Week in DC Tech: Memorial Day Edition


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Happy Memorial Day! We hope you enjoyed a long weekend of barbecuing and were able to stay cool during the summer’s first heat wave. Below is a roundup of technology events happening in Washington, DC this week. We are most excited about the 24-Hour City Project at the National Building Museum, an exhibit we’re participating in to map the impact of a local nonprofit’s work to provide beds, tables, and other furniture to people who don’t have them living in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 1

6:30 pm

Google Chrome/HTML5 Showcase : This meetup will feature a presentation from a Google developer on Chrome browser development and HTML5, and will also show off some new features in and coming to Chrome.

7:30–8:30 pm

HacDC’s Robotics Class: Q&A Session : Want to learn about robotics this summer? HacDC is holding an informational session on its summer robotics class that will review what the class will teach, what you’ll need to already know before signing up, and introduce the robot that will be used during the class.

Thursday, June 2

All day

CouchDB Developer Training : This is a two day training workshop on CouchDB, showing how to set up and develop applications using Couchbase Server and providing some hands on guided experience working with the tool.

Friday, June 3

All day, and Saturday and Sunday

THATCamp : The Humanities and Technology Camp is a three day unconference that will bring together people interested in the humanities and technology to share ideas and practical information held at George Mason University.

Sunday, June 5

11:00 am — 4:30 pm

24-Hour City Project at the National Building Museum : The 24-Hour City Project looks at how data, art, and technology can work together to impact how a city is built. We are participating, mapping the couches, beds, tables, and other housewares that A Wider Circle provides to people in Washington, DC and showing the impact of this work and the continued need for it. We highly encourage you to stop by the National Building Museum this Sunday to check out our project plus others looking specifically at Washington, DC.

Also, next week is WhereCamp, kicking off on Friday night with ignite talks followed by a day long unconference on Saturday. Tickets are still available for the Ignite talks and may open up for WhereCamp, and there will be an happy hour at 5:30 pm on Saturday at the Big Hunt open to everyone interested in mapping.

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