Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DC Startup Week is returning Sept. 9 to 13 [Events Roundup]

Plus, events hosted by Byte Back, Women Who Code DC, the DC Area Drupal Meetup Group and General Assembly.

Technically Media CEO Christopher Wink moderating a panel during DC Startup Week 2018.

(Photo by Michelai Graham)

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 fourth annual DC Startup Week is slated for Sept. 9 to 13. The weeklong event series was created as a means of bringing the startup community together, and is expected to bring out 7,000 attendees.

Registration is still open and attendees can pre-build their own schedule of events for the week.


Here are some events to look out for during DC Startup Week:

(Psst, if you’re interested in getting your meetup group involved in Super Meetup, please reach out to events@technical.ly for more details and we’ll be sure to get you connected.)

Check out these other tech events taking place this month in the D.C. area:

Drupal September Monthly Meetup

The DC Area Drupal Meetup Group is hosting this monthly event featuring a workshop on creating and embedding HTML5 content in Drupal and other CMS platforms.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • U.Group — 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C., 20036
  • Register. Free.

Byte Back DC Birthday Bash

D.C.-based tech inclusion nonprofit Byte Back is hosting a celebratory event to commemorate its 22nd birthday. The event will feature a silent auction, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks and a speech from one of Byte Back’s students.

  • Friday, Sept. 13
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
  • Byte Back HQ —899 North Capitol St.NE, Suite 850, Washington, D.C., 20002
  • Register. Free.

Functional Programming — A Talk by Paula Gearon

The Women Who Code DC  chapter is hosting a talk with Paula Gearon, a technologist with 26 years of experience in software development. Gearon will be teaching attendees about the functional programming coding language. Previous experience with functional programming is not needed but prior coding experience in any language is recommended.

  • Thursday, Sept. 19
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
  • 1325 G St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.

Tech to Protect Challenge: Washington, DC

The Tech to Protect Challenge, implemented by the RedFlash Group and SecondMuse, is a codeathon event for technologists, investors and entrepreneurs focused on making tech solutions to improve the safety of their communities. This national open innovation contest is part of a series of codeathons being hosted in 10 different U.S. cities. You can participate in person or online. This event is hosted by General Assembly.

  • Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
  • General Assembly — 509 7th St. NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C., 20004
  • Register. Free.
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