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Twestival Austin – The First Well Is In!


On 12 February 2009, 202 cities around the world held Twestivals, bringing together the Twitter community for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.

$250,000 USD were raised to provide clean drinking water to over 17,000 people.  The Rackspace Cloud is proud to have been a part of Twestival, Austin, where $8886 was raised, and a proud sponsor of the event along with our sister company, JungleDisk.

Here’s the video of the first well being completed in Ethiopia:

And if you couldn’t make it, here’s a video composite of the event in Austin:

Cheers to the Internet, the Twitter communities that support non-profits like charity:water, and more events that bring techies together for a good cause like this. Let’s raise a glass (of water) to that.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Rob La Gesse.

  • Melissa Zentgraf

    That’s awesome! But as you know, the work isn’t done.

    Water to Thrive, an Austin based charity, is having a benefit on June 25 at Lambert’s Downtown BBQ. It’s great music by Gary Clark, Jr, great food, and a great time, all for a great cause! Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple. Come and learn about our recent trip to Ethiopia and our current projects!

    You can buy tickets at

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