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Net Tuesday Philly's first meeting

  • May 6, 2008 · 6:30 PM
  • This location is no longer available

Our inaugural meeting will begin gathering at 6:30 PM and Independents Hall (more info below), and we'll have networking opportunities before and after our two presentation/demonstrations:

  • Friends for Peace (, a project of the American Friends Service Committee (, will be discussed by its creators, Aaron Crosman and Mark Graham. Putting faces on the diverse majority of people who oppose the Iraq war, FoP won the best integrated online and off-line e-campaign award from the E-Philanthropy Foundation.
  • Ivan Boothe, who works with the Genocide Intervention Network will give an overview of how the group has used social networking in a variety of ways -- using Facebook to raise money, using MySpace to keep members engaged, and folding it all together to help create public pressure for anti-genocide legislation.

A couple of other notes about the meeting:

  • Independents Hall (, located at 32 S. Strawberry Street. Strawberry St. runs parallel to, and between, 2nd and 3rd Sts., and Indy Hall is just north of Chestnut (only a block from the 2nd Street Market-Frankford line station). There is on-street parking in the area and some parking lots on 2nd Street.
  • Eat and Drink. We?ll have some light refreshments, but please feel free to bring your own food or drink. (This will be an informal gathering.)
  • Invite others. Please pass this invitation on to others you think may be interested. We?d like most people to RSVP (for planning purposes), but feel free to just show up.
  • Future presenters. Please consider whether you, or somebody you know, would like to present at a future Net Tuesday Philly gathering. The idea is to share and learn from one another, and we?ll all benefit from hearing many different perspectives.
  • Sponsorship. We're committed to keeping these meetings free of charge to participants, so we're also looking for sponsors for future Meetups. At $150, sponsorship covers the cost of the space, plus refreshments and incidentals. We'll recognize sponsors by promoting them in our meeting materials, and by encouraging them to distribute their own materials at the meeting itself, as well as taking a few minutes to welcome attendees.

This meeting should be a lot of fun. Look forward to seeing you there.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have preferred more time for informal networking, especially at an initial meeting, and real beer. But the presentations did spark some ideas for me.

    May 7, 2008

  • Tim S.

    Very useful presentations: descriptive with opportunity to ask questions throughout getting into the techie nitty gritty. There was just enough time to network before and after with interesting people - I've already followed up with phonecalls and emails about a project or two. The meeting space was easy to get to and appropriate for the size. Nice, readable nametags, and good snacks! What more could a social justice techie want?

    May 7, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great start. Packed with alot of good info and presentations.

    May 7, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    We never did do our introductions. The presentation was a little weird. The presenter mainly informed us about the social network sites. I think that he was trying to convince us that these are important tactics or that these tactics work for certain issues and certain demographics (for raising the profile of an issue).

    May 7, 2008

  • Bob L.

    Considering it was the kick-off meeting, I think things went really well. The space was full - the presentations were well done, and it was fun to network with people with a shared interest using networks & collaboration to extend the impact of social change projects.

    May 7, 2008

  • Lily C.

    It was really cool. I didn't know what to expect (beer was great). I think both presentations were awesome! It was great to learn about what the AFSC did, but maybe we could have talked (oh wait, we still can!) a little bit about how to make something like that useful for small non profits. Or ideas for that sort of a project on a smaller scale so it would be more manageable.

    May 7, 2008

  • Meg R.

    It was great to be able to hear about what other organizations are doing and to be able to network with others. Great night!

    May 7, 2008

  • Jayma

    I missed the inaugural meeting and I would like to know what is the vision for this group and if any meeting notes will be posted. Tx

    May 6, 2008

  • Jim

    Good speakers. Made me think about web site design. Got some good ideas.

    May 6, 2008

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