What is a Hack Weekend?
An OpenStreetMap "hack weekend" is a meet-up where we bring along laptops to an office space and spend the weekend doing some technical work to improve OpenStreetMap. This may be development of the "core" components, the editors, or any other side projects and pet projects we fancy hacking on. OpenStreetMap has development tasks sprouting from it in all directions. There's work to do almost in any programming language, as well as tasks like documentation, and even some non-technical graphics design and translation tasks.
We mostly take a fairly unstructured free-form format. People turn up and start beavering away on something, or they turn up and see what they can help with. However...
Come Join Us For the First OSM Hack Weekend in US!
For the first time, the US OpenStreetMap Community is coming together to host a hack weekend of its own right outside the Nation's Capital in Arlington, VA.
Special Thanks to GeoIQ!
Special thanks to GeoIQ for generously providing us the space to run this event!
More information on the event can be found at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DC_Hack_weekend_Feb_2012