Reston Tech Talks is a monthly gathering of tech professionals in the greater Reston area. Our vision is to create a space where startups & tech firms can gather to learn from industry veterans, network with potential employers, and learn about the different companies in the area.
Tech Talk speakers are invited to share their wisdom and experience in 10 minutes or less. We ask that you share one story about how you overcame a challenge. For example: if someone from Constellix were to give a talk, we might discuss how we grappled with scaling our network monitoring service to capture metrics from tens of thousands of websites simultaneously.
If you are interested in being a speaker, please fill out this short Google form: https://forms.gle/8mX4vUi9NZuox1Zh6
Guidelines for all talks / presentations can be found at:
Attendees are encouraged to present short product demonstrations in 10 minutes or less (including time for Q&A). We only have time for a handful of demos each month, so sign up early! Please send us an email at [masked] with the name of your product and a brief explanation of what it does.
Light refreshments & snacks will be provided.
RTT is jointly sponsored by Constellix, a DNS Management service based in Reston, and Spaces - Reston, Wiehle Metro, a collaborative work area.
As courtesy to the business members at Spaces please do not arrive before 5:15pm if you are arriving just for the talks.
WHO SHOULD JOIN:
RTT is open to anyone who works in the local tech industry.
Service providers are welcome, too, but we ask that you reserve product pitches to the Product Demos section of the event --please sign up ahead of time.
Our talks for December:
Peter Miles Low -The Technology and Strategy behind Customer Experience
Kurt Greening-Personal Branding-The Value of Relationships We need others to get things done in our work and personal lives. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtgreening/
Chris Faranetta Hyper Jet Fusion Technology https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-jay-faranetta
WHAT TO EXPECT:
5:15 - Arrival & Icebreakers & Food : Networking, socializing, fun time with techies, industry experts, and presenters. Drop in your business card if you want to participate in the raffles.
6:00 - Welcome message from our sponsors and community announcements.
6:05 - Tech Talks (10 min maximum) and Product Demos with Q&A (2-3 min)
7:10 - Lightning round for attendees to make their own announcements. Each speaker will have 30 seconds to introduce themselves, what they do, if they are hiring, looking for a co-founder, collaboration, etc.
7:15 - Happy hour at Founding Farmers next door. (optional)
Metro: If you are taking the metro to the event, you will want to exit the Reston-Wiehle Metro at the north entrance. The building is directly next to Founding Farmers. Spaces is in the 1900 Reston Station Blvd building 6th floor.
Parking: Reston-Wiehle Metro garage daily rate of $4.95 per day, Reston Station Parking ParkX First 2 hours are free or $5 per day.(first left off of Reston Station Boulevard), take a right up the ramp, take parking ticket and go straight ahead and park in retail spaces. If you are going to Founding Farmers directly afterwards for the networking happy hour, Founding Farmers will validate your parking up to 3 hours with Reston Station Parking ParkX Garage.
You will need to be let into the building, as well as onto the elevator. We will have event staff in the lobby to assist you, but please be patient.
Spaces Reston Wiehle Metro
Interested in sponsoring an upcoming event? Let’s talk! Email us at [masked].