Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable. The event is open to the public. We expect to have strong participation from the Microsoft, open source, and non-Microsoft developer community. You can learn more about the event at http://dccodeathon.com and register at http://dccodeathon.eventbrite.com

 

The idea is to have participants work on some relevant projects prior to the codeathon and showcase them at the event itself. Some of the relevant technical skills for participants would include:

 

1) ASP.NET, HTTP/REST, JavaScript, micro formats

2) Windows Azure (PHP and other OSS technologies on Azure a plus)

3) SharePoint 2010/2007

4) Open source technologies, e.g. PHP, Python, R-on-R

 

We expect around 75-100 attendees, including government officials and media. If you are interested and have the relevant technical skills, seize this opportunity to participate in a unique event!

-Nandita