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First Thursday Meeting Updates

Updated monthly

First Thursday meetings

On the First Thursday of each month I try to be online for an hour. It's a chance for friends and contacts, old and new, to drop in for a chat (a typed chat). It's very informal. People drop in as it suits them, so we don't have a set agenda. We share what we've been doing, introduce people to each other, explore areas of overlapping interest and so on. Sometimes we settle on a specific topic to explore in detail - it all depends on who turns up. (More about First Thursdays, which have been running each month since 2007.)

How it usually works

There is no pre-registration, but the software does limit how many people can attend. So far there has always been room for everyone. If you have any problems accessing First Thursday please let me know

The chatroom remains open all month - You're welcome to go to the First Thursday link at any time during the month. Introduce yourself and then add your news.

Don't be put off if you are the only person in the chat room. I visit during the month to see what is written.

Next meeting

Blogging about it.

I need someone to review the conversation each month and blog about it. Then we'd get the unfolding stories of the people and their projects and their advice-sharing in an easy-to-read form (similar to the way we've told the unfolding story of Fantsuam Foundation thanks to weekly online typed meetings and Frances' blogs and Nikki's blogs) If this might interest you please contact me.

Meetings in 2013 and early 2014

Sadly all the links below were broken during a system failure in January 2014, and subsequent upgrade. I hope to be able to restore them at some point.

Archive 2012, 2011and earlier

During 2012 and 2011 each meeting held on an etherpad links back to the previous two months and forward to the next one, so you can quickly find your way backwards and forwards through the year - starting in the middle:

Earlier meetings 2007-2010 were held in the Minciu Sodas chatroom until Andrius Kulikauskas had to close it through lack of income. We moved First Thursday to Skype, as a temporary solution but it was not sufficently inclusive for our needs. Archives from before 2011 are scattered around the Internet - some easier to find than others.

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