👋 Hi, I'm Brian.
I created DC Tech People to help the talented people of the DC area with their jobs, careers, and products.
In 2016, I took a job at a recruiting and staffing agency.
While there, I learned the same lesson over and over again: hiring is extremely painful for both companies and for candidates going through the process.
The problem is obvious - it's hard for companies to find candidates who are a good fit for their organization, team, and particular role, and vice versa.
At the same time, I was spending my nights and weekends diving into the tech world.
I'd wanted to start a business for a long time, but didn't know how to code.
Before the term "no code" entered common use, I was hacking together different tools to make a functional subscription business - District Flight Deals.
While I was learning whatever I could from whomever I could, I wished I knew more people in the tech scene, so I could learn directly from them.
Still, I started making some friends in the space, and saw how helpful it was to talk to them.
That led me to the idea for DC Tech People - a place for people to share stories of how they got their dream job, launched their company, or otherwise broke into the tech scene in DC.
More than that, the goal for DC Tech People is to help with people's work however I can.
Most of my time is still spent on District Flight Deals, but I'm looking forward to getting to know more DC tech people.
If you want to connect, I'm on Twitter @dctechpeople, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.