Coding for Women by Women

As we all know, women are underrepresented in tech — a recent poll said only 8% of women hold roles in tech as software engineers. She Can Code is hoping to change that! Hack Reactor’s Coding For Women By Women was created to provide a safe learning environment for women entering into the tech space. Join Liz and Kelly, as they discuss beginner JavaScript skills. They’ll discuss our approaches to beginner problems, share resources that helped us on their road to code, answer questions you may have, and more.

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Tech Week | Investing in Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Women and minority business owners are vastly underrepresented when it comes to VC funding. That problem has roots in the lack of diversity in venture capital leadership and portfolios. Women make up less than 11 percent of senior executives at VC firms and non-white employees comprise 22 percent of the venture capital workforce. The lack of women and minority representation in leadership positions at top companies and firms is a growing problem. Because venture capital is seeding the high growth companies of tomorrow, having a lack of diversity across the funding landscape perpetuates the same results in the market.

In order to create change (not to mention to unlock economic opportunities), underrepresented founders and VCs alike have to work to break the cycle.

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Technical.ly: GW is Partnering with an Arlington AI Company to Prevent Health-Induced Car Accidents

A local AI company is partnering with a professor from George Washington University (GW) to help prevent health-induced traffic accidents.

When Megan Gray was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 23, doctors told her she would never be able to drive again. After temporarily relying on friends, peers and rideshare companies to travel, she decided it was time to come up with a more permanent solution. This is the inspiration behind Moment AI, the Arlington, Virginia-based tech company founded by Gray that developed an AI-powered system to detect, monitor and analyze health conditions in drivers.

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Technical.ly: Money Moves: Amid a Strong Q1, Gaithersburg’s Edgybees Closed a $9.5M Series A,

Startups in the DMV region have been busy at work securing venture capital this quarter.

D.C.-area companies usually have a strong Q1, but this one feels different: We published three Money Moves columns last month alone because of all of the funding pouring into local tech companies. Check out the previous edition here. So far, February is shaping up to be another strong month as well.

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Virtual Meetup – How Organizations Leverage Data Science

Regardless of company size, industry, or business department, data science is transforming the way various companies’ function. Having a team of skilled data scientists will help your organization stay ahead of the curve and transform your business. Data scientists can manipulate big data, analyze that data, and provide an understanding of how to make that data useful.

This FREE webinar is designed to make you aware of the data growth trends and the key challenges that your organization can face. Learn the 5 best strategies you can apply in your organization to leverage data science to your advantage.

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Technical.ly: These 11 Teams will Compete at the Inaugural Smart City Challenge

D.C.-based tech nonprofit and accelerator Smart City Works has named the finalists for its inaugural Smart City Challenge.

The new challenge calls on innovators to come up with tech solutions to help cities grow across sectors like housing, broadband, education and public safety. The Smart City Challenge kicked off in January with a monthlong hackathon and 49 teams. That pool has been narrowed down to 11 finalists who will virtually pitch at the finale and award event on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The challenge is hosted in partnership with Refraction, Fairfax County, Girls in Tech DC, Virginia Tech and The Universities at Shady Grove.

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DC Velocity: Reimagining the TMS for the Age of E-Commerce

In the interconnected supply chain world, it’s probably no surprise that the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom in the U.S. has roiled the transportation market as well, leading to a surge in parcel volumes, a tightening in truck capacity, and rising package rates, to name just a few of the effects.

Add it all up, and those changes are causing serious supply chain headaches for companies struggling to stay afloat in a competitive retail marketplace. In search of relief, many shippers are turning to an increasingly diverse range of carriers, utilizing small regional firms to supplement the “big three” parcel carriers—UPS Inc., FedEx Corp., and the U.S. Postal Service.

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Department of Defense: DOD Partners With Underrepresented Youth on STEM Initiative

NextFlex, the Department of Defense Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII), is partnering with the nonprofit Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP) in Washington, D.C., to launch an advanced manufacturing education and workforce training outreach initiative. This unique initiative focuses on underrepresented communities in the Northern Virginia region and will guide participants into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based education and career pathways.

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Women Conquering the World of Tech

Technology today impacts every part of our lives, from the smartphones we are attached to, to the way that business is run. A once male-dominated industry, technology today is seeing a shift with many women at the forefront, serving as innovators, inventors, and creators of some of today’s most promising technologies.

Come learn from industry experts as they help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers. Take away practical advice that will empower you to explore new careers and help make yourself applicable in the world of technology.

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Women Conquering the World of Tech

Technology today impacts every part of our lives, from the smartphones we are attached to, to the way that business is run. A once male-dominated industry, technology today is seeing a shift with many women at the forefront, serving as innovators, inventors, and creators of some of today’s most promising technologies.

Come learn from industry experts as they help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers. Take away practical advice that will empower you to explore new careers and help make yourself applicable in the world of technology.

Learn more and register.

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