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NO MEETING Tonight, Cool Event Friday

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I’m still sick, and j is not available to lead this week’s meeting, so with my extreme apologies, I’m canceling blog group for this week.

However! You can still get your weekly dose of Berkman & geeky socialization, by joining the greater Berkman community Friday evening for Information Superhighway:

Harvard Free Culture and the Internet Company LLC Proudly Presents…

INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY ONE
A Gathering Of Boston Tech Like It’s 1997
October 24, 2008, 8 pm – Midnight
Berkman Squared, 50 Church Street, Cambridge MA

Boston is full of cool Internet people. Why aren’t they meeting each other?

INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY is Boston’s monthly party gathering hackers, activists, artists, designers, nonprofits, startups, academics and general geekery to hang out and connect with one another.

*No agenda, no networking, no presentations. Just free beverages, food, ideas and cool people.
*Best of all the price is free, like your first 1000 hours of AOL.
*Extra Beenz For Wearing Some Vintage Web 1.0 Gear

With Featured Guests and Organizations:
– Jonathan Zittrain (Berkman Center) (http://futureoftheinternet.org/) (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu <http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/>)
– Mel Chua, SJ Klein, Seth Woodworth (OLPC) (http://laptop.org/)
– Beth Coleman and Kevin Driscoll (Comparative Media Studies, MIT) (http://cms.mit.edu/)
– Nate Aune and Jon Pierce (Betahouse) (*http://tinyurl.com/42w4pt)
*- Christina Xu (MIT Media Lab, extrACT Project)
– Diana Kimball  dianakimball.com <http://dianakimball.com>)
– Steve Garfield (Boston Media Makers) (http://bostonmediamakers.wordpress.com/about/)
– The Barbarian Group (http://www.barbariangroup.com/)
– Brett Stilwell (Pecha Kucha Boston) (http://pechakuchaboston.org/blog/about/)
– Alec Resnick (Nublabs) (http://www.nublabs.org/)

TechCocktail Boston tonight

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Tonight, blog group’s time slot conflicts with Tech Cocktail Boston, which many of our members like to attend. We recommend that you take advantage of this exciting event. RSVP early because it fills up quickly!

Upcoming meetings & events:

  • July 31: We’ll think of something awesome.
  • August 7: Berkman needs the conference room so let’s plan an excursion.
  • At some point, we should take advantage of Berkman’s RockBand set and have a music party in lieu of a normal meeting.
  • It’s getting to be time to have another dim sum gathering, too…
  • See the Berkman Calendar for other upcoming Berkman stuff.
  • Feel free to publicize related events here! Let Erica or j know, comment, or add them yourself if you have an editor account.

Tonight: Boston Pops picnic

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Instead of a meeting, let’s gather at outside the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade (near Charles St. station) to watch the Pops rehearse their 4th of July concert. Bring your picnic blanket, your own meal, and if you like snacks to share.

The latest word is that the concert itself isn’t going to start til around 8:30, but that the earlier the better in terms of getting there.

Look for j when you arrive – Erica has had something come up and won’t be able to be there.

  • July 19 & 20: PodCamp Boston at Harvard Medical School
  • August 7: Berkman needs the conference room so let’s plan an excursion.
  • See the Berkman Calendar for other upcoming Berkman stuff.
  • Feel free to publicize related events here! Let Erica or j know, comment, or add them yourself if you have an editor account.

No meeting tonight, but gather for dinner

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Berkman has an event this afternoon which is ending in a reception in the conference room, so we’re not holding blog group tonight. However, if folks want to show up at Berkman at 7, catch the end of the reception, and then head out to grab dinner & socialize, let’s do that! I’ll be here, and I’ve heard from a couple other folks that they may be as well. We’ll try to update this post to show where we go for food once we leave.

Tonight’s also longtime blog group member Jared Dunn’s last Thursday in town, and I believe he’s planning to join us for dinner, so come bid him farewell as he heads out of town to pursue his LocalProgress project in his hometown in Illinois.

Upcoming meetings & events of interest:

Dim sum, Sunday (9/23), 11 a, Chau Chow City

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Since we’re Internet aficionados and procrastinators, let’s celebrate OneWebDay today by going for dim sum tomorrow.

Chau Chow City
Sunday, 9/23
11 a

We’ll be joining another group of folks, so RSVPs are especially appreciated, but not absolutely necessary.

What are blog group dim sum outings? How do I get to Chau Chow City?

Dim Sum w/ Dave Winer, Sunday (2/25), 1 p, Chau Chow City

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Remember how we used to go for dim sum? Dave Winer, our group’s founder, is in town and would like us to gather in his honor on Sunday, 2/25, at 1 pm at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street, Chinatown, Boston.

Dave set up a wiki page where we can RSVP. While RSVPing is not necessary, it does help us get a big enough table and find people at the restaurant.

We can celebrate the Chinese New Year while we’re at it, too.

What are blog group dim sum outings?

Dim Sum w/ Dave Winer, Sunday (2/25), 1 p, Chau Chow City …

Celebration of political bloggers, Monday 10/30

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Please join us for a celebration of bloggers, honoring the citizen journalists chronicling the Massachusetts 2006 governor’s race.

What: Blogging the Vote in 2006: A Celebration of Political Bloggers
When: Monday, October 30, 5pm
Where: Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, Second Floor

With each election cycle of the 21st century, more and more citizen journalists have been getting in on the act of covering campaigns and
the stories that swirl around them. The race for governor of
Massachusetts in 2006 has been covered by dozens of bloggers — as well as by journalists who are writing blogs in addition to their video, audio, and print stories in mainstream media outlets. The role that these citizen journalists are playing has been the topic of intense interest among pundits, academics, candidates, and their campaigns alike. One thing is for certain: these citizen journalists, and mainstream journalists experimenting with new media, should be celebrated for their role in making public the discussion about who should be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Please join us at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society for a
celebration to honor all those who have been blogging the vote here in
Massachusetts in 2006. Whatever party, perspective, or new medium you
call your own, or however you get your news about this election, we’d
love to meet you and raise a glass to all those whose hard work has been making the 2006 campaign here in Massachusetts more vibrant and exciting than ever before.

Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can be sure there’s plenty of snacks & drinks for all .

Dim Sum, Sunday (4/23), 10:30 am, Chau Chow City

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Our blogging buddies Wendy and Joey will be in town this weekend, so to celebrate, we’re going for dim sum at 10:30 am at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street, in Chinatown.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, ye mateys, family, Canadians, etc., etc., are welcome to join us.

If you can join us, please comment below or pass me a yummylittleyellowswirlythingie.

learn more about dim sum

Dim Sum, Sunday (4/23), 10:30 am, Chau Chow City …

Dim Sum: Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 pm, Chau Chow City

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Sure, we always talk about dim sum, but we never seem to do it anymore. Let’s try to fix that: Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 pm, Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street, Chinatown.

Comment below or ping j to express an interest in those yummy little yellow swirlie thingies Chinese treats.

More info & directions

Dim Sum, 9/25, Chau Chow City

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Wee ha!

In what will probably be a futile attempt to connect with people in town for this weekend’s gigantic blog event, Wendy and Joey’s wedding, I’m calling for a dim sum outing on Sunday, September 25, at 1 pm at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street, Chinatown. Friends, Romans, countrymen, ye mateys, family, etc., etc., can hoist their sails with ya. And if ya don’t come, you’d best we walkin’ the plank, now, ya landlubber. AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

If you can join us, please comment below or pass me a yummylittleyellowswirlythingie.

Afterward, enjoy some Apple Crisp, since they play from 3 to 7 at Faneuil Hall.

learn more about dim sum

Geez, looking back, we only went out for dim sum like twice last year. Didn’t we used to do this all the time? What happened with that? We need to have more fun! Aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

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