Party for a purpose at #HoHoTO this Friday

HoHoTO

When a group of friends started talking about poverty and hunger in Toronto over Twitter in 2008, the conversation didn’t just get lost in the noise of social media — it turned into a plan for action.

For the seventh year in a row, HoHoTO — a tech-focused holiday party dedicated to raising funds for community initiatives — is back on December 11 at The Mod Club. Hundreds of tech enthusiasts can get together for drinks, a free photo booth, and massages on the upper floor.

For the first time this year, the event will also act as a hub for community organizations, like YWCA Toronto and TechGirls Canada, that are making an impact on encouraging girls, women, and people of colour to pursue entrepreneurship, engineering, and digital careers. Entrepreneurs at the event will have the opportunity to find out where they can use their talent to make a difference.

In the past, the event has seen support from tech heavyweights like Biz Stone and BoingBoing co-founder Cory Doctorow. So far, the event has raised about $350,000 and four tonnes of food for hungry people in Toronto.

For tickets, check out the event page here.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.