California Democratic Convention Next Weekend
Some people I'm sure just go there to party, but I, like a lot of progressive Californians, hope to accomplish a bit and learn a lot. The annual caucus meetings happen at the convention; I'm a member of the progressive caucus and, I suppose, the Computers & Internet Caucus although I don't know if I will continue that. On odd-numbered years there is a big push for resolutions (I have written or contributed to a handful) that are a way for the grassroots to shape the direction of the party. There will be training sessions, speeches of course (I expect to hear from most of the major presidential candidates first-hand), schmoozing, and of course parties. I'll write up a report while I'm there or shortly thereafter.