Posted by Jay McCarthy, 12/19/03 at 12:33:55 PM.
Posted by j, 10/12/06 at 11:42:47 AM.

Every Thursday evening, unless otherwise noted, we have meetings for weblog writers at 7 PM at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge MA. Map.

The purpose: to provide a forum for technophiles, explore blogging and related technology, answer questions, give demos, talk about new stuff, etc.

Our group is open to the public. Meetings begin at 7 pm. Although we appreciate promptness, many people drift in between 7 pm and 7:30 pm. We don’t meet on major holidays (like Thanksgiving) and may cancel a meeting on short notice in the case of very severe weather.

We began in 2003 as a support group for people blogging on Harvard’s new blog server and have morphed out of that into discussions about all sorts of technology. Mostly, it’s Web-based stuff and seems to often be what some people call Web 2.0 kinds of things (RSS & XML feeds, aggregators, social networking software, wikis, Internet filtering, spam, search engines, etc.). Basically, whatever our group members are interested in, we discuss.

We have people from all levels of tech knowledge, too. Several of our members are programmers and developers who do consulting on the side. We get a lot of people who are new to blogging who might need some quick help with something. Even though our group is based at Harvard, only a few members actually have any ties to the university. We’re very informal.

The meetings last between one and two hours. After the meeting we like to go out to dinner. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you next Thursday—and every Thursday. And if you can’t come, tune into the webcast and hop on the IRC channel at irc://irc.freenode.net/berkmanbloggroup to learn what’s happening in the room. [Webcasting and IRC chat are on indefinite hiatus.]

If you’d like to contact the group or suggest an agenda item, comment on the blog or write to harvard-weblog-support-owner @ yahoogroups.com. If you’re an active member of the group and would like to contribute regularly to this weblog, let us know.

Join our discussion list for more information about the group, to learn about related activities, and to participate in a forum about technology. We reserve the right to ban people who spam us.

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