There are some interesting technology events taking place in and around the District this week on topics like Perl, drones, and more. Check out a new meetup group or revisit one you know and learn something awesome this week.
Tuesday, May 7
9:00 am — 2:00 pm
DC Area Drone User Group: Drones are a hot button issue whether talking about their use in modern warfare to privacy concerns around recreational use. At this meetup, come learn more about drones, the controversy and concerns around their use, and the technology that powers them.
On the first Tuesday of the month, folks with a passion for Perl based programming and open source tech get together to discuss new tricks of the trade. This month they will be talking about contributing to The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN).
Saturday, May 11
2:30 pm — 7:30 pm
DC Nightowls in Baltimore: The DC Nightowls are taking off to Baltimore this weekend and pairing up with Emerging Technology Center! Bring Your Own Project and be productive with your peers at the Beehive in Baltimore. This meetup is taking place outside of their usual hours of operation, so get there early and contribute often.
Nerd Nite DC: Join your fellow nerds for a night of drinking and learning at DC9 in the U street corridor. This month’s Nerd Night will feature talks about Material Science and how it’s changing the way we eat chocolate, how art can be saved by science, and all you ever wanted to know about the “fat innkeeper worm”. Join the party and learn something new this week.