It’s shaping up to be pretty typical summer week in Washington, DC — at least weather wise, with sun and evening thunderstorms in “the forecast”:http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/20009?from=36hr_topnav_undeclared almost every day this week. I can’t say that’s surprising, but it does mean more people looking for places to duck into during the evening commute to wait until the storm breaks. At least there some interesting technology events lined up for this week that can give you some respite, including a open source mapping party, a discussion on how to best deliver UX designs, and a CloudCamp. Below is a look at the events that caught our eye.
Tuesday, June 16
“NetSquared DC: Bread for the City”:http://www.meetup.com/net2dc/calendar/10405130/: This half case study, half brainstorming session will look at the nonprofit Bread for the City’s online strategy and discuss what it’s done well and what it can do to take it to the next level. Come out to learn from their experience and be part of improving a local nonprofit.
Wednesday, June 17
“CloudCamp DC”:http://cloudcamp-dc3-09.eventbrite.com/: This half day unconference will bring together people doing work in the cloud to exchange information, ideas, and their experiences, with a specific focus on cloud computing in the commercial sector. If you’re playing with technologies in the cloud, this is a great chance to learn what others are up to.
Thursday, June 18
“Internet Advocacy Roundtable: Shaping the Message”:http://www.americanprogressaction.org/events/iar/2009/message.html/rsvp: Want to learn more about crafting a message that speaks to your audience? Check out this roundtable discussion on what makes successful messaging for branding, engagement, and advocacy.
“Refresh DC June Meetup: UX Deliverables with EightShapes Unify”:http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2911673/: At this month’s Refresh meetup, you can learn some advanced techniques for communicating with wireframes and documentation, and share your own tricks on what’s worked well for you in past projects.
Saturday, June 20
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
“OpenStreetMap Mapping Party”:http://hacdc.org/content/openstreetmap-mapping-party-june-20th-all-day: Come out this Saturday to make OpenStreetMap — an open source and editable map of the world — a better resource. At the mapping party, people will be getting together to play with new GPS technologies, learn how to use OSM’s software to edit the existing map, and contribute their own data.
Hope to see you out this week!