Meetings & Events

The New Hampshire Tech & Creative Calendar is a collaborative project for NH tech group organizers and anyone who is interested in finding tech and creative events around the state. If you are interested in sharing your event please contact me at buzz@queencity.buzz

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By Pat Hammond

City Arts Nashua and Nashua Arts Commission raise ~ $12,000 for Performing Arts Center Endowment Fund  at 5th Annual Meri Goyette Arts Award Luncheon

I'm going to say this as plainly as I can, businesses may bring jobs, but the arts build communities. 

Last week, City Arts Nashua held the grown-up version of a bake sale. They held an awards luncheon to raise money for the new Nashua Performing Arts Center and raised a staggering $12,000. 

As a state, New Hampshire struggles to attract and retain young workers because even though we have a low unemployment rate and enjoy a fabulous quality of life, we lack many of the amenities found in large cities. 

And when I say amenities I mean the arts. 

It doesn't matter whether you're talking about theatre, fine art, dance, music, or poetry, the arts bring balance and beauty to a hectic world. They bring people together to share the experience and build something greater than themselves and people want these experiences after a hectic day.

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By Pat Hammond

Here are a couple upcoming events for artists.

My Art Show USA has opened registration for their July 7th art exhibition at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack, NH. 

This is the second year they've held the event and they do suggest you send in your registration as soon as possible as space is very limited.

Display space will be either 8' X 8' or 10' X 10' and the cost to display is $40.

For more information please visit their Facebook page or fill out their online registration.

I also want to give a heads up about the Friends of Art Manchester's April event. 

According to their website, the Friends of Art is "a non-profit organization working with community youth, institutions, educators, artists and patrons of the arts that support the creation, installation, preservation, and protection of public art in Manchester, New Hampshire." 

Membership is $5 per year, and their next meeting will be 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 24th at Jupiter Hall, 89 Hall Street in Manchester. 

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By Pat Hammond

TechWomen Power Breakfast: Creator of Tranquilo Mat to discuss how she became an entrepreneur by following her passion and curiosity

The NH High Tech Council's TechWomen Power Breakfast for this month is 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Wednesday, February 14th at the Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Road, Bedford and features Melissa Gersin, Founder, and CEO at Tranquilo, LLC.

This is a must-do event for anyone who has ever wondered how someone takes an idea from what-if through design, development, and funding. 

Cost: $10/NHHTC Members, $20/non-members

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By Pat Hammond

Blockchain: The future of secure asset management is here in the Granite State.  

I'm going to start by saying my understanding of blockchain technology is minimal.  I kind of, sort of get how it works, but there is no way I could explain it to a non-tech person.  Fortunately, there aren't too many non-tech people who have heard about blockchain, but that is about to change.

With almost every aspect of modern life documented in a digital file, the safety of digital records is a big deal. 

Doctors, lawyers, accountants, even store owners all need to keep records and record transactions containing confidential personal information and everyone is concerned about data asset management.

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By Pat Hammond

It's kind of weird the way the Creative, Science & Tech calendar slows down in winter and the Business & Networking calendar picks up.  

It's been my experience that the tech people are much more social when it comes to networking, yet we all disappear the week after Christmas.  I'm not sure if it's the weather or simply a New Year's enthusiasm to start new projects that keeps us at home instead of out networking with like-minded people. 

Whatever the cause, there's not too much going on the next couple weeks so kick back and relax.  Don't worry, the calendar starts to get active in mid-January. 

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By Pat Hammond

It's no surprise the Creative, Science & Tech calendar is a little thin the next couple weeks.  Don't worry though, there are still activities for dedicated networkers and things do pick up right after New Year's Day. 

If you are looking for something to do this week the Nashua Technology Park @ Gateway Hills has their monthly Innovation Roundtable from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 20th in the Enterprise Collaboration Room at 200 Innovative Way, Nashua.  This month's topic is Collaboration and you don't have to be a tech or tech business to attend.

While I'm thinking about it, one of my non-tech friends recently rented desk space at the Nashua Technology Park and absolutely loves it.  He says the amenities, especially the massage chair, are incredible.  It's a little far for me, but if I was in the Nashua area looking for desk space I would definitely check it out. 

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By Pat Hammond

Are you a woman who works in a tech field or for a tech company? Have you heard about the NH High Tech Council's Women in Tech Power Breakfast?

The TechWomen Power Breakfast is a monthly meeting for women in tech in the Granite State.  The group meets from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at the Manchester Country Club 180 South River Road in Bedford, NH.

In addition to open networking, this event includes a keynote speaker on topics of interest to women working in tech fields. 

This month's breakfast meeting is on Wednesday, December 13th, and will feature guest speaker Dr. Annabel Beerel, founder, president, and CEO of the New England Women’s Leadership Institute, who will be discussing "mindful leadership – what mindful leadership truly is, how to become a mindful leader and how to empower others to be mindful leaders."

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By Pat Hammond

Memorial High School FIRST Robotics Team 238 Robotic Art Fundraiser

The Memorial High School FIRST Team 238 is holding a Robotic Art Exhibit on Thursday, December 7th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Aviation Museum of NH. 

They will be exhibiting and selling "unique robotic and wall art" to raise funds for next year's International FIRST competition in Detroit, Michigan.  

We've reached the point where technology is so integrated into our lives and culture, yet STEM careers are still undervalued. We can't all be bankers.  Lets support programs like FIRST that open the door to possibilities.

For more information about the Robotic Art Exhibit please visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org/events/

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek: Beatniks, Coffee Houses, and Coders Finding the Magic in a Left-Brain World with the Manchester Poetry Meetup

For some weird reason, poetry groups always make me think of Dobie Gillis.  I don't know why.  I've never seen the tv show.  I don't even know what Dobie looks like, though I'm pretty sure that the guy who played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island played his best friend.  

But I digress. 

I've been featuring a lot of business and left-brain events lately so when I saw the new Manchester Poetry meetup I thought I'd take a minute to give a shout out to a less linear group.  

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By Pat Hammond

Sneak Peek:  Ever wondered how to sell your products & services to the federal government?  Check out these 3 important tech-biz workshops from the Small Business Association of New England & University of New Hampshire

Since the events calendar is a little light this week, I thought I'd take a minute to share a few upcoming workshops from the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE) and University of New Hampshire (UNH).

On Wednesday, November 29th, The Law offices of Sheehan Phinney will be hosting a workshop called "Protecting Your Business From a Data Breach" from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, 1000 Elm Street, 17th Floor, in Manchester.  The discussion will include the legal risk of a data breach, defending against data breaches, and insuring for data breaches. 

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