The next Social Tech group meetup was scheduled for tomorrow. Based on the Facebook event responses it seems that it would be a very small turn-out, so we’ve postponed until Tues 17 June.
The theme will be a continuation of the discussion that kicked off at the dinner with Beth Kanter on the idea of “participation journeys” and how we can move online action into the offline realm – which seems especially difficult in Australia.
The meetup will happen at 6pm – 8pm at The Rose Hotel in Chippendale.
A week and a bit ago I had the good fortune to attend the Web Standards Group meetup with guest speakers Richard Ishida and José Manuel Alonso, both from the W3C.
Over the jump are my notes from the session…
For the past 12 months or some friends of mine from the NGO web world and I have been meeting up for an informal get-together every month or two to chat about the web and social change.
The group has been growing as friends have been invited and word of mouth has worked its magic, but at the last meetup there was a bit of a discussion about expanding the network and spreading the word a bit further.
In Sydney, the group will be meeting the first Tuesday of each month at The Rose in Chippendale (on Cleveland Street, near City Road). That means the next meetup is on Tuesday night (6pm kick-off in the front bar). The topic this month is “Social media and government”.
If you’re working for an NGO or on a project related to social change and the web, or interested in meeting folks who are, come down and join us there.
(We’re in the process of creating a blog to announce meetings and extend the discussions beyond the Facebook group – I’ll post more on that once it’s up and running.)