Dev | Design : Harmony in the Digital Space


As a part of DCFemTech's October Tour De Code and AIGA DC Design Week!

Aspiring Developers: Are you trying to get your portfolio started but don’t know what the best colors and fonts are to make your website appealing to potential employers?

Professional Developers: Are you a professional developer looking to learn how to discuss new features and whether or not they’re feasible with the designers on your team?

Aspiring Designers: Do you want to showcase your best pieces but don’t know what tools you need to get your work up on the Internet?

Professional Designers: Are you a working designer looking to learn how to communicate the reasoning behind your designs better?

Anyone and everyone: Do you have work you’d like to showcase in a final portfolio but don’t know how to get started? Are you working for a product development team and looking to get familiar with the lingo used by your colleagues to plan new products?

If any of those questions apply to you, then come to our event Dev | Design: Harmony in the Digital Space. We’ll start off with an interactive panel discussion, where developers and designers together will analyze existing designs and discuss their thoughts on the design; this discussion will present perspectives from both development and design backgrounds. Then we will break out into four roundtable discussion groups, each of which will discuss the following:

- Getting started on creating your portfolio
- Designers helping developers on the best way to design their portfolio
- Developers helping designers get their portfolio up on the web
- Creating accessible designs

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to network over food (gluten and vegetarian options available) and drink. A list of available resources related to these discussions will be placed in this Github repo after the event:

Come join us!

Event Agenda

6:00PM: Food and networking

6:15PM: Brief Introduction - About Tour De Code, WWC, AIGA

6:20PM: Panel Presentation, Q & A with guest panelists:

- Alexis Findiesen, Chief
- Zaid White, Chief
- Alisha Ramos, Vox Media
- Ngan Hoang, Vox Media

7:00PM: Q&A with panel presentation

7:15PM: Networking breakout; your opportunity to seek guidance on your developer or design portfolio

8:30-9PM: Networking and wrap-up

NOTE: This is a joint event that is part of DCFemTech Tour De Code ( and AIGA DC Design week. Because this is an event in partnership with AIGA DC, this particular meetup will be inclusive to all genders.

About DCFemTech
DCFemTech is a coalition of women leaders aimed at amplifying women in tech organizations, sharing resources, and bringing leaders together to close the gender gap. Bimonthly meetings are inclusive and open to any women in tech leaders.Members are affiliated with organizations with women attendance that is 50% or higher; who have a focus on technology; and have a primary focus in the mission statement about gender or women. Find out more about DCFemTech here:

The Washington DC chapter of AIGA is one of the biggest and most active in the country. Run by a volunteer board of directors, the organization celebrates design and provides unparalleled opportunities for networking within the local design community and a variety of resources to advance professionalism and broaden knowledge. AIGA DC’s events stimulate discourse and enrich the collective experience of design. Find out more about AIGA here:

About Chief
Shout out to our event host Chief, who is providing us with the venue and food/drinks for the event! Chief is a digital agency that works with organizations in the public and private sectors in the DC area. Find out more info about them here:

Directions: Chief is located on Massachusetts Ave NW, directly off the southeast side of Dupont Circle. Our office is located nearest to the Dupont Circle Metro station south entrance. Parking is available on the street and in a garage under the building, accessible from 18th St, NW.