Hey, guess what? There are many amazing women doing great work in the D.C.-area tech community. This should come as no surprise to dedicated readers of Technical.ly DC, but we’re launching a new, ongoing series anyway, to further highlight the stories and projects of local women technologists.
It was the tech startup culture of Amber Stradford’s first job that convinced her tech was where she wanted to be.
Hailing from the Adams Morgan area of D.C., Stradford worked mostly for startups until she decided to become a self-employed consultant and launch her own company, Endorsevent.
The freelance product manager launched Endorsevent just four months ago. The site aims to connect individuals and organizations with small business for sponsorship opportunities.
Stratford is also one of the founders of the D.C. chapter of Girl Develop It, which provides affordable web development classes with a special focus on women. The group is offering a one-night Intro to UX course on Nov. 5.
Lately, when the gadget aficionado is not busy digging into the Ruby programming language she’s out scanning Kickstarter for exciting new projects.
“This year I purchased my first two robots on Kickstarter, maybe some of the best purchases I’ve made in life!” Stradford said. “I haven’t been this excited since 3D printers started becoming affordable.”