Happy Hours & Holidays!
Thanks to all those who made last week’s Joint Tech Association Social — the first in what we hope to be many more collaborative events among New Mexico’s leading tech associations. This week we have some more informal meetups, with TechScene in Rio Rancho on Tuesday Night and ABQ Web Geeks at Albuquerque’s Anodyne on Wednesday. Still on our list is also the Quelab’s TechMas’ open crafting event on Tuesday (12/20) where they provide some equipment and expertise to help tech-oriented hobbyists achieve their visions for gadgets, gifts, ornaments and more. Visit them at http://www.quelab.net
Looking for a holiday gift — and maybe to help out Albuquerque Public Schools? The APS Community Foundation has an allotment of 600 “Lion King” tickets for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 that they’re selling as a fundraiser at www.apseducationfoundation.org. There’s a modest ‘upsell’ from general public ticket prices, but they’re great, specially selected seats and buying now will help you they avoid the rush. More info at: http://www.aps.edu/education-foundation/news-from-the-foundation/lion-king-tickets-going-fast
Mostly though, we want to send our best holiday wishes to you and yours – and our thanks for making this a great community.
NMTC (& member) Events
NM TECHSCENE MEETUP: RIO RANCHO (12/20)
WHAT: NM “Tech Scene” Meetups are one way we’re getting people outside Albuquerque and Santa Fe together. Get together in a casual atmosphere with like-minded people from across the spectrum of IT, tech design & development — and more.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 20th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Turtle Mountain Brewery | Rio Rancho
SIGNUP: Open and Free; Sgn up at: http://www.meetup.com/nmtechscene/events/42463492/
ABQ WEBGEEKS HAPPY HOUR (12/21)
WHAT: It may be a lite one, but whether it’s 6 or 26, the Albuquerque WebGeeks happy hour is a great occasion to get together with area web design and development pros as well as others in IT, software and tech in general. This month’s happy hour will be at Anodyne in downtown Albuquerque, so you might want to bring some food — and be ready for a round or two of pool.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Anodyne | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Open and Free; Sgn up at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/event/albuquerque-webgeeks-happy-hour
TVC: WRITE YOUR OWN PATENT APPLICATION WORKSHOP (12/21)
WHAT: Technology Ventures Corporation’s Bruce Winchell (long-time patent attorney with Sandia National Laboratories) shares info on the process for filing your own patent application successfully.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21st from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE Technology Ventures Corporation | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Free, but pre-registration required; More HERE.
TECH THURSDAY: MEMBERSHIP UPDATE (12/29)
WHAT: NMTC Executive Director Eric Renz-Whitmore will provide an update on Tech Council membership and social media reach and discuss ways of getting more value out of NMTC.
WHEN: Thursday, December 29th from 3:30 -5:00 PM
WHERE: O’Niell’s Pub Meeting Room | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Free for paid NMTC members; $15 otherwise; http://tt29dec2011.eventbrite.com/ to sign up
ABQ LEAN STARTUP CIRCLE (12/19; 26…)
WHAT: A new weekly meetup for startup-minded entrepreneurs in the Albuquerque area.
WHEN: Mondays, from 10 AM
WHERE: Combine CoWorking Space | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Free & Open;
More info at: http://www.meetup.com/ABQ-Lean-Startup-Circle/
TECHMAS @ QUELAB (12/20)
WHAT: An ‘Open Crafting’ event. You can be as high or as low tech as you want. Quelab will supply a bunch of naked circuit boards, and components and bits, and art supplies — and expertise.
WHEN Tuesday, December 20th from 7-10 PM
WHERE: Quelab | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $8 non-members; More info at: http://www.facebook.com/events/196735003751762/
THE ALBUQUERQUE WORDPRESS MEETUP GROUP (1/12)
WHAT: One of our favorite groups! The ABQ WordPress Meetup Group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday (right after our Tech Thursday event) at bigbyte.cc in downtown Albuquerque.
WHEN: Thursday, January 12th from 5:30 PM
WHERE: bigbyte.cc | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Free to all; Registration suggested at http://www.meetup.com/albuquerque-wordpress/events/39716182/
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