WashingTECH wants to be your weekly fix of tech policy - Technical.ly DC

Business

Jun. 7, 2017 8:00 am

WashingTECH wants to be your weekly fix of tech policy

The DC-based podcast by attorney Joe Miller is trying to put a fresh spin on the intersection of technology and legislation.

WashingTECH host Joe Miller at the mic.

Courtesy photo

Joe Miller was feeling bogged down by the heft of policy research around tech.

As an advisor to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Miller at times felt overwhelmed by a constant stream of policy developments, with only a limited amount of time available to catch up on the incoming news. That’s why, in 2015, he started WashingTECH: a podcast to help others keep up  with the tech policy.

With the weekly podcast, Miller aims to keep his audience as effective on their job as possible, which is why each of his episodes features career and networking insights from his guests. But just because the focus is policy doesn’t mean that it has to be boring.

“They’re not just a bunch of suits,” Miller said of his audience. “They’re diverse, they’re interesting and fun. “This isn’t about some boring CLE event with dry speakers and stale bagels, so I don’t see a need to talk to them like they’re just a bunch of robots or cogs in the wheel.”

To keep things fresh, Miller tackles topics that are trending in media coverage. Think privacy issues around social media, online surveillance by police forces or ISIS’ digital footprint. Other episodes have broached subjects like integrating robotics into K-12 education and the impact of autonomous vehicles in the job market, particularly for people of color.

It’s not going to stop there, Miller said. WashingTECH is working to “develop products and services that address policymaking as a lifestyle more so than a job,” according to Miller.

While the interest continues to rise nationally, there are still only a few tech centered podcasts that call Washington D.C. home. But Miller is hopeful that in the future this will change. “Anyone thinking about starting a podcast should realize that no one has ever, or will ever, do it from [your] unique point of view,”

WashingTECH is updated weekly through its website as well as several podcast streaming services.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Civic technologists: Propose a session for the 2019 Code for America Summit

These were our 10 most-read DC tech stories of 2018

Tech Lady Hackathon changes name to ‘Tech, Rebalanced’

SPONSORED

DC

Building a data acquisition system? Don’t make this mistake

DC, SF, NYC

Nava

Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now
Washington DC

The Washington Post

Back End Developer/ Engineer – Arc Engineering

Apply Now
DC

CasaOne

Washington DC Operations Associate

Apply Now

DC Tech Stories: How I/O Spaces is building community for African Diaspora entrepreneurs

DC Tech Stories: On ‘The Winding Path’ with Roselle Safran

DC Tech Stories talks burnout and balance with community organizers

SPONSORED

DC

This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry

DC

Factory Four

Client Service Analyst

Apply Now
Washington, DC

Nava

Infrastructure Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
DC

Process Street

People & Operations Manager

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!