Tech Community Shares With its Heart - Capital Area Food Bank
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Tech Community Shares With its Heart

By Molly McGlinchy May 8, 2013

foseThe tech community is showing that it has not only brains but heart… lots of it.
FOSE, the largest, most comprehensive event serving the technology community, is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to help make a difference in the lives of those suffering from hunger.
FOSE’s annual conference is held concurrently with GovSec, the Government Security Conference and Expo, and runs from May 13-16. It is not too late to register:
Conference attendees will bring non-perishable food to the Washington Convention Center and all donations will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.
Free for government employees
Sequestration and the resulting across-the-board budget cuts put a great deal of stress on agency training opportunities, and so FOSE made the popular conference free to all government employees.
Hopes are high for generous donations: last year, there were 15,000 attendees, according to Sarah Shepard-Kneip of Tuvel Communications.
“There are members of the entire tech community attending, not just the government sector, but dozens of others branches of tech specialists,” she says, setting the goal at 500 pounds of food collected – that’s almost 400 meals for those in the Washington metro area.
FOSE is the nation’s premier event for government technology professionals, providing attendees with real-world tools, tactics and strategy insights from industry leaders. It is an all-encompassing event delivering knowledge from industry experts, technology insights, policy updates, certification courses and tactical demos; all designed to optimize an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Now that many organizations have to do “more with less” in today’s economy, attending the 2013 FOSE Conference is more critical than ever. And the partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank shows the tech community’s dedication to helping those in need during those same tough times.