mriggen (Michelle Riggen-Ransom)
I'm the Communications Director at BatchBlue Software, which means I do everything from writing customer emails to performing user tests to stuffing t-shirts and coffee into promotional mailers. No task is too lowly or too mighty at a small company! I love working with a virtual team even though it means I'm on-line way more than a normal person should be. Luckily, I have two kids that need my occasional attention. For fun, I write a column on kids and nature for kidoinfo.com, a great local parenting resource site that you should totally check out, if you haven't already. I'm also just getting into doing intricate bento lunches for my son, which I probably enjoy making far more than he does eating. Although I don't know, that kid likes to eat a lot.
BatchBlue is once again partnering with the Providence Geeks to help organize a food drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The third annual "Geeks for Good" donation station will be set up at next Wednesday's Providence Geeks meeting. This should prove to be an exceptional event, with 38 Studios presenting!
The recent cold snap is a sharp reminder that winter is truly here and food donations are needed more than ever. Last year's Geeks for Good food drive collected 334 pounds of food and $150 in cash. We hope to double those figures this year!
Please join us and bring a package or two (or three! or four!) of non-perishable food items (most needed list here).
Can't make it to Geeks? Donate to the Holiday Food drive on the Rhode Island Food Bank donation site. Thanks and happy holidays everyone from all your favorite geeks.
I love you lobster.com!!!
Way to get comments, Templin!
I'm @mriggen and usually @batchblue as well. Hubspot has a cool tool for seeing Twitter power users in our region. And nope, I'm not competitive about it at all (you're going down, @TheDailyBlonde! Not messing with @sondernagle, he's crafty.)
Thanks Jack! I am super excited to be working with these guys. Of course, I'm still heading up BatchBlue's communications as well. Hoping Brian Jepson gets that cloning thing done soon :)
If anyone has any cool greenie techie futurist stuff to share, please let me know. I'm always on the lookout for story ideas to share with the Pop!Tech crew.