Lori's A. M. Buzz
This week is Digital Capital Week in D.C. -- the "unconference" of the area's digital world, which features panels on topics including notable women in technology and using social networking to jump-start a small business. There also will be opportunities to make pitches and a "Show, Tell, Hire" event for jobseekers with tech skills. The Post's Capital Business talked to five key players involved in the event. Also, here's a schedule of the panels, parties and other networking opportunities. Many of the events are free. Today is media day, so I'm hoping to hit a few panels myself. Maybe I'll see you there?
Looks like there will be a major shake-up at six D.C. schools, which have failed to reach achievement targets under No Child Left Behind, The Post's Bill Turque reports. At least 150 teachers will have to reapply for their jobs.
Mayor Adrian Fenty is facing more critcism -- this time over a pair of bicycles stolen from the garage at his home June 3. Initially, word circulated over the weekend that the police officer who was guarding the mayor's Crestwood home might face disciplinary charges for allowing the children's bikes to be taken. But Fenty's office has issued a statement saying he and his family take "full responsibility" for the thefts. (They'd left the garage door open.)
A little soft shoe perhaps? If you ever had the urge to break out in song (or dance) while in or near a Metro station, here's your chance. Metro officials are holding tryouts this Saturday for folks who'd like to share their talents with the public.
Starbucks has announced that it will offer free wireless to customers at its 6,7000 stores starting July 1. Meanwhile, Apple finally opens a store in Georgetown this Friday. This comes after the computer giant had to redesign plans five times in order to satisfy the area's architectural review board.
And yes, it's really Lori behind Lori's A.M. Buzz this morning. Took a few days off to watch my niece graduate from high school in California. A big "thank you" to Post reporter Susan Kinzie for keeping folks up to date on the latest headlines in my absence.
Meanwhile, if anyone has any recommendations for getting over jet lag fast, send 'em my way.
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| June 15, 2010; 6:29 AM ET
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