Week in DC Tech: May 21


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Want to take a look at the data on access to financial resources in Kenya and other countries, get the scoop on how to best leverage networks in startups, or learn how to grow your own food? There are meetups on these topics and others happening this week in Washington, DC. Below is our roundup of the technology events happening in town.

Monday, May 21

6:30 pm

Urban Farming Workshop : This workshop will teach DCers how to grow their own food in the city, take advantage of community gardens and farmers markets, and eat local. Come out for tips or to learn more about urban farming.

Tuesday, May 22

3:30–5:00 pm

Tracking Progress Toward Financial Access : This event, hosted by the New America Foundation, will look at the data on financial inclusion in Kenya, covering everything from traditional banks to microfinance institutions to mobile money’s impact on access. Our partners MIX Market will be there to talk about the latest microfinance data, including data visualizations like this one of South Africa.

6:00 pm

HackEDU Happy Hour : Do you work in education, or are you interested in bringing smarter technology to the space? Come out to this social event to meet other people working to improve education through better use of technology.

Wednesday, May 23

6:00–8:00 pm

Women Who Tech Cocktail Party : Come out for drinks and conversation with other ladies working in technology. This network spans across many technology fields and is a great resource for making new friends and connections between women working in technology.

6:30 pm

MongoDC Meetup : This month’s meetup will feature presentations on running MongoDB and on Variety, a schema analyzer for MongoDB. There will also be an open Q&A on anything topical.

Thursday, May 24

6:30–9:00 pm

Tech Cocktail’s Speaker Series : This event, the first in a series of presentations from entrepreneurs, will discuss how to best build and leverage a network to grow your startup.

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