Tour of Loudoun Data Center Aims to Help Women and Girls Embrace Tech Jobs

Originally posted to Loudoun Times-Mirror.

A group of spring breakers found out what’s really inside those huge, windowless buildings that keep popping up around Loudoun County.

Put simply, what’s inside those data centers is the Internet.

Some 30,000 websites alone are running inside RagingWire’s Ashburn Data Center Campus, located just off Waxpool Road across from the Ashburn Ice House.

High school and college-age females toured the facility Thursday as part of the multi-day Why Tech? 2018 Forum.

The forum was hosted by aFIT (Assisting Females In Technology), a Northern Virginia Community College program that promotes data center and tech careers to women and girls.

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