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This Week in Jobs: The kernel of a new career is in these 20 tech opportunities

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Start shucking! Today’s National Corn on the Cob day.

Whether you eat it going across or up and down, this cookout classic feels like a summer delicacy. What you might not know is just how long corn has been a part of the culture. Historians estimate farmers have been domesticating corn for more than 10,000 years, starting in what is now Mexico.

Speaking of corn, we’ve got a fresh crop of opportunities popping up this week.

The News

Whether you’re curious about the latest developments in AI, want to stay up on industry regulations and best practices, looking for leadership guidance or just trying to expand your network, there’s a variety of virtual and IRL events throughout the mid-Atlantic this month. Check out this roundup and fill your June calendar with tech community gatherings.

10 years into its mission, Philadelphia’s education nonprofit Coded by Kids changed its name but not its goal.

DC-area AI startup HyperSpectral is using technology to trace pathogens in food, and it just raised $8.5M in its Series A funding.

Home maintenance app NESTER are coming together to offer the tool for free to homeowners in New Castle County.

“He was compassionate, inclusive and kind to everyone;” colleagues and friends remember longtime Carnegie Mellon professor Alan Waggoner.

After mass layoffs and resignation of the board members, former employees shared their experience inside the turmoil at LifeBrand.

The Jobs

Philly + Delaware

DC + Baltimore



The End

Sorry to be so corny (hah). We’ll catch you next time.

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