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Intro to Writing & Blogging Panel
Join us for a discussion on how to get started with writing, blogging, promoting yourself, and lending your voice to other public platforms. Panelists will discuss explore how to find a voice, grow an audience, overcome creative blocks and other helpful tips for beginners. If you're interested in blogging, op-ed contributing, or writing on behalf of your company, this is a great opportunity to learn more. At the end of the panel, we'll discuss the Women Who Code DC Medium and how you can start contributing! 6:00 - 6:15: Get settled, grab a drink 6:15 - 7:15: Panel 7:15 - 8:00: Open networking We will have light snacks and wine. Panelists: Dyvonne Body is a Graduate Fellow and blogger at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program (FSP) and a current student at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Public Policy. Prior to joining Aspen FSP, Dyvonne researched fiscal policy at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and higher education policy at the U.S. Department of Education. Dyvonne holds a B.S. in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow. She has experience in writing research papers, literature. Vanessa Sauter is an award-winning podcast producer and researcher focused on national security, cyber, and intelligence; she is currently focused on book research for an editor at Wired. While working at the Brookings Institution, she launched and produced "5 on 45," a podcast on the Trump administration and Congress, and produced "The Brookings Cafeteria Podcast," which was honored as the "Best Education Podcast" by the Academy of Podcasts in 2017. She was previously an associate editor at Lawfare, a national security publication, where she wrote and edited pieces and produced The Lawfare Podcast. Vanessa graduated from Columbia University in 2016 and worked at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism for three years. Veni Kunche is a Web Developer and Entrepreneur. She has earned her B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has been in tech for over 15 years and considers herself a jill of all trades. She has done database migrations, server setup, backend development, frontend development and hybrid-mobile application development. Veni wants to inspire women, in the District and beyond, who are just starting their journey in tech. She started Code with Veni (, a newsletter and blog for women learning to code in late 2016. Today, Code With Veni has grown to 1500+ subscribers. Every month, she curates and sends inspiring stories about women in tech, beginner and intermediate level tutorials and plenty of tips and resources to help women thrive in tech. Also join our Slack group (WWCDC's online community to ask for technical help and network with other women in tech): This event is intended to be exclusively open for women; we are trans* friendly.


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