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The Nerd Summit
Kevin McAlearon 29 April 2013
Transcript of The Nerd Summit
Emerging is a moving target, something that can only be learned through continuous education and enhanced with collaboration. Coupled with the word technology is the practical application of that knowledge. WHY? We want to see people stick around Northwest Ohio. There is this phenomenon in the area coined "brain drain". Great people are leaving the area to find work elsewhere. (California, New York, Texas, other areas in Ohio or Michigan, etc.) We want to bind together with others in the area and show people why they should stay here and even come to our area! CREATE IDEA BUILD EVALUATE BUILD THE HARDWARE ESTABLISH SUCCESS & MEASURE IT GENERATE NEW IDEAS BUILD THE SOFTWARE WE WANT TO CONNECT. NOT COMPETE. We see value in creating a place to holistically view projects and the creative process it takes to complete them in Northwest Ohio. 15 MIN. TALKS FROM DOERS OF PROJECTS & COMPANIES HELP MERGE TRADITIONAL & NEW LEARNING HELP MERGE TRADITIONAL & NEW NETWORKING BRAINSTORM TIME NEXT MEETING DESIGN AN INFRASTRUCTURE Marketers Entrepreneurs Idea Makers Dreamers LET'S PICK SOMETHING AND DO IT. http://best-cities.findthebest.com/compare/39-148-306-426-961-996-1184-1215-1248/Scottsdale-vs-Irvine-vs-Broomfield-vs-Winter-Park-vs-Dublin-vs-Toledo-vs-Round-Rock-vs-St-George-vs-Bothell POTENTIAL IDEAS TO START Promote A "Hackathon"-For-Hire for a start-up. Build A website on a weekend for a non-profit. Make A Cool Physical, Digital, or hybrid Product For Fun. Weekend Event. Party, Network, Conference, Sponsors the whole nine yards. Social Media Story Tellers Photographers Videographer Data Nerds Developers Designers Artists Networkers Hardware http://www.glowcaps.com/ http://www.charitywater.org/ CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION ON MEETUP.COM *Of people who would like to teach. *Of schools (high school to college) that we could teach and learn from. *Of start-ups that we can reach out to and gauge their interest. *Of non-profits we may be able to help. *Of "hacks" people would want to do. *For a large event. *Of active groups in the area and gauge their interest in connecting. ESTABLISH AN AUDIENCE PRACTICAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE Udemy, Codecademy, Learning Tree, Coursera Colleges like UT, BG, & Owens http://www.thenerdsummit.com STORY TELL We also believe in using "Emerging Technology" to make this a reality. EDUCATE OTHER DISCIPLINES TO WHATS OUT THERE WHY DID YOU COME? WHAT DOES THE NERD SUMMIT SOUND LIKE TO YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE THIS CAN BE? THANKS FOR COMING OUT! MAKE SOME LISTS BUILD A TEAM programming, photography, video, schools, marketing, social media, design, hardware, etc. ) ( VS ) (