An Interview with Maci Peterson of On Second Thought

I had the pleasure of meeting Maci several years ago here in DC. Since then, we’ve shared laughs, drinks, dating horror stories, and now a love for the vibrant tech startup community. She’s adorbs, right? Photo credit:  Christine Ciszczon Perhaps you recognize her. Last year, she made major headlines  about her last year when she won the Startup Oasis competition at SXSW Interactive with her new app, On Second Thought. I sat down with Maci to talk about the exciting developments of 2014, and what she’s looking to do this year. Quin Woodward Pu: How exactly does OST work? Maci Peterson: On Second Thought … Continue reading An Interview with Maci Peterson of On Second Thought

Hairstylist Aicha Lahlou of Georgetown Salon

Last week, I experienced the best blowout I’ve ever had. Aicha Lahlou is a master hair stylist and colorist who has just started as an independent practitioner based out of Georgetown’s Salon Upstairs. The Moroccan native started her career nearly two decades ago in Boston at The James Joseph Salon, a renowned award-winning salon on Newberry Street. Since then, she has continued her education around the world in New York, LA, and Berlin. I walked into Salon Upstairs during one of last week’s particularly rainy, dreary days–basically the worst environment for a day at the salon to get your hair done. Aicha eyed … Continue reading Hairstylist Aicha Lahlou of Georgetown Salon

DC Code(Her) Conference 2014

DCWW Code(Her) Conference is the premier conference where women (and men) come together to learn the latest in internet technology! Featuring Keynote Speakers Clarissa Peterson, author of the new book Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide published by O’Reilly and Bonnie Bogle, COO of Mapbox, the leading open-source platform for building custom online maps. DC Web Women (DCWW) is one of DC’s longest running tech organizations for women! For almost 20 years we have been training and developing women in the tech space. For the last two years, the DCWW Code(Her) program has been offering classes the latest web programming languages and technology. Now we … Continue reading DC Code(Her) Conference 2014