Week in DC Tech: November 14th Edition

By Bonnie Bogle on Nov 14 2011 . Posted in Washington DC.

Week in DC Tech

On the heels of DCWeek, there are still a ton of technology events scheduled on topics ranging from developer meetups on Node.js and MongoDB to policy discussions to days long hackathons. Below is a roundup of events happening this week that caught our eye, and you can find a full calendar at DC Tech Events.

Monday, November 14

6:00 pm

Hacker News Meetup: Read Hacker News? This event connects readers to talk about startups and hacking, show demos, and just share the latest news.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

NodeDC Meetup: This meetup will bring together node.js developers and the curious to talk about the server-side JavaScript environment known for its speed and scalability. Four lightning talks are on the schedule on topics like CouchDB, bridging Cocoa to Node.js, and running node.js apps in Ubuntu with Upstart.

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 pm

Content & Brand Management: A Case Study with Aids.gov: This month the Web Content Mavens group will look at the comprehensive content strategy behind Aids.gov, including using online, social media, and mobile content and how they targeted different audiences throughout.

Wednesday, November 16

9:00 - 1130 am

The Future of Technology Policy & Regulation: What is the right balance?: Technology policy, whether that's spectrum regulations or copyright law, has a huge impact on innovation, both positive and negative. This panel discussion will look at proposed policies and how they in particular will impact innovation and participation.

6:30 pm

MongoDB Meetup: This month's MongoDB meetup is an open mic, with anyone able to take the floor to give a quick lightning talk on a subject related to MongoDB.

This Weekend

All weekend

Startup Weekend: Have an interesting idea for a startup or product and want to team up with developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and other folks to help move your idea forward? Startup Weeked is designed to do just that, getting creators in the same room to work together to develop several ideas, with the winner receiving a cash prize and a chance to compete in an international startup battle.

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