Ever heard of a Wikipedian-in-residence, or a concert with audience participation via smartphone? You can find more, plus brush up on your tech skills and outreach strategies, at events happening in Washington, DC this week. Below is a roundup of tech events that caught our eye, and you can find a full calendar at DC Tech Events.
Monday, May 23
Mobile Monday : Into mobile phones? At this event nonprofit representatives will discuss they’re using mobile phones in their organizations — whether that’s finding new donors, serving constituents, or advocating for their cause.
Tuesday, May 24
Wikimedia Meetup : Ever meet a Wikipedian-in-residence? You’ll have your chance at this meetup, hosting Wikipedians-in-residence from the British Museum and the Smithsonian.
Thursday, May 26
DCjQuery Meetup : jQuery 1.6 was just released, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to brush up on what it brings, this is a great opportunity for a quick crash corse. There will also be a discussion on using zTabs and the Deferred Objects in jQuery.
Friday, May 27
7:30 am — 4:00 pm
[email protected]: Serious Games : This installment of [email protected] gets fun, focusing entirely on games. Presentations will cover topics like the mechanic and design of games, education, international games, and games for social change, and discuss specific games being used in diplomacy, such as a game about solving piracy off Somalia and the peoplepowergame.com, which helped shape the Arab Spring. Friday will be formal presentations, followed by an unconference on Saturday.
Saturday, May 28
HacDC’s A Concert with Hello, The Future: Girl, Guitar, Geekrock : Blue from ‘Hello, The Future!’ sings about webcomics, robots, video games, monkeys, Roth IRAs, summer camp, and death and releases her music online each week. She also does live concerts with audience participation via smartphone, like this being held at HacDC.