Get Your Geek On!
@ Tech Search Party
Here's your chance to show off your mad geek skills while trekking around San Francisco's Noe Valley with your friends and phone.
It's a scavenger hunt-meets crossword puzzle-meets street party.
It works like this:
Arrive on time at the auditorium at Alvarado Elementary School (entrance is on 22nd between Douglass and Eureka). At 6:00 pm sharp participants will be given a map with some challenging clues to decipher. Solving those clues will lead you to various locations in Noe Valley. When you arrive at the mystery location, you take a photo of the answer with your phone and email it back to an address provided at the beginning of the event. The first team to solve all clues is the winner.
Why: For fun, mostly. And for prizes. And also because all the money raised goes toward improving technology for students at Alvarado Elementary. That means your ticket price is tax-deductible.
Did you say prizes? Why, yes. Geeknet has kicked in gift certificates, which means the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag is up for grabs. Electronics Arts has donated a wide variety of games. The folks at Metromint and David Rio are providing a selection of mint water, tea and chai to participants. And courtesy of the Sarah & Vinnie Show, we have an Alice gift pack including two tickets to see Bon Jovi (Feb. 22 in San Jose).
Cost: The fee is $50 for a team of up to 4 and $75 for a team of up to 6. A bargain for memories that will last a lifetime. Don't forget to come up with a great team name. Be creative; you might get bonus points.
Rules: You’ll need a phone that can take a picture and send email. Be on time, or you’ll be
The Tech Search Party will conclude at the Dubliner on 24th near Church. The winning team gets a free round of drinks; each team gets one free drink; and everyone gets to see the answers.