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Events Roundup: Join Halcyon for its inaugural homecoming on Oct. 1

Plus, other professional development events from Byte Back, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Dcode and AWS, AARP Innovation Labs, General Assembly, and Tech in Motion DC.

Halcyon House in Georgetown. (Photo via Halcyon on Facebook)

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Georgetown-based Halcyon is hosting its first homecoming event on Oct. 1 to introduce the community to its incubator and arts lab fellows. The virtual celebration is free for all attendees, but there’s some VIP tickets and sponsorship packages for DMV guests for an extra special experience equipped with champagne from Bethesda’s Total Wine & More and snacks from D.C.’s Foodhini delivered to your door.


Halcyon Homecoming will kick off with a pre-show countdown at 6:45 p.m. ahead of the main event at 7 p.m. Also, the incubator — which recently scored a big grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand its Opportunity Intensive program — is hosting an online auction until tomorrow with packages curated by Halcyon fellows and community members. I spy some travel packages, artwork, consultations and more.

If you’re looking to build your professional skills, check out these other tech and entrepreneurship-focused events happening in October:

Digital Inclusion Now: A Pathway to Economic Mobility for Black & Brown DC Residents

Byte Back and Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development are hosting two panels as part of this Digital Inclusion Week event: “Closing the Gap: Digital Access & Skills for Work in DC” at 10 a.m. (moderated by this reporter), and “Investing in Digital Inclusion for DC’s Future: How Black & Brown DC Residents, Businesses & the Economy Will Benefit” at 11 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Register

Northern Virginia: Hiring + Reskilling Virtual Career Fair

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is hosting a virtual career fair featuring more than 15 companies looking to hire new employees. This is the third event in a series of virtual career fairs FCEDA plans to host and attendees can expect to meets reps from Amazon, Walmart, Northern Virginia Community College and more.

 Your Federal Journey with Dcode and Amazon Web Services

Dcode and AWS are teaming up to host a webinar for emerging tech companies preparing to enter the federal market. Meagan Metzger , CEO of Dcode (which just announced the members of its 16th accelerator cohort) and Christian Hoff, head of federal system integrators at AWS, will share a checklist to ensure success.

AARP Innovation Labs: Gaming Challenge

AARP Innovation Labs is hosting a series of innovation challenges to showcase agtech startups in different categories. Apply to pitch at the upcoming gaming challenge by Oct. 9.

  • Monday, Oct. 19
  • 4 p.m.
  • Apply

General Assembly: Free intro to coding class

Learn about HTML and CSS at this online introductory workshop. Attendees will develop a custom webpage from scratch and learn basic coding terms and principles.

Tech in Motion DC: 2020 Timmy Awards

The sixth annual Timmy Awards in D.C. will be hosted virtually and honor tech leaders and companies across five categories. Check out this year’s nominees here.

Companies: Amazon Web Services / Byte Back / Halcyon / General Assembly

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