MOTM OC - Tues Nov 17th - Featured Guest, Rhonda Rohrabacher, Director Internet Strategy/Interaction Design for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Rhonda Rohrabacher from Huntington Beach will be our guest speaker on November 17 at MOTM Orange County. Rhonda is the Director of Internet Strategy and Interaction Design for Congressman Rohrabacher (CA-46) and uses technology to shake things up in the political world and beyond.
The topic for conversation will be how technology has changed the political landscape and how the lessons learned impact strategy, marketing, and communications in all industries. With the convergence of political data and ubiquitous crowd sourcing in the real time world we now live in it is critical to have engaging interactive design and a consistent communications strategy. Rhonda has been a catalyst for change in the political world and we look forward to having her as our speaker.
It will be an engaging evening as Orange County leaders gather at the Center Club in Costa Mesa at 7pm. The meeting will include hors devours and valet parking; RSVP required. Free to attend.
Rhonda Rohrabacher is focused on the current convergence of political, tech, and art worlds. She lives, eats, and breathes technology and spends her free time tracking latest tech trends and apps that are constantly emerging. She is keenly interested in using this technology to shake things up in political world and beyond. Rhonda is lifelong surfer and mother of five year old triplets.
Inspired by President Ronald Reagan, Rhonda has been running political campaigns since she was a teenager. She managed dozens of political campaigns and grassroots operations in Orange County in the 1990's.
After studying German in Austria in 1999 she developed a love for electronic music and the new medium of mixing visuals with beats. Ultimately she became a club DJ and VJ with residencies at clubs on both East and West Coast as well as guest gigs in clubs in Moscow, Beijing, Dubrovnik, Manila, and Dubai.
From 2000-2002 she was a columnist/blogger for United Press International and wrote underground travel guides for dozens of cities around the world, as well as tech reviews, video game and electronic music reviews, and the convergence of the colliding tech worlds that began to emerge in the early 2000's.
In 2003 while pregnant with triplets Rhonda set up the OC grassroots operations for Arnold Schwarzeneggar's successful bid for Governor of California. Six months later, in 2004 Primary she ran Dana Rohrabacher's re-election campaign, while on pregnancy bedrest for five months, and gave birth to triplets one month after he won the primary. While raising newborn triplets, became active in web design/development and rebuilt her husband's campaign website from scratch. Running political campaigns morphed into online political strategy and handling her husband's new media communications, internet strategy, interaction design and consulting for other political campaigns.
She and her partners are currently deploying startups (Informed Patriots and Patriot Tools) which design and develop interactive sites and apps for political campaigns.
Current projects include: Revamp of OC Republican Party website, OC Tea Party, Save Voter Choice, and other grassroots initiatives. Her other projects are: Grafika Kolektiv, Rootless Cosmopolitan, and Shtetl Projekt.