• New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting July 12, 2017

    The Charlottesville Drupal Users Group is a community of designers, developers and communications specialists that share a special enthusiasm for our favorite open source content management software. We contribute code, experiences, tips and ideas in a friendly and open environment to help spread the success of Drupal to organizations and businesses across Central Virginia. 

    Kickoff Meeting: Wed Jul 12, 7:00 PM at South Street Brewery

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  • Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party: Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-7:30PM

    Makers are pushing the boundaries of entrepreneurship and creativity and anybody can do it! Join us at our Maker Party and get hands-on with some cool projects we’ve explored during our maker club sessions at Tinkersmiths and with Tech-Girls. Make your own LED bracelet, turn an every-day object into a musical instrument with Makey Makey, or learn how to control lights through the internet with Photon Kits!

    As usual, food and drinks will be served.

    This event is open only to attendees who identify as women.

    Event Agenda

    5:30-6:00 Arrive, eat, socialize
    6:00-7:00 Presentation
    7:00-7:30 Stay and network

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  • City’s Open Data Portal Nears Launch

    July 2, 2017

    Tech-oriented and data-savvy folks soon will have the chance to dive deep into a new Charlottesville portal that will disclose public information about policing, property, traffic, parks, demographics and the environment.

    The launch of the city’s open data portal later this summer is part of an initiative that started last year to make the city government more transparent and encourage the growth of the city’s tech industry.

    “This is a really cool project,” Mayor Mike Signer said moments before the council unanimously adopted an official open data policy last month. “This will put us at the leading edge of governments doing this kind of thing.”

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  • Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Take a break from the heat and come enjoy an evening with friends and meet new colleagues in the life science community!

    THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    5:30-7:30 PM
    i.Lab at UVA

    621 Nash Dr, Charlottesville

    Complimentary admission for all bioscience company employees, and university students and researchers with advanced registration. All others may purchase tickets. Due to the size of the facility, this event has a limited amount of spots and is only available with advanced registration (no walk-ins accepted). Parking is available in lot D5. 

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  • Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products

    A new initiative is promoting candy, furniture and software under a single brand: Made in Charlottesville.

    The program, sponsored by the city’s Office of Economic Development, aims to increase the visibility of businesses that design or manufacture products within the city limits.

    “There are many businesses in Charlottesville that are really well known nationally — even internationally — that no one knows about here,” said Jason Ness, business development manager for the city.

    Ness cited as examples Blanc Creatives, whose hand-forged cookware won the top prize in Garden & Gun magazine’s Made in the South Awards for 2015; and Rockbridge Guitar, which makes instruments for some of the world’s premier rock and folk musicians.

    Although these two businesses have a limited customer base in Charlottesville, Ness said they benefit the community by creating jobs and inspiring civic pride “... in knowing that these things were manufactured or made here.”

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  • MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session

    Fall 2017 Cohort Session to Begin on September 5th

    July 11, 2017 (HERNDON, Va.) – The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for its Fall 2017 (F17) Cohort that begins on September 5th. The MACH37 program consists of an intense 90-day program in which the selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a successful and sustainable business.

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  • Charlottesville Women in Tech June Update

    Next meeting: CWIT Maker Party!

    Wednesday, July 12th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

    Makers are pushing the boundaries of entrepreneurship and creativity and anybody can do it! Join us at our Maker Party and get hands-on with some cool projects we’ve explored during our maker club sessions at Tinkersmiths and with Tech-Girls. Make your own LED bracelet, turn an every-day object into a musical instrument with Makey Makey, or learn how to control lights through the internet with Photon Kits!

    This event is open only to members who identify as women.

    For full details and to RSVP to this event, please click the button. Hope to see you there!

    Eventbrite - CWIT Maker Party!

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    • July 11: CBIC TechOnTap. Enjoy a casual happy hour while socializing and networking with other tech enthusiasts.
    • July 17: Intro to Databases & SQL. This course hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA is the first in a four-part series on databases.
    • July 18: Code and Coffee Study Group. An informal study group for working on coding projects, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA.
    • July 20: Intro to the Command Line. This course, hosted by Girl Develop It, Central VA will provide a hands-on introduction to using the command line.
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  • New Cville Office Space

    First he brought you Studio IX, and now he’s set his sights on another collaborative workspace, one for whom he dubs the town’s creative entrepreneurs.

    In the Downtown Mall’s historic Bradbury building—the former Bank of America space—James Barton prepares to open Vault Virginia, where he says commercial atmosphere will meet a residential one in a number of “warm, inviting, art-infused and culturally refined” office spaces.

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  • Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

    A sexual harassment scandal sweeping the Silicon Valley startup world intensified on Monday as high-profile investor Dave McClure resigned from his firm, 500 Startups, while another partner quit in protest and a second female entrepreneur came forward with allegations of misconduct.

    McClure’s resignation came after entrepreneur Sarah Kunst accused the investor of sexual harassment in a New York Times story published on Friday. 500 Startups initially responded by saying it had previously demoted McClure after an investigation.

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  • Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!

    They Are Building a 3D printer!

    Open Bio Labs is building a 3D printer! They will begin the construction this week at their Biomaker meeting, and will be using their weekly meetups as an opportunity to first build the machine, and then later to teach how to program and print with it. If working on/with their 3D printer interests you, check out their meetup group in the link below!
    Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

    WHERE?

    Open Bio Labs
    300 W. Main Street #101b
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Join our Meetup Group now!

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  • Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June-July 2017

    Activities & Events


    Live & Local

    • June 26-30 - The Art of Code: Tech-Girls Experience provides an opportunity for middle school girls to get hands-on with coding through art. Paint a masterpiece, create a symphony of sound, animate an avatar and so much more! Registration info.
    • June 30 - Tech Petting Zoo at Northside Library from 2:00-3:30pmMore info.
    • July 6 - Summertime STEM at Scottsville Library. Registration required.
    • July 6 - Lego Coding Unplugged at Gordon Avenue Library from3:00-4:00pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Print Jewelry at Gordon Avenue Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration required.
    • July 17 - 3D Printing 101 at Northside Library from 6:30-7:30pmRegistration recommended.
    • July - Design-A-Bot at Crozet Library. More info.
    • Ongoing - Tinkering with Tech at Central Library from 4:30-5:30pm, second Wednesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Dare to Design STEAM at Central Library from 2:30-3:30pm, second and fourth Wednesdays. Registration required.
    • Ongoing - Tween Scene: STEAM at Louisa County Library from4:00-5:00pm, second Tuesdays. More info.
    • Ongoing - Northside Makerspace at Northside Library Tuesdays at6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays at 3:00-5:00pm & Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages 11+ and patrons must be accompanied by adult 16 or order.

    Virtual & Global

    • August 19Summer Hackathon. BigParser is running a high school hackathon at Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD. The hackathon will take place from 8:30am to 10:30pm.
    • Ongoing - Mozilla Clubsjoin others in your community to learn how to read, write and participate on the web. Find a club near you or start one yourself!
    • Ongoing - Made with Code for classes & workshops geared toward girls.
    • Ongoing - The Connectory, find an opportunity near you to connect your child to STEM learning.
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  • New CBIC Member, Astraea, Brings Machine Learning to Images of Earth

    Astraea, a software startup in Charlottesville, is ready to take on the world — specifically, the detailed images of it captured by satellites.

    “We are building a tool so people without Ph.D.s in data science can interrogate one of the biggest datasets ever,” said CEO Brendan Richardson. “They will use it in ways we would never think of on our own.”

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  • Civic Innovation Day Brings Charlottesville Tech Sector to Community Engagement Challenges

    The inaugural Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day brought together designers, software developers and other members of the community to tackle challenges facing local government and nonprofits.

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  • UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."

    In withdrawing from the Paris climate change accords, the Trump Administration has claimed it’s putting American jobs and consumers first and preventing the decimation of vital U.S. industries. However, President Trump’s decision may have the opposite effect and discourage innovation, job creation and investment in energy, especially green industries of the future. 

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  • 1 New Cville Drupal Users Group Kickoff Meeting July 12, 2017
  • 2 Cville Women in Tech (CWIT) Maker Party: Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-7:30PM
  • 3 City’s Open Data Portal Nears Launch
  • 4 Virginia Bio Summer Mixer: July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • 5 Program Showcases Charlottesville’s Makers, Products
  • 6 MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2017 Session
  • 7 Charlottesville Women in Tech June Update
  • 8 GO Virginia Economic Development Summit: July 17 (Culpeper) July 18 (Cville)
  • 9 New Cville Office Space
  • 10 Dave McClure Quits 500 Startups Over Sexual Harassment Scandal
  • 11 Charlottesville Open Bio Labs: Building a 3D Printer!
  • 12 Tech-Girl’s Monthly Calendar of Events June-July 2017
  • 13 New CBIC Member, Astraea, Brings Machine Learning to Images of Earth
  • 14 Civic Innovation Day Brings Charlottesville Tech Sector to Community Engagement Challenges
  • 15 UVA Darden Professor Mike Lenox: "Green industries are creating jobs at a faster rate than the fossil fuel industry."
  • Tech on Tap Banner Date 2

    Tech on Tap
    Tue Sep 12, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Venue: Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown, 315 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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  • Tech on Tap Banner Date

    Tech on Tap
    Tue Aug 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Venue: Beer Run

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    The Charlottesville area is recognized for its exceptional high-tech community and entrepreneurial spirit. CBIC is proud to spotlight leadership in these areas annually through the highly anticipated CBIC Awards.
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  • Tech Tour

    Tech Tour

    CBIC's annual Tech Tour is all about igniting local students' interest in technology-related careers and showing the variety of opportunities available in our community to pursue their passions.
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    TechOnTap

    This event (free + happy hour specials) provides an opportunity for tech-minded people to network.
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DataClassroom brings science visualization to high school classrooms

Jul 19, 2017

Aaron Reedy noticed something was missing from high school science classrooms. A former Chicago public school teacher and current Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia, he was unsatisfied with the available data analytics software options...

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Timmons Group growing to meet area’s construction needs

Jul 18, 2017

The acceleration of development in the Charlottesville area can be tracked with many measurements. The expansion of a prominent engineering firm’s local office also is a good indicator. “We are growing along with our clients, and...

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New residential energy efficiency certification has local roots

Jul 15, 2017

One Virginia-based startup with ties to the Charlottesville community is working to help homeowners and the real estate market realize the gains of environmentally friendly and efficient features — and they are hoping to take their...

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National pilot program for “maker learning” finds inspiration in Albemarle County

Jul 15, 2017

In the middle of summer vacation, Albemarle County Public Schools still had plenty to show a group of educators interested in helping students learn through “making.” Last week, the county school division played host to the...

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Program showcases Charlottesville’s makers, products

Jul 08, 2017

A new initiative is promoting candy, furniture and software under a single brand: Made in Charlottesville. The program, sponsored by the city’s Office of Economic Development, aims to increase the visibility of businesses that design or...

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Clean water innovator seeks global market

Jul 04, 2017

Inside a local company’s production facility, about 15,000 tablets called MadiDrops are packed in boxes and stacked against a wall. Collectively, these tablets could provide safe water for 1,000 families for 8-15 years. When one tablet...

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