We usually post an email newsletter weekly – and expect to return to that practice in 2013.
However, we don’t usually post them here and that sometimes makes them a little tougher to find. So we’ll try posting them here (when there are significant updates). If you’re a paid member of the NM Tech Council, you should have been signed up automatically (if not, let us know!), but otherwise you can sign up for our mailing list(s) here.
Meanwhile, here’s a slightly modified version of our latest:
Dear Community Member
Very best wishes to you and yours for the new year from the New Mexico Technology Council and our Community Partners.
We at the New Mexico Technology Council have been big fans of the work of the TEDxABQ team with many of our members and partners serving as volunteers, sponsors and providing other support. The TED organization and TEDxABQED are turning their sites toward improving education through sharing big ideas and great information while building community, and NMTC is proud to be a sponsor. Sign up at:http://tedxabqed.eventbrite.
Are you an entrepreneur, investor or eager to work as part of a startup? We’re working with friends and partners at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, Startup New Mexico and more for a little get-together in Santa Fe to help start the year off right. Join us on the 17th for snacks, a tasting and good conversation at the Santa Fe Spirits distillery on Thursday, January 17th from 5:30 PM (Sign up here). And read the Weekly Alibi story on Santa Fe Distillery here.
NM CYBERSECURITY: NOW & TOMORROW (1/23)
Our “Cybersecurity Working Group” kicks off the year with a bang and updates on the Western Cyber Exchange, efforts around an Albuquerque area Center for Cybersecurity, Sandia’s CERL and more. We’ll provide time for Q&A and discussion to see which opportunities we can make the most of and help set our group’s agenda for the year. Sign up at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.
NMWIT: PROCESS IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES – A PRIMER (1/24)
Our NM Women in Technology group leader Sheri Clark kicks off the year with a look at four different process improvement methodologies (CMMI, CMMI for Services, ITIL, ISO 9001:2008), how they differ and why they might be appropriate for your organization. Aimed not just at tech and IT professionals, this breakfast session is appropriate for a wide range of people and organizations seeking effective ways to manage improvements to the way they do business. Visit us here for registration and more information.
STARTUP WEEKEND SANTA FE (3/1-3)
“Startup Weekend” has become a huge force for encouraging entrepreneurship and bringing together the talents that help startup communities grow. We’re excited to be working with our friends and partners to launch New Mexico’s first Startup Weekend in Santa Fe, the weekend of March 1st. Much more info is on its way, but for now, please save those 54 hours and considersigning up for startup related content with this list. Want to get involved and/or support, please let me know!
One of the Tech Council’s ongoing themes is the need to grow and build connections between groups throughout our state’s tech ecosystem. That’s one big reason for our continuing work with other leading technology associations in the “JT8,” for sharing a wide range of info and creating events that bring different interests and skill sets together. You’ll see even more of that in 2013. If you are interested in meetup-like groups (we list quite a few at the bottom of each email), please take a look at our larger listing of meetup groups here. Don’t see an active group that should be there? Let me know. Recognize an area that seems to be missing? Please share your thoughts and discuss!
OUR FRIENDS AT QUELAB
Our friends and partners at Quelab usually have too many activities going on for us to post them all (it’s a long list already!). With twice-weekly hacknights, monthly making events, weekly Linux and a new monthly (cybersecurity) ‘Packet Party’, we suggest you check out their site and Facebook group – there are plenty of ways to get involved!
ARE YOU AND/OR YOUR BUSINESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Social Media – and the variety of platforms and channels – aren’t for everyone. As with any mode of communication, you should determine whether you can use it to achieve the goals you want. To the extent that we can, we’d like to help. Since we both want to connect our communities and amplify stories that highlight the activities and stories that show our state off to its best advantage, we have an active presence on Linked In,Facebook, and more recently, Google +. Please consider connecting with us and let us know how we can help you more.
TECHNOLOGY VENTURES CORPORATION (TVC): CCET – ENTERING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL WORLD (1/9)
WHAT: TVC kicks off the year with its popular “Center for Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Training” series and their introductory session, “Entering the Entrepreneurial World.” Join them for great information from many of the leaders in New Mexico’s startup communities. This session introduces the emerging or expanding entrepreneur to the services of Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC), commercializing a technology-based product, analyzing the business and financial potential of a product, and exploring the organization and legal alternatives.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 9th; 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Technology Ventures Corporation | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE, but pre-registration required at http://www.eventbrite.com/
THE BIOSCIENCE CENTER: OPEN HOUSE (1/10)
WHAT: New Mexico’s latest incubator is open for business, boasting a great roster of companies and talent, including our own Lisa Adkins. The BioScience Center is the area’s first incubator/accelerator focused exclusively on the nurturing of bioscience and life-science startups, with office and wet laboratory space suitable for the development of their businesses and an environment that will increase their likelihood of success.
WHEN: Thursday, January 10th; 4:00 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: The BioScience Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE, but pre-registration required at http://tbsc_openhouse.
TEDXABQED: EXPERIENCE POTENTIAL (1/11)
WHAT: The great team at TEDxABQ has assembled some of New Mexico’s most dynamic and innovative educators for an afternoon designed to inspire and motivate.
WHEN: Friday, January 11th; 1:00 – 5:00 PM
WHERE: African American Performing Arts Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $50; Register at: http://tedxabqed.
ABQ WEB GEEKS JANUARY MIXUP! (1/16)
WHAT: Join the area’s longest running happy hour for developers & designers working in web, mobile, software and interactive media.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Seasons Rotisserie Grill | Albuquerque (Old Town)
SIGNUP: FREE; Sign up at http://www.meetup.com/
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRITS (1/17)
WHAT: Join entrepreneurs, investors and technologists interested in launching new ventures at the Santa Fe Distillery for snacks, tasting and updates on the area startup scene!
WHEN: Thursday, January 17th; 5:30 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Santa Fe Distillery | Santa Fe
SIGNUP: $5; Sign up at http://spiritsof2013.
NMTC CYBERSECURITY WORKING GROUP: NM CYBERSECURITY NOW & TOMORROW (1/23)
WHAT: NMTC’s Cybersecurity working group invites representatives from the City of Albuquerque, UNM, Western Cyber Exchange and Sandia National Labs to highlight new developments and opportunities to help us look ahead at what we can do to strengthen and grow cybersecurity efforts in our state.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 23rd; 11:30 AM – 1:340 PM
WHERE: UNM Science & Tech Park | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Info and pre-registration at: http://nmcybersec2013.
SANTA FE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS (1/23)
WHAT: Meet software, web and mobile developers, designers and others working in IT, HPC and technology-related fields at this month’s informal happy hour/meetup in Santa Fe.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 23rd; 6:00 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Open Eye Scientific Software | Santa Fe
SIGNUP: FREE, but please sign up HERE.
NM WOMEN IN TECH: PROCESS IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES – A PRIMER (1/24)
WHAT: NMTC Women in Tech leader Sheri Clark describes and compare four prominent methodologies for process improvement and discusses how they might work for you.
WHEN: Thursday, January 24th; 8:00 – 9:30 AM
WHERE: Mimi’s Cafe | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: Info and Pre-registration at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.
NM VMWARE USERS GROUP MEETING (1/24)
WHAT: New Mexico VMUG meetings are a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology! This session includes a customer success story on Eclipse Aerospace’ use of Avamar for VM Backups and more.
WHEN: Thursday, January 24th; 12:15 – 3:40 PM
WHERE: UNM Science & Tech Park | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE; Pre-registration required at: http://www.vmug.com/e/in/
RIO GRANDE IGDA: GLOBAL GAME JAM (1/25-27)
WHAT: Join pros and aspiring game developers for the 5th! Annual Global Game Jam, a 48 hour game-building sprint in concert with dozens and dozens of sites around the globe.
WHEN: Friday, January 25th – Sunday, January 27th
WHERE: TBD | Albuquerque & Las Cruces
SIGNUP: FREE (Donations requested); Register HERE.
ABQ WORDPRESS MEETUP GROUP HACKATHON (2/2+)
WHAT: Join other WordPress designers, developers and bloggers working together in teams to create professional websites for as-yet undisclosed non-commercial clients. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice with other local WordPress professionals while giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Plus, it’s a lot fun!
WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd; 12 – 5:00 PM (Additional session on 2/7)
WHERE: TBD | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: FREE; Register HERE.
FIRST FRIDAY FRACTALS (1/4)
WHAT: Explore the never-ending world of fractals in this award-winning and inspiring planetarium show. The shows take the audience on a journey through the infinitely complex patterns known as fractals. This live, narrated show explores the fractal patterns in nature as well showing how math can become incredibly beautiful. The beautiful abstract landscapes that emerge from simple equations inspire fascination and wonder, as they bring us face to face with the Infinite. Suitable for all ages.
WHEN: Friday, January 4th; 6:00 & 8:00 PM Shows
WHERE: NM Museum of Natural Science & History | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $5-10; Info & registration at: http://www.
NMBIO BIOMEDICAL TUESDAYS: UNM HEALTH SCIENCES UPDATE (1/9)
WHAT: Dr. Richard Larson, Vice-President for Translational Research at UNM Health Sciences Center, will give us the latest info on programs at UNM HSC.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 8th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: The BioScience Center | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $35 Non-Members; FREE for NMBio members; Register Here!
ETEBA (NM) JANUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: SANDIA’S SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS FOR 2013(1/10)
WHAT: The Energy, Technology & Environmental Business Association (NM) meets monthly with a mixer followed by dinner and program. This month’s speaker will be Don Devoti, Manager, Small Business Utilization at Sandia National Laboratories, providing an update on small business programs for 2013.
WHEN: Thursday, January 10th; 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Nativo Lodge | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $35 Non-Members; Registration at: http://www.eteba.org/
PACA (NM) MONTHLY LUNCHEON: GEORGE FRIBERG, SENIOR DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY VENTURES CORPORATION (1/15)
WHAT: PACA’s New Mexico Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. January’s featured guest is TVC’s Senior Director, George Friberg.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Tanoan Country Club | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $15 Non-Members of PACA; Signup at http://www.pacanm.com/
8TH ANNUAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE (1/15)
WHAT: The 2013 Economic Outlook Conference is a morning devoted to the very latest information concerning the United States and New Mexico economies. Recent history, current state and future paths of each of these economies will provide the business owner or executive with the best information available to plan for the coming year.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15th; 7:00 – 11:30 AM
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort | Albuquerque
SIGNUP: $55; Register at http://www.bizjournals.com/