January 27th, 2017 by inflectra
Last night we attended the first DC Tech in Motion meetup in Washington, DC. Held in the very cool WeWork Manhattan Laundry collaborative shared working space, it was a great opportunity to get a pulse on the tech scene in DC and meet some of the people looking to work in the industry as well as those with startups looking for new people.
It's amazing how the DC tech scene has really transformed parts of the city. Areas that 15 years ago were blighted by neglect have now been renovated and brought back to life:
One of the trends is the rise of startups working in new shared office environments. When we started Inflectra 10 years ago we didn't have such options; we had to go from the traditional "entrepreneur's basement" to a full office suite in one go. We were lucky that we had the revenue to support that jump, but it would have been nice to have some of the newer options provided by companies such as WeWork (thanks for hosting the event) and the 1776 business incubator. That way would have transitioned from gradually to an office environment.
During the evening we received a tour of the WeWork place by the hosts and we're looking forward to potentially holding Inflectra testathons and hackathons in the near future at a WeWork space in DC. Previously we've sponsored testathons in other countries and we're looking to hold one in our neighborhood.