Tech Forum May 2017 Update
 
 
 
 
A Note from the Board

Tech Forum's Technologies to Watch Showcase earlier this month gave our members and guests a chance to meet the innovators behind some of the most exciting technologies being developed in our region. You can access the directory here to learn more about the companies featured at the event.

We hope you'll join us on June 21st for an exploration of the technologies behind sustainable competencies. Registration details are below. And we'll finish off Tech Forum's event season with our always popular Summer BBQ on July 19th with craft beer tastings and tours at Twin Lakes Brewing. 

Rick Sommer
President, Technology Forum of Delaware


 
 
 
Tech Forum in the News
 

     
Tech Forum Event Showcases Promising Technologies
  GeoSwap App Helps Brand Delaware Travel

Several exhibitors were in the health care arena, including 17-year-old Chase Reid who attends Tatnall School.

Reid, who has been researching artificial intelligence and Christian Ho demonstrated an algorithm that could sharply reduce the number of false positives in breast cancer diagnoses.

Reid is currently crunching data provided by a German hospital to determine whether the algorithm works. In a quick demonstration, an analysis of correctly determined the the tumor was malignant


Read more at Delaware Business Now



  GeoSwap was one of the innovators featured at Tech Forum's Technologies to Watch Showcase earlier this month. 

The Delaware Tourism Office and Delaware State Parks have partnered with GeoSwap, a location-based app created by University of Delaware students, to help brand popular Delaware destinations and events.

The app allows users to share information about places and events happening around them through an interactive map. It also encourages storytelling and placemaking through features like “GeoStories,” which are mashup videos about a given city.


Read more at Delaware Business Times


Open Data Challenge Hackathon

Join Open Data Delaware for their weekend-long hackathon, starting on June 2nd, based around the simple idea: Access to Hope through Innovation. From this idea, two nonprofit partners will present challenges that teams will solve. The Food Bank of Delaware and Network Delaware were selected at Tech Forum's Idea Challenge in March as this year's nonprofit partners.

Teams will compete to prototype solutions to the provided challenges. Two teams will be selected as the winners (1st and 2nd place) and awarded grants to help them finish their ideas over time to produce something useable for our entire community.

1st Place Grant: $12,500

2nd Place Grant: $5,000


Learn more and register here






Join Tech Forum and PADLA (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association) for an exploration of the technologies behind sustainable competencies. Insights will be shared into how technologies such as micro learning, non-degrees, badging, gamification, and e-portfolios are being implemented together to drive credentialing, and ultimately sustainable competencies, for corporate and higher education.

John Royer, founder of Insitehub, will discuss the concept of Micro Credentialing. Representatives from Wilmington University will conduct tours of their gamification lab, learning technologies lab, and discuss details of their Collaborative Work Program.

 When:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                             
 Time:  5:30 - 8:00 PM
 Where:  Wilmington University
 320 North Dupont Hwy.
 New Castle, DE 19720

Register Here!




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Upcoming Events


Open Data Challenge Hackathon

This weekend-long hackathon is based around a simple idea: Access to Hope through Innovation.  From this idea, nonprofit partners - The Food Bank of Delaware and Network Delaware - will present challenges that teams will solve.  

Click to learn more and register!

When:  Friday, June 2, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time:
 Starts 6:30 PM on Friday, Ends 4:00 PM on Sunday
Where:  1313 Innovation, 1313 N Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801


Inspiring Women in STEM Forum: Developing Your Personal Brand

This year's Inspiring Women in STEM Forum will feature two informative sessions designed to help you develop your personal brand.

Becoming a Resident Expert: An Inside Job presented by Donna Duffy, Founder & CEO of 3E Marketing Solutions
How to Be a Trusted Advisor and Go-To Resource in your Organization and Field


How to Rock your LinkedIn Profile presented by experts from Microsoft
Build Your Personal Brand Workshop with Free Professional Profile Photos


Click to learn more and register!

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time:
 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Alpha Technologies, 704 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


Exploring the Technologies Behind Sustainable Competencies

Join Tech Forum and PADLA for an exploration of the technologies behind sustainable competencies. Insights will be shared into how technologies such as micro learning, non-degrees, badging, gamification, and e-portfolios are being implemented together to drive credentialing, and ultimately sustainable competencies, for corporate and higher education.

Register today!


When:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                                                
Time:
 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Where:  Wilmington University, 320 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720


Sixth Annual Summer BBQ

Join the Tech Forum on July 19th for our annual summer networking mixer at Twin Lakes Brewing Company. We're providing the barbecue - all you have to do is show up for the party! Dress is casual. Don’t miss Tech Forum's last event of the summer.

Register today!


When:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017                                                                
Time:
 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where:  Twin Lakes Brewing Co, 405 E Marsh Ln #7, Newport, DE 19804


About Technology Forum of Delaware
The Technology Forum of Delaware serves the technology markets throughout the Delaware Valley. Tech Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, connections and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.

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