Week in DC Tech: September 10

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Interested in picking up some tricks for programming in jQuery, seeing the latest tools being used in this year’s campaign, or hacking on hunger and food security data? These are just a few of the technology events happening in Washington, DC this week. Read on for our roundup, and check out DC Tech Events for more event ideas.

Monday, September 10

7:00 pm

DC Tech Meetup: Politics, Advocacy & Government Edition : A timely topic with election season heating up, this month’s DC Tech meetup will look at the technologies used in politics and government — featuring 11 short demos in all.

DC jQuery Meetup : Want to learn tricks to make you code less? This meetup will look at ways to work faster and smarter when programming in jQuery.

Wednesday, September 12

8:30 pm — 2:00 am

DC Nightowls Coworking Session : Find it helpful to soak up the energy of other folks working into the wee hours of the night? Come out to this late night co-working session to pound on your newest idea.

Friday, September 14 (and this weekend)

5:30–8:30 pm

Hacking for Hunger : USAID is hosting this hackathon, bringing together food security experts, data analysts, and developers to see what can be done to help food security through opening up and building tools around food security data.

Saturday, September 15

1:00–3:00 pm

Preparing for DARPA’s Robotics Challenge : DARPA is holding a robotics challenge to develop tools to help with humanitarian and disaster relief. Have an idea you want to test or our just want to put your skills to work? Come to this meetup to find teammates, strategize, and pick up some skills.

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