Hi Kids. Just a quick note to anyone in the Bay area who might be interested in the Assignment Zero project we launched last week. My esteemed (and I mean that, I esteem him highly) colleague David Cohn will be hosting a meet-and-greety kind of thing at a San Francisco watering hole. Here's details, lifted from David's blog:
It’s time for an Assignment Zero meetup.
I’m in San Francisco this week! On Thursday (March 22) I’m going to stop in at Wired Magazine’s office to try and drag as many people from the editorial staff as possible to a bar: 21st Amendment at 563 2nd Street San Francisco, CA 94107. I’ll be on the second floor starting at 4pm and I’ll hang around until 8pm — so there will be plenty of time to come and chat about what you want to cover for Assignment Zero, what crowdsourcing means for the future, how journalism can adapt to an evolving age and geek out in general.
As Steve Fox will surely tell you — a pub is where journalists get the real work done.
It’s amazing what can be accomplished over the Internet. But it’s even more amazing when people who collaborate over the Web meet in person to talk about how we can move forward. If you are a member of Assignment Zero or are just curious about it — please come. I’d love to chat.