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Event worth attending: GIT Rockin'

Yes, GIT Rockin' is sponsored by the 1105 Government Information Group, which owns Federal Computer Week, but with that caviat, if you are in the Washington, D.C. metro area, you ought to get your tickets now. This was a really remarkable event last year. It was just great fun!

You can see photos from last year's event at www.fcw.com/gitrockin.

Essentially, this is battle of the bands -- the government IT version.

From the release:

Government IT's second annual battle of the bands on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. GIT Rockin' showcases the alter egos and talents of professionals from across the government IT community, and is designed as a friendly competition to allow executives--from government and industry alike -- to network with peers, colleagues and spouses in a high-energy, out-of-the-industry-norm environment. Proceeds from all ticket and band voting sales will be donated to the United Services Organization of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro).

Marketing-speak aside, it is really a fun night.

And to give credit where credit is due: This event is the brain child of Amy Fisher, who heads up marketing here at the 1105 Government Information Group. Last year's event was exceptionally well run. It was different and it was fun, and I'm expecting the same this year.

The bands performing this year:

* The DISA-Peering Act (Verizon Business at DISA, Unisys at TSA, Canadian Army Special Ops for the JTF at DISA HQ, USMC for the JTF at DISA HQ)
* The Groove (EMC Software, Formatta Corporation)
* The Moogly Blues Band (VDOT, VITA)
* Outta Scope (NIH, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, DOD/State Department, WTEC)
* Tacocat (AT&T Government Solutions, Perot Systems Government Services, Skjei Telecom)

People who attend that night get to vote on the best band. We're also going to do an online poll. We're going to post clips of the bands and let you decide who is best. So...stay tuned for that.

So...Thursday, Oct. 18, at the State Theater in Falls Church, Va.

You can order tickets at GITRockin.com.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:16 PM


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