Want to know how to use custom interactive maps in your Drupal site, or are you curious as to how to get around internet censors? It’s a good week for you then here in Washington, DC. Below is information on events covering these and other interesting topics, and you can find a full calendar for the week at DC Tech Events. Have a great week!
Monday, April 11
DC Drupal Meetup : Want to integrate custom maps into your Drupal site, or use Drupal to mine Twitter? At this month’s Drupal meetup, Will and Eric will demo TileMill — our open source map design studio — and walk through how to use the maps you create in a Drupal site, and they’ll be followed by a talk on the TwitterMiner module that uses Drupal to mine Twitter messages for long term analysis.
Girls in Tech Pre-Launch Meet and Greet : Interested in helping organize a women in tech meetup in town? In this pre-inaugural meetup of the Girls in Tech group, women will be gathering to discuss how to organize and lead the Washington, DC chapter — over wine and cheese.
Tuesday, April 12
Leaping over the Firewall: A Review of Censorship Circumvention Tools : Recent (and ongoing) revolutions have emphasized that accessing the internet is vital and not always guaranteed. This event will talk about how people can access information and news online when the internet is being censored and how different circumvention tools work in different parts of the world.
Wednesday, April 13
Django-District Social Night : Interested in Django? Come out to this meetup to talk Django over beer, food, and potentially bar trivia.
Thursday, April 14
8:30 am — 10:00 am
April Technology Salon : This month’s technology salon will try to answer the question “Can youth find economic empowerment via apps, mpayments, and social media?” Given the advancing ease of creating technology solutions like these, what impact will that have to increase job opportunities and entrepreneurship among young people, specifically in the developing world? Come out for a discussion on this topic and a doughnut breakfast.
UPDATE: Apps for Development Awards and Expo : If you haven’t been following Apps for Development, it’s a competition to create apps that advance the Millennium Development Goals that’s gotten more than 100 submissions. In this event and live webcast, the World Bank will announce the winning apps, who will receive $45,000 in prize money.