Thanks to the generosity of Blacknight, we have a domain name that can be used to identify the casual meet-ups in Ireland using the term “Open Coffee”. The idea of people setting aside a few hours every fortnight comes from OpenCoffee clusters in England. In Ireland, each of the six nodes (Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) have different styles when they meet up. This website won’t try to impose a uniform style on any of them. Instead, this website will be a group blog that pulls relevant content from information sources that support each of the six major OpenCoffee meet-ups in Ireland. The first iteration of OpenCoffee.ie will be created by a third level student at Tipperary Institute. Making the site will earn continuous assessment credit in a public relations module. And once this work is completed at the end of October 2008, the design will be signed over to a group of OpenCoffee regulars. In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to the OpenCoffee RSS feed and to contribute comments and suggestions.