Civic Hack Night, Week Of July 27th

This week, the most interesting event for me as a want to be data and geo nerd is the “Algorithms for Geospatial Data Analysis” Wednesday, July 29, 201 From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 

Civic Hack Night on Tuesday is always a good spot to meet and work with service minded people.

I have yet to go to a data owls event, but they always look cool.

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Nerd Beat 7/21/2015

Nerd beat is like Art Beat, but for skill building.

So much going on this week, and most of it at the same time:

Tuesday is a big day.  At  the MLK library we got Maptime DC  ”
Intro to CartoCSS & Mapbox Studio”meetup, at the exact same time ,  a python dojo, a word press event, and
DC Tech Meetup #38: Women In Tech Edition.

Wednesday, at Data Education DC “Cloud database technology by Snowflake” At GWU

Thursday, ” Playing Nice: Using PMML, Python, R, and SAS for Production Analytics” from Statistical Programming DC. Also at GWU

Saturday, with District Data Labs, Over at Georgetown Downtown.

Three things this week that look interesting

July GeoDC: All the world’s an address

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015, 7:00 PM

Stetson’s Famous Bar & Restaurant
1610 U St NW Washington, DC

85 Members Attending

Note: We’re moving July’s GeoDC to the SECOND Wednesday of the month to better accommodate speaker schedules, and it will be DOWNSTAIRS at Stetson’s.July’s GeoDC meetup is all about location data, specifically the creation, use, and opening of address and traffic data.Mapbox’s Tom Lee will talk about openaddresses.io, an open data project that tr…

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Civic Hacknight

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015, 6:30 PM

Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW, Second Floor Washington, DC

56 Civic Hackers Attending

6:30 – 7:00 Participants arrive and socialize.7:00 – 7:15 Group introductions and announcements from participants and organizers.7:15 – 9:15 Hacking. Project teams break out to work.  New participants can join teams, circulate, or seek out the Co-Captains for orientation (Justin, Matt, or Leah).~7:30 Food delivered.9:15 – 9:30 Everyone reconven…

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Hacking Journalism

http://hackingjournalism.com/

June 13 to June 19

Lots of classes and meetups going on. Too much on Tuesday, I wish I could go to all of them.

Saturday

DC Python

Washington, DC
2,762 Python Programmers

We educate, promote and support the research, development and use of open source Python software in Washington, D.C. and metropolitan Maryland and Virginia.Learn more

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Sunday

Robofest 2015

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015, 12:00 PM

UAS Academy – Warrenton Training Center
4154 Weeks Drive Warrenton, VA

41 Operators Went

Join us in June for Robofest 2015!All are welcome as we come together for good conversation, discussions, and displays of robotics technology. When: June 14, 2015Place: UAS Academy 4154 Weeks Dr Warrenton, VA 20187  http://www.uasacademy.org/home.htmlSchedule: Meet and Greet 12:00 PM to 12:30PM Lunch 12:30PM to 1:30PM  Welcome: Darryl Jen…

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Monday

Tuesday

DC Tech Meetup #37: Summer Celebration Edition

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 6:00 PM

Sauf Haus Bier Hall
1216 18th St NW Washington, DC

595 Innovators Attending

Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for a fun evening to celebrate the hard work that’s going into developing awesome tech in DC. The first 200 guests get a free drink on us 🙂

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Maptime DC

Washington, DC
706 Map hackers

Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborat…

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Intro to Geospatial Data Formats

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
35 Attending

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Round 21: Myo My

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 6:30 PM

WeWork Chinatown
718 7th St NW Washington, DC

52 Hackers Attending

Hack and Tell will be at WeWork Chinatown again in June! (Hooray!) Everyone is looking forward to hearing about *your* cool hack! Presentation signups are here:http://bit.ly/presentatdcThe format is informal, engaging, and friendly: presenters have 5 minutes to show off their hack (it goes faster than you’d expect) and then the audience has 5 min…

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Predicting Topics and Sharing in Social Media

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 6:30 PM

GWU, Funger Hall, Room 103
2201 G St. NW Washington, DC

428 Data Scientists Attending

For June’s Data Science DC, we’re very happy to partner with our friends at Social Data & Analytics DC to present two speakers from the University of Maryland working at the cutting edge of the analysis of behavior in social media. Hadi Amiri will talk about predicting interactions between brands and consumers, while Bill Rand will talk about fitti…

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Wednesday

Office Hours

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

17 Python Programmers Attending

Lightning talks and coding time.This a series of Python Office Hours Meetups, which will happen monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Attendance is free, and food and drink will be provided when we have sponsors.Please RSVP at least 24 hours before the event. If we do not have 20 attendees, we will cancel the meetup.Each meetup starts wit…

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Thursday

Hands-on workshop: craft a data-driven marketing campaign

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 6:00 PM

Funger Hall, Room 103 – The George Washington University
2201 G St. NW Washington, DC

38 Data Enthusiasts Attending

Facebook users share 30 billion pieces of content everyday. Every minute we send 204 million emails, generate 1.8 million Facebook likes, send 278 thousand Tweets, and upload 200 thousand photos to Facebook. Google alone processes on average over 40 thousand search queries per second, making it over 3.5 billion in a single day.How can you craft a …

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4/26/2015 This week in nerding

Most of my time “nerding” will be spent at the University of Maryland library. However, if I weren’t there I’d be going to these events:

 

Monday:

#WomenInTech – Bridging the Gap

Monday, Apr 27, 2015, 6:30 PM

The Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW Washington, DC

132 Innovators Went

Join us as we have a panel discussion with women in the tech industry who are truly “bridging the gap”! We’re going to discuss their views on the #WomenInTech movement, how they feel about the media (social and traditional) coverage, as well as what they think needs to be done in order to keep the momentum going.Know any women doing awesome things…

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Tuesday:

Civic Hacknight

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 6:30 PM

Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW, Third Floor Washington, DC

59 Civic Hackers Went

6:30 – 7:00 Participants arrive and socialize.7:00 – 7:15 Group introductions and announcements from participants and organizers.7:15 – 9:15 Hacking. Project teams break out to work.  New participants can join teams, circulate, or seek out the Co-Captains for orientation (Justin, Matt, or Leah).~7:30 Food delivered.9:15 – 9:30 Everyone reconven…

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Thursday:

Forecasting International Events

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 6:30 PM

GWU, Elliot School, Room 113
1957 E Street Washington, DC

417 Data Scientists Went

For (late) April, Data Science DC is very pleased to welcome two speakers bringing their perspectives and technical approaches to forecasting events on the international stage. Prof. Naren Ramakrishnan and Dr. Jay Ulfelder will talk about how they’ve tackled the problem of integrating diverse, noisy data sets and used statistical and machine learni…

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