Matthew Weigelt started working with 1105 Media in Washington in 2005, as a reporter and later supported the the Government Events Group as the Events Content Strategist.
He has worked in and around Washington, DC, for a decade, writing about the legal world for several trade publications. As a journalist, he covered Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies. He had his news stories cited in congressional testimony and referenced in congressional hearings–one of goal of his.
Through the last decade, he has followed government IT, its advances and changing trends as a writer for FCW. He has written about a broad spectrum of issues and technologies, such as the impacts of significant reforms such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, which created the CIO position, as well as the development of key foundational IT infrastructures within agencies, such as enterprise architecture.
As an Event Content Strategist, he tracked trends and new developments in the government IT community to bring the latest insights to federal executives and industry at 1105’s events and conferences.
In 2004, he happened to bump into a girl in the U.S. Capitol and used technology to find her. He married her and they now have two boys.
His Start in Writing
As a young teenager, he began writing on a dusty word processor, while being stuck in summertime boredom. He realized he could go anywhere in the world by writing. In today’s technological world, making a career out of writing, he can literally go anywhere. These days, he prefers writing at a busy McDonald’s with free wi-fi.
He has reentered the world of fiction writing with the Sand Sifter, a book about the generational effects of anger, greed and jealousy, as well as the Barnes Adventures, the birthing of secret agents.
He also blogs at Read Between The Pages.
Email Matthew at email@example.com