Good People Dinners

Lohika Good People Dinner (San Francisco)


Good People Dinners are all about inspiration, community and friendships. Meals are served family style, for 30 to 40 people at a time. This exclusive, invitation-only dinner took place on February 24, 2022 in San Francisco.

Meet with CEOs, founders and product/engineering leaders from our community: clients, partners and friends from Twilio, Airbnb, Pagerduty, Pinterest, Okta, Uber and other leading companies.

Special Guest and Speaker

Our friend Ben Nelson is the CEO and founder of the Minerva Project and Minerva University, the most selective university on earth. In a few short years, graduating student outcomes have surpassed those of America’s Ivy League schools.  

How did Ben transition from a photo-sharing company, Snapfish, the 127th to market photo-sharer, to a 21st century tech-enabled residential university?

Snapfish succeeded through a relentless focus on the end-user, which was not received wisdom at the time.  How did the Snapfish product philosophy contribute to the success of The Minerva Project?  

How does Minerva University serve students around the world now, and how are they transforming the university experience everywhere?  

And how might this suite of learnings relate to providing software building services in a global marketplace?

About Our Chef

Our chef is Brian Camilo Fernando, executive chef and proprietor at 1601 Bar & Kitchen in San Francisco.


Attire is relaxed and informal. If you’re a vegetarian or have other dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know.

Food & Beverage

  • 6:00 – 6:45       Cocktails
  • 6:45 – 8:30       Family style feast
  • 8:30 – 9:30       “Popcorn conversation” over dessert


  • 6:45 – 6:55       Introduction by Lohika
  • 6:55 – 7:15       Speaker presentation


What a wonderful dinner! Here are some highlights from the evening:


Here are some photos from the evening.

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