TechRepublic: Top Cities For Tech Jobs In 2020, According To Indeed

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, organizations around the world have adopted remote work policies. At the same time, millions of professionals are planning to move in the coming months due to this increased flexibility. As a result, the employment landscape could be transformed in the months ahead as remote tech workers seek new positions, more affordable housing, better quality of life, and more. Earlier this month, Indeed released a report detailing the top 10 cities for tech positions in 2020. Below, we’ve listed these cities and top positions in order.

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WJLA: COVID-19 Exposure Notifications On Your Phone: How Does It Work In D.C., Md., Va.

You may have received an alert on your cellphone to “opt-in” to COVID-19 exposure notifications or vaguely heard about the different apps you can now download. ABC7 talked with D.C. Health, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Virginia Department of Health to get a clear idea of how this technology works while getting answers on how these systems protect your privacy.

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MultiBriefs: Revolutionary Voice-Activated Museum Opens In Washington, D.C.

Revolutionary, both for its purpose and its cutting-edge technology, Planet Word, the world’s first voice-activated museum, debuted Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Dedicated to the “power, beauty and fun of language,” it helps show how words shape the human experience. Planet Word is the first major museum anywhere to take a high-tech approach to bringing language to life. It features 10 immersive learning galleries that employ technology in novel ways to reimagine the typical museum experience.

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DC Inno: Local Carpooling Startup Nabs Slot In Gener8tor’s Social Impact Accelerator

D.C. carpooling startup Go Together Inc. has secured one of 10 spots in a national accelerator.

The company, run by co-founder and CEO Kimberly Moore, will participate in Wisconsin-based gener8tor’s gBeta Social Impact accelerator, a free seven-week intensive program that helps social entrepreneurs refine their business models.

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GeekWire: Chart: New Report Ranks Top States For Tech

There aren’t many surprises in the latest edition of the Milken Institute’s State and Technology Index, with high-tech hotbeds such as Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Maryland, Washington and Utah receiving top-tier status.

In fact, those six states also sat atop the list in the 2018 version of the report, which measures states across five core areas: research and development; risk capital and entrepreneurial infrastructure; human capital investment; technology and science workforce; and technology concentration and dynamism.

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State Scoop: How The Pandemic Messed Up D.C.’s Cybersecurity Plans

Eight months and several digital transformations after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Washington, D.C.’s, cybersecurity workforce is finally “able to breathe again” in the new normal of remote work, the District’s chief information security officer, Suneel Cherukuri, said. But looming budget constraints and cybersecurity modernizations will make 2021 an “interesting” year for the city.

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Built In: What You Need To Know About Accessible Design For Seniors

Few designers think of older adults as their target demographic, but overlooking their needs can mean missing out on big opportunities.

“If you’re not considering the 50-plus audience, you’re actually doing yourself a disservice,” said Andre Bierzynski, innovation director at AARP Innovation Lab, whose mission is to encourage companies to develop tech products with older users in mind.

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Silicon Bayou News: Verizon And Generation Launch Workforce Development Program In New Orleans

A new partnership between Verizon and the nonprofit organization Generation is bringing a workforce development program straight to New Orleans. Verizon, through its Citizen Verizon plan, is investing over $44 million over several years in the initiative that will help close the opportunity gap for American workers and increase access to digital skills.

The free, technology-focused program is accepting students who are residents of New Orleans, as well as Dallas, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Seattle, Spartanburg, S.C. and Washington, D.C. Additional cities will be announced next year with the goal of reaching 22 cities by the end of 2022.

View full article in Silicon Bayou News. These DC Technologists Built A Website That Tracks Voter Sentiment In Real Time

By analyzing posts on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram, two D.C.-based technologist built some algorithms to track voter sentiment in real-time, and is sharing the results through a new website.

The rudimentary site was recently built by WilyFish CTO Michael St. John with support from Stevan Lieberman, WilyFish CEO and an attorney for Greenberg & Lieberman. The pair cofounded WilyFish in 2014 alongside the company’s CMO, Michael Leifer, to create a brand-protection system that automates the process of finding and flagging potential brand-abuse — or simply where brands are being used — and takes action based on what it finds, Lieberman said.

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