August in Washington, DC usually means empty streets, emptier bars, and lots heat advisories. Congress is in recess, Hill staff flee the city for vacations, and everyone else leaves to escape the unendurable humidity. Who knows if it's high gas prices, a delayed exodus, or just the mild weather, but August is off to a different start this year. It's absolutely beautiful outside and looks like it's staying that way for most of the week, and there are a ton of very fun tech events happening all week long. Here's a look at the ones we're most excited about. As always, Ross has a full listing over at DC Tech Events.
Monday, August 4
Tuesday, August 5
6:30 - 8:30 pm
CopyNight DC: Copyright law is a huge issue with online content, mostly because it's still far from black and white. Come out to the American Library Association to talk copyright law. This month's discussion will be on Georgia State's E-reserve lawsuit, along with other current goings on in copyright law.
Wednesday, August 6
Noon to 1:30 pm
Facebook for Nonprofits: Curious as to the best way to use Facebook for your nonprofit? Join the teleconference to hear advice from two nonprofits active on Facebook - Amnesty International and the League of Young Voters - and a Facebook rep working with apps and Causes.
Thursday, August 7
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Board Walk: An Art and Technology Journey: I love a good art and technology mashup. The Del Ray Artisans are doing just this and putting it all on display.
Saturday, August 9
1:30 - 3:45 pm
Building a Loyal Audience: Podcast? Come out to meet local podcasters and trade tips on how to create professional shows and build your audience.
Washington D.C BOL Meetup: Rather talk twitter, digg, and CNET TV on your Saturday night than go to your usual hangout? Head over to Sequoia in Georgetown to chat with other techies. +1 for the waterfront view.
See you out this week!