SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

September 16, 2009 14:35 ET

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes to Deliver Keynote in Kick Off of Tech Council of Maryland's Speaker Series

Presentation to Focus on How Technology Has Made Social Communication and Political Organizing More Efficient

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) -


WHO:      The 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.

REGISTER: To register for this event, please e-mail Wendy Dudrow at
          wdudrow@techcouncilmd.com or call 240.243.4050.

ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade association 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.

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