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Don’t Miss These Upcoming April Meetups!

April 18, 2018
   4/18: React Vegas Meetup 4/18: WordPress Meetup 4/19: Docker Meetup Group 4/19: Las Vegas Augmented Reality Meetup 4/24: Las Vegas Digital Marketing Meetup  4/24: Las Vegas Hardware Startups 4/25: DevOPs Las Vegas Meetup 4/25: Las Vegas Unreal Engine 4 Meetup 4/26: Cyber Security and IT Computer Group Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

Upcoming Event: World IP Day 2018

April 11, 2018
Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity This year UNLV’s Office of Economic Development will be celebrating World IP day with a FREE event on May 11th, 2018. This year’s theme celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity, and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. This year’s event will showcase the current landscape of intellectual property, and the role of women in shaping that landscape. Speakers Zach Miles, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, UNLV John Cabeca, Director, USPTO Silicon Valley Nancy Lough, Professor, UNLV – College of Education & Director Graduate Certificate in College Sport Leadership Robert Rippee, Director, UNLV Hospitality Lab at the International Gaming Institute Scott Marty, Partner, Intellectual Property, Ballard Spahr Wendy Choi, Vice President & Sr. IP Counsel, Avery Dennison Date: May 11, 2018 Time: 8:30am-2:00pm Location: Rob Roy’s Innevation Center Register for World IP Day HERE!

April Meetups Happening at Innevation!

March 29, 2018
   4/4: Las Vegas Macintosh Users 4/4: Las Vegas GO Meetup 4/5: Las Vegas Kubernetes Meetup 4/5: PHP Vegas Meetup 4/10: Las Vegas iOS Developers Meetup 4/10: Las Vegas PC User Group 4/10: Las Vegas Ansible Meetup 4/11: Las Vegas Podcasters Meetup 4/11: Ruby Group Meetup 4/11: Test Automation with Robotic Framework Meetup 4/12: Las Vegas Pluralsight Study Group 4/12: Unity 3D Meetup 4/12: WooCommerce Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

March Meetups Coming to Innevation!

March 14, 2018
   3/14: Las Vegas Podcasters Meetup 3/14: Ruby Group Meetup 3/14: Test Automation with Robotic Framework Meetup 3/15: Docker Meetup Group  3/15: Las Vegas Augmented Reality Meetup 3/15: Las Vegas Drupal Users Group Meetup 3/21: React Vegas Meetup 3/21: WordPress Meetup 3/22: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Las Vegas Meetup 3/27: Las Vegas Digital Marketing Meetup 3/28: CODE Hearted Meetup 3/28: Las Vegas Unreal Engine 4 Meetup 3/29: Cyber Security and IT Computer Group Meetup  Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

Meet Your BattleBorn Hackathon Keynote Speakers

March 7, 2018
This 54-hour hackathon is a “must attend” technology event of the year in Southern Nevada. With $20,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, participants will compete to prototype solutions for real world problems that mining industry leaders face every day. Join us this Friday to network with all the participants and facilitators, check out what the keynote speakers have to say about technology’s future in mining, and stick around as we kickoff the BattleBorn Hackathon! Since space is limited make sure you REGISTER TODAY! Michelle Ash is Barrick’s first Chief Innovation Officer. In her role, she oversees the Company’s innovation strategy looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models. She joined Barrick in January 2016, and brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing sectors. She began her career at Rio Tinto, and most recently worked for Acacia Mining in Tanzania as Chief Operating Officer. She has also served as Head of Alliance Planning and Co-ordination at the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance. Last year, Ash was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School. Michael J. Brown joined Barrick Gold Corporation in 1995 and serves as Barrick’s Executive Director in the USA. Prior to joining Barrick, Michael was Vice President of the Gold Institute. He served eight years in the Reagan Administration at the U.S. Treasury and three years on the staff of the Ohio House of Representatives. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. In Nevada, Michael is a board member of the Clark County Public Education Foundation, Nevada Mining Association, Nevada Taxpayers Association, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Opportunity Village and Nevada Ballet Theatre. He is the founder of the Nevada Corporate Giving Council, an organization dedicated to improving the practice of corporate philanthropy in Nevada. In Washington DC, Michael has served in various leadership capacities with the Capital Rowing Club. Missy Young is the CIO (Chief Information Officer) at Switch. She drives the company’s solutions architecture to create a fundamental and sustainable change in the way clients ultimately design and implement intelligent data strategies. As a technologist, Missy has played an imperative role in the company’s evolution from the most innovative data center company in the world to the world’s only hyperscale retail colocation ecosystem that it is today. Since joining the company in 2005, Missy has also held roles with leadership responsibilities for all sales operations and solutions engineering with respect to potential clients and win-win contract negotiations. Her expertise in technology trends, forecasting client needs and connecting those trends with results has been a great asset to Switch and its success. Prior to becoming a partner at Switch,

BattleBorn Boot Camp This Saturday!

March 1, 2018
BattleBorn Boot Camp is a series of informational and networking events leading up to the BattleBorn Hackathon. These events aim to prepare participating innovators to succeed by introducing them to the challenges they’ll be asked to solve at the hackathon, team forming exercises, and workshops about the technologies that will be made available to them by Barrick and other technology partners. If you’d like to register for a BattleBorn Boot Camp, CLICK HERE. Saturday, March 3rd, 8:00am – 1:00pm Rob Roy’s Innevation Center Live Streamed on facebook Here BattleBorn Boot Camp #1 is an introduction to the hackathon challenges, team forming exercises,  and insight on how to succeed at this years BattleBorn Hackathon. If you’re unable to attend this particular boot camp, don’t worry! Not only can you watch the live stream on facebook, you can also attend either of the two other boot camps listed below. Wednesday, March 7th, 9:00am – 5:00pm Rob Roy’s Innevation Center BattleBorn Boot Camp #2 is a full day event of exercises to bring BattleBorn innovators up to speed in preparation for the hackathon. Exercises will be led by Unearthed, Barrick, and other technology partners. Technology partners will run workshops on how to use platforms and open certain technologies that will be made available during the hackathon. Thursday, March 8th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm Rob Roy’s Innevation Center The final Battle Born Boot Camp is a social event where you’ll have a final chance to form your team before the BattleBorn Hackathon. Come enjoy beverages and light snacks while you network with other innovators and event staff.
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