Week in DC Tech: April 9


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It’s another busy week for technology folks here in DC, with events for pitching TechCrunch, bowling with jQuery developers, and nerding out over beers, presentations, and local music at Nerd Nite. The open source geo conference FOSS4G is also in town this week, holding a three day event on advancing open source in the geospatial space. It should be a fun week!

Monday, April 9

6:00–10:00 pm

TechCrunch DC Meetup : TechCrunch is in town and hosting a networking event tonight at RFD. TechCrunch writers will be there looking for pitches and ideas to add to their coverage, and are asking folks to bring their ipads loaded with their pitch decks.

7:00–8:00 pm

[email protected] — Prelaunch : This meetup for meetup organizers will show what the Martin Luther King library has to offer in terms of space and equipment, and allow organizers to give feedback on how to best accommodate great events for the local tech community.

8:30 pm

DC Nightowls : Want to work late tonight with the support of others burning the midnight oil? Come out to the Nightowls meetup with your computer and latest project to work on and share with the group.

Tuesday, April 10

All day

FOSS4G Conference : Tomorrow and Wednesday developers and implementers will gather to discuss open source geospatial technology, touching on cool existing technologies and what’s needed to continue advancing moving forward. We’ll be there talking about the future of web mapping, our street-level map of the world, and cartography. Tickets are still available at the door.

6:30 pm

Node.js Explained : This month’s NoVa:JS meetup will feature a presentation on node.js, focusing on the basic theory and programming model central to Node’s approach and discussing the benefits and challenges that come with it. This meetup is in Reston, VA.

Thursday, April 12

7:00 pm

DC jQuery Meetup : Eleven members of the jQuery core team will be joining the DC jQuery group this month to talk about the JavaScript library and answer hands on questions for anyone having trouble figuring something out. Come out to pick their brains and meet other developers.

Friday, April 13

6:00–10:00 pm

Bowling for jQuery : Dinner, desserts, drinks, bowling, and jquery! This event will bring out several members of the core jQuery team along with local developers to kick back and talk code (and bowling).

Saturday, April 14

6:30–9:30 pm

Nerd Nite : Like to learn something on your Saturday evenings? This month’s Nerd Nite will feature talks on typography, the Nobel Prize sperm bank, and quantum computers, with music breaks from local band J Street.

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