We drank ’til we tweeted last night.

#denvertweetup attendees

Last night we filled up our Denver warehouse space in the name of good beer and helping those who are less fortunate than we are. 250 excited Denver and Boulder twitterfolk showed up to drink free beer, schmooze with other twitterfolk and help out an important cause. For 2 glorious hours, the beer was free and people were having a great time. Afterward, we cruised to the Blake Street Tavern and Lodo’s on a mini pub crawl.

We even were featured on CBS4Denver, a great television station with a pretty amazing reach into Social Media. Check out the video clip here form last night’s 10PM news broadcast.

As a group, we raised $1261.50 for the Food Bank of the Rockies through voluntary donations. The really great thing is that every dollar we donated provides 4 meals for the hungry. So as a group, we effectively provided 5,046 meals! This is a very practical and real way to help out lots of people in need during these tough times.

Of course, we couldn’t have pulled this event off without our wonderful partners: Allen Klosowski (aka @thebigklosowski), Erika Napoletano (aka @redheadwriting), Food Bank of the Rockies, and Tuggl. This was a great and very motivated group of people to work with, and we’re already thinking about future collaborations with these fine twitterfolk.

Finally, we had some volunteers that need to be recognized. @gpelz, @raquelc415, @naomimimi, @caligater, @jeffporn & @chrisporn were all invaluable as volunteers, and we were lucky to be able to crowdsource them so quickly from Twitter.

We love being part of this wonderful Denver/Boulder community.

Ef Rodriguez says:

I had an awesome time at the tweetup last night. Big thanks to everyone who put it together (who are all conveniently named in your post) and for everyone who turned up – so friendly and animated!

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