Follow My Vote attended DC TechDay on October 2, 2014, and was well received by attendees and vendors alike.
TechDay is an event where both startups and established businesses can debut their new tech related products and services in an effort to attract top talent and potential investors. Companies compete to showcase their exciting new products to financiers, industry leaders, and press.
This event was huge for Follow My Vote and was extremely helpful in creating more awareness for our brand and receiving genuine feedback on our latest project, the development of an online open-source voting platform. Some of the highlights of our experience include talking to advocacy consultants for state and local government relations, as well as strategy consultants. These individuals expressed interest in helping Follow My Vote navigate the complex space of voting and government regulations. We also talked with companies who support crypto-currency related technologies, such as Bitcoin, to possibly hold elections for executive positions.
DC TechDay 2014 was a crucial recruiting event, as we had several full stack developers interested in employment with Follow My Vote. Investors and financiers found our ideas and value propositions a warrant for serious follow ups. We even talked to futurists who loved talking about the possibilities of voting technologies and verification of identities. We’ll likely gain some new press coverage in the near future, as we talked to radio startups and live internet television sites.
The biggest highlight of DC TechDay 2014 was most definitely our opportunity to pitch online open-source voting to Congressman Tony Cardenas (@repCardenas), whom represents San Fernando Valley (California’s 29th District). He voiced his concerns about the security of online voting and was very excited that we are addressing this issue. We were excited to prove our knowledge of recent legislation, such as California’s Senate Bill 360, and are convinced we made quite an impression.
Check out the photos below for an idea of what the event looked like and how impressive it was!