Want to see walk through of open source tools in use at the FCC and the WhiteHouse? Or learn something new about mobile data collection, big data problems, or CMSes? These are all covered in events happening this week in Washington, DC. Below is a roundup of the week’s technology events, and you can find a full calendar at DC Tech Events
Monday, May 9
Drupal Meetup : There are some great presentations scheduled for this meetup, including a walk through of the Federal Communications Commission’s new website FCC.gov and a new White House mapping project — both built on Drupal.
Tuesday, May 10
ICT for Development Meetup : Data collection done using mobile phones is understandably becoming more prevalent. This meetup will host a panel discussion on mobile data collection in the international health field.
Wednesday, May 11
Women.Technology.Tomorrow : Come out to celebrate women in technology! This event will honor women in the sector and feature a discussion on “How DC-area women technologists are shaping the future of web”.
Big Data DC Meetup : This group is meant for people working on big data problems who are interested in having technical discussions around large scale data processing and analytics and topics like distributed algorithms, machine learning, and probabilistic data structures. Sound like the group for you? Check out the inaugural meetup and help drive the future format and topics.
PHP Developers Meetup : This meetup will give “Lessons from a Dying CMS” — discussing what one person learned by building, maintaining, and finally abandoning a custom CMS, rather than utilizing an existing platform.
Thursday, May 12
Pseudo-Techies Meetup : Turns out there are a lot of people (like me) who work in technology but aren’t programmers/over technical themselves, and now there’s a meetup group for people like us! If this sounds like you, check out this group’s first meetup at Barcode.
Saturday, May 14
May Nerd Nite : Prefer to learn something while you sip a cocktail, even on the weekends? This month’s Nerd Nite will feature talks on dinosaurs, microscopes, and Paraguayan legends, with musical interludes by NYC’s Overlord.