On the morning after the first, very amazing BarCamp Philly, some still very excited BarCampers were gathered for Sunday brunch at the Philly tech scenes favorite bar, National Mechanics . The mood was still electric and the discussion centered around how many wonderful things had been happening in the Philadelphia tech and creative communities over the last few years. From this simple conversation about the good the community has experienced came the idea for Geeks Who Give . The goal of Geeks Who Give is to provide Philadelphia geeks an avenue to further demonstrate their caring natures and assist them in spreading that goodwill and support to the local organizations and charities who can use our help. Geeks Who Give is a dynamic, community driven organization that hopes to opens more pathways for Philadelphia area geeks to return the good that has come our way.
In the spirit of this giving, Geeks Who Give is holding its first event, a Tweet-up/Food Drive on December 9th from 6pm to 9 pm at, where else but, National Mechanics. Admission to this fun-filled inaugural event is 5 or more non-perishable food items that will be donated to Philabundance . Along with the friends and fun and good feelings of helping out our less fortunate neighbors, there will be drink specials, a live cooking demonstration by ForkYou and a raffle of some really amazing foodcentric prizes! Hint: the more food items you bring, the more hungry people Philabundance can feed plus the more raffle tickets you get. So increase your warm fuzzy feelings and your odds of winning a great prize and bring lots! Be sure and check out the Geeks Who Give website for all of the details.
So come out on December 9th, bring your non-perishables and your desire to mingle & party, then stick around for Techkaraokephl and all the extra fun.