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We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city–mark your calendars now!
Open Data STL Meetup
Tuesday, Jan 26; 6:30m
7th Floor, TREX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
This group, which meets once a month, is for champions, advocates, innovators, and practitioners of open data and open government in the Saint Louis region. There are roles for developers, technologists, bureaucrats, policy wonks and anyone else looking to contribute to policy implementation, software development, advocacy and just plain hard work of creating an open data platform for local government in this area.
Happy Hour at T-REX with the BALSA Group
Wednesday, Jan 27 4-pam
TREX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
The BALSA Group is hosting its first networking Happy Hour of 2016! Their monthly event is a chance to interact with the BALSA community, re-connect with previous colleagues, and establish new collaborations. Current and past BALSA clients and members will be on hand to discuss our plans for the year and answer any questions. Light food and beverages will be served.
Wednesday, Jan 27; 6-8pm
LaunchCode’s Mentor Center, Central West End
CoderGirl is building a network of support for aspiring female coders. Participants, ranging from beginners to long-time programmers, hone their skills alongside fellow aspiring developers and female mentors from companies like Boeing, MasterCard and Enterprise.
Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups
Wednesday, Jan 27; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Fourth Wednesdays: Funders. Hear from leading executive coaches and management consultants, entrepreneurs, and transformative business advisors. This week Rebecca Craig, founder of Atalante Advisors, discusses finance organization to bootstrap your startup.
The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, Jan 21; 3-8pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
The weekly Thursday Venture Cafe Gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week a series of breakout sessions are planned to engage your brain and share your thoughts. This week: Office hours with LaunchCode, Better Together STL presents “How Can STL Use Data To Be Better Together?”, Savvy Coders presents “Need-to-Know Tech Skills for the Non-Technical CEO” and Innovation Leader presents “How Can BigCo’s & Startups Work Together Better?”
UrbanFUTURE Shark Bowl: A Young Entrepreneur Showdown
Thursday, Jan 28; 5:30-8pm
7th Floor, TREX, 911 Wash Ave, Downtown
The UrbanFUTURE students teams will compete, presenting their best business ideas to St. Louis Sharks Dave Spence, Deborah Patterson. Along with our other Sharks and you will determine this year’s winning middle and high school ideas. $25 allows entry, open bar (beer, wine and signature cocktails), appetizer buffet and a vote for the team you think has embodied the spirit of the competition with the best presentation and business plan.
Code Until Dawn
Thursday, Jan 28; 5-8pm
Code all night—come when you want, leave when you want. All are welcome – coders, designers, startuppers, freelancers and more. If you want to learn to program or pick up a new language, make plans to be here. Check out Codecademy.com and TeamTreehouse.com to get started.