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Join us for the first-ever "MT Day," with free beer to follow

By Byrne Reese
Posted May 21, 2008, in Events.

Update: The day long event has been postponed in order to find a time more convenient for all of those who have expressed interest in coming, but cannot on the designated day. We will still be holding the Meetup at Jade and hope to see you there!

This month is a big month for Movable Type as we work on wrapping up development of Movable Type 4.15, a version of Movable Type that has more contributions from the community than any other release in Movable Type's history - ranging from bug fixes galore, to larger feature sets and contributions like comment threading.

The growing community of Movable Type contributors has made us realize how important it is that we organize more formally as a community to share product ideas, our knowledge about the product, and to shape the future of this product we all love. Therefore we are happy to announce "MTDay," a day long event taking place on May 30, 2008 at the San Francisco Public Library.

We are planning presentations about the current state of Movable Type, plus sessions and tutorials on plugin and theme development. We will also be discussing how we can better organize ourselves as a community to get our ideas and changes into the product.

In the heart of open source and implementing ideas from the community, if you have ideas for presentations you would like someone to give, share it on the MTDay Proposals page!

If you would like to come, please RSVP on the MTDay wiki page.

Then afterwards at 5:30pm, we will be meeting at Jade in Hayes Valley for a Movable Type Meetup for free drinks, mixing and socializing.

It is going to be a great day for MT. Join us and make it even better!



James Blanchard

James Blanchard on July 29, 2012, 9:19 p.m. Reply

This idea is awesome :) Are you going to have another meeting soon? I would love to join in such an event.


dax on September 11, 2012, 12:18 a.m. Reply

I agree. The idea is brilliant and it would be great if we have another one soon.

Anastasia Friend

Anastasia Friend on September 11, 2012, 6:42 a.m. Reply

I also vote for another meeting. It is always a real pleasure to see other blogers and sometimes even coders :)

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson on October 3, 2012, 2:28 p.m. Reply

This one sounds really good Six Apart will be hosting Foobar starting at 5:30pm. Come meet the team and drink up! I wish I could be there. Make another one!

Tom Aegly

Tom Aegly on October 21, 2012, 7:43 p.m. Reply

I will also join in such meeting is there is another one. It would be great to meet the people who make Moveable Type such a great platform. I would also like to see other users with who to exchange different ideas about our sites.


Ben10 on October 26, 2012, 10:07 p.m. Reply

Free beer?? I’m in ! ;)


Xavia on October 29, 2012, 1:20 a.m. Reply

Do you have some kind of videos from this meeting. It will be great for those who haven’t been able to be there to here about the valuable information you have discussed.

Harold Hougart

Harold Hougart on November 13, 2012, 9:01 p.m. Reply

I add myself to the group of people wanting another meeting to happen. It will be great if you come to London :)


Dean on November 22, 2012, 9:45 p.m. Reply

Jade bar was really, really cool place :) I liked it. Sad it had to close.

Melany Bennett

Melany Bennett on December 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Reply

+1 from me for another day like this one. If you do it regularly it would be great.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.