This week's meetups fall into two categories - the thriving startup and commercial tech communities in the city and the open data movement with this Saturday's OpenStreetMap Editathon. Read on for details on each of our event picks for the week, and check back every Monday for a weekly event roundup.
Monday, April 15
8:30 pm - 1:30 am
DC Nightowls Coworking Session: The DC Nightowls are holding their after hours productivity session this week at 1776. Bring your own project and plan to work alongside other entrepreneurs. This week's tip? RSVP and show up early, the new venue is drawing a crowd.
Tuesday, April 16
NetSquared DC: April's NetSquared meetup is featuring the "Best of NTC & SXSW". The meetup will include discussions about this year's SXSW conference as well as the Nonprofit Technology Conference. If you missed the live shows, come and join for a recap of each event's highlights.
Thursday, April 18
6:30 - 8:00
.Gov to .Com - Working in Commercial Technology: This event will feature presentations about the often overlooked commercial software and startup technology sectors in DC. Come and learn about this growing community from talented engineers and developers from around the region.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tech in the City: Continuing the exploration of DC's growing startup scene, this event will feature private and public sector officials discussing smart growth and development, and the benefits of starting a tech company in DC. Come hear about how tech startups are making this city great!
Saturday April 20
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OpenStreetMap #Editathon : MapBox is hosting a mapping party as part of the OpenStreetMap US spring #editathon series. Come out to improve road coverage on the map, work with the new iD editor, or map your hometown. People of all skill levels are welcome.