Tech & The District » D.C. http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Sweets and Tweets http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/16/sweets-and-tweets/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/16/sweets-and-tweets/#comments Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:24:31 +0000 Lauren Wilson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=496

White walls fluorescent lighting, sculptures and carefully painted pieces mixed with cupcakes as heavy as a paper weight and the most enthusiastic women in technology meant that last night’s Sweets and Tweets: DC’s Most Influential Women in Technology was not your ordinary social media panel discussion. The Hamiltonian Gallery hosted the event, one of many being held during Digital Capital Week.

Are there enough women in technology? Well, we wouldn’t be gathered in an art gallery, tweeting every word, if women were dominating this field. Sadly, only 3% of tech firms are led by women. Debbie Weil, moderator of the discussion asked if we really need a separate list of Women in Technology and the panelists all agreed that a separate list is essential to identifying where women in technology work and what they do.

The panelists also discussed how to advance in this field, the importance of mentorship and a brief mention of other countries that strongly push for women to have a presence in technology. I left the discussion feeling like I wanted more, which is why I’m anxious to have one of the panelists, Katie Stanton, Special Advisor on Innovation at the U.S. State Department and former Google Product Manager, join us in our Hill & Knowlton studios for a video segment on government and technology. Stay tuned!

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Follow Friday-Peter Corbett http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/04/follow-friday-peter-corbett/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/04/follow-friday-peter-corbett/#comments Fri, 04 Jun 2010 21:41:06 +0000 Lauren Wilson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=463 @corbett3000

Happy Friday!

Welcome to June! Are you planning to attend Digital Capital Week? Digital Capital Week is a ten day festival in Washington, DC that focuses on technology, innovation, and digital activities. To get all the latest news out of Digital Capital Week, follow Peter Corbett, co-producer of the week. Events will take place June 11-20 primarily on George Washington’s campus and at a series of venues in the Washington, DC area.

Peter tweets about Digital Capital Week events, technology news, music and art, and all types of entertaining topics.

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/05/03/on-the-agenda-17/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/05/03/on-the-agenda-17/#comments Mon, 03 May 2010 16:05:07 +0000 Lindsay Campbell http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=427 Happy May everyone! With a new calendar month to fill, we have some of the latest and greatest tech events happening right here in DC. Hope to see you there!

 

 

May 5th-Mobile TECH cocktail DC-Presented by Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series

 

May 5th Connecting Communicators on Cinco de Mayo

 

May 6th- PoliTwitch! Political Reporting in the Age of Social Media

 

May 7thWhat Should the Next Communications Act Look Like? – Meet up at the National Press Club to discuss the recent Comcast v. FCC ruling as well as what the next FCC plan may look like.

 

May 12thSocial Media: Weapons of Mass Disruption – Taking place at the National Spy Museum to talk about the dangers of social media falling into the wrong hands.

 

May 15thJournalism Survival Bootcamp at the National Press Club – Stop in to find out what outlets such as AOL, POLITICO, National Public Radio looking for in journalists in this new digital world.

 

 

**Also – Mark your calendars for May 21st because the annual DC Techfest is right around the corner! Reserve your tickets now so that you can join in for a full day of different sessions geared towards your liking.

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/08/03/on-the-agenda-8/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/08/03/on-the-agenda-8/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2009 20:52:19 +0000 Lindsay Campbell http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=259 Welcome August! With a new month comes a new calendar page to fill. As always, we here at Hill & Knowlton are providing you with the best social events in the district. Stay tuned every Monday to keep your calendars loaded with tech events.

 

August 4, 2009Washington DC Online Marketing (SEO/SEM/Social Media) Group August Meetup

August 6, 2009 – WNG Summer Networking Soirée

August 6, 2009 – Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearing

August 8, 2009 – Flash the District – DC Flash Group, August Meetup

August 12, 2009 – Hill & Knowlton’s Rooftop Party hosted by our Healthcare Team – contact lindsay.campbell@hillandknowlton to request an invitation.

August 12, 2009 – RSA-NCC PRONet Committee Happy Hour Event
August 13, 2009 – To Tweet or Not to Tweet Your Press Release? And Other Frequently Asked Questions - Business Wire Webinar

August 18, 2009 – DC Area Online News Association – August Meetup 

August 18, 2009 – Internet Activist Workshop at Clarendon Grill

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/07/30/on-the-agenda-7/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/07/30/on-the-agenda-7/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:13:03 +0000 Lindsay Campbell http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=255 With July at its end and August right around the corner, it’s time to reload your social life with some new events! Check out these D.C. upcoming events:

 

 

July 30, 2009 Press Releases, Public Companies and Social Media: What to do? – Business Wire Webinar

August 4, 2009Washington DC Online Marketing (SEO/SEM/Social Media) Group August Meetup

August 6, 2009 – WNG Summer Networking Soirée

August 6, 2009 – Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearing

August 8, 2009 – Flash the District – DC Flash Group, August Meetup

August 12, 2009 – Hill & Knowlton’s Rooftop Party hosted by our Healthcare Team – contact lindsay.campbell@hillandknowlton to request an invitation.

August 12, 2009 – RSA-NCC PRONet Committee Happy Hour Event
August 13, 2009 – To Tweet or Not to Tweet Your Press Release? And Other Frequently Asked Questions - Business Wire Webinar

August 18, 2009 – DC Area Online News Association – August Meetup 

August 18, 2009 – Internet Activist Workshop at Clarendon Grill

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/06/08/on-the-agenda-4/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/06/08/on-the-agenda-4/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2009 14:18:11 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=185

Away with the rain already. You know what is more of a traffic nuisance than a large group of sight-seeing tourists? A large group of sight-seeing tourists armed with umbrellas! Despite the dark clouds, June is full events that are sure to turn on the light bulb in your head. Along with digital tips and government IT, the H&K tech team is throwing a summer rooftop party of its own, with Spanish cuisine, drinks and lots of fascinating people. Hope to see you there!

·         June 9, 2009- Commercial Cloud Computing June Meetup

·         June 10, 2009- Annual Technology for Government Reception by TechAmerica

·         June 12, 2009- Broadband Competition: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

·         June 16, 2009- DC Area Online News Association Meetup Group

·         June 17, 2009- Hill & Knowlton’s Tech Team rooftop party- please email sharla.lane@hillandknowlton.com  to request an invitation

·         June 28 – July 1, 2009- Gartner IT Security Summit

·         June 29, 2009- PR News Webinar: Mastering Employee Communications During an Economic Downturn or Crisis

 

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/13/on-the-agenda-3/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/13/on-the-agenda-3/#comments Wed, 13 May 2009 22:24:38 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=164 Welcome summer! Scarves and navy suits are quickly traded for sunglasses and… well, navy suits. You may not be able to take the bureaucracy out of Washington, but you can take Washington out of the bureaucracy and join us for happy hour on our rooftop. Free food and drinks, and lots of great conversation among some of the greatest personalities around D.C. At least that’s what we like to think.

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Tech in 5: BusinessWeek’s Steve Wildstrom http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/05/tech-in-5-businessweeks-steve-wildstrom/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/05/05/tech-in-5-businessweeks-steve-wildstrom/#comments Tue, 05 May 2009 20:36:55 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=154 While known to some, Washington is home to not only the first digital president but also some fairly passionate Web and technology enthusiasts and writers. Staying true to our mission to help bring the local DC tech scene to life, Tech & The District has launched a new video series to showcase some of our best-known talent. For our premier episode, we thought we’d lead off with one of our favorites: BusinessWeek columnist Steve Wildstrom dishes his perspective on tech trends for ‘09, the role of government in technology, DC tourism and more in this first installment of Tech in 5.

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On the Agenda http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/04/15/on-the-agenda-2/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/04/15/on-the-agenda-2/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:27:17 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=143

Earth Day is April 22!

Earth Day is April 22!

The cherry blossoms came out, as did the tourists, and the…pillows? Somehow I missed International Pillow Fight Day, but have no fear, you can watch a brief recap here. With all the havoc and traffic downtown, Congress coincidentally took their spring break, leaving the upcoming events a little light on policy until their return on Monday. For now, enjoy a free concert on the Mall for Earth Day, some discussions on innovation in tech and of course, the next Twin Tech meet and greet, which makes for a great happy hour.

 

·         Ongoing- Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology exhibit

·         April 19, 2009- Green apple music festival on the Mall with moe., Los Lobos, DJ Spooky, and more

·         April 21, 2009- Connecting the Clouds Tour 2009- Gain an inside track to the latest Cloud Computing/SaaS solutions

·         April 22, 2009- BIO IT Coalition 8th annual Conference- Will Biotechnology/IT Save the World? The Revolutionary P4 Medicine Approach

·         April 23, 2009- PRSA Maryland Chapter Social Media Series Part I: Twitter and PR

·         April 28, 2009- MIT Enterprise Forum: Identity Management

·         May17-19, 2009- 2009 Government Leadership Summit

·         May 28, 2009- Twin Tech IV- Social meet and greet for the DC tech community

·         May 28-30, 2009- AMA’s Marketing & Public Policy Conference

·         June 3, 2009- Navigating the New Economics of IT hosted by InfoWorld

·         June 17-20, 2009- The 2nd annual .TV Expo- A four day celebration that will educate, entertain, and immerse you in the .TV community

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OMG… Social Tech Comes to State Department with New Innovation Adviser http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/04/06/omg-social-tech-comes-to-state-department-with-new-innovation-adviser/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/04/06/omg-social-tech-comes-to-state-department-with-new-innovation-adviser/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:00:54 +0000 Sharla Lane http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=141 Although we may not be expecting IRS letters to be sent via text message any time soon, the State Department acknowledged the importance of social networking with a new hire today.

 

Alec Ross, co-founder of One Economy, a nonprofit bringing technology to underprivileged communities, today assumes his role as senior adviser on innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Formerly serving under top technology adviser Julius Genachowski on the Obama Campaign, Ross is hopeful that tools such as Facebook, text messaging and YouTube can serve a critical role in promoting human rights and vibrant democracies, fostering development and enhancing the impact of smart power.

 

Currently residing in Baltimore, Md., and with a resume arguably unique to Washington, Ross is expected to bring an innovative approach to the use of technology in advancing the White House agenda.

 

Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang has more of the story here.

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