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Official 2015 Call for Proposals!

It is our pleasure to announce the official Call for Proposals for this year's NERDSummit, which is happening September 11-13 2015!

We invite anyone to propose any web development industry topic that they know something about and are passionate about.

The deadline for submissions for the 2015 NERDSummit, is 8/1/2015.

Make your proposal today!
https://nerdsummit.org/news/official-2015-call-proposals
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Our Nodeschool International Day 2015 is going great!

Thanks to everyone for coming, the day's Full Stack Sponsors, +MassMutual and +Sauce Labs, and our amazing trainers!
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Pics from one of the awesome Scratch workshops we did for MassMutual's "Bring your child to work" day 
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Huge thanks to all who have donated to us for ValleyGives !

Support a more diverse and inclusive IT industry in our valley here:

http://t.co/3nGZprLYpk
On 12.10.14 western Massachusetts will come together for one day of mass generosity. Give to your favorite nonprofit and support their work making the Valley a great place to live.
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We are participating in this year's Valley Gives! Donate to support a more diverse and inclusive IT industry!

http://valleygives.razoo.com/story/Nerds
On 12.10.14 western Massachusetts will come together for one day of mass generosity. Give to your favorite nonprofit and support their work making the Valley a great place to live.
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We are hiring Web Developers! All levels! Please join our team :)

https://lastcallmedia.com/careers
Last Call offers a variety of competitive benefits, such as the traditional medical and dental coverage through BCBS; a generous amount of vacation, personal and sick time; opportunities for business travel; and regular upgrades to company-issued technology. We also offer short and long term disability, as well as one year's salary life insurance policy and AD&D. Our company also enjoys weekly CSA farm shares during the summer into the fall, and ...
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We diversified the content to diversify the attendance to, hopefully, diversify the community.
(The following is an excerpt from a much larger essay, in progress, titled We Sold Drupal to the World.) …
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Happy Labor Day!

NERDSummit 2014 Call for Volunteers!

Be a part of a revolution in web development conferences. 

NERDSummit strives to remove barriers to entry and to foster increased diversity in the technology community.

Be able to say, “I helped make that happen!”

We’ve broken down the responsibilities to remove the guesswork, making helping fun. 

Volunteer Coordinator
Are you good at scheduling people? Making sure things are running smoothly? Communicating? We are looking for someone to start ASAP as Volunteer Coordinator. 

NERDSummit teams
We need different teams of volunteers to help this first-ever, community-run conference be the best it can be. We need commitment to one of our volunteer teams for at least half of a day during the weekend.

Contact us ASAP to sign up! https://nerdsummit.org/news/nerdsummit-call-volunteers
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Job and Career Fair: Friday at NERDSummit!

This will be in the Sponsor pavilion on Friday, September 12th from 10am-4pm!

All NERDSummit sponsors will have table space in the Sponsor Pavilion for this day long activity running concurrently to Friday's trainings. 

Start here if you'd like a table for Friday: https://nerdsummit.org/sponsors-information

Come down and explore who's hiring in this industry. Forward this email!!

We would also like to organize the telling of your "Accidental Techie" story. 
( http://www.nten.org/blog/2011/02/04/ode-accidental-techie )

Please contact us if you are interested: https://nerdsummit.org/contact

See here for more info: https://nerdsummit.org/nerdsummit-2014/schedule/job-and-career-fair

Things have really come together! See you soon!!!
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NERDs is a registered US 501(c)(3) non-profit regional initiative formed to organize, educate and advance the skills of web designers and developers in the New England region.

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Registration is Open! 
We have ticket options (including free) now live. Please complete the registration process and get your tickets!

Get tickets here: https://nerdsummit.org/2015

The NERDSummit, this September 11-13 at UMASS/Amherst, is coming up quick and we have plenty of great news to share. We will be sending more important updates frequently over the next several weeks.
Please keep spreading the word! Forward this to anyone who might be interested in sponsoring and supporting this organization and its annual Summit!
Primary tabs. View(active tab) · Program · Speakers. Sep 11 2015 - 10:00am to Sep 13 2015 - 5:00pm. Ticket choices below, enter quantities you'd like, and press the register button. [We are a volunteer organization and rely on support from our community but free tickets are available.] Attendee ...
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The MassMutual Women in Technology Conference was really great today!

The CIO called out the huge success of our Scratch workshop from the day before, I got a picture in the #RedChair, and had amazing seating for all the keynotes including the amazing Taylor Mali.

Super big thanks to, NERDSummit 2015 Platinum Sponsor, MassMutual!
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NERDs 2015 Kickoff Party is TONIGHT!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
(Kid Friendly)

NERDSummit 2014 was a huge success! We've rested up and have been gearing up for 2015. Even though we've already done some amazing things this year, join us as we celebrate the successes of the past and kickoff the future!

This event will be at The Quarters in Hadley, MA.

We will have wristbands available which will give you unlimited tokens for the length of the party. You are welcome to stay after the kickoff party, the Quarters will still honor the wristbands.

Regular Quarter's food from their full menu will be available and can be found at:
http://www.hadleyquarters.com/menu

Please register your attendance here. If you like what we've been doing, please make your registration be a donation. 
 
https://nerdsummit.org/nerd-2015-kickoff-party
NERDSummit 2014 was a huge success! We've rested up and have been gearing up for 2015. Even though we've already done some amazing things this year, join us as we celebrate the successes of the past and kickoff the future! This event will be at The Quarters in Hadley, MA.
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Drupal Global Training Day 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
https://nerdsummit.org/event/drupal-global-training-day
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Today's the day for Valley Gives!
 
We are participating in this year's Valley Gives! Donate to support a more diverse and inclusive IT industry!

http://valleygives.razoo.com/story/Nerds
On 12.10.14 western Massachusetts will come together for one day of mass generosity. Give to your favorite nonprofit and support their work making the Valley a great place to live.
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Last Call is looking for people to help us make the internet. Help with web development or project management! All levels need apply: https://lastcallmedia.com/careers
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Your next Drupal expert could be hiding beneath a rock of self doubt.
(Illustration by Colin Panetta) Drupal, over the past several years, has largely been a technology solution that basically sells itself. From huge organizations (like NYSE, NBC, Sony, Pfizer) to entire governments to well established educational institutions (such as Yale, MIT, UMASS), much of the world has standardized on Drupal as their solution for millions of websites. As an open source community, we've built an amazing solution. The world ...
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Have you seen the NERDSummit 2014 schedule?! So much awesome! 

https://nerdsummit.org/news/have-you-seen-schedule
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Last day to register for childcare!
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