Find a Baltimore tech gathering to love [Events Roundup] - Baltimore


Feb. 10, 2020 1:00 pm

Find a Baltimore tech gathering to love [Events Roundup]

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Connecting at DevOpsDay Baltimore 2017.

Connecting at DevOpsDay Baltimore 2017.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Updated at 1:25 p.m., 2/10/20

Events Roundup is a column where we highlight events happening in the Baltimore area each month. Have a submission for the next edition? Email us the details at

February is the month to point an arrow toward your passion, and find your way to a new flame.

That’s just as true in Baltimore’s community of startups and small businesses as anywhere. Luckily, this month’s calendar has plenty of options — from events that have always been there but you never noticed in quite this way to one-night affairs.

Check out the schedule:

AgileCharm 2020

The one-day conference features a chance to meet others in the local agile community and learn from each other. Themes include agile leadership, lean UX and product management, DevOps and agile games for learning.

  • Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, 701 E. Pratt St.
  • Tickets

Potential of Edtech: All About Funding

Sylvan Learning and TU Incubator’s P.O.E. series focuses on obtaining funding for an education technology businesses with a panel discussion.

  • Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 6:30 -8 p.m.
  • TU Incubator, 7400 York Road, Towson
  • RSVP

Making Apache Spark Better with Delta Lake

At this month’s Data Works MD meetup, discussion centers on data lakes and managing a repository with lots of different kinds of raw data. Tim Lortz, a solutions architect at Databricks, will discuss using Delta Lake to manage data lakes. It’s an open-source storage layer used in Apache Spark environments.

  • Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • JHU APL, Building 200, 11101 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
  • RSVP

Ladies Get Paid Coffee Mingle

As the most recent ranking of women-in-tech cities pointed out, the gender pay gap in tech remains real — even for the #1 ranked city of Baltimore. Want to do something about it? Meet the local chapter of the organization helping women advocate for themselves at work, and getting paid what they deserve.


  • Friday, Feb. 14
  • 8-9 a.m.
  • Baby’s on Fire, 1616 Thames St.
  • RSVP

Entrepreneur Office Hours at IMET

At Inner Harbor’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, all entrepreneurs are invited for one-on-one consultation on business development, finance and legal considerations that come with building a small business or startup. Advice comes from pros at the incubators Harbor Launch at IMET and bwtech@UMBC, and the law firms Saul Ewing LLP and Gordon Feinblatt.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 (recurs every third Tuesday)
  • 10 a.m.-noon
  • IMET, 701 E. Pratt S.
  • RSVP

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

The Mid-Atlantic networking event comes to Baltimore. Speakers include American Gene Technologies CEO Jeff Galvin, Interim TEDCO CEO Maj. Gen. Linda Singh and a panel of investors.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • 7:30 a.m.-noon
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 100 International Drive, 24th floor conference center
  • Tickets

Kiva Baltimore pitch competition

The microlending platform offers a way for entrepreneurs to crowdsource interest-free loans. For the second year, the local chapter is holding a chance to get some extra funding IRL. This pitch competition features a chance for businesses to win up to $500, plus guest speakers including the Small Business Resource Center’s James Peterson and T. Rowe Price Foundation President John Brothers.

  • Thursday, Feb. 20
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Touchpoint Mondawmin, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave.
  • RSVP

Code and Coffee

A wise owl once said, if you want to go far, code together. Or something like that. Have a side project, or want to spend some time working and networking with other devs? This regular meetup has the answer, with an inclusive mindset and plenty of caffeine to help.

  • Saturday, Feb. 22
  • 9 a.m-12 p.m.
  • Spark Baltimore, 8 Market Place
  • RSVP

Startup Grind: Wendy Moomaw, executive director of Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland

The Business Roundtable announced last year that the purpose of a corporation goes beyond pleasing shareholders, and extends to all stakeholders. It was a big moment for those interested in building businesses that center on profits *and* purpose. This month, the Columbia chapter of Startup Grind digs further into “conscious capitalism” with a local leader in the field. (It’s a busy month for the local group.)

  • Monday, Feb. 24
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Maryland Innovation Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia
  • Tickets

NET/WORK Baltimore

The word is out on’s annual jobs fair. NET/WORK is a chance to meet hiring companies and connect with the jobseekers, and get a resume review and headshot. Plus, we’ll be closing out with happy hour.

  • Wednesday, March 4
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Assembly Room, 318-316 Guilford Ave.
  • Tickets

Psst, if you’re a software engineer, we want to invite you to a private, off-the-record hangout with our editorial team in the hour before NET/WORK starts. Interested in learning more? Email


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