The Monte Jade Science & Technology Association of Greater Washington plays host to Duke Chung, founder of Parature, Monday.

Chung is to talk about how he started the Herndon-based customer service software company from his dorm room at Cornell University in 2000 and how the company grew until it was sold to Microsoft for $100 million in January.

Monte Jade, named for the highest mountain in Taiwan, looks to start, fund and grow tech businesses. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, Arlington. $10, $5 for students.

Other events of note
Wednesday, April 30

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is hosting a discussion on the “Role of the Business Community in Building the STEM Pipeline.” Patrick Murphy, superintendent of the Arlington County Public Schools, and Robert Templin, president of the Northern Virginia Community College, are the keynote speakers. Other speakers include Alisa Cowen of Cowen Design Group, Patrick Gusman of the Equal Footing Foundation, Paula Harper of George Washington University, Lisa Kimball of Telos, Raj Narasimhan of Micron Technology, Diane Rietz of Time Warner Cable, Brian Wolfe of LogisTech and Amy Harris, Josh Labrie and Bryce Lenon of NoVa SySTEMic Solutions. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Sprint, 12524 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. $10 for members, $15 for everyone else.

Thursday, March 1

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a movie night with the Washington West Film Festival. The film “An Article of Hope,” directed by D.C. native Dan Cohen, will be screened. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the chamber’s offices at 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Free.

Friday, March 2

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a panel discussion on “Mobile Security Technologies Ahead of the Curve.” Panelists include Daniel Ford of Fixmo, Ed Hammersla of Raytheon Cyber Products, Guy Levy-Yurista of AirPatrol and Toby Weir-Jones of SGP Technologies. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Rd., McLean. $45 for members, $75 for everyone else.