Washington DC’s Technoliday Party Raises $2500+ for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

Emily and I rocking out the OLPC XO Laptop

It seems like Washingtonians use the Christmas season as an excuse to take a break from their normal day to day and throw one crazy company party. Well instead of just throwing any old Christmas party, the DC technology community decided to do something different.

With the help of master organizer Peter Corbett, the DC technology community had the first annual Technoliday Party. At the very chic Lotus Lounge, about 100 of us got together to mingle and chat about our recent tech ventures.

The thing which made the night special for most was that proceeds from the party were going to support One Laptop per Child. When all was said and done, over $2500 dollars were raised. Half will go to laptops for children in developing regions of the world and half will go to laptops for kids in the Washington DC area.

Over all it was GREAT success and a great way to bring the community together for one of my favorite causes. I hope we do it again next year.

Updated: The Washington Post did a nice write up on one of their blogs about the event.  They even have a nice photo of your’s truly. 😉

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Support One Laptop per Child; Attend Washington DC’s Technoliday Party

If you know me, you know that I’m a HUGE supporter of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative.   Here in Washington DC, Peter Corbett and friends are throwing the Technoliday Party.  It’s a holiday party where the proceeds from the event go to support OLPC and the work that they’re doing around the world.  Support OLPC and attend the Technoliday Party.

By the way…while you’re getting your check book out to support One Laptop per Child, watch some of the BBC’s  awesome videos about OLPC project.