There are a lot of interesting technology events happening in Washington, DC this week covering everything from data visualization tools to technology’s role in revolutions to celebrations for anniversaries and launches. Below is a roundup of the events we think will be particularly interesting, and you can find a full calendar of events at DC Tech Events. Have a great week!
Monday, March 21
ICT for Development Meetup : This ICT for Development group is back and kicking off again with a discussion on social media’s role in recent events in the Middle East. There’s no doubt that technology has played a role in revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya, and this event will focus on it’s influence and what it means moving forward.
Tuesday, March 22
Refresh DC: Five Year Anniversary : Come out to celebrate five years of Refresh meetups! This month’s meetup will not only be a celebration, but also a time to discuss what’s next for the group — from future event topics and presentations to how to better connect with the greater DC technology community.
NetSquared Meetup: Best of SXSWi and NTC : Are you fresh off the conference circuit, or just want to know what it was like? Come out for this meetup to hear five minute recaps from folks who attended SXSW and the Nonprofit Technology Conference.
Wednesday, March 23
DC Awesome Foundation Launch Party : Come celebrate the launch of the DC branch of the Awesome Foundation, a grant-making group that distributes $1,000 grants to projects in the arts and sciences that are doing neat, creative work.
Thursday, March 24
DCjQuery User Group Meetup : This month’s meetup will be all about charts, with presentations on creating charts with flot and canvas and using the Google Charts API. If you’re looking to step up your data visualization, you’ll want to make this event.
R in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services : This meetup, held at Amazon’s offices in Herndon, VA, will focus on R in the cloud — including a run through of best practices, technical challenges, and a short live demo of it in action. Amazon will also walk through their cloud services.