Wondering how you’re going to get your learn something new fix this week? Good news — there are quite a few technology events happening this week in Washington, DC. Below is a roundup of the ones that caught our eye, and you can find a full calendar over at DC Tech Events. Have a great week!
Tuesday, March 8
Fat 2nd Tuesday Happy Hour : The Internet Advocacy Center is teaming up with the Capital Cabal to throw this Mardi Gras themed happy hour and networking event. Come out to meet other technologists over drinks and appetizers.
Personal Branding and Lessons from Journalism : The Hacks and Hackers group is joining forces with Wordpress folks in this meetup to discuss how journalists can use Wordpress in their reporting and to build a personal brand. In addition to this, the discussion will include best practices for using the platform.
Wednesday, March 9
PHP Meetup: Practical Unit Testing : This month’s meetup will feature a 90 minute discussion around unit testing, touching on how to write effective unit tests, how to convince your team to write tests, and how to implement unit testing as a common practice in your organization.
Thursday, March 10
South by in Spirit 2 : Can’t make it to SxSW this year? Don’t drown your sorrows alone — a group of fellow unattendees are meeting at Buffalo Billiards to talk tech, play pool and shuffleboard, and meet new people.
Screening of Transcendent Man : Worried or fascinated by the concept of Singularity, where technological growth becomes so rapid that computers and machines reach super intelligence? Come out for this screening of Ray Kurzweil’s documentary the Transcendent Man and a discussion with the filmmaker/author/futurist.