Enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures by venturing outside (at least for a little while) to check out some of the technology events happening in Washington, DC this week. There are lots of hands on opportunities to learn this week, with a meetup on DIY mapping, an OpenStreetMap mapping party, and a jQuery hackathon. Read our roundup below.
Wednesday, July 11
GeoDC Meetup: DIY Mapping : Want to add your house and favorite bar to the map, or create something crazy with aerial photography? Come out to hear about different ways to contribute to and make your own maps with tools like OpenStreetMap, foursquare, and balloons.
DC Tech Meetup #15: Demos, Demos, Demos : Want to see a range of tech tools in action? This month’s DC Tech meetup will feature ten demos on different tools and apps, along with a panel discussion on how .gov incentives can encourage local technology innovation and startups.
8:30 pm — 2:00 am
DC Nightowls Coworking Session : Come co-work with others working to get their ideas off the ground. Plan to work on your project, pitch it to others, and have conversations around collaboration points or just shared tips and ideas.
Thursday, July 12
DC jQuery Hackathon : Instead of talking, this month’s jQuery meetup will focus on building! The group will split up into teams and dive into building something — anything — with jQuery.
Sunday, July 15
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
OpenStreetMap Mapping Party : Come out and add Congressional Cemetery — a currently unmapped historical landmark in Capitol Hill — to OpenStreetMap! It will be a great chance to work with GPS devices, QR codes, and more to add the cemetery, walkways and roads, monuments, and famous gravesite locations to OpenStreetMap.