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Events Roundup:’s NET/WORK hiring fair returns (virtually) March 18

Plus, virtual tech gatherings from JLABS @ Washington, DC, National Security Innovation Network, Tech, Rebalanced and more.

NET/WORK DC 2018. ( file photo)

Events Roundup is a column in which we highlight events happening in the D.C. area each month. Got a submission? Email us at so we can consider it for our next roundup.

Right around this time last year, local folks were starting to realize that this coronavirus thing was a pretty big deal. Major conferences such as South by Southwest and the national Code for America summit were canceled; local events started moving online or being postponed.

At, we made the call on March 12, 2020, to cancel the planned NET/WORK DC hiring fair scheduled for the 24th. Obviously, an IRL event this March is still out. So, we’re hosting the next best thing.’s annual tech jobs fair is virtual this year, and for a pretty nice price tag: totally free. We’re including folks who are hiring from all of the communities we report on daily — and remote-only jobs will be on view, too. You’ll have a chance to engage with 30+ companies hiring for more than 200 roles. The hiring companies specialize in the likes of ecommerce, big data, gaming, sports betting, software development, retail, marketing and sales. We have confirmed some of the biggest tech teams you already know such as Comcast (Philadelphia), Axios (D.C.) and CareFirst (Maryland), as well as growth-stage companies like Crossbeam (Philadelphia), Ordway (D.C.) and SmartLogic (Baltimore).

It’s happening Thursday, March 18, from noon to 6 p.m. ET, with specified time slots for companies located in different regions:

  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Pennsylvania and Delaware companies (especially the Philly and Pittsburgh metro areas)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Remote opportunities
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — D.C., Maryland and Virginia companies (including Baltimore and the surrounding area)

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Here are some more tech events you can virtually attend this month:


LeetCode Coding Night

Centreville, Virginia’s Code With Me group is hosting this live event. Try your hand at these coding challenges — or if you’re new to coding, you’re invited to watch and ask Qs.

  • Saturday, March 6
  • 8-9 p.m.
  • Free

Looking Forward: Demystifying Deep Tech w/ Eric Redmond

National Security Innovation Network and FedTech are hosting this conversation with the technologist and author of the book “Deep Tech,” focusing on topics such as quantum computing, AI and autonomous vehicles. The event will also include an overview of this year’s Defense Innovation Accelerator and an alumni Q&A.
  • Monday, March 8
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Free

Million Girls Moonshot Mentor Training Series

Maryland Out of School Time Network and Maryland MENTOR are partnering for this series on boosting women and girls in the STEM field. The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring training on March 9 will focus on best practices for STEM-focused youth mentoring programs, while the Young Women & STEM Leadership Panel on March 23 will discuss career paths, present and future.

  • Tuesday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 23
  • 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively
  • Free

The View From The Street — Women Software Engineers Discuss Careers in Tech

NOVA Software Architecture Round Table is hosting this panel featuring women engineers from Herndon, Virginia-based software company Solution Street, who will discuss tech career growth and new technologies.

  • Wednesday, March 10
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Free

Closing the Gap in Access to Capital

Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS @ Washington, DC, slated to open this spring, is hosting this panel on how to get more VC dollars flowing to women founders. Panelists are Sally Allain, regional head of JLABS @ Washington, DC (moderator); Tracy Gray, founding and managing partner of The 22 Fund; Maura O’Neill, distinguished teaching fellow within the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley; and Ellington West, cofounder and CEO of Baltimore-based Sonavi Labs.

  • Thursday, March 11
  • Noon- 1:15 p.m.
  • Free

Tech, Rebalanced 2021

For its eighth annual gathering of technologists of underrepresented genders and sexes, Tech, Rebalanced is bringing its hacking, panels and workshops online.

“We’re going virtual for March 2021 with two Saturdays of programming and a Slack community open throughout,” co-organizer Kelly Miller told A further sign of the times: The first 100 people to register get free Tech, Rebalanced-branded face mask.

  • Saturday, March 20, and Saturday, March 27
  • 1-7 p.m. and 9 a.m-1 p.m., respectively
  • Free

Spring 2021 Women in Tech Summit

This year’s event series will host spring and fall virtual summits, featuring speakers from local companies and beyond. The spring summit will be held over three days in late March and features fireside chats, yoga and meditation, networking and technical talks.

  • March 24-26
  • All day
  • Tickets between $49 and $149; purchase here

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