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Solve community problems at Goucher’s civic hackathon [Events Roundup]

Plus: How to start a Baltimore startup — and more Taylor Swift Pairings.

Goucher College. (Photo by Flickr user sikeri, used under a Creative Commons license)

We’ve got a stacked week ahead of great events! Be sure to explore as many as you can. Here’s your playlist itinerary.


Unleash Your Productivity and Grow Your Business!
Umar Hameed, CEO of Productivity Cubed, discusses harnessing brain power to get creative, while getting results.
Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m.
Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore
RSVP. Requires purchase of lunch.
Pair with Sparks Fly from Swift’s “Speak Now” album. Just as Swift feels sparks with her smiling companion, spark the creativity you have with your business at this meetup.



How to Start a Startup in Baltimore
Thinking about taking the plunge and launching your own company? Learn about what’s available for entrepreneurs in Baltimore at this Founders Institute event, which includes a panel discussion with the founders of ZeroFOX, SocialToaster and others.
Tuesday, April 14
6:30 p.m.
ETC Haven Campus, 101 N. Haven St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore
RSVP. Free.
Pair with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together from Swift’s “Red” album. If you’re about to start your journey as an entrepreneur, you’re probably about to break up with your current job! Play this as you tell them you’re quitting and never look back!


Bmore on Rails: Static Site Generators and Active Admin
Local folks who use the Ruby programming language are gathering again. Angelique Weger will give a talk on Ruby static site generators, and Parissa Eggleston will delve into Active Admin.
Tuesday, April 14
7 p.m.
OrderUp HQ, 2400 Boston St., Suite 201, Baltimore
RSVP. Free.
Pair with Enchanted from Swift’s “Speak Now” album. This Tuesday night will be sparkling and you’ll be wonderstruck at the amount of insight you’ll learn during these Static Site Generators and Active Admin talks.


ETC’s Techy Thursday Happy Hour
The monthly gathering convenes people from the Emerging Technology Centers and the Baltimore Tech community at large. Grab a beer and find out what’s happening.
Thursday, April 16
5 p.m.
ETC Haven Campus, 101 N. Haven St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore
RSVP. Free.
Pair with Out of The Woods from Swift’s “1989” album. Looking at it now, it all seemed so simple: get out of the woods and head to the ETC for another Techy Thursday Happy Hour! Have a beer on us and chat with industry leaders. Don’t hit the brakes too soon and miss this event. Harry Styles may be rumored to be there.


Driving Digital
Betamore and AMA Baltimore join forces to present this daylong marketing summit. Morning sessions from Baltimore Ravens Media Vice President Michelle AndresMissionTix CEO (and Betamore cofounder) Greg Cangialosi and Will Davis, CMTO of Right Source Marketing. In the afternoon, more leading marketing pros from around Baltimore lead workshops to designed to give participants answers to their marketing challenges.
Friday, April 17
8:30 a.m.
Betamore, 1111 Light St., Baltimore
More Info.
Pair with Love Story from Swift’s “Fearless” album. Driving digital will drive the tech and marketing communities into the perfect love story. Just say “yes” and join them this Friday!


xAPI + IoT Hackathon
Join Baltimore’s Yet Analytics down in Rockville this Saturday for a hackathon. You’ll be building open source interoperable data applications for IoT hardware. The purpose of this hackathon is to explore the application of the Experience API (xAPI) open data standard to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 
The Thingstitute, Historic Red Brick Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville
RSVP. Free.


Coding for Community – A Civic Hackathon
Goucher College’s Graduate Programs bring civic-minded folks together to solve community problems. Whether you’re tech savvy or not, your input is wanted.
Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19
Batza Room of the Athenaeum at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore
More Info.
For these two hackathons, check out All You Had to Do was Stay from Swift’s “1989” album. Stay at either of these three-day hackathons and create something new, make new friends and jam out to some T Swift.
Special thanks to contributions on this from Stephen Babcock (Technical.ly Baltimore Lead Reporter) and Anna Idler (a Philly-based writer and T Swift fan).

Companies: Goucher College / Emerging Technology Centers (ETC Baltimore) / Betamore

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