As we begin our journey toward this new idea for DIYcity in 2011, we want to start getting more use out of the existing site than we have been over the past year.
One easy way to do this is to begin posting about civic hacking & entrepreneurial events around the world to all of the many local groups on DIYcity.
People have started DIYcity groups for over 90 cities around the world, and many of these have a fair number of members in them, even outside of the U.S. London's group has 72 members, Sao Paulo has 41 members, Paris has 45, etc. There's a pretty big long tail of urban hackers and civic thinkers on our lists, and it's made up of people who are the most active, most vocal, most thoughtful about all of this stuff. And while we're not about to start organizing events of our own in those places, we'd love to be a channel for people around the world to get the word out about their own civic events. (And even enable some cross-pollination to occur between local organizers and events.)
So: wherever you live in the world, if you are planning any kind of civic reinvention-type event - a meetup, a hackathon, a conference, a class, etc - send the announcement to us and we'll pass it along to the appropriate group to help get word out.
Send your announcements to diy -at- diycity.org -- we'll get them on their way.