February 5th, 2009
Twestival: A Portland Tweetup on which lives depend
We need to get on this, Portland.
Next Thursday—a week from today—a worldwide gathering of Twitter types called (somewhat unfortunately) Twestival will be taking place in various cities around the globe. Portland, Oregon, is one of them.
The goal? To provide clean drinking water to the people who don’t have it.
But there are more than a billion of people who aren’t so lucky. Twestival is designed to fix that.
Think about it this way: What if you had to drink directly from the Willamette instead of your tap? Not so pretty.
I’m always proud of what we’ve been able to achieve as a community. Whether it’s gathering to chat. Learning about technology. Or figuring out how to build a better community. To me, this seems far more important and worthwhile than that.
Making this happen would be a great way to start another amazing year for the entire Portland Twitter community, tech oriented or otherwise.
Some of you may be way ahead of me on this one. (It wouldn’t be the first time.)