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  • Side projects are educational as they can teach or build skills in people.

  • Education influences research.

  • Education inspires startups.

Education is a pivotal part of any side project, spending hours on the web searching through help sites, forums, and Youtube videos will teach you a lot in a short amount of time.​

We offer free lectures and workshops for members of the public throughout the year through our various meetup communities. The topics cover a broad scope in science and tech, and feature a range of hosts. 

We have a couple of examples of past lectures and workshops for your convenience. Keep an eye on our events calendar to find the newest lectures from our community.


Social Engineering from the Detective Perspective

Technology Development


HacDC Speaker Series (Max Ghenis from PolicyEngine)



DIY Bioplastics Five-Part Workshop

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