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Employees of DC location software company Mapbox are starting a union

Jun. 17, 2021 12:15 pm

Employees of DC location software company Mapbox are starting a union

U.S. workers at the company filed this week to form a union. “We see ourselves as part of a larger movement," an IT developer told Bloomberg.
Here’s how Cubic is helping DC digitalize Metro payments

Jun. 16, 2021 9:19 am

Here’s how Cubic is helping DC digitalize Metro payments

WMATA added mobile payment capabilities for Android-using Metro riders this month. To learn more about how it works, we talked to Cubic senior product director Paul Monk.
DC’s first Amazon Fresh store opens in Franconia, featuring smart technology for groceries

Jun. 1, 2021 1:39 pm

DC’s first Amazon Fresh store opens in Franconia, featuring smart technology for groceries

The smart grocery store has item tracking and an Alexa-powered shopping list. Additional stores are planned for Logan Circle and Chevy Chase.
DC edtech startup Words Liive is in the running for a $1M pitch competition

May 21, 2021 11:49 am

DC edtech startup Words Liive is in the running for a $1M pitch competition

The music-based literacy education company was chosen from among 700 applicants to compete in the GSV Cup, described as the "world’s largest pitch competition for 'Pre-K to Gray' early stage edtech startups.
Spin wants to bring its AI scooter tech to DC

May 14, 2021 7:44 am

Spin wants to bring its AI scooter tech to DC

The San Francisco-based dockless escooter and bike-sharing company demoed its new sidewalk detection technology this week as it seeks approval for use. Called Spin Insight Level 2, the tech uses AI to monitor scooter rides.
In the US government, these 4 tech areas are in high demand

May 13, 2021 2:26 pm

In the US government, these 4 tech areas are in high demand

Technologists, listen up: Increasing amounts of data and the shift to remote work are leading to more room in the federal marketplace for AI, DevOps and more. Dcode's Mary Beth Fielder offers takeaways from the D.C-based tech connector's new report.
This Code for DC project is updating the city’s car crash data for safer streets

May 7, 2021 7:47 am

This Code for DC project is updating the city’s car crash data for safer streets

Traffic safety advocates Charlotte Jackson and Michael Eichler developed a Code for DC project for more accurate car crash data in the district. "Being specific with numbers and locations is really key to finding solutions to these problems."
DC’s Public Knowledge to Congress: Close the digital divide

May 6, 2021 9:00 am

DC’s Public Knowledge to Congress: Close the digital divide

Check out key points from testimony before Congress by Public Knowledge President and CEO Christopher Lewis, including a look at broadband equity, digital redlining and more.
Capital Bikeshare riders can once again earn angel status

May 5, 2021 4:06 pm

Capital Bikeshare riders can once again earn angel status

CaBi is bringing back the Bike Angels program. It aims to get bikes more evenly distributed throughout docks in the city, and offers rewards to the good samartians who help a community bicycle system out.
Dcode has a new organization to get startups’ tech in front of the federal government

Apr. 30, 2021 2:01 pm

Dcode has a new organization to get startups’ tech in front of the federal government

The Alliance for Commercial Technology in Government is aiming to offer advocacy and resources that increase access for small businesses looking to build government tech. It wants to be a "voice" for startups, said policy advisor Nate Ashton.

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