Tech & The District » Digital Capital Week 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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“Tech In 5″: Peter Corbett from Digital Capital Week http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/14/tech-in-5-peter-corbett-from-digital-capital-week/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/06/14/tech-in-5-peter-corbett-from-digital-capital-week/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:08:27 +0000 Lauren Wilson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=466 Peter Corbett from iStrategy Labs and co-producer of Digital Capital Week joined us in our Hill & Knowlton studios to share all the exciting events that we can’t miss! Digital Capital Week is a 10 day festival in Washington, DC that focuses on technology, innovation and digital activities. Events will take place June 11-20 primarily on George Washington University’s campus and at a series of venues in the Washington, DC area.

In this interview Peter talks about the opening party that happened this past Friday, Media 2.0 Day, and City Camp. Will you be among one of the 4,000 participants that are expected to attend this week? If so, post your comments on the events below and let us know what you thought of them. Follow @DCWeek and @Corbett3000 on Twitter to get all the latest happenings from the week.

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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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