One of the best things about being part of the Delaware community is that it’s easy to get to know people – even our government officials. You see them at events, in the grocery stores, when you go out to eat- and they come to events that go beyond ribbon butting ceremonies. You get to know our leaders as people as well as icons or names in the newspaper. At a recent Tech meet-up this summer, Governor Markell stopped by and spoke to the group for a few minutes, remembering his time working at Nextel when he was Employee #13- when Nextel was a start-up as well. He understands entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and what it takes to grow a business, because he’s been there himself. He also knows it takes a mix of spirit, ideas, and support to help make a community and its businesses flourish. The Governor has been a supporter of the social media community in Delaware and has gotten involved in digital media ever since he signed up and sent his first Tweet from a “tweetup” in Newark, DE a few years ago.
I’m not sure the tech, digital and social media communities could ask for a better leader in government or one that understands the challenges ahead, more than Governor Jack Markell. It speaks volumes that he is coming to help us open Podcamp East on Saturday, September 29, and I know you will be as impressed as I am with his knowledge and commitment to our community. Many thanks to Governor Jack Markell and his staff for making Podcamp a priority. It speaks volumes, and we look forward to seeing you there!