Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#BmoretechB Another great Baltimore Tech Breakfast. Even @Gussent was here from @BaltimoreSun

The Baltimore Tech Breakfast is Baltimore's biggest regular Tech meetup. 

Every month we have a great set of demonstrations of new products. This month was no exception. 

@DJ5Starr certainly woke up the crowd to kick off the morning. You can't beat a little bit of Michael Jackson's Thriller to get things moving...

News: Foster.ly is helping bring the Tech Breakfast to Washington DC.

The Tech Breakfast is making a big impact in the local community. Close to 200 people turned up to the event. Even the Baltimore Sun (@BaltimoreSun) was represented by Gus Sentementes (@gussent) . We will look forward to his assessment in one of his regular columns.

Here is the program:

8:15 - 8:25 - Be More STEM: DJ Technology - Kendrick (dj5starr) Tilghman
8:25 - 8:35 - Royle Claims - Richard Goldberg
8:35 - 8:40 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs"
8:40 - 8:50 - Planistry - James Tasch
8:50 - 9:00 - Course Canary - Robert Kearns
9:00 - 9:05 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs"
9:05 - 9:15 - BusyGrad - Lawrence Gray
9:15 - 9:25 - Foodem.com - Kash Rehman
9:25 - 9:30 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs" & Last Words

Be More STEM

@DJ5STARR  Kendrick Tilghman - Promoting Science Technology Engineering Mathematics education.

Getting kids excited about STEM.  Putting the wow in STEM! - http://www.dj5starr.com/be-more-s-t-e-m/

Mixing MP3 and Video live during education sessions. Creating excitement. 

Very cool Scratching Video live. Interesting sponsorship opportunities. 

DJ'ing is the excitement. The fact that calculating Beats Per Minute is needed is the "slippery slope" to realizing that STEM is important and has practical real life applications.

Using Scratch Live to deliver the DJ session. 

Royle Claims - Richard Goldberg

Proprietary platform to submit claims to insurance industry from doctor's practices. Targeted at Property and Casualty Insurance. (P&C). 

Creating a paperless environment. Faster processing for Providers, Attorneys, Employers, Insurers/Brokers, Insurance Carriers.

95% Market coverage with Insurance Carriers.

Providers can receive Authorizations through the system.

Equates to Fedex. They do not host documents for longer than 30 days. 

$39.95/month to doctors and brokers. Free to Carriers. Eliminates copying, scanning and postage expense.

Planistry - James Tasch

An event planning service like Eventbrite.

In order to differentiate themselves Planistry needs to emphasize the Vendor side of this planning and ticketing service, otherwise there is not much to differentiate from Eventbrite.

90% built. Go live in September

Using JanRain for social sharing.

Course Canary - Robert Kearns

Provides surveys to support trainers on courses. 

Provide Embed codes to integrate in to a teacher's Course Management System. eg. Blackboard, Moodle etc.

Complements Course Management Platforms. Built for online Education but is also applicable to face-to-face education - using Classroom exit tickets.

Using coursecanary.com/{link}. Very mobile friendly.

Launching today. Started development in March. 

Enables  anonymous feedback. 

BusyGrad - Lawrence Gray

Busygrad.com

Helping grads to collaborate and share information.  Built by johns Hopkins graduates.

Far more than Facebook. Has inventory of materials for use in research projects.

Started as Hopkins only now extends to university of Baltimore Maryland. Helping science graduates.

Hyper local communication.
People want to reach this graduate market. Now and in the future.

Foodem - foodem.com

Connecting farms with restaurants.

Helping restaurants control food costs (35% of costs) by giving access to vendors.

Currently in test phase. 
Based in ETC in Baltimore.

26,000 restaurants in DMV area.
$33B industry. $650B us market.

Tapping the local-sourcing food trends

Seller and buyers can rate each other on every transaction.

Filters for various categories. Eg. Halal, organics etc. 

Betascape.org is coming up and looking for sponsors and participants at the intersection of art and technology.

Baltimore innovation week - last week of September