GimpGirl Community at The San Francisco Online Community Report August Meetup

Tomorrow, August 26th at 7pm Pacific is the free monthly gathering of online community managers, enthusiasts, and innovators to meet and discuss tools and strategies for building and managing effective communities.

Liz Henry will be representing GimpGirl Community as the August guest speaker. GimpGirl has been doing online community since 1998 as a means to connect, support, and make positive impact in the lives of women with disabilities with an active presence on a number of social media platforms including the virtual world of Second Life. Liz will discuss the process of building and sustaining a growing community, meeting the needs of users, and strategies for managing community on multiple sites. Her talk will kick-off an informal discussion on managing and supporting online communities in all forms.

Speaker Bio: Liz Henry is a producer and developer at BlogHer, the award-winning aggregation, syndication and advertising network for women bloggers, and is on the advisory board of GimpGirl. She has been writing online since 1990, drafted the Common Public Attribution License for SocialText, and has been a key figure in organizing BarCampBlock, WoolfCamp, the Tiptree Awards and Wiki Wednesday. She has been a wheelchair user on and off for fifteen years, and is a proud member of the Secret Feminist Cabal.

Hope to see you there! They will also be streaming the event live on justin.tv and you can also follow the action on Twitter #ocrsf .

You can RSVP for this event here: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Online-Community-Report/calendar/10938416/

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About Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole (SL: JennyLin Arashi) is a founding member and Director of the GimpGirl Community. Jennifer is also a research associate in the Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab at Ryerson University. She has worked with Oregon Public Health to create state policy recommendations around women with disabilities and sexual health. Jennifer currently resides in Washington State. She is an invited speaker and author on topics such as disability, social media, technology and sexuality.