CloudGOO: One Big Cloud

In the era of Cloud technology we have endless places to store our information, documents and digital keepsakes. From Dropbox to Box and more private options like SF based Spideroak we’ve found that sometimes we can’t remember where we stored something! If you’ve found yourself in that very same situation, we may have found you an answer. CloudGOO.

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CloudGOO is a newly released Android app that gives the user the ability to access all of their cloud storage spaces from one easy to use platform. However it goes one step beyond just aggregating them, simply access your accounts and use your information no matter where its stored.

Currently the app is compatible with a number of popular cloud services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, and Amazon’s Cloud Drive. You can predetermine which file types will be uploaded into each drive, or decide on an individual basis, CloudGOO truly gives you limitless options on how to manage your drives and will let you know exactly how much space you have left on each one.

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We are so excited to finally have the ability to access all of our cloud storage spaces on one device and on one platform! Event planning is such a collaborative and fast paced process, and sharing information with collaborators, clients and vendors with these programs is absolutely necessary. Now, we can access a spreadsheet on one storage platform, while comparing it to another invoice all on our android device and on the go! Don’t worry, an iOS version is quickly approaching.

Would you use CloudGOO? Let us know in the comments section below, or on Facebook and Twitter!

Best Of: Spring Event Trends

Spring time is in full swing, and at ABCey we have the latest trends to keep your events fresh and in season! Here are our 5 favorite spring time event trends!

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1. Mix and Match: From bold prints to textures, mixing and matching is a great way to brighten up your event decor and usher in the spring time! Try mixing white hot textures with bold animal prints, or even mix bold colors to brighten up any event!

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2. Radiant Orchid: The pantone color of the year is a great spring time color. Play off the wonderful blooms of the season and bring this bright, floral color to all aspects of your event! Small or large doses of this beautiful orchid color is a beautiful and elegant way to bring a touch of spring time to any event!

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3. Green Room: Bring the outdoors in! The biggest thing we noticed at SXSW? Indoor greenery. Connect your event to the outdoors by creating intimate gardens and brightening up your event space. We absolutely loved this wonderful green wall! Its a springy, beautiful way to blur the line between indoor and out!

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4. Go Retro: From neon and geometric shapes to old fashioned, marquee signage theres no better way to freshen up a spring party than by bringing back retro! We love the old school typography and patterns that are making appearances everywhere! What’s your favorite retro look?

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5. Bold Florals: Go bold with florals this spring! Bright and structured florals are a must for this spring and summer. Take a page out of the runway looks and match stunning textured flowers with architectural, angular greenery and settings. It will surely be a statement piece for any occasion.

These fun, fresh trends are the perfect way to set your event apart from the rest! What’s your favorite trend to excite your guests and ring in the spring with?! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


Startup Monday: Wanelo

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events.

Lately, we’ve been finding it hard to sift through advertisements, sift through pages and find that one piece of inspiration for our events, outfits and crafts. That’s when we found Wanelo.


Wanelo has everything your heart could desire, right there, in one place, without any clutter. Wanelo recently won at the Tech Crunch Crunchies in February for best E-Commerce startup, and we couldn’t agree more! Founded in 2010 by Deena Varshavsakaya, Wanelo’s goal is to bring everything its users would desire in one spot, without the advertising and without clutter. It stands for Want, Need Love and we want need and love pretty much everything about Wanelo.


 Wanelo allows users to shop, set up shop, share stories, create contests and spread inspiration through an easy to use web community. We’ve found some of our latest inspirations at Wanelo, have you? Let us know in the comments section below, or on Facebook & Twitter!

Weekend Lineup: 3.13.14 – 3.16.14

With the rough part of the week behind us, we’re already making weekend plans here at ABCey! From Pi Day to St. Patricks Day and everything in between- we’ve got you covered. Take a look at some of our top picks for the weekend! See you there!

FEATURED EVENT: LepreCon 2014Saturday March 15th | All Day |  If there are two things San Francisco loves, it’s day drinking and crazy costumes. Imagine 1,000 people dressed like leprechauns, partying all day. Hailed as the spring SantaCon, Slone’s LepreCon is an open bar day party to dance and celebrate all things Irish. Come out and enjoy the fun, but don’t forget to buy your ticket here.

1. Pi Day | Friday, March 14th | Exploratorim |  10am-5pm | The 25th Annual Pi Day is one of the most irrational days of the year!! Come out and celebrate the irrational number and enjoy everything from a Pi Parade to real life servings of delicious Pi! And what makes it all the more sweet? Free admission for all on the most irrational of days!

2. IndieFest Roller Disco PartyFriday, March 14th | Women’s Building Auditorium | 8pm- Midnight | Beneath the spinning disco ball is a blur of furry boots, sparkly blue wigs, and rainbow tube tops as roller rink pros skate through a kaleidoscope of colored lights. For $10, you can join the costumed skaters gliding around the room as D. Miles Jr. spins tunes by funky favorites like Michael Jackson and James Brown. If your lucky, towards the end of the night, you might get to learn some moves from the pros!

3. Off The GridFriday, March 14th | Fort Mason Center | 5pm-11pm | The food trucks are back! Head over to the Fort Mason Center on Friday night for a gathering of some of the best food trucks around! Let your inner foodie pick and choose from a number of different trucks and cuisines and start your weekend off right!

4. Arbor Day Eco-Fair | Saturday March 15th |  Ella Hill Hutch Community Center | 9am-noon | Show your love for the city and join the 40,000 people who already have volunteered over the past 13 years by participating in landscaping and gardening projects, painting over graffiti and cleaning up litter in the neighborhood. Activities include tree planting workshops, carnival games, a petting zoo and more! We love getting the city together to keep our home clean!

5. CAAMFest 2014Daily until March 23rd | Multiple Locations | After 30 years of being known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the Center for Asian American Media’s annual all-things-media extravaganza is now entering its second big year under the phonetically pleasing name of CAAMFest. Taking place at multiple locations around the Bay Area there’s plenty of good stuff regardless of what side of the water you’re on.

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments section below, or on Facebook & Twitter!

Tech Tuesday:

Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming companies for their innovative ideas and ability to think outside the box!

We’ve been longing for an event app that can keep us in touch with our guests, not just stream their comments. How can you adjust and mold your event as it unfolds and caters to your audiences’ needs and questions? Here’s an event website and application that does just that!

This is, a new application that helps event planners connect with their audience in real time, as fast paced as today’s world- ever changing and constantly moving. is a way for audience members to ask questions, respond to polls, view social media streams and more. It also gives event planners the power of analytics throughout the event, allowing them to moderate,  or promote sponsors. Check out the video for it here.

We love that it is compatible on almost any device, and all that is needed is Wi-Fi for unlimited access so that tools and communication lines can connect your event to its guests! is free, giving you the ability to create events as well as its core functions, but can be expanded and customized with various pricing packages. It is such a handy tool for those large events, conferences and trade shows that it seems like a great investment either way!

With thousands of events already under’s belt, the sky seems to be the limit in terms of customization and how far they could go in changing the event invite industry! Have you tried Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook & Twitter!

Behind the Scenes: FireEye Guardians of the Galaxy RSA Party

Last week, ABCey Events had the pleasure of producing FireEye Inc.’s Guardians of the Galaxy themed party for RSA Conference attendees. We had a blast with FireEye and their guests all night long! Here are our 10 favorite elements that made our Marvel Comics inspired theme fantastic! Check out the full gallery here.

1. Superhero Theme: We were so excited with the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ theme we practically ran away with it! It was a great way to join old school comic book artistry with new age space hero design. We brushed up on our comic book knowledge as well as made sure to watch recent films, and it resulted in detailed accents fusing together both superhero worlds. We ordered tons of Marvel comic books to disperse around the venue, as well as action figures from Guardians of the Galaxy. We were not surprised that they were all gone by the end of the night!

2. 3D Projection Mannequin Mapping: 3D Projection mapping, LED installations and superhero LED installations, it was all tech and cutting edge for FireEye, renowned for its security. Guests we able to stand in as superhero cyborgs and mapping was used to project those images onto mannequins posed and ready to save the world, showing them just what they’d look like suited up in an Iron Man like costume. View the full gallery of the mannequin mapping results here. 

3. Suit Up: What better way to get in the superhero mindset than to watch Catwoman and Black Widow mark their respective territories? Or converse with Supergirl at the door? Guests were delightfully treated to super interactions with superheros and performers spinning LED programmable hoops, spying around the venue as well as just greeting you at the door with a big smile! We loved SpinFX and their superhero inspired LED performances throughout the night. 

5. The Green Monster: The Green Monster has been one of the coolest performers we’ve brought to an event at ABCey. The monster performs and dances with guests and is a great piece to get guests talking and interacting at your event. We loved the space monster’s moves on the dance floor as well as ability to get guests moving too! Can you believe that there are two people in there?! 

6. Giggle and Riot Photobooth: Giggle and Riot is one of our favorite “fun” booth companies in San Francisco. Outfitted with an awesome customized life-sized comic backdrop and more superhero props than you can imagine, guests were able to pose right in a comic book page and take home the best keepsake, a photo strip of their adventure! Check out that gallery here. 

7. Space Themed Arcade: No comic themed party would be complete without a superhero arcade! Guests were delighted to find classic arcade style games ready for them to set highscores on! Games included Galaga, Space Invaders, Area 51, Tron, Star Trek Pinball, and more! 

8. Marvel Comic Themed Trivia Game: Lucky guests even got to test their superhero knowledge in a Marvel Trivia themed game. Guests won prizes in a battle of speed and wit hosted by Batman and Robin!

9. Snacks and Treats: After a long day at a conference guests want to kick back, mingle and snack while enjoying delicious drinks. We loved having yummy KIND bars scattered around as well as the fun finger foods provided by Temple SF. Our favorite drink of the night by far had to be the Malware Margarita complete with Silver Tequila, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Cointreau, and Triple Sec!

10. LED Installations: Our favorite florist and designer, Neil Hunt of Hunt Littlefield created some amazing mixed media installations complete with submersible LED floralytes, bright red Colorfill vase gems, metallic silver balls,  action figures & KAPOW signs. No need here for florals with the mostly male tech crowd!

10. DJ:  DJ Celeste is one of our favorite ladies on the decks these day, and she brought her tunes to keep guests entertained and dancing all night long. She knows just how to bring the theme into her sets and even spun in some superhero themed tunes throughout the night along with the hottest Top 40 beats and indie-inspired tracks!

The RSA Conference was a successful week long event, and we are thrilled to have helped produce such an awesome RSA Party! We loved FireEye’s theme, as they are superheros who work diligently to protect against cyber attacks to ensure Internet security!

What do you think about going behind the scenes of our latest event production? What was your favorite detail? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook & Twitter


Startup Monday: Postcard

At ABCeywe are often juggling multiple social media accounts of our own as well as our clients for event marketing efforts.  As many of you may know, managing multiple social media accounts can be absolutely insane. These days, social media is the way many people market themselves, products, or services. So, how do you manage posting to so many different sites?

This is where the app by WordPress blogger Kyle Newsome comes in handy. Postcard was designed to be the platform linking all social media accounts. You can set any one social media site, even your personal website, as your content host and post from there. Your multiple twitter accounts will re-tweet, etc. It is a pro-tool for those looking for an easy, all inclusive way to manage their many personal and business based social media accounts.

Postcard gives you that post-by-post control of where and how your message should be shared. This even includes WordPress, which gives Postcard the upper hand many other similar apps don’t have. We love the ease of use it offers as well as the ability to manage our personal website running on WordPress! 

The app comes with support for 3 networks, with additional network support available via in app purchase.  Do you manage multiple social media accounts? Would Postcard be useful to you? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook & Twitter!

Event Spotlight: FireEye Guardians of the Galaxy

Here at ABCey, we’ve been counting down the days until San Francisco’s biggest Security event of the year!  Next week, we’re excited to be producing a post- conference Guardians of the Galaxy superhero themed event for FireEye,  a company leading the way in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks. For those not familiar with the  RSA Conference,  it began in 1991 and has become as a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security.

FireEye is the leader in next generation threat protection and has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. FireEye has over 1,100 customers across more than 40 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500, all using their real time technology to protect against major and minor threats.

If you are attending this year’s RSA Conference, be sure to stop by the FireEye booth #2813 next week to learn about their newest programs and products to protect against the ever changing Internet threats.

This event is not to miss! If you are an RSA attendee and interested in joining us,  please let us know in the comments below or on Facebook & Twitter!   

Behind the Scenes: Capital One Labs Studio Opening

Last week, ABCey Events had the pleasure of  producing the Capital One Labs San Francisco Design Studio Grand Opening on Post Street.  The new SF Lab exemplifies a first-class, brag-worthy model of collaboration to research emerging technology and consumer trends. 

The new design space was created by renowned San Francisco-based architecture and design firm Studio O+A, with collaboration from Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, designers of the Stanford and authors of Make Space. With its bright colors, airy atmosphere and numerous walls to write on, it is just the space to inspire groups to collaborate with each other!

With such a bright space, our florals were inspired by the light and color throughout the workspace! Fresh Tulips and Callas were the perfect fresh addition to the fun atmosphere. Not only that, but we had delicious KIND Bars scattered throughout, an awesome snack in addition to the great food!

Capital One Labs designers and engineers flew out from all over the country to celebrate as well as see familiar faces and meet new ones. What better way to celebrate by having delicious appetizers, fun music and great wine? It was special to see the coworkers catch up, get to know each other and truly just have a good time in their new space.

What gave the event the Capital One Labs feel was the charity survey. Guests were given the opportunity to help decide what charity Capital One Labs would love to donate to and work with. The wall was absolutely covered in votes and opinions, and well wishes for the entrepreneurs and designers. Congratulations to Capital One Labs!

For more pictures, visit our image gallery here!

Startup Monday: Omakase Charity

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events.

Tech doesn’t care. That has been the stigma around the tech industry in recent years coupled with accusations of gentrification and sky high rent. To change that stigma is where Omakase Charity begins its quest.

Omakase Charity is focused on bringing together fantastic non-profits and major tech giants to create visible change. Every month Omakase researches and selects a high impact, nonprofit organization and directs tech company donations towards them.  At the end of the month, you can see a breakdown of exactly where your money went, a translucent process for both the organization being aided and the benefactors. This is all a part of what is being called the ‘Tech Cares Movement” to build better relationships between the tech industry and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

We love the fact that Omakase is helping these small, high impact nonprofits and love the concept that founder Theresa Preston-Werner has brought to center stage in the tech world! What’s even better? If you find a nonprofit you particularly have warmed up to, you can continue your donations in addition to the monthly nonprofit pick!

What do you think of Omakase and the Tech Cares Movement? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to sign up here!