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Nerds in NoMa Next Tuesday: The Growing DC Tech Scene

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2014: Don your snazziest pocket protector for Nerds in NoMa next Tuesday, when the city’s top tech experts explore the Growing DC Tech Scene. Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series this winter exploring everything from local brewing to urban beekeeping. The foremost visionaries of technology startups – David Zipper, Managing Director of 1776, Doug Guthrie, George Washington Professor and Government Consultant, and Max Wessel, VP Business Innovation & Incubation at SAP – will delve into the nuts and bolts of this sought-after DC industry on Tuesday, January 28, from 6-8 PM. The District aspires to attract larger tech companies, more revolutionary startups, and to become a high-tech magnet.

Spread the word! Your happy hour crew will not want to miss the delicious sandwiches available for purchase from Paul’s Steaks or the wine and beer selection at the bar. Click here to RSVP for this free event. Doors open at 6 PM; speakers start at 6:30 PM at 1200 First Street, NE.

Can’t make the event on Tuesday? Assemble a brigade of your most curious friends for another event at the Lobby Project before the series goes into hibernation in 30 days. The Lobby Project is an initiative funded by a grant from the DC Office of Planning and the NoMa BID to enliven a previously underutilized office lobby with evening programming, such as art openings and ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker talks, as well as a pop-up café weekday mornings. Stop by the Lobby Project at 1200 First Street, NE and enjoy inspiring art curated by Washington Project for the Arts, listen to brainiacs on DC-centric topics, savor a great cup of coffee, capitalize on free wifi, and connect with friends and coworkers.

Special thank you to Principal Financial Group, Polinger Shannon & Luchs and NoMa design firm Ayers Saint Gross who donated their services and resources to create a beautiful and inviting space at the corner of First and M Streets, NE. Other partners include the DC Office of Planning, Uncle Chip’s Cookies, Interface, Washington Project for the Arts, and Union Kitchen.


 About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With the capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF of office space leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.


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