What’s Happening This Week in STL Tech

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Amidst the endless stream of holiday parties and squeezing an extra day (or three) into your holiday-filled month, let yourself be inspired at this week’s mix of talks, meetups and happy hours.


Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering
Thurs., Dec. 8, 3-8pm
CIC@4240 – Cortex Innovation Community
Sessions this week include:

Pizako Holiday Happy Hour & Coat Collection
Fri., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30pm
3449 S. Jefferson Ave.
A picture-perfect way to spend a Friday evening: Join the Pikazo team for drinks, snacks, photos and art to celebrate the season. They will be serving beer, wine and treats, but more snacks and drinks are welcome. They will be collecting coats to donate to those in need. And, of course, the Pikazo photo booth will be available for artful holiday pics.
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TEDx Gateway Arch Presents: Bounce
Sat., Dec. 10, 11am-6pm
Chaminade College Preparatory School
This edition of TEDx Gateway Arch features 14 live speakers and entertainers, plus exhibitors from local tech, design and community-building organizations.

Speaker Lineup:

  • Dr. David Brody, Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University – Brain injury and rehabilitation
  • Dr. Jim Carrington, Danforth Plant Science Center President – Agriculture for the future
  • Raven Fox, Executive Producer at Radiant Studio Works – Immersive light sound & video projection art
  • Dr. TR Kidder, Director Geoarcheology Laboratory at Washington University – History, climate change and future flooding of the Mississippi
  • Marilu Knode, Executive Director Laumeier Sculpture Park – Artist for people places
  • Travis Mossotti, Poet & Professor – Finding our place
  • Mallory Nezam, Founder of STL Improv Anywhere – The power of play
  • Maxwell Planck, Technical Founder of Oculus Story Studio – Virtual reality storytelling
  • Dr. Jim Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor – Specialist for twice exceptional people
  • Dr. Norman White, Associate Professor of Criminology – Interrupting the prison pipeline
  • Jim Wible, Attraction Designer at PGAV Destinations – Destination designer
  • Dr. Denise Wilfley, Professor of Psychology & Brain Sciences – Obesity and the brain
  • Letter To Memphis, an indie folk band rooted in blues, jazz, classical, and country, with themes ranging from the fervently emotional to the whimsical
  • Afriky Lolo, Nationally Acclaimed West African Dance Company

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Weekly Events:

Tues., Nov. 15, 2016, 3:30-5:30pm
CIC@CET, 20 S. Sarah St.
Would you like to have a one-on-one conversation about your business? Learn more about Prosper Women Entrepreneurs programs? Get involved as a volunteer? We’d love to talk to you! Prosper Women Entrepreneurs hosts office hours every Tuesday and you can sign up for a 30 minute appointment.
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Wed., Nov. 16, 9-10am
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, 5th floor
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
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Wed., Nov. 16, 6-8pm
4811 Delmar Blvd.
Getting started as a woman in a male-dominated field can make it especially difficult for aspiring female coders to break into the programming workforce. Hence, CoderGirl. You don’t need to register or sign up, all you need is a laptop to get started.
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