Learning about data science at the Galvanize launch event

Galvanize kicks off their launch event tonight in San Francisco. Connecting with industry collogues and friends.

Galvanize also launched launched GalvanizeU today.

A Master of Engineering in Big Data is delivering a new Class of Data Scientist prepared for real world applications of deep data science skills.

Galvanize is a Denver-based startup focused on coalescing communities of early stage technology companies through the three pillars of Community, Curriculum and Capital. The first Galvanize facility, located in the 30,000 sf historic Rocky Mountain Bank Note Company building, was [...]

The Top 10 Companies Acquiring and Investing in Ed Tech Startups

We all know the ED Tech Space is being disrupted. It's also a very lucrative for both venture capital and founders building new educational platforms. CBInsights provides more data just how lucrative, as it reports that Ed Tech companies received $1.1 billion in venture capital in 2012. The report also provides us with a list of the top 10 companies acquiring and investing in Ed Tech Startups.

With $1.1B in Ed Tech venture capital financing in 2012, we wanted to take a closer look at which of the larger education companies, both private and public, have been most active in both [...]

Why technology, startup, entrepreneur, social media conference organizers cannot fix the lack diversity problem at their events.

Last week at this time I was in Las Vegas attending Blogworld Expo 2010. For Blogworld it was their fourth year and my second time attending. I had a great time meeting new friends and catching up with old ones while learning a few tips here and there. Blogworld markets itself as the world’s largest social media conference with over 3,000 attendees. Note, if you’re wondering about SXSW, SXSW is NOT a social media conference it’s an interactive tech conference with some social media sessions. During lunch on opening day at Blogworld I was sitting with a few friends and I looked around [...]

This is it: 7 days, 3 cities, 2 panels, 2 presentations, 1 live video show and the end of the road!

Today I start one of the most interesting trips in my life and career as a speaker. I’m currently in Boston, MA for FutureM week where I’ll be speaking on a location panel at GeoM and Inbound Marketing Summit. Tuesday, I’m hosting a live #GEOchat show from SCVNGR HQ. Thursday I’m leaving Boston for Michigan to present at Brandcamp and closing out the week I’ll present in Miami, Fl for Blogalicious 2010. If you count it, that’s 7 days, 3 cities, 2 panels, 2 presentations & 1 live video show.

Earlier this year while planning my schedule I new this week was going to be crazy [...]

Attend GeoM and learn why Geo Location Matters and what is the future of location-based services

Originally posed by and on SchneiderMike.com

October 4-8, MITX presents Future M week in Boston. On October 4th, brands, marketers, technologists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, students and business people and will gather in Cambridge at the Microsoft NERD to talk about the future of geo location and the future of geo marketing. Yes. This is a promotional post for an event that my company, Allen & Gerritsen is planning, but since you have read this far, I think you will find the content helpful in making a decision as to whether or not you should attend. For the record, I [...]

Follow Friday: Seven upcoming location-based events you should follow… I mean attend

It's Friday and that means it's Follow Friday on Twitter but like last week I'm going to do a blog post instead a follow Friday tweet but with a little twist. This week I'm listing events and not just any kind of events but location-based conferences/meetups events. Here are seven upcoming location-based conferences/meetups/events/summits you should follow... I mean attend.

1. NYC Geo/Mobile Hack Day
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 7:00 PM (ET)

2. Location Business Summit USA
September 14-15 2010, Crowne Plaza, San Jose,)

3. Social Media [...]