As usual, there are lots of interesting technology related events happening in Washington, DC this week, like a free Drupal training, a tech makeover for one nonprofit, a look at one of NPR's latest online offerings, and the annual Green Festival. Below are the events that stood out for us, and you can find a full schedule over at DC Tech Events. Hope you have a good week!
Monday, October 18
Drupal Training: Getting Started with Organic Groups and Notifications: Organic groups and Notifications are key parts of a lot of Drupal sites, and this month's community Drupal training will walk through how to get started using them and best practices.
Tuesday, October 19
NetSquared's Extreme Makeover Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors: This month's meetup will focus on the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors - a nonprofit helping those who lost someone to suicide - and will look at, critique, and try to improve its use of technology to meet its mission.
The Tech Side of NPR's Argo: Last month NPR launched the Argo Network, a space for in-depth coverage of topics important on both the local and national level that will be run by 12 member stations. NPR representatives behind the project will be at this meetup to discuss the project and specifically how they built the network of 12 sites to feature this content.
NSCoderNightDC: If you develop for the Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you'll want to come out to this meetup to talk code and meet other developers working on the same platforms.
Wednesday, October 20
8:30 - 9:30 am
Social Media Breakfast-DC: The role of electric vehicles in Ford's future: By 2013 Ford has pledged to release five different models of the electric car, and much of their marketing around these cars will be done online. Their communications team will be at this breakfast discussing the social media strategies they use and why they've grown to use them.
Most of the day
Green Festival: The Green Festival is always one of the largest gatherings of environmentalists in DC, and it's also just a lot of fun. Come out to hear some great speakers (including Ralph Nader), learn more about topics like urban farming and living a green lifestyle, and sample a ton of green products.