I just watched the interview conducted by José Cardénas from Horizonte with the Joe Ray, LATISM Phoenix Director and Co-Director Eric Diaz. They made our Cyber familia very proud with their expert knowledge of the Hispanic market. My favorite part was when Joe said: “LATISM feels like you have all these crazy cousins in every city of the USA”. I also loved the reason why Eric moved to Arizona: “To show more Latino professionals and help break the stereotype” – This is so important. And their LATISM-PHO Tweetup in January will amplify that 1000 times more.
Primos, this is so true! how often have I landed in an unknown city for work and two minutes after my foursquare check-in I get: “Don’t you dare come to my hometown without coming to meet your sobrinos” or the other day I got a “Forget that fancy downtown hotel, I have a sancocho waiting for you here!” – It is a big familia. I am honored to be part of it.
What’s up this week:
1) LATISM’11 Workshops: A big surprise! for those of you who missed a workshop at the conference because the panel went over time, the LATISM Directors have kindly volunteered to deliver the workshops one more time. We will be announcing the schedule this week. So stay tuned.
2) Bloginaldos: We started this tradition in 2009. Similar to the Aginaldos (del Caribe) we will visit a blog from the blogosphere and leave comments in the form of Villancicos. We will start on Friday 9th and will visit all the LATISM’11 Awards Winners for one week.
3) Blog Posadas: To continue with our tradiciones navideñas, from the 16th to the 24th we will all visit a group of blogueros and blogueras from each industry. Like back home, this is a great opportunity to go into the new neighboor’s house to make them feel welcomed. We will announce the day for each category (food, fashion, parenting and so forth) next week. There will be a fun game and prizes for those who help us find the new Bloguer@s in cyberlandia.
4) We’ll have a great party on Thursday with a very special guest. Elianne will write a dedicated post about it. In the meantime, save the date!
Un fuerte abrazo!