Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Toronto West End Web – Raising An Online Community Wednesday August 19th from 10am-noon

Text by Paul Reynolds


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For the last two months, Junction-based design and marketing company Totally Spun has hosted networking events in the neighbourhood. In June a general meet-up of web savvy and web curious residents alike was held at Crema Coffee Co., and in July a meet-up of local artists interested in online organizing happened at Wise Daughters Craft Market. (Links to the recaps for each of these events are below)

On Wednesday August 19th from 10am-noon, the third monthly meet-up will happen at Gingerbread House Family Cafe (2790 Dundas Street West). This month's meet-up is geared toward the established online community of parents and family in the Junction. Breaking the tradition of evening meetings, this 10am-noon meet-up will give local parents and their kids – who aren't always available after the dinner hour – an opportunity to come out to a family friendly environment and talk about online organizing, web and social media.

Co-organizer of this month's event Irina from The Junction Parents Blog will share some of the successful efforts the established online parent community has used in the past to get it where it is today, leading to an open discussion of ideas for carrying forward that momentum. Totally Spun owner Paul Reynolds will be on hand to advise on specific technologies and services and to facilitate the event.

Parents and their kids from around the Junction and surrounding neighbourhoods are welcome, as well as non-parents interested in organizing families on our corner of the net or anyone wanting to learn from this community's successes so-far.

WHAT: West End Web: Junction Parents
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19th 10am – noon
WHERE: Gingerbread House Family Cafe (2790 Dundas Street West at Indian Grove)

Totally Spun is a Junction-based business specializing in web design, development, online promotion and social media. Totally spun is the host of the monthly West End Web events.http://totallyspun.com

Junction Parents Blog is a local family oriented blog at the heart of the neighbourhood's online community and co-organizer of this month's event. http://junction-parents.blogspot.com

Gingerbread House Cafe is a new restaurant in the neighbourhood providing a family-friendly atmosphere and home style cooking. They graciously donated the use of their space for this month's event. http://gingerbreadcafe.ca

Recap of July's event: http://totallyspun.com/2009/08/10/west-end-web-arts/
Recap of June's event: http://totallyspun.com/2009/06/18/west-end-web-recap/

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