Week in DC Tech: April 16


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Happy Emancipation Day! Today in Washington, DC we celebrate our only city-specific holiday, honoring Abraham Lincoln’s freeing of the slaves in the District nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. While some offices are closed today, there are still some great technology events happening today and the rest of the week, including an open government developer meeting today at the FCC, startup events, and networking and shared working meetups.

Monday, April 16

11:00 am — 3:00 pm

FCC’s .Gov Developer Meetup : The FCC is hosting this event to bring together .gov developers across agencies to talk about how they can better work with and maintain data that’s being opened up under open government initiatives. Some of the topics they’ll touch on are APIs, open data storage, improved collaboration, and web services around data. Check it out if you’re a .gov developer or are working with government data.

Tuesday, April 18

7:00 pm

NetSquared : This month’s NetSquared meetup will recap the best sessions and takeaways at last month’s SXSW and NTEN conferences. If you weren’t able to attend — or were and want to give your input — come out to get the scoop.

8:30 pm — midnight

DC Nightowls : This week’s Nightowls meetup will be at Skyline Innovations in Dupont. Bring your laptop and be ready to share what you’re working on and get and give feedback with other participants.

Wednesday, April 19

8:30 am

Pitchit! : This startup event, held at USA Today’s offices, gives folks the opportunity to pitch their idea, get feedback from a group of investors and mentors, and possibly win $50,000 to move their idea forward.

6:00 pm

Hacker News Happy Hour : Come out to this happy to meet other Hacker News readers, demo your latest project or idea, pitch your startup, or just talk about technology with likeminded folks.

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