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Press Releases 2016

Press Releases 2016

Internet of Things one of the Hot Topics at Second Annual Triad Developers Conference

Winston-Salem, NC – February 9, 2016 – The second annual Triad Developers Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Wake Forest Biotech Place, located at 575 N. Patterson St. in Winston-Salem, NC in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

The Conference, held specifically for software development professionals and students, will cover current industry trends and topics by featuring expert speakers, panelists and instructors, and hands-on learning. In addition to career development, attendees will have an opportunity to further their network with staffing firms, technology companies, educational institutions and fellow technologists.

The Conference features three tracks. A Panels and Speakers track that focuses 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, a panel on Women in Technology, and a panel on Industry-University Cooperation. The track will also feature a presentation on the impact of the Internet of Things.

Another track will be hands on learning sessions in which participants will be introduced to such technologies as Ruby on Rails, SQL Server, and Material Design Lite. Participants in this track should bring a laptop so that they can follow along with the instructor.

The third track will be Learning Seminars in which participants will discuss such topics as How to Implement Agile Product Management, tools for user experience design, Notebook Environments for Data Analysis. Participants will hear about different techniques and analytical methods being used to improve software products.

“Last year’s conference was a huge success when over 125 people came out to learn and have fun. This year, not only have we organized some very interesting topics, but the academic community is also participating in a big way.” Dr. Stephen Tate Head of UNCG’s Department of Computer Science will be on the Industry-Academic Cooperation panel and UNCG students will have research posters in the Showcase.

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 the primary sponsor Small Footprint, secondary sponsor TEKsystems, ettain group, and Flywheel Coworking which is hosting a reception at the end of the conference at their facilities located at 525 Vine St across the road from Biotech Place.

Pre-registration for the Triad Technology Conference costs $30 online, or $15 for students. Businesses who would like to showcase their company with a booth can register for $100.

Tickets at the door cost $50, or $150 for a booth. View the complete agenda and register online at http://www.triadconference.com.
Media contact: Rob Robless, (336) 793-9589 rrobless@smallfootprint.com

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