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August 2015 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Tech Events – Aug 2015 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.

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August 2015 Events

25 – Verge. Verge is for all people in the southeast working on or investing in tech startups. We are the best event for meeting and hanging out with other southeast entrepreneurs and software developers. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) in Durham, NC.

September 2015 Events

3 – Entrepalooza. Join us for Entrepalooza, an entrepreneurship and innovation festival hosted by the NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative. Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

9 – Innovate Raleigh’s Innovatours. Innovatours: Meet Raleigh’s Makers + Doers (formerly known as the Startup Crawl). A walkable tour featuring 35+ innovative Triangle-based companies from a variety of industries. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

10 – Innovate Raleigh. Join us as we explore inclusivity for organizations of all sizes with a panel, keynote speaker and breakout session! Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

15-16 – CEDNC Tech Venture Conference. As the premier tech event in the Southeast, the CED Tech Venture Conference reflects the vibrant entrepreneurial community that exists in one of the nation’s rising technology hubs, attracting over 800 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and domain experts from across the nation. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

17 – Product Camp RTP Fall Conference. Thursday, September 17, 2015 AT 5:30 PM at Cree in Durham, NC.

21 – NC Datapalooza Finale. Join us on September 21st for the third annual NC DataPalooza Finale! We’re celebrating the culmination of a 90-day open data competition that’s putting a spotlight on open source innovation here in the Triangle region! Monday, September 21, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

23 – Groundwork Labs Info Session. Join us for an info session to learn more about Groundwork Labs—a no-strings-attached startup program in the heart of Durham, NC. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT) in Durham, NC.

26-27 – NCDevCon 2015. NCDevCon is a 2 day web and mobile development conference in Raleigh, NC. For $200 you get access to all sessions and hands on classes. Your conference fee also includes lunch, a snazzy conference T-Shirt and admission to our evening networking event. Learn more at ncdevcon.com. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM – Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

October 2015 Events

19-20 – All Things Open. A conference exploring open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. Leading technology and business leaders will participate. Monday, October 19, 2015 from 7:00 AM to Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

November 2015 Events

18-19 – Internet Summit. Join Internet Summit for two days of leading-edge digital media and marketing content, mixed alongside top-flight networking with internet execs, online marketers, entrepreneurs and digital strategists. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM – Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC.


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BattleHack is Coming to Raleigh

Raleigh, NC – BattleHack is coming to Raleigh on April 18th and 19th.

What is Battle Hack?

BattleHack brings developers from across the country to develop a solution to a local social problem. BattleHack started in 2013 and is organized by PayPal and Braintree, a PayPal company. Developers use any code base they want. No existing code is allowed and incorporating the PayPal API or the Braintree SDK is an important component of your hack and you may optionally use the One Touch™ platform but this is not required. Coding is from Noon on Saturday until Noon on Sunday.

You can hack solo, or in a team of a maximum of 4 members.

First place winners at the city level hack get our epic axe, flight and hotel accommodations to the World Finals in Silicon Valley, and a chance to $100K USD, no strings attached. Fear not, there’s a slew of other goodies, and of course local partner prizes, and all our BattleHack swag!

Previous Winner

One of the previous winners developed an app called Security Blanket, which helps to find missing children. This group is currently running a KickStarter campaign to take their idea further.

How to win $100,000 USD

Win a City BattleHack. Get flown, fed and cared for at our World Finals. Beat all other City Champions with code that impresses everyone on the planet. Be crowned the Ultimate Hackers For Good.

Register on the BattleHack Raleigh site.


Disclosure: The writer has joined a team that will be competing in BattleHack.

April 13th – Revised to clarify that the use of the One Touch™ platform is not required.

Upcoming Tech Events - Feb 2015 Edition

Upcoming Tech Events – Feb 2015 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.

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February 2015 Events

3 – Groundwork Labs Info Meetup – Groundwork Labs spring session will begin April 13. We’re holding an informal information session to let you know about our program and answer any questions you have about attending or applying.

7 – Free and Open Source Software Fair! Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Fair is an annual “unconference” where NC State students, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates can present on and talk about anything and everything related to Free and Open Source Software. Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (EST) in Raleigh, NC.

9-10 – 30TH Annual Emerging Issues Forum. The 30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum will explore how innovators in all sectors are thriving. They flourish by leveraging new connections in order to locate leading-edge ideas, to adapt to an increasingly mobile workforce and to access shifting sources of capital.

17 – WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange: Crowdfunding in 2015. Many entrepreneurs and investors are hopeful that 2015 is the year in which crowdfunding legislation becomes law in North Carolina. WRAL TechWire’s next Executive Exchange event will focus on that topic, and headlining the program is North Carolina’s Department of Commerce Secretary who also wants crowdfunding enacted.

20-22 – Triangle Startup Weekend: Education – All startups created this weekend will be focused on education!

20 – ODI NC Training Class: Open Data Fundamentals. Get trained in Open Data in preparation for Triangle Open Data Day!

21-22 – Triangle Open Data Day 2015. Triangle Open Data Day 2015 is a gathering of citizens in the Triangle to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

25-26 – High Five Conference – Where Marketing & Creative Meet, Raleigh, NC. If you consider yourself a marketer, and by that we mean strategist, communicator, designer, creative director, product manager, developer, writer, and everyone in between or on the periphery, this conference is for you. Analytics, customer experience, data-driven, digital marketing – fits our tech theme!

27 – Charlotte Startup Weekend. Charlotte Startup Weekend 2015 will be held Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM (EST) in Charlotte, NC. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

March 2015 Events

12 – Morrisville Start Up, Morrisville, NC from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT) at Tra-li. The event will feature Michael Hoy speaking on the CoFounders Lab.

April 2015 Events

16 – TriAgile 2015 – We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual TriAgile conference right here in the RTP area! Our goal is to create a premier conference, bringing together people from all disciplines to hear about how you are bringing agility to your organization.


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Appy Hour - A DOit Apps Event - From Lenovo

Appy Hour – by Lenovo

Morrisville, NC – A new tech event has come to our attention: Appy Hour – A DOit Apps Event – by Lenovo. The event will be in a week on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, so don’t delay adding this to your calendar!

What is Appy Hour?

Tantalyzing technology. Incredible networking. Brilliant speakers. Tasty food. Amazing apps. And cold, craft beer on tap.

We’ve assembled a line-up of some of our region’s most brilliant scientists, developers and thinkers.

Get a taste for some of the coolest applications in the area.

The team of Erin Monday and Will Hardison will be the co-emcees for this event. If you have seen them at the RTP180 events, you will want to go for their performance alone!

Appy Hour Details

  • What? Appy Hour – A DOit Apps Event – by Lenovo
  • Where? Lenovo Building 8, 8001 Development Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • When? Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) [You’re invited to pop in and browse right after work (5:00-6:00)]
  • Why? Tantalyzing technology. Incredible networking. Brilliant speakers. Tasty food. Amazing apps. And cold, craft beer on tap.
  • Appy Hour Registration Site
Triangle Open Data Day - Picture by Reid Serozi

Triangle Open Data Day 2015

Raleigh, NC – Registration for Triangle Open Data Day 2015 (TODD) is open and tickets are going fast. We sold out last year and are expecting another sell-out crowd this year. We will be in the same location as last year at the Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus which proved to be a great place to hold the event.

Triangle Open Data Day LogoThis year we will be putting more focus on the hackathon and will be identifying mentors that can help you start and rapidly progress on an open data project of your own interest. We are looking for mentors with programming, start-ups, data analysis and open data skills to help us out at the event.

For some of you this is a warm up for the NC Datapalooza competition to be held later in the year, so come out and figure out what sort of winning project you can start working on for that competition.

Our keynote speakers are the Durham CIO team of Kerry Goode and Greg Marrow who will be informing us of the different direction that Durham is taking over many other US cities in their upcoming open data program.

This year you will also be able to interact with the Open Data Institute of North Carolina (ODI NC), the local affiliate of the Open Data Institute co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Web and the overall director of the W3C. Sir Tim states that “Open data and a change of mindset is the next step in the internet revolution”.

The Triangle Code for America Brigades will also be participating in CodeAcross during TODD 2015.

TODD 2015 Details

  • What: Triangle Open Data Day 2015
  • Where: NCSU Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus, 890 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
  • Why: A gathering of citizens in the Triangle to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
  • Registration Site

Previous Tech Tank Articles on TODD

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Tech Tank Top 10 for 2014

Cary, NC – 2014 was a good year for Technology activity in NC and the Triangle. The pages and regular features from Technology Tank that you found most helpful were our listing of Tech Meetup Groups in the Triangle and Charlotte, the monthly lists of Upcoming Tech Events and our Tech Calendar. [Note, please contact us if you find any errors or omissions on our Tech Meetup Group lists.]

Tech Tank Top 10 Articles

Here are the Top 10 Tech Tank articles based on your views:

  1. Hortonworks launches in Durham. Tech Tank interview with with Barry Duplantis, Hortonworks new Vice President of Customer Success to discuss his move to Hortonworks and the decision to launch operations in the Triangle.
  2. Raleigh – Emerging Tech Hub. Raleigh included in a TransferWise blog list of the 8 emerging tech hubs.
  3. Oakhaven Coworking. A project of Tech Tank, Oakhaven Coworking follows the success of American Underground, HQ Raleigh and others by bringing a coworking space to suburban Cary.
  4. How Libya’s Election Process is Better than the United States’s. NC based Caktus Group developed the technology that registered 1.5 million voters for Libya’s June 25th elections.
  5. Triangle Open Data Day Recap. We were told that Triangle Open Data Day was the biggest Open Data event in the world!
  6. Morrisville StartUp Networking. The Morrisville Innovation Foundation periodic networking event.
  7. Triangle Open Data Day. An initiative of Tech Tank, Triangle Open Data Day unites developers, data analysts, civic leaders, students and activists in a weekend of learning, liberating data and building applications to display useful information.
  8. Code for America Brigade. The idea behind Code for America (CfA) is “hacking for public good” – developing civic apps that can be used across municipalities in America.
  9. LIVES – Open Data Standard. Wake County is one of four early adopters of the LIVES data standard – an open data standard which allows municipalities to publish restaurant inspection information that can be consumed by apps like Yelp.
  10. The Open Data Institute Comes to NC. The Open Data Institute founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee has a node in North Carolina – the Open Data Institute of North Carolina (ODI NC).

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Upcoming Tech Events - January 2015 Edition

Upcoming Tech Events – Jan 2015 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.

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January 2015 Events

6 – Code for Durham. Code for Durham starts their 2015 meetings with their first meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Code for Durham meets at the American Underground @Main facility on a biweekly basis. All meetings can be found on the Triangle Code for America Meetup Group.

6 – Code for Raleigh. Code for Raleigh starts their 2015 meetings with their first meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Code for Raleigh meets at the NC Innovation Center on the 1st Tuesday of the month. All meetings can be found on the Triangle Code for America Meetup Group.

8 – Morrisville Startup Networking. This month, Morrisville Start Up will be at a special location, The Hardware Store by Bi-Link. Come check out this state-of-the-art facility for engineers.

12 – American Tobacco Documentary. Private screening of Because No One Else Would and Q&A with the filmmaker.

12 – Exit Event. Be one of the first in the Triangle to toast a beer or glass of wine at RTP’s new Frontier open innovation center for entrepreneurs and creatives.

13 – Code for Cary. Code for Cary starts their 2015 meetings with their first meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Code for Cary is meeting at a new location in 2015 the Cary Innovation Center on a biweekly basis. All meetings can be found on the Triangle Code for America Meetup Group.

14 – Bull City Venture Partners Entrepreneurs’ Series. Venture Outlook: Come hear and meet the angel investors & venture capitalists that have funded some of the region’s most promising technology startups. They will talk about trends and where they are looking to invest in 2015.

15 – RTP Launching the Frontier. Come celebrate the launch of The Frontier with RTP team!

22 – Data Innovation Day. The third annual Data Innovation Day will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015. No activities are planned for the Triangle.

28 – Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. Data Privacy Day will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. No activities are planned for the Triangle.

February 2015 Events

21-22 – Triangle Open Data Day 2015. Triangle Open Data Day 2015 is a gathering of citizens in the Triangle to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

27 – Charlotte Startup Weekend. Charlotte Startup Weekend 2015 will be held Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM (EST) in Charlotte, NC. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.


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Top 3 Teams Selected for NC Datapalooza

Raleigh, NC –  NC Datapalooza has announced the Top 3 teams making it into their 30-day accelerator. This year, NC Datapalooza is focusing on innovation through open data in the health vertical.

Top 3 Teams

Here are the teams along with a short description of their business idea.

  • LocalMedAdvisor: Our goal is to change the way patients select physicians and healthcare facilities, using Medicare billing data, insurance plan trends, customer reviews, and other data sources.
  • FreeWheeling NC: Crowdsourced bike routes based on real-time GPS/rider feedback in order to influence public policy, aid users with optimal results, and promote biking as transportation.
  • Stone Soup: A platform to help those who need food, or those with food to donate, find food pantries in their area. Individuals in need can also register to get alerts when food is available. Food pantries can also register so they can keep their information up to date.

The teams now have 30 days in an accelerator with mentors provided by the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

NC Datapalooza Final Event

The final NC Datapalooza event will be on Friday, September 12th, from 9-11 A.M.  (EDT) at the Red Hat Tower in Raleigh, NC. The teams will present to a panel of judges to see which team will win the NC Datapalooza competition. Register soon for the final event as the Early bird rates end on August 31st.

NC Datapalooza Process

NC Datapalooza runs for about 6 months. Here is the schedule for 2014:

  • Open Data Bootcamp – April 24, 2014
  • DataJam Open Data Startup Weekend – May 16-18, 2014
  • Team Pitches – August 11, 2014
  • Accelerator for Top 3 teams – August/September
  • Final Event – September 12, 2014

Previous Articles on NC Datapalooza


Disclosure: As CEO for the Open Data Institute of North Carolina, I am a judge for the final presentations on September 12. While I have been active as an organizer of NC Datapalooza and lead the efforts of our Data Tiger Team, I have not seen any progress of the teams since the DataJam Startup Weekend in May.

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Upcoming Tech Events – June ’14 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.

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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 is the workshop leader and keynote speaker. The NCT4G conference is designed to serve nonprofit professionals, volunteers, consultants, and small business owners. This two-day conference focuses on technologies in areas such as fundraising, social media, and communication and advocacy tools, offering both pre-selected presentations and workshops, as well as spontaneous sessions created by participants.

Maker Faire North Carolina – Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Maker Faire North Carolina is a celebration of all things made. Get inspired at North Carolina’s largest celebration of DIY culture and innovation!

Code for Charlotte Hack-a-thon – Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (EDT) in Charlotte, NC. “The Best Hack-a-thon Ever”. The day we’ve been waiting for. Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Code for Charlotte Brigade is having it’s first Hack-a-thon and you’re invited.

Charlotte Data Day – June 17, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (EDT) in Charlotte, NC. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in partnership with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, present the second annual Charlotte Data Day, which will explore the state of housing in Charlotte through local and national data sources.

ProductCamp CLT – June 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM in Charlotte, NC. ProductCamp is a free, one-day conference for anyone interested in designing, building, launching and marketing great products. It’s collaborative and participant-driven. That means no set agenda and no sales pitches; just a great opportunity to interact with the region’s best and brightest on product strategy.

Data Matters Data Science Summer Workshop Series – June 23-27 in Chapel Hill, NC. Are you: A manager who needs to know how to stay afloat in the data deluge? A data analytics specialist grappling with large data sets? A data center administrator in the private or public sector? A researcher who must manage, share and archive large, complicated data sets? An entrepreneur, student, researcher, scholar, or employee determined to make the most of the data revolution? If so, the Data Matters Data Science Summer Workshop Series is for you.

Triangle Startup Weekend: Education – Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup quick & smart. Test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!

Startup & Play: Main Event – Thursday, July 24th at 6:00pm in Durham. More details to follow

Triangle Startup Weekend: Health – August 8th-10th in Durham, NC. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Cryptolina – August 15-16, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. “The defining Bitcoin event for the Carolinas.” Cryptolina is the Carolinas first event bringing together Bitcoin entrepreneurs, financial professionals, venture capital and angel investors, enthusiasts and others who are looking to network, learn and discuss the emerging cryptocurrency industry.

NCDevCon 2014 – North Carolina’s Premier Web Conference – Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM – Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. NCDevCon is a 2 day web and mobile development conference in Raleigh, NC. For $200 you get access to all sessions and hands on classes. Your conference fee also includes lunch, a snazzy conference T-Shirt and admission to our evening networking event. Learn more at ncdevcon.com

CED Tech Venture Conference: The Internet of (Every)thing – September 16-17, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. You’re invited to this year’s CED Tech Venture Conference, to be held September 16-17, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Join 600 of the region’s most promising early-stage and high-growth companies, leading investors, and tech enthusiasts as we explore how the ubiquitous “Internet of Things” paradigm is increasingly blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds.

Triangle InfoSeCon 2014 – October 16, 2014 from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (EST) in Raleigh, NC. The Raleigh ISSA Chapter fall conference is a great opportunity to learn more about information security, talk with companies who provide security products and services, and network with fellow information security professionals. We submit CPE Credits automatically for attendees who provide their CISSP certification information. Registration Site

BSIDES – October 17, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Security B-sides (BSides) is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

Southeast SAS Users Group Conference – October 19 – 21, 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

All Things Open – October 22-23, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. A Conference Exploring Open Source, Open Tech and the Open Web.

Internet Summit 2014 – November 11-13, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. More information to follow.


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Upcoming Tech Events - March 2014 Edition

Upcoming Tech Events – Mar ’14 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

NC State University FOSS Fair 2014 – Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Raleigh, NC. The FOSS Fair is an unconference or BarCamp style event. It is completely driven by you, the participants. Any topic relating to Free and Open Source Software is welcome.

NCTA Emerging Tech + Trends – Protecting Your Data in the Cloud – Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST) in RTP, NC. The cloud has been discussed, a lot. Some say too much. But, it is here to stay and hard to deny the cost savings and on-demand scalability it offers. As companies continue to house more data in the cloud, the focus turns to securing that data. This panel, moderated by EMC, will explore what data companies are choosing to put in the cloud and how they are protecting it.

Startup Grind – Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Durham Hosts Daniel Chalef (Knowledge Tree).

“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!

Startup Madness 2014 – Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Join us for the 4th Annual Startup Madness at Hunt Library! During the fierce competition of March Madness, ACC schools send their best student entrepreneurial teams to Startup Madness. Teams compete in a bracket style competition to determine who goes home with the prizes and bragging rights.

Pearl Hacks – 2:00 PM Saturday, March 22 – 5:00 PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 (EDT) in Chapel Hill, NC. We are bringing together 200 girls from nearby universities and high schools and engineers from Google, Palantir, SparkFun, Square and many other tech companies for a one-of-a-kind event. Meet friendly people, connect with awesome employers, win fun prizes and build something completely new and revolutionary!

North Carolina Science Festival – March 28 – April 13, 2014. The North Carolina Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

Startup Grind – Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) in Durham, NC. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Durham Hosts Don Rainey (Grotech Ventures)

Triangle Maker Startup Weekend – Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over a thousand past events in 110+ countries around the world.

ProductCampRTP 2014 UnConference – Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) in Morrisville, NC. ProductCampRTP is a unique opportunity to share, network and learn with professionals involved in product management, marketing and development from around the Triangle. Unlike traditional conference formats, ProductCamp is an “unconference” where participants decide what is important and interesting.

2014 East Coast Game Conference – Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM – Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Attracting artists, game designers, developers, producers, programmers, industry experts and gamers from Europe and North America, the East Coast Game Conference 2014 promises an in-depth look at the future of gaming, as well as an opportunity to meet and learn from this industry’s leading innovators.

STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers – Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC. Teachers of grades PreK–12, all disciplines. Join us for an after-school interlude exploring STEAM through drop-in, hands-on, creative demonstrations connecting techniques in the visual arts with STEM. The relaxed structure of this event allows time for teachers to explore the Museum’s collection and to network and create. Refreshments, ideas, and free resources provided.

2014 TriAgile Conference – Friday, May 2, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. We are excited to announce an Agile conference right here in the RTP area! Our goal is to create a premier conference, bringing together people from all disciplines to hear about how you are bringing agility to your organization.

Digital Marketing for Business – Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM – Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Digital Marketing for Business (DMFB) is an organization that provides regional marketing conferences. DMFB conferences allow people to learn and exchange marketing solutions from conference sessions, networking events, and exhibition areas. The key types of people who attend and participate in DMFB events include business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and marketing consultants. Registration Site.

CocoaConf Mini Raleigh 2014 – May 9th–10th, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Featuring an exciting line-up of sessions on iOS and OS X development, CocoaConf Mini Raleigh will have something for every iPhone, iPad, and Mac developer.

NCTA State of Technology Conference – May 15-16, 2014 in Durham, NC. Leaders from across sectors and functional roles will convene for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panels and an exhibit showcase. Sessions will focus on how companies are integrating disruptive mobile technologies to stay ahead of their competition. It will also feature an NC start-up showcase, where companies will demo some of their latest mobile innovations.

Open Data Startup Weekend – May 16-18, 2014. In conjuction with NC Datapalooza, this Startup Weekend will kick off the 2014 round of NC Datapalooza. More details will follow.

CarolinaCon-10 – May 16-18, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. CarolinaCon is an annual conference in North Carolina that is dedicated to sharing knowledge about technology, security and information rights. CarolinaCon also serves to enhance the local and international awareness of current technology related issues and developments.

BarCampRDU 2014, Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. BarCamp is a user-generated unconference primarily focused around technology and the Web with participatory workshop-events provided by participants.

CityCamp NC – May 29-31, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of NC. CityCamp brings together government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities to work toward next generation solutions for local municipalities. You don’t need to be technical either–we need ideas from a variety of participants to help create solutions.

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.

Maker Faire North Carolina -Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Maker Faire North Carolina is a celebration of all things made. Get inspired at North Carolina’s largest celebration of DIY culture and innovation!

Triangle InfoSeCon 2014 – October 16, 2014 from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (EST) in Raleigh, NC. Topic: Information Security.

All Things Open – October 22-23, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Hold the date.


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