Net2NO is having its first Hack Day event in August in the New Orleans IP Building, hosted by 4.0 Schools. Its a great opportunity to meet people and build some cool stuff!
Net2NO (pronounced “NetSquared New Orleans”) is known as the “granddaddy tech and startup community” in New Orleans. Founded in 2008 as a way to get local entrepreneurs, innovators and tech people into the same room, it has grown from a mere 30 members to over 800 people, and it’s the fourth largest Net2Local meetup group in the world (out of 75 total).
The Hack Day is designed to allow members to “build stuff” like apps, movies, blogs/websites, and novels. The idea is to have one day a month that’s like a mini Startup Weekend: “Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.” Hack Day will be held August 6 at 10am.
NetSquared Local groups hold monthly events that take place in cities around the world (in New Orleans they are the first Tuesday of every month, from 6-9 pm), convening changemakers to share ideas, learn from each other, and even collaborate on projects for real world impact. These gatherings provide a chance to connect for all those interested in the intersection of social technologies and social change. In New Orleans, it’s also an opportunity for likeminded people to get together and drink, be inspired, and meet amazingly talented individuals who are doing great things in our city. You can find out more about Hack Day here.