Week in DC Tech: August 13

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Interested in learning more about newer technologies like node.js and MongoDB, or want a new take on the age old question of whether to use a CMS or not? Check out some of the technology events happening in Washington, DC this week.

Monday, August 13

8:30 pm — 2:00 am

DC Nightowls Coworking Session : Want to work late into the night with some company other than your laptop? Join others doing the same at DC Nightowls held this week at the canvas.co co-working space.

Wednesday, August 15

6:30 pm

MongoDB Meetup : This month’s meetup will include presentation on the MongoDC aggregation framework and the MongoDB schema design used at BusyConf. Come out for these talks and to meet people using MongoDB.

7:00–9:00 pm

NodeDC Meetup : Interested in node.js, the lightweight platform for building fast, scalable network applications? Come out to meet developers working with node and share your own needs and experiences.

7:00 pm

DC PHP Meetup : The topic of this meetup is “CMS, Framework, or DIY: How Do I Choose?”, which coincides with our recent blog post on how we build CMS-free websites and why. Come hear the pros and cons of different approaches and learn what options are out there.

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18

9:00 am — 6:00 pm

Code with me in DC : This two-day workshop will teach journalists the basics of programming in HTML, CSS and Javascript. If you’re a journalist and want to pick up some beginner level coding skills to create a foundation to take back to your newsroom, check this out.

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