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9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

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Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership ratio of the DC tech community. The Meetup was inspired by… Read more »


One Little Feature That Could Help Your MVP Succeed

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I recently finished reading a book called Absolute Value. The gist of the book says that in the world of Yelp and other customer review sites, people do not buy brands; they buy reviews. This certainly seems quite true. The author cites a great example of how ASUS motherboards picked up much more in sales than Intel,… Read more »


Why Ruby on Rails is My Go-To App Development Platform

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When it comes to developing business web applications, companies are faced with a tough decision. There are a variety of development platforms or programs to choose from including Java, Python, and Ruby among others. But in my experience, Ruby on Rails is the go-to app for developing web apps for your business. What is Ruby on… Read more »


The Slick Bib: Utilizing an Engineering Background to Design a New Kind of Running Shirt

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While an undergrad at the University of Virginia, Adrian Santos pursued a major in chemical engineering. “I like chemistry, and I liked solving problems…[and I liked] taking things apart and putting them back together,” said Santos, regarding his motivations for choosing to study engineering. But four years after getting his engineering degree, Santos has found… Read more »


7 Essential Traits Your App Can’t Survive Without

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I’m going to start off by throwing some big numbers around. (That always seems to make the point clear, a lot quicker!) According to Gartner Research, the total number of apps downloaded annually is set to zoom to 310 billion by 2016. As per a Nielsen Cross Platform Survey 2013, smartphone owners spend 86 percent… Read more »