Presentation to Focus on How Technology has Made Social Communication and Political Organizing More Efficient
|WHO:||Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)|
|WHAT:||Tech Council of Maryland Speakers ... featuring Chris Hughes Co-Founder of Facebook and mastermind behind My.BarackObama.com speaking on "The Success of Facebook and My.BarackObama.com: It Can't Get Any Bigger Than This."|
|WHERE:||Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
|WHEN:||Wednesday, December 2, 2009
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
|WHY:||Chris Hughes is the co-founder of Facebook and developer of My.BarackObama.com two of the most successful start-ups in modern history. He has spent his career developing technologies to make social communication and political organizing easier and more efficient.
After co-founding Facebook in 2004, Hughes worked first as the site's spokesperson and later as a product manager specializing in user experience. In 2006, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature. In 2007, Hughes left Facebook to work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign as the director of Online Organizing, where he was charged with developing web technologies to engage and empower supporters. Hughes oversaw the development of the on-site network My.BarackObama.com along with the campaign's presence on other networks like Facebook and MySpace. The campaign's new media strategy revolutionized the use of the Web as a political tool, helping the candidate raise more than $2 million in donations of less than $200 each and swiftly mobilized hundreds of thousands of supporters.
Hughes is now an Entrepreneur In Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs who are building the technology-based companies that will lead innovation and transform industries.
To register for this event, please email Wendy Dudrow or call her at 240-243-4050.
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The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.