The first 'DC Web API User Group Meetup' is happening tonight, and it's shaping up to be a great event. Here's the URL, with details, agenda, logistics, etc.
This is not necessarily a government-centric event, but the topic is part & parcel of Government's heavy focus on making "Open Data, Content, and Web APIs the New Default" (as outlined in the Digital Government Strategy - which builds on earlier work). Small, interactive events such as this are a *great* way for practitioners from industry and government to share ideas, challenges, and successes to cross-pollinate across our domains.
Here's the line-up:
6:00 - 6:30 Registration, networking, food and drinks
6:30 - 6:45 Welcome and Introduction
6:45 - 7:00 Irakli Nadareishvili, Director of Engineering, NPR
7:00 - 7:15 Dave Goldberg, Director of Data & APIs, Washington Post
7:15 - 7:30 Tom Lee, Director of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
7:30 - 7:45 Alec Permison, Application Manager, U.S. Census Bureau
7:45 - 8:30 Panel Discussion - Moderated by Alex Howard, correspondent for O'Reilly Media
8:30 - 8:45 Networking and wrap up
Thanks to APIphany (especially Patrick Svenburg) for organizing the event! We're looking forward to it and are happy to host the event here at Phase2 in Alexandria VA. If you're coming to the event via metro, you'll want to go to the Braddock Road station (yellow line). Full directions to Phase2's offices can be found here
If you have any questions about arrival logistics, etc. please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there ! (and if you can't make it, track #DCAPI on twitter)