There's a lot going on this week in Washington, DC and beyond. Take part in another great productivity session with the DC Nightowls, learn the basics of starting a startup with MoDevDC, and join in on some mapping and data visualization with GeoDC and Data Visualization DC. And if you're heading west, don't forget this year's State of the Map US conference in San Francisco this weekend!
Monday, June 3
8:30 pm - 1:30 pm
DC Nightowls: Tonight the DC Nightowls meet at Affinity Lab in DC. Affinity Lab is a shared working space for entrepreneurial endeavors, nonprofits, technology startups and other creative businesses. Not enough hours in the day? Join the Nightowls and squeeze in a few extra hours of productivity before you call it a night.
Tuesday, June 4
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
MoDevDC: Interested in building your own startup? Then join the folks over at MoDevDC for their Monthly Lunch series, which is highlighting "Startups, Strategy and Funding" this month aimed at those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Come talk topics ranging from business structure and incorporation, to funding methods and strategy. The luncheon will be held at the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge Rice. Space is limited so RSVP early.
Wednesday, June 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Data Visualization DC: This week DC's Data Visualization group is focusing on HTML5. DVDC is hosting Andy Trice, technical evangelist with Adobe Systems and data visualization developer. The event will consist of two parts: first, an introduction to HTML5 data visualization capabilities, and then, a hands on exploration of this new format. There will also be a demonstration of basic coding examples. This meetup will take place at Browser Media in downtown DC.
GeoDC: This month at GeoDC listen to lightning talks on mapping at the U.S. Census Bureau. Three speakers will present on geographic products being provided by the Census Bureau, the beneficial relationship between OpenStreetMap and the Census Bureau, and international programs making data mapping capabilities more global as a result of their massive geological data set. Come drink beer and engage in interesting discussions at Stetson's this week.
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9
State of the Map US: If you happen to be in San Francisco this weekend, check out the 2013 State of the Map US conference all about OpenStreetMap. The conference will also be livestreamed at stateofthemap.us if you can't make the trip out to catch it in person.