Want to know how plot data on a custom designed map, or how to scrape massive amounts of data in Python, or just how your new ipad was put together? Then check out the technology events happening in Washington, DC. Below are events that will teach you all of this, and you can find a full calendar over at DC Tech Events.
Tuesday, April 5
DC Tech Meetup : This new meetup, designed to bring together technology folks and entrepreneurs, has fast become one of the larger ones in the city. This month Will, Eric, and Dave will be there to demo TileMill, our open source map design studio. Looking forward to this one!
#DCPython Meetup : Do you work with Python and want to learn more while connecting with other developers? Come out on Tuesday to do just that and to listen to a presentation on the Python libraries and utilities used in the Sunlight Labs’ Open State Project — a project that gathers state legislative data and makes it available through a RESTful API and regular bulk downloads.
Wednesday, April 6 (and through the rest of the week)
The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs : This one man show by a Apple fan boy jumps from the beauty of Apple products to the history of the company to the source of the actual devices — and the terrible working conditions for the people who actually make them. This performance is both hilarious and enlightening, and I highly recommend it for all tech folks — and anyone who wants to see a great storyteller in action.
Saturday, April 9
Nerd Nite DC : This month’s Nerd Nite features presentations on birth control methods before the pill, parental advisory ratings on music and how we got them, and a look at robots — both in pop culture and reality. If you’re looking to learn a few things you probably wouldn’t of otherwise on a Saturday night, check out this event.