ISL has proudly supported DC community events since day one. To us, community is about giving back and offering support to the innovators, entrepreneurs, and overall badasses who are dedicated to enriching the community. Since moving to the Wonderbread Factory, we’ve hosted a long list of events at our space! From monthly tech Meetups to epic breakdance battles, we’re constantly opening our doors to the people responsible for making DC great.

Enough about us—check out some of the events that have graced the space recently:

Meetups

>> Django District:

  • Django District is a group for people interested in Python web development, and features a combination of presentations from industry professionals. On ‘Project Nights’, attendees can collaborate on their current Python projects.

>> Hear Me Code:

  • This Meetup consists of free beginner Python programming classes for women. Lessons are taught by volunteer Hear Me Code veterans, and centered around practical applications and real-world programming. Attendees also have the opportunity to develop a more long-term project relevant to their work and interests.

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Tours

We’re a pretty young company ourselves, so we understand the importance of cultivating the young minds of high school and college students. We recently had the pleasure of hosting Episcopal High School students, who got to learn what it really means to work at a digital agency.

Throughout the tour, students learned about our history, most recent work, potential internships, and how to break into the industry.

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Larger Events

>> ThriveDC:

Thrive DC’s mission is to empower nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to prosper by providing them with the resources, information, and strategies required to promote their cause. The event included over 20 nonprofits, social enterprises, guest speakers, and sponsors. Sessions ranged from Developing a Social Entrepreneur Panel to a speed mentoring session.

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>> F*It:

Nicole Aguierre, founder of Worn NYC, created this event series with the overall goal of encouraging women to become leaders in their fields. These events are hosted by women, for women. Every event highlights female leaders who share personal stories of overcoming obstacles, and impart wisdom and industry knowledge to the crowd. 

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 >> Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Washington, D.C. designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

“When we heard that ISL was open to hosting our Social Impact event, it seemed like a no-brainer. Not only are they making waves in their industry, but they continue to open their doors to local tech meetups in support of entrepreneurship.” -Lindsey Goetschius, organizer of Startup Weekend

Ready to book your event?

If you think ISL sounds like the perfect place for your event, simply fill out the Event Request Form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we review! Anything that can be seen as enriching to the community is up for discussion. We look forward to hanging with you soon.

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