Gov 2.0 Expo registration is officially open, and I’m feeling much better since my last post. With all this Open Government Directive stuff flying around, Feds are scrambling and no one here at the White House cares who tweets where anymore. This morning I saw a Secret Service guy on his smoke break DMing Willie Nelson (@willienelson) from the White House roof. Gigglegate really got things going, but Gov 2.0 Expo will …
Looked at the line-up and schedule, and all I can say is …
(Gov 2.0) Hook.
If Gary Vaynerchuk crushes it like he did at Web 2.0 Expo (and he will), Washington, DC, will never be the same. The number of times ‘shit’ gets tweeted in the #gov20 Twitter stream will be astronomical. @FCC will have a field day. By the end of his keynote, we’ll all be wearing American flag wristbands, pouring Pinot Noir, ready to #govcrushit regardless of how much snow is still in the streets.
Gov 2.0 2010 prediction:
By June 1, every public servant from Washington DC to San Francisco will have a Twitter account, Posterous blog, government-issued iPhone, iPad, Mac and personal idea collaboration tool.
People are pumped and here’s what some of the Program Committee members are saying:
Gov 2.0 Expo co-chair Laurel Ruma (@laurelatoreilly):
“Open Government will sell like Eat, Pray, Love.”
Sunlight Labs director Clay Johson (@cjoh):
Booze Allen’s Steve Radick (@sradick):
“They will come to know I’m the Brian Solis of Gov 2.0.'”
FedScoop founder and CEO Goldy Kamali (@fedscoop):
iStrategy Labs founder and CEO Peter Corbett (@corbett3000):
“Apps for Anything is going to be H.O.T.”
Gov 2.0 co-chair Mark Drapeau (@cheeky_geeky):
“I’ll show Steve Ballmer how to open an event.”
GovLoop founder Steve Ressler (@govloop):
Stay tuned. There’s still three months to go.