Last night I got the chance to attend a local geek meetup — Haiti Tweetup — put on by StartupDrinks.ca. It was, as you’ve probably guessed, a fund raising event for the people of Haiti in their time of need. It was good to get out and and chat with familiar faces and meet some new ones as well. But the true benefit was doing what we could for disaster stricken Haitians.
All told, $430 dollars were raised for Red Cross, with every little bit counting to help with the relief efforts in Haiti.
The Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas are rich with technology meetups, tweetups, demo camps and the like… if you happen to run such an event, or happen to know someone who does, please ask them to consider taking donations at the door, or pass the hat around to raise funds for the earthquake relief efforts.