On Monday, April 19th at 9AM local social mediaphiles will be converging on Café Options for free coffee in attempt to unlock the foursquare swarm badge in celebration of the restaraunt's one year anniversary. Café Options was founded by Work Options for Women (WOW), a local non-profit organization, designed to help struggling women get back on their feet. The women WOW supports are often homeless and/or living on welfare. This program provides interns with a 16 week course in culinary skills so they can seek long term employment and financial independence. Organizers of Monday's event ask attendees to bring a favorite kitchen utensil as a donation to help support the program.
foursquare is a popular location-based social media platform that allows you to check-in to venues using your mobile device. Among other things it allow users to unlock discounts based on the frequency they check-in with local merchants. Badges are earned based upon your check-ins. In order to unlock the swarm badge at least 50 foursquare users need to check-in at the same place around the same time.