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January 2019

Tech on Tap: Cryptocurrencies

01.22.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. for our new series with Loudoun County Public Library, Tech on Tap! Bitcoin. Blockchain. ICOs. What’s real? What’s possible? And what’s the next tech bubble? FIA Tech CEO Nick Solinger will discuss how the crypto revolution is changing the world and also examine the risks by recounting previous bouts of “irrational exuberance” by Silicon Valley. Solinger previously worked at multiple Silicon Valley startups, including Ariba which successfully weathered the B2B bubble in the…

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February 2019

Tech on Tap: Keeping Kids Safe Online

02.19.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Find out how the FBI works to protect children from online predators in the next installment of Tech on Tap, a new adults-only program presented by Loudoun County Public Library and The George Washington University at Old Ox Brewery on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. FBI Special Agent Laura Calvillo will reveal the tactics sexual predators use on social media and digital platforms, and provide strategies for keeping children safe online. Calvillo has been a member of the FBI's task…

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March 2019

Tech on Tap: Data Centers

03.19.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Loudoun has emerged as the top destination for data center investment and jobs. What’s driving this demand and what’s in it for us? Explore the role of Loudoun County data centers in building our technology future during a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. with Tag Greason, of QTS Realty Trust; James Leach, of RagingWire Data Centers; and Josh Levi, of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). Tech on Tap is presented by Loudoun County Public Library…

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April 2019

Tech on Tap: Virginia’s Smart Cities

04.16.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. for another Tech on tap! Hear about the state action plan for smart communities, how the plan supports local government initiatives and, of course, some of the really cool technologies that make this discussion relevant. David Ihrie is co-leading the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group and, along with CIT Broadband, is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians. Tech on Tap is presented by Loudoun County Public Library…

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May 2019

Tech on Tap: The Future of Unmanned Systems

05.14.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Unmanned systems are changing the way industries operate, from automotive and aviation to construction and first responders. Learn more about this technology and how on-demand mobility will change our lives in the coming years at Old Ox Brewery on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Speaker Daniel Morris is Executive Director at the National Institute of Aerospace’s REaKTOR and NASA Langley Research Center’s point of contact for “all things unmanned” in southeastern Virginia. Get here early to grab a seat,…

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June 2019

Tech on Tap: Global Shifts to Low Carbon Technology

06.18.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Utilities around the world are finding it beneficial to move to a low-carbon environment from both a health and an economic perspective. Peter LaPuma will discuss climate change basics, what’s at stake and what emerging clean energy technologies can realistically contribute. Peter LaPuma is an Associate Professor at George Washington University and was a faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology and a sustainable energy consultant to Booz Allen Hamilton. He has designed a sustainable subdivision on a…

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August 2019

Tech on Tap: Innovation Through the Lens of Reliability

08.20.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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The accident on Apollo 13 and response by NASA's engineers on the ground to save the astronauts in space was an exemplar of the limits of reliability and a study of success in incident response. Hear about state-of-the-art reliability today and how tech companies respond to outages and security incidents in a cloud-hosted, app-driven world. Speaker Sanjeev Sharma is vice president of data modernization for Delphix, a silicon valley based startup. Get here early on Tuesday, August 20 to grab…

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September 2019

Tech on Tap: Virtual Reality: Hype or Hope?

09.17.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Can virtual reality and augmented reality change our society? Discover how researchers at the University of Maryland are exploring the use of VR and AR in emergency medicine, law enforcement and even the performing arts with Amitabh Varshney, Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences - Univ. of Maryland. Get here early to grab food from Killer Tomato Pizza, a seat, and a beer! For a sneak peak, check out this fascinating video about a UMD project…

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