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RTP 180: Big Data
August 21, RTP HQ
It seems like Big Data is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. From folks in the tech industry to those in health care, it’s left some people scratching their heads (here’s to you, RTP HQ staffers) and others yearning for more info. Our goal is to help explain everything from the 4 V’s for the novice, to how area folks are leveraging the power of all this data to move society forward.

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 4th, RTP

Have you heard? The Color Run is coming to the Research Triangle Park! Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Kesem, which provides support to kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Over 2,500 people have already registered!

Back2School Drive
Now– August 15th, Across RTP
Even though students were just released for summer break, now’s the time when employees throughout RTP can start making a difference! Each summer companies across the Park gather school supplies to donate to Communities in Schools. This year there will be a drop off point at Park Center. Interested in more info, or want to find out how your company can become involved? Email Abby Gingrich at

Hopscotch Design and Music Festivals
Sept. 2nd-6th, Downtown Raleigh

Don’t miss out the festival that Pitchfork and Noisey have all applauded as they celebrate their 5th anniversary. This year the Hopscotch Design Festival will take place two days before the music begins. Both will be a guaranteed good time. See what it’s all about from Hopscotch founder Greg Lowenhagen:
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RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, RTP (800 Park Offices Drive)

Did you hear? Our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeos are now weekly at 800 Park Offices Drive. Each Friday from 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
See the weekly lineup here:

Sept. 11th – 14th, Downtown Raleigh

This year marks the 9th year that this open source festival will take place in downtown Raleigh. Produced by the Visual Art Exchange, SPARKcon is a series of multiple events over four days. Whether you’re into poetry, robots or comedy, there’s probably something going on you’ll dig.

1 Million Cups
Aug. 13th & 27th
Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at RTP HQ the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, click here.

All Things Open
October 23rd– 24th, Raleigh

All Things Open, a conference exploring open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise, will once again feature some of the top technologists and decision makers in the world. With 10 tracks and more than 80 speakers over two days, the event specifically targets developers/programmers/designers, engineers/scientists/database and system administrators, and decision makers that work in, or want to learn more about open technology and related issues. 

Buy A T-Shirt, Support A Student
Your Computer

The industrious students at the Research Triangle High School here in RTP have started a t-shirt campaign to raise money for their Startup Club. Being the smart students they are, the design features a raptor surrounded by code and the shirt is made of sustainable cotton grown right here in North Carolina. 

RTP Kickball
Fields of RTP – Registration is Ongoing

This fall, RTP will be expanding its sports offerings with a new Kickball League, and registration is now open! The host of the league is GO Kickball a national co-ed adult sports and social networking kickball organization. The league is open to all members of the RTP community who are 21 and older. To find out more about GO Kickball in RTP, visit and click on Fall Season League Info. The season starts on Wed. Sept. 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the RTP Softball Fields. Get your friends and colleagues together and sign up!

Fill that Bus!
August 22nd, RTP Food Truck Rodeo

Bring school supplies when you head out to the Food Truck Rodeo on August 22nd and you’ll be helping out students and teachers in Durham County! Crayons2Calculators will be on site with a big ol’bus taking donations for the upcoming school year. If your company has anything leftover from its drive, bring those too!

CEDTech Venture Conference
Sept. 16th – 17th, Raleigh Convention Center

This year’s CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, NC, celebrates the “Rise of the Rest”— and you are invited. Join 600 of the nation’s most promising early-stage and high-growth companies, leading investors, and tech enthusiasts in Raleigh as they explore the rise of the economies and the how the ubiquitous “Internet of Things” is changing the game for all of us.

All Hiring Companies: Register for the North Carolina Master’s & PhD Career Fair
Nov. 20th, The Friday Center

Is your company, NPO or government organization looking to hire recent grads of top notch universities? Then now’s the time to register for this annual career fair hosted by Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Greensboro. The event attracts talent from across the state and region from various academic disciplines including Biochemistry, Biology, History, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Immunology, Environmental Policy, Philosophy, Psychology, Statistics and many more! It’s a great opportunity to share internships, postdoctoral and full-time positions with Master’s, PhD candidates, and post docs.
For more info:

WorkShift 2014: Coworking Conference
Aug. 9th, PSI Theater
Be a part of the first conference centered solely around co-working in the Southeast! Billed as an unconference for anyone that owns, operates or works out of a coworking space, Bull City Coworking has organized another unique event for the Triangle community!

Triangle Startup Weekend: Health
Aug. 8th, American Underground @Main

Triangle Health Startup Weekend 2014 is the first Startup Weekend completely focused on health and related verticals. TSW: Education is a 54-hour experience where participants pitch ideas, collaborate with others who have complementary skill sets, get coaching and produce startups that help solve problems in education.
Get in on the action:

LinkedIn Live Raleigh
Aug. 12th, Triangle Rock Club

Have a ton of LinkedIn connections you’ve never met in person? Here’s your chance! This bi-monthly event offers users the ability to connect offline in a different setting each time. The event is free of change, and is open to all those looking to make connections.
Check it out:

@rt in the P@rk
Throughout RTP!
You like art? We like art, too! So much so that we’ve partnered with the Contemporary Art Museum and have acquired pieces for our bright lobby. If you find yourself by 12 Davis Drive, pop into our HQ and see the art (during regular business hours 8:30am – 5:00pm)! Our current installation is by Mishka Henner. Henner uses Google Earth Pro to show American oil fields as images akin to circuit boards or abstract painting. His process beings with traditional cartography used to locate specific geographies which he then supplements with Google Earth’s technologies and data.

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