As part of a series of outreach events to raise awareness of The Washington Post's engineering brand and career opportunities, the Human Resources and Engineering teams hosted two major engineering events at The Washington Post Live Center. On Thursday, May 18th, The Washington post hosted the annual DC Fem Tech Awards, an awards ceremony honoring powerful women programmers, designers, and data scientists based in the Washington, DC region. Two members of The Post's engineering team, Anita Hall and Angela Wong, were honored with awards for their accomplishments in Engineering and Data Science, respectively.
(Washington Post Engineering members Angela Wong and Anita Hall recognized at DC Fem Tech Awards)
The evening, organized by The Washington Post’s Lisa Dubler, Victoria Rizzo, and Jessica Bell, opened with hors d’oeuvres before the awards ceremony, hosted by Shana Glenzer, Chief Marketing Officer at MakeOffices, started. Forty-eight women in engineering, design and data science received the award. A celebration with family, friends, and the DC tech community capped off the evening.
(Washington Post recruiting team members, Victoria Rizzo and Lisa Dubler, representing Washington Post Engineering at the DC Fem Tech Awards)
On Saturday, May 20, the Human Resources and Engineering teams partnered with The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to host the SOLD-OUT InnoMAYtion Hackathon on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in The Washington Post’s Live Center.
The hackathon is part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s month-long initiative to highlight the District’s entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem. It attracted a diverse audience of 150 civic hackers, entrepreneurs, students, and community members was comprised of projects that support critical needs in the local community – including affordable housing, equal pay, and access to technology tools for underserved residents.
Rakia Finley, CEO of Surge Assembly, and US Representative Jacky Rosen, who was a pioneer in STEM before her career in politics, delivered the opening keynote addresses about the importance of inclusion and innovation. Throughout the day, participants attended workshops around topics like UX, web design and coding.
Participants shared their experiences on social media using the hash tag #innoMAYtion. Here are a few highlights: