Berkeleyside’s inaugural Open Office takes place today, Wednesday May 11, 5:00-7:00pm. We’ll be upstairs at PIQ café, 91 Shattuck Avenue (between University and Addison) in downtown Berkeley.

Come meet the Berkeleyside team in the real world (well, those of us who are in town). We’ll have some delicious PIQ pizza squares on a first-come-first-serve basis. Grab yourself a coffee, and share your ideas with us. We will also be open to suggestions and constructive criticism. Bring story ideas, offers to write or take photographs — and tell us about the issues that matter to you in Berkeley.

For those who can’t join us at PIQ, we will be hosting concurrent on-line chat. Simply go to Berkeleyside and join the conversation in the live chat which will be streaming as our lead story.

RSVP on our Facebook Event page, or just turn up. We look forward to meeting you, on- or off-line.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...