Events Roundup is a Technical.ly column in which we highlight events happening in the D.C. area each month. Got a submission? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can consider it for our next roundup.
The social distancing order in D.C. has been extended through May 15, which means we’ll be attending more events through our computer screens for at least the next few weeks.
Though Technical.ly’s signature Introduced conference happens annually during Philly Tech Week each year, we’re taking the event virtual on May 7. Introduced|Virtual will be a one-day immersive online conference featuring over 20 speakers across eight sessions addressing the current economic state and larger trends like employer branding and investor strategies.
The conference will kick off with a coffee intro at 8:30 a.m. on May 7 with Technically Media CEO Chris Wink. Introduced|Virtual is free to attend.
The day will close out with a keynote conversation with Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital.
Here’s a few other virtual events happening this month:
Startup DC Online: Pivot Strategies to Sustain and Grow During Crisis
DC Startup Week’s virtual event series for local entrepreneurs, Startup DC Online, is kicking off the month with this 90-minute master class on strategizing ways to pivot your business model during the current pandemic. Seema Alexander, CEO and CSO of Disruptive.CEO, will lead the discussion.
- Friday, May 1
- 10 to 11:30 a.m.
General Assembly DC: Virtual Software Engineer Talent Spotlight Part 1
General Assembly’s D.C. chapter is hosting this event to showcase its latest cohort of software engineer and web developer graduates. The cohort will present their portfolio projects followed by introductions of employers looking to hire.
- Wednesday, May 6
- 4 to 5 p.m.
Vinetta DC: $20K Showcase Pitch and Panel
Vinetta Project DC is hosting its first virtual pitch event on May 12, featuring pitches from four semifinalist women founders. Two founders will be selected to advance to the final Venture Challenge event in the fall. The free event will be hosted via Zoom.
- Tuesday, May 12
- 6 p.m.
Virtual Studio Visit: Janae Williams
As part of Georgetown-based Halcyon House’s weekly virtual studio tours, Janae Williams, a fellow from Halcyon Arts Lab’s third cohort, will show viewers her workspace. Williams is a photographer, digital visual artist, a lead organizer of the Black Femme Brunch series.
- Friday, May 29
- 12 p.m.