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Rocking the Suburbs
This is a mother-daughter dance you won’t want to miss. The DMV’s own DJ Curly Sue is still spinning sick beats amid the pandemic, now just from the comfort of her mother’s kitchen in Upper Marlboro. Every Sunday morning, while mom Lynn Stoutamire works the ones-and-twos on the stovetop making brunch, daughter Ashley Pittman plays hip-hop, funk, R&B, Afrobeat and — duh — go-go. And when the beat’s just right, mom shakes a tailfeather waving “spatulas, spoons,” even “a bottle of Lysol.” The dynamic duo have attracted a worldwide following. Washington City Paper has the deets on the hottest new Sunday Brunch ticket in town.
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Slack is great for sharing gifs and emojis — and, sure, sending short messages to your team, too — but there are plenty of ways to harness communication tech to help build and maintain community while social distancing. Kaitlyn Borysiewicz, cofounder of The Melanin Collective, described the five ways she’s using Slack and email to help her community (and herself) stay sane and connected, from weekly care packages to “self-care bingo.”
Maintaining community is vastly important (see above). But we know that even the most ambitious community-building efforts may not be enough to ward off the sense of crisis — anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed — that so many of us are experiencing. If you’re looking for some help, Philly’s NeuroFlow has built a “Coronavirus Risk and Anxiety Screener” that includes tools and resources to help people cope with the unexpected stressors as we push through this pandemic.
- The consulting firm Guidehouse is hiring a .NET Developer.
- The IT firm BRMi is seeking an Enterprise Architect for a contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Here’s a chance to get directly involved in the response to COVID-19, or at least its financial impacts: Hungry Harvest is listing eight opportunities at its Baltimore and Jessup facilities, with openings for everything from Supply Chain Assistant to Delivery Driver.
- The IT firm NETE is seeking a SAS Programmer to join its team in Rockville.
- Stansberry Research in Baltimore is looking for a “process-oriented, methodology-driven” UX/UI Designer to design software and platforms for financial investment.
- The Kapsuun Group in Springfield is hiring a Senior Software Developer/Programmer to develop and maintain software code to support NGA business applications.
- A little startup called Amazon in Herndon is hiring a Software Development Engineer to raise the security bar for cloud computing.
- Phone2Action in Arlington is seeking a Creative Manage to create multimedia content to help build brand identity and online presence.
- Scalable Path is looking for a Remote Expert React, NodeJS, & MongoDB Developer to work on a client project.
- If you’re able to “work in the trenches” building code, Baeldung is seeking a Linux Developer to create technical articles.
- GrammaTech is hiring a Software Engineer to join its Research/Reverse Engineering Team to develop tools aimed at advancing software reverse-engineering and binary analysis.
You thought your Zoom call was awkward? Well-heeled Fairfax County School District recently held its long-awaited first day of digital learning — an immediate, epic disaster as students logged on in the buff and much, much worse. Turns out the district had ignored “needed technology updates” and “basic privacy features” that might have headed off the classroom calamity. Yet another reminder of how important your work is, technologists.
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