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Upcoming Event: 4-6 April 2014

Who

You!

You are a motivated student or developer that wants to

  • Meet other developers from the area
  • Make connections with business minded people and designers
  • Eat free food all Weekend - 5 meals to be exact!
  • Get a great deal - drastically reduced rate for DevTalk members
    • Sponsorships available for those who cannot afford to attend
  • Win stuff - Prizes for the top 3 projects to get your group's startup off the ground

When

4 - 6 April 2014

  • Startup Weekend runs from 4 April at 6:30PM until 6 April at 9:00PM
  • A complete, detailed schedule can be found here

Where

Nussbaum Center, downtown Greensboro.

The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1987. It is a private non-profit whose mission is to attract, advise and house start-up and early stage growth entrepreneurs. A big thank you to them as they have graciously offered to provide space for our next meeting. The Nussbaum center can be located at: 1451 S Elm Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406. Rides are available for students in need!

The Event

Developers: Startup Weekend

We are trying to make this Startup Weekend a DEVELOPER's Startup Weekend. We want you to help us get Greensboro on the map and show the southeast that Greensboro is more than a route from Charlotte to the Triangle in terms of tech talent.

Watch the video below to checkout what Startup Weekend is about and visit their landing page to register. Contact Harry for sponsorship and promotional codes for your discounted rates!


If you liked the last video, watch the full trailer for Startup Weekend below:



Upcoming Talk: 7 April 2014

Who

Austin McDonald



Austin is a student in the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is volunteer developer at the Center for Open Science. He is also a horn player and in addition to teaching horn at Meredith College he has performed with many ensembles including the North Carolina Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, and the Illinois Symphony.

Find him on GitHub or check out some of his 3D work on his Thingaverse profile!

The Talk

3D Printers: Can't find what you need? Build it!

Throughout this talk, we will discuss each of the different types of printers and how they work. We will go more in depth with the thermoplastic extruders which have recently become much more accessible to the public. This talk assumes no prior knowledge and will introduce 3d printing technology.

The primary topics topics will include:

  • Software (part design, slicing, and printer control)
  • Design limitations
  • Associated costs
  • RepRap family
  • Building your own printer
  • Media reception

After introducing some 3d printer concepts we will design and start printing a part on a Solidoodle 2 during the mid-talk break which everyone will be able to see by the end our discussion.

When

7 April 2014

  • The talk (first half): 6:00PM - 6:45PM
  • Break and open discussion (pizza, water, and beer..!): 6:46PM - 7:15PM
  • The talk (second half): 7:16PM - 8:00PM

Where

Nussbaum Center, downtown Greensboro.

The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1987. It is a private non-profit whose mission is to attract, advise and house start-up and early stage growth entrepreneurs. A big thank you to them as they have graciously offered to provide space for our next meeting. The Nussbaum center can be located at: 1451 S Elm Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406. Rides are available for students in need!