Congratulations to our New 2013-2014 Board Members

Dear Colleagues, It is with great honor and privilege that I get to announce the elected officers for 2013-2014.  Each of these individuals will be taking over on July 1st, 2013. Amar Zumkhawala joined our team partway through the last year and became a force in helping us connect with speakers, venues, and the community. … More Congratulations to our New 2013-2014 Board Members

Congratulations to New ACM Fellow Simson Garfinkel

The Association for Computing Machinery recently published a list of ACM members who became ACM Fellows in 2012.   On that list, you will see our upcoming event speaker, Dr. Simson Garfinkel. We congratulate Dr. Garfinkel on his impressive contributions to ACM’s mission, most specifically in digital forensics and computer security education.   Please join us for his … More Congratulations to New ACM Fellow Simson Garfinkel

Discount + 1 free ticket to Digital Gov Research Conference, June 4-7

We have a last minute free ticket to next week’s Digital Government Research Conference in College Park and we would like to pass that on to a member of our group.  If you are interested, please join us at http://meetup.com/dc-acm or contact us via communications@dcacm.org.   The ticket will go to the first person who can attend. … More Discount + 1 free ticket to Digital Gov Research Conference, June 4-7

Interesting Fed Tech Job opening of the Day: Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust museum is looking for a web developer to work with their User Experience lead, web programmers, project managers, and others to produce  effective results on a number of marketing and communications projects.  Work includes CMS improvements, widget integration, social media, mobile web applications, and SMS mobile messaging. Compensation also listed.  Check it out: … More Interesting Fed Tech Job opening of the Day: Holocaust Museum

Review: R Lightning Talks at R Users Meetup

If you like statistics, data analysis, and visual graphs, the DC R Users group delivered on Thursday, February 9th.  They met at LivingSocial’s Chinatown location to cover a series of short presentations centering around R programming language use cases and resources. The following topics were covered: Bayesian estimation with R and JAGS – Grant Cavanaugh arules … More Review: R Lightning Talks at R Users Meetup

12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Call for Participation

This message is brought to you by the CSTA member listserv. The 12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women of Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation.  The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration will … More 12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Call for Participation

Review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

I finished reading The Lean Startup recently and found some profound insights on rapid product development with limited resources in unproven markets.  I was impressed by the emphasis on the product and customer development, and not the organization that creates it.  You could be a startup founder, employee number 10, or working for big business.  It was also … More Review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

LTE: Code4Country Codeathon, Sept 24th and 25th at AU

Dear DC ACM Chapter, I am writing to pass on the news about an event that might be of interest to some DC ACM members. It is called Code4Country, a codeathon taking place on September 24/25 simultaneously in Moscow and Washington D.C. (at American University) focusing on using open source technologies and open data to … More LTE: Code4Country Codeathon, Sept 24th and 25th at AU