I'm pleased to announce a new Ruby Users Group for folks north of
   San Francisco (or who like to go to Sebastopol, CA): the [1]North
   Bay Ruby Users Group with a first meeting on February 15th, 2007
   at 7:30pm. O'Reilly has graciously offered us their meeting space,
   so we'll be holding the meetings at the office in [2]Sebastopol,
   CA ([3]directions). The initial schedule for meetings is the third
   Thursday of each month, but we can have a discussion about whether
   other times work better at the first meeting. If you're interested
   in learning more, please sign up for the [4]mailing list.

   [Full disclosure: Both [5]Rob Orsini (the author of the recently
   released [6]Rails Cookbook) and I are both employees of O'Reilly
   Media, so I can't pretend that holding the meetings here was a
   total accident.]

   The agenda, as well as everything else, for the first meeting is
   still in flux, but Rob and I are planning to do a presentation on
   how O'Reilly uses Ruby internally, from small internal Rails sites
   to Atom Publishing Protocol libraries to XML processing. We can
   spend the rest of the time getting to know each other, eating
   pizza, and planning upcoming meetings. If you'd like to make a
   presentation at a future meeting or know someone who should,
   please join the mailing list and make suggestions (even if you
   can't make it every month).

   Looking forward to seeing you there!

   PS: Yeah, the [7]website is pretty crappy right now, we'll be
   making it more useful in the coming days, adding a wiki and all
   that. For now, just be happy it isn't [8]this.

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