Data is the focus of several events in Washington, DC this week, with the weekend’s Datadrive to help nonprofits better use, visualize, and make decisions with their data, and the Big Data meetup. There are also events around startups, networking, and more. Check out our roundup below, and visit DC Tech Events for the full calendar.
Monday, February 27
DC Nightowls Co-Working Group : Looking for some camaraderie as you work into the wee hours of the night? This event will give you a chance to do so while meeting new people and hearing what they’re working on.
Tuesday, February 28
Startup Rockstars 11 : Want to meet the people behind and working at local startups? This meetup is a great opportunity, with three presentations on local startups mixed in with time for networking.
Wednesday, February 29
Big Data DC : This month’s meetup will feature presentations on the production practicalities of developing on CouchDB, along with some case studies, and on the distributed database solution Riak. This meetup is in McLean, VA.
Friday, March 2
DC Data Drive Opening Mixer : Listen to participating organizations pitch their data and where they need help, before breaking to talk data and data solutions over drinks. This is the opening happy hour for this weekend’s Data Without Borders Datadive.
9:00 am — 6:00 pm (Noon on Sunday)
Data Without Borders Datadive : This weekend event organized by the New America Foundation will bring together socially conscious organizations that have data and want to use it with people who can help them analyze it, open it, visualize it, and get it into people’s hands. Sign up and join a team to make data more actionable.