Culture, DevStack, News

BlackGirls Code, Bandwidth Hackathon, Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers, Internet Summer Social highlight upcoming tech calendar


From WRAL TechWire

Raleigh, N.C. — In our latest addition, WRAL TechWire is expanding its weekly calendar. Why?

Because more people than ever are looking to us for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing amount of events.So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update.

WTW has details on four recent additions to the Triangle’s always busy technology events calendar: BlackGirls Code chapter launch; a hosted hackathon, the next Triangle Startup Weekend event, and an International Summer Social from the Organization of Women in International Trade.

Thanks in part to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here’s a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months.

But first, the new highlights:

BlackGirls Code, RDU chapter
The American Underground is partnering with BlackGirls Code to launch an RDU chapter on Wednesday, May 27 from 6-8 p.m. at AU@Main in Durham.

BlackGirls Code Executive Director Kimberly Bryant will say a few words and talk about plans for the organization and new chapter—exciting stuff and a huge opportunity for the Triangle to better integrate tech/ diversity, our friends at AU tell WTW.

TADHack coming to Triangle in Raleigh has formed a partnership with TADHack to host a two-day developer hackathon to build “the next great advancement in communications technology.”

TADHack Raleigh will take place on June 13-14, at Bandwidth’s Raleigh headquarters. As part of theTADHack Telecom Application Developer Hackathon, the Raleigh event will be co-located with a series of developer events taking place simultaneously around the world, in cites such as Chicago, London, Dublin, Madrid, New Delhi and Melbourne.

TADHack marks the only global meeting of developers to learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications. Teams will compete to showcase their ideas around voice and messaging into consumer applications, business processes and IoT devices. The winning prizes include a total of $35,000 in global cash, along with local awards that include a $1,000 team prize, Apple Watch, Oculus Rift Development Kit and drones.

Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers
Triangle Startup Weekend: TrailBlazers (TSW) is scheduled for June 12-14 at American Underground in Durham.  This event’s theme is TrailBlazers, with a specific focus on diversity – both in ideas/sectors as well as ethnicity. TSW is a weekend of hands-on experience on what it takes to become an entrepreneur.  

Over a 3-day weekend, aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their ideas, organize into teams, develop business and marketing strategies and present their businesses to an esteemed panel of judges actively engaged in the Triangle’s startup community. In the larger scheme of things, Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

International Summer Social
The International Summer Social sponsored by the Organization of Women in International Trade’s Greater Triangle Chapter is set set for June 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Research Triangle Park Foundation.  

Other sponsors include the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) and the Triangle Chapter of the British American Business Council (Triangle BABCNC). Keynote speakers: Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolinaand Jean Davis, CEO, MCNC. $20 for members of partner organizations, nonprofits and students; $35 for non-members. For more information, visit, email or call 252-299-0195.

Other events

​Here’s the latest list of events as compiled by Innovate Raleigh. For more information about event even, check out the complete calendar at InnovateRaleigh.​​​​​​

  • BizCon 2015 – Tuesday, May 19th, 7:00am-4:30pm at Raleigh Convention Center
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, May 21st at 9:00am at American Underground ATC
  • 2015 State of the Research Triangle Region – Thursday, May 21st at 7:00am at Sheraton Imperial
  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup at the Frontier on Tuesday May 26th, 5:00pm.
  • Redress Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference – May 29th-30th in Downtown Raleigh
  • Raleigh Makers Market – Saturday, June 6th from 10am-2pm at Benelux
  • City Camp NC 2015 – Thursday, June 11th to Saturday, June 13th
  • IDEA Pitch: Durham – Wednesday, June 17th at 8:30am at American Underground @Main
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, June 18th at 9:00am at HQ Raleigh
  • Carolina Music Awards – Saturday, July 18th at 6:00pm at Duke Energy Performing Arts Cente

And also coming up:

  • IDEA Pitch: RTP – Wednesday, August 19th at 8:30am at The Frontier
  • Beericana 2015: Craft Beer & Music Fest – Saturday, September 12th at Sugg Farm Park
  • CED Tech Venture Conference 2015 – September 15th & 16th at Raleigh Convention Center
  • IDEA Pitch: Chapel Hill – Wednesday,October 21st at 8:30am at Launch Chapel Hill

Recurring Startup Events (join these meetups for regular updates):

  • 1 Million Cups:
  • Agile RTP:
  • Big Data Developers:
  • GirlDevelopIt RDU:
  • Health 2.0 NC Triangle:
  • Intent – A UI/UX Design Meetup:
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group:
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP:
  • NC’s Regional Internet of Things:
  • NC Tech4Good:
  • NC Triangle Android Meetup:
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup:
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers:
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup:
  • Refresh the Triangle:
  • Research Triangle Analysts:
  • RTP 180:
  • RTP New Tech:
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup:
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers:
  • Startup & Play:
  • Tech Talent South:
  • Triangle AAUGA:
  • Triangle Bitcoin Meetup:
  • Triangle Code for America:
  • Triangle Cocoa: Mac & iOS Development Meetups:
  • Triangle Clojure Users Group:
  • Triangle DevOps:
  • Triangle Drupal Users Group:
  • Triangle Hadoop Users Group:
  • Triangle JavaScript:
  • Triangle MongoDB User Group:
  • Triangle Marketing Club:
  • Triangle .NET User Group:
  • Triangle Open Stack Meetup:
  • Triangle PHP:
  • Triangle Ruby Brigade:
  • Triangle SQL Server Users Group:
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast:
  • Triangle UXPA Meetup: