Hey folks, a quick update on some goings on at the Hive and in Baltimore!
We’ve had another busy month at Beehive Baltimore, with the usual buzzing of our members, and also punctuated by a visit by former Baltimorean Amy Hoy and her husband Thomas Fuchs (@amyhoy, @madrobby).
Paul Barry has spearheaded a language study group, Baltimore Hackers (@bmorehackers on Twitter) that meets on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm. The first language is Scala, a functional language designed for concurrent programming based on the Java Virtual Machine. In English, it’s a really fast, solid language ideal for designing cool web backend technologies, and it’s being used at big sites like Twitter. The group will be covering new languages every few weeks, so follow along on Twitter for updates!
We also hosted Open Coffee at the Hive on Monday April 6th. We look forward to hosting future Open Coffee events here as well. Contact @bhalliburton for more details.
Hosted at the Hive:
- Baltimore Hackers (@bmorehackers)
- Baltimore Flash User Group (@bmoreswf)
- Baltimore Angels (@baltimoreangels)
- Open Coffee (@bhalliburton)
Hive members are welcome to host meeting and meetups here, space permitting. If you have something you’d like to bring together, let us know!
Also coming up on May 16 at University of Baltimore is WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. If you use WordPress and would like to learn more about customizing and tuning it, check it out: http://wordcampmidatlantic.com.
Coming up on Saturday June 13, we are tentatively set for the very first Barcamp Baltimore at University of Baltimore! Barcamp is a great event, and has nothing to do with the beverage arts. Rather, it’s an inclusive unconference for exploring cool ideas of all kinds: digital arts, programming, electricity, film, the future, green tech, science, and general whateverness. This will be the very first Barcamp in Baltimore (they have been legion elsewhere for the last few years) and we have a great opportunity to showcase to our region all the cool stuff going on in our fair burg. Put it on your calendar now! Follow @barcampbmore for updates!
Also planned at University of Baltimore is SocialDevCamp East 3, set for November 7, 2009. We will extend the magic of last year’s two great events in Baltimore and tackle the new challenges facing up-and-coming internet technology product companies! Today, all development for the internet is social, so SocialDevCamp is more relevant than ever!
Following on the out-of-the-park success of Ignite Baltimore is Ignite DC, which has been expertly brought to life by Jared Goralnick (@technotheory) and Steve Lickteig (@slickteig), with great advice from Baltimore organizers Mike Subelsky (@subelsky) and Patti Chan (@pattichan). Ignite DC is scheduled for May 14 at this year’s Artomatic venue in Southeast DC. Check out http://ignite-dc.com for details. It’s a very full, sold-out event, but life rewards showing up, which you can likely do if you are serious about attending. And there is still time to submit a talk to Ignite DC!
I’m super excited about Ignite DC because it will mean a bit of friendly co-opetition between Baltimore and DC. (What regional rivalry?) The next Ignite Baltimore is scheduled for June 25 at The Windup Space on North Avenue, and it should be better than ever! If you’re a woman, a minority, or deeply interesting, please especially consider submitting a talk: http://ignitebaltimore.com/proposals/new Looking forward to seeing you at both Ignite events! Ignite is just one way that the “culture of ideas” is starting to take root in Baltimore (and DC)!
Also upcoming on May 1 is Bootstrap Maryland (@bootstrapmd) designed to give an overview of the world of tech entrepreneurship to university students and graduates. Bootstrap Maryland showcases several entrepreneurs under 40 and lets them share their success stories! Follow on Twitter for more details!
Baltimore Angels’ (@baltimoreangels) next deadline for funding applications is April 14. If you would like to submit a business plan for consideration, check out http://submit.baltimoreangels.org !
Lastly, things are continuing to evolve at the Hive. We have lots of cool ideas for growing what we do. Stay tuned for more developments. And if you’d like to be a part of shaping the Hive’s long term mission, you know what to do. Step up. Be a part. Join in the conversation.
And thanks for everything YOU have done to support the creative community in Baltimore. We are all in this together.
Dave Troy (@davetroy)
Beehive Baltimore (@bhivebmore)
Community Coworking in Baltimore