Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DC Mayor and US CTO to describe their paths to leadership [Events Roundup]

Plus: If it's anything like Technoir 2.0, Technoir 24 on Wednesday should be a blast.

At Technoir 2.0 last year.

(Photo by Lalita Clozel)

In honor of the launch of Congressional Black Caucus Week, Technoir is holding its third pitch contest Wednesday. Meanwhile, STEM education organization Luma Lab is launching a series of meetups and events this Thursday. And if you want to learn about what it’s like to be a woman leader in technology, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth Monday night: Mayor Muriel Bowser and U.S. CTO Megan Smith will discuss their journeys in a Monday event followed by a panel discussion led by local entrepreneurs.


Conversations With Women Who Lead
Hear Mayor Muriel Bowser, U.S. CTO Megan Smith and others describe the journey of women leaders in technology. Stephanie Nguyen and Maci Peterson will also lead a panel discussion.
Monday, Sept. 14
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K St. NW
RSVP. Free.

Smart Cities Week
A packed conference full of speakers, exhibitions and workshops around the theme of smart cities.
Tuesday, Sept. 15-Thursday, Sept. 17
Various times
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW
Register. $475-$1099.

Technoir 24
The third Technoir event will feature a day of programming followed by a pitch competition.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Capitale, 1301 K St. NW, #103
RSVP. Free.

STEM4US! #EnergyTechEd2015 & Soiree Celebrating Congressional Black Caucus Week in Washington, DC
At the SXSW-inspired event, STEM4US! will announce a $1 billion fundraising campaign to bring energy and technology into 50 percent workforce diversity.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, Room 150
Register. Free-$250.

Luma Lab Workshop Series Launch Event
The education arm of Clearly Innovative is launching a meetup group and workshop. Join their kickoff celebration.
Thursday, Sept. 17
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBA
RSVP. Free.

Mobile UXCamp DC 2015
Mobile UX practitioners, unite.
Thursday, Sept. 17
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Goethe-Institut/German Cultural Center, 812 7th St. NW
Register. $55.


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