At Berkeleyside's first open office, held last May: (l to r) Caley Concannon, Emunah Hauser, Frances Dinkelspiel, Wendy Cohen and Rodney Brooks, Chief of Staff for Supervisor Keith Carson. Photo: Tracey Taylor

On the evening of Thursday April 26, Berkeleyside will hold its second “Open Office” at Pane Italiano Qualita (more commonly known as PIQ) in downtown Berkeley.

We held our inaugural Open Office on May 11 2011 and had a swell time. We drank coffee, ate delicious slices of pizza and talked. Ideas were thrown around, suggestions made, concepts discussed. Several of the people who showed up to chat and chow have since become regular Berkeleyside contributors. Others are valuable tipsters for stories. Still others became sponsors and advertisers. We answered questions and heard about what you wanted to see more of from Berkeleyside. Most importantly, we got to know one another. Berkeleyside is a communtity endeavor above all, fueled by collaboration.

So join us, for 10 minutes or an hour. Bring friends and partners, kids and appendages. Let us know you can make and keep updated on the event on the Berkeleyside Open Office Facebook events page.

When: Thursday April 26, 5:00-7:00pm.

Where: We’ll be upstairs at PIQ café, 91 Shattuck Avenue (between University and Addison) in downtown Berkeley.

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, visit Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

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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...