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Coding Kickstart (March 2017)

March 23, 2017

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Coding Kickstart is a complimentary workshop where you can get exposed to the basics of coding and walk away with a few new skills you may not have had before. If you identify as "code curious," this beginner's program designed by The New York Code + Design Academy is right for you. Think of it as a way to dip your toes into the ocean of knowledge that a coding education can provide.

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention 2017

April 8, 2017

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Raleigh is set for the spectacular return of one of the largest LEGO fan events in the world! This will be the convention's third year in Raleigh and organizers say that it will be the largest one yet. They've predicted that this year's Raleigh event will be one of the best that they have ever produced and will be sold-out just as last years. Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be coming from San Diego, California to debut some all-new incredible LEGO models. He will be in attendance all weekend and will be able to talk to attendees on his life as a professional LEGO artist and how they too can be a LEGO master builder. Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will be bringing over 40 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world. See the largest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, the full Westminster Palace in London and more famous landmarks all built from LEGO bricks! Rocco will also be debuting new models at BrickUniverse. Both artists, Jonathan Lopes and Rocco Buttliere, have had exhibitions around the world: London, Chicago, Dallas, Copenhagen, and New York.

2017 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

April 11, 2017

McKimmon Conference & Training Center @NCSU
1101 Gorman St. Raleigh, NC 27606

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact.

2017 Cleantech Connect Career Fair

April 12, 2017

McKimmon Conference & Training Center @NCSU
1101 Gorman St. Raleigh, NC 27606

Held in conjunction with the 2017 State Energy Conference at NC State, the Cleantech Connect Career Fair connects employers in the cleantech and energy industry with jobseekers, students and skilled professionals. Access to the career fair is free for jobseekers and students, but registration is required. Exhibition opportunities are available for employers starting at $500.

Startup Grind Hosts Sageworks Founder Brian Hamilton

April 20, 2017

Spaces by Regus
4242 Six Forks Road, Floor 15, Raleigh, NC

Brian Hamilton is the chairman and co-founder of Sageworks and an expert on privately held companies. He's the original architect of an artificial intelligence technology platform that is used by thousands of financial institutions and accounting firms across North America for analyzing private companies. This technology converts financial statements into plain language narratives, reflecting Brian’s professional mission—to demystify complex financial information for business owners and financial professionals. Hamilton regularly leads discussions in major business and financial news outlets on private company performance, the financial strength of companies preparing for an IPO and entrepreneurship. He's a regular guest on CNBC and a columnist with Inc. and Entrepreneur. Brian is also the founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a community outreach organization focused on teaching ex-offenders to start low capital businesses.

Triangle TechBreakfast (April 2017)

April 25, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Coding Kickstart (April 2017)

April 27, 2017

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Coding Kickstart is a complimentary workshop where you can get exposed to the basics of coding and walk away with a few new skills you may not have had before. If you identify as "code curious," this beginner's program designed by The New York Code + Design Academy is right for you. Think of it as a way to dip your toes into the ocean of knowledge that a coding education can provide.

Innovate Your Cool 2017

April 29, 2017

American Underground at Main
201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Innovate Your Cool (IYC) celebrates the power of cool ideas and its impact on business and music. This year’s program will pack inspiration, ideas, innovation and fun into Saturday, April 29. The mission is to advance innovative thinking by creating maximum collisions of intelligent people, cool ideas and improvised music.

Triangle TechBreakfast (May 2017)

May 18, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Moogfest 2017

May 18, 2017

Downtown Durham
Downtown Durham 27701

Founded in 2004 in memory of Moog synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, the conference-cum-concert made the move from Asheville, NC to its new home in Durham in 2016 after financial trouble during previous years. Perhaps the strangest on this list, Moogfest can be best summed up in three words: weird, loud and enlightening. Featuring talks, sessions and workshops during the day whose topics range from automation to theremin operation, the conference transforms when the sun goes down. As night falls, the event turns from conference to music festival, with last year’s acts including GZA of Wu-Tang and the thunderously loud and imposing Sunn O))).

Startup Grind Hosts Chris Heivly (Startup Evangelist, Investor, Keynote Speaker)

May 18, 2017

Spaces by Regus
4242 Six Forks Road, Floor 15, Raleigh, NC

Chris Heivly is a serial entrepreneur (MapQuest co-founder) and early-stage investor with company-building experience from $0 to $25 million. He has interest in startups, venture-backed companies and venture capital organizations in and around the software technology. He's also a frequent blogger at www.heivly.com, contributing writer for Inc.com and speaker about startups, corporate innovation and entrepreneurial community development, as well as author of Build The Fort, a book about how to start anything.

Coding Kickstart (May 2017)

May 25, 2017

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Coding Kickstart is a complimentary workshop where you can get exposed to the basics of coding and walk away with a few new skills you may not have had before. If you identify as "code curious," this beginner's program designed by The New York Code + Design Academy is right for you. Think of it as a way to dip your toes into the ocean of knowledge that a coding education can provide.

Triangle TechBreakfast (June 2017)

June 15, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Startup Grind Hosts Joy Drach

June 22, 2017

Spaces by Regus
4242 Six Forks Road, Floor 15, Raleigh, NC

Joy was a founder and senior partner of Entira, a management and marketing consulting firm for agribusiness companies, where she led strategic planning and implemented management and marketing programs with clients, ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 industry leaders. She has successfully launched more than 30 new products, ranging from U.S. dairy parlors to global herbicides to spray equipment, guiding product development, pricing strategies, distribution plans, sales training and marketing/promotion planning and execution. Joy also is actively involved in her family’s grain and purebred livestock operation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Triangle TechBreakfast (July 2017)

July 18, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Triangle TechBreakfast (August 2017)

August 17, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

CED Tech Venture Conference 2017

September 19, 2017

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

As the premier event for technology entrepreneurs in the Southeast, CED Tech Venture Conference attracts some of the most innovative minds from across the nation to Raleigh, NC, recently ranked #5 tech hotspot, and features: 800 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate visionaries and community leaders including 75+ investment funds, live on-stage company pitches, a demo room for networking with 90+ emerging NC companies, top industry thought leaders as speakers and panelists, and special entrepreneur-only opening workshops. From early startups to growth-stage companies to highly successful businesses, the CED Tech Venture Conference reflects North Carolina’s vibrant entrepreneurial community and showcases many of the most promising emerging companies in the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of over 100 investors, from venture capital to corporate to angels. Engage with industry leaders, radical thinkers and trail-blazing entrepreneurs, and learn about the disruptive innovations that are transforming the ways in which we live, work and play.

Triangle TechBreakfast (September 2017)

September 26, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Triangle TechBreakfast (October 2017)

October 19, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

All Things Open 2017

October 23, 2017

Downtown Raleigh
Various venues in downtown Raleigh

Join the world’s top developers, technologists, and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

The Women in Tech Summit 2017

November 11, 2017

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

The Women in Tech Summit provides attendees with a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops, information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them, and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and careers in technology. The summit knows that working in tech is not just about coding but about all aspects of careers in technology. The conference works to bring together women in many different types of careers in tech and at every level from students to senior executives.

Internet Summit 2017

November 15, 2017

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The Internet Summit is a two-day affair covering the “digital commerce ecosystem” for marketers, UX & UI professionals, SEO experts and more. During its fifth year in 2016, the conference hosted speakers like Al Madrigal of Daily Show fame and Morgan Spurlock, best known for his 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Join Internet Summit for leading-edge digital media and marketing content, mixed alongside top-flight networking with internet execs, online marketers, entrepreneurs and digital strategists!

Triangle TechBreakfast (November 2017)

November 16, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!

Triangle TechBreakfast (December 2017)

December 21, 2017

RTP HQ
12 Davis Dr Durham, NC 27709

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, share learn from their peers through show-and-tell/showcase-style presentations. And yes, this is free!