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October 21, 2014

{Hackership} Course: Practical Introduction to Programming

dvidWhy Hackership?
At just $990 for 80 hours of instruction, Hackership combines online tutorials with on-site seminars to bring you the best value in web development education. Course Details

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-10pm at their downtown Berkeley office. The first class starts on October 7th.

Go to their website to learn about the instructors, to see cost comparisons to similar programs, and to get more details about the seminar HERE.

Start: October 21, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: NextSpace
2081 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $990 for 80 hours of instruction

October 22, 2014

UCB Startup Fair Fall 2014

logoThe UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruiting event where the spotlight is on startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

The event brings together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduces them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. Last semester there were over 700 students and things look to be even bigger this semester! The Startup Fair helps connect companies to Berkeley students looking for a job or internship with the unique opportunities for growth that startups provide.

Start: October 22, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: International House
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
Cost: Free for students, Recruitment Table $ 750.00,

October 24, 2014

Berkeley Lean Coffee

imagesCA52LY65Lean Coffee in the East Bay returns thanks to Tristan Kromer.

The Lean Coffee Berkeley Meetup (#LeanCoffeeBerkeley) is a peer group gathering of business professionals and entrepreneurs. Join on Friday morning (10/24) for coffee and conversation on topics that matter to your startup or project. We’ll start promptly at 8:30am and end at 9:30am.

Each attendee will be asked to share their area of expertise and have the chance to propose one question / challenge they’d like the group to discuss. The event also features one community submitted topic every week – send us a question or challenge you face to [masked] and we’ll Lean Coffee it!

Start: October 24, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 24, 2014 9:30 am
Venue: Jazz Cafe
2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA, United States
Cost: Free

October 24, 2014 – October 25, 2014

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014

logoUncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas brings you together with some of the world’s great thinkers for two thrilling days of discussion, debate, and workshops designed to engage and inspire.

Uncharted attendees join in a dynamic exchange of ideas between prominent thinkers representing technology, science, culture, politics, education, food, public policy, business, economics, the environment, and other subjects that dominate our lives.

Produced by Berkeleyside, independent news site, hosted in Berkeley’s thriving Arts District, and highlighted by a hilltop gala in the exclusive University Club, Uncharted promises to be stimulating, surprising, and fun.

It’s a festival of ideas – offered to you at a fraction of the cost of other “idea conferences.” Brilliant! Don’t miss out – join us!

Start: October 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Berkeleyside
2025 Addison St., Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $215-345

October 24, 2014 – October 25, 2014

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Berkeley- Accessibility & Wearables

logoHave an app idea or need an app built for your business?

Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.

Start: October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: AT&T
3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA, 94703, United States
Cost: Free

October 26, 2014

Agile Improvisation Workshop

logoCATW3865What do successful Agile teams and theater improvisation groups have in common?

Both rely on trust, transparency, and clear communication. They are also both self organizing and highly adaptive systems that tolerate ambiguity and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Using fun and challenging exercises derived from theater improvisation this workshop will provide tools that will help you:

  • listen and respond with greater acuity
  • strengthen your ability to collaborate with others
  • increase your comfort in working with uncertainty
  • expand your expressive and creative range
  • gain a greater sense of play in your work
  • utilize the intelligence of your whole body

This full-day workshop will lead you through two parallel tracks of experiential and conceptual learning, making connections between Agile and Improvisation. You will learn on your feet, working in pairs and small groups, engaging, reflecting and integrating the skills and ideas you are practicing.

For more information:  or InsideOutImprov.com

Start: October 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Wildcat Studio
2525 8th Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, United States
Cost: Early Bird until Sep. 15, 2014: $195.00 + Fee $5.87; Registration $250.00 + Fee $7.24

October 28, 2014

SBIR/STTR Workshop: Mastering the Culture – with Errol Arkilic

arkilicsmallerIPIRA and SkyDeck are pleased to host Errol Arkilic, former NSF SBIR Program Manager and the founding Innovation Corps Lead Program Director. Errol spent ten years at NSF, eight as a program director leading the Software and Services and Security (Nano/Bio/IT) Technology portfolios. For the past two years, he led the Innovation Corps program before leaving NSF in July 2013. In this presentation, Errol will share his experience in managing SBIR projects with the extended Cal and Berkeley communities.

You will learn first hand from Errol, who has personally reviewed over 1000 SBIR/STTR proposals, how to navigate the SBIR/STTR application process. Errol will describe where the SBIR/STTR program funds sit in the spectrum of available support and how to make the highest use of the program funds to mitigate risks to attract additional resources. He will also describe how to best position your proposal to increase the probability that it will resonate with reviewers, and what you should be doing prior to submitting a proposal in order to increase your chances at success with the program and beyond.  Light refreshments will be served.

Start: October 28, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse Floor, UCB
2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: Free

November 12, 2014

BerkeleyEdge KEEP Speaker Series

logoAre you passionate about healthcare but still mystified by the opportunities in this field? Do you want to learn more about the entrepreneurial, technological, business sides of health? Are you interested in networking with industry leaders such as Kaiser Permanente, Frog Design, Salesforce and ZS Associates?

Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, design or winning your first hackathon, the biannual KEEP Speaker Series was created for people like you!

The goal of this speaker series is to expose students and young adults to diverse possibilities in healthcare outside of traditional roles. Through this seven-part program, students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of healthcare fields, ask questions and network with both professionals and other motivated Bay Area students. Each session will be two-hours in length, with one hour of lecture and one hour of Q&A, networking and active audience participation. We have a wonderful line-up speakers including the following topics:

November 12th, 2014
6. “How to Start Your Own Technology Consulting Company”
Julie Merchinson (CEO of Health Evolution Partners), Philip Jeng (Business Analytics Associate at ZS Associates).

Register Now.

Start: November 12, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Berkeley Skydeck
2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: Non-student (Full Pass to 7 lectures) $30.00