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DevFestNC 2013 – Día de los Datos (Day of the Data)

DevFestNC 2013 – Nov 2nd

Durham, NC – Join the Research Triangle Google Developer Group (GDG) for their inaugural DevFestNC. DevFestNC 2013 – Día de los Datos (Day of the Data) – is happening November 2, 2013.

We are focusing on providing a day for local developers to share knowledge, projects, and products that utilize the vast amount of data available today. 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.

Schedule:

  • 9:00 A.M. to lunch – Sessions
  • After lunch until closing time – Sessions and Hackfair

Tickets are available for $25 and include Lunch and all-day snacks.

There are still slots available for session speakers and project showcases if you, or someone you know, has a presentation they would like to give; just fill out the Speaker Application or contact Luke Dary.

DevFestNC 2013 will be held at the Solution Center located at 1101 Slater Rd, Durham, NC 27703.

If you go, please let us know about your DevFestNC 2013 experience.

Google for Entrepreneurs / American Underground Collage Image

Google Tech Hub in the Triangle

Durham, NC – The suspense was building and everyone was wondering about the American Underground mysterious September 25 campaign. Today we found out what this was all about.

The American Underground has joined the Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs in North America (Press Release).

From a Google Blog Posted by John Lyman, Head of Partnerships, Google for Entrepreneurs:

We started Google for Entrepreneurs to help foster entrepreneurship in communities around the world. Through our work in more than 100 countries, we’ve been incredibly impressed with the catalyzing impact that tech hubs have had: helping startups grow, and creating jobs in local communities in the process. So today we’re announcing a Tech Hub Network with seven partners, initially located in North America. 1871 (Chicago), American Underground (Durham), Coco (Minneapolis), Communitech (Waterloo), Galvanize (Denver), Grand Circus (Detroit) and Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Nashville) are all top notch spaces fueling entrepreneurship. We believe these hubs have pioneered a new approach to launching a business, and it’s our mission to help support them.

Adam Klein, the Chief Strategist for American Underground was reported in WRAL TechWire to say:

In making this decision, Google is validating what is going on in the Triangle and we now have points of contact and a platform from which we can speak to Google

The News & Observer reports:

Each company in the American Underground also will receive a Google “startup pack” that will include $1,000 worth of credit for Google products such as storing and accessing data on the Google Cloud Platform.

This announcement is a huge validation of the Tech community that is developing in the Triangle.

Kudos to the American Underground!

Google eCity Award - Cary 2013

Google Designates Cary as North Carolina’s 2013 eCity

Cary, NC – Press Release Published on August 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013

CONTACT: Samantha Smith
press@google.com

Google Designates Cary as North Carolina’s 2013 eCity

Mountain View, CA: Innovative tech giant Google has named Cary as the 2013 eCity for the State of North Carolina. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state – the new digital capitals of America. The businesses in these communities are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies. Cary joins the ranks of America’s leading cities in the digital economy.

“Cary’s growth and innovation in e-commerce is an example that other cities across the state can strive to replicate,” said Scott Levitan, Director of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Google is proud to recognize this growing entrepreneurial spirit and the role it plays in creating jobs and sustaining local economies.”

“Cary has a long history of embracing technology as a way to provide opportunities and solutions that are cost-effective, innovative and sensible, and we appreciate Google’s recognition of our accomplishments,” said Town of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, Jr. “With nearly 100 percent of Cary citizens having access to the Internet, our community gets the importance of using online tools to increase participation and drive the local economy.”

BACKGROUND:
Google and independent research firm, Ipsos, analyzed the online strength of local small businesses across all fifty states. They weighed a variety of factors to determine the leading cities and towns across the US, including the likelihood of small businesses to have a website, use a blog, promote themselves on a social network, sell goods directly from their webpages and whether they had a mobile-friendly website. The winning cities exhibited strong engagement and potential for growth within the digital economy. For more information visit www.google.com/ecities.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Samantha Smith
press@google.com, (202) 346-1375

Chris Maloney
cmaloney@blackrockgrp.com, (703) 535-3390