado, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

We are excited that so many iReporters have gotten to meet in real life, but we're nowhere near done yet. There are still dozens of meetups scheduled all over the world throughout the month of August.

 

If you want to attend a meetup, go to meetup.com/CNNiReport to RSVP or start a new community in your town.

7 Comments
August 4, 2011
Click to view sunethra's profile

oh! ohhhhhhhhhhh! look at ole Smokey bones, isn't he a darling?

August 4, 2011
Click to view sunethra's profile

Thank you David... I enjoyed celebrating CNN ireport's 5th Birthday, as I seldom get to do things like this (fun stuff) thanks also for calling and Wishing me and the rest of the irepoters a Happy Birthday...  Hurrah! to all ireporters and its Team members.

August 4, 2011
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I told you shari. Smokey should do the entertainment. Hahaha.

August 4, 2011
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oh! yes you told me... I remember!!! ole Smokes is pleased as Punch today.... as he is on the Blog....

August 6, 2011
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wow sunethra you are have a great soul¡¡¡¡

August 6, 2011
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Hi Larena, how are you?  I sure wish you could have joined me in SL for my meet up.

 

today its very cold here.... and I am shivering....  and ole smokes cares a butter bean for me.... he is nicely curled up on my bed and snoring away his cares....

August 9, 2011
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Me and my friend are trying to put a stop to the F.E.D.S using our freedom and what little funds we have to support programs that seige and re - sell peoples personal property using federal guns and agents actting like bitchs that run in packs straight at you with federal wind breakers looking like the suburbs on a jogging spree. Cause , we actually don't like guns. Why , the fuck do the FEDS want to put nuns , I mean guns in our spot over free oatmeal and soda pop. Ya'll ain't got shit.                                                                                2000 B.G.   

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