#ChewNChat Video: Chili and #MSIgniteTheTour in Washington DC

Post Date: 01/31/2020
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Dux here with another ChewNChat!

For this episode, we have a special guest with us, Suraya Ali! Suraya is the granddaughter of Ben Ali himself, the founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl. And she’s here to help share the rich history of Ben’s Chili Bowl with me.

Ben’s Chili Bowl was founded in 1958 and since then it has become a landmark restaurant in Washington DC and an icon of American Culture. During the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Ben’s chili bowl was not only left standing, it also stayed open to feed and provide shelter to those working to restore the neighborhood after the devastation.

Because of its historical significance, Ben’s Chili Bowl has drawn a fair share of celebrities and presidents through its doors, such as Chris Tucker and Barack Obama. Not to mention they serve a mean bowl of chili!

So, when you’re in Washington DC what better place to go than Ben’s Chili Bowl for a hearty bowl of chili? Oh! I can think of one place. Microsoft Ignite the Tour is happening in DC this February 6th – 7th! Make sure to stop by to get the latest news and developer tools in cloud technology from industry leaders. I’ll be there delivering two sessions: “Accelerate Federal IT Modernization with Microsoft Teams” and “Build your Brand & Elevate Your Career in 5 Steps.” Hope to see you there!

Watch the full episode here!


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With over 20 years of business and technology experience, Dux has driven organizational transformations worldwide with his ability to simplify complex ideas and deliver relevant solutions. He serves as the Chief Brand Officer of AvePoint who has authored the LinkedIn Learning course How to Build Your Personal Brand, the book SharePoint for Project Management, as well as numerous whitepapers and articles. As a public speaker, Dux has delivered engaging, interactive presentations to more than 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world. He also hosts the modern workplace podcast #shifthappens that focuses on how leading organizations navigated their business transformation journey. Dux advocates tirelessly for inclusion, using technology for good, and philanthropic initiatives. Connect with him: http://dux.sy

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