“The Web of Politics: Technology’s Impact on Political Campaigns”

Mario Champion
Director of Online Development, FGA Media

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

The Web of Politics: Technology’s Impact on Political Campaigns by Mario Champion, local web application designer and political activist. Champion will share his, first-hand, experiences in working on one of the most ambitious Internet campaign effort in any presidential race in the web’s history.

Join us for this engaging talk and learn 21st century technology has impacted political campaigns, particularly this year’s presidential campaign. Champion will share how current technology tools have transformed how to today’s campaigns are managed from tracking volunteers to organizing meetings to overseeing campaign operations.

Mario Champion loves the intersection of technology and, well, just about anything, but especially organizing for politics and community. Since being drawn into political organizing by the message and methods of Howard Dean, Mario has served and still serves in many roles, including co-founding and writing all the technology for TexansForObama.com (a 2008 Best of Austin Winner), serving as technology director for the Travis County Democratic Party 2008 Coordinated Campaign, as Executive Director for Latinos For Texas PAC, founder and developer for onlinephonebanking.com and trueblueaction.com, and more. He also had a blast as an unanimously elected Obama National Delegate from Senate District 25 to the National Convention, for which he credits old-fashioned snail mail and pressing the flesh.

Mario currently works a Director of Online Development for FGA Media, a startup building brands and mission-driven community for pre-teen girls, and can be reached at mario.champion@texansforobama.com.