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Thursday, November 1
 

8:00am

Gold and VIP Badge Pickup

GOLD & VIP BADGES PICKUP

  1. If you won or bought a Gold or VIP Badge you have access to the DCWEEK Core Events. Those include: DCWEEK Opening PartyDCWEEK ConferenceDCWEEK Tech Cocktail, and DCWEEK Closing Party. Everything else you have to register for individually and may have a cost associated.
  2. BADGE PICKUP: come to iStrategyLabs – 1630 Connecticut Ave Street NW, Floor 7, Washington DC 20009 (MAP) – from 8am to 5pm on November 1st. Just say your name and we’ll provide your badge. 
  3. You can also pickup your badge at any core event listed above.
  4. If you don't have a Gold or VIP badge, you can buy one here.

 


Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm
iStrategyLabs 1630 Connecticut Ave NW, Floor 7, Washington DC 20009
 
Friday, November 2
 

9:00am

2000 K St. - A Social Experiment in Mobile Working

FREE On-Demand Professional Workspace!! Touchdown Space (local DC Startup) is offering up 12 private offices and 15 coworking / collaborative workspaces (first come first serve basis) to everyone attending DCWEEK for FREE. All week long. Click the link below for more information / to book a workspace right now! Get your work on. --> http://bit.ly/TkhKyV


Friday November 2, 2012 9:00am - Friday November 9, 2012 7:00pm
Touchdown Space 2000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

9:30am

4th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

4th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Fair Friday, November 2 The DC Community is coming together to support youth and young adults with disabilities transitioning into employment, education, and independence. Please join us! Youth Transition Fair Friday, November 2, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Local schools serving DC students - DCPS, Charther, Non-public - are invited to bring their students. Career Exploration Learning Stations Exhibits Interactive demonstrations & activities Motivational Speaker: LeDerick Horne, Poet, Disability Advocate, & Entrepreneur DC Week participants are encouraged to register as exhibitors for the Friday Fair. Please register here: http://www.dctransition.org/events/event.cfm?eventID=119


Friday November 2, 2012 9:30am - 2:30am
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

6:00pm

'Africa Unlimited' Brainstorming session: Africa Gathering 2012

Africa Gathering has a proud history and track record of bringing together a diverse community of individuals who care about Africa to share their ideas for positive change and will continue to highlight remarkable Africans on the continent and the diaspora reframing the continent’s landscape. By facilitating a solutions-oriented forum for Africa’s change makers and encouraging sharing of ideas and best practices in sustainable development, new technology and media, socia entrepreneurship, health, education and good governance, Africa Gathering aims to dramatically increase the speed of change on the continent. Africa Unlimited” kicks off Friday, November 2, with an evening of interactive brainstorming that will cover five different themes, spanning from the technology boom on the continent to the role of the diaspora in relation to the continent’s progress. To register for free: www.africagathering.org


Friday November 2, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ICC Auditorium at Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

7:30pm

New Media Culture in Architecture + Design with Jonathan Grinham

Join us for a presentation + Q & A by Jonathan Grinham, who will discuss the role of “appliance architectures” in shaping the social and environmental fabric of space. His talk will explore how the new media culture has become an integral part of the design process of architects and designers, sparking a re-emergence of computationally embedded, responsive environments. Jonathan Grinham is a Visiting Lecturer in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Catholic University of America. He is also a project designer at StudioTwentySevenArchitecture in Washington, DC. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Science in Design from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on the areas of architectural robotics, computational design and digital fabrication. Current research projects focus on the implications of interconnecting, virtual and physical environments with building envelope systems through emerging building materials.    

Friday, November 2nd, 7:30pm - 9pm, @ Fab Lab DC.

Registration:http://newmediacultureindesign.eventbrite.com/

Questions? Email: fab@fablabdc.org Jonathan will also be leading a hands-on, two-day, Arduino Weekend! workshop @ Fab Lab DC starting Saturday, November 3rd @ 10AM and continuing on Sunday, November 4th. See “Arduino Weekend!” on the DCWEEK schedule for registration details or email:  fab@fablabdc.org.


Friday November 2, 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fab Lab DC 1418 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC

8:00pm

DCWEEK Opening party [SOLD OUT]

This event is sold out and attendance is limited to 2,000. DCWEEK badge holders get in first and get access to the Opening Party, Keynotes, Conference and Tech Cocktail too (buy one here for $150)!

The DCWEEK Opening Party is one of the key "networking" events that happens during this festival. This year we're taking over Penn Social - a cavernous playground that includes skeeball, airhocky and 3 open bars for all of you thirsty DCWEEKers.

Entertainment: Listen Local First and Cannon.fm will be providing a streaming playlist of featured local artists (visit listenlocalfirst.com new artists will be up shortly) and live performances from DC’s very own: Black Masala (https://www.facebook.com/BlackMasala) and Dance for the Dying (http://danceforthedying.com/

 



Friday November 2, 2012 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Penn Social 801 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
 
Saturday, November 3
 

9:00am

[SOLD OUT] Rails Girls DC

Rails Girls DC is a one-day workshop to give women a great first experience in software craftmanship using Ruby on Rails. The aim is to give the tools to understand technology along with the community and inspiration to get started. Rails Girls is not just about programming, it’s about building things. During the workshop, we’ll build an application and also have inspiring lightning talks and exercises.

For more information and to apply: http://railsgirls.com/dc and you can follow the latest news about Rails Girls DC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RailsGirlsDC

 

 

 


Saturday November 3, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Microsoft 5404 Wisconsin Avenue 7th Floor Chevy Chase, MD 20815

9:30am

4th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Forum

Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities, Families/Caregivers, Educators, and Community Organizations are Invited: • Workshops (Possible for DCPS teachers to obtain Professional Learning Units) • Local Resources and Success Stories • Interactive Youth Self-Advocacy Workshop with LeDerick Horne (www.lederick.com) • Networking and Community Building • Door Prizes for Youth!

We would like to have an Intro to Game Programming workshop on Saturday, if we can get skilled volunteers to run the workshop.  If you would like to volunteer please register for the event at: http://www.dctransition.org/events/event.cfm?eventID=119

Please also see our DCWEEK Accessibility Project: http://digitalcapitalweek.org/projects/accessibility-project/


Saturday November 3, 2012 9:30am - 1:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

10:00am

[SOLD OUT] Arduino Weekend!

Sign up for Fab Lab DC's Arduino Weekend* to learn about the new open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This hands-on Ardiuno Workshop, by Jonathan Grinham, begins Saturday @ 10AM & continues Sunday from 11AM - 4:30PM. You'll learn how Arduino works & the many things it can do. Bring your laptop and download open source software. Enrollment fee includes materials & supplies including your own Arduino! Advance registration required: http://arduinoweekendfablabdc.eventbrite.com/ Questions? Email: fab@fablabdc.org


Saturday November 3, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fab Lab DC 1418 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC

10:00am

DCWEEK Hackathon Presented by AT&T

In its second year, the DCWEEK Hackathon is the biggest event of its kind in the region. Hundreds of hackers, hustlers and designers gather to build new apps and companies -- whether for fun, for the prizes or for the opportunity to launch a new startup.

More details, including the prize pool will be announced in the early Fall.

============AGENDA============

Saturday (11/3)

[10:00 AM] Coffee, Registration

[11:00 AM] Intro to the DCWEEK Hackathon

[11:30 AM] API & Data Lightening Talks (TBD talks by specific API/Data providers)

[12:30 AM] Hacker, Hustler, Designer Matching (only if you need additional team members)

[01:00 PM] Hacker cave land grab (go find a breakout room for the weekend) and get started

The venue will be open through the night. 


Sunday (11/4)

[09:00 AM] Coffee and Bagels delivered

[2:00 PM] Organizers check in on team progress to see who's going to submit to win prizes

[4:00 PM] Prototypes are due for submission to Organizers

[5:00 PM] Live Demos & Judging by Entrepreneur/Investor/Sponsor panel

[6:00 PM] Exit



Saturday November 3, 2012 10:00am - Sunday November 4, 2012 6:00pm
Microsoft 5404 Wisconsin Avenue 7th Floor Chevy Chase, MD 20815

11:00am

3rd Annual 'Africa Gathering' Conference 2012

With Africans making up 17% of Washington D.C.’s foreign-born population, and Africa’s pace-setting emergence as a global center of technological innovation and enterprise, it is important for Africans to be a part of the conversation. This year’s Africa Gathering conference aims to displace the ubiquitous portrayal of Africa as a stagnant continent mired in conflict – with the balanced reality of an upwardly growing continent filled with an impassioned populace and a creative diaspora full of zest for progress – both with a penchant for technological solutions and an aptitude for entrepreneurship. Featured “Africa Unlimited” speakers include successful African technology and media start-up innovators, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders who will share challenges, insights and inspirations related to their work in Africa and the wider Diaspora. Invited speakers include Ghanaian software engineer Kwame Andah, co-founder of Coders4Africa, award-winning entrepreneur Saran Kaba Jones, the Liberian-born founder of FACE Africa, a non-profit that builds water wells in Liberia and Solome Lemma, Ethiopian philanthropist, White House ‘Champion of Change’ honoree and long-time activist. To Register: www.Africagathering.org


Saturday November 3, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
ICC Auditorium at Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

6:00pm

[Sold Out] Lean Startup Machine DC

Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service. Bring your team, or come alone and new teams will form on Friday night. Registration: http://bit.ly/UnDGuu


Saturday November 3, 2012 6:00pm - Sunday November 4, 2012 7:00pm
The Fort 1627 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

8:00pm

Pre Election Pickathon/ Cannon.fm Meet & Greet!

GO AMERICA!  

Swing State All Stars, Southeast Engine visit the Nation's Capital to guarantee tax breaks for the middle class, fight poverty, quell conflict in the Middle East and rock out a night of Americana, Bluegrass and Blues at The Dunes!  

Southeast Engine will be joined by DC favorites Second String Band and Brandon Butler!  

Meet & Greet: To celebrate alternate bonds between Ohio and DC, Listen Local First (www.listenlocalfirst.com) and Cannon.fm (cannon.fm) founders will be holding a Meet and Greet at the Dunes starting at 8pm.  

Come over early for some drinks and appetizers while you learn about DC's newest mobile local music streaming App.  

Tickets - $8 http://preelectionpickathon.eventbrite.com/  

Time & Place:  8:00pm at The Dunes (1402 Meridian Pl NW) Southeast Engine: http://southeastengine.com/

Second String Band: http://www.2ndstringband.tumblr.com/

Brandon Butler: http://brandonbutlermusic.com/home.html ........

Southeast Engine on NPR http://www.npr.org/2011/04/11/135313555/southeast-engine-on-world-cafe-next  

Southeast Engine at Pickathon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4qNSovSYZ8

Second String Band at 9:30 Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a84HudwB9wg


Saturday November 3, 2012 8:00pm - 11:59am
The Dunes 1402 Meridian Pl NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:00pm

[SOLD OUT] Speek Easy: Ban Conference Calls not Booze

Visit our Eventbrite page for more details: http://speekparty.eventbrite.com/ Celebrate the official launch of Speek at the Speek Easy Party during DC Week 2012. Our mission is to disrupt the the traditional conference call space and provide a fast, easy alternative using a personal URL instead of a bridge and PIN. There will be special party perks if you are a registered Speek user so be sure to get your Speek Link in time for the party. Speek will be sponsoring 1920's themed photo booths and will be giving away plenty of free swag.


Saturday November 3, 2012 8:00pm - Sunday November 4, 2012 2:00am
Capitale 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
 
Sunday, November 4
 

10:00am

[SOLD OUT] DCWEEK Hackathon Presented by AT&T

In its second year, the DCWEEK Hackathon is the biggest event of its kind in the region. Hundreds of hackers, hustlers and designers gather to build new apps and companies -- whether for fun, for the prizes or for the opportunity to launch a new startup.

More details, including the prize pool will be announced in the early Fall.

============AGENDA============

Saturday (11/3)

[10:00 AM] Coffee, Registration

[11:00 AM] Intro to the DCWEEK Hackathon

[11:30 AM] API & Data Lightening Talks (TBD talks by specific API/Data providers)

[12:30 AM] Hacker, Hustler, Designer Matching (only if you need additional team members)

[01:00 PM] Hacker cave land grab (go find a breakout room for the weekend) and get started


Sunday (11/4)

[09:00 AM] Coffee and Bagels delivered

[2:00 PM] Organizers check in on team progress to see who's going to submit to win prizes

[4:00 PM] Prototypes are due for submission to Organizers

[5:00 PM] Live Demos & Judging by Entrepreneur/Investor/Sponsor panel

[6:00 PM] Exit



Sunday November 4, 2012 10:00am - 7:00pm
Microsoft 5404 Wisconsin Avenue 7th Floor Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Monday, November 5
 

10:00am

Changing Relationships: Gov 2.0 and The Citizen

Discussion about MyGov, a new government initiative meant to help individuals navigate through more than 1,200 federal websites.

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Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/103432243153882/


Monday November 5, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Affinity Lab 920 U St., Washington, DC 20001

10:00am

[SOLD OUT] Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

This session will kick off with a brief welcome and then look at the business case for social entrepreneurship—the opportunity to change lives and communities. Panelists will discuss socio-economic business models and the associated challenges, rewards, profit and potential for social good. This session will also explore the intersection of broadband technology and social entrepreneurship with an emphasis on nonadopters. The panel discussion will be moderated by Leslie Aun (Venture Philanthropy Partners).  Panelists include: Zvi Band (ProudlyMadeInDC), Raymond Bell (H.O.P.E. Project), and Daniel Doll (SoapBox Soaps). Part of the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s Connect.DC Fall 2012 Community Broadband Summit. Register here: http://fall2012summit.eventbrite.com

 


Monday November 5, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Goethe-Institut 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

11:00am

Unleash Your Potential: Identify Your Strengths and Maximize them for Greater Productivity and Happiness

You have a unique mix of talents and strengths that gives you limitless potential. Do you know what they are? Understanding your strengths is valuable for not only surviving a competitive environment but essential to leading a productive and happy work experience. Knowing what you're good at gives you a confidence boost and helps you gain the trust and respect of your colleagues. Join StrengthsInsight in partnership with Jobwonk for a sneak preview of a new tool that can help you identify your strengths and unlock your potential. StrengthsInsight’s application measures your emotional, psychological, and cognitive resources to reveal your core character strengths. In this 1 hour workshop, you’ll learn how to leverage your strengths to... Understand yourself better Increase performance at work Improve communication We look forward to seeing you there - please sign up here: http://exploreyourstrengths.eventbrite.com/ StrenghtsInsight & Jobwonk www.strengthsinsight.com www.jobwonk.com


Monday November 5, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pillsbury Law Offices 2300 N Street NW, Washington DC 20037

11:00am

[SOLD OUT] DC Techonomics: What’s in IT for me?

This event will kick off with a keynote speech by Victor L. Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. After the keynote, we will look at the local tech start-up scene and the role of the District government in growing, supporting and retaining technology-related companies in the city. Panelists will discuss the challenges in starting a tech business, success secrets of tech start-ups and the benefits of starting a tech company in the District. The panel discussion will be moderated by Donna Harris (Startup America Partnership). Panelists include: David Zipper (Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development) and Julie Silard Kantor (Barrel of Jobs). An additional panelist will be announced soon. Part of the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s Connect.DC Fall 2012 Community Broadband Summit. Register here: http://fall2012summit.eventbrite.com


Monday November 5, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Goethe-Institut 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

[SOLD OUT] Untapped: the Role of Inclusion in the Future of Technology and Your Organization

This session will address some of the most important issues of inclusion in broadband technology, particularly whether greater gender and ethnic diversity is an important goal for tech organizations, employers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Panelists will discuss challenges to fostering diversity and strategies to unlock the untapped potential, markets and ideas that can come from unexpected sources. A panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications). Panelists include: Liz Steininger (Rails Girls DC), Joseph Corbett (iStrategyLabs), and Christine Celise Johnson (DiversiTech). Part of the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s Connect.DC Fall 2012 Community Broadband Summit. Register here: http://fall2012summit.eventbrite.com


Monday November 5, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Goethe-Institut 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

4:00pm

DC, Silicon Valley, Boston: Inter-connecting the Ecosystems to Accelerate Your Growth

This special event offers valuable perspectives from leading panelists on connecting the vital ecosystems of the Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley and Boston markets. Our panelists will discuss the techniques they used to accelerate their business development, improve their competitive position, attract funding, and acquire customers, both inside and outside their home region, while also providing crucial information on how you can leverage regional strengths to accelerate your company’s growth. To RSVP please e-mail gail.sobhalynes@bingham.com


Monday November 5, 2012 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Bingham McCutchen LLP 2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

5:00pm

[SOLD OUT] PunchRock's Happiest Hour

Come to PunchRock on Monday night to follow up with all the new connections you made during DCWEEK's weekend festivities and to coordinate your schedules for the rest of DCWEEK. PunchRock is building a collaborative community for social entrepreneurs in the DC area, and we would love to have you and your friends come in to visit our shared office space in Adams Morgan and join our community. Please RSVP here http://punchrockhappyhourdcweek.eventbrite.com/.


Monday November 5, 2012 5:00pm - Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:00am
PunchRock 1800 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

6:00pm

[SOLD OUT] Brookland X Brooklyn - Sponsored by Huge - Presented by DCWW

Brookland X Brooklyn, Sponsored by Huge Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1999, Huge is a leading digital design firm with offices in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. To celebrate opening an office in DC and in a shameless attempt to make new friends, they'd like to pay for your drinks. Join DCWW and the Huge DC team for an open bar from 6-8pm on November 5th at the Irish Whiskey Public House to celebrate Digital Capital Week and show New York how to party. Huge was named one of Advertising Age's top ten agencies across all marketing disciplines in 2012. The agency is known for combining digital business strategy with user-centric design and technology to create industry changing results for its clients. Clients include HBO, American Express, Comcast, Under Armour, Barneys NY, The City of New York, The United States Department of Energy, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the United Nations Development Programme. http://hugedcwwmixer.eventbrite.com/


Monday November 5, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Irish Whiskey Public House 1207 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

6:00pm

From DiversiTech to IamDTech: IamDTech's Year 2 Relaunch

Join IamDTech as we share our first year successes and recognize those who made it all happen. The event will feature a keynote speaker and announce IamDTech\'s upcoming programming. You'll also have the chance to meet the new IamDTech Community Managers and Evangelists. RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4528226046 Amplify the IamDTech conversation. Request to join the closed FB group at: http://facebook.com/groups/diversityintechnology Connect on Twitter: @IAmDTech


Monday November 5, 2012 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Emergence Community Arts Center (ECAC) 733 Euclid Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

6:00pm

Create The Web World Tour

The next generation of HTML and CSS offer powerful new features for creating content that is graphically rich. It's never been easier to leverage animation, motion graphics, and sophisticated graphical techniques when building for the modern web. Come see what Adobe is doing to move the web forward in these areas by working on new W3C specifications, tools that help designers create content, and services for testing content across screens. http://html.adobe.com/events Join us during DC Week at the Artisphere Arts and Cultural center in Rosslyn for the latest stop in the Create The Web World Tour. You'll learn all about new advancements on the web and the brand new tools from Adobe that will help you take advantage of them.


Monday November 5, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

6:30pm

[SOLD OUT] App Social at the Arlington Drafthouse - Group A

If you enjoy mobile apps and want to socialize with other mobile app enthusiasts and professionals, please attend and help kick-start a killer app. RSVP Via Meetup Group... http://www.meetup.com/App-Social/events/86315082/ Do you have a killer mobile app idea? Join us at the App Social. A social networking event where you will get 5 mins to pitch your idea and the winning idea (selected by those in attendance) will get $3,000 in app development support to build your mobile pilot. Contact ggodbout@mavenLIFT.com to sign up to pitch an app at the event. More about mavenLIFT.com app! Award recipients will get their mobile app idea turned into a functional prototype using mavenLIFT mobile services (up to a $3,000 value)* Schedule: 6:30PM - Doors Open and Bar is Open (Cash Bar and Full Restaurant Menu Available) 6:30PM to 7:30PM - Networking and Socializing 7:30PM to 8:15PM - Mobile App Presentations 8:30PM - Winner Announcement 8:30PM to 9:30PM - After Party More about mavenLIFT... http://www.mavenlift.com/ Make sure you understand the rules http://www.mavenlift.com/Rules.aspx * Award recipients will get up to $3,000 in mobile app consulting and development services toward building their app. This is not a cash award. It is an award for valuable mobile app development services. mavenLIFT mobile will work with you to create a quality prototype within this $3,000 price range. Some functionality, depending on the complexity, may not be achievable in this price range. However our template functional modules are likely to get you well on your way. Additionally, crowd funding sources will be used to help pay for development.


Monday November 5, 2012 6:30pm - Friday October 5, 2012 9:30pm
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

6:30pm

[SOLD OUT] The (anti)social network

The (anti)social network - talking to people who don't want to talk to you

Nobody cares what you have to say. Beyond your tight circle of besties, there is an audience of people overwhelmed by the noise of thousands of individuals and brands attempting to engage on the web every day. And no matter how awesome your content may be, within that noise is enough garbage to drown out any good content–face it, they just don’t care. BRINKmedia attempts to first identify what makes “good” content and perhaps, more importantly, determine what it takes to get people to engage and take notice. Whether you are managing social media for a brand or trying to put your own best foot forward for career opportunities, you should benefit from this candid discussion from the people trying to crack the code every day. Networking starts at 6:30 and the program starts at 7:45. Space is limited.

To register, please go to: http://www.dcadclub.com/calendar_day.asp?date=11/5/2012


Monday November 5, 2012 6:30pm - Monday October 15, 2012 9:00pm
BRINK 1516 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

6:30pm

Pub Games and Developer Meetup at The Motley Fool

Come learn about the incredible work Motley Fool developers are doing to power one of the most innovative and dynamic financial news sites in the world. While you’re here, enjoy some beverages, take a tour of our office, play some games, and see why the Fool is consistently ranked one of the best places to work in the Washington DC Area. Tentative Schedule: 6:30 – 7:00 Registration 7:05 – Talk: How Fool developers have evolved their release process - from dropping DLL’s to releasing code whenever needed. 7:20 – Talk: How Fool developers use Composer to simplify development and deployment on international web sites. 7:35 – Talk: A step-by-step approach to creating auto-scaling web applications on Amazon’s Elastic Beanstalk platform using .Net. 7:50 – Talk: SignalR...how we use it, and how you can use it to reshape your website. 8:05 – Pub Quiz, Games and Drinks 8:35 – Networking and Office Tours


Monday November 5, 2012 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Motley Fool 2000 Duke Street, 4th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314

6:30pm

Benevolent Media | PITCH NIGHT

// OVERVIEW We are organizing a Pitch Night to give benevolent media creators a chance to showcase their pitches and proposals in captivating 5- to 7-minute presentations, for a chance to win cash prizes to make their idea a reality. Have an idea? Submit your pitch proposal online: http://benevolentmedia.org/pitchnight A distinguished panel of judges will vote on the Grand Prize winner ($2,000.) The rest of the audience also gets to cast their vote on what project to fund with a People's Choice Award, using a portion of the money pooled from the price of admission ($5 from each person's ticket.) This event will be held during Digital Capital Week, a weeklong festival in Washington, D.C. focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds. // BUY YOUR TIX: Register here: http://benevolentmedia.org/pitchnight $15 Complimentary beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Plus, sweet and savory treats. // AGENDA: Monday, November 5 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - FEAST 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - PITCH 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - PARTY // CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Deadline: Sunday, October 28, 11:59 p.m. Want to use poetry for social justice? Photography for nature conservation? Filmmaking for women's empowerment? Fill out the online form and tell us what cause you care about, what community you aim to serve, and what form of media you'll be using to create positive and lasting social or environmental change. We'll invite the applicants with the most compelling proposals to come pitch their idea in front of a live audience on November 5. Submit your pitch proposal online: http://benevolentmedia.org/pitchnight // SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRODUCING SPONSORS: American University's Center for Social Media Ideal Design Fission Strategy Forum One Communications Free Range Projeqt Provoc Threespot Weber Shandwick // MEET OUR JUDGES: - Raj Aggarwal, President, Provoc - Kristen Argenio, Principal, Ideal Design - William (Bill) Colgrove, Chief Creative Officer, Threespot - Angelica Das, Associate Director, Center for Social Media, American University - Michaela Hackner, Project Director, Forum One Communications - Amy Hartzler, Studio Director, Free Range - Austen Levihn-Coon, Senior Strategist, Fission Strategy - Brandon Schmittling, Director of Experience Design, Weber Shandwick // ENJOY OUR FEAST: Complimentary beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Plus, sweet and savory treats generously provided by: Chouquette H &pizza Mezanmi MOD Arts The Muffin Man PapsJuices Zenful Bites


Monday November 5, 2012 6:30pm - 10:30pm
nclud 1203 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20036

6:45pm

Designing DC Focused Design Challenges

DT:DC is a design thinking meetup in DC that is 700 members strong! We have heard from many members of the DT:DC community that you would like to have the opportunity to be involved in design challenges that extend beyond our usual 2-hour meetup timeframe. What better way to create design challenges that inspire the DT:DC community than to have you develop them using design thinking skills and methods. This session will explore the steps and tools in defining a problem and creating and refining a design challenge. Creating a good design challenge can be one of the more difficult elements of design thinking – especially if you aren’t solving the right problem. We will break into teams and use a design thinking process to guide each team through developing a design challenge for DT:DC. The output of this session will be a set of design challenges designed by the DT:DC community that we will then implement over the coming months. Our hope is to create design challenges that solve real issues in the DC community. Start thinking about problems that you believe might benefit from a design thinking approach and bring those ideas with you to the session. They will be great input into designing challenges that inspire us. If you have a specific organization in mind that you would like us to consider for a design challenge please let us know. We are interested in organizations that are open to collaborating with DT:DC to help solve the issues they are facing. (Draft) Meeting Agenda: 6:45pm - Networking and Introductions 7:00pm - Session Overview 7:05pm - Process and Tools for Creating a Solid Design Challenge 7:30pm - DC Design Challenge Exercise 8:30pm - Discussion and Next Steps 9:00pm - Close


Monday November 5, 2012 6:45pm - 9:00pm
Deloitte 1919 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209

8:00pm

Washington DC Comedy Writers vs. Technology
In celebration of DC Digital Capitol Week, the Washington DC Comedy Writers Group will dedicated the evening to creating material about technology. You don't have to be a comedy writer to join in on the fun. If you enjoy laughter, this is the event for you. About the Washington DC Comedy Writers: Wayne Manigo and Mandy Dalton started the group back in January 2011 to have a fun, face to face, uncensored, safe place to generate material without the competitive crap that can sometimes happen at ‘the back of the room’. Wayne and Mandy also wanted to mix up all forms of comedy in DC and include not only stand-up, but also bloggers, videographers, speechwriters, improv actors, and yes, even clowns. The Washington DC Comedy Writers Group offers a place that is neutral ground for political views. We want to encourage all forms of satire on any part of the political spectrum. You can only take comedy so far, but then you need an audience. Sometimes it helps if that audience knows the hard work you put into it. That’s what you find with the Washington DC Comedy Writers’ Group. This group brings people together who think about comedy. Many members are stand-ups but we also welcome anyone who uses humor regularly. We do some exercises, but we go off on tangents, chase unrelated topics, and indulge in hyperactive behavior. Think of it as a weekly party/happy hour, with a few games, and a lot of loud, crazy people. We recommend that you join our group on Facebook if you think this is right for you. Facebook is where we are most active and have the most up to date information. You don’t need to live in the District. Hell, you can live in Nigeria, as long as you don’t ask us to make a wire transfer. You can also find us on Twitter, @dccomedywriters.

Monday November 5, 2012 8:00pm - Monday October 29, 2012 10:30pm
Restaurant Judy's 2212 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
 
Tuesday, November 6
 

9:00am

2000 K St. - A Social Experiment in Mobile Working

FREE On-Demand Professional Workspace!! Touchdown Space (local DC Startup) is offering up 12 private offices and 15 coworking / collaborative workspaces (first come first serve basis) to everyone attending DCWEEK for FREE. All week long. Click the link below for more information / to book a workspace right now! Get your work on. --> http://bit.ly/TkhKyV


Tuesday November 6, 2012 9:00am - 7:00pm
Touchdown Space 2000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

10:00am

How to throw a great party!

From planning to promotion, technology to catering, guest management to photo management. Building great events is about building a great culture that starts before your event and lasts way beyond. Come, meet and hear some of DC’s biggest event professionals tell their stories and share their tips.

Panel to feature:

Dan Berger | Social Tables
Svetlana Legetic | Brightest Young Things
Christopher Naoum | Listen Local First
Mack Kolarich | SceneSquid
Lisa Markuson | The Pink Line Project 

Moderated by Philippe Chetrit | Tixelated/Fatback


Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Affinity Lab 920 U St., Washington, DC 20001

2:00pm

Election Day Hangout: Digital War Room @ QGA

On Election Day, join QGA Public Affairs and Merge Creative Media for an afternoon of analysis, insights and networking with former Capitol Hill staff, White House officials, network news producers and senior political counselors at the War Room Lounge in Washington, D.C.'s Golden Triangle. We'll be mining the data, crunching the numbers, tracking exit polls and reporting both on the results AND the media. Complimentary lunch service, refreshments, device charging stations, and a Rapid Response Flashcam will be available.


Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm
War Room @ QGA Public Affairs 1133 Connecticut Ave, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

2:30pm

TMI: 20 Essential Topics for Artists & Nonprofits on the Web

TMI: Too Much Information is a free rapid-fire workshop in partnership with American University College of Arts & Sciences designed to cram as much essential information as possible about having a web presence in to 2 hours. This high energy round-table is designed for artists, nonprofit organizations, musicians, and other grass roots ventures. The program allocates 5 minutes per topic on a wide range of subjects that are crucial for DIY web publishing success and improved visibility online. The instructor, Jake Peterson of Arsenal Studios, will be “working against” a countdown timer for each topic. When “time is up”, the class must move on to the next topic. This is an interactive, high-energy round-table. Topics include: Search Engine Optimization: Inside the mind of Google || Building links and improving traffic || MAC vs. PC: Everyone Loses || Wordpress vs Icompendium vs. Other People's Pixels, vs Squarespace: The easiest ways to have an online presence || Creative Commons: a guide to copyrights on the web || Tumblr: Twitter and Wordpress had a baby! || The many faces of Facebook …and much more. The workshop will also be broadcast live on the web and a forum will be provided for offsite participants to contribute and interact. Learn more at http://arsenalstudios.com/tmi

 


Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Abramson Recital Hall in Katzen Arts Center, American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

6:30pm

iPad and iOs Accessibility Training and Imagining Session (and maybe Android)

An iPad Accessibility and Imagining session on Nov. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. will introduce participants to iPad accessibility and then allow them to imagine how apps that use capabilities like SimpleEmotion's emotion recognition can be built and be useful to people using an iOs device. This session will be pretty informal, but a chance for interested participants to talk to specific organizations about what the rest of the week including a Nov 10th accessibility hackathon at the library will look like and what it will hope to achieve. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent doing the hacking, in part at the library, (maybe Wednesday tends to be more concept-oriented and Thursday more results-oriented). Then Friday there might be a final presentation, maybe some kind of judging and prize for the winner, and some general wrapping up. A final day long Hackathon to bring everyone together and to polish details so that there is a real final product will be held Saturday, Nov 10th all day at the MLK library.


Tuesday November 6, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adaptive Services Division, Room 215, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

7:00pm

Election Night Party

Eventstir & RUNINOut are co-hosting an Election Night party @Rocketbar. We'll buy the first 200 draft beers to drink our happiness or sorrows away. Depending on which 24-hour news channel you watch we're either going to suffer Socialist hell or bask in progressive bliss so come drink to it! Event is Free, so bring a friend First 100 to RSVP gets a free drink. http://www.eventstir.com/events/dcweek


Tuesday November 6, 2012 7:00pm - Saturday October 6, 2012 10:00pm
Rocketbar 714 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

7:30am

[SOLD OUT] NVTC Social Media Committee: Meaningful Measurement

This event is SOLD OUT.

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Social Media has proven to be a tremendous force in the communications industry. Companies big and small have witnessed the positive and negative affects social can play in their day to day roles. As companies begin to look at ways to understand the impacts on a larger scale there has been an increased need to measure and analyze social data. Join the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Social Media Committee as we discuss best practices around how to measure and analyze social data as part of DC Week 2012. Industry leaders will share best practices along with creative ways companies are using this data to positively impact their business objectives. The panel will be moderated by Chris Abraham, Team Lead, Special Projects at Reputation.com (@chrisabraham). Panelists include: Carmela Aquino, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, comScore Inc. (@caaquino); Sara Goo, Senior Digital Editor, Pew Research Center (@sarakgoo); and David Taub, Chief Creative Officer, R2integrated(@R2integrated).


Wednesday November 7, 2012 7:30am - 9:30am
Venable LLP 575 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

8:00am

PunchRock's Open Office Day

Come to PunchRock any time between 8am and 2am to work/study/play.  We encourage you to bring your laptop and all your creative ideas to take our shared office space for a test drive.  This will be a fun-filled day alongside individuals who are putting social change into action.  We have a kitchen with snacks, a shower (if you workout), wifi, and plenty of open workstations.

PunchRock is a collaborative community with shared office space in Adams Morgan for social entrepreneurs and groups working on social impact projects.  We recently opened our doors on October 15, and we invite you to join our community!   

Call 202-588-0218 for inquiries or email info@punchrockdc.com.

 


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:00am - Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00am
PunchRock 1800 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

8:30am

[SOLD OUT] The Evolution of Social Government

Social media is creating exciting new opportunities for government agencies to collaborate, engage with the public, gather useful data, and achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively.   Featuring leading experts from on social media in the public sector, this panel will present a wide-ranging discussion including: examples of how government agencies are using social media, emerging opportunities for social data to inform agencies’ missions, evolving opportunities for social media to inform policymaking and drive change in government, the future of collaborative government – what to look for in the years to come, and the key areas the new administration should focus on to advance social government in the next four years.  

Panelists will include Justin Herman, Social Media Evangelist at GSA’s Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop, Scott Horvath, Web & Social Media Chief at USGS, and Brandon Friedman, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard (Former Director, Online Communications at Department of Veterans Affairs).

Since this event will be hosted the morning after the election, there’ll be a free complimentary breakfast and LOTS of coffee to get you going. Join us, and learn what’s next in social government. Register at: http://socialgovevent.eventbrite.com/

EVENT SCHEDULE:

8:30 – 9:00: Registration/Breakfast/Networking

9:00 – 10:00: Panel Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 Post-event networking


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:30am - 10:30am
1331 G Conference Center 1331 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

9:00am

2000 K St. - A Social Experiment in Mobile Working

FREE On-Demand Professional Workspace!! Touchdown Space (local DC Startup) is offering up 12 private offices and 15 coworking / collaborative workspaces (first come first serve basis) to everyone attending DCWEEK for FREE. All week long. Click the link below for more information / to book a workspace right now! Get your work on. --> http://bit.ly/TkhKyV


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:00am - 7:00pm
Touchdown Space 2000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

10:00am

Changing Relationships: Gov 2.0, Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Discussion about RFP-EZ, a new government initiative that promises to make it easier for small businesses in the digital space to work with the federal government.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Affinity Lab 920 U St., Washington, DC 20001

10:00am

[Sold Out] Ask a Tech/Startup Law Firm

SOLD OUT: This event is sold out, but the attorneys at Arnold Sai LLP are more than happy to schedule a free consultation with anyone interested in talking to a startup lawyer by contacting sai@arnoldsai.com to schedule a time on an individual basis.

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A brief presentation and Q&A session by Sai Pidatala and Justin Arnold, founding Partners of law firm Arnold Sai LLP (www.arnoldsai.com). OPEN TO TEN ATTENDEES ONLY. FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. Come and hear seasoned startup-focused lawyers discuss some of the basic nuts-and-bolts legal issues that many startups and entrepreneurs often ignore when founding a venture. Hear what matters when it comes to legitimizing your venture and taking it from a mere idea to a more sophisticated, financed operation. Arnold Sai's attorneys will also outline issues related to financing one's venture and the legal hurdles involved in gaining audience with venture capital firms/angel investors AND going one step further to actually obtain financing from these parties. What should be in a proper Founders Agreement? What about crucial provisions in an Finance Agreement? Investor Rights Agreements? Intellectual property management? How will VC firms and angels want to change my equity structure? How do I minimize liability and maximize profitability? Come for an open discussion with lawyers that understand the sensitivities and motivations (and budgets!) of entrepreneurs. Arnold Sai LLP is a full-service corporate law firm based in Washington DC. The firm has a core practice area, however, dealing with startups and entrepreneurs. Its website: www.arnoldsai.com


Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Arnold Sai LLP, Farragut Conference Room 1000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington DC 20036

11:00am

Crowd Funding for the Financially Excluded or Socially Impactful

Crowd Funding for the Financially Excluded or Socially Impactful small businesses using Kiva Zip

Find out how the new innovation from Kiva.org

called Kiva Zip is providing crowd-funded, 0% interest business loans

for financially excluded or socially impactful small business owners

and entrepreneurs. Building on the success of Kiva.org connecting

borrowers and lenders to alleviate poverty around the world, Kiva Zip

is aimed to expand the access to capital for small businesses in the

US and Kenya by proving small 0% interest loans. Individuals and

Community organisations working with Entrepreneurs are invited to find

out more at this open drop in session and at https://zip.kiva.org

 


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Dupont Circle Business Incubator (DCBI) 1638 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

12:00pm

Social Media Club DC: Election 2012 What Associations & Nonprofits Can Learn

Join Social Media Club DC for a networking lunch and panel discussion featuring experts from across the political spectrum and non-profit advocacy space as we talk about the tools and tactics that worked and didn't work in 2012. Please note that you must RSVP on Eventbrite to confirm attendance + let us know what you would like to eat for lunch! http://smcdcweek.eventbrite.com/ Featuring: John Brougher - @JohnBrougher, Vice Presiden of Marketing and Nonprofit Sales, NGP VAN Colin Delaney - @epolitics, Director Online Communications, National Women's Law Center Tammy Gordon - @floridagirlindc, Director of Social Communications, AARP Dave Leichtman - @Dleichtman, Vice President, Services and Support, Salsa Labs, Inc. Moderated by: Tyler Gray, @tylergray, Digital Program Manager- Beekeeper Group Sponsored by Salsa Labs Venue Sponsor: Beekeeper Group


Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am
Beekeeper Group 1331 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

12:00pm

LAUNCH LUNCH II- Maintaining Momentum With A Stellar Time & Priority Management Process

Join us for this fast-moving and informative brown bag event. Keep your launch on track and make quantum leaps in productivity with vastly improved time management tools and a better system for evaluating priorities. Sara Olivieri is the Metro area's master of applied positive psychology. She's an acclaimed local trainer/life coach and speaker Find her at http://saraoliveri.com/management/corporate-workshops Carter Ferrington is a businessman, attorney, appraiser, real estate pro and start-up advisor who is also the founder of the Dupont Circle Business Incubator http://www.vogelrealty.com/business-incubator


Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Dupont Circle Business Incubator (DCBI) 1638 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

12:30pm

Hispanic Marketing 3.0

Hispanic Marketing 3.0: How to reach and engage the Social and Mobile Hispanic Consumer

• Understand top trends around the use of social media and mobile phones by Hispanic consumers. • Learn what is working to effectively reach Hispanics via social and mobile marketing. • Hear about specific case studies, strategies and tactics for marketing to the highly social and mobile Hispanic consumers. • Click here visit the event on our website.



Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
DC Economic Partnership 1495 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

3:00pm

IT Trends for Nonprofits: Presentations, Community Dialogue & Happy Hour

Join Community IT staff in a discussion and dialogue from 3-5 pm about IT trends for nonprofits from 2012 and a look ahead at 2013. Other topics that will be covered include: Windows 8, Bring Your Own Device Policy, and Office 365 vs. Google Apps. We will have several presentations followed by a community dialogue. Space is limited, but registration is free. If you can't make it to the event, join us for the happy hour from 5:30-6:30 pm at Local 16. Click here to see a detailed description of the event and sign up. http://bit.ly/SiHY8C


Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Community IT Innovators 1330 U St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009

3:00pm

Smithsonian Apps: In Museums + Schools
Join Smithsonian staff in the American Stories exhibition to test and discuss an app created to crowdsource verbal description--the Access American Stories app. Then at 4pm move to the Stars and Stripes café to help staff brainstorm the possibilities of a school based app for badging.

Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
National Museum of American History

5:00pm

Physical & Information Security for Start-Ups

Physical and information security are increasingly on converging paths within many companies. That may be good news for start-ups, who don’t have the overhead or infrastructure to tackle the same problem by two different names. Learn more about physical and information security convergence, considerations for your start-up or company and how to tackle issues from cloud security to big data. Register at http://cjcybersecuritypanel.eventbrite.com Panelists include: Gal Shpantzer, Information Security and Risk Management Consultant (http://shpantzer.blogspot.com/) Joshua Marpet, Physical and Logical Security Consultant (http://guardedrisk.com) Deb Salons, Attorney Tom Stamulis, Regional Director, East and Central U.S., Terremark (A Verizon Company) Event location: Chef Geoff's Downtown (13th St. NW between E and F) A complimentary happy hour with panelists and attendees will follow the panel discussion.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chef Geoff's Downtown 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20045

6:00pm

Food + Tech Session

RSVP: http://foodtechdc.eventbrite.com

Calling all foodies, techies and innovators! This session brings three local startups together that are tackling technology in the food industry for a delectable + geeky exchange. Learn how these entrepreneurs are transforming the B2B and B2C markets with new solutions and more efficient approaches to increasing revenue and lowering food costs. One of the coolest sessions during DC Week, the panel will tell all about their experience in this space and welcomes questions from those interested in this new frontier.

Program highlights:

3 food startups offering advice and sharing best practices on how they come up with their startup idea, the lessons they have learned and the struggles of being a first time or seasoned entrepreneur - Q/A with audience Speakers

Bios:

Kash Rehman, Founder & CEO, Foodem.com (www.foodem.com) After experiencing firsthand how lack of pricing transparency and manual processing increase costs and impair customer satisfaction throughout the wholesale food supply chain, Kash Rehman founded Foodem.com in 2010. Foodem is an online trading, business intelligence, and process automation solution for the $650 Billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry. Essentially, it is a marketplace that connects food distributors, local farms and specialty food manufacturers with wholesale food buyers, such as restaurants, schools, hospitals, etc. Foodem also enables the sustainable food movement by satisfying the growing business demand for more local, sustainably-produced, and healthier food choices in restaurants and institutions. Prior, Kash was the Director of Operations for a broadline food distributor where he managed company-wide food procurement, sales, marketing and logistics departments and had full P&L responsibility. From 2002 to 2008 he grew revenue from $2MM to $12MM by expanding the company’s product offering and by obtaining the company’s first federal and state government agency contracts. In early 2004 he launched the first ever Internet cafe and restaurant in College Park, Maryland catering to the University of Maryland students. Selling the business to a Chinese restaurant chain after 23 months produced a 3X return on investment. Kash started his career working as a Business Analyst for a business and technology consulting firm where he worked on the planning and implementation of several projects for NEXTEL, including a Wireless Number Portability Program. Kash is part of the MindShare class of 2012, an invitation-only networking group for the CEO's of high growth companies in the D.C. area, and he was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award for 2012. He graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Management and Information Systems.

Valerie Coffman, Founder, Feastie (www.feastie.com) After earning a B.S. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cornell, Valerie spent five years at the National Institute of Science and Technology writing software for Materials Science research. She left N.I.S.T. in July 2011 to combine her talents for crunching numbers and programming with her love of cooking (and eating) great food by founding Feastie. She is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School INNoVATE program and the Founder Institute.

Karl Johnson, CTO, Venga, (www.GoVenga.com) Karl has spent the last 13 years in software development working for multiple early stage DC startups as well as top firms like Microsoft, Accenture and Booz Allen. Two years ago, he somehow got involved with opening a coffee shop on Capitol Hill, which quickly blossomed into a full service restaurant, and is the majority partner. Finding a way to merge his passions for food and technology, Karl joined restaurant software startup Venga, as the CTO, in early 2011, and continues to push the envelope in data analytics and guest relationship building for the restaurant industry.

VENUE: Washington, DC Economic Partnership -- 1495 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Washington, DC Economic Partnership 1495 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

6:00pm

An Introduction to Private & Hybrid Clouds

At this Meetup we will offer a Cloud Computing Introduction: an overview of cloud computing, deployment models, service models, terminology, and related technologies. Virtual machine instances, cloud IP addresses, storage, security, resource overcommitment, and high availability. Cloud access tools, online resources, and use cases. Food and beverages will be provided. Space is limited to the first 50 people.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Smartronix Office 12120 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190

6:30pm

Engineering Virality

What are the keys to virality? It's about so much more than just the content. Will people share your stuff? Will they click on it from their news feeds and tweet streams? At eight-month old start-up Upworthy, we've become experts at making stuff that matters go viral. Learn about what we've built and how we've optimized our website to maximize sharing. The lessons here are essential for anyone who wants to spread ideas throughout the modern social web. The presentation will be led by Luigi Montanez, founding engineer, and Andrew Forrest, audience, analytics, and business manager. We'll go over our editorial process, how we curate and optimize content, and our technical and analytical approach to achieving virality. Register: http://engineeringviralitydcweek.eventbrite.com/ The event is being graciously hosted by the New Organizing Institute at their new offices in the Verizon Building on 19th St NW. Drinks and appetizers will be served.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New Organizing Institute 1133 19th St NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036

6:30pm

Making an IMPACT by BUILDing Highschool Entrepreneurs

BUILD, a nonprofit/after school program that helps high school students plan, pitch, fund, and grow businesses while in high school, wants to diversify the type of businesses BUILD students start. With the mobile tech/social media adoption and usage rates in the communities from which BUILD students come, simple tech or tech inspired businesses may be a logical area for BUILD students to explore. The DCWeek event would be an interactive discussion/info session/demo session with the focus on showing BUILD students how they can take the skills acquired through mobile tech/social media use and turn that into a businesses.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eastern Highschool 1700 East Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20003

6:30pm

Upworthy

Upworthy, the fastest-growing start-up in media history, is on a mission to make important content go viral online. What are the keys to virality? It's about so much more than just the content. Will people share your stuff? Will they click on it from their news feeds and tweet streams? Amassing an audience of millions in a matter of months, the folks at Upworthy have become experts at making stuff that matters go viral. Learn about what we've built and how we've optimized our website to maximize sharing. The lessons here are essential for anyone who wants to spread ideas throughout the modern social web. The presentation will be led by Luigi Montanez, founding engineer, and Andrew Forrest, audience, analytics, and business manager. We'll go over our editorial process, how we curate and optimize content, and our technical and analytical approach to achieving virality. The event is being graciously hosted by the New Organizing Institute at their new offices in the Verizon Building on 19th St NW. Drinks and appetizers will be served. About Upworthy At best, things online are usually either awesome or meaningful, but everything on Upworthy has a little of both. There's no empty calories. No pageview-juking slideshows. No right-column sleaze. Just a steady stream of the most irresistibly shareable stuff you can click on without feeling bad about yourself afterwards. The site went live on March 26, 2012, and has quickly established itself as one of the go-to places for millions of people who would rather share something substantive than Instagram their lunch. Upworthy has drawn large audiences to videos and graphics about a range of topics often considered “unsexy,” such as protecting the environment, deporting high school honors students, corporations that stood up for gay couples, inspiring facts about science, and even a jaw-dropping rant by the President of Ireland against a far-right radio host. After just about 6 months in business, the site's core audience has grown to a community of more than 550,000 Facebook fans and more than 300,000 daily email subscribers. Upworthy hit its first million unique visitors in its first month, and they’ve been on the rise ever since, reaching more than 8 million people in October. The company recently announced a major round of investment from media venture fund NEA, as well as the founders of sites like Facebook, BuzzFeed and Reddit, to build on this solid foundation in 2013.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New Organizing Institute 1133 19th St NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036

6:30pm

App Social at the Arlington Drafthouse - Group B

App Social at the Arlington Drafthouse - $3,000 for Winning App Idea Finalist - Sponsored by mavenLIFT.com If you enjoy mobile apps and want to socialize with other mobile app enthusiasts and professionals, please attend and help kick-start a killer app. RSVP Via Meetup Group... http://www.meetup.com/App-Social/events/87083542/ Do you have a killer mobile app idea? Join us at the App Social. A social networking event where you will get 5 mins to pitch your idea and the winning idea from each group (selected by those in attendance) will make the finals. mavenLIFT.com will select the winning app from the finalists from Group A (11/5) & B (11/7). The final winning app will get $3,000 in app development support to build thier mobile pilot. Contact ggodbout@mavenLIFT.com for any questions regarding pitching your app at the event. Finalist award recipients will get their mobile app idea turned into a functional prototype using mavenLIFT mobile services (up to a $3,000 value)* Schedule: 6:30PM - Doors Open and Bar is Open (Cash Bar and Full Restaurant Menu Available) 6:30PM to 7:30PM - Networking and Socializing 7:30PM to 8:15PM - Mobile App Presentations 8:30PM - Winner Announcement 8:30PM to 9:30PM - After Party More about mavenLIFT... http://www.mavenlift.com/ Make sure you understand the rules http://www.mavenlift.com/Rules.aspx Due to popular demand we have added this Group B to qualify for the $3K app development award. Please only attend one event to allow the most participants possible. Group A is on 11/5 * Finalist award recipients will get up to $3,000 in mobile app consulting and development services toward building their app. This is not a cash award. It is an award for valuable mobile app development services. mavenLIFT mobile will work with you to create a quality prototype within this $3,000 price range. Some functionality, depending on the complexity, may not be achievable in this price range. However our template functional modules are likely to get you well on your way. Additionally, crowd funding sources will be used to help pay for development.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

7:00pm

[SOLD OUT] DCWEEK Keynotes Presented by Ford

The DCWEEK keynote are a big deal. 2000+ of your closest friends -- all in one room -- for a couple hours getting crazy-inspired by talks from a handful of luminaries. Don't miss it.

[6:00 PM] Doors Open & Gold/VIP Badge Pickup

[7:00 PM] Welcome by DCWEEK Producers & Mayor Vincent Gray

[7:10 PM] Brian Mcclary, Social and Emerging Media Analyst, Ford Motor Company

[7:30 PM] Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber)

[8:00 PM] Emily Brew, Formerly of the NIKE Foundation (Co-Creater of the Girl Effect)

[8:30 PM] Robin Chase, Buzz Car (Founder of ZipCar) and CEO of Buzzcar

[9:00 PM] Exit

 

Attendence is limited to 2,000 - DCWEEK badge holders (buy one here) get in first.



Wednesday November 7, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Warner Theater 513 13th St. NW

7:00pm

November GeoDC Meetup: Election Mapping

The evening after Election day, we'll review how news agencies used maps in their election coverage - including their process, what worked well, and what didn't. We'll have presentations from several news organizations showing the election maps they are making, talking about the technology behind them, and discussing how they're using maps to tell the stories behind the election. We'll also have at least one talk focused on how to make maps with election data. The lineup will be (and we'll add to this as we confirm speakers):

  • Emily Chow from the Washington Post will talk about a project to map presidential campaign visits as well as the maps used in the Post's election night coverage.
  • Stan Wilson and Dave Cole will give a walk through of USA TODAY's election night maps. Made in JavaScript with D3.js, these dynamic vector maps bring live election results to a variety of web and mobile platforms.

GeoDC meets once a month on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, and geodata. For updates, join this group and follow us on Twitter at @Geo_DC.

Please note that Stetson's is a bar, and therefore 21 and over. If you're underage and want to attend, message us and we'll do our best to get you in.

 


Wednesday November 7, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Stetson's Famous Bar & Restaurant 1610 U St NW, Washington, DC

8:00pm

DiG: After Hour Happy Hour

Join Dating in Groups at L2 to celebrate that latest evolution in Online Dating at one of the premier clubs in Washington D.C. We will have drink specials for those who RSVP. All you have to do is click that RSVP button at the top and email Jeff to get on this list only party. You can also check out the partial guest list here: http://www.facebook.com/events/124542647695421/


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:00pm - 11:00pm
L2 3315 Cady’s Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007

8:30pm

DC Nightowls Coworking Session

canvas.co is hosting DC Nightowls again at their AMAZING co-working space. BYOProject, your brilliant minds, and your willingness to help your peers. Short, capped introductions will occur around 9:30pm. Bring your headphones! hooot hooot! Gulnara @gulnara @dcnightowls to RSVP go to : http://nightowls.dcacm.org/events/85115372/


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:30pm - Thursday October 11, 2012 2:00am
canvas.co 1203 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20036

8:30pm

[SOLD OUT] Keynote After Party Presented by Opower

Opower is sponsoring the Keynote After Party at Penn Social on November 7. Come join us!

RSVP: http://opoweratdcweek.eventbrite.com/


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Penn Social 801 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
 
Thursday, November 8
 

8:00am

DOORS OPEN: DCWEEK Conference Presented by Ford

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Thursday November 8, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

9:00am

HTML5 and The Future of the Web

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HTML5 APIs will change the web and your designs. The next generation of APIs will change the very nature of the web and how people use it. This session will explore the emerging next generation of APIs, and the new cutting edge applications that are possible.


Moderators
avatar for Jon Gosier

Jon Gosier

COO, MetaLayer
I am a software developer, writer, designer and technologist working at the intersection of data science and global development. | | | | As the Founder of Appfrica where I currently serve as the Director of Advocacy, I help to raise awareness about many issues related to financing early stage African entrepreneurs. I’m also the Founder and Chief Operations Officer at MetaLayer, which makes software products for data analysis and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adda Birnir

Adda Birnir

Founder & CEO, Skillcrush
Adda is a front-end and ruby developer. She is obsessed with creating great products and has fine-tuned this obsession by creating interactive news applications for WNYC, The New York Times, MTV, and Huffington Post. In a previous life, she co-founded Balance Media, a media focused client services company.
avatar for Tarik Kurspahic

Tarik Kurspahic

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Personal
Tarik Kurspahic is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Personal (www.personal.com), a digital life management platform that gives individuals the tools to build a private, personal network using data vaults to easily organize and securely share the details of their lives. As CTO, Tarik manages the company’s platform architecture, security and operations. He has architected and built tech platforms and websites for the last 15... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Nacin

Andrew Nacin

Lead Developer, WordPress


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

9:00am

Rising Stars Lighting Talks

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We are surrounded by rising stars - you know them. The people who are doing amazing things all around us, but might not be featured on prime time news for the world to see. DCWEEK wants to shine a light on the amazing changemakers among us. So join us for short keynote talks by some of America's most amazing minds and inspirational voices. 

Brian Wong, CEO, Kiip

Lisa Friedlander, Founder, Activity Rocket

Valerie Coffman, Founder, Feastie

Natalia Oberti Noguera, Director, Pipeline Fellowship


Speakers
avatar for Valerie Coffman

Valerie Coffman

CEO and Founder, Feastie
After earning a B.S. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cornell, Valerie spent five years at the National Institute of Science and Technology writing software for Materials Science research. She left N.I.S.T. in July 2011 to combine her talents for crunching numbers and programming with her love of cooking (and eating) great food by founding Feastie. She is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Carey... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Friedlander

Lisa Friedlander

CEO, Activity Rocket LLC
I am a newly born entrepreneur who has grown more personally and professionally in the last year than in all my 20+ years of practicing law. I have had the great fortune of launching Activity Rocket - the ultimate go-to site for finding and scheduling your kids' activities - with my amazing co-founder Ilene Miller. Together we have embarked on an incredible journey, meeting amazing people, and being inspired every day! I continue to be constantly... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
avatar for Brian Wong

Brian Wong

Co-founder & CEO, Kiip
Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through an innovative platform that leverages “moments of achievement” in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

9:00am

The 2013 Mobile Agenda

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As consumers increasingly rely on mobile devices, applications, and networks in their everyday lives, the wireless industry is working hard to keep up with the exploding rise in demand.  Panelists will discuss what it takes to maintain U.S. leadership in the dynamic mobile sector and the most important issues on the tech agenda for 2013. Major topics will include the need for more mobile spectrum, privacy issues, and best practices for ensuring continued innovation and investment in the wireless space.

Moderated by Allison Remsen, Executive Director of Mobile Future, with Jim Kohlenberger of JK Strategies, Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, and Jennifer Kuhn, Executive Director Public Affairs of AT&T.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dean Brenner

Dean Brenner

Senior Vice President, Qualcomm
Mr. Brenner is Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.  He directs Qualcomm’s initiatives relating to spectrum and telecommunications policy in North America.  He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy.   In addition, Mr. Brenner is responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Jim Kohlenberger

Jim Kohlenberger

Jim Kohlenberger is a former White House policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents and is President of JK Strategies&ndash... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Kuhn

Jennifer Kuhn

Executive Director of Public Affairs, AT&T
Working directly with thought leaders and advocacy groups, Jennifer collaborates with key constituencies on critical communications policy issues in national and state debates.  
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Rob Painter

Managing Director, Razors Edge Ventures
Rob is a founding partner at Razor’s Edge Ventures; an early stage private equity fund focused on technologies and businesses that deliver direct, meaningful impact to the defense and intelligence community. Rob actively advises early-stage, venture-backed companies in Silicon Valley, the Rocky Mountain Region, and the Mid-Atlantic. Rob serves of the Board of Directors for Mersive Technologies and Nexenta. Prior to joining Razor’s, Rob was... Read More →
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Allison Remsen

Executive Director, Mobile Future
Allison Remsen is the Executive Director of Mobile Future. With nearly twenty years experience working on communications issues, she joined Mobile Future in 2008. Prior to the coalition, she served as Vice President – Media Relations for the United States Telecom Association. Earlier in her career, Remsen worked for House Democratic Whip David Bonior serving as his Press Secretary as well as assisting Members of Congress on policy... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Tramont

Bryan Tramont

Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Bryan Tramont, the firm’s managing partner, offers strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies and trade associations, as well as small and mid-sized telecommunications and media companies, on all aspects of communications law and regulation.  He regularly advises companies as they develop and evaluate new business opportunities in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.  Before joining WBK, Mr. Tramont served as... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

9:00am

The Global Implications of Open Data

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This session will explore how open government data, and commercial data are changing the way citizens and consumers experience their world. Panelist will explore the Code for Europe project as well as open data efforts at Capital One, HHS and more.

 


Speakers
avatar for Esteve Almirall

Esteve Almirall

Assoc. Prof., ESADE Business School
Esteve serves as Associate Professor in Esade Business School where his research focuses on Innovation, particularly on Open Innovation. His academic work has been referenced in HBR and he is a frequently involved in conferences around Innovation, Smart Cities, Living Labs and Open Data/Gov. | | I am passionate about how we can use IT to redefine governance and reinvent citizenship in the XXI century transforming cities from service... Read More →
avatar for James Patterson

James Patterson

Entrepreneur in Residence, Capital One Labs
James serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at Capital One Labs, the experimental arm of Capital One, and leads a team that is reimagining the way that more than 60 million people interact with their money. Prior to Capital One Labs, James held product leadership positions at startups Revolution Health, CarePages, and Silicon Valley-based Quokka Sports, and also led multiple products at AOL in Silicon Valley and NoVA.
avatar for Bonnie Shaw

Bonnie Shaw

Bonnie is an expert at making meaningful connection between people, place, technology and play to catalyze massively collaborative innovations for tangible real world impact. She brings a rigorously playful perspective to all her work, and offers over 10 years of international experience in facilitation and innovation process, urban design, digital engagement strategy, service design and campaign implementation. She has managed teams to... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Sivak

Bryan Sivak

Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

9:00am

2000 K St. - A Social Experiment in Mobile Working

FREE On-Demand Professional Workspace!! Touchdown Space (local DC Startup) is offering up 12 private offices and 15 coworking / collaborative workspaces (first come first serve basis) to everyone attending DCWEEK for FREE. All week long. Click the link below for more information / to book a workspace right now! Get your work on. --> http://bit.ly/TkhKyV


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:00am - 7:00pm
Touchdown Space 2000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

10:00am

Designing for Context

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We can no longer design online services for one device, location, etc. This panel will look at ways to design products and services for different locations, environments and product ecosystems. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Allyson Kapin

Allyson Kapin

Founding Partner, Rad Campaign
Allyson has been named one of Top Tech Titans' by the Washingtonian, one of the Most Influential Women In Tech by Fast Company and one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. As Founding Partner of Rad Campaign she leads the firm’s client and online strategic services. For over a decade Allyson has helped non-profit organizations and political campaigns create... Read More →
avatar for Jon Long

Jon Long

Internet enthusiast, Creative Technologist at iStrategyLabs.


Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

10:00am

Rising Stars Lighting Talks

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We are surrounded by rising stars - you know them. The people who are doing amazing things all around us, but might not be featured on prime time news for the world to see. DCWEEK wants to shine a light on the amazing changemakers among us. So join us for short keynote talks by some of America's (and beyond!) most amazing minds and inspirational voices. 

Shane Green, CEO & Founder, Personal

Lauren Delisa Coleman, Author

Keya Dannenbaum, CEO, ElectNext

Ari Gesher, Palantir

Kalsoom Lakhani, CEO, Invest2Innovate

Katalin Gallyas, Open Innovation Lobbyist, Amsterdam


Speakers
avatar for Lauren DeLisa Coleman

Lauren DeLisa Coleman

Socio-Economic Digitalist, LDC Enterprises
I'm a socio-economic digitalist. That means I'm passionate about tracking global social change as it converges with pop culture and the tech revolution. I'm the leading author, speaker, journalist, social entrepreneur and expert consultant in this brand new arena. My current digi-social theory SmartPower, and my book exploring this phenom, is what has everyone talking and what I'll discuss during my Rising Star appearance on the 8th. Wanna get my... Read More →
avatar for Keya Dannenbaum

Keya Dannenbaum

Founder/CEO, ElectNext
avatar for Katalin Gallyas

Katalin Gallyas

Open Innovation Lobbyist, City Governance Amsterdam
My passion is bottom up city planning/policy making through crowdsourcing and  crowdfunding. I am lobbying for a new age governance in cities where the cheapest and most effective solutions are shared with commons, via open source software’s and because of the use open data. I am fortunate to have an excellent team on 3 EU open innovation projects (running till 2015) in Amsterdam where we recruit app developer fellows for cities... Read More →
avatar for Ari Gesher

Ari Gesher

Senior Engineer, Palantir Technologies
Ari Gesher is a Senior Engineer on the Palantir Government project at Palantir Technologies. An alumnus of the University of Illinois computer science department, Ari has worked in the software industry for the past ten years, including a stint as lead website and infrastructure maintainer for the SourceForge.net open source software archive. At Palantir Technologies, Ari has split his time between working as a backend engineer on... Read More →
avatar for Shane Green

Shane Green

Co-Founder, President, & CEO, Personal
Shane Green is co-founder, President and CEO of Personal (www.personal.com), which gives individuals the ability to securely store, share and reuse all the important data, notes and files in their lives through a vault and personal network connecting them to trusted people, apps and companies. Shane has been building and leading startups throughout his career. From 1992 - 1995, he served as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International... Read More →
avatar for Kalsoom Lakhani

Kalsoom Lakhani

Founder/CEO, Invest2Innovate
I'm passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, new cultures, travel, food, wine, the list goes on. I'm the Founder of Invest2Innovate, or i2i, which I established because I've been passionate about enabling entrepreneurship in newer and more untapped markets. i2i is an intermediary organization that supports seed-stage enterprises currently in Pakistan by identifying high-potential entrepreneurs, providing business support to grow these... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

10:00am

The DCWEEK Pitch Jam!

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A rapid-fire showcase of DC's hottest startups competing up on stage with only one focus: nailing the perfect 60-second pitch.  

Like the NBA Slam Dunk Competition, judges will hold up signs ranging from 1-10 after each pitch, and the audience will have a chance to weigh in on the action.  18 startups will compete for a few special prizes.

Here are some of the companies you'll see:

 

PRIZES!!

1st Place = 2x Embassy Suites Hotel Room Nights + Cool Trophy + 3 mo. Intelligent Office Membership + Zappos Gift Card + Otterbox Case

2nd Place = 1x Embassy Suites Hotel Room Night + Less Cool Trophy +  Zappos Gift Card + 1 mo. Intelligent Office Membership + Otterbox Case

3rd Place = 1x Embassy Suites Hotel Room Night + Still Kinda Cool Trophy + Zappos Gift Card + 1 mo. Intelligent Office Membership + Otterbox Case

Everyone Else = Otterbox Gear + Love From The Crowd!

 


Speakers
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Glen Hellman

DC's own Mr. Cranky, Glen's been a founder, a funder, a tinkerer, a breaker of things that work and a fixer of things that break. He's spent 10 years working as a hired-gun turn-around CEO for Venture Capital investors where he became very intimate with corporate missteps and failure. He writes for Tech Cocktail and on his own blog Forward Thinking. You can learn more about Glen on Driven Forward's Website. He is a Global 100 Mentor at the... Read More →
avatar for Brian McClary

Brian McClary

Social & Emerging Media Analyst, Ford Motor Company
Brian is the social & emerging media analyst on the digital marketing team at Ford Motor Company.  Brian is responsible for all social and emerging media initiatives for both the Ford and Lincoln brands.  Brian has proclaimed himself “Ford’s Resident Geek” and applies his love of pop culture, digital lifestyle and geekery to the various projects he works on at Ford.
avatar for Bonnie Shaw

Bonnie Shaw

Bonnie is an expert at making meaningful connection between people, place, technology and play to catalyze massively collaborative innovations for tangible real world impact. She brings a rigorously playful perspective to all her work, and offers over 10 years of international experience in facilitation and innovation process, urban design, digital engagement strategy, service design and campaign implementation. She has managed teams to... Read More →
avatar for Andy White

Andy White

Startup Advocate, Downtown San Diego Partnership
I'm currently the Startup Advocate with the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The goal of the role is to create an environment to foster the growth of startups in downtown San Diego. Prior to this, I was one of the founding partners of the VegasTechFund part of the Downtown Project.

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

10:00am

Let's Code for DC (Workshop)

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Three years ago Washington, D.C. was as the very forefront of civic tech, blazing a trail of apps, open data, and open government that other cities were following. This was innovation by the people of D.C. for the people of D.C. with effects that rippled throughout the country. 

 In this interactive session -part presentation and part un-conference - Kevin Curry will introduce you to Code for America and their civic engagement program called "Brigade" that builds off of this foundation. You're invited to contribute your thoughts about what should go into a strategic plan for rebooting civic tech by and for the people of D.C.  

You don't have to be a coder to participate! Code for America loves designers, story tellers, gov experts.. all are welcome. If you care about the intersection of the Internet and civil society as it applies to Washington, D.C. then you should come to this session.

Show your support by tweeting: ""I want to Code for D.C.! #DCWEEK""

Moderated by Kevin Curry, Program Director, Code for America Brigade

 


Speakers
avatar for Anne C. Kerns, AIGA

Anne C. Kerns, AIGA

President, Anne Likes Red, Inc.
I am the face behind Anne Likes Red! I been a practicing designer in the DC area since the early 90s and successfully self-employed for the past six and a half years. | | I am passionate about collaborating with clients to help them solve their communication challenges with the power of design. Thinking about the best way to approach a solution; using color and type and pacing; eliciting responses that resonate with their intended... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

11:00am

Art in the Digital Age

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Over a decade ago, Napster became a household name when they started a music revolution, transforming the way music is distributed and shared and challenging the role of record labels in an artists' career. Could we be on the verge of a similar revolution in the art world? In an age when artists can easily promote and distribute their own work through online portfolios, social media, personal websites and more, what is the role of the gallery in the 21st century? Are there lessons that visual artists, filmmakers, and creatives of all types can learn from the music industry? 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Holladay

Ryan Holladay

Moderator Ryan Holladay is the New Media Curator at Artisphere and one half of the music duo, BLUEBRAIN, along with his brother Hays. Their work is primarily focused on exploring the intersection of art and technology,with projects ranging from a multi-channel walk-through sound installation in an abandoned funeral home to location-based music compositions, designed as iPhone apps for parks such as The National Mall and... Read More →
avatar for Martin Irvine

Martin Irvine

Martin Irvine has been a Professor at Georgetown University for over 20 years, and has done research and teaching in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, including classical and modern languages and literature, philosophy, semiotics, art history, computer technology, and digital media.  He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he also learned computing on a Unix system in the 1980s and became the first liberal arts... Read More →
avatar for Chris Jagers

Chris Jagers

Personal Blog: http://chrisjagers.com Chris Jagers is the Founder and CEO of SlideRoom.com. His company provides a web-based applicant management system for organizations to receive and review large numbers of submissions, which usually include creative materials. His background in the arts have fueled his current passion for the web and innovation in general. He received his BFA in studio art from SMU: Meadows School of the Arts, and later an... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan

Jonathan Monaghan is an artist working in computer animation and 3D printing. His work has been exhibited extensively, including venues such as the BFI Southbank in London, the International Rotterdam Film Festival, the Today Art Museum in Beijing, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, and the Anthology Film Archives in New York. He has lectured at Ravensbourne College in London, the College Arts Association, and Tsinghua University in... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

11:00am

Accelerator Showcase

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Whether you have a startup that you're looking to take to the next level, or you're just looking for some inspiration from some of the organizations playing a massive role in the burgeoning DC Tech scene, don't miss this rundown of DC's various Accelerator programs. You'll hear from The Fort, Acceleprise, EndeavorDC, MTech, GMU, and Fishbowl Labs -- followed by Q&A from the crowd.


Speakers
avatar for John Casey

John Casey

Managing Director, Mason Venture Mentors
The tagline for Mason Venture Mentors is: "Connecting Experience To Ideas." | | BIO: | John is a member of the research faculty at George Mason University and a program director at Mason Enterprise Center, with a special focus on small business, entrepreneurship and regional economic development. He serves as Director of the Mason Small Business Development Center program, Director of Mason Venture Mentors, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence... Read More →
avatar for Elana Fine

Elana Fine

Managing Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland
Elana Fine was appointed Managing Director of the Dingman Center in July 2012 after joining the team in 2010 as Director of Venture Investments. As Managing Director, Elana's primary focus is leading the Dingman Center in support of its mission and strategic plan.  Elana also develops and maintains relationships with donors, board members, EIRs, the Smith School community and other campus and regional partners. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Katie Gage

Katie Gage

Manager of Programming, Springboard Enterprises
Katie Gage is the Manager of Programming for Springboard Enterprises She runs Springboard's six month accelerator programs, Springboard's Dolphin Tanks and other partnerships and initiatives.
avatar for Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Founder, Endeavor DC
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Exhilarator, Start-up zealot, Native Washingtonian
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Glen Hellman

DC's own Mr. Cranky, Glen's been a founder, a funder, a tinkerer, a breaker of things that work and a fixer of things that break. He's spent 10 years working as a hired-gun turn-around CEO for Venture Capital investors where he became very intimate with corporate missteps and failure. He writes for Tech Cocktail and on his own blog Forward Thinking. You can learn more about Glen on Driven Forward's Website. He is a Global 100 Mentor at the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Mandell

Paul Mandell

CEO, Consero Group LLC
Paul Mandell is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Consero Group LLC, an international executive event company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. In his role as CEO, Paul is responsible for strategic management of the company, as well as oversight of the company’s core functions. He also serves as a mentor with Acceleprise, a DC-based accelerator that provides capital and community support to enterprise entrepreneurs building... Read More →
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Jonathon Perrelli

Jonathon Perrelli started Fortify.vc in May 2011 after founding, leading and exiting four startups over the past 17 years. His experience ranges from founding pre-IPO venture-backed startups to executive level roles with publicly traded companies. He has been a successful angel, investing in startups such as Plaxo, FormSpring and numerous cyber-security firms, and is now a venture capitalist focused on seed and early-stage investments. Prior to... Read More →
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Bud Rosenthal

CEO, Membership & Paid Services Group; co-founder Fishbowl Labs; investment committee AOL Ventures, AOL
Bud is relatively new to the DC region, having moved here about almost 18 months ago to join AOL as SVP/GM of its Paid Services division, and is the co-founder of Fishbowl Labs, a community of startups on the Dulles, VA campus of AOL. The Paid Services division consists of a variety of subscription and advertising driven businesses that collectively deliver over $1 billion in revenue for AOL. | Prior to joining AOL, Bud has held leadership... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Theater

11:00am

Get EVERYONE to Innovate

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In today's world of ever-changing expectations and technology, innovation is the key to success. Too often, companies rely solely on a few highly specialized people to innovate, such as Product Managers or Business Strategists. Companies who can continuously tap into the creativity of their entire workforce, especially engineers, have an enormous strategic advantage over those who can't. Learn the best practices for getting everyone to innovate, and see real-world examples of how these strategies have been applied effectively at Opower, the DC region's hottest technology company. Opower Speakers: Ben Foster-Vice President, Product Yoni Ben-Meshulam- Data Scientist


Speakers
avatar for Yoni Ben-Meshulam

Yoni Ben-Meshulam

Data Scientist, Opower
Promoting an informed, sustainable and egalitarian society. | | I develop insights which help people reduce their energy consumption, share resources and become more informed.
avatar for Ben Foster

Ben Foster

I'm passionate about creating great consumer-facing products that can change the world.

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

1:00pm

How Does the Internet Really Work? The Physical Layer

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We use the Internet for almost all of our work and leisure activities, but few of us have thought about what actually connects the smartphone, tablet or PC to the rest of the world. In this session we'll discuss how the Internet connects us over the air, fiber, copper, coax, even through thousands of miles of space, and discuss FiOS, DSL, LTE and other access networks. We'll also look at the undersea cables that connects continents together.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

1:00pm

5 Crucial APIs to Know About

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Building on, and leveraging, open API’s is now a norm. But they can also be a risk as companies can change the way they allow developers to use APIs. This session will look at today’s hottest API’s, and the risks and rewards for using them in your products.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Hunckler

Matt Hunckler

President and Founder, Verge
Committed business adventurist with a knack for online marketing and community building. | | When I'm not building things, you can find me playing guitar, on the basketball court, or here: http://vergestartups.com

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Laundy

Sasha Laundy

Curriculum & Product, Codecademy
Sasha Laundy is the education specialist at Codecademy in NYC, a platform to make and learn from interactive tutorials. Millions of users in more than 100 countries have taken lessons in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, HTML, and CSS. Students in many industries have used this knowledge to change carreers or become more valuable in their own industries. | | Previously, she worked at Twilio (a telephony API company) in San Francisco, and founded... Read More →
avatar for Evgeny Popov

Evgeny Popov

Founder & CEO, APIphany
Co-founder and CEO of APIphany, a startup company located in Washington D.C. APIphany offers a cloud-based Web API management solution that transforms businesses into business platforms powered by APIs. | I’ve been in IT for more than 15 years in roles ranging from a software developer to a head of a software development practice at a consulting company. I helped design and lead development traditional enterprise and highly scalable... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

1:00pm

Ask An Investor

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"Ask An Investor" will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from a range of some of DC's best-known investors, ranging from angels to VC's and accelerators. This short panel will be moderated by Bill Flook of the Washington Business Journal, followed by plenty of Q&A & discussion with the audience.     

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ed Barrientos

Ed Barrientos

Ed is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Brazen Careerist, a career focused social networking site targeting Gen Y. He is also Managing Partner of Zeitgeist Holdings, L.L.C., an angel investment firm focused on investing in early stage technology companies. From 1996 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Arc Second Inc., a high growth market leader in the field of laser based, high-precision GPS. Ed led Arc Second to a successful exit (acquired by... Read More →
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Bill Flook

Bill Flook covers IT, biotech and venture capital for the Washington Business Journal. As one of the WBJ’s two tech reporters, he spends most of his time writing about entrepreneurship and the startup scene. Bill joined the Business Journal in June 2010 after four years on the Virginia politics and government beat for the Washington Examiner, where he covered the Kaine and McDonnell administrations as well as local, state and federal elections... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Ocampo

Bobby Ocampo

Director, Revolution Ventures
Bobby is a Director of Revolution Ventures, where he is responsible for investment sourcing, execution, oversight, and analytics. | | Bobby is an ardent supporter of the Washington D.C. technology community, where he is featured frequently as a speaker and authority in numerous forums and publications. Bobby is also an advisor at Acceleprise, a Washington D.C.-based enterprise accelerator, and is an Investment Committee Member of CIT GAP... Read More →
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Jonathon Perrelli

Jonathon Perrelli started Fortify.vc in May 2011 after founding, leading and exiting four startups over the past 17 years. His experience ranges from founding pre-IPO venture-backed startups to executive level roles with publicly traded companies. He has been a successful angel, investing in startups such as Plaxo, FormSpring and numerous cyber-security firms, and is now a venture capitalist focused on seed and early-stage investments. Prior to... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

1:00pm

Building a Locally Global Community

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Building a Locally Global Community: How the World Economic Forum Global Shapers in Washington, DC are using the networked world to have impact at home and abroad 

This session will explore the ways in which millennials are leveraging their ability to make impact using technology, networking and dialogue. We will discuss the opportunities available in DC, using a global community, like the World Economic Forum, to not just tackle problems and share solutions in Washington, D.C., but globally. This dynamic conversation will include members of the Washington DC Hub of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.  

 


Moderators
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Mary Galeti

Executive Director and Vice-Chair, Tecovas Foundation
Mary Galeti serves as the Executive Director and Vice-Chair of the Tecovas Foundation. The Tecovas Foundation funds social innovation and entrepreneurship by focusing on building community, leveraging new service models and sustainable economic development both domestically and internationally. Since 2009, Galeti has led Tecovas to develop a concrete vision to increase the foundation’s capacity and effectiveness. The foundation includes... Read More →

Speakers
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Amy Lazarus, IISD

Executive Director, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
Inclusion. Diversity. Leadership. Intergenerational communication. Effectiveness, efficiency, and joy at work. Civic engagement. Youth development. Multiple modes of communication; leveraging technology and face-to-face. Cross-sector partnerships. Social innovation. Tai Chi.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

1:00pm

Visualize 2012 DC
Join the iRise Federal community and visualize new ways to create software that transforms opportunities into success! On Thursday, November 8th, we will be hosting Visualize 2012 @ DC where you can network with peers, learn how we can help reduce development time and costs, and see how new iRise platform extensions can transform and speed business innovation in your organization. http://www.irise.com/visualize2012DC/

Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Capitol View Business & Conference Center 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

Tech Meets Profit and Purpose

Increasingly, innovative uses of technology for social good are being implemented by for-profits, not nonprofits. Come learn more about where tech meets profit AND purpose.

 


Speakers
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Dahna Goldstein

Director, Philanthropy Solutions, Altum
Dahna Goldstein, Founder and CEO of PhilanTech, develops web-based applications for the nonprofit sector, and has worked for venture philanthropies, including Ashoka and Blue Ridge Foundation New York. Dahna also produced interactive eLearning programs, including the award-winning "What Is a Leader?" program, for Harvard Business School Publishing and Global Education Network. Dahna holds a BA from Williams College, a Master of Education... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

2:00pm

Five Habits of Highly Marginal CEOs with Tom Davidson, EverFi

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Let's face it. This start-up stuff ain't easy and anyone who tells you that it is has lost their marbles. EverFi CEO Tom Davidson has been through every phase of the startup world -- from backing early stage tech businesses as a VC to founding one of D.C.'s hottest tech companies to raising over $22 million from the leaders of Silicon Valley. He'll bring some outside-the-box thinking to startup life.


Speakers
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Tom Davidson

Founder and CEO, EverFi, Inc.
Tom Davidson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverFi, Inc. based in Washington, D.C. EverFi is the leading education technology platform company to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills.  EverFi’s education learning platforms include Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Cyberbullying, Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness, and additional product areas to be announced in... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

2:00pm

Innovations in Media

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Media is one of the most rapidly evolving industries today, growing and changing - and permeating our everyday lives. We'll hear from some of the bigest names in media and what their doing to innovate, evolve and keep up with today's technologies.


Moderators
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Frank Gruber

CEO & Cofounder, Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail)
Frank is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his Web product expertise and analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies in articles and videos online. His works have been featured in TechCrunch, iMediaConnection, ReadWriteWeb Network and on his popular personal tech blog, Somewhat Frank, which he kept religiously from June 2005 till December 2009 when he redirected energies towards building... Read More →

Speakers
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Alexis Juneja

Co-Founder; VP, Strategic Development, Curbed Network
Alexis is Co-Founder and VP, Strategic Development of the Curbed Network. The Curbed Network delivers intelligence on real estate & interior design (Curbed.com), restaurants & dining (Eater.com) and fashion & shopping (Racked.com). Through the years, Alexis has been involved in every stage of company development from incorporation, to ad sales, to capital raising; she now focuses on strategic partnerships, organization & corporate development... Read More →
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Zvika Krieger

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Zvika Krieger is a Contributing Editor and Correspondent at The Atlantic. Previously, he was an editor and writer at the Washington-based political magazine The New Republic and a Middle East correspondent for Newsweek, based in Egypt and Lebanon and covering most of the Arab world. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Slate, New York, Arab Reform Bulletin, New Statesman, Chronicle of Higher Education, Beirut Daily... Read More →
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Jeremy Teres

GM, Personal Technology, USA TODAY
Jeremy is GM for Personal Tech at USA TODAY with responsibility for developing new features, partnerships and revenue growth across all platforms including web, mobile, and video.  From 2006-2011, he was director of business development for AOL Media covering strategic partnerships and the establishment of new digital media properties.  Jeremy spent the early part of his career serving in a leadership capacity and co-founder of... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

2:00pm

The Intrapreneur's Dilemma

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The rise of the "intrapreneur" has been an fascinating phenomemon of the 21st Century economy, by treating employees like startup CEO's and allowing them to flex their creative muscles, new products, revenue and even companies are being created.

Here from some of DC's new crop of "intrapreneurs" -- and get inspired to shake things up in your own organization.


Speakers
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Allie Armitage

Mentorship Manager @ EO, Co-founder @ weBike
Allie is co-founder and Marketing Director of weBike, a start up that offers simple, flexible, affordable bike sharing for small communities. She also works at the Entrepreneur's Organization in Alexandria, VA, coordinating mentorship programs globally. She is passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit in DC and is involved with groups such as Hub DC and Sandbox ... also an active lover of travel, coffee and the two mixed together.
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Niamh Hughes

Business & Community Development, General Assemb.ly
Niamh Hughes is a Business and Community Development professional with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who has worked with a number of start-ups in a variety of industries including construction, recruiting, sustainable product design and digital media. | | Niamh most recently joined General Assembly. She is also a New York ambassador for Sandbox - a global organization of 700+ entrepreneurial minded young leaders across 60+ countries... Read More →
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DJ Saul

CMO, iStrategyLabs
DJ is the CMO at iStrategyLabs, focusing on internal products (Grandstand & Social Machines), while exploring new partnerships & opportunities for iSL and it’s team members. DJ brands, markets, and creates experiences that launch companies, sell products, and connects people and organizations with what they need to succeed. Most recently, he created the “International Venture Spa” which brings together startups, innovators and investors... Read More →
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Neil Shah

Neil Shah is the Founder of Compass Partners and the Community Manager on the Product Team at EverFi. He's passionate about the intersection of technology and education, and spends his days thinking about how people can learn more effectively in the digital age.
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Justin Thorp

Marketing Manager, HelloWallet
Justin manages online marketing at HelloWallet. Prior, he worked at AddThis as Developer Community Manager, Marketing Manager, and Director of Publisher Happiness. He was also a Web Strategist & Developer at CACI assigned full time to the Library of Congress.

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

2:00pm

The New Face of R&D: Building Lean Products in Big Companies

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With so many large organizations starting to recognize the value of a lean approach, after you strip away all of the hype and the talk at the surface, what does it really take to get there?  Angie Shelton, Product Team lead at Capital One's Digital Innovation Lab, will talk about how one of the largest banks in America builds, tests, and ships products at startup speeds.

Featured speaker: Angie Shelton, Head of Product, Digital Lab at Capital One

 


Speakers
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Angie Shelton

Head of Product, Capital One Labs
Designing new digital experiences for Capital One's 72M customers at the intersection of mobile commerce, digital payments and social platforms.


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

2:30pm

Gaming and Mobile Tech in the Developing World:Following Your Instincts

Join us for this special keynote session by Rachel Cook, a previous Futures/Equities Trader who left that world to direct/produce The Microlending Film Project. The project is a global exploration of the impact of microloans on women, which was shot on four continents and premiered as the Feature Presentation at the Chicago International Film Festival. Filming in Nairobi and seeing the sophisticated text-message based money transfer infrastructure there led Cook to patent and launch Seeds, a social game for mobile microlending from the developed to the developing world.  


Speakers

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

3:00pm

Examining the 2012 election through the eyes of social analytics

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Exponential development in technology and social media over the past four years has allowed us to see political campaigns through a different light, shifting conversation and debate into the hands of the people. This year, scholars, media, and the campaigns themselves have utilized unprecedented amounts of data to look beyond the polls in order to cultivate strategies and tell compelling stories. This panel takes a look at how social data has impacted our ability to understand sentiment, make predictions, activate the people, and devise strategies impacting a presidential campaign.

 


Moderators
avatar for Alexander Howard

Alexander Howard

Senior Editor, Technology and Society, Huffington Post
In May 2015, Alexander B. Howard became the first senior editor for technology and society at The Huffington Post. He is a former research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Ash Center for Democratic Innovation in Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2013, Howard founded e-PluribusUnum.org, a blog focused on open government and civic technology. Previously, he was the Washington Correspondent... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Greenberger

Director, Washington Sales, Twitter, Inc.
I manage the Twitter political team based in DC and have spent the past 20+ years at the intersection of politics and digital communication. I am passionate about my work, my family and my Redskins. Not necessarily in that order.
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John Scott

Senior Digital Analyst, Weber Shandwick
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Paul Singer

Politics Editor, USA Today
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Aaron Smith

Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet
Aaron Smith is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. He is an expert in the growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet in connecting Americans to political and civic issues, and ongoing demographic trends in technology adoption. He has conducted recent research on views on the future of technology, African Americans and technology use, and online dating and relationships. Smith is a native Texan and... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

3:00pm

Getting from Start to Finish

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Steps the pros take to build a website, design an experiential exhibit, and launch a start-up. This exciting session is composed of three 10 minute talks, with 20 minutes of Q&A after. Please join us for this lively discussion.


Speakers
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Zvi Band

CEO, Contactually
I'm a hacker/founder. I'm passionate about building products for a better world, building a better community, and hopefully some personal success while doing it. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Guilty of: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | http://contactually.com... Read More →
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Zach Goodwin

Creative Director, iStrategyLabs
Zach Goodwin is the Creative Director of iStrategyLabs. Zach finds it unnatural to write in the third person but if he had to, he would brag in the following ways: Zach is an obsessive-compulsive designer, an inventive writer, and a two-time ADDY and Webby winner. He is also prone to being blondish and over-tall. | | For the last 5 years, Zach has lost sleep in pursuit of campaigns, identities, commercials, websites, iOS apps... Read More →
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Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth has been in the design business for almost ten years fulfilling her dream of working in design and furthering the field with meaningful, thoughtful and purposeful examples of design excellence. Jill is the owner of Citizen Creative, a DC based design studio where the name “Citizen” represents an allegiance to gorgeous, thoughtful design. Citizen Creative focuses on experience design, specifically space identity, wayfinding signage... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

3:00pm

Special Talks: Regional Perspectives

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Tech communities are blossoming across the DC region and far beyond. Come hear from a variety of community builders about what's happening in DC, Baltimore, Las Vegas and more!


Speakers
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Evan Burfield

Chairman, Startup DC
Evan Burfield is passionately committed to turning the D.C. region into the center of entrepreneurial efforts to reinvent America. A serial entrepreneur, Evan is the chairman of Startup DC, the chairman and co-founder of Hallway, a mentor with The Fort, and managing partner of K Street Capital. He also sits on the boards of advisors for startups including Lemur and Ivy’s. | | Evan’s community leadership flows from his belief in... Read More →
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Greg Cangialosi

CEO, Nucleus Ventures
Greg Cangialosi is an entrepreneur, and early stage investor based in Baltimore, MD. He has built a reputation as a leader in today’s online landscape as both a marketer and entrepreneur. Most recently Greg is a co-founder of Betamore, a Baltimore based urban campus for technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to that his company, Blue Sky Factory, a leading email marketing service provider was acquired by WhatCounts in... Read More →
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Matt Hunckler

President and Founder, Verge
Committed business adventurist with a knack for online marketing and community building. | | When I'm not building things, you can find me playing guitar, on the basketball court, or here: http://vergestartups.com
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Andy White

Startup Advocate, Downtown San Diego Partnership
I'm currently the Startup Advocate with the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The goal of the role is to create an environment to foster the growth of startups in downtown San Diego. Prior to this, I was one of the founding partners of the VegasTechFund part of the Downtown Project.


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

3:00pm

The Share Economy

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"The Share Economy" will highlight the companies shaking up entire industries by creating peer-to-peer marketplaces. In this fast-tempo'd panel moderated by Stacey Price of Think Local First, you'll see what obsticles they've encountered, what they've learned, and where it's all going.  


Speakers
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Noah Karesh

CEO, Feastly
Noah is an Innovative food enthusiast and technology lover. He is obsessed with building products that create disruption. From a social media driven taco stand in the Middle East to a highly praised pop-up cafe in D.C. (Blind Dog Cafe), to his current startup Feastly, Noah uses creative dining concepts to build community around the world.
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Nick Miller

Founder, CEO, Parking Panda
Co-Founder and CEO of Parking Panda, an online marketplace and optimization platform for parking. My passion is building things that make difficult processes easier for consumers. I'm also techie and sociologist interested in how technology impacts social revolution and civil society.
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Padden Guy Murphy

Policy Partnerships, Lyft
Getaround provides a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that enables car | owners to rent their cars - from Priuses to Teslas - to a community of | trusted drivers by hour, day, or week using just their smartphones. | | Car owners invest huge amounts of time and money into an asset they barely | use. The average car is idle 92% of the time, while potential drivers walk | past block after block of underutilized cars. We are here to... Read More →
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Stacey Price

Think Local First DC
I believe being successful comes with doing what you love. As a community activator, I merge together my love of community development, small business and education with my skills as a PR and Communications professional. I create dynamic campaign and promotions that drive traffic into businesses and neighborhoods.

Sponsors

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

3:00pm

After School Hackathon Preparation Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 7 and Thursday Nov 8th: 3:00PM to 5:30PM, room 215, Adaptive Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – After School Hackathon Preparation Sessions.  Room 215 will be available after 3:00PM both Wednesday and Thursday for developers and young adults with disabilities who are interested in participating in the Saturday, November 10th, Accessibility Hackathon, to get together and prepare, through mentorships and peer to peer help – getting the development environment set up etc.  Come work with the Accessibility Arcade adaptive gaming stations and learning lab.  We have 11 iPads as well as a comprehensive list of adaptive technologies like screenreaders, screenmagnifiers, speech recognition, etc.  

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

4:00pm

A Fireside Chat with Andy Carvin & Peter Corbett

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Andy Carvin (@acarvin) is NPR's senior product manager for online communities, has been called "a one-man Twitter news bureau" by the Washington Post, and is the 2011 winner of the Knight-Batten Award for Innovation for his Twitter reporting. From Tripoli to Tunisia to the 2012 Presidential Election - Andy's real-time view into what's moving the world is a unique perspective and an real asset his audience.

Andy will be interviewed by Peter Corbett (@corbett3000), CEO of iStrategyLabs and co-producer of DCWEEK.


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

4:00pm

Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs?

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Also known as crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, social funding or hyper funding, these terms describe the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support an individual or organization. Crowdfunding has been used to support everything from disaster relief, citizen journalism, artists, political campaigns, free software development and scientific research.  

Because of new policy changes, startups will soon be able to raise money by crowdfunding in exchange for small amounts of equity. This session will look more in depth at how crowdfunding might affect entrepreneurs, investors and the entire startup ecosystem from multiple viewpoints. 


Speakers
avatar for Maurice Lopes

Maurice Lopes

CEO and Co-Founder, EarlyShares.com
Maurice Lopes is an expert in building successful businesses.  He is currently the CEO and co-founder of EarlyShares.com.  Conceived out of Mr. Lopes’ frustration in the lack of resources afforded to the small business owner, EarlyShares.com is dedicated to bridging the funding gap for small business entrepreneurs through the application of Crowdfunding.  Mr. Lopes’ enviable successes in the development of small... Read More →
avatar for Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Co-Founder, Fundrise and Popularise
Ben is the co-founder of Fundrise, an online investment platform for local real estate and businesses, and also founder of Popularise, a real estate crowdsourcing website.  Ben is Managing Partner of Rise Development, a real estate development company focused on the Mid-Atlantic. https://fundrise.com/       https://popularise.com/
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Dan Mindus

Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds
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Melinda Wittstock

CEO & Founder, NewsiT
I'm an entrepreneur, social media maven, executive and award-winning journalist - and the founder and CEO of NewsiT. | | NewsiT is a mobile 'Big Data' crowd-sourcing platform for people to discover facts and friends around interests they share with people they trust. We put the 'trust' in social media - with algorithms and processes to vet and validate raw user-generated content in real time. | | We license our platform (iPhone/iPad/web... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Terrace Gallery

4:00pm

Freelance Warfare: Tips, tricks and lessons learned from years in the Freelance Trenches

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Tips, tricks and lessons learned from years in the Freelance Trenches. Composed of a panel discussion, with 20 minutes Q&A. 


Speakers
avatar for Zach Goodwin

Zach Goodwin

Creative Director, iStrategyLabs
Zach Goodwin is the Creative Director of iStrategyLabs. Zach finds it unnatural to write in the third person but if he had to, he would brag in the following ways: Zach is an obsessive-compulsive designer, an inventive writer, and a two-time ADDY and Webby winner. He is also prone to being blondish and over-tall. | | For the last 5 years, Zach has lost sleep in pursuit of campaigns, identities, commercials, websites, iOS apps... Read More →
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Anne C. Kerns, AIGA

President, Anne Likes Red, Inc.
I am the face behind Anne Likes Red! I been a practicing designer in the DC area since the early 90s and successfully self-employed for the past six and a half years. | | I am passionate about collaborating with clients to help them solve their communication challenges with the power of design. Thinking about the best way to approach a solution; using color and type and pacing; eliciting responses that resonate with their intended... Read More →
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Carolyn Sewell

Chief Doodler, Carolyn Sewell Design
Carolyn is a serious doodler in love with all things unicorny and typographic. It was during 8th grade study hall that she knew she wanted to be a graphic designer. While other students were doing homework, she was hand-lettering her friends’ book covers for $1 ($2 if you wanted paisley). Book covers became pep rally signs and college projects became paying clients. Her work has been published in Communication Arts, Grafik, HOW, GDUSA, CMYK and... Read More →
avatar for Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth has been in the design business for almost ten years fulfilling her dream of working in design and furthering the field with meaningful, thoughtful and purposeful examples of design excellence. Jill is the owner of Citizen Creative, a DC based design studio where the name “Citizen” represents an allegiance to gorgeous, thoughtful design. Citizen Creative focuses on experience design, specifically space identity, wayfinding signage... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Dome Theater

4:00pm

The New Economy: Technology for Social Impact.

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When digital technology collides with a movement of socially-minded citizens and entrepreneurs, good things happen. As digital technology has become more ubiquitous, it has empowered citizens the world over to improve their lives and communities, and to solve problems in new and effective ways. It has enabled governments to provide greater value to their citizens, and has provided voices to those who have for too long been unheard. This session will take a deeper look at some of the ways technology is being used to make a tangible social impact. 


Moderators
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Charles Firestone

Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, Aspen Institute

Speakers
avatar for Lucky Gunasekara

Lucky Gunasekara

CEO, Vulcan Labs
Q: What are you passionate about? | | A: Applying networks, crowds and markets for social impact | | | | My Bio: | | As a child, Lucky believed that geeks would one day save the world. He also believed that the world of Tron was real (he was 5). While the latter turned out sadly not to be true, nudging the former incrementally closer to the truth has become the focus of his life's work. As the co-founder of San... Read More →
avatar for Noah Kunin

Noah Kunin

Technology Portfolio Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
avatar for Ann Millspaugh

Ann Millspaugh

Columbia Heights Community Wireless Network, Organizer
Ann works as the Online Community Manager at the EdLab Group, a nonprofit that serves as a hub for a variety of projects and programs related to STEM education and digital inclusion. When she's not at her day job, she's the co-organizer of the Columbia Heights Community Wireless Network, a project that's part of a larger citywide initiative to provide internet access to the District. | | Keywords: community controlled communications... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

5:00pm

Fireside Chat with Steve Davis of SpaceX and Frank Gruber

Join us for this exciting talk with Steve Davis, Director of Advanced Projects at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Davis has worked at SpaceX since 2003 and was one of the first employees in a company which has grown to 1500 employees. At SpaceX, Steve has also worked as Chief Engineer on the Falcon-1 Guidance, Navigation, and Control system and as Lead Systems Engineer on the Dragon Spacecraft Program. The latter culminated in SpaceX’s “Dragon Demo C1 Mission,” the first time in history that a private entity launched, orbited, reentered, and recovered a space capsule.

Steve will be interviewed by Frank Gruber, Tech Cocktail CEO and DCWEEK Co-producer. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the private space company founded by Elon Musk that was the first privately owned company to send a spacecraft to the space station.

 


Speakers
avatar for Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Director of Advanced Projects, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
Dr. Steve Davis has worked at SpaceX since 2003 and was one of the first employees in a company which has grown to 1500 employees. At SpaceX, Steve has also worked as Chief Engineer on the Falcon-1 Guidance, Navigation, and Control system and as Lead Systems Engineer on the Dragon Spacecraft Program. The latter culminated in SpaceX’s “Dragon Demo C1 Mission,” the first time in history that a private entity launched, orbited... Read More →
avatar for Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber

CEO & Cofounder, Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail)
Frank is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his Web product expertise and analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies in articles and videos online. His works have been featured in TechCrunch, iMediaConnection, ReadWriteWeb Network and on his popular personal tech blog, Somewhat Frank, which he kept religiously from June 2005 till December 2009 when he redirected energies towards building... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Ballroom

5:00pm

Reboot America Summit Welcome Reception

On November 8th, Reboot America will launch its inaugural summit in the afterglow of the 2012 Elections and during DCWeek. This unique time and place will give startups and corporations the opportunity to grow their networks while discussing innovative solutions to help spur business and economic growth in America. The main focus of Thursday night's Welcome Reception is a speed dating event to connect startups and corporations in areas of mutual interest. The main Reboot America events will take place on Friday, November 9th. For more info, please see www.rebootamerica.org Buy tickets at http://rebootamerica.eventbrite.com/


Thursday November 8, 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20229

6:00pm

DCYE & Drinks: DC Week Style

Join us for drinks and music with the best treppy crowd in DC!


Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tropicalia 2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

6:00pm

DCWEEK Tech Cocktail

What's Tech Cocktail?  The premise is simple; we mix together your region’s hottest tech startups with a few hundred passionate technophiles- and serve over cocktails.  The result is delicious blend of entrepreneurs, investors, employers, job seekers, and those simply looking for a fun environment to mingle with fellow local tech enthusiasts. 

Come see over a dozen of the regions hottest startups at DCWEEK's Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase & Mixer!


Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

6:30pm

Michael Nelson: My Life as an Intrapreneur - November 2012 Innovate DC Meetup
My Life as an Intrapreneur - Michael Nelson, Bloomberg Government http://www.meetup.com/InnovateDC/ About Michael Nelson Michael analyzes technology policy for Bloomberg Government (bgov.com), a new, online service explaining how government actions affect business. For the last five years, Michael has been a professor of Internet studies in Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) Program, a trans-disciplinary masters program for students and researchers interested in how information technology is shaping society and vice versa. At Georgetown, he conducted research and teaching courses on The Future of the Internet, innovation, technology forecasting, and e-government, as well as consulting and speaking on Internet technology and policy. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Michael spent almost ten years as Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and implement IBM's Next Generation Internet strategy. Prior to that, Michael was Director for Technology Policy at the FCC, where he helped craft policies to spur the growth of the Internet. Before joining the FCC in January 1997, Michael was Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked with Vice President Al Gore on telecommunications policy, encryption and online privacy, electronic commerce, and information policy. Michael has a PhD from MIT, a BS from Caltech, and last year was named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions to science and technology in the field of information, computing and communication. Watch Michael's TEDxGeorgetown talk, The Internet and Facebook Diplomacy (http://youtu.be/Cc7k_7K8sUU).

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tropicalia 2001 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

6:30pm

Co-Founders Wanted Washington D.C.
Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a free profile at cofounderslab.com! http://www.meetup.com/Co-Founders-Wanted-Washington-DC/

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cooley LLP 77 6th Street NW, #1100, Washington, DC 20001

7:30pm

Developing Physical and Digital Communities

The panel is going to be an introduction to how real estate developers, web developers, and community developers shape the way we interact with the world around us. We will discuss: - What they have in common. - What they were thinking when they created the framework for their project(s). - Their thoughts on art, creativity and cross-pollination in real estate, technology, and community development, and if these things make their project(s) more relevant, interesting and better received by the public. - AND what "placemaking" means to them and their field of expertise. So come and enjoy this once in a life time opportunity to see all three types of developers (real estate, web and community) in one room at the same time and enjoy 'Developing Digital & Physical Communities.' 

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Thursday November 8, 2012 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Gallery Building (Stages Premier Offices) 1515 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005
 
Friday, November 9
 

9:00am

Reboot America Summit

On November 8th and 9th, Reboot America will hold its inaugural summit in the afterglow of the 2012 Elections and during DCWeek. This unique time and place will give startups and corporations the opportunity to grow their networks while discussing innovative solutions to help spur business and economic growth in America. Following the Thursday night's Welcome Reception, the second day of the Summit will begin with a keynote speaker and then an open innovation series during which innovators will present 1-minute pitches of their latest disruptive ideas. The track-specific portion of the Summit will feature an industry panel and a startup pitch showcase. We will end the day with a closing keynote speaker. For more info, please see www.rebootamerica.org Buy tickets at http://rebootamerica.eventbrite.com/


Friday November 9, 2012 9:00am - 3:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20229

9:00am

2000 K St. - A Social Experiment in Mobile Working

FREE On-Demand Professional Workspace!! Touchdown Space (local DC Startup) is offering up 12 private offices and 15 coworking / collaborative workspaces (first come first serve basis) to everyone attending DCWEEK for FREE. All week long. Click the link below for more information / to book a workspace right now! Get your work on. --> http://bit.ly/TkhKyV


Friday November 9, 2012 9:00am - 7:00pm
Touchdown Space 2000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

10:00am

Story Innovation: Transmedia, Web Cinema, and Participatory Storytelling

Advances in technology have provided storytellers with new platforms to play and experiment with. In this session, innovative storytellers will showcase their boundary-pushing projects, share their process, and discuss practical concerns like distribution, funding, and marketing. Featured projects include: a web-based cinema project that combines verité and participatory footage; a transmedia project that fuses app production and the web; and an experiential learning and cross-media project geared towards children. This session is hosted by Felicia Pride of Pride Collaborative and The Create Daily.


Friday November 9, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Affinity Lab 920 U St., Washington, DC 20001

11:00am

Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Day 2012

One of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s signature events is the annual Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day Conference. At this event students and alumni interact with world-class entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas, and the campus community celebrates entrepreneurial success. Event Highlights: •Career Panel Series: Panelists will discuss a diverse set of topics such as entrepreneurial first steps, startups when in school or after working for a large company, and how to join the entrepre neurial community without being a founder. •Keynote Speakers: Keynote speakers throughout the day will describe his or her journey with entrepreneurship. •Break Out Sessions: Small group sessions focused on International Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Non-Technology Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Finance Entrepreneurship. Groups will be lead by Georgetown’s very own Emerging Markets Group, Net-Impact Group, Gourmet Club and Sports Club, Technology Club, and Finance Club. •Rocket Pitch: A two-minute pitch made by aspiring student entrepreneurs. •Closing Reception: Interact and meet successful entrepreneurs including: student entrepreneurs, alumni entrepreneurs, panelists, speakers, and Hoya Challenge competitors. Rocket Pitch winners will be announced. Eventbrite link: http://entrepreneurshipday.eventbrite.com/ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/381780981900132/


Friday November 9, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Rafik B. Hariri Building - McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

1:00pm

DC/MD/VA Student Startup Career and Internship Fair 2012

100s of DC/MD/VA Students Looking for Internships and Jobs at the Hottest DC Area Startups! All Majors, All Skills, All Levels Students from over 10 local universities including University of Maryland, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and George Mason University http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3379


Friday November 9, 2012 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union 3100 Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742

2:00pm

Getting Started with Apple iBooks Author
Get a quick start guide to getting up and running with Apple iBooks Author from certified Apple instructor Rich Harrington! He'll give you a detailed introduction to using the iBooks Author platform. You’ll find out what it takes to be on your way to your next digital creation. You’ll get an insider's view on new in-app features such as photo galleries, video, audio, and interactive photos!

Friday November 9, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Future Media Concepts 1627 K Street Northwest #900, Washington, DC 20006

6:00pm

EVENTS 2.0: Events & Technology - Improving The Experience

Events are crucial to our daily lives, anything from a birthday, wedding, non-profit event or something a bit more professional like networking sessions, conferences or expo. Its something we all take a part of, either we're aware of it or not, we need events to stay connected to people around us. As the world changes, it seems like events fail to move forward at the same pace. Once events are created, organizers are still wary about turnout. Once the event is a sure thing, we still have questions of WHO, WHEN & WHERE. Once we get there, we have no connection to the organizer/event/agenda/table or seat. After, attendees constantly clawing for photos to keep the memory going.

WE ALL BELIEVE IN A BETTER EVENT EXPERIENCE:

SOCIALTABLES > http://www.socialtables.com

KOJAMI > http://www.kojami.com

EVENTSTIR > http://www.eventstir.com

KISSING SWANS > http://www.kissingswans.com

Come out before the closing party to check out these great companies, unique co-working space and free beer and snacks! #DCWEEK #EVENTEXPERIENCE


Friday November 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Canvas Co-Working 1203 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

8:00pm

DCWEEK Closing Party Presented by Ford

If you don't have a Gold or VIP Badge - buy tickets to this party here.

The DCWEEK Closing Party presented by Ford will take place in an abandoned and reinvented space on DC's revitalized H Street NE. Attendance is limited to 3,000. 

It will feature:

  • Open Bar (beer, wine and bourbon till we run out)
  • Live music, performances and interactive experiences
  • DCWEEK Artist Grant funded works
  • A preview of No Kings Collective SubMerge art show
  • The beloved Shake Shack will be giving out free custard

There are two ways to get tickets:

  • Purchase via this RSVP for access only to the Closing Party
  • Gold and VIP badge holders for DCWEEK have access to this event and many others. Grab a badgehere.

Ford Artists Installations:

Status Update (by Farah Ahmed

Dash (by Greg Deal

Trans-Fusion (by Kate Warren)

Untitled (by James Kern)

Harmony (by Matthew Curran)

Drive You Life (by Thomas Pipkin)

Drive You Life (by Xander Walker)

NKC Artists:

The show will feature prominent DC and national artists who will invade the transformed environment in distinct zones within the space. Participating artists include Kelly TowlesGregg DealBrandon Hill,Paul MericleTruth Among LiarsStrata Artists Collective, Anthony Smallwood, Rock Creek Social ClubTim ConlonJuan Pineda, Decoy, Katie WarrenXxistMichael OwenMatt CurranMartin swiftTariq TuckerMargo Elsayd and James Kerns.

DJ sets by Jerome Baker III


Friday November 9, 2012 8:00pm - 12:00am
Fashion One 700 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002