Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The CallFire team is looking forward to the third annual Digital Family Reunion holiday party tomorrow! We've mostly been going to tech start-up events lately, so it'll definitely be exciting to network with hundreds of people in all sort of industries -- from media, to finance, to education. Digital Family has put together a great way for business and technology professionals to expand their connections in Southern California and "to make a positive impact both locally and globally." We can't wait to meet everyone at the party and see what sorts of great ideas we can come up with for 2011 and beyond. Event info: Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6-11pm Wokcano (1413 5th St., Santa Monica -- walking distance from our office) :) CallFire is actually doing something really cool for this event! Instead of sponsoring a showcase table, we're offering to send out an SMS Blast to participants shortly before the event, with Google Maps directions and venue information -- both as a reminder and as a resource. We thought it would be a great way of showcasing something very simple that you can set up in just a few moments with CallFire SMS Broadcasting. Keep us in mind for the next time you're hosting an event!

It's great to see Coloft on the list of sponsors again. Last time we saw them was for the TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech event at UCLA we went to last month. Names and faces get very familiar in the small world of Los Angeles tech. I'm also hoping to meet some people from WITI -- being a woman in technology myself. And speaking of making a positive impact globally, I'm surprised and excited to see Room to Read on the list of sponsors (I thought they were in San Francisco). If you don't know about Room to Read, you certainly should find out more. It's an international non-profit organization that works with local communities and organizations in developing countries all around the world to increase literacy rates among children and gender equality in education. If you agree that world change starts with educated children, check out their website and donate!