There's a lot going on in the Washington, DC technology space this week with meetups on Node.js, nonprofit mapping, big data, SOPA, and more. Below is our roundup of the events, and you can find the full local calendar at DC Tech Events.
Monday, January 16
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, January 17
Netsquared: Modern Mapping: We're presenting at this month's meetup talking about how nonprofits can use web maps to better communicate about their work, track operations, and connect people. We'll also walk through how technical and non-technical users alike can go from a spreadsheet to an interactive web map in ten minutes using TileMill and MapBox tools.
Erlang Hack Night: Come out to hack on Erlang with other developers. This event will group two to three people of various coding levels together to address a common challenge while pair programming. It's a great opportunity to improve your Erlang coding and grow the community.
Wednesday, January 18
10:00 am to Noon
Thursday, January 19
ONA: Homicide Watch: This month ONA's meetup will look at Homicide Watch, a website that covers every single homicide in Washington, DC from the criminal act until conviction. The site has received good attention for giving a voice to victims and for providing some of the most thorough crime coverage in the area.