In between holiday parties, squeeze in some technology events to learn more about topics like OpenStreetMap, jQuery, data analysis with R, and Ada Lovelace. Below is a roundup of technology events happening in Washington, DC this week. Check back weekly for news on the latest tech happenings in the city.
Monday, December 10
R Users DC : Hadley Wickham, developer of more than 30 R packages to facilitate data munging, analysis and visualization, will present at this meetup, giving his take on best practices and the future of data analysis.
Wikimedia DC : Wikimedia is throwing a birthday party for Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer and first female open source developer. Celebrate with the group at Busboys & Poets tonight.
Tuesday, December 11
Mappy Hour : Mappy Hours, gathering of contributors to OpenStreetMap to talk about recent projects over beers, are resuming in DC, with this one held at Capitol City Brewing Company. Specifically they’ll talk about the recent mapping party to add details to the OSM map of Hyattsville, MD, its results, and plans for the next event.
Thursday, December 13
DCjQ Meetup : This month the DC jQuery group is going back to the basics, giving the second part of a two-part series looking at the basics of jQuery for new users. Slides on part one are available here.
Saturday, December 15
ONA’s Holiday Party : Come out to celebrate the year, meet journalists publishing online, and talk about data driven journalism, data visualization and storytelling, and other ways technology is changing journalism. No presentations, just a party.