Greetings from NMTC!
Innovate ABQ. STEMulous Center. Fat Pipe Incubator. ABQ ID. Lumidigm Exit. Levitated Toy Factory Phase 1 Complete. Lobos and Aggies in the NCAA Tournament, again. These are just a few recent developments that are shaking up New Mexico and putting us on track to become a place to watch for tech and innovation. As a tech community, we’re essential to making the most of these opportunities.
How can we work together to help our communities grow?
ATTEND AN EVENT: TECH COMMUNITY REPRESENT
No one can attend every event, nor should they try. We try to capture many of the best groups and events here and on Facebook, and it’s new voices and connections that keep them all fresh. If you haven’t participated in anything recently, please pick something. And if you do already get out there, how about trying something new?
TECH COMMUNITY REPRESENT II: GET ON THE MAP
It’s not all about ‘startups’ but efforts to build startup communities have launched some cool tools and one is “Startup Genome.” If your company or organization is a startup, was a startup or helps startups, please add yourself to the map so we can get a better sense of who and where we are. (Outside of Albuquerque? Go ahead and add yourself too.)
JOIN THE TECH COUNCIL
There’s no way we can become the vibrant state we want to be without a thriving tech sector and no way we can have a vibrant tech sector without strong associations like the NM Technology Council. Your membership and participation help us grow and our state become more competitive.
Reinventing Albuquerque’s Business Ecosystem
Albuquerque Business First has launched a redesigned publication and site – and has challenged our business community to not only get involved, but lead. Please take a look at the articles (available FREE) at: http://bit.ly/
Looking for discussions on Tech business related topics in New Mexico? Join us and other other Linked In groups here: http://bit.ly/nmtc_
And please share!
NM TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL EVENTS
LOBONET CONNECT (3/26)
Connect with the students, faculty and staff of UNM’s School of Engineering & others who are making Albuquerque an up and coming Tech Hub.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Slate Street Cafe | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE for Students and pre-registrationHERE.
NM WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (3/27)
Jane Betterton talks about the challenges of incremental organizational improvement and its management. Industry-specific maturity models provide a practical approach for organizations to build an objective framework to prioritize and execute improvements.
WHEN: Thursday, March 27th; 8:30 – 10:00 AM
WHERE: TIG | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Prices vary; sign up HERE.
SANTA FE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS (3/27)
Join Santa Fe area developers, designers and others in tech for our monthly happy hour/meetup.
WHEN: Thursday, March 27th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Open Eye Scientific | Santa Fe
SIGNUP: FREE; sign up here.
NM CYBERSECURITY: COMMUNITY UPDATE (4/16)
We’re inviting a variety of players from the NM Cybersecurity community to offer their thoughts on threats and opportunities we see in NM and how we can help the cyber business community grow. Join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 16th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: bigbyte.cc | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Varied Pricing; Info & Registration here.
ABQ WEBGEEKS: MARCH HAPPY HOUR (4/16)
This month ABQ WebGeeks happy hour goes West-side – and maybe even leaves Albuquerque just a bit. Join us for good conversation with others in web, software, tech and more 🙂
WHEN: Wednesday, April 16th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: ArtBar | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE – Sign up here.
NMTC COMMUNITY EVENTS
OPENHACK ABQ (3/27)
OpenHackABQ’s purpose is to offer a space where people of any skill level and interest can get together to develop and design. It’s very novice friendly. Just interested in seeing what people are up to? Come on by and sit in on a project someone is working on.
WHEN: Thursday, March 27th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Convivium Coworking | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE; More info athttp://openhack.github.io/
NEUROGAME JAM AWARDS (3/30)
Come see the works and congratulate the participants of the first ever NeuroGame Jam. We had over 60 participants, with some joining remotely as far as Ukraine, build games and applications that push the envelope of neurogaming. Join us in congratulating these folks and trying out their creations.
WHEN: Sunday, March 30th; 1:00 – 3:00 PM
WHERE: IFDM @ Mesa Del Sol | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE; More info athttp://www.meetup.com/RG-IGDA-
STARTUP NEW MEXICO PITCH FIESTA (4/2)
Do you have a great young business or a business idea you just know is set to blast off with the right exposure and resources? Or do you want to watch some interesting pitches and help support the founders and entrepreneurs who are part of New Mexico’s thriving startup community? Competing teams will have 120 action-packed seconds – no more, no less – to let the judges and crowd know why their startup is amazing and how they should win this competition and all the glory.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 2nd; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Standard Diner | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Registration & more info HERE.
TVC INNOVATION SUMMIT (4/3)
In three high-level workshops, speakers will equip attendees with three keys to forming and launching a high-tech startup, including how to Identify technologies emerging from our research institutions, establish an intellectual property position, map a technology to the marketplace and assess industry and market issues, participate in our annual Deal Stream Summit to be held October 7 and 8, 2014.
WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd; 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Registration & more info HERE.
UNM ANDERSON: INDUSTRY NETWORKING (4/3)
Hosted by Anderson Career Services, the Industry Networking Series will bring together students and industry professionals/employers at a networking information session. Designed to provide employers the opportunity to share information about their companies, as well as discuss jobs and internships that are or will be available to students.
WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd; 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: UNM Anderson’s Jackson Student Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Employer Registration at:http://goo.gl/s6Lww
DREAM BUILDERS: A CELEBRATION OF STEM+ARTS (4/11)
STEM + Arts workshops for students, teachers, and professionals where stakeholders will provide information designed to increase the pool of Hispanic students who pursue degrees in STEM, to support the development of a scientific and technically trained student base, and to use the inherent relationship between Art and Science to increase interest in both disciplines..
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17th; 1:00 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $100; Registration and more info athttps://www.nhccfoundation.
StartupABQ is a no-pitch environment. Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors & innovators are welcome. Each month’s event features four pitches from existing ventures w/ feedback from a panel of experts.
WHEN: Thursday, April 17th; 7:30 – 9:00 AM
WHERE: Andaluz | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $10; Registration and more info athttp://www.startupabq.org
CVF: SOFTWARE STARTUPS IN NM (4/17)
Our April 2014 Coronado Ventures Forum event will feature a panel of entrepreneurs developing software companies in New Mexico. We will discuss trends in the industry, challenges to software companies specific to New Mexico and how we expect the software industry to change in 2014 and beyond.
WHEN: Thursday, April 17th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Prairie Star Restaurant | Santa Ana Pueblo
SIGNUP: $22.50; Registration and more HERE.
RECURRING COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Albuquerque WordPress Group has several meetups including a monthly session at WESST on the 2nd Thursday evening of the month, weekly Workalong Wednesdays, and Women Working w/WordPress the first Monday of each month. Visit http://www.meetup.com/
Lean Startup Monthly meets the first Tuesday night of each month at Ideas & Coffee. More info at: http://www.meetup.com/
The New Mexico .NET Users Group (NMUG) exists to help facilitate education and knowledge exchange among developers, architects and managers with an interest in Microsoft’s .NET technologies. NMUG meets on the first Thursday of each month. More at: http://www.nmug.net/
The New Mexico AIGA chapter produces a handful of events each month, from the S.I.P Social Hours to CoffeeTalks, workshops and more. Find it all at http://newmexico.aiga.org/
NM Internet Entrepreneurs is for internet entrepreneurs with an existing business or actively working
on a business idea. Meets monthly with info at: http://www.meetup.com/NM-
The NM Tech Council and other community members post several tech meetups and other events
OpenHackABQ meets the third Thursday of each month at Convivium CoWorking, beginning at 6PM. More info at: http://openhack.github.io/
The RubiABQ Meetup Group for Ruby on Rails developers meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at Ideas & Coffee. Find them at http://www.meetup.com/