[EVENTS] NET/WORK Baltimore job fair: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Reserve your free tickets now for NET/WORK Baltimore on Thursday, February 20th. If their last event ( Philadelphia, shown here) is any indication, it looks like it’ll be a great event for job-seekers!

Local tech news hub Baltimore is hosting a jobs fair on Thursday, February 20th at the Emerging Technology Center on 101 N. Haven St. in Highlandtown. With over 16 technology-related firms attending (and planning on hiring people now), this event is a must-attend for anyone looking for a job in web design and development, information systems, cybersecurity, game design and development, technology consulting, programming, mobile app development, marketing/advertising, or e-commerce. A number of Baltimore-based non-profit technology community groups will be in attendance, too including Accelerate Baltimore, Betamore, Digital Harbor Foundation, and Girl Develop It Baltimore.

Tickets are usually $5, but students with a valid ID get in for free. Check out the event site to learn more and reserve your ticket before the event sells out.

Some of the firms planning on recruiting at NET/WORK Baltimore include:



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[digital@UB] Douglas Rushkoff to speak at UB on 12/4/2013 @ 5:30pm


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[EVENTS] TEDxYouth@Baltimore November 16 10am-noon

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TEDx Youth@Baltimore Coming November 16th

When: November 16, 2013 10am-12pm

Where: UMD BioPark 801 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201


Youth are expected to learn in an enclosed environment — with seemingly infinite amount of assignments, tests, and exams. Break out of that and come to Baltimore’s TEDxYouthDay to get “The Spark” and Make a Difference!

Official Web Site:

TEDxYouth@Baltimore – The Spark: Making a Difference 

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[EVENTS] Dialogue on Scholarship: Examining the Climate for Research at UB

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UB students participate in the Jones Falls Project

When: Tuesday, November 12, 4pm-5pm

Where: UB, Business Center Room 003 (BC003)


In spring 2012, the Council on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities, a committee of UB’s University Faculty Senate, developed a survey to assess the research climate at University of Baltimore. Join members of the Research Council in a discussion of the findings related to the nature of faculty scholarship at UB, the engagement of students in research and creative activity, barriers and supports, and recommendations to enhance the climate for scholarship at UB.

RSVP by Friday, November 8th to Sunni Solomon in the Office of Academic Innovation.

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[EVENTS] Unravel the Code: An international exhibition that uses art & design to examine digital technology and social media

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Students in class work to Unravel the Code

When: December 11th, 2013  4pm-7pm

Where: Gallery Q, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus


Unravel the Code is an international exhibition that deciphers digital technology and social media through textiles, interactive experiences and graphic design. Navigating through new landscapes of tweets, posts and pings, the work examines the realities and fictions of our identities, online and beyond. Unravel the Code is a collaboration between students from MICA in Baltimore and the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with special assistance by Kendal Ackerman, JHU Whiting School of Engineering.

More Information: See the official web site for more details about the exhibition and the collaboration that inspired it.

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[EVENTS] Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA Director, on “Cyber Challenges”

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Thursday October 31, 2013 6pm-9pm

Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Baltimore, MD

Talk about a scary subject for Halloween! The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs will be presenting a lecture from General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander at the US Cyber Command on the kinds of cybersecurity challenges we’re facing today and into the future.

There’s no information about whether or not costumes are required to attend, though it’s probably a sure bet that anyone showing up in an Guy Fawkes mask will be viewed with some suspicion.

The public is welcome. Go to for more information. Tickets for non-members are $25.


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[EVENTS] Open Data: Maryland

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OpenData: Maryland

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6pm

Riskive: 1111 Light Street, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD

What data does the State of Maryland have? Which sets are open? And were are they? What can Marylanders do to encourage the opening of more data?

Representatives from StateStat, the State Office of IT, and Maryland Department of Planning will be on hand to answer all these questions and more.

Click here to learn more.

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STEM Summit IX

Friday, November 8, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)

Aberdeen, MD

Come join with other leaders in business, government, and education in Northeastern Maryland to support and improve STEM Education across the region. They will be gathering for STEM Summit IX, November 8, 8:30 a.m., at the Battelle Eastern Science and Technology Center in Aberdeen, 1204 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001.

Free Registration


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[EVENTS] Creative Time Summit at MICA: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century

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Creative Time Summit

Friday, October 25

Doors open at 9:30am, opening remarks at 9:45am

Conference begins at 10:00am

Saturday, October 26

Doors open at 10:30am, remarks at 10:45am

Conference begins at 11:00am


About the 2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century

The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s Summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon. As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers—from eye-popping monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over eviction and squatting—this year’s Summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.


Featured speakers include:

Neil Brenner – Professor of Urban Theory

Boston, Massachusetts

Lucy Lippard – Critic and Writer

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rebecca Solnit – Writer

San Francisco, California

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[NEWS] Big Data, freedom, and security debated at Social Good Summit

Social Good Summit logoThe Social Good Summit, a joint project of social media news site Mashable, the 92nd Street Y, The United Nations Foundation, The United Nations Development Programme, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and mobile phone giant Ericsson held a panel yesterday which focused on the issues around so-called “Big Data” and social good around the world.  In attendance were Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of the UN’s Global Pulse initiative, Cario Ratti, an MIT architect and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, and Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Ericsson’s VP of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. The discussion covered a wide range of issues dealing with governments and their ever-expanding capabilities for collecting data on their citizens. And while opinions ranged from the alarmist to the sanguine, it was Cario Ratti who probably summed up the problem best:

“When you digitize things, then the way you interface with it is different, you create a world of total recall, a world where its impossible to forget.”

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