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Events Roundup: Summer is here, which means big fall tech events are around the corner

The Maryland Tech Council and Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers are making fall plans. Plus, coding meetups to up your skills this summer.

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With more relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions around Maryland, the fall conference calendar is coming into view, and in-person attendance is on the agenda.

The Maryland Tech Council recently opened registration for the 2021 Bio Innovation Conference, which will offer in-person and virtual experiences for the region’s life sciences community. The conference will be from October 4-5 and registration is available online. The key topics of the conference will include vaccines, biomanufacturing and cell therapy.

While a location has yet to be announced, the conference has already booked its tech: It will be using a virtual events platform called the BIO One-on-One Partnering system that allows attendees to pre-schedule virtual 30-minute meetings in meeting spaces at the conference, and network with life sciences leaders.

“The 2021 Bio Innovation Conference will be a valuable forum for anyone seeking to deepen their professional relationships and explore the future of life sciences in a post-pandemic world,” said Marty Rosendale, CEO of the Maryland Tech Council, in a statement.

Here’s a look at more events offering an opportunity for technologists and entrepreneurs to share their skills with fellow professionals:

Charm City JS Meetup

The virtual edition of Baltimore’s monthly JavaScript meetup includes a pair of speakers. Aaron Brewer will be introducing, a tool for annotating videos. Chris Uehlinger will be providing some tips on Github workflow and features like “git mv” for renaming items and “git reflo” for “saving your bacon when things get bad,” per the event description.

Intro to Tableau for Nonprofits

A webinar, this introductory session explores how to use the data visualization tool Tableau to make more of an impact with data. The webinar is led by Jennifer Newsome, who for 15 years has been discovering insights in the tech, media and advertising industries as a data visualization and business intelligence consultant business called Data Unicorn Analytics.

  • Thursday, July 15
  • 6- 7:30 p.m.
  • Register

Introducing Datawave – Scalable Data Ingest and Query

At this virtual meetup, Data Works MD offers an introduction to Datawave, a complete ingest, query, and analytic framework for Accumulo. The program was open-sourced by the National Security Agency, and capitalizes on Accumulo’s capabilities, provides an API for working with structured and unstructured data, and boasts a flexible and scalable backend, organizers said. The webinar will be led by Hannah Pellón, who spent 11 years at Northrop Grumman contributing to R&D efforts and programs centered around Accumulo and Hadoop. She is now a software developer and lead at Tiber Technologies, focusing on Datawave and distributed computing technologies.

  • Saturday, July 24
  • 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Register

Health Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

This months’s meetup organized by Nao J. Gamo of downtown Baltimore’s Maryland Development Center will feature Brad Hennessie, CEO of NextStep Robotics. The company is commercializing a treatment option for foot drop to help stroke survivors. Hennessie will share his experiences with the logistics of getting a company started, covering topics like type of entity and in which state, team formation, splitting equity.

  • Thursday, June 29th
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Register

Global Consortium of Enterpreneurship Centers Annual Meeting

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers’ (GCEC) Annual Meeting is coming to Baltmore. Hosted by University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland, the event expects to draw more than 500 leaders in campus life to share best practices and develop programs around the theme of “Leading with Entrepreneurship: Succeeding in Revitalization.” Early bird registration prices are available through August 15.

Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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