birds-of-a-feather session

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The first use of this term among computer specialists is uncertain, but it was employed during DECUS conferences and may have been used at SHARE user group meetings in the 1960s.


birds-of-a-feather session (plural birds-of-a-feather sessions)

  1. (computing) An informal discussion group, typically at a conference, based on a shared interest and without any fixed agenda.