What I Learned at DC Tech Meetup

2017.04.17 DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA 02487
2017.04.17 DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA 02487 (View on Flickr.com)

I keep going to @DCTechMeetup because the venues are so great…and it’s DC (of course). This time, the new venue was The Washington Post (@WashingtonPost), and the theme was tech for good.

I learned

  • The tech universe is more diverse than people realize
  • There are a lot of entrepreneurs doing the things that are not recognized/reimbursed in society (sounds familiar ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  • Google Glass is still a thing, which of course I had to investigate, and caused me to miss a few of the demos (wherever you are is always the right place)
  • Online news is still growing up – interesting presentation by Washington Post Engineering (@WapoEngineering) and background about the way a newsroom works and how the social cues can be enabled by technology (also sounds familiar) – see this post Digital News Planning – Developer Blog – The Washington Post

Photos below, until next time, thanks for hosting!

Thanks for using my photos: Hundreds Of LGBTQ People Held A Dance Party Protest via The Huffington Post

2017.04.01 Queer Dance Party - Ivanka Trump's House - Washington, DC USA 02058
2017.04.01 Queer Dance Party – Ivanka Trump’s House – Washington, DC USA 02058 (View on Flickr.com)
We’re all here for health and Love always wins ๐Ÿ™‚ .

“Come dance!”

Source: Hundreds Of LGBTQ People Held A Dance Party Protest Outside Ivanka Trump’s Home | The Huffington Post – via @HuffingtonPost & @JMN

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“A Rainbow Can Only Exist Where there is LIGHT” 2016.06.13 From DC to Orlando Vigils 06073 (View on Flickr.com)

I’m mostly putting this here for the record.

Werk for Peace (@WerkForPeace) was born out of the massacre of 49 people who were killed while being human.

At the same time, because this is a blog about what I learned yesterday, I’m reflecting on similar actions in our nation’s capital in 2008 that I was at:

Washington DC Demonstration for Equality November 15 2008 15664
Washington DC Demonstration for Equality November 15 2008 15664 (View on Flickr.com)
What I learned is that LGBTQ communities have become healthier, more able to control its destiny, and in an intersectional, non-binary way, in 10 years.

And why wouldn’t they?

Resilient people and companies face reality with staunchness, make meaning of hardship instead of crying out in despair, and improvise solutions from thin air. Others do not. This is the nature of resilience, and we will never completely understand it. โ€“ Coutu DL. How resilience works. Harv. Bus. Rev. 2002;80(5):46.

Additional 2017 photos below, see for yourself. All @CreativeCommons licensed, as usual.

What I learned at DC Tech Meetup

2017.03.29 DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA 01978
2017.03.29 DC Tech Meetup, Washington, DC USA 01978 (View on Flickr.com)

Since this blog is about what I learned yesterday.

Chris Breene (@GoForTopherB), who I had the good fortune of meeting after the bad fortune of Jess Jacob’s unnecessary death, puts a lot of effort with the @DCTechMeetup team into making this happen.

And this time it happened in the historic Howard Theatre (@HowardTheatre), a great space, in a great neighborhood, in the best city in the world.

  • There are more analytics platforms than ever
  • Everyone is making money off of Twitter, except Twitter the company (why is that?)
  • CRMs come in different shapes and sizes, some better than others – and it’s the side comments made during the demos that inform those understandings ๐Ÿ™‚ .
  • Whether in tech or not people are drawn to the future, and why wouldn’t they be, this is Washington, DC…

Rest of my photos below (all @CreativeCommons licensed of course), great job Chris and team.

2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA

2017.03.21 Tagg Magazine 2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA 3904
With 2017 Enterprising woman Bianca Rey – 2017.03.21 Tagg Magazine 2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA 3904 (View on Flickr.com)

Tagg Magazine’s (@TaggMagazine) 2017 Enterprising Women, including Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), Executive Producer of Capital TransPride.

This will be my 5th Capital TransPride (@TransprideDC), run by a fantastic team, in an even more awesome venue in 2017, Washington, DC’s legendary Studio Theatre (@Studio_Theatre)

Equality is the future. And the future tends to be born here. Washington, DC USA

Additional photos below.

Tagg Magazine's (@TaggMagazine) <a href="https://taggmagazine.com/features/2017-enterprising-women/">2017 Enterprising Women</a>, including Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), Executive Producer of Capital TransPride. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G – American Academy of Pediatrics, et al.

Putting this here for the record. Remember.

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, AND 17 ADDITIONAL MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT

Source: Gloucester County School Board v. G.G – American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. | American Civil Liberties Union

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2017.02.24 Dance Protest Celebrating Trans Youth, Washington, DC USA 01157 (View on Flickr.com)

Excluding Transgender Individuals From Facilities Consistent With Their Gender Identity Endangers Their Physical And Mental Health, Safety, And Well-Being.

  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (โ€œAACAPโ€)
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians (โ€œAAFPโ€)
  • The American Academy of Nursing
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants (โ€œAAPAโ€)
  • The American Medical Student Association (โ€œAMSAโ€)
  • The American Medical Womenโ€™s Association
  • The American Nurses Association (โ€œANAโ€)
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • The American Public Health Association (โ€œAPHAโ€)
  • The Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • The Endocrine Society
  • GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (โ€œGLMAโ€)
  • Mental Health America (โ€œMHAโ€)
  • The National Association of Social Workers (โ€œNASWโ€)
  • The Pediatric Endocrine Society (โ€œPESโ€)
  • The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • The Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics (โ€œSPAPโ€)

Photos from Washington, DC Feb 4-5, 2017 (Lady Gaga homage at White House)

2017.02.03 WERK in Solidarity- Celebrating Intersectionality & Resistance Washington, DC USA 00355
2017.02.03 WERK in Solidarity- Celebrating Intersectionality & Resistance Washington, DC USA 00355 (View on Flickr.com)

With special Lady Gaga scene in front of the White House:

2017.02.03 WERK in Solidarity- Celebrating Intersectionality & Resistance Washington, DC USA 3667

All photographs are Creative Commons (@CreativeCommons) licensed, feel free to use.

You can access the albums directly here and here.