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FCW Contest: Rewrite your job description as a Tweet

Many people in the federal IT community have job titles that exceed the 140 character-limit of Twitter (spaces included) and job descriptions that are incomprehensible to the outside world. Which makes this contest twice the fun.

How would you describe your job — to a friend, perhaps, or to a child — in the form of a Tweet?

The goal is to be informative but concise, with extra points (lots of 'em) given for humor.

Post your entry/entries as a comment to this page. The winner will be announced next month on FCW.com and in Federal Computer Week.

For inspiration, check out the recent Washington Post article about a contest in which participants had to summarize the plot of an opera in 140 characters. Here was the winning entry:

"There was a young lady called Fricka Who ... who ... *snore* 'Wake up — it's over.' It's good, I just wish it were quicka."

Posted by John Stein Monroe on May 20, 2009 at 12:14 PM

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Reader comments

Wed, Jun 3, 2009 stana2z

Herd cats, push ropes, walk on water, try to fix stupid, pray...

Mon, Jun 1, 2009 FCW

Here are three entries cross-posted from a related blog post:

Information Assurance Specialist: With all the changes to FISMA and C&A I often feel like a Donkey Wrangler. I run around and chase my ass.

I investigate how to kill systems that other engineers invent and design.

I know the rules. I slow you down. Say, "no you can't." And, "No way, man!" I'm your HR guy!!!

Mon, Jun 1, 2009 FCW Editor at Large

Brian Turner edited his entry to fit 140 characters: Seeking, networking, & hunting/In the hope I won’t be punting/
I reinvent, advertise, email, and personal brand/All for that new job to land.

Mon, Jun 1, 2009 Jon Lee Austin TX

I try to put the GO in EGOV without the EGO

Sun, May 31, 2009

Federal Sales Diva: Keen ability to hunt small and big game and tee up targets for results.

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