Week in DC Tech: April 1

By Jen Hayes on Apr 02 2013 . Posted in Washington DC.

Happy April! It's a busy start to the month in the DC technology space with meetups from GeoDC, the DC Web API group, and others plus DC Startup Weekend. If you're interested in learning more about mapping and GIS, building mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms, and the latest advances in APIs, check out the meetups happening in and around the city this week.

For anyone in the Bay Area, tonight (Tuesday, April 2) John will be at the San Francisco Geo Meetup talking about iD, the new editor for OpenStreetMap.

Read on for our roundup of technology events in Washington, DC this week and check back weekly for the latest on local events.

Wednesday, April 3

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Geo DC Meetup: This month's meetup will feature lightning talks on legal and policy issues in the GIS community, public transportation mapping initiatives in Honduras, and mapping mobile phone calls around elections. Bobby from our team will talk about the location sharing iOS app MeatText.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NoVA Web Development Meetup: This month's meeting will be all about mobile apps with Garrett talking about his experience building out MeatText to let people share their location in fun and interesting ways. Yep, that means two talks on MeatText just a few blocks away from each other.

8:30 pm - 1:30 am

DC Nightowls Coworking Session: For those in the community with barely a moment to spare during the day, DC Nightowls Coworking Sessions are made specifically for you! This late night meetup is BYOP - Bring Your Own Project - and a great way to connect with like minded (busy) people in the DC tech community.

Thursday, April 4

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DC Web API Meetup: Interested in APIs? This meetup will bring out speakers from the White House and its We The People API, Seabourne Consulting, and Chris from MapBox, who will talk about his experience retrieving bulk data from government geoportals. After short presentations, there will be a moderated panel on where APIs in the government and private sector should be headed.

Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7

DC Startup Weekend: Thinking of kicking off your own business or getting involved in a startup? This 54 hour event will bring together entrepreneurs to build a company in a weekend.

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