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Blab your heart out with local technologists [Events Roundup]

Plus: Meet other technologists IRL at the End-Of-Summer Tech Mixer.

A happy hour in Washington, D.C.

(Photo by Flickr user Tech Cocktail, used under a Creative Commons license)

This week, #DCTech is trying out a new social platform: Blab, which is “like Periscope for groups of friends.” For more old-fashioned fun, check out the end-of-summer tech mixer. Because no one is looking forward to September.

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2 Billion Under 20
To celebrate Phone2Action’s new civic tech education fund, the company organized a talk with Stacey Ferreira and Jared Kleinert, two millennial upstarts who co-authored a book about their peers.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
6:00-8:00 p.m.
WeWork Chinatown, 718 7th St. NW, 2nd Floor
RSVP. Free.

DC TECH Blab 1: Angel Investors, press, CEOs, and Networking
Local investor Ivan Raiklin is trying Blab on for size by convening #DCTech regulars on the new social media platform.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
9:00 p.m.
Blab
RSVP. Free.

End-Of-Summer Tech Mixer
DC Innovates
, PreneurHub and Color of Tech are teaming up to let you enjoy the late summer with your inclusive tech-conscious peers.
Wednesday, Aug. 26
5:30-7:30 p.m.
BarCöde, 1101 17th St. NW
RSVP. Free.

xPotomac 15
The conference will explore four media trends concerning businesses and marketers, and will be followed by a digital media crisis bootcamp.
Thursday, Aug. 27
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Healey Family Student Center, 37th and O St. NW
Register. $150-$250.

Brad Jenkins
Remember how Funny or Die opened a branch in 1776? Here’s your chance to meet, Brad Jenkins, the managing director Funny Or Die DC. He previously served as President Barack Obama‘s director of engagement and might or might not have had something to do with his famous “Between Two Ferns” appearance.
Friday, Aug. 28
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW
Register

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