The first meeting of the SPIN project was held in December, 2002. Billed as a “conversation with community organizers, culture workers, and media activists aimed at creating a Seattle Political Information Network,” the meeting served as a fruitful brainstorming session for creating an interactive information and publicity system for community activists and issue advocacy networks. Distributed at the meeting was a SPIN 1.0 document detailing a vision for the project, a program for the meeting, and background information of participants. A SPIN 2.0 meeting is being planned for Spring, 2003.