There are a lot of technology-related events happening in Washington, DC this week, including a week long tweet-up, government agencies discussing how to open up their data, and a barcamp looking to improve public participation in government with online tools. Below are a few of the events that we’re hoping to make it to. You can find a full list of the week’s events at DC Tech Events.
All Week Long
National Tweet-Up: The Center for American Progress is leading a tweet-up this week to expand the conversation around building a clean energy smart grid in the United States. You can follow the conversation here and join it by adding #grid to your tweets.
Tuesday, April 14th
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Open Innovation in Government: In this discussion hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the leaders of several government agencies will discuss ways to open up information in government agencies. The speakers, who have worked on opening up information at their agencies, will discuss how they did it, what concerns and issues the projects raised, what technologies are helpful, and more.
NOI East Coast Nonprofit Training: This two-day training, put on by the New Organizing Institute, is a crash course to help nonprofits start communicating effectively online. Training topics will range from writing good emails to using social networking websites to fundraising online.
Thursday, April 16
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Getting Wired for Progress Internet Advocacy Roundtable: This event is part of the same clean energy campaign as the National Tweet-Up, but this discussion will provide advice from six internet strategists on what people and organizations can do to advocate for and mobilize for clean energy on their own.
Sunday, April 19
eDemocracy Camp: This unconference will bring together developers, government folks, advocates, and others to talk about how online tools can be better used (and built) to support democracy and public participation in government. The Camp will lead into the Politics Online conference happening here in DC next Monday.
Hope to see you out this week!