Startup Grind DC will host a “fireside chat” with Internet pioneer Vint Cerf Tuesday.

Cert, who is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and of the architecture of the Internet.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at Google’s offices at 25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ninth Floor. $25.

Other events of note
Tuesday, Aug. 12

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on “Why Hiring Veterans Makes Cents.” Speakers include Dawn Halfaker of Halfaker and Associates, Charlie Miles of ManTech, Esteban Morales of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Andrew Schwartz of Virginia’s Department of Veterans Services. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Gannett, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. $40.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop on “Managing Your Business’s Online Presence.” Michael Delpierre of Conversion Pipeline and Lisa Nicholls of Tira Strategies are to speak. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Free for members, $15 for everyone else.

The Maryland-China Business Council is holding a cruise on the Potomac with the Chinese Embassy. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 600 Water St. SW, Pier 4. $110 for members, $150 for everyone else.

Thursday, Aug. 14

The Tech Council of Maryland is holding its 10th annual Ultimate Summer Crab Feast & BBQ Bash. Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley is to make an appearance. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Smokey Glen Farms Barbequers, 16407 Riffleford Road, Gaithersburg. $69 for members, $109 for everyone else.

CoFounders Lab is holding a match-up event aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers and interns. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at 1776, 1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor. $10.