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Thursday, September 27 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Changing Lanes: Alternative Entry Points to Technology

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As demand for tech jobs in DC expands, how have District residents without traditional tech backgrounds been successful in finding entry points to technology careers?  This panel will discuss ways coding and IT training are providing new opportunities for the District’s technology workforce and how to take advantage of them.

Moderator
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Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes

Director, DC Department of Employment Services
Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes is the Acting Director of The Washington DC Department of Employment Services (DOES).  In her role as State Labor Commissioner, she is directly responsible for more than $150M in local, federal and specific-purpose funds administered by the District of Columbia... Read More →

Speakers
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Jess Bell

DC Tech Stories
Jessica Bell works as a web developer, a community organizer, teacher, and podcast producer. She holds a degree in International Relations from San Fransisco State. While in DC Jessica has served on the leadership teams for DC Tech Meetup and DCFemTech, DC ACM and as an active member... Read More →
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Joe Burgess

Vice President of Education, Flatiron School
Joe Burgess is Vice President of Education at Flatiron School where he oversees all faculty, curriculum development and pedagogy.  Joe joined Flatiron School to create, launch and teach the initial iOS program at Flatiron School, having previously created an iOS course at Carnegie... Read More →
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Adam Motiwala

Partner, Fifth Tribe
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Joy Whitt

Data and Technology Strategist, The Movement Cooperative
Joy Whitt is a Data and Technology Strategist at The Movement Cooperative, a national progressive tech organization. Before that, she worked as an Economic Intelligence Analyst at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for 3 years. She also organizes... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
National Union Building, 6 North