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Sacramento Tech Week starts Friday

Are you looking for something to spice up your Mother’s Day week? Sacramento Tech Week, a city-wide collaboration between startups, think tanks and coworking spaces, starts on Friday, May 10th.

Sponsored by SacStarts, Upstart Sacramento, Hacker Lab, SARTA and the Urban Hive, tech week aims to offer a little bit of everything. There are a ton of events lined up throughout the week, so you’ll have to pick and choose.

Friday, May 10th 4-6 p.m.
You can ease into the week at Startup Happy Hour at Streets of London on J Street. Stop by and chat with local techies over a drink and fear not, nametags are not required.

Saturday, May 11th 9 a.m.
Check out the third installation of Barcamp Sacramento at the Urban Hive, at no cost. Organized by Adam Kalsey and comprised of “technology and geek culture,” BarCamp welcomes speakers on any subject. Show up and sign up to give a talk, or just listen in.

Monday, May 13th 6:00 p.m.
SARTA’s monthly meetup and mixer, Beer and Geeks, coincides with tech week this month. According to SARTA’s Laura Good, it’s for more than just geeks – beer lovers and geek lovers are welcome too.

SARTA’S Beer and Geeks meetup

Wednesday, May 15th 8:45 a.m.
Lean Startups: Radical New Ways to Build Your Business Faster and Launch Your Idea Stronger – the name might be a mouthful, but the concept is simple. Startup success isn’t random, and the seminar’s purpose is to unearth the path from startup to full-fledged company – the emphasis being on when to retool your ideas and how to find your market (before you run out of cash).

Thursday, May 16th 6:30 p.m.
SacRuby is a monthly meetup focused on ruby programming language, and the group will be holding a mini hackathon at Hacker Lab in honor of Sacramento Tech Week. Teams will have to work fast, with only four hours to put together a working prototype before putting it to an audience vote. Not a programmer? Thought ruby was just a gem? No problem – all skill sets are welcome.

Friday, May 17th 8:00 a.m.
If you missed the last TEDxSacramento Salon, make sure to catch their Morning Salon at the Guild Theatre. TEDx is all about sharing ideas. There will be live speakers as well as video TED talks, snacks and ideas flowing freely. Organizer Brandon Weber of the Urban Hive said that, while this final Salon will have more of a tech focus, the speakers will appeal to a broad audience – including those without a background in tech or development.

That’s just a small dose of what’s in store. Hacker Lab has even more for the tech-saavy, Sacramento Social Media Club will offer its advice on PR for startups, and SARTA is hosting a total of six events throughout the week. Visit the Sacramento Tech Week website for a full list of events, details, and ticket information.  

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