|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:35 PM|
I have a couple of things to share with the group. There is a Summer Party for Web-related meetup groups next week, much like the big one that happens at holiday time. July 30, 7-10pm at the North Door. We're invited! Please use the link below to RSVP.
TAKE NOTE: RSVPs on Ticketbud are required: https://refreshaustin.ticketbud.com/summer-party
Also, as some of you may know, I have been accepted to the Stanford Knight Fellowship program. I'll be at Stanford for the academic year, working on a platform to train journalists how to code. Working with Hacks/Hackers and learning from all of you has contributed to my interest in this area, and I am very excited for this opportunity. I leave Austin on August 27 and will be gone through next June. I know... it's an odd thing to think about being away from Austin that long. But there will be visits and social media to keep me in touch.
I hope this group will continue in my absence, and I fully intend to be involved when I return. In the interim, I leave the group in the capable hands of others who have helped over our three year tenure - Christian McDonald and Ryan Murphy. We are also affiliated with Online News Association, headed up by Rob Quigley, so I hope that collaboration will continue. If you wish to help organize events or have ideas for speakers or topics, please get in touch with one of these folks. I'm sure they will welcome the help.
If you need to get in touch with me, I'm [address removed] or @cindyroyal. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer.