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Gail Ann Williams
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The spectacular two week Bruce Sterling "state of the world" conversation is in the final week.. it's practically wearing me out with ideas I want to delve into. I read the latest each morning and ruminate for hours on surveillance culture, the future of literature (let alone science fiction) , cyber punks in government...
http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/473/Bruce-Sterling-and-Jon-Lebkowsky-page01.html   
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Thursday we're pouring "My Funky Valentine," my sour collaboration beer I did with Bison Brewing for SFBeer Week one last time...  at Bobby G's Pizza on University Ave in Berkeley. Steve and I will be there at 6:00 along with the Bison Brewing gang.   It's not far from Berkeley BART. Come on by.  (And one more happy link to the nice notes for this beer by Jason Henry in the SF Weekly) This has been a great experience.
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Moved my "who am i" website that I had hand-coded years ago over to a Wordpress host to brush up on my site-making experience, and of course I then spent several hours trying to customize it to strip it of all the Wordpress attributes.  Still in progress, but I think the URL can safely go on a business card now. Feedback please!      #ironic   #consulting  
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I'm so proud of my pro-am collaboration organic sour beer created with Bison Brewing!   Tonight is the first night to try "My Funky Valentine" -- a limited batch beer I modified with my crack team of Brettanomyces cultures...  here's more deets:   http://beerbybart.com/2013/02/07/sour-beer-collaboration-with-bison-brewing-meet-my-funky-valentine/

please tell your beer-geeky friends to give it a try!
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Introduction
Doing things with direct simple passion:
mountain & wilderness travel
urban exploration & online adventure
photography
trying to get people to a state of win-win

Doing things inside out: political satire

Doing things backwards: first becoming a certified beer judge, then homebrewing sour ales, then learning to make sourdough bread from flour, water, salt ... and the wild spirits of the air.

Education
  • UC Berkeley
Work
Occupation
Community and content consultant: until recently I managed The WELL, one of the longest running and most interesting online discussion communities.
Employment
  • Online Community Consulting
    Community strategy/writing, present
    Community strategy, digital conversation, community created content, subscription revenue, collaboration. Ideas, plans, problem solving. Also engaged in passionate freelance writing and photography.
  • Salon.com - where I continued to manage The WELL
    Director of Communities: the magical forums at www.well.com, 1999 - 2012
  • The WELL, (when it was part of Salon.com)
    Conferencing Manager, then Executive Director, 1991 - 1999
  • The Plutonium Players (Satire troupe responsible for Ladies Against Women in the 80's)
    Administrator and Troupe Member
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Female
Other names
fotogail