Tech Events for November 2013

Upcoming Tech Events – Nov ’13 Edition

Cary, NC – Here is a quick summary of Technology events coming up in the next few months. Let us know what you think of the events and also let us know if we have missed any.

Quick Links

MetLife TechJam 2013 – 9:00 AM Friday, November 1 through 5:00 PM Saturday, November 2 in RTP, NC. Inspired by the MetLife Wall technology, our goal is to bring together the most talented minds in technology to create an innovative solution in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission to serve veterans, service members and their families. Teams will be challenged to deliver a technology solution that allows veterans to access all of their medical and health information in one place, effectively connecting and aggregating data across all VA locations. Each team will receive the background and software they need to develop a solution, and will pitch their solution to a panel of expert judges at the end of the two-day event.

TEDxRaleigh 2013 – Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. “Quarry the Marvelous” at the National Historic Landmark Josephus Daniels House Auditorium. Come marvel with NC innovators, thinkers, and doers as we explore the waters off North Carolina, unravel the design process, overcome overwhelming odds, and more.

DevFestNC 2013 – Día de los Datos (Day of the Data) – Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EDT) in Durham, NC. This inaugural event will focus on providing a day for local developers to share knowledge, projects, and products that utilize the vast amount of data available today. Google Developer Group (GDG) meetings are focused on Google technologies, but the conference is open to anything local developers might be working on (web, mobile, server-side, etc.) regardless of the vendor.

Remember to change your clocks at 2:00 AM on November 3, 2013 as we ‘fall back’ from EDT to EST.

Cary’s GREAT PUNKIN’ CHUCK – Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Noon – 5:00 PM (EST) in Cary, NC. Cary’s GREAT PUNKIN’ CHUCK is cancelled due to lack of registration.

TRINUG’s Raleigh Code Camp ’13 – Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC. Code Camp is a free event for software developers to come and learn from their peers. This community driven event has become an international trend where peer groups of all platforms, programming languages and disciplines band together to bring content to the community. The registration site is available and is showing a wait list.

NewME PopUp program – American Underground – November 9-11, 2013, in Durham, NC. NewME Accelerator is a nationally recognized Startup Accelerator for minorities and women based in San Francisco. The American Underground has launched a high-intensity version of the critically acclaimed program. Entrepreneurs will get a taste of what it’s like to participate in the 12-week program in just 3 days.

The Startup Factory (TSF) Fall ’13 Company Showcase -Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC. The Startup Factory Company Showcase is set for November 12th, 2013. This time, TSF is coming to Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh! Six amazing presentations will be given by TSF Fall 2013 class 4Soils, Brevado, Szl, Coursefork, RocketBolt Website and Home Wellness Website. This is a time you can hear directly from the TSF startups about their startup journey. This is an opportunity to meet and network with entrepreneurs, investors and many other like-minded people. This is a place to enjoy live music, food, drinks and great conversations.

InternetSummit 2013 – November 12-14, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. Internet Summit is a premier digital strategies forum with a goal of educating and promoting forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing.

Triangle Startup Weekend (TSW) – Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EST) in Chapel Hill, NC. This 54-hour event is designed to teach the skills of entrepreneurship by having participants work on a team to convert an idea into an operating business. During the weekend, participants create working startups and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. NOTE, this TSW will be participating in the Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle!

GitHub Training at NC State University – Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC. Git and GitHub have become indispensable tools for software developers of all backgrounds: industrial software engineers, computer scientists, and students and researchers in any other field in which coding is a key part of your work. In this three-hour workshop, GitHub trainer Tim Berglund will lead you carefully through the basic skills you need to be productive with Git and to collaborate with other developers on GitHub. Learn how to convert an existing project to a Git Repository, track changes to your project, protect your work from experimental changes through branching, push code to repositories on GitHub, and collaborate with colleagues through Pull Requests. Bring a laptop with Git installed and be ready to follow along! We look forward to helping work better together with Git.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Luncheon – Entrepreneurship in the Triangle – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST) in Cary, NC. Join us for a conversation with Mital Patel to hear his view on the budding Technology ecosystem in the Triangle. We want to ask Mital about Startup Weekends, NEXT and many other initiatives Mital sees as important to the triangle ecosystem. This luncheon is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and immediately follows the Triangle Startup Weekend held in Chapel Hill that is competing in the 2013 Global Startup Battle!

indieconf 2013 – Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC. The indieconf 2013 has been postponed due to scheduling issues.  We will post details as they become available.

WordCamp Raleigh – November 23-24, 2013 in Raleigh. WordCamp Raleigh is a day and a half long event with over 20 sessions spread across three tracks – Users, Power Users and Developers.

Bull City Forward Winter Celebration – Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST) in Durham, NC. Join Bull City Forward on December 10th at the new American Underground on Main to celebrate and support social entrepreneurship in Durham and the Triangle. We will be featuring our inaugural class of Forward Fellows (via mini three minute TEDx style talks!) and the great social impact work they’re doing across sectors from revolutionizing the way we think about food to engaging PTSD combat veterans in entrepreneurial ventures. We will also give you a quick snapshot of what’s been going on in 2013 and what to expect in 2014!

Triangle Open Data Day – February 22-23, 2014 in RTP, NC. It’s a gathering of citizens to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

“Software Testing is NOT Dead” – Triangle Information Systems Quality Association (TISQA) 2014 Conference and Workshops – March 12 – 13, 2014 in Chapel Hill, NC. Join TISQA for our bi-annual conference and workshop on March 12th and 13th, 2014 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. We invite you to participate in the premiere Software Testing conference and workshops of the Carolinas. Come on out and join us for a two day confirmation that testing is alive and kicking!! We will gather to confirm that indeed Software Testing is alive and well and more valuable than ever. The theme for this conference challenges a notion put forth by Dr. James Whittaker that software testing is on its way to being a dead field. There are no zombies at this conference Dr. Whittaker!

Save the date for 2014! NCTech4Good Conference June 5-6, 2014 in Chapel Hill. The NCTech4Good Conference will be held June 6, 2014, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. It will be preceded by a workshop on Thursday, June 5. Beth Kanter has been invited as our workshop leader and keynote speaker.