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3 Ways to Network, Meet VCs, Peers, Future Co-founders, Collaborate, Win up to $10,000 in prizes this weekend

From: Startup C.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:05 AM

3 great opportunities to actually move ahead, learn something, contribute and win $10,000 prizes.  Network, establish lasting connections, and get some additional experience this weekend for free or a nominal cost.

We are moving quickly into a new phase for Just Dev It and it's network of meetup groups.  To keep in the know, join our group on Facebook.  Very significant progress has been made on the shared workspace and continued education front.  We have initiated conversations with established shared work space organizations and local jurisdiction representatives.  Expect to see significant activity soon on this and other initiatives.

Until then, take advantage of some of the activities coming up this weekend.  CIT, Health 2.0, World Bank and others have reached out to us offering these free and discounted opportunities to learn, collaborate, contribute and share with others.  Why not avail yourselves of these and move forward.


The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge


June 2 - 3 in Washington, D.C  (Free)

$10,000 in Prizes

Health 2.0, along with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health are running a two-day code-a-thon on June 2 - 3 in Washington, D.C.. The theme of the code-a-thon is ‘Preventing Obesity’, and will focus on using open data sets to come up with innovative ways to tackle the obesity crisis that our country is facing. 

Not only is this a great cause and a fun developer event, we are also giving away thousands of dollars in cash prizes! It is also a great place to meet like minded tech individuals and entrepreneurs. You can learn more and register for the event here (registration is free!):




Startup Weekend Virginia - EDU | June[masked]

($75, after using discount code JUSTDEV)

A great opportunity, not only to contribute to a great cause, but to gain valuable experience, network and learn new skills to help you move forward with your venture.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend's attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Also many other benefits could be acquired:

  • Build your network
  • Co-Founder Dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Actually launch a business
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community as a part of 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni

A great opportunity you may want to take advantage of.

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World Bank: Development Data Challenge (Ideation Event)

Friday, June 1, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)Washington, DC

Are you interested in international development? Have questions about open financial data? Have ideas on how to better use development data?

Please join World Bank Finances, the Open Aid Register, Development Gateway, Open Corporates, AidInfo, Connect4Climate, and the International Center for Journalists for an afternoon of ideation, inspiration, and learning to help unleash the untapped potential of open financial/spending data for development impact!

Open financial data embodies the intersection of many global trends- including greater demand for transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement. The availability of data and rapid evolution of new technologies to support these trends provides an opportunity to make significant progress towards greater innovation and large scale public participation in development processes. Through the Development Data Challenge (DDC) ideation event on June 1, we are seeking to begin sourcing solutions through a collaborative brainstorming process involving civil society, open data practitioners & enthusiasts, data owners, and technologists.

Ideation themes/categories to include*:

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Assurance & Anti-Corruption
  • Citizen Engagement/Community
  • Connectivity/Big Data
  • Procurement/Contracts
  • Mobile & Web Applications
  • Data Journalism
  • Design/Data Visualization

*Selected ideas to be presented to Random Hacks of Kindness for development on June 2-3, 2012. Ideas to be selected on the basis of creativity, innovation, potential impact, collaboration, feasibility/implementation plan.

Join us to learn more about open financial data and its current uses, brainstorm with others on important development issues, and potentially be a part of a development solution! Refreshments, snacks, and light reception to be provided.

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