Shutdown? What Shutdown? Hackathon For Furloughed Feds Today In DC

So, you're a coder on furlough that lives in the DC area? Or maybe you're just a coder that lives in the DC area? Or maybe you want to network with some coders who live in the DC area? Furlough or not, developers are generally not ones to sit idle for any length of time.  So, to celebrate that spirit and to help government coders do a little bonding over the shutdown, Code For DC is hosting a mini-hackathon from 1pm-9pm today at 1776 at 1133 15th St. NW in Washington, DC.  According to a post in the US Government API's Google Group by Leah Bannon (who is apparently very active in DC's developer community):

Code for DC is hosting a mini-hackathon for furloughed employees, civic hackers, and others to help work on local community projects. Please join and help me promote: Monday, October 14th 1-9pm at 1776

Newbies are encouraged to come and registration is still open for a bit (but if it's like a lot of other meetups, you can probably just show up)

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