We’re going to take a quick break this week since there are a few other events going on. In the meantime you should check out the other events going on this week! Speaker Lunch will be having Paul Anthony (creator of Rumblefish) speak at Iovino’s from noon to 1pm on Thursday. Lunch is provided but will cost around $8, the event itself is free.
Later that night, Young Professionals of Corvallis will be hosting an event at Reser Stadium, Loge Level at 4pm. Join them for drinks, tasty appetizers, networking and some words of wisdom from Men’s Basketball Head Coach Craig Robinson. Afterwards the group will be going to the Men’s Basketball game against WSU. Free tickets are no longer available but you can still purchase them to attend the game.
Our next Beer and Blog will be next week on January 21st at Fireworks Restaurant & Bar from 5-7PM. We’ll be having our first topic going over how to start your blog. We’ll discuss how to setup a Blogger site along with setting up WordPress. There probably won’t be enough time to go over all of the steps, but we’ll try to cover the basics at least. Make sure you bring a laptop so we can even help get you started on the spot! Wireless is available there, but it is locked with a key.
Fireworks was also kind enough to provide a pizza and beer special for us! They’ll have $3 pints and all you can eat pizza for $5. Thanks Ocean for setting that up!
Post by Loyan Roylance
Good things are coming out Corvallis Beer and Blog after just one meeting! One of the many cool people I met at the first Beer and Blog in Corvallis was Naomi Hirsch, a Program Coordinator for Community Outreach and Education Core at the Environmental Health Sciences Center, OSU. She mentioned a blog project that that she was working on for Educare-Africa, a non-profit organization committed to improving living and learning conditions for the students and teachers in Cameroon. Educare-Africa is based in Albany and was founded by its President, Pavla Zakova-Laney in 2000 after three years of service as a Peace Corps teacher in Cameroon.
I suggested that Educare-Africa’s move their entire site to a blog and offered to help set up. I can always use some positive karma. The new site at http://educareafrica.blogspot.com/ was born about a week later. It’s still a work in progress but the framework is all set up for Pavla to transfer her old content and start posting new content without writing any code. Behold the power of blogs! The plan is to upload the hundred of photos she has from Cameroon to a photo sharing host like Flickr or Picasa and plug it into the blog. And perhaps add some other features that help Educare-Africa become better connected with partners and donors (ideas are welcome).
I’m really excited about the Beer and Blog group in Corvallis. It definitely has a different personality from the existing technology and business networking events around town. Perhaps it’s the beer. Actually, I’m pretty sure the beer has something to do with it. I love helping people with blogging almost as much as I like blogging so I’m really looking forward
to being a part of Corvallis Beer and Blog. Thanks to Lance for getting it together and giving us the chance to create something like the Educare-Africa blog. Corvallis bloggers rock!
Loyan Roylance (@loyan)