The Bethesda Chapter’s Young AFCEA Council is featuring an ongoing webinar series focusing on Web 2.0 technologies. The Virtual Podium series aims at illustrating through successful examples how Web 2.0 can benefit the federal government.
The series’ development originated last summer, when Steve Krauss, chapter president-elect, expressed an interest in using Web 2.0 tools to the chapter’s advantage. Beth Maloney, a Young AFCEA Council (YAC) program chair, and Tchad Moore, YAC secretary, responded by creating a Web 2.0 strategy for the chapter.
Simultaneously, the chapter’s YAC was planning its events for 2009 and wanted to begin the year with a panel discussing Web 2.0 capabilities. Maloney, Alison Hoover and Mari Oh, YAC program chairs, helped organize the chapter’s executive breakfast panel session, “Web 2.0 in the Federal Government,” in early January. The chapter co-sponsored the event.
“As we gathered speakers for the panel, we realized there are great stories to tell and speakers to feature. We didn’t want the conversation on Web 2.0 to stop with the breakfast event,” Maloney shares.