Washington, DC, United States of America
10:00 AM till 01:00 AM February 3rd 2018Book your free ticket
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'd love to see more diversity in tech and tech speaking.
About Valerie: Valerie is a software engineer, speaker, and algorithms lead for Women Who Code DC. In addition to programming, she will gladly speak at length about running, American musical theater, vegan cooking, and podcast recommendations. She lives in DC with her husband, who is also her best editor and advocate.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I've been a conference speaker for a few years helping individuals start speaking as well. It's a hard step for some to take but a really awesome one and so i'm happy to help others get more involved in conference speaking.
About Allison: Allison McMillan is a software developer at Collective Idea. She's been a startup founder, community builder at the University of Michigan, and Managing Director of a national non-profit. Allison got her start at a DC Rails Girls event and is now a chapter organizer. She speaks on a variety of topics including mentorship, remote work, and being a parent and developer. When she's not coding, you can find her encouraging her toddler's climbing skills or pretending she has time to bake.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Eastern Market Metro Station
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
How close is parking to the venue?
The parking venue is located around the corner from the main entrance on 8th and C Street.
Are there costs associated with parking?
$8 up to 1 hour, $12 up to 2 hours, and $16 for the daily max.
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Is the parking lot guarded? Yes
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
We will need to provide building Security with an RSVP/access list. Guests will need to show their ID when they enter the building in order to be keyed up to the 2nd Floor. If someone arrives that is not on the list they will need to present a photo ID and their name and email can be added to the list for access.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
There are no ramps (the entire entry into the building is flat surface). There are elevators.
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
There is no childcare available at the venue and I'm not aware of any nearby.
Is there a quiet room? Yes
Is there a nursing room for mothers with a newborn? Yes
Is the venue safe for small children? Yes
The venue is safe for small children. But any children must remain under complete supervision of their parent/guardian at all times. We are not liable for any accidents and any damage to the space will be charged.
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? Yes
Our folding chairs do not have arms, but we have couches and office chairs that do.
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many handicap stalls or single-occupancy bathrooms are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available? If none is it possible to make some gender-neutral?