Winston-Salem to Hold First Annual Triad Software Developers Conference

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The first annual Triad Software Developers Conference will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Flywheel Cowork, located at 525 Vine St. in Winston-Salem, NC in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The Conference, held specifically for software development professionals, will feature expert speakers, panelists and instructors, as well as hands-on learning and networking opportunities. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with staffing firms, technology companies, educational institutions and fellow technologists.

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Robbie Allen, CEO and founder of Durham-based Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com), will keynote the conference. Automated Insights (AI) uses its patented Wordsmith natural language generation platform to transform Big Data into personalized written reports for customers like the Associated Press, Samsung, Comcast, and Edmunds.com. Prior to founding AI, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where he led large-scale IT architecture projects. Before Cisco, Robbie worked at IBM and at Lucent as a software engineer. Robbie received a BS in Computer Science from East Carolina University and has Master’s degrees from MIT in Engineering Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering.

The Conference will feature three tracks. A Panels and Speakers track will focus on general topics such as a panel on Technology Needs in the Triad where local CIOs and VPs will discuss skills, facilities, and events to enhance technology understanding and a panel on Women in Technology.

Another track will be hands on learning sessions in which participants will be introduced to such technologies as AngularJS, Python, and Cloud Foundry. The third track will be Learning Seminars in which participants will discuss such topics as How to Implement Agile and What are Data Lakes?

The conference is organized by local companies and individuals interested helping to enhance careers of software professionals in the region. The four local sponsors of the conference include Small Footprint, who has chaired the conference organizational committee along with help from Inmar, and ettain group. Flywheel—a coworking innovation space—is providing the facilities for the event.

Pre-registration for the Triad Software Developers Conference costs $20 online, or $100 for businesses who would like to showcase their company with a booth. Tickets at the door cost $50, or $150 for a booth. View the complete agenda and register online at http://www.triadconference.com.

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About the sponsors
Small Footprint, a local software innovation company, offers collaborative ideation, design, development and managed services to organizations looking to invigorate their business. Inmar, a technology company, operates intelligent commerce networks, connecting offline and online transactions in real time for partners across multiple industries, while ettain group, a staffing and consulting company, helps clients design, develop and deliver critical technology and business initiatives by providing access to the right talent and methodology. Flywheel Cowork offers short and long-term work spaces and as one of their key business tenants they support start-up companies and entrepreneurs and help generate the acceleration they need to achieve success.