DC Phi Beta Kappa Key Connections Career Pane

This event will welcome recent inductees and members who might have relocated to the DC area and feature a career panel, virtual happy hour, and information on getting involved with DCPBK! We will network and connect in the spirit of Phi Beta Kappa’s founding with an emphasis on friendship and fellowship.

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Google Cloud Day at Cyber Bytes Foundation

Transformational and important breakout sessions will be hosted on artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced analytics, and multi-hybrid cloud. Want the basics on Google Cloud or cloud in general and why all the hub-bub? We will have a great Cloud 101 session with Q&A so bring your toughest questions. Don’t forget the BBQ!

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Jumpstart 1-Day Bootcamp: Global Impact

The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ycenter presents the Jumpstart: Global Innovation Bootcamp an experiential and interactive bootcamp focusing on global innovation and problem-solving. Over the course of one day, students will discover and break down complex global problems, innovate new solutions, and design a business plan to launch a new company, startup, nonprofit, or social and civic enterprise. Participants will interact via video chat with international changemakers to help ground participants in global challenges spanning the globe.

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Technically DC: Days after a cyberattack, Howard U is still largely offline. Here’s how colleges need to protect themselves

Although Labor Day is in the rearview, some Howard University students and staff saw their time off extended this week. The reason: a ransomware attack that has left the school offline, even days later. On Tuesday, the university announced that classes were canceled, its network was shut down and it was working on an ongoing investigation following “unusual activity” on the previous Friday.

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Technically DC: This Falls Church founder wants to build out infrastructure — in space

To Foundation for the Future cofounder Tim Chrisman, space travel isn’t boring enough yet. In the midst of writing his book, Humanity in Space, Chrisman told Technical.ly he realized that while he had high hopes for the future of space travel, it still didn’t seem fathomable that he himself would be able to go someday. 

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Technically DC: Money Moves: A Rockville lab testing firm is one of the first to trade on a crowdfunding stock platform

Rockville, Maryland-based clinical laboratory testing company 20/20 GeneSystems is among the first to trade its shares on the StartEngine Secondary platform, which focuses on crowdfunding. The firm also ranked #770 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list, released earlier this month.

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DC Inno: UVa. grads launch D.C.-centric online marketplace for locally made goods

D.C. small businesses are getting a new, homegrown alternative to sites like Amazon and Etsy to help them sell their goods to customers. Co-founders Byron Harvey and Mario Sukkar just launched online marketplace Creek in mid-August. The site is already hosting 13 D.C. vendors selling more than 700 products ranging from “51st State” baseball caps and handmade jewelry to matted prints of Ben’s Chili Bowl. 

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