Foolish Innovation Wins

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Since Innovation is one of our Core Values, Fools looked forward to DCFemTech’s recent reveal of this year’s “Most Powerful Programmers.” Another reason to embrace the excitement? Because not one but TWO Fools were recognized by fellow females in the DC tech scene for impressive achievements in their field.

DCFemTech, a group that supports females in tech organizations, received a total of 79 nominations. Winners were chosen based on the impact they’ve had on their company; the complexity of their coding; and the impression they’ve had on their community. The final list of winners – 30 ladies in all – can be found here.

Congratulations to Fools Lisa Chung and Emily Williamson! Thanks for dedicating your talents to Foolish innovation, both at FoolHQ and in our local community.

The Fool Visits Port City Brewing Company

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A group of Fools took a trip down the street to Port City Brewing Company, a maker of craft beer in Alexandria, VA. We toured the brewery, learned facts about their process (some of their glass bottles are made from the sand of Virginia beaches — how’s that for locally sourced?), and, of course, participated in a tasting. Studying other businesses can be a lot of fun, especially when those businesses are our neighbors. Cheers!Sir Lifts A Lot

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Chris and AdamAlissa, Josh, and Emily

Join The Fool at DC Week!

DC Week

DC WeekThe Washington DC area isn’t known as a hotbed of tech innovation. But a group of companies are starting to change that, and The Motley Fool is one of them. On November 5, The Fool is hosting a DC Week event that shows off the awesome skills our software developers bring to work every day. The event is open to the public and will include networking, office tours, games, drinks, presentations and more. Sign up here and come see what Foolish innovation looks like!