Events Roundup: IncubateBaltimore has a full calendar of biz-building events this March

Nearly 20 tech and entrepreneurship events are happening in Baltimore this month, including a host of celebrations of women in tech and a big nonprofit tech conference coming to town.

ETC has the path to building a business all mapped out for the year.

As part of the IncubateBaltimore program, it’ll be offering events on a different business topics each month inside the Highlands Forge tech hub in Southeast Baltimore. The sessions are free and open to both members and non-members of the incubator.

The events will vary from happy hour discussions to lunch & learns, each bringing in execs and experts in the field. Check out our recent article on early-stage benefits for a look at some of what we heard during February’s operations and entrepreneurship session.

This month brings a focus on risk management, including legal and insurance.

  • Happy hour is set for March 11, with Don Grauel, president of Towson-based Goldsborough Insurance (4 to 6 p.m.).
  • The next day, there’s a lunch & learn on IP with Joshua B. Goldberg, co-managing partner of Nath, Goldberg & Meyer.

Here’s a look at the rest of this month’s events calendar around the Baltimore community:

NET/ WORK Baltimore’s annual job fair is coming up this week. NET/WORK is your chance to meet with 20+ hiring companies and connect with jobseekers, plus get your resume reviewed and some free headshots. Join us for happy hour afterward.

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

Women of Color in Technology Breakfast

NPower Maryland is hosting a roundtable discussion of tech leaders from various organizations to discuss supporting and advancing young women of color in tech careers.

  • Wednesday, March 4
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • United Way of Central Maryland, 1800 Washington Blvd. #340
  • Tickets

Charm City JS Monthly Meetup

Charm City JS is back for its first Wednesday of the month meetup. Shane Knudsen will give a talk on “driving a Twitter bot with open data,” while Sal Hernandez is offering a pun-filled tech talk.

  • Wednesday, March 4
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Oath, 2400 Boston St., Suite 300
  • RSVP

Python for City Government Process Improvement

The first-Friday-of-the-month meetup features a talk by software engineer Marjeta Celdilnik on Python List Comprehension. Titled “The Power Behind the Power,” it explores the syntax and why it’s a key part of Python programming.

  • Friday, March 6
  • 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Spark Baltimore, 8 Market Place, Suite 300
  • RSVP

Game Dev Meetup

IGDA Baltimore heads to Columbia for a chance to check out locally built games, get feedback and meet others interested in game design and development.

  • Saturday, March 7
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • HCLS Central Branch, 10375 Little Pauxtent Pkwy., Columbia
  • RSVP

Women of the World Festival

The Notre Dame of Maryland University-organized event features luminaries such as journalist Soledad O’Brien, former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and actress-director Amber Tamblyn. Plus, programming includes performers, a marketplace and makerspace.

  • Saturday, March 7
  • Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tickets ($30)

Beer and Bots

The networking event that brings together execs and robots is heading to Howard County. It brings together the students of the Baltimore City Robotics Center and local business leaders. Just add some refreshments and light fare.

  • Tuesday March 10
  • 5 to 7 p.m
  • Maryland Innovation Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia
  • Tickets

Cyber Conversation Speaker Series with author Andy Greenberg

The new event from a Columbia cyber innovation center features the Wired reporter and author of “SANDWORM: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers.”

  • Wednesday, March 11
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • DreamPort, 7000 Columbia Gateway, Suite 150, Columbia
  • RSVP

A Day in the Life of a Data Journalist with Christine Zhang

Data Works Maryland welcomes a working data journalist in March. Learn how reporters tell complex stories through the use of statistics, charts, infographics, and graphs.

  • Thursday March 12
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Betamore, 101 W. Dickman St.
  • RSVP

Baltimore DevOps Meetup

Baltimore DevOps Meetup features two talks. Zach Noren will discuss “Demonstrating an Open Source Data Aggregation Microservice Pipeline in the Most Terrifying Way Possible.” Then, Pedro Medeiros will present on “Artifact testing: Test Packer with Goss.”

  • Thursday March 12
  • Betamore, 101 W. Dickman St.
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • RSVP

Ladies Get Paid: Coffee Mingle

The group that puts a focus on helping women get paid what they deserve meets for a morning mixer, offering a chance to meet other likeminded women.

  • Friday, March 13
  • 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Station North Arts Cafe & Gallery, 1816 N. Charles St.
  • RSVP

Entrepreneur Office Hours at IMET

The third-Tuesday-of-the-month office hours feature access to experts in growing a company, IP, marketing, biz dev and more.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10 a.m.-noon
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, 701 E. Pratt St.
  • RSVP

Baltimore Black Techies Demo Day

The meetup group is holding its first-ever demo day, where presenters will have a chance to show off applications, design projects, business ideas, game and more.showcase their web and mobile applications, design projects business ideas, games, and cool interesting projects.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.
  • RSVP

She Blooms: A Spring Networking Night

Women of color are starting businesses faster than any other group, according to a stat released in the fall. The WELL (Women Entrepreneur Leadership Lab) is celebrating Women’s History Month and spring at an event featuring local black women business owners.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • The Harbor Bank of Maryland, 25 W. Fayette St., 6th Floor Haskins Center
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • RSVP

Startup Grind Columbia

Join CEO Ryan Sears of Annapolis accelerator FounderTrac. He will discuss product management, UX, UI design and engineering.

  • Monday, March 23
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Maryland Innovation Centerm 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 3rd Floor
  • Tickets

2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference

The big conference bringing together nonprofit technology leaders from around the country is in Baltimore this year. Erricka Bridgeford, cofounder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365, will serve as the keynote speaker.

  • March 24 to 26
  • Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St.
  • Register

Tech Happy Hour Mixer

Coinciding with the conference, Baltimore Womxn in Tech is hosting a tech happy hour mixer at Spark Baltimore.

  • Wednesday, March 25
  • Spark Baltimore, 8 Market Place
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • RSVP

Reclaiming Our City: A Discussion Regarding the Economy of Baltimore City

The symposium on local economic change features U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, who is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Speakers also include Stephen Riddick, general counsel and corporate secretary at Tenable; Kelly Tubman Hardy, a partner in Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice group; and Thiru Vignarajah, a partner in DLA Piper’s litigation group and mayoral candidate in Baltimore.

  • Friday March 27
  • 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St.
  • RSVP

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