There are two events just a few blocks from each other going on in downtown ABQ right about now. Are You there?
And maybe you can find Deep Dive Coders' John Mierzwa somewhere and congratulate him on becoming the lead on coding programs for CNM's forthcoming STEMulous Center. Great News!
An impromptu Drupal Users meetup has linked with Beer.js at Adieux Cafe downtown.
And at the ArtBar, connect with UNM Students, faculty and the wider tech community for LoboNetCONNECT. Tonight the topic is Open Data & Civic Tech: http://loboconnect28may.eventbrite.com/
But writing of Civic Tech, getting developers together with others in the local community and government reps to work on solving problems is at the heart of ABQ Civic Tech Day and the National Day of Civic Hacking. Join us this Saturday (and a bit on Sunday) to learn more about Civic Tech and Open Government initiatives, the various resources available - and how we can get started making things happen in our own neighborhoods. Sign up at: http://abqcivictech2014.eventbrite.com/
And... You may have noticed more startup activity and 'innovation' somewhere in the neighborhood. The soon-to-launch ABQid Accelerator has been interviewing prospective startups, FatPipeABQ 'Collaboration' space opens its doors next week and... let's just say there are a few other things going on :)
To learn more about this and soon-to-launch startup Bandojo, join me for a 'Sneak Preview' of the a new monthly Startup-focused conversation, "Startup Blend" this coming Monday at ArtBar. It's FREE (this month) at: http://startupblend01.eventbrite.com/
Finally... ABQ Tech Fiesta returns this September 6-14th -- and it's going to be big! Learn more Monday night and ABQWebGeeks next Wednesday: http://abqwebgeeks.org/webgeek-event/2014-community-show-and-tell
Best wishes -- and see you soon!