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.

As Portlanders we’re well aware of water. It surrounds us. It falls on us. And it bubbles up clean and clear from the Benson Bubblers.

But there are more than a billion of people who aren’t so lucky. Twestival is designed to fix that.

On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

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.)

Questions? @mssonicflare and @smashedlife are heading up the efforts for Portland. Or, for additional details, visit the Portland Twestival page.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there. [UPDATE] RSVP for the Portland Twestival on Upcoming or get more details on Calagator.

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4 Responses to “Twestival: A Portland Tweetup on which lives depend”

  1. Wow I was just looking through upcoming to see if anyone had set up one of these locally. Stop reading my mind ;-)

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