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Mon, Jan 20

Jan
20

IDEAFEST APPLICATIONS OPEN

The IdeaFest Pitch Competition, hosted by The Launch Place, will take place on April 2, 2020 at 1 p.m. IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top three competitors.

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Tue, Jan 21

Jan
21

CODE FOR DURHAM: CIVIC HACKING SESSION

Code for Durham is a bi-weekly project night for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on “civic technology” projects. Consider this to be a study hall or office hours to improve the city. Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data and questions. Pizza will be provided.

This night is for those who want to:

  • Get work done on civic projects;
  • Start a new project, or find one to join;
  • Get feedback from technical, government, or community experts; and/or
  • Learn about tools for local empowerment, open data and smart and open government.

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Jan
21

SPACEWALK 2020 + THE PRAGMATIC PROGRAMMER & ANDY HUNT

This is a very special event, one All Things Open has wanted to do for many years. And one they feel is worthy of a special venue – The Carolina Theater in downtown Durham.

ATO is calling it “Spacewalk.” The ATO team will step outside the aircraft and actually become part of their own show. ATO will announce several new projects they’ve been working on for a while now, including a new direction for allthingsopen.org, and they’ll give attendees a quick and concise guided tour of what 2020 will hold. ATO feels 2020 will be a special year, and they want as many members of our community as possible to come along for the ride.

This event will also host a very special guest, Andy Hunt, and will be giving away 50 copies of his classic book The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th anniversary edition. Andy will deliver an informal talk providing background on a book that has perhaps influenced more programmers than any other in the history of technology. He’ll also sign books for those that snag one of the free 50, and for those bringing one of their own.

The swag will be the best ATO has ever made available, including posters and t-shirts, and they’re working with sponsors and partners to ensure some really good stuff is on hand. Food and beverages will also be available, as always.

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Wed, Jan 22

Jan
22

LUNCH & LEARN: PCB ANTENNA CONSIDERATIONS FROM CONCEPT TO CERTIFICATION

All transmitting/receiving devices need an antenna to communicate. There are many different architectures for antennas and one option is to print it on the PCB board. It is a great approach, but can have issues if not implemented correctly.

Mike Barts and Shruthi Soora, Senior Staff Engineers from the Wireless Research Center, will go over the points to consider when designing a PCB antenna throughout the product design cycle from concept to certification.


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Thu, Jan 23

Jan
23

GLOBAL HEALTH HAPPY HOUR

Hosted once a month on a Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the goal of this casual happy hour is to continue building strong connections and promote idea-sharing across the Triangle’s diverse global health community. Locations will change monthly – rotating between Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham.

The Triangle Global Health Consortium hosts all happy hours at restaurants to ensure that those under 21 are able to participate. The event is free to attend, and attendees may purchase refreshments as they wish. A wide selection of beverages – including tea, coffee, beer, wine, and soda – will be available for purchase.

​The event is open to the public, and all are welcome.

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Jan
23

2020 STARTUP SUMMIT ‘NEW YEAR, NEW ENTREPRENEUR YOU’ KICKOFF PARTY

Join Startup Summit to celebrate the new year meeting and learning from leaders in the Triangle and enjoy a beer from sponsor Fortnight Brewery. At this special event, Startup Summit will feature speaker Julia Wuench, Founder of the Executive and Career Coaching Firm, The Authenticity Guide. Julia will deliver a great talk around “Harnessing Your Authenticity for a Stellar 2020.” You will learn how to define and focus on your strengths at work and in life plus leave with actionable tools to be your best in 2020.

A great night at special venue, HQ Raleigh- Warehouse to meet some new friends, gather with colleagues, and learn something new that you can apply to reach the summit of your startup and entrepreneurs aims. Plus some great brews from Startup Summit’s beer sponsor, Fortnight Brewery, and the chance to win a Startup Summit t-shirt and Purebuds Earphones.

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Jan
23

TRIANGLE WOMEN IN STEM 2020 KICKOFF

Welcome the New Year with Triangle Women in STEM at TriWiSTEM’s 2020 Kickoff. Learn about all the work done to support women in STEM in your community and all the plans and programs TriWiSTEM has in store for next year. Plan for a fun night of networking, dining, and wisdom from speaker Phaedra Biondiris.

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Fri, Jan 24

Jan
24

NC IDEA SPRING 2020 GRANTS INFORMATION SESSION (WEBINAR)

Join NC IDEA for an online information session on Friday, January 24 at 3 p.m. NC IDEA will be sharing information about its two Spring 2020 grant opportunities that support ambitious, growth-oriented companies: NC IDEA MICRO ($10,000) and NC IDEA SEED ($50,000).

The session will kick-off with Program Director Amy Bastian giving a brief walk through of the various grants and programs offered by the Foundation and how they may benefit you and your company.

For the remainder of the session, Amy will share tips and best practices for writing a competitive grant application, covering the anatomy of the application with specifics on what the reviewers are looking for in each section. Eligibility requirements for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED will also be covered to provide you with a greater understanding of each opportunity and which one may be most appropriate and beneficial for you and your company.

Webinar link will be sent after registering.

NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open February 3, 2020 and close March 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.


This event is part of a series of information sessions NC IDEA is hosting throughout the state in January and February. See the full schedule here.

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Jan
24

CONNECT, ENGAGE, TRANSFORM CONFERENCE

Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships brings together stakeholders from NC’s rural communities and UNC to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. Keynote speaker is Dorian Burton, assistant executive director for the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

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