DC Startup Week is hosting a community holiday party on Dec. 12 [Events Roundup] - Technical.ly DC


Dec. 2, 2019 3:58 pm

DC Startup Week is hosting a community holiday party on Dec. 12 [Events Roundup]

Plus, tech events from The Video Show, Flatiron School, Technical.ly (hi!) and Thinkful.
‘Tis the season.

'Tis the season.

(Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

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.

Can you believe we’re 29 days away from a new year? Before 2019 is up, the organizers behind DC Startup Week are living it up by throwing a startup community holiday party for all on Thursday, Dec. 12. The event is free and will be hosted at WeWork at 1100 15th Street Ave. NW.


DC Startup Week is asking attendees to bring donations to GOODProjects, a local nonprofit on a mission to fight poverty. Those interested can bring items such as winter hats, gloves, socks, unopened hygiene products and nonperishable food like chips and granola bars. Attendees who donate will receive a DC Startup Week t-shirt.

Also, be sure to dress to impress: There will be prizes given out for the best outfits of the night. The party kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

The year is almost over, so don’t miss out on these last few events to close out the decade:

The Video Show 2019

This new conference coming to D.C. will explore every aspect of video content creation over a two-day span. There will be an array of big brands and startups on display throughout the conference, along with seminars, live demos and masterclasses. It’s free to explore the exhibition hall but access to the full conference costs per day.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 5
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
  • Register. Prices vary.


This monthly event series brought to you by the organizers of DC Startup Week will feature a breakfast and workshop hosted by Kim Cayce who will discuss the right source of capital for every stage in your startup journey.


  • Friday, Dec. 13
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Convene, 575 Seventh St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
  • Register. $25.

Capture The Flag for Beginners: Workshop

The Flatiron School is hosting this intro to CTF event for aspiring hackers to test their skills in a safe and controlled environment. Instructors will be present for guidance and setup. You’ll need to bring your own laptop to participate.

  • Saturday, Dec. 14
  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • Flatiron School, 1440 G St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.

Technical.ly Awards 2019

This one’s exciting: The Technical.ly Awards honor people and companies making a big difference within our tech communities, and the annual event is coming to the District soon. We will be celebrating the 12 technologists who were chosen as the inaugural RealLIST Engineers, and announcing the winners of seven different awards categories. Plus, of course, expect networking, food and drinks. See you there!

  • Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Mindspace DC, 1301 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
  • Register. $25.

Intro to Data Science: Predictive Modeling

Thinkful is hosting this online webinar about data science, predictive modeling and how to implement those in a Python environment.

  • Thursday, Dec. 26
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Register. Free.

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