We hope that everyone got to enjoy the beautiful spring weather this weekend in Washington, DC, whether that was by checking out the cherry blossoms or staying far away from the Mall and the crowds. If you did duck the crowds, the cherry blossoms are expected to stick around until Saturday so there’s still time to see them in full bloom. The flowers and tourists aren’t our only sign that spring is here: the Nationals play their first game of the baseball season today against the Florida Marlins. But we’ll have to wait until next week to watch them play here in Washington, DC.
And of course there are several interesting tech events happening in DC this week, ranging from a Drupal meetup to a ICT4D community brainstorming session to a more formal presentation on ethics in programming. Our picks for the week are below, and you can find a full listing of local tech events here.
Monday, April 6
7:00 – 9:00 pm
DC Drupal Meetup: Before the big basketball game gets started tonight, come talk shop and drink a beer with local Drupal developers and users. At this meetup, developers will be demoing four new modules and what can be done with them.
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Software Development: More than Just Programming: How does ethic tie into computer programming? This talk, led by Don Gotterbarn – a programmer who’s worked with the U.S. Navy and heading up software engineering ethics programs – will answer that question, touching on web standards, licensing, liability, and other topics.
Tuesday, April 7
ICT4D Community: What’s Next: DC’s international development/technology community is large and growing fast. At this meetup, community members will discuss and brainstorm in what direction the community and its local events should go.
Washington DC Search Engine Optimization Group April Meetup: Tired of googling your organization’s name and/or niche and having to scroll through the listings above you? Come out to this meetup to discuss SEO and share tips on ways to optimize your search engine results.
See you out this week!