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

Many More Fun and Awesome Events Around Washington, DC in October

Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Aug 22nd, 2010


Friday, August 20– Sunday, August 22, enjoy DC Restaurant Week at over 200 participating DC bars & restaurants. The 16th biannual Washington, DC Restaurant Week includes lunch for $20 for a three-course or dinner for $35 Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included,

Friday, August 20Sunday, August 29, enjoy Alexandria Restaurant Week at participating DC Bars and Restaurants. Featuring 60 of the city’s top establishments for this annual culinary event. For a full list and menus, click here. 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

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

Networking Events and Happy Hours around Washington, D.C throughout this week



Today, June 22
from 6:30-8:30pm, join the United Way of the National Capital Area’s (UWNCA) Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) at the City Club of Washington-Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW to raise awareness and funds for child wellness.  The WLC leverages the power and giving of women to make a difference in our community.  Tickets: $50/person, with a portion going to UWNCA’s child wellness initiative.  For tickets and more information, Register here.

Tuesday, June 22 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM, enjoy Summer Concerts on the Avenue, the US Navy Band’s Summer Concert Series at United States Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Free live performances every Tuesday evening until August 31. June 15th performance features US Navy Band & Sea Chanters with Drill Team performance. No RSVP necessary. Read more of this post

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


Today from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, visit the Party on the Plaza at Rosslyn Plaza, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington VA. Enjoy music, dancing and drinks in front of the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. Dance instruction begins at 5:30, dance from 6-8. Free! No rsvp necessary!

Today from 7:00 -10:00 PM, join the CDAAA in honoring Rep. Tom Perriello at the 2010 Rising Stars Democratic Fundraiser at K & L Gates, 1601 K Street NW. Event supports college democrats around the country for the 2010 elections. Tickets: $35, RSVP.

Today from 8:45 – 10:30 PM, visit Rockville Town Center’s Outdoor Film Series for a special screening of Julie and Julia, 199 E Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD. The free events continue through the summer – for more information, visit their site. Read more of this post

Awesome DC Gearing up for Advertising – FREE till mid or end of July


Our Dear Beloved Friends, Colleagues, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, and of course the Fans,

As most of you may already know, we  launched Awesome DC earlier this year. The intent is to position of our Nation’s Capital as one of the greatest cities in the world to live and play in. The major focus is on topics ranging from technology, social & online media, business & finance, health & environment and of course most importantly events & parties (especially since we have the most famous party crashers in the world too)! Essentially everything but politics.

Please feel free to read some of the stories under our categories and subcategories from the homepage. Initially most of the articles were written by me, but I am glad to announce that I now have three other contributors, and we post about three to seven articles a day. You are most welcome to submit articles for inclusion on the site if you would like, as I am always looking for contributors. Read more of this post

Why Awesome DC Blog?


Awesome DC was founded by me, Elias Shams in December of 2009. I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in the same field from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. 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 will try 🙂 I will be covering everything happening in awesome DC, mainly the technology, parties, clubs, awesome Washingtonians and events.

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