UPDATED: Detailed Agenda now available (work in progress):
I/O Extended is coming back to NJ!
Todd Nakamura (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-nakamura/b/398/3b8) and the Google Developers Group North Jersey Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/GDG-North-Jersey/events/221389840/) are organizing this great event again!
If you have already RSVP'd at the GDG Meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/GDG-North-Jersey/events/221389840/), please do not RSVP here too.
This will be an all-day event held at Montclair State University featuring tech talks, hands-on Code Labs, moderated panels (Tech, Pharma / Healthcare & Startups), tech showcases, fireside chats, tech trivia, live streams from Google I/O in San Francisco, swag, food, prizes and lots of other fun stuff.
They're also shining a light on the NJ business ecosystem with special tracks (3-4 sessions) dedicated to Pharma & Health Tech, as well as the NJ startup scene. Expect sessions including stories from prominent operators of NJ-based incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, startups and Meetups. A sample of some of the speakers (detailed agenda and more speakers to come):
Alex Torpey: Mayor, South Orange
Dennis Bone: Director, Feliciano Center at MSU & Former President, Verizon NJ
Alex Romero & Joe Hewitt: Sr. Developers, HagTap & Co-Founders, The Infamous Angular Meetup
Tom Wisniewski: Managing Director, RosePaul Ventures; Board Member, New York Angels
Adenah Bayoh: President, ABKA Holdings & Irvington IHOP
Anthony Frasier: Founder, The Phat Startup
David Setiadi: CTO, @Point of Care
Nick Landry: Sr. Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche: She's the Budgetnista
Mario Casabona: Founder & CEO, Casabona Ventures
Glenn Martin: Software Architect, Zitter Health Insights
Joanne Gere: Executive Director, BioPharma Research Council
Phil Patrick: Founder, PharmaStrat & President, Enterprise Organization of NJ
Clark Lagemann: Founder, MedPro Wellness & Scarlet Startups
Andaiye Taylor: Editor in Chief, Brick City Live
Jason Graves: Founder, Code Junkies NJ & Sr. Developer, @Point of Care
If you're not convinced that spending I/O Day with GDG North Jersey is worth your time, take a look at last year's event:
1) Event recap from Montclair State
2) G+ Photo Album
Sponsors include: Google, Juniper Networks and Gearhart Law
The lineup is still a work in progress, so expect many more details to come. Also, follow the conversation on Twitter and G+ with #ioxnj or #io15extended.