Diversity & Inclusion

Help us plan Baltimore Innovation Week [Events Roundup]

Plus: Take part in two timely civic hacking events.

At Baltimore Innovation Week 2014. (Photo by Catherine Sontag)

Unconscious Bias
The Baltimore Women in Computing Meetup hosts this talk from Sheryl Bruff, Human Resources Manager at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The event is gender neutral and interactive. Bruff’s talk will be followed by an open forum.
Monday, May 11
6:30 p.m.
AOL/Advertising.com, Natty Boh Tower. 3700 O’Donnell St., Baltimore
Bmore on Rails
This month’s meetup features a pair of talks. Paris Pittman gives a talk titled, “Recruiters are Your Enemy: the Death and Rebirth of the Most Disliked Function.” Then, Maggie Epps and Nikki Murray talk about visualizing data with Chartkick.
Tuesday, May 12
7 p.m.
OrderUp HQ, 2400 Boston St., Suite 201, Baltimore

Help Plan Baltimore Innovation Week
Meet the Technical.ly team and members of the Baltimore tech community as we lay the groundwork for Baltimore Innovation Week 2015. Held Sept. 25-Oct. 3, the annual week of panels, parties and powwows highlights and celebrates the tech community. Appetizers, pizza and beer will provided courtesy of Agora, Inc.
Wednesday, May 13
6 p.m.
Homeslyce, 336 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Meet the TechBreakfast crew in the p.m. for drinks and discussion on tech workspaces with DLA Piper and CBRE. We hear there’s a great harbor view, and Orioles tickets will also be given away at the event.
Wednesday, May 13
6 p.m.
CBRE, 100 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore
Apps Are Not the Answer
Justin Elszasz spends his train to D.C. commute working with Baltimore’s open data portal. The results are posted at The Training Set, a lively site we profiled last month. At this Baltimore Civic Hacking meetup, Elszasz will discuss why he uses #opendata to get dialogue going, rather than building apps.
Thursday, May 14
6:30 p.m.

DreamIt Health Baltimore, 8 Market Place, Suite 300, Baltimore
Betamore Academy Meet & Greet
Following Betamore’s official transition to a nonprofit, check out the latest offerings from the Federal Hill-based entrepreneurship community. Meet academy instructors, and get information about what’s offered for Spring/Summer 2015. Light refreshments provided.
Thursday, May 14
6 p.m.
Betamore, 1111 Light St., 4th Floor, Baltimore
Register. FREE. 
Lean Coffee
The Baltimore edition of Lean Coffee meets at ETC Haven Street every month. There’s no set agenda going in, as the topics and discussions are built by members.
Friday, May 15
7:30-9:30 a.m.
ETC Haven Campus, 101 N. Haven St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore
In the wake of the Baltimore unrest, this weekend hackathon aims to bring devs and tech community together with social justice organizations and nonprofits to build solutions for city residents.
Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17
Real News Network, 231 N. Holiday St., Baltimore
Register. FREE.
Companies: Baltimore TechBreakfast / Betamore
Projects: Baltimore Innovation Week

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