It’s the last week of August, which in this town tends to mean quiet, empty, and humid. Don’t let the fact that everyone else is out of town keep you in this week — instead check out a technology event and learn something. Below is our roundup of events happening this week in Washington, DC.
Monday, August 27
Data Science DC : This meetup on the “The Split Personalities of Data Scientists” will look at who data scientists are, what they do, and what skills they’re lacking. If you’re a data scientist or are curious about the community, come out for a statistical look at this group and meet others in it.
DC Nightowls Coworking Session : Don’t sit alone at your laptop working on your latest idea into the morning — instead join others doing the same at this co-working session. You’ll be able to pull from the energy of others, bounce ideas off of them, and even share a little dessert.
Thursday, August 30
So You Want to Build A Mobile App? : Are you considering building or mobile app or just curious as to what it takes? Come out for this discussion on the how to take an idea and design, develop, and deploy it as a mobile app.
Strategies for Handling Missing Data in R : One issue in every data project is how to handle the data that is missing and its impact on your outcomes. This meetup will feature a presentation on how HelloWallet deals with this, as well as a short coding tutorial on R.
Saturday, September 1
11:00 am — 4:00 pm
DC Games Festival 2012 : Want to play some games in the park over Labor Day weekend? Check out this festival where people will gather to play games ranging from interactive storytelling to variations of dodgeball-based strategy games — with the common factor being that they’re played outside and without your gadgets.