A Letter from Jim Hogan

Jim HoganWhat we try to find at Heart of Technology (HOT) are non-profits where all funds raised go directly back into the communities we visit. Our other goal as a group is to find people that need help going through a difficult life transition. This has led us to support food banks, underprivileged schools and substance recovery organizations.

This DAC we're visiting San Francisco, CA. The folks we're helping this time are the most in need of our assistance: children. San Francisco CASA (SFCASA) speaks up for children who've been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child's safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child's best interest.

This year at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), HOT is supporting this vital local program. HOT is throwing a HOT IP Party on June 2 at Slim's, a live music nightclub opened in 1988 by legendary R&B artist Boz Scaggs. Slim's has been voted Best Bar & Club, Best Sound and Best Music Venue many times throughout the years, so we're very excited to be visiting this venue.

The HOT IP Party is open to all DAC attendees, but we hope that you'll help us support CASA by making a tax deductible donation of $50 or more (donations accepted soon). Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of Heart of Technology and CASA, to make a difference in the local community, all while having a sizzling HOT time!