We Did It! Awesome Washington, DC No.1 on Forbes List Of America’s New Tech Hotspots

Washington DC tech hub

Back in December of 2009, Elias Shams launched AwesomeDC blog with mainly One MISSION to accomplish:  To wipe out  all those Politics, corruption, and scandals crap from the face of Washington, DC.  Then to position the Nation’s capital as a city of technology, partying, clubbing and fun! Mainly  as a Tech hub. Read the 2nd paragraph right below the video of his interview with CNN where he says “My intention with this blog is to show the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. Frankly, I am not sure of that myself either, but I will try  I will be covering everything happening in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians” Read more of this post

Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Oct 19, 2010

Today from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, The First Tee will host the Fifth Annual Putting & Politics Reception  on the Citi Rooftop, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave, NW . We are expecting 150 people to join to honor Senator Judd Gregg  and his wife Kathy, and Congressman Joe Baca. We will also recognize our junior golfers for their achievements throughout the summer. Tickets: $250. Read more of this post

Upcoming Networking, Social Media & Tech Events Around Washington, D.C. Through Oct of 2010

October 18-20, 2010, Washington, D.C.: As Social Media quickly emerges as more than a communication tool, the U.S. Government must proactively leverage this new “environment” to achieve organizational goals. IDGA’s 3rd Social Media for Defense and Government provides a forum for senior Government and Military officials, industry partners and academic communities to align shared goals, showcase new technology and define the way forward. This conference will present advanced social media strategies that not only improve communication but actually utilize the tools to improve effectiveness. Read more of this post

Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Sept 16, 2010

Monday, September 13 from 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM, visit Celebra Tu Herencia, a Hispanic heritage month happy hour at Lima Restaurant & Lounge, 1401 K St. NW. This networking event is FREE including drink specials, hors d’ouvres and networking. Info: www.latinvip.com, RSVP: rsvp@latinvip.com.

Monday, September 13 beginning at 9:00 PM, enjoy the 7th year of DC Shorts Film Festival in Penn Quarter During the week, we will screen 97 short films (all from 1 to 24 minutes) in 9 rotating showcases (each about 2 hours.) See films from 12 countries around the globe — and some incredible movies made here at home! Tickets: $30 – $125/VIP, Info. Read more of this post

Upcoming Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Oct of 2010

Fast Track to Salesforce.com for Sales Professionals – Sept. 14, 2010: Learn to work efficiently in salesforce.com to close sales! This one-day interactive training course from Rainmaker Associates and Fig Leaf Software is geared towards Sales Representatives, Sales Managers, and Sales Operations Professionals who are looking to get the most out of salesforce.com with the least amount of effort. It combines practical hands-on exercises with in-depth instruction on core salesforce.com functionality, resulting in know-how that you can immediately apply to your business. Register for the Sept. 14th course to receive a 50% discount! For more information and to register, click here, or call Chris Byler at 703.956.3032 Read more of this post

Upcoming Social and Digital Media Events around Washington, D.C.


August 20-22, 2010, Washington, DC. The iPhone/iPad Boot Camp: 24 hours of training in iPhone/iPad Development covering basic to advanced features. It is an established certificate training program that trained over 400 iPhone developers since 2008. The D.C. instructor is Dan Pilone, author “Head First iPhone Development” for O’Reilly Press. Developers are able to develop an app after the training. The workshop offers a money-back guarantee after the first day.

October 18-20, 2010, Washington, D.C.: As Social Media quickly emerges as more than a communication tool, the U.S. Government must proactively leverage this new “environment” to achieve organizational goals. IDGA’s 3rd Social Media for Defense and Government provides a forum for senior Government and Military officials, industry partners and academic communities to align shared goals, showcase new technology and define the way forward. This conference will present advanced social media strategies that not only improve communication but actually utilize the tools to improve effectiveness. Read more of this post

Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Aug 15th, 2010


Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 – 10:30 PM, join Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region for A Night with the Nats at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE. $25 includes tailgating and a reserved outfield ticket at the Nationals vs. FL Marlins game. Free parking, beer, and wine, raffles, and music! Info: mmacrina@livingclassroomsdc.org.

Thursday, August 12, 9:30 PM – Washington Improv Theater offers nothing short of comedic battle to the death. An Improv Cage Match pitting two teams against each other. Brother against brother.* Your vote sends one team to the next round. Source Theater, 1835 14th St , NW. Tix Read more of this post

Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Aug 10th, 2010


Thursday, August 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, stop by Concerts on the Square, a free concert series running through Labor Day this summer at Rockville Town Square, 199 E Montgomery Ave. Featuring The Justin Trawick Group.

Thursday, August 5 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM, stop by the White House Farmers Market at 810 Vermont Ave. NW between H St. and I St. NW – White House neighborhood. Inspired by the organic garden on the White House lawn – guests can shop for pasture-raised meats, artisan cheeses, milk and yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked good, cut flowers, preserves and more. Market open rain or shine. Read more of this post

Business and Educational Events around Washington, D.C. Through July 31th 2010


Thursday, July 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, join The Washington Mystics for the Annual Women’s Networking Night at Verizon Center – 601 F Street, NW – to grow your business! $40 ticket includes networking reception, Mystics game, light hors d’oeuvres, and opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Marie C. Johns, Deputy Administrator, US Small Business Administration.  Space is limited- call 202.527.7510 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202.527.7510 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              202.527.7510 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202.527.7510 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting to register now! Read more of this post

Awesome Networking Events and Parties around Washington, D.C through the weekend


Today, beginning at 8:00 PM, visit a Pre-Sinatra Soiree Party at Buddha Bar, 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Stop by before the 18th Annual Summer Sinatra Soiree beginning at 8:30 PM at the National Building Museum (event listed). RSVP.

Today, from 7:30 – 11:30 PM, join Nueva Vida, a nonprofit organization that provides health and mental services for Latinas with Cancer for its 2nd Annual Benefit Concert at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St NW.  Event includes latin music group Pacha Massive, food, drink, free tours of the museum and door prizes. All in support of Nuea Vida programs. Tickets: $35

Today, at 7:30 PM, at RFK Stadium, Students save big at D.C. United’s College Night! See D.C. United vs Seattle Sounders FC. Join the crowd before the game in Lot 8 for the Corona tailgate, with food, beverages, games and live music performances from the “It Takes More” Concert Series. Plan an evening out with your college friends today! $15 premium level tickets (54% off) when purchased in advance with a .edu email address; $20 premium level tickets (38% off) when purchased day of game ticket with college ID. Read more of this post