The week of 25–29 January 2010 is going to be absolutely awesome in Cambridge. There are three great events that you need to attend.
Of these, it’s most important that you come to the Cambridge Tech Meetup. We’ll be kicking the year off with a bang and six “wicked awesome” technology demos, from people/companies based in Cambridge.
Tuesday — January 26th — Enterprise Tuesday
Time: 6:30–7:30pm lecture (registration from 6pm, networking afterward)
Location: Lecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street
Speakers: Neil Davidson, Co-Founder and joint CEO, Red Gate Software; Steve Barlow, Co-Founder, Alphamosaic; Alex Mehta, Communications Director, Judicium
Enterprise Tuesday is a great event, and the topic for next week is “Building a Dream Team.” I recommend this specifically because I think incredibly highly of Neil Davidson, who co-founded Red Gate software and continues to serve as co-CEO. (In addition to founding the Business of Software conference, serving as Chairman of the Cambridge Network, and starting the Springboard programme at Red Gate.)
*** Wednesday — January 27th — Cambridge Tech Meetup ***
Time: 6:30pm doors for 7pm start of demos (additional Q&A and discussion afterward)
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street
If you have to pick one event, come to the Cambridge Tech Meetup! (Yes, I started it with the help of many, many others.)
Six products will have has seven minutes to demo their technology/product; all of them developed in Cambridge! Everything from new display technology to cool video search technology to audio analysis and 3d model building via webcam will be demo’ed.
Demo companies/technologies are:
- Light Blue Optics — http://lightblueoptics.com
- Taptu — http://taptu.com/
- Cambridge IPTV — http://www.cambridge-iptv.com/
- AudioAnalytic — http://audioanalytic.com/
- ProFORMA — http://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/~qp202/my_papers/BMVC09/
- Prismastar — http://www.prismastar.com/
Link for info and to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Tech-Meetup/calendar/12221063/
(The sharp-eyed among you will notice that this takes place shortly after the big Apple announcement on the 27th. I’ll be sure to have the screen tuned to a live-blog or tweet-stream until the demo’s kick off.)
Thursday — January 28th — Cambridge Business Lecture: Dan Pink
Time: 6pm start (networking afterward)
Location: Robinson College, Grange Road
Speaker: Dan Pink, best-selling author, writer, speaker
This event is a Cambridge Business Lecture, hosted by the Cambridge Network. Dan Pink is a great author/writer, and I think it’s just fantastic he’ll be speaking in Cambridge. If you’re in town, go.