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TECH FORUM
GRMI: Still the Furniture City or America’s next Tech Hub?
/Thursday 09.14.17/6pm-8pm
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Start Garden, 40 Pearl Street NW #200, Grand Rapids MI 49505
Tech Night Out! + Tech Inclusion
An  Evening for the Whole Family!
/Friday 09.15.17/6pm-8pm
/City High/1720 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Tech Rise
Diversity in Tech: Inclusive Practices for Equitable Results.
/Saturday 09.16.17/1pm-3pm
/The Factory/38 Fulton Street West #400, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
HACKATHON!
/Friday – Sunday 09.15-17.2017
/City High School/1720 Plainfield Ave NE
/Grand Rapids, MI 49505

TECH FORUM
GRMI: Still the Furniture City or America’s next Tech Hub?
/A discussion of the current and future challenges along with the it’s opportunities, of creating a thriving Tech Community that is inclusive and strong in West Michigan
/Thursday 09.14.17/6pm-8pm
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Start Garden, 40 Pearl Street NW #200, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Panelist:
/Mercedes Barragan (Spectrum Health’s D&I Team)

/Mary O’Neill (Business Partner Atomic Object)
/Meredith Bronk ( CEO Open Systems Technologies)
/Luis Perez (Founder of Loop Coding Center)
/Aaron Schapp (Founder of The Factory & Elevator Up)
/Mike Morin ( CEO Start Garden & Director of Seamless IoT)
/Carl Erickson (CEO & Co-Founder of Atomic Object)
Moderators:
/AJ Hills (Co-Founder of The Midwest Tech Project)
/Jonathan Jelks (Co-Founder of The Midwest Tech Project)


Tech Night Out! + Tech Inclusion
An  Evening for the Whole Family!


/Friday 09.15.17/6pm-8pm
/City High/1720 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids.MI.49505

Keynotes:
/Leeann Drees, (Detroit Design Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Ellell & Co)
/Laura Eagin, (Detroit Design Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Ellell & Co)


What can you expect? 
/Introducing Ellell & Co, sharing their tech/design journey to encourage you to do the same.
/An evening designed for all ages, to connect communities with the most innovative and exciting local Tech Companies in West Michigan.
/An opportunity to engage with local experts and innovative tech companies.
/Witness mind blowing demonstrations of tech that your eyes have ever seen.
/Experience the tech of today and tomorrow in AR, VR, AI, Robotics, drones, app development, web design, and coding.
/Become Indispensable, Increase your value, ensure your place as an innovator our community and the west Michigan workforce of the future.


Tech Rise
Diversity in Tech: Inclusive Practices for Equitable Results.

/Saturday 09.16.17/1pm-3pm
/The Factory/38 Fulton Street West #400, Grand Rapids.MI.49505

Keynote:
/Fabian Elliott, (Consultant for Google and Founder+CEO of Black Tech Mecca)

/Fabian advises some of the world’s largest brands on how to leverage big data to drive their digital advertising strategies and leads the charge to build thriving black tech ecosystems in Chicago and beyond. Black Tech Mecca is a data-driven think tank dedicated to serving the tech community through research, education, and advocacy.


HACKATHON!
/Friday – Sunday 09.15-17.2017
/City High School/1720 Plainfield Ave NE
/Grand Rapids.MI.49505

Friday 9/15
3:30pm – Doors Open
4:00pm – Event Starts
4:05pm – Mayor Bliss inaugurates City Hacks
4:15pm – City Hacks Intro: What Are We Building? – City Hacks founder Ken Miguel-Cipriano
4:20pm – Panel Discussion: Hacking Your City– How To Cultivate A Culture Of Innovation. Panelists: Lis Bokt, Brandon Klotz, 
5:00pm – Demo & Presentation – The Geek Group
5:15pm – Presentation – TBD
5:30pm – Presentation – TBD
6:00pm – Tech Night Out 

8:00pm – Closing Remarks & Announcements for Satruday

Saturday 9/16

 
9:00am – Doors Open (Lite Breakfast)
9:30am – Announcements
9:45am – Hacking Brief: What Can You Build? – City Hacks founder Ken Miguel-Cipriano
10:00am – Introduction to Resources 
10:15am – Hack Time
12:15pm – Lunch (Eat while you plan and hack!)
12:30pm – Hack Time
3:00pm  – Decompression Activity (Get your eyes away from the screens!)
3:30pm – Hack Time
6:00pm – Announcements for final 2 hours
6:15pm – Hack Time
8:00pm – Closing Remarks & Announcements for Sunday
Sunday 9/17
 
9:00am – Doors Open (Lite Breakfast)
9:30am – Announcements
9:45am – Final Hack Time
12:00pm – Hack Fair (show and tell your hack!)
1:30pm – Hack Prizes Announced!
2:00pm – Closing Remarks


/”Hack is the new hustle, hacking is for everyone because we all do it already. From sticking two things together with duct tape to putting together a weekend project. It’s human nature to hack the world around us. You are never too young or too old to create, fail, and learn. Hacking is also about sharing ideas and helping each other, so naturally we benefit when we have a diverse and inclusive space for different people from differing backgrounds to come together and hack!” – Ken Miguel-Cipriano
/cityhacks.org is Grand Rapids, MI 1st Annual Tech Weekend
/Hack is the New Hustle
/P
resented and Organized by:
/Jonathan Jelks (Co-Founder of The Midwest Tech Project & city/hacks Tech Weekend)
/Alvin J Hills IV (Co-Founder of The Midwest Tech Project & city/hacks Tech Weekend)
/Ken Miguel-Cipriano (Founder of Theta Ventures & city/hack Hackathon)