Our Durham office recently launched Refresh the Triangle, a new chapter of the international Refreshing Cities network. There are many compelling reasons to participate in and contribute to Refresh, but it takes significant time and energy to get a new group off the ground. Peyton put a lot of hours into that juicy design! So why have we committed the effort to getting Refresh the Triangle going? For the same reason we’re doing things like hosting Startup Weekend at Viget HQ. We know that an active, connected community of web professionals is good for everyone. When we announced our plans to open an office in Durham, Brian said we wanted to get involved and “shake things up” in the community. This is one of the things we’re doing to that end. We think Refresh has the potential to be a great thing for the web community in the Triangle area, but it’s not about us. We’re just kick-starting the group and providing some space to meet, and we look forward everyone contributing to make it a big success. Our first meeting is today, October 25th, at our office. We are thrilled to have Jackson Fox as our speaker and close to 30 people planning to attend. If we can meet our short term goals (no technical difficulties, tasty refreshments, active Q&A after Jackson's talk), I think we'll be well on our way to meeting our long term goals. If you're in the Triangle, I hope you'll join us!