Local Tech Events To Put on Your Calendar

October can be a busy month for tech professionals and enthusiasts in Frederick.

Below is the rundown of the local tech gatherings you don’t want to miss this month — or … for those that have already passed.. ones you need to mark early on your 2019 calendar.

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October 5th, 2018 ….

Tech Games

Thirty-six teams from the Frederick tech community gathered at Baker Park to participate in the third annual Tech Games, sponsored by the tech advocacy non-profit: Tech Frederick. The popular networking event fosters local comradery through an Olympic-style series of games - including Xtreme Laser Tag, Soccer Darts, and the Munchkin Donut Eating Contest. Big congrats to electronics recycling company, e-End, who captured the title this year!

Check out this year’s scouting report for the full list of 2018 participants (complete with amusing team roster photos) and read the Frederick News Post’s recap for a breakdown of the day.

October 9th and 10tH, 2018….

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Cyber Maryland

Held just down I-70 in Baltimore, the CyberMaryland is an annual two-day event attended and hosted by leading academia, government and private industry organizations. The conference highlights the natural leadership assumed by Maryland in the Cyber Security field. The forum focuses on unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for the development of cyber assets on both the human and technological side.

Learn more here.

October 18th, 2018 ….

Tech Frederick Networking Breakfast


Continuing the momentum from the wildly successful TechGames earlier this month, Tech Frederick regrouped to host its next networking event. The event was part of a regular breakfast series that brings local professionals together to eat, network, and learn.

This month, keynote speaker Vaughn Thurman — CEO of several local tech companies — humbly and openly discussed his personal business experiences in “Lessons from the Edge.” The talk shared his lessons learned in order to help others avoid his same mistakes, and highlight some of the tools he found in hard places that helped him survive, sustain, and recover from what many advisers diagnosed as an ‘unrecoverable’ business situation.

These breakfast events occur quarterly — keep an eye out for the next one here.

October 24th, 2018 …

CIS Career Day at Frederick Community College

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This free, FCC-sponsored events allows bright, young talent the opportunity to meet with experts in the computer science, information technology (IT), and cybersecurity industries. The day offers an insider’s look at industry trends, while also providing a forum to share & gather information about local career training programs, internships, and entry level employment opportunities

Employers interested in participating are encouraged to contact Anne Scholl-Fiedler, the FCC Career Services Coordinator at 301-624-2795.

Interested attendees may register here.

October 25th, 2018 ….

FITCI Tech Showcase

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In its 10th year, the FITCI Tech Showcase will share new success stories of local start-up companies and, once again, highlight the critical partnership between Frederick’s incubator, FITCI, and the Fort Detrick Alliance — the community liaison to the five federal agencies located at the fort.

In addition to offering networking opportunities & tours of the local facility, the event will provide insight on tech transfer opportunities for businesses ready to launch into the marketplace. Major General Barbara R. Holcomb - the Commanding General at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command- will serve as the keynote speaker.

Register here.

October 30th, 2018 ….

TEDCO’s Entreprenuer Expo

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TEDCO’s 8th Annual Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium will bring together all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time.

The Expo will draw more than 800 of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, angel and venture capital investors and legislators, and will offer workshops, round-table discussions and company exhibitions.

Learn more here.