DC Tech Events and the Washington DC Social Media Scene:
A friend of mine Ross Karchner built DC Tech Events up over the last 18 to 24 months and aggregated all the tech event related information for the greater Virginia (I think he may just cover Arlington, VA and Alexandria, VA on occassion) and Washington DC area.
I think Ross provided a real service to people in the Washington DC social media, start up, and web design community. It also made his website a real hub in the Washington technology and startup networking scene. Here are the visitor analytics for DC Tech Events on Compete, which doesn’t include all the info people read in their RSS reader. Ross has even developed another resource to supplement and enhance DC Tech Events by creating a calendar on Google.
I think the only way he could have made this better is to provide a stream of photos from tech events or by asking people to tag their photos with “DCTechevent”. Congrats to Ross on putting together a great website thats a real resource to the Washington DC community. I see it playing the same role in Washington DC that the Digital Nashville events board does locally here in Nashville. (although they also have DC Technology)
What DC Tech Events Means To You and Your Social Media Strategy:
How can your company cover networking events and seminars, perhaps including virtual events on your company blog? Why not launch a small independent blog to experiment for 3 to 6 months to see if it gets traction?
FYI: Black as in fashion, not as in Black Hat.