This week I had the opportunity to join other Moms With Apps developers for the D.C. App Developer Fly-In sponsored by the Association for Competitive Technology. First, we met at the White House with Danny Weitzner from the Office of Science and Technology Policy about privacy, spectrum and issues of interest to app developers. Our next meeting was with the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and share the work that Moms With Apps developers have done to not only comply with COPPA but to also be proactive and intentional in our practices regarding children and privacy. You can read a more detailed explanation of the topics discussed by Lorraine Akemann in the MWA blog. Finally, each of the over 40 developers who attended the fly-in joined ACT representatives for over 100 meetings scheduled with offices of various state representatives. As an Alabama resident, I was scheduled to meet with a member of Sen. Richard Shelby’s office, as well as with a member of Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office. I was so excited and impressed by the level of interest and attention we received in each meeting. I am also grateful to ACT for providing the opportunity for such a productive and enlightening experience.
Here are some links to other articles and blogs related to the fly-in:
Weiner Family Studios, We Stormed Washington Again…
Association for Competitive Technology, ACT Fly-In
Photo above by Lynette Mattke of PicPocket Books