It comes but once a year - the Gadgetoff - an international forum for highly innovative gadget minds! Being forward thinking and all, the Gadgetoff crew invited sweetriot to sample the future of the chocolate industry - cacao that is. It was our first trip to Governor's Island, a National Park, in the middle of the New York Harbor.
Gadgetoff is organized by the dynamic brother duo of Mike and Danny Dubno who love gadgets. I even learned that Dean Kamen, gadget lover, creator, and the founder of Segway and much more, loves dark chocolate - he was excited to see sweetriot! Being a gadget girl myself, I saw some nice stuff including my friends at iRobot's cool new Dirt Dog, a new language for instant messaging and a wooden memory stick - yes, it's wooden, I'm serious. Last year they had sushi memory sticks.
As for Governor's Island, I bet you didn't know this -- "The island was originally used by the Lenape Native Americans leading to their name for the island, Pagganck, which loosely translated means island of many nut trees. When the Dutch came to the harbor in the 1620's they spent their first winter on the island calling it "Nooten Eylandt" or nut island, however they then proceeded to cut every one of those nut trees down in order to build their permanent settlement on Manhattan Island called New Amsterdam." - National Park Service
If you know of innovative events coming up, which need some cacao spicing up, please let us know.