Williams is an exceptionally generic name in my county, and I share my first name with some remarkable Williams women in other fields.
So let's call this disambiguation: I'm the one from the San Francisco Bay Area, first known for theatre, then involved in online community management.
(Managing complex online social networks is sometimes nearly an oxymoron, so obviously work has been very interesting at times!)
You may know me as gail on The WELL, as gailwilliams on my current blog project, or as fotogail on Flickr and Vimeo.
Currently I am offering planning, consulting and project management services to clients who work with community and content.
Please contact me at info @ gailannwilliams.com so we can find out if we should be working together to create excellent community and content experiences.
Like so many people, I now have bits of information scattered all over the Web. This page may serve as an anchor point with links to some of my very different projects.
Connectable Dots is where I blog and comment on social networking and community issues once in a while.
Beer by BART is a San Francisco craft beer by mass transit reference site and blog I do with my husband. We also write for The Celebrator Beer News together.
Check out www.linkedin.com/in/gailwilliams for the resume and recommendations features.
Becoming gailL, my original home page, was my first hand-coded HTML play space from the first days of the web.
The WELL's been a beloved conversation space and online home since 1990. I was part of The WELL management from 1991 through 2012, when the
service was sold to community members by Salon.com. I am now working with the new management on a series of projects there.
That old home page of mine is mostly a gesture for history, and is not much different than when I first started it.
Here are some things others say about me, or interviews of me, elsewhere:
Wikipedia: Gail Williams
GirlGeeks: Women Who Inspire Us - Gail Ann Williams interviewed
Utne Reader: Blasts from the Past: 40 Overlooked Masters Who Still Stir our Souls
POP Interactive: SF WoW Event, Announcing Winners of "Top 25 Women On The Web" Awards