Tech Events in the Triangle – May ’13 Edition


Story by Ian Henshaw. First published on Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Triangle abounds in tech, but not all of it is in the office or the lab. Not by a long shot. Here’s a quick rundown of technology events coming up in the Triangle over the next few weeks.

AnalyticsCamp 2013 – AnalyticsCamp is a free day of networking and learning for folks interested in any kind of analytics. Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT) in Durham, NC.

ProductCampRTP 2013 UnConference – ProductCampRTP is a unique opportunity to share, network and learn with professionals involved in product management, marketing and development from around the Triangle. Unlike traditional conference formats, ProductCamp is an “unconference” where participants decide what is important and interesting. Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) in Morrisville, NC.

CityCamp NC – CityCamp NC, an event to promote citizen participation and government transparency, today announced plans to host the now state-focused event that brings together citizens, government and businesses in order to ignite innovation focused on improving quality of life through technology. More information can be found on the CityCamp NC Press ReleaseThursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM – Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

National Day of Civic Hacking – A National event that will take place June 1-2, 2013. There may be an event following the above CityCamp NC event so look here for more details. We will post updates on Tech Tank as they arise.

The Hack For Food –  Join other food enthusiasts, designers, coders, data-junkies, and citizens for the first ever Hack for Food to develop innovative solutions for local food systems, spurring local economic development and making food systems environmentally sustainable and socially just. Not exactly in the Triangle but still a worthy event. Saturday June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT) in Asheville, NC.

OPF Hackathon – This Hackathon is only for people serious about digital forensics. This OPF Hackathon will provide participants with a chance to learn about what digital forensics has to offer to the digital preservation community by getting hands on with data, tools and new techniques.  June 3-5, 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Maker Faire North Carolina – Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT) in Raleigh, NC.

More Triangle Tech Events

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  1. Greg Tarsa
    Greg Tarsa says:

    BarCampRDU – Tech + Open Source UnConference

    May 18

    From the Blog entry, “What is BarCampRDU?”

    Barcamp content is meant to be provided by the participants. Therefore, I would like to start with a brief overview of BarCampRDU and then let “YOU” elaborate on “What is BarCampRDU?”

    How it works: BarCampRDU is an “unconference” which means there is not a rigid schedule until everyone arrives and pitches the topics they would like to present. Topics are recorded on paper and posted where everyone can see and vote. The most popular topics/speakers are placed at the beginning of the day. Note: This year we may plan to gradually shorten the times allotted for talks as the day progresses. Migration into lightning talks will keep things interesting toward the end of the day.

    Many of the attendees and topics are tech and open source related, but do not have to be. BarCampRDU is an event that is driven by you! You will likely find sessions on how to juggle or even play guitar! Most of all BarCampRDU is meant to be fun and focused on socializing with other folks who have similar interests.

    Since BarCampRDU is driven by the participants, only “YOU” can make it awesome! Be sure you participate because it can only be what you make it. Start now by leaving comments and sharing your experience and ideas!

    • Ian Henshaw
      Ian Henshaw says:

      Greg, thanks for adding to the list. I like your proposed BarCampRDU topic!

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