The DC Tech Community is Alive and Active

I have to say that the DC Tech Community is alive and active.  I have been meeting so many great people who share similar interest to me.  It’s a fun time to live in the Washington DC area.

Here’s a recap of the last week and a half….

Will Meyer talks Widgets at Refresh DC

Last Week, Clearpsring‘s Will Meyer talked to a packed house of 100+ people at RefreshDC.   Widgets are something that a lot of folks had heard about but i’m not sure how much they’d actually worked with.  This high level overview and discussion was great.

This  Refresh DC was also one of the first major events since BarCamp DC, so there was a lot of the same excitement.

CopyNight DC bring good beer and great discussion about the state of online music

This was my first time attending CopyNight DC,  which is hosted by Joseph Price.  They met at Regional Food & Drink in Chinatown, which has a GREAT beer selection.   What was even better was the discussion.  We got into an impromptu discussion about the state of the online music industry.    With the Amazon MP3 music store just recently coming out, this was one all of our minds.  I really enjoyed it, met some great people, and will be coming back next time.

NextDC Happy Hour Tonight (I’m Bummed I Missed It)

Moses McCall’s group NextDC hosted their very first happy hour tonight.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it.  I’m sure it was a great time and I’ll see photos of it on Flickr tomorrow.

DC Tech Network is almost at 100 members

A few weeks a go I had the bright idea of using a Ning social network as a way for the DC Tech community to stay better in touch with one another… so I created the DC Technology Network.  I’m pleased to say that we’ve just signed up our 90th member.  The network is getting more and more active everyday.  We’re even working our own book group from the network.

Oh… and there’s more.

There is so much that’s happening in the DC tech community.  It’s exciting.  I hope to share more soon.

Have You Read Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point?

Cover of The Tipping Point

On the DC Tech Network forum, some of us started chatting how we hadn’t read Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. In the spirit of community, it was suggested that we should read it together.

So I’m writing this to see if any of you in the DC area would want to join our little book group and read The Tipping Point?

All are welcome to join.

Let me know if you’re interested. I’ll post more specific details once things are decided. This should be really fun to do as a community.

NextDC is Hosting a Happy Hour September 27th at 6:00pm

It’s been really exciting. Over the last few weeks, I’ve met with even more people who are excited about getting the Washington DC tech community going. One of those people is Moses McCall, founder of Rockcreek Software, who has recently started a local group called NextDC.

NextDC’s mission is to “connect both socially and professionally with young people who have a stake in future of tech and new media in DC.” Sounds good ot me.

Well NextDC is holding a happy hour on September 27th at 6pm at the Science Club up in NW. I’m going to try and make it. You should too.