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Congratulations to Eric Schulze, Lori Noto and the ThirstDC crew for Sunday ink in the Washington Post.

Washington Post’s Sara Schwartz: Networking forum for nerds is ‘thirsty’ for conversation

On a recent Thursday evening in the District, a lively 100-plus crowd mingled at Bier Baron while DJ-spun beats pulsed through the bar. It looked like a typical happy hour replete with the usual young, energetic business-types.

But this was a meeting of Thirst D.C., a social event that aims to meld networking and drinking with stimulating discussion.

Founder Eric Schulze, 28, wrapped up a conversation, grabbed a microphone and headed toward the back of the bar to start things off. Chairs were set up facing a pull-down screen, as people began to take their seats in the lounge-style environment.

Schulze introduced the night’s line-up of speakers, whose mandate was simple: “Be utterly fascinating,” Thirst D.C.’s tag­line.

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