You can be a part of a more inclusive and innovative tech sector in DC! We’re celebrating Digital Inclusion Week (May 7-11) and DC’s InnoMAYtion by bringing together folks who are new to the tech sector and business professionals.
Byte Back Students, Alumni & Others Seeking Careers in Tech, 1-4 p.m.: Join us for a FREE afternoon of workshops, career tips, live networking, and refreshments!
DC Tech Professionals, 2-4 p.m.: Volunteer as resume helpers (2-3 p.m.) and then enjoy networking hour, where you can meet recent and upcoming Byte Back graduates starting their careers in tech.
For Seattle, DIW was a good rallying, community information and awareness focal point. It resulted in the Mayor’s first digital inclusion post, Chief Technology Officer participation, Seattle IT department staff engagement, and a public engagement event sponsored by Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). CTAB held an event with digital equity program updates, testimony from immigrant/refugee and literacy programs teaching digital skills, and created and posted #digitalequityis social media. This also provided an opportunity for additional outreach about low-income internet programs.
Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Digital Literacy Workshops
Contact your local branch to find out about workshops or to set up a one-on-one tutorial. Visit JMRL’s website to browse a calendar of events. Special events happening this week are: Apple Basics – Northside Library, 5/7, 2pm
Tech Open House – Central Library, 5/7, 3-5pm
Creating a Digital Brand – Central Library, 5/7, 6:30pm
Tech Open House – Central Library, 5/8, 2-4pm3D Printing 101 – Northside Library, 5/8, 6:30pm
Tech Open House – Central Library, 5/9, 5-7pmTech Open House – Central Library, 5/10, 3-5pm
Tech Open House* – Central Library, 5/11, 11am-1pm
To build your skills on your own, try one of these websites: *digitallearn.org or gcflearnfree.org