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Jan. 2, 2020 10:07 am

1 Million Cups DC events will return on Jan. 8 at WeWork Navy Yard [Events Roundup]

Plus, more events from the Office of the Chief Technology Officer's Eva Reid, Thinkful, TechLatino and the Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup to kick off the new year.
A 1 Million Cups event in D.C. in February 2019.

A 1 Million Cups event in D.C. in February 2019.

(Photo via @1mcdc on Instagram)

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.


The local chapter of 1 Million Cups will return this January with two events at a new location.

The biweekly event series features one or two entrepreneurs who share specific challenges faced by their company. Unlike a traditional pitch event, 1 Million Cups wants attendees to ask questions and discuss ways to help these entrepreneurs solve their most difficult problems to help scale their ventures. The event series usually takes place in the morning, with coffee.

Last year, events were held at various locations, including the original 1776 DC office and We Work Metropolitan Square. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1 Million Cups returns at WeWork Navy Yard located at 80 M St. SE. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and will feature a presentation by Cherry Blossom Intimates, an intimates boutique business for cancer survivors.

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The next 1 Million Cups event is set for Jan. 22 with a presentation from ImagineBC, which runs a platform for content providers to monetize their creative expertise.

To kick off 2020, try to make it out to some of these tech events happening this month:

DC Government Women in Tech

Eva Reid, a senior analyst in geospatial technologies at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, is hosting this networking event for local women working in government and technology. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to I Support the Girls.

  • Thursday, Jan. 9
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Ana at District Winery, 385 Water Street SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
  • Register. $5.

Thinkful Webinar: Becoming a Data Analyst Info Session

Thinkful is hosting this online webinar for interested technologists to learn about what a data analyst does and how they can get involved in its data analytics education program. No prior experience is needed.

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  • Wednesday, Jan. 15
  • 9 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Register. Free.

TechLatino Cyber Security BootCamp

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association is hosting this daylong cyber bootcamp to promote STEM education and equip minorities with tech skills for a better diverse workforce. Students can attend the event for free.

  • Thursday, Jan. 23
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Comcast, 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
  • Register. Free.

Jumpstart your gov agency’s path to 2020 cloud vision

This event hosted by the Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup is open to the public to come and hear government and industry leaders share their thoughts on security and compliance considerations, cloud fundamentals and more.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29
  • 6  to 8 p.m.
  • 1776 Lafayette Square, 740 15th St. NW, #900, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.
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