It’s #DCWEEK in Washington DC. DCWEEK is a week long festival in the US capitol focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and social innovators of all kinds. It's a series of 100s of distributed events powered by the community and complimented by core conferences, parties, and projects. DCWEEK 2011 included over 10,000 attendees from around the world.

Microsoft is hosting RailsGirlsDC. Rails Girls DC is a one-day workshop to give women a great first experience in software craftmanship using Ruby on Rails. The aim is to give the tools to understand technology along with the community and inspiration to get started. This event is already at maximum capacity, but I encourage you review the DCWEEK schedule and find interesting panel discussions, cool parties, and projects you can participate in to make this the best DCWEEK (until next year of course). Some of the projects this year include

 

Arduino Weekend - Sign up for Fab Lab DC’s Arduino Weekend* to learn about the new open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

DCWEEK Accessibility Project - This will be a series of events around DC Week, a citywide tech event that brings together developers and organizations, that will include mentorship of young adults with disabilities and development of new adaptive technologies

 

Hope to run into you this week!!