Why I Keep Tweeting #DCWEEK

It started with an opening party at an urban grunge-chic art gallery. With fire breathers. Graffiti-making. And cell phone video artists.

But that’s just the beginning. Digital Capital Week – or DCweek for short – is a 10-day extravaganza conference in the District dedicated to local govies, techies, developers, media-ites and non-profiteers. This unique mixture of professionals are working to brainstorm on civic-minded projects, and well as learn professionally, and do some good, old-fashioned networking.

Here are just a few of the things I’ve done (and plan to do):

  • Attended the opening party, where I finally got to meet some new – and reunite with other – Twitter friends, like @DigitalSista, @JillFoster, @Digiphile, @kelshew, @corbett3000, and @katierogers.
  • Listened to the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, talk about using social media to connect with customers 1-to-1. He also has some great theories on best practices for internal corporate environment. I even got a free copy of his brand-new best-seller, “Delivering Happiness.”
  • Participated in CityCampDC – a two-day “unconference” of planning civic projects revolved around technology. My small brainstorming group came up with a strategy to donate smart phones to lower-income phones, to boost their ability to find jobs.
  • Non-Profit Day 2.0. I got to hear two great sessions on new tools to measure social media endeavors (TweetBeep, Topsy, Tweetmeme, Involver, etc.)
  • A session called “Digital Innovation in the News Media.” Well, yes, after 4 years studying journalism & media arts…and after interning after 5 different kinds of media outlets, I’m always excited to hear what people have to say about the news media’s future (if we’re being pessimistic, I’d say “Ill-fated”). But I’m an optimist.
  • The TechArts closing party – at D.C. historic 9:30 Club. Can’t wait.

Want in on the action? Check out the schedule – there’s still plenty of events left. I promise, you won’t be bored.


About Meg Biallas

Thoughts From A DC Intern Turned DCist. A twenty-something goes beyond traditional tourism to achieve Washingtonian authenticity.
This entry was posted in DCist, Non Profit and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Why I Keep Tweeting #DCWEEK

  1. Pingback: Eye Candy, Food For Thought & Tons O’Twittering: Hello Thursday | Digital Capital Week

  2. Pingback: 200+ Blog Posts about #DCWEEK – Here are 70 | Digital Capital Week

  3. Pingback: Where Are The Apps To Aid DC’s Homeless? « Capital Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s