This week, head to the Baltimore Lean Startup Meetup on making good hires or the Baltimore EdTech Meetup on knocking down the digital divide on Monday night. Columbia and NoVa TechBreakfasts take place this week. The local Drupal Meetup convenes at Bertha’s in Fells Point. Chesapeake Regional Tech Council holds its eighth annual TechAwards on Thursday at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel.
And on Tuesday, join Technically Baltimore at Claddagh Pub in Canton for some community commiseration if you’re unable to make it to SXSW this year.
Baltimore Lean Startup Meetup: Don’t make bad hires. Easier said than done. Hear from four recruiting pros, including Paris Pittman from AOL/Ad.com, on what it takes to ensure your newest employees aren’t ones you’ll soon regret. Monday, Mar. 11, 6 p.m. Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Bolton Hill, Baltimore city. RSVP. FREE.
Baltimore EdTech Meetup: Hear from two of Digital Harbor Foundation’s EdTech fellows on what it takes to break down the digital divide and create access to technology for students in Baltimore city’s classrooms. Monday, Mar. 11, 6 p.m. Digital Harbor Tech Center, 1045 Light St., Federal Hill, Baltimore city. RSVP. FREE.
#notatSXSW Happy Hour: Missing out on SXSW this year? So is Technically Baltimore reporter Andrew Zaleski. Join him at Claddagh Pub in Canton to commiserate among friends. [Full disclosure: Technically Baltimore reporter Andrew Zaleski typed this sentence about Technically Baltimore reporter Andrew Zaleski.] Tuesday, Mar. 12, 7 p.m. Claddagh Pub, 2918 O’Donnell St., Canton, Baltimore city. RSVP. FREE TO ATTEND.
Columbia TechBreakfast: Another installment of TechBreakfast in Columbia. Among the presenters is Light Point Security, which was named a top 10 “innovative security” company by the RSA Conference. Tuesday, Mar. 12, 8 a.m. Loyola University Maryland Columbia Campus, 8890 McGaw Rd., Columbia, Howard County. RSVP. FREE.
Baltimore Drupal Meetup: Talk Drupal at Bertha’s in Fells Point. There might be a presentation, but there will definitely be beer. Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m. Bertha’s, 734 S. Broadway, Fells Point, Baltimore city. RSVP. FREE TO ATTEND.
Chesapeake Regional Tech Council TechAwards: Head to the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel for the eighth annual TechAwards put on by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. Top geeks and companies will be honored. Thursday, Mar. 14, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel, 1739 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights, Anne Arundel County. RSVP. $140.
NoVa TechBreakfast: Head to the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Va., for another NoVa TechBreakfast, the second since the event first expanded beyond the Baltimore-D.C. corridor last month. (Note: this is a re-scheduling of the event’s original date, March 6). Friday, Mar. 15, 8 a.m. Steve Case Center, 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, Va. RSVP. FREE.-30-