April 2012 Startup Events

I wanted to send a quick reminder that Data 2.0 Summit is coming back to SF on April 3rd.  HP Vertica has joined as a presenting partner and will discuss how its database technology is powering sites like Twitter, Groupon, and Zynga.  They’ve also added folks like Scott Burke, SVP of User Data and Analytics at Yahoo and Bram Cohen, founder of BitTorrent, both to discuss “How Open is the Open Web?”  Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Clearspring are all sending people to join a discussion on how social data including social sharing, social news, and social connections are changing how we search, advertise, and work.  You can get 20% off your pass with the discount code d2webwallflower.  More info at http://data2summit.com/
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.EVENT SPECIALS:

10% off – Storytelling – How to Click with your Audience
March 28th, 10:00am – 11:00am
Online Webinar

Join us for our next International Digital Commerce Series Webinar Discussion with Robert Rose, Strategist in Residence at the Content Marketing Institute.  As a recognized expert in content marketing strategy, digital media and the social Web, Robert innovates creative and technical strategies for a wide variety of clientele.  Robert will discuss “Storytelling: How to Click with Your Audience and 3 Case Studies”.  Receive 10% off at eventbrite registration using promo code: webwallflower – http://rrstorytelling.eventbrite.com

20% off TL;DR Conference
March 30, 8:30a – 5:00p
Mission Bay Conference Center

We are in the early days of a major new technology cycle driven by mobile Post-PC Devices and HTML5. TL;DR is an event designed to help entrepenuers understand and leverage the opportunities. You’ll hear from speakers like Floodgate Fund’s Managing Partner Mike Maples Jr., Mozilla WebFWD Director Pascal Finette, frog design’s Scott Jenson, LukeW as well as some exciting entrepreneurs.  Register now at http://tldrconf.eventbrite.com/?discount=WEBWALLFLOWER

$20 off ClickMinded SEO Training
March 31st, 9:00a – 5:00p
524 Union Street, SF

This comprehensive 1-day class is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Attendees will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive analysis and more. We’ll also spend some time looking at your website in order to provide you with customized, personalized recommendations. There’s no previous experience required and there is a 5 student class capacity.  Get your tickets at http://clickminded-seo-training-march-31.eventbrite.com/ and use code “webwallflower” for your discount.

25% off Startupism 2012
April 2 & 3
Fort Mason Center

We are partnered with Startup Weekend and Mobile Monday to bring you the most epic collections of startup activities over two days! Think of it as SXSW for founders in San Francisco.  The conference will focus on emerging opportunities, technology trends, and exit challenges for startups facing an increasingly turbulent global landscape. We are also celebrating the #startupism movement that is spreading all over the world.  More at http://startupism.org and use code “cassandra” for 25% off.

20% off – Data 2.0 Conference
April 3rd, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Mission Bay Conference Center

The Data 2.0 Summit is the largest SF conference focusing on “Data in the Cloud” including Social Data, The API Economy, Data-as-a-Service, Cloud Databases, NoSQL, and Data Markets. Hear from the data executives from Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo, Intuit, Salesforce Mozilla, PARC, and 60+ other speakers who will discuss why bringing data online is one of the largest catalysts of change in business, technology, and society. The Summit includes a data startup competition, a Town Hall talk, and a Data 2.0 Summit mixer. Get 20% off your pass with the discount code d2webwallflower.  More info at http://data2summit.com/

10% off User Experience for Lean Startups Workshop
April 4, 9:00a – 5:00p
Luxr Studio (3435 Cesar Chavez, SF)

User Experience is one of the most challenging and least understood aspects of creating a product…and yet it will make or break your product. Join the LUXr team to learn Lean Startup methods that help you both make the right product, and make your product right.  This 1-day workshop covers Lean UX basics, Customer Development interviews and generative research, developing product and interface ideas, and Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation.   Use Discount Code “WEBWALLFLOWER” when registering.  Learn more athttp://lux4leanstartups3.eventbrite.com/

10% off Fundraising: Creating the Perfect Pitch for Angels and VCs
April 4th, 6:00-7:30pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

Beyond the typical advice on how and when to approach investors, this class will focus on the actual presentation (pitch deck and demo) and the story you are going to tell your investors. Pascal Levy-Garboua is an entrepreneur who raised $14M from top tier Silicon Valley and European VCs, a Mentor at Stanford Technology Venture program, and an advisor of start-ups that have raised angel investment or have failed to do so.  Learn morehttp://fundraisingvparisoma-webwall.eventbrite.com/

15% off PR DISRUPTED CONFERENCE 2012: food | wine | travel
April 9, 8:00am-6:00pm
J.W. Marriott San Francisco

Join top influencers in the travel/food and wine space for a day-long conference focused on bringing you the latest trends, changes and ideas that will make an impact on your business in 2012.  Learn more at http://prdisruptedsf-Cassi.eventbrite.com and use code (disrupt) for 15% off.

10% off Crafting an Online Presence
Apr 17, 6:00 – 7:30pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th Street
This class will discuss how to bring your blog, website, newsletter and social networking together to present a unified brand identity online. It will assume some familiarity and experience, but not expert level with all platforms and will focus mostly on the types of content to post and how to build a strategy that will help you reach and sustain your goals. Receive 10% off at http://socialmediabrandingparisoma-webwallflower.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower

10% off 500 Startup’s MamaBear Conference
April 20th, 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Microsoft, Mountain View
Moms today are economic powerhouses – and like mama bears, are loving, nurturing, and fiercely protective. MamaBear is a 1-day conference for startups, platforms, and thought leaders to explore new technology for moms, kids, and families —from education to safety, and health & wellness to community. Our speakers include folks like LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow), Brooke Chaffin (Disney), Seth Berman (Baby Center), Mauria Finley (Citrus Lane), Mike Greenfield (Circle of Moms) and more!  Learn more at http://mamabeartech.co/ and use code “webwallflower” for 10% off.

10% off – Future of Money & Technology Summit
Monday, April 23, 9:00a-6:00p
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

On April 23rd, the Future of Money & Technology Summit will bring together the best and brightest thinkers in the financial ecosystem, including visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. We’ll meet at San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki to discuss money and technology, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. Register for your tickets here today:http://futureofmoney3.eventbrite.com/ and save 10% with the code “zwebwallflower“.

10% off The Startup Conference
May 2, 2012, 9:30am – 5pm
500 Castro St, Mountain View
Join 600 entrepreneurs for the Startup Conference 2012, one of the largest entrepreneur conferences in Silicon Valley. Discuss how to launch your startup, create buzz and traction, improve your elevator pitch and learn the latest fundraising trends.  More info http://thestartupconference.com. Use promo code “cass” for 10% off

.SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS:

Geeks & Depression
March 26th, 7:30 – 9:00pm
No Starch Press (38 Ringold St)

All are welcome. Share or listen. You are not alone.  Let’s make it OK to talk about these things so that we don’t feel so alone with our feelings of being alone and depressed or suicidal.  This is not a support group — none of us are trained professionals, but we can get together in a safe, confidential space to talk about depression and suicide — an important part of life for so many of us geeks.

SF Beta: Metrics & Analytics
March 27th, 5:30 – 10:30pm
111 Minna Gallery

Join Add To Trip, Iron.io, LaunchRock, PubNub, TellApart, and hundreds of the bay area’s best founders, investors, and developers for this bi-monthly mixer and meetup, now in it’s 5th year running.  Learn more at http://sfbeta.com

San Francisco EcoTuesday
March 27th, 6:30 – 9:30p
CompoClay (60 Post Street)

EcoTuesday, a unique structured monthly networking event for sustainable business leaders is happy to be back once again at the lovely CompoClay Showroom w/Featured Speaker Carolyn Parrs discussing Effective Messaging in Today’s Green Market.  She is a certified Marketing and Business Coach and works one-on-one with entrepreneurs and executives internationally.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-EcoTuesday/events/55265692/

Founders Stock Breakfast – RocketSpace Educational Breakfast Sessions
March 28, 8:00a – 9:45a
RocketSpace (181 Fremont)

Rise and shine to some bacon, eggs an a dose of foudner stock knowledge.  During this session, John Bautista, partner at Orrick’s emerging companies group, will discuss founders preferred stock, structuring paths to liquidity, and restrictions on founders stock post acquisition.  More information at http://foundersstockinformationsession.eventbrite.com/

 

Designers + Geeks
March 28th, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Yelp (706 Mission St)

The Designers + Geeks Speaker Series features talks from experts on design, technology, startups, and all manner of geekery.  Join us this month for: From Paper Architect to Product Designer, presented by Sha Hwang of Trulia.  Sha studied architecture before working at Stamen Design on projects for clients like MTV, CNN, Flickr, and Adobe. After Stamen, Sha cofounded a startup called Movity, which was recently acquired by real estate startup Trulia. At Trulia, Sha leads, designs, and builds products for the Geo Team. Sha is endlessly fascinated by maps, data, design, and urbanism.  More at http://designers-geeks-speakers-march2012-sd.eventbrite.com/

Pwning Modern Game Design

March 28th, 7:00 – 9:00p
Hub Bay Area

Using an outline of a Game Design Doc (GDD) as a guide, we’ll walk through that basics of what it takes to design a modern video game – whether it’s on Facebook, iPhone, Xbox 360…or anywhere! Students will leave this class with a clear understanding of the game development process, a GDD template ready for organizing, developing, and/or pitching their own game ideas, and insight into the latest trends and mechanics for making successful games.  More onSkillshare.

20% off TL;DR Conference
March 30, 8:30a – 5:00p
Mission Bay Conference Center

We are in the early days of a major new technology cycle driven by mobile Post-PC Devices and HTML5. TL;DR is an event designed to help entrepenuers understand and leverage the opportunities. You’ll hear from speakers like Floodgate Fund’s Managing Partner Mike Maples Jr., Mozilla WebFWD Director Pascal Finette, frog design’s Scott Jenson, LukeW as well as some exciting entrepreneurs.  Register now at http://tldrconf.eventbrite.com/?discount=WEBWALLFLOWER

Unconference: Tools for Success
March 31, 9:00a-4:00p
Marine Memorial Club (609 Sutter St.)

New tools are cutting production times in half and accelerating the growth of many successful companies but too many are not taking advantage of these. That’s why we’re inviting founders, developers and engineers to share about the tools they’ve used to build their startups from scratch.  Jeff Ma (main subject of Bringing Down the House and the movie 21) will share about his experience founding and successfully selling four companies and consulting teams like the Portland TrailBlazers and the San Francisco 49ers. Along with him, leaders of several successful companies such as Podio, Mashape and Cloudant will share their best tools and practices.  More information at www.unconference2012.eventbrite.com

$20 off ClickMinded SEO Training
March 31st, 9:00a – 5:00p
524 Union Street, SF

This comprehensive 1-day class is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Attendees will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive analysis and more. We’ll also spend some time looking at your website in order to provide you with customized, personalized recommendations. There’s no previous experience required and there is a 5 student class capacity.  Get your tickets at http://clickminded-seo-training-march-31.eventbrite.com/ and use code “webwallflower” for your discount.

EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE with Tim O’Reilly

March 31, 7:00p – 12:00a
Regency Center Lodge (1290 Sutter Street)

Tim O’Reilly is keynoting an evening that brings together the Bay Area’s tech leaders, investors, educators and parents to celebrate and accelerate the study of math and technology in primary school.  Join the Alta Vista School community for our second annual benefit to raise awareness of our mission to prepare children to succeed in a global marketplace and support our Education Access Fund, a need-based aid fund that represents 10% of our operating budget to ensure access to our school for families in our community.  Tickets are tax deductible.  More information at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2776746323/

25% off Startupism 2012
April 2 & 3
Fort Mason Center

We are partnered with Startup Weekend and Mobile Monday to bring you the most epic collections of startup activities over two days! Think of it as SXSW for founders in San Francisco.  The conference will focus on emerging opportunities, technology trends, and exit challenges for startups facing an increasingly turbulent global landscape. We are also celebrating the #startupism movement that is spreading all over the world.  More athttp://startupism.org and use code “cassandra” for 25% off.

20% off – Data 2.0 Conference
April 3rd, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Mission Bay Conference Center

The Data 2.0 Summit is the largest SF conference focusing on “Data in the Cloud” including Social Data, The API Economy, Data-as-a-Service, Cloud Databases, NoSQL, and Data Markets. Hear from the data executives from Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo, Intuit, Salesforce Mozilla, PARC, and 60+ other speakers who will discuss why bringing data online is one of the largest catalysts of change in business, technology, and society. The Summit includes a data startup competition, a Town Hall talk, and a Data 2.0 Summit mixer. Get 20% off your pass with the discount code d2webwallflower.  More info at http://data2summit.com/

SF Bootstrappers Breakfast
April 4th, 9:00a – 10:30a
Boudin Bakery (4 Embarcadero Center)

Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings are for founders of early stage technology startups. It is a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. These breakfasts are designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business.  Join other entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. More info at http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com

10% off User Experience for Lean Startups Workshop

April 4, 9:00a – 5:00p
Luxr Studio (3435 Cesar Chavez, SF)

User Experience is one of the most challenging and least understood aspects of creating a product…and yet it will make or break your product. Join the LUXr team to learn Lean Startup methods that help you both make the right product, and make your product right.  This 1-day workshop covers Lean UX basics, Customer Development interviews and generative research, developing product and interface ideas, and Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation.   Use Discount Code “WEBWALLFLOWER” when registering.  Learn more athttp://lux4leanstartups3.eventbrite.com/

Turner Broadcasting / Media Camp Open House Lunch
April 4th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
114 Sansome St, Suite 920
Working on a media related tech startup? Looking to raise money for your idea? Like free lunch? Stop by Turner Broadcasting’s new San Francisco office! We’re a small team of entrepreneurs and tech veterans looking at emerging technology for Turner. We just kicked off Media Camp, an initiative to help entrepreneurs innovating in the media space. Applications for the inaugural class this summer close on April 16th. To learn more, come by our open house (http://turnerlunch.eventbrite.com/), or check out www.mediacamp.com/apply to apply.

10% off Fundraising: Creating the Perfect Pitch for Angels and VCs
April 4th, 6:00-7:30pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

Beyond the typical advice on how and when to approach investors, this class will focus on the actual presentation (pitch deck and demo) and the story you are going to tell your investors. Pascal Levy-Garboua is an entrepreneur who raised $14M from top tier Silicon Valley and European VCs, a Mentor at Stanford Technology Venture program, and an advisor of start-ups that have raised angel investment or have failed to do so.  Learn morehttp://fundraisingvparisoma-webwall.eventbrite.com/

15% off PR DISRUPTED CONFERENCE 2012: food | wine | travel
April 9, 8:00am-6:00pm
J.W. Marriott San Francisco

Join top influencers in the travel/food and wine space for a day-long conference focused on bringing you the latest trends, changes and ideas that will make an impact on your business in 2012.  Learn more at http://prdisruptedsf-Cassi.eventbrite.com and use code (disrupt) for 15% off.

Cloud Nine Workspace Opening
April 11th, 5:00 – 9:00pm
1261 Howard Street (FL 3)
Come have free beer, wine and appetizers at SoMA’s newest co-working space.  5000 square feet of beautiful loft space opening to startups, freelancers and other cool people.  25 total spots available.  More info online at http://rentcloudnine.weebly.com/index.html

PitchKlub Pitch Competition #1 + Cocktails
April 11th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Parisoma, 169 11th Street

PitchKlub is a mobile app that alows speakers to get valuable real time feedback about their speaking and communication style.  This informal pitch competition will focus on people giving 2 min pitches on any topic and getting real time feedback from the crowd.  Great networking and cocktails will be provided.  Register at http://pitchklub.eventbrite.com/

10% off Future of Money & Technology Summit
Monday, April 23, 9:00a-6:00p
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

On April 23rd, the Future of Money & Technology Summit will bring together the best and brightest thinkers in the financial ecosystem, including visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. We’ll meet at San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki to discuss money and technology, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. Register for your tickets here today:http://futureofmoney3.eventbrite.com/and save 10% with the code “zwebwallflower“.

Innovation Panel: From Product to Monetization

April 24, 6:30 – 8:30p
RocketSpace, 181 Fremont Street

You have developed a fantastic technology, now you need to answer the million dollar question: how do you transform that product into something more? Shayndai Raice, Social Media and Tech Reporter for the Wall Street Journal will engage in a conversation with five Silicon Valley movers and shakers on taking a technology from product to monetization. Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, Garth Holsinger, VP of Sales and Business Development at Klout, Jerry Clarno, VP of Major Accounts at Box, Jeff Cavins, Founder and CEO of Fuzebox and Erik Kostlenik, VP of Sales and Monetization at Identified.com will discuss, and answer your questions, on how to strategically develop a sales and hiring strategy that drives real revenue.  More info athttp://innovationpanel-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1

Spring Fashion Show and Startup Gala
April 27th, 7:00p – 12:00a
Fairmont San Francisco

The historic Fairmont Hotel welcomes you to an evening of technology and Fashion. A celebration of our time featuring the best of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The evening will begin with Startup Pitches, followed by a glamorous fashion show and a monumental party. A fashion and startup networking event at its core, the evening highlights will include Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, raffle, live art, photo shoot, very valuable goodie bags, music, a phenomenal view of San Francisco and the company of men and women leading the world of technology and fashion. You are cordially invited to join this celebration. More info at http://fashionfor.eventbrite.com/

20% off Products Are Hard
May 1, 8:00a – 5:00p
Whitcomb Ballroom, San Francisco

Come together for a one-day, one-track event to share the sorrows and joys of making good products with other product managers, engineers, and designers from companies big and small and industries technical and analog. The focus is on the craft of product creation rather than any particular industry esoterica. Sessions will be a combination of individual speakers and head-to-head moderated discussions with plenty of time for side discussions and collaborations.  Learn more and get 20% off at http://productsarehard.eventbrite.com/?discount=WebWallflower

.BAY AREA EVENTS:

Startup Grind Hosts Bo Fishback
March 28th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
395 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto

Bo Fishback is the founder of the red hot startup Zaarly.  Come here him talk about building one of SIlicon Valley’s brightest companies and what it takes to make your startup successful.  Come mingle with other entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs combined with a great speaker and food.  It’s the place to be the last Thursday night of each month.  Learn more at http://sgsv0312.eventbrite.com/

Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum

March 28, 7:00p – 9:30p
Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley

After a slamming February launch event in Oakland, Pitch Mixer returns in March for our first ever Women-focused Entrepreneur Forum in Berkeley! Supported in part by the Berkeley Startup Cluster, the City of Berkeley, and the Downtown Berkeley Association – this “Women’s History Month” themed event takes place on March 28, 2012 from 7-9:30pm at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley and will feature East Bay women entrepreneurs pitching to an all-women judging panel. Pitch Mixer is open to East Bay aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators to pitch their ideas to a panel on investors and experts and is free to those who attend and pitch. More info at http://pitchmixer2.eventbrite.com/

Attracting Top Talent and Co-Founders To Your Team

March 30th, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Orrick Law Firm, Menlo Park

(Featuring VCs from Opus Capital, and Granite Ventures) – For early stage entrepreneurs, one of the most important aspects of developing and continuing success is the addition of talented people, whether co-founders, technical professionals (engineers e.g.) or sales-related professionals (marketing, business development, etc.).  To attract talent that will enhance business, founders need to not only look in the right places, but also to ask the right questions.  Our panel of experts will help guide you with insights from their many years of experience in the startup space.  Learn more at http://foundersspacesvmar2012.eventbrite.com/

Super Happy Blockparty Hackathon
March 31st, 1:00p – 1:00a
Talenthouse (542 High St, Palo Alto)

Innovation Endeavors, Talenthouse, and Institute for the Future will open their doors to the community in the spirit of innovation by creating the perfect environment for an interactive block. The City of Palo Alto will block off High Street between University and Hamilton. In addition, the day long event will feature: fleets of colorful food trucks, parking spaces dedicated to local startups, and a Hack the Future tent to teach kids to code.  Super Happy Block Party is the 50th Hackathon of Super Happy Dev House.  More info at http://www.superhappy.be/

Startup Grind hosts Steve Blank
April 4th, 6:00 – 10:00pm
395 Page Mill Rd (Palo Alto)

We are pleased to welcome Steve Blank to the Startup Grind stage as we talk about his startup experience and his most recent book The Startup Owners Manual.  Steve co-founded E.piphany, in his living room in 1996. His other startups include two semiconductor companies, Zilog and MIPS Computers, a workstation company Convergent Technologies, a consulting stint for a graphics hardware/software spinout Pixar, a supercomputer firm, Ardent, a computer peripheral supplier, SuperMac, a military intelligence systems supplier, ESL and a video game company, Rocket Science Games.  More info at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3086438621

Reimagining App Development: Introducing Windows 8
April 4, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Microsoft, Silicon Valley Campus, Building 1, Mountain View

Startups are invited to an all-day event focused on the brand-new and highly anticipated Windows 8 platform. At this event, guests will have the opportunity to see some of the hottest startups demonstrate Windows 8 apps, learn about design features and discover how to port and build applications for Windows 8. Microsoft’s President of North America, Robert Youngjohns, will also discuss the Marketplace opportunity for startups and developers.  More info athttp://introducingwindows8.eventbrite.com/

Startup San Jose
April 6th – 8th
SJSU Spartan Shops Dining Commons

StartupSJSU is a weekend long hackathon + business plan competition.  You get to form teams of people with different skills and build a prototype over the weekend.  There will be judges on Sunday night to pick the winner with a good idea and great execution.  Cash prizes will be given out to the winner to encourage them to further build out the product.  Learn more at http://entusic.com/artist?event=3&id=3

Mega StartupWeekend
April 13th – 15th
Microsoft, Mountain View

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.  Learn more at http://mega.startupweekend.com

10% off 500 Startup’s MamaBear Conference
April 20th, 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Microsoft, Mountain View
Moms today are economic powerhouses – and like mama bears, are loving, nurturing, and fiercely protective. MamaBear is a 1-day conference for startups, platforms, and thought leaders to explore new technology for moms, kids, and families —from education to safety, and health & wellness to community. Our speakers include folks like LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow), Brooke Chaffin (Disney), Seth Berman (Baby Center), Mauria Finley (Citrus Lane), Mike Greenfield (Circle of Moms) and more!  Learn more at http://mamabeartech.co/ and use code “webwallflower” for 10% off.

Node Boot Camp!
April 21, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Microsoft, Silicon Valley Campus, Building 1, Mountain View

Ready to learn Node.JS? Node Bootcamp is a free event for developers and designers who want to learn Node.JS from the ground up with hands-on instruction from Node experts at Microsoft. No prior Node experience is necessary to attend. At Node Bootcamp you’ll learn how to build your first Node application from scratch, how to work with popular Node.JS development tools and editors, how to work with popular 3rd party Node frameworks like Express and Socket.IO, and how to deploy your applications to production hosting environments. Learn more athttp://nodejsatmicrosoftsvc.eventbrite.com/

App Developer Privacy Summit
April 25th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society

Mobile apps and the services they provide have been one of the most exciting areas of innovation in recent years. While they enable consumers to use data to connect, discover and accomplish in new ways, the collection and use of consumer data in the complex mobile environment has caused a rise in privacy concerns.  To better understand their respective roles in this new ecosystem, platforms, app developers, carriers, consumers and policymakers are gathering to address current and pressing consumer privacy issues.  Learn more at http://appdevsummit.eventbrite.com/

Under the Radar: Consumerization of IT
April 25-26, 2012, 8:00a-5:00p
Microsoft Campus, Mountain View
Under the Radar Conference is Silicon Valley’s most effective innovation showcase and business development conference. Leading decision makers are brought together with pre-vetted startups that are disrupting the way traditional business is run. Through an intense vetting process, Dealmaker Media selects a handful of the industry’s most compelling emerging startups to present to experts and CXOs looking to partner, buy or acquire new technologies.  Connect with over 300 executives from leading brands and businesses, learn about the latest technology that’s disrupting the way business is done and hear where buyers of technology are placing their bets.  Learn more at http://undertheradarcloud2012.eventbrite.com/ and use code “WWF” for $75 off.

US-India Business Summit
April 26-27th
Rosewood hotel, Menlo Park.

The summit aims to promote business, partnership, and investment between the United States and India – bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, politicians, and business leaders from across the globe – all of whom are invested in the U.S.-India partnership and growth story. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Mr. Sanjay Jha, CEO, Motorola Mobility; Vinod Khosla, Founder of Sun Microsystems, Ambassador Frank Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs; Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India; and Mr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.  More information at www.usibc.com

10% off The Startup Conference
May 2, 2012, 9:30am – 5pm
500 Castro St, Mountain View
Join 600 entrepreneurs for the Startup Conference 2012, one of the largest entrepreneur conferences in Silicon Valley. Discuss how to launch your startup, create buzz and traction, improve your elevator pitch and learn the latest fundraising trends.  More info http://thestartupconference.com. Use promo code “cass” for 10% off.

PlugandPlay TechCenter Events
Daily!
So PlugandPlay TechCenter has a ton of awesome events, and it would take an entire newsletter just to share them all. Skim their calendar regularly to see what they have to offer.http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/calendar/

SVASE Series
Weekly
SVASE, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit association in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping early stage tech entrepreneurs. They hold events regularly in the peninsula, and occasionally the city itself. There are too many to name in my brief email, but be sure to check them out for advice on investment, team development, financing, corporate leadership, and much more: http://www.svase.org/

Founders Space
Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisers, and innovators to help start-ups rock the world. You can ask questions, join a Founders Round Table, tell your story, or become an Adviser. Visit http://FoundersSpace.com

 

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