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Code Writers Workshop wants your feedback [Events Roundup]

Plus: Learn how to map, starting with Old Town Alexandria.

Go learn stuff. (Photo by Flickr user Michael Coghlan, used under a Creative Commons license)

It’s the summer, which is a great time to get yourself educated. This week, you can learn about encryption, building a game with Scratch and using OpenStreetMap. Here’s what’s in store:


Code Writers Workshop: Beta Launch Event
The first Code Writers Workshop is taking place inside Capital One’s growing digital offices in Tysons Corner.
Monday, July 13
5:30-8:00 p.m.
DIG @ Capital One Towers Crescent, 8020 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, Va.
RSVP. Free.

The Crypto Summit
An event to decode encryption, brought to you by Access.
Wednesday, July 15
5:30-8:00 p.m.
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, #2
RSVP. Free.

USDA TARGET Center Technology Showcase Summer 2015
To celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act’s 25th anniversary, the USDA is showcasing several apps for individuals with disabilities.
Wednesday, July 15
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
USDA TARGET Center, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1006-South
RSVP. Free.

Transition to tech: Pathways for teachers
Learn from teachers who have pivoted into the tech field.
Thursday, July 16
5:30-8:00 p.m.
General Assembly D.C., 1133 15th St. NW
RSVP. Free.

Internet Governance Forum USA 2015 (IGF-USA)
Panelists in this George Washington University conference include Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist at Google.
Thursday, July 16
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW
RSVP. Free.

Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Build a Game in a Day with Scratch!
Black Girls Code just opened up in D.C. Check out their fun inaugural workshop.
Saturday, July 18
10:00-4:00 p.m.
Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St. NW, 3rd Floor
RSVP. Free.

Design Thinking for Edtech
What technology does the education industry need?
Saturday, July 18
12:30-6:00 p.m.
1776, 1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
RSVP. Free.

Let’s Map Old Town Alexandria
Learn OpenStreetMap by mapping Northern Old Town.
Saturday, July 18
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sugar Shack Donuts, 804 N Henry St., Alexandria, Va.
RSVP. Free.

Maker-fun: Intro to Lego Robotics Challenges
Learn how to create and or program lego robots.
Saturday, July 18
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Nova Labs, 1916 Isaac Newton Square West, Reston, Va.
RSVP. $20.

Companies: George Washington University / Capital One / Impact Hub DC / 76 Forward / General Assembly / Google

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