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May 18, 2015 1:23 pm

Learn how robots are helping people with disabilities [Events Roundup]

Plus: TEDCO hands out the ICE Awards, and evening events open the doors for all at three tech community spaces.

A still from the Beam Stories video.

(Courtesy of Kavita Krishnaswamy)

Events are sparse on Memorial Day weekend, but there are plenty of opportunities during the week to connect with Baltimore’s tech community. Bootstrappers, maker educators and Drupal users all get their own spaces. Hit Refresh Baltimore for an inspirational talk about how robotics are changing the game for people with disabilities.

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Baltimore Bootstrappers Breakfast
The third Tuesday meetup gathers entrepreneurs to share challenges in a morning moderated discussion. The name isn’t just a hook: the breakfast is designed specifically for founders who are bootstrapping a startup.
Tuesday, May 19
8:00-9: 30 a.m.
Marie Louise Bistro, 904 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Free (breakfast not included) | RSVP

Maryland Maker Education Community Meetup
Described by Matt Barinholtz as “speed-dating” for maker educators, this meetup brings together people who are passionate about new tech, and gets them talking to each other. The May edition features a meal, hands-on sessions and breakouts and, of course, networking. You’ll even leave with supplies, along with ideas.
Tuesday, May 19
7:30 p.m.
Baltimore City Robotics Center, 1001 W. Pratt St., 2nd Floor, Baltimore
Free | RSVP

Refresh Baltimore: Robotics for Independence
Kavita Krishnaswamy headlines the session to discuss how robotic systems are helping people with disabilities gain more freedom. She’s even bringing some prototypes along.
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 p.m.
Betamore, 1111 Light St., 4th Floor, Baltimore
Free | RSVP

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Baltimore Drupal Meetup
This month’s gathering will provide some mussel, and ideas. The theme is designing and theming in Drupal, while the location is Fell’s Point famed seafood spot, Bertha’s. All web designers welcome, even if you Drupal isn’t your primary vehicle. #EatBerthasMussels
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 p.m.
Bertha’s Restaurant, 734 S. Broadway, Baltimore
Free | RSVP

TEDCO ICE Awards
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation has helped many startups with funding, connections and more. Each year, they honor some of the brightest companies in their portfolio in the categories of Innovation, Corporate Excellence and Entrepreneurship. Check out the nominees.
Thursday, May 21
8:30-11:00 a.m.
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
RSVP

ETC’s Techy Thursday Happy Hour
Offit Kurman sponsors this month’s after work gathering that provides a great chance for the tech community to link up with startups and resources from the Emerging Technology Centers. There are rumors that this month’s happy hour will be outside, adding sunshine to the mix.
Thursday, May 21
5-8 p.m.
ETC Haven Campus, 101 N. Haven St., Baltimore
Free | RSVP

SocEnt + EchoTopia Happy Hour
The SocEnt workspace opens up the patio for a happy hour at its workspace. Raise a glass to celebrate the launch of a new social enterprise, Echotopia, which is rolling out a locally produced line of cleaning products.
Thursday, May 21
5-8 p.m.
SocEnt Workspace, 34 E. 25th St., Baltimore
Free | RSVP

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