San Mateo open house

February 27th, 2008 by Merrilee

On February 15th, we had an open house at the OCLC offices in San Mateo. It was about time.

  • We moved in October
  • We spent a lot of November and December getting settled in, finishing all of the “little things” (like building conference rooms!)
  • January was a blur, with ALA and other trips taking up a lot of RLG Programs attention
  • In February, our Research Scientist Dublin-based Programs and Research colleagues were visiting, so, it was time to invite the neighbors, raise a glass, and toast our accomplishments (and our new building).

Here are some photos of our shindig. The weather was great, although we can hardly take credit for that.

Our balcony
Our Balcony

Jeff Ubois, Stu Weibel, Brewster Kahle, and Thom Hickey
Jeff Ubois, Stu Weibel, Brewster Kahle, and Thom Hickey

Food (and good company) draws a crowd
Food draws a crowd

We’ve decided (retrospectively) to dub this the first Bay Area ultra-un-conference. We challenge the California Digital Library, Berkeley, Stanford, or others to offer up the next opportunity. Any takers?

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2 Responses to “San Mateo open house”

  1. Musematic » OCLC open house and LACASIS social tagging workshops Says:

    [...] at their new location in San Mateo. The location itself is beautiful – surrounded by parks and the world’s largest balcony connected to the offices. While I was there, I had a number of fascinating [...]

  2. skg046 Says:

    Sounds like an excellent idea! Implementation in the current landscape might be complex, though. :P