May 14th, 2002
Technology and the Internet in Colorado Politics

09/10/02 RMIUG Meeting - Technology and the Internet in Colorado Politics

The Tuesday, September 10th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion called "Technology and the Internet in Colorado Politics." Join us as our panelists discuss how technology, the Internet, web sites and email are figuring into the current political landscape in Colorado. As candidates, elected officials, political parties and political activists all rely more and more on technology to achieve their goals, it's useful to get a "behind-the-scenes" peek into what's really happening and how the Net is changing the rules. As always, plenty of time will be given for interactive Q&A, so bring lots of questions.

Kenton D. Kuhn (kkuhn@intellinetinteractive.com), Founder and President of Intellinet Interactive, will be speaking on how interactive websites and email are being used by candidates and elected officials, and how various public sector and activist web projects germinate and grow. Kenton founded his firm Intellinet in 1986 to provide online services to local government and industry. Since that time, he has overseen the development of numerous political and public sector technology solutions, including the "Capitol Connection", a comprehensive online legislative database, Colorado's Telemarketing "Do Not Call" Internet-based list, Equal Rights Colorado, Smoke Free Fort Collins and several projects involving candidates for political office. Mr. Kuhn was recognized as Who's Who in High Technology by the Denver Business Journal from 1997-2001.

Anthony S. Martinez (anthonysmartinez@msn.com) is a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State in this Fall's election. Anthony will be sharing his first-hand endeavors in running for office, which helped him win over a half-million votes for Secretary of State in 2000 through an entirely citizen-driven effort. He is a 5th generation Colorado native from the San Luis Valley, an Air Force Academy graduate, college professor and entrepreneur.

We are also working to add one more speaker to the panel -- details will be included in the reminder announcement just before the meeting.

URL's of interest:
Intellinet Interactive, http://intellinetinteractive.com
Equal Rights Colorado, http://www.equalrightscolorado.com
Smoke Free Fort Collins, http://www.smokefreefortcollins.org
Colorado No-Call List, http://www.coloradonocall.com
Anthony Martinez candidate site, www.votemartinez.com

The meeting is Tuesday, September 10th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for refreshments and informal networking). The meeting will be held at The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. To get to NCAR from the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) or Broadway (US 93), take Table Mesa Drive west towards the mountains for approximately 2.5 miles into the foothills. NCAR is at the top of the hill. For door-to-door driving directions, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/ ), click on Driving Directions, enter your starting address, NCAR's address, and voila! Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point you to meeting, which is held in the main auditorium, right off the lobby. The meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help defray expenses.

Our meeting location seats about 120 people. That is usually enough room to accommodate all attendees, but it's impossible for us to predict how many people will show up for any given meeting. Seating is always on a first-come, first serve basis, and in the event of more attendees than seats, we won't be able to admit additional people into the auditorium after all seats are filled.

Thanks to our new sponsor, ONEWARE (http://www.ONEWARE.com) -- a Colorado-based software company that provides semi-custom web-based applications, who is sponsoring the RMIUG meeting minutes.

RMIUG also appreciates the ongoing sponsorship of food and beverages by MicroStaff (www.microstaff.com). MicroStaff provides Creative and Technical Talent for Web, Interactive Media, Marketing Communications and Software Development projects.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related Product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table.

There are email mailing lists set up for this group. To subscribe or unsubscribe, see http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Tentative schedule of upcoming RMIUG meetings:
Nov. 12 - "Search Engine Optimization Demystified -- the Google Dance, PageRank, Pay-Per-Click, Spiders & other strange critters"
Jan 2003 - "Starting an Internet/Software Company Today"
Mar 2003 - "Domain Update - Legal Issues & Technical Changes"
May 2003 - "Nonprofits on the Net - A Web of Activism"
July 2003 - "E-Learning: Did the Hype Ever Pan Out?"
Sep 2003 - "Instant Messaging vs. Email vs. Web"
Nov 2003 - "Web Technology - What the Present and Future Holds"

(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)

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