Young Professionals

Who we are?

Our mission is to support the development of meaningful relationships and a robust network of young professionals in the Data Center and Mission Critical industries.


Have you ever walked into a room full of Data Center professionals and wished you recognized a few familiar faces amongst the sea of established relationships and the industry experts?

The Data Center Young Professionals of DMV is here to help! By creating the environment with other folks who have this same experience, our goal is to establish a network of young professionals in the mission critical industry who can walk into a DC event with confidence and support.

After attending our event(s), we hope that you come away with:

    1. New friends in the industry who can provide support to and advocacy for you!
    2. The confidence to walk into a room full of established professionals, knowing that you are a networking expert!
    3. A robust network of professionals you can turn to at any point in your career!

What we do?

Established in January 2022, we held our first event through the generous sponsorship of member companies.  We will continue to hold monthly Networking Happy Hour event and will provide information about our next events on our LinkedIn and Facebook Groups below.

LinkedIn (

Facebook Group (

Website (

Who can join?

Folks who are 35 years old or younger -OR- professionals with less than 5 years of experience in the Data Center/Mission Critical Industry. Don’t qualify? Feel free to reach out so you can support the group through sponsorship of our events -or- hold tight as we will be developing a mentorship program in the future.

How can you join?

Come to an event, and bring your colleagues!  Join our Facebook or LinkedIn group for event updates!  Reach out to your 7×24 member sponsor for support or one of the contacts listed below.

What are our long term plans?

Our goals include establishment of a Mentorship program, continued Networking Happy Hours, and branching to non-Happy Hour focused events (such as group hikes).

Young Professionals Steering Committee Contact Info

  • Sarah Godbehere
  • Sara Wengrowski

 2024 Events

  • Monthly HH on the 4th Wed of each month
  • Holiday Party – 12/4
  • Six non-HH events
    • Korean BBQ – February
    • Bartending Class – March
    • Top Golf or Yoga – April
    • Site tour or Disc Golf – May
    • Dungeons & Dragons – June
    • Hiking – September