After a week full of excitement and stress surrounding the election, kick back with Verge Bloomington and give your brain a break from politics and dig deep into the tech and startup world. We'll be starting the night off around 5:30pm.
For this month's Verge Bloomington event, we'll be sitting down with two local startups. One of them is very new to the scene and other other has been around since December of 2004. We'll also be hearing from the IT Director for the City of Bloomington about ways we can help grow the tech scene here and about a recent opportunity for Bloomington, Code for America (http://codeforamerica.org/).
The guys from Badaboom (http://badaboom.co/login), which is the latest release from Dreamshare (a web development and entrepreneurial consultancy firm, will be sharing the scoop on the app that was only released a month ago. Badaboom is a way for you to share all of your favorite videos in one place. How many times have shared a video with someone and then lost the link? With Badaboom, you'll no longer run into that problem.
39˚ North (http://www.39dn.com/) was founded in December of 2004. They specialize in something we all love, software development, but focus on the design and implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). They provide system architecture and geo database design, development of custom desktop and Internet mapping applications, and data creation and migration services. Their team possesses over 120 years of combined experience in design, development, and deploying GIS.
Rick Dietz (https://twitter.com/rickdietz), who is the IT Director for the City of Bloomington, will join us to talk about his role developing the tech community for the city. He also was a main contributor of trying to bring Code for America to Bloomington. He’ll share his experience and insights on tech in Bloomington and advise how we can all help continue growing it.