A previous Berkeleyside Open Office, held at PIQ in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor

Berkeleyside will be holding Open Office hours on Thursday May 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at NextSpace in downtown Berkeley.

Berkeleyside readers can meet the Berkeleyside team, share ideas, grab a beer, and generally have a social time. Bring story ideas, berate us for what you feel we could do better, and tell us about the issues that matter to you in Berkeley. Hopefully many of our regular contributors — writers, photographers, designers and more — will be able to come, so you get to meet them too.

Berkeleyside was conceived as an online forum as much as an online newspaper and your input adds incalculable value to our coverage and our site.

We held our first Open Office three years ago and vowed to repeat the event about once a month. Well, that didn’t quite work out. We held one in 2012 and have just been too plain busy to have even thought about holding one since then. Hopefully we can improve on the frequency of these fun gatherings in future!

As many of the Berkeleyside team that can make it will be there next week to say hello and chat in the flesh.

RSVP on our Open Office event page, or just turn up. We look forward to meeting you off-line.

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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...