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Sorting with DraggableViews

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If you had been tasked to do what I had been tasked, i.e create a view in which the client can drag and re-order the list as it fits their purpose, then you would have come to a suggestion made by our very good and knowledgeable friend that we all love and cant live without these days – namely google, to a module called Draggableviews. At this point I know what is going through your head, “ Thank God for google and these people who have created this module just for me.” But you will soon find out that this module, although you can do wonders with it, doesn’t have enough documentation to help you navigate the waters when you use the module. So I will try my best to explain a few conundrums that I was faced with while I was working with draggableviews.

The instructions in the readme are pretty straight forward, but here is a highlight, just in case.

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So, first off, the page that you create to reorder and the view pane/block that you are going to display to your site visitors must be in the same view. Now moving on to the order page that you are going to create – the settings that you create must be similar to the one on the view pane that you are going to display, mind you the format has to be a table and has to show fields because you are going to add the node id field and a field that draggableviews module creates called, you guessed it, draggableviews: content. So these are the two important fields that play the part in making you able to drag and reorder the view how you please.

What you need to remember is that you can exclude the node id from the display on the order page but not the draggableviews: content field. The next important step is adding the field draggableviews:weight field to the sort criteria. The draggableviews: weight field should be the first on the list in the sort criteria. Now here’s an added bonus, you can add other sorting criteria below the the draggableviews: weight, thus making you able to use drag and re-order and in addition any other sorting that you have specified. You have to be careful though when adding more than one sort criteria on draggableviews. The one that worked for me was the dev version of draggable views.

Now for the final touch to the view that will accomplish what you have been tasked with, you now have to go to the view pane that you are going to display and add the draggableviews: weight to sort criteria.


Once you add it, under the display sort as drop down menu chose the view page that you created. Now the draggableviews: weight should be the only field you have in the sort criteria. What that effectively means is that the view pane that you are going to display is going to be sorted by the view page that you created. So if you want the view to be sorted in anyway more than the draggable view that you have set up, you have to add it on the sort order page that you created.

In my experience here are some pointers you should be careful of. Don’t have anything above the draggableviews weight on the sort criteria. Make sure that the node id field that you add in your sort page is at the top of the list and above the draggableviews: content that you added, and make sure that you don’t exclude the draggableviews: content from the display. If there are any relationships that you have created, make sure that the draggableviews: wight in the sort criteria does not use the relationship.

Thats all folks, hope it helped shed some light.

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Reflection on Nelson Mandela's Life

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Earlier today, the world came together to give one final thanks to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) who passed away on December 5th, 2013.

For many Africans, including many in our team, these last couple of days called for a refection on what Mandela's life meant to us. It is easy to overstate the influence of a single individual to the world, but people like George Washington, Mahatma GhandiRosa Parks, Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela are the few that truly fit the description. They were restless, misfits, troublemakers and they had no respect for the status quo.

They have shaped the thinking of many including ours and has influenced how we run our business. Their stories give us courage to continuously push the envelop and take risks.

Thank you for the inspiration, Madiba.


Chase Mission Main Street Grant: Five Reasons to Vote for Us

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Two weeks ago, we asked our partners and friends to help us qualify for a $250,000 grant form Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants program by voting for us. We were humbled to have received the minimum 250 votes required in just under 3 days. Our community came together and helped us stand out. Thank you.

We are now inspired to see how far we can push this. We are upping the ante and shooting for at least 1,000 votes by November 15th.

Part of the application was to answer five questions on why the grant is important to BLEN Corp.?If you have not already voted, we thought we would give you the same five reasons to earn your vote before the deadline on November 15th. Read on.

Tell us about your business. What inspired you to start your business? How is your business successful? What makes it unique?

BLEN Corp was founded in 2004 at the intersection of technology and the arts. We believe aesthetically beautiful and fully functional tools will have a bigger impact on the user experience and deliver true value to our clients. We grew from a two-person shop to 11 people consistently delivering projects with very satisfied customers. We stand out because we believe in sacrificing short-term gains for longer term and durable relationships with our clients.

How is your business involved with the community you serve?

BLEN Corp is heavily involved in the greater DC community. From building a website to connect furloughed employees with freelance jobs during the recent government shutdown to holding workshops and sharing our experience about the tools we use, we are actively engaged in the community we serve. We have sponsored numerous technology meet-ups and supported student and professional associations. We have also organized several art exhibitions to introduce the works of upcoming artists.

What would a $250,000 grant mean to your business and how will you utilize the funds to ensure long-term growth and stability?

A $250,000 grant will be a game changer for our business. We are at a crossroad where we will need to make important choices to take our company to the next growth level and put a down payment to further fuel our momentum. This would mean hiring more bright people to join our team and strengthening our business development operation to position our company as a leading creative, small business technology provider in the Washington, DC area.

What challenges can you identify for your business, and how do you plan to overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges we face is securing longer-term opportunities. Most of our contracts are small and on average take about 18 weeks. This short-turnaround makes it difficult for us to build a stable future. It is important that we get to a place where we can win contracts that are at least a yearlong. We will achieve this by hiring experienced business developers who can help us pursue and secure these projects.

Describe the talent and skill of your employees, and how they contribute to a successful business.

Our president, Ephrem, a US Army veteran, is an inspired leader who brings aesthetic savvy to the look and feel of our projects. Our VP, Mike, is a solid software architect and strategic thinker. More importantly, our team is an eclectic group that is made up of 11 of some of the brightest and most dedicated designers and software engineers. Everyone in the team is a diligent problem solver who is attuned to our clients’ needs, bringing technical skills and artistic talent in order to deliver results.

These are just five of the many reasons you should vote for us!

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Chase Mission Main Street Grants

Help Us Make It Big with a Click

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We have been pretty busy growing our team and business over the last several years. We have been lucky that we found really awesome people join our team and great partners to work with.

Some of our works are also getting attention.?And a lot of it.

We are now plotting to go to the next level by competing for the?$250,000 grant form Chase's Mission Main Street Grants?program. The grant will be a huge down payment to further strengthen our position in the market place and bring more amazing people to do great things.

But, in order to qualify, we'll need to get over 250 votes from you. We are asking you to help us get there.?Please click “Vote Now” to help us make it big.
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Update: We have reached 250 votes. Thank you. We would like to impress Chase by reaching 500 votes. If you have not already, please go ahead and vote.


DC Tech Event ? Week of Oct 14, 2013 ? BLEN Corp

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

CLASS: Mobile Websites

Learn how to make a mobile website or mobilize your current site, while enjoying munchies and an adult beverage.

You can also register at Web Content Mavens?to save on the fee.

We'll cover options for developing a mobile website including:?

- do-it-yourself options
- mobile website toolkits
- hosted options
- mobile design firms

And we'll cover options for mobilizing your current website including:

- small improvements that enhance mobile experience
- open source options
- responsive design
- other options for making your site more mobile-friendly

6:30 – Check-in and networking
7:00 – Presentation and Q&A
8:30 – Wrap-up and more smoozing
9:00 – Close

Our Event Sponsor

Qfuse:?Mobile Engagement Made Simple with Mobile Websites, QR Codes and NFC.

About Web Content Mavens:
Web Content Mavens?is a DC networking group for web managers, CMS managers, developers, online marketing & communications leaders and those interested in using the internet to build, learn, communicate and engage. ?We have 2000 members in the area?focused?in?government, associations, nonprofits, media,?technology and other industries.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mentor Session with Harris IT Services & Keith Bryars

?Please join the Government Technology & Services Coalition for a Mentor Session with?

?About Harris IT Services

A leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance for defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and commercial customers. With over 3,300 professionals worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle.

About Keith Bryars, Client Executive

Keith Bryars is a client executive with Harris IT Services. Harris IT Services designs, deploys, and operates secure communications systems and information networks with optimal reliability and affordability for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets, delivering expertise in cloud services, cyber security/information assurance, enterprise managed services, mobility, and systems integration worldwide.

Mr. Bryars joined Harris Corporation in April 2012 following a 25-year career as a senior executive special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Throughout his FBI career, Mr. Bryars was involved in a number of significant highprofile investigations involving counterterrorism, cybersecurity, counterintelligence, public corruption, and violent crimes. He is considered a subject matter expert in Federal Law Enforcement and National Security matters.

At the FBI, Mr. Bryars led and managed field operations across the country and served in the FBI?s Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Birmingham, and Washington field offices, and at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. As an FBI senior executive, Mr. Bryars helped lead the FBI?s strategic transformation, post-9/11, to an intelligence-led, threat-driven organization.

He also served as a senior executive at the FBI?s Engineering Research Facility at the Operational Technology Division at Quantico, Virginia, where he oversaw all of the FBI?s technical programs supporting FBI field operations and intelligence collection, and directed a variety of technical capabilities and operational technology support to the FBI and other Federal Law Enforcement and National Security partners.

Before his FBI career, Mr. Bryars worked as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power industry.

Mr. Bryars holds a bachelor?s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class?assured communications? products, systems, and services.

About GTSC's Mentor Companies

The Government Technology & Services Coalition's (GTSC) Mentor?companies understand how critical a robust, successful homeland and national security market is to our nation?s security. ?Together with our members, these firms are committed to bringing the innovation, ideas and agility of small business to the experience, infrastructure and resources of large companies. ?GTSC mentors join us to provide advice and counsel to small and mid-sized companies, find new and innovative teaming partners, address challenges in the prime/subcontractor relationship in a neutral environment and improve mentor/prot?g? communication and success. ?Both our large and small companies recognize that the best security for our citizens ? both physically and economically ? is derived from the ability of our markets to meet the challenges posed by terrorism, natural disasters, and criminal activity.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

New Tools to Transform Traditional Technology Transfer

Using Crowd-Funding, Social Media and Other Tools to Transform Traditional Technology Transfer: The University of Virginia Case Study


Mark Crowell

Executive Director, UVa Innovation

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA?????

Southeastern Universities Research Association
1201 New York Ave. NW,? Room 430

Washington, DC 20005


??? In 2010, the University of Virginia created a pan-university innovation initiative designed to elevate innovation, entrepreneurship, and translational research as core competencies and key strategic priorities of the institution.? A long-time practitioner of ?traditional technology transfer?, UVa sought nothing less than a ?sea change? in its innovation ecosystem and culture in creating this new innovation platform.? Intellectual property is still protected, marketed and licensed (i.e., ?traditional technology transfer?).? But beyond these activities, the university has nurtured an ecosystem (both within the institution and beyond) which can be leveraged to identify innovation and knowledge assets more broadly and earlier; to advance those assets through proof-of-principle and commercial relevance assessments; and to leverage such assets and relationships to create products, services, companies, and jobs ? and value for the university.? Along the way, UVa Innovation actively uses its research capacities, social media, crowd-funding, grand challenge competitions, outreach and networking, and relentless ?innovation proselytizing? to engage increasing numbers of university students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and supporters in elevating innovation as core competency and focal point of UVa?s mission.

The Speaker:?

?? Mark Crowell is Executive Director of UVa Innovation at the University of Virginia. ?Mark?s 26-year career in university innovation includes extensive experience in licensing, start-up company formation, seed capital development, innovation-based economic development, and research campus planning.? Mark came to UVa after serving as Vice President for Business Development at the Scripps Research Institute. ?Prior to joining Scripps, he led the technology transfer, business development and industry research programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University.? Currently, Mark serves as Chair of BIO's Technology Transfer Committee and as a member of the Boards of Southeast BIO and of the Council on Governmental Relations.? He is involved in numerous national and international engagement activities, including recent consultations and speaking engagements with AAMC, PhRMA, NIH (NCATS), the Business Higher Education Forum, and numerous international engagements in such places as Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Beijing and Serbia.? He is a frequent consultant in innovation and translational research capacity building, including recent projects with the World Bank and with several universities and regions in the US and abroad.

?? Mark was the 2005 President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and is the 2013 recipient of AUTM?s highest award, the ?Bayh-Dole Award?, given ?in recognition of the recipient?s untiring efforts to foster and promote intellectual property activities on behalf of the university and nonprofit community.?



765qwerty765 Freelance for furloughed employees. Passes 50,000 Page Views

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We launched last Friday to connect furloughed employees with freelance. Since then, the website has gotten incredible amount of traffic and amazing media coverage from TechCrunch to Mashable to National Journal among others.

In the days following the launch, we start hearing from companies that listed gigs on the site that the post has “gotten incredible reception and they have filled” the positions. Patrick from CareLulu emailed to that they got “tons of applications.” Read More

Looking for a Drupal Dev

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Getting a Drupal dev is difficult.

We know that.

You’re probably tired of getting calls from recruiters.
Yep. We are too.

But, you’re a really good person that fit our team culture.
Well, that’s why we want to talk to you.

Get to know us

We are a small, creative team of developers that love Drupal.

Our heroes are the scrappy folks that dare to dream and do great things. We love people that care more about doing the right thing than taking a shortcut.

We believe in finishing projects and floor our clients by how much we cared about their project.

We believe in integrity.

Because we’re small, we are very selective of our partners and clients.

We do not use phrases like ‘human resource’ because you are NOT a resource. You are a team member and we will treat you like one.

What we would like from you

  • You love drush.
  • Your first instinct when starting a new Drupal project is to create an install profile.
  • You know the limitations of Drupal.
  • You don’t mind stress from time to time.
  • You are really, really open to learning new things.
  • You are ready to wear many hats, which we hope will open the opportunity to learn new things.
  • You will keep your word.

What you should expect from us

  • We will treat you fairly.
  • We give you a space to grow both personally and professionally.
  • We will hear your ideas even when we disagree.
  • We will be equitable with our success.
  • We will always tell you the truth. Even when the truth is difficult.


  • Work from anywhere.
  • Competitive pay.
  • A contribution to your health benefit.

If you’re interested…

Shoot Mike an email at and start the conversation.


DC Tech Event – Week of July 8, 2013

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Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Social Innovation and Technology Lab

The SIT Summit is intended to improve the technical education and awareness, digital fluency and innovative spirit of traditionally underserved youth. During the summit, youth from across Northern Virginia will participate in an innovative and entrepreneurial process to identify social issues about which they are passionate, and design solutions using digital technology and innovation.

Our SIT Summit is divided into five modules (one per day): crash course on application development, idea generation, screening and scoping, product development, and pitch and competition.  The final module will conclude with our participants forming teams with the help of software developers to present their final mobile app designs in a hackathon style competition called: APPtitude for Change. In addition, our participants will get an opportunity to share their opinions regarding the need for a resource portal to connect local STEM programs in the area in a feasibility study. The proposed portal will allow students to upload and share design ideas and programming tips and for teachers and facilitators to share curriculum, resources, and project ideas.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Lesbians Who Tech + The Task Force DC Happy Hour

Lesbians Who Tech is a monthly gathering of women in the queer community in and around tech (and the people who love them), chatting over drinks.

This month we’re excited to partner with The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force!

The Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.

 Lesbians Who Tech

Whether you work at a tech company, have a technical job or just love technology. Yes, even if you’re just obsessed with every new app that comes out.

We want you to join Lesbians Who Tech and:

Get geeky with techy folks just like you

Enjoy tasty adult beverages

Land gigs, make new friends & connections

Why Lesbians Who Tech?

To Be More Visible To Each Other

We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she’s a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We’re about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry.

To Be More Visible To Others

Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are.

To Get More Women and Lesbians in Technology

Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Startup Grind Washington DC HostsMichael Chasen (Blackboard, SocialRadar)

Michael Chasen is the cofounder of Blackboard and SocialRadar.  Blackboard is one of the biggest enterprise and educational technology companies in the world with revenue of around $500 million and is used by over 9,300 institutions in more than 60 countries.  He had helped raise $103 million in venture funding and led the company as CEO for 15 years and successfully sold it to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7 billion in 2011.

He has a new startup called SocialRadar, a company focused on the mobile location services space and is building applications on smartphones and Google Glass that will change the way people connect.  He has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding from NEA, Grotech Ventures, and others including Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, Dave Morin and Kevin Colleran for a mobile, location-based people discovery app arriving first on the iPhone.

Michael is also an investor and advisor to several companies that are focused on using technology to improve education as well as several start-up ventures and mature companies across the technology spectrum.  Michael received a BS degree in computer science from American University and an MBA degree from Georgetown University School of Business.


Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

GTSC’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration

You are cordially invited to join the

Government Technology & Services Coalition

and celebrate our

2nd Anniversary!

We will also honor our 2013 MVP

Mr. Charles R. Armstrong

Assistant Commissioner & Chief Information Officer, 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

DC Tech Event – Week of July 1st

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

USDA Student Employment Opportunities ONEUSDA-Intern Activities

This event serves as the main orientation and welcoming to all USDA summer interns. This event allows interns to connect with other fellow USDA interns from all programs across the nation. The keynote speaker is the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Later in the event, there will be a panel of former interns who will speak about their experiences. The event will be hosted at the Jefferson Auditorium – South Building. This event will also be broadcasted via TV channel 6 to the local area network (DC, MD & VA) and will be available as on demand web link at the conclusion of the event. To request the link, please contact your Student Employment Coordinator.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

iDevice Seminar w/Focus on Apple Products

2013 Educational Series

iCTG’s theme for 2013 is Follow Us FIT – (Focus, Integrity & Trust). Under this educational series we provide events, training, seminars and workshops that will promote a healthy personal and business life style.

We invite you to:   Follow Us Fit - Introduction to iDevices This Seminar is designed for individuals who are considering purchasing Apple products and want to gain an understanding of iDevices, what they are and how to utilize them in their personal and professional life. Our presentations are delivered with a dynamic blend of instructor-led content, videos, and hand-outs.. During our seminar we will review the different types of iDevices, the terminology associated with this technology, the software and connections requirements, the cost associated with utilizing and maintaining the iDevices and how to purchase Apple iDevices and accessories. After you receive your new iDevice check out iCTG’s hand-on training courses that assist you with becoming efficient and productive with your new iDevice.


DC Tech Event – Week of June 24th

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Insight Session with Gary Galloway, U.S. Department of State Government Technology & Services Coalition

Please join the Government Technology & Services Coalition for an

Insight Session


Gary R. Galloway

Deputy Director

Office of Information Assurance

U.S. Department of State

About Mr. Galloway

Gary R. Galloway has been the Deputy Director of the Office of Information Assurance (IRM/IA) since May 2007. He also is serving as Acting Director of IRM/IA’s Enterprise Risk Division. Prior to arriving in IRM/IA, Mr. Galloway was Deputy Director and Director for Business Technology of the Office of eDiplomacy from April 2003 – May 2007, serving as Acting Office Director from July 2005 – January 2006. He has been an employee of the Department of State since 1986 and has been with the Bureau of Information Resource Management since 1996.

Mr. Galloway brings extensive knowledge of the Department’s IT infrastructure and a full understanding of the application of technology to IRM/IA’s mission of protecting the Department’s information systems and networks. Mr. Galloway began his career with the Department of Interior and worked briefly at the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Labor prior to coming to State. He came to the State Department as a programmer analyst in the Bureau of Resource Management, rising to the position of Director of Systems Operations in 1993. His tenure in IRM began as a Senior Policy Advisor to the first Chief Information Officer in State, followed by tenure as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy CIO for Architecture, Planning and Regulation.

Mr. Galloway is the recipient of numerous Department awards, including the Superior Honor Award in 2006 and the Meritorious Honor Award on multiple occasions. Mr. Galloway is an active member of the American Council for Technology (ACT) and a graduate of the prestigious Industry Advisory Council (IAC) IT Partners Program, winning the Outstanding Partner of the Year award for the Class of 2006. He is also a member of the Government Advisory Panel for IAC’s Information Security and Privacy Special Interest Group and the Symantec Government Symposium Advisory Board, in addition to serving as the Government Vice-Chair for the ACT-IAC 2009 Management of Change Conference. Mr. Galloway serves as a mentor for the ACT-IAC Voyager Program, and the Department of State Civil Service Mentoring Program. He is also a member of the Montgomery County Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors. Mr. Galloway is a member of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management, serving a co-chair of the eAFFIRM committee and has been a guest speaker for the American Electronics Association (AeA) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

Mr. Galloway earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with an Information Strategies Concentration from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. He is a native of Washington, D.C. and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, Monroe, and son, Reginald who is a student at Princeton University.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Driving the African Century: Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Presented By: The South Africa Washington International Program in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center and the Embassy of South Africa


Presentation of the 2013 Ubuntu Award to 

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)

Congressman Edward Royce (R-CA)

Keynote panel discussion with Former US Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gipps

Andile Ngcaba, Executive Chair, Dimension Data, PLC and former Director General of Communications for South Africa

SAWIP Students


Lesoles Dance Project

South African food and Wine  

Join us on June 25th to listen, learn, inspire and be inspired by a group of remarkable young South Africans who are committed to building a peaceful and prosperous South Africa and a better world for us all to share.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Microsoft ELEVATE AMERICA Training

In cooperation with the Microsoft Corporation, the SkillSource Group, Inc. now offers local veterans vouchers for free IT training and certification exams designed to help build the skills employers are looking for.

More than half of today’s jobs, in all industries, require some technology skills.  Get the IT skill, training and resources you need to stay competitive within the workforce. Learn information on earning an MOS Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Business or a MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certification in:

-  Active Directory

-  Server Administration

-  SQL Server

-  Windows 7

Register to attend Orientation on Wednesday June 26th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the National Veterans Center 2013 H Street NW 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20006.

For more information contact: Kinsey Talbot, at 703-533-5341; TTY 711 or


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:00a.m. – 6:30p.m &

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.

ACT Expo 2013 :: Expo Hall Only Pass

The Expo Hall Only pass grants attendees free access to over 100,000 square feet of ACT Expo exhibit space during the following days and hours:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:00a.m. – 6:30p.m & Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.

The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference and expo—representing electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, and renewable fuels.

ACT Expo brings together more than 3,000 stakeholders—Clean Cities coalitions, public and private fleets, technology companies, OEMs, fuel providers, infrastructure developers, and policymakers—for a real world look at the exciting and rapidly evolving clean transportation industry.

With a move to the East Coast, the 2013 event will help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national Clean Cities program. Now in its third year, ACT Expo is unrivaled in its ability to provide strong educational content, hands-on access to new technologies, and valuable networking opportunities to progressive transportation professionals worldwide.


Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


THIRDwave is an investigation into the ways that digital fabrication technology is informing what many are calling the third wave in the industrial revolution.  Through coursework at the dFAB at MICA, students and educators asked themselves, what can we, as makers, create with this technology, and how can what we create change our world?

Curated by Ryan Hoover, Director of Fabrication Studios, Maryland Institute College of Art

Including works by:

Janice Foo 
Alex Bucher
Sharon Kong
Rachel Yalisove
Nick Oster
Nicolas Pascual
Kymberly Day
Taryn Delinsky
Karine Sarkissian
Allie Fauer
Jenna Frye
Jenn Kim
Colin Foster
Marissa Fein
Kevin Jennings
Maggie Robbins
Tom Doyle
Kathryn Carey
Michael Negri
Josh Nukem
Anna Queen
Harrison Tyler