Learn best practices for inclusive hiring and culture building on Nov. 6 [Events Roundup] - Technical.ly DC


Nov. 4, 2019 2:54 pm

Learn best practices for inclusive hiring and culture building on Nov. 6 [Events Roundup]

Plus, events hosted by HousingTech Ventures, the Flatiron School, Out in Tech DC and General Assembly.
Diverse teams.

Diverse teams.

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Events Roundup is a Technical.ly column where we highlight events happening in the D.C. area each month. Got a submission? Email us the details so we can consider it for our next roundup.

Some prominent diversity and inclusion leaders working in the local tech scene are gathering for a panel discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Ogilvy DC is sponsoring the “Beyond the Buzzwords: Insights into Inclusive Hiring and Culture Building” panel discussion and networking event, and will be hosting it at its office at 1111 19th St. NW. Attendees can expect to come learn about how to better attract and retain diverse employees. The event will specifically focus how on executives and HR representatives can improve workplace cultures.

Tickets to the event are $10 through Tuesday.


Imani Greene, an advertising and communications professional, will moderate the candid discussion. Panelists include:

  • Hilliary Turnipseed, leader of the diversity and inclusion practice for boutique talent consultancy, Shadow Search
  • Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech and senior software engineer at the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Kelly Miller, director at Banner Public Affairs and organizer at Tech, Rebalanced

Here are some more events happening this month:

HousingTech Interactive

HousingTech Ventures is hosting this event to explore tech solutions for housing affordability. Six startups with tech solutions for the housing market will demo their products. The free event with complimentary food and drinks will be sponsored by Zillow and Fannie Mae.

  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • 421 Seventh St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
  • Register. Free.

Out in Tech DC | Tech & Campaign 2020

Out in Tech DC, the local chapter of the nonprofit helping LGBTQ+ people advance in the tech community, is teaming up with TheBridge to host this panel discussion on how the upcoming national election will impact the local tech community.


  • Wednesday, Nov. 13
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Axios, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., #1300, Arlington, Virginia, 22201
  • RSVP. Free.

Coding Day for Beginners

Coding bootcamp the Flatiron School DC is hosting a full-day educational workshop for beginner coders. Instructors will guide attendees through basic concepts of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Bring your own laptop to participate. The event will break for lunch.

  • Saturday, Nov. 16
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WeWork College Park, 7761 Diamondback Drive, College Park, Maryland, 20742
  • RSVP. Free.

Design + Donuts

Coding school General Assembly, in conjunction with informal coding group Code & Coffee, is hosting Design + Donuts, a monthly gathering for software developers to learn and collaborate. This session has a theme of growth, and will feature a learning discussion followed by some coding collaboration.

  • Thursday, Nov. 21
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • General Assembly, 509 Seventh St. NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C., 20004
  • Register. Free.

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