NOLATech Week was launched last year as the first weeklong technology-focused event, created by the people for the people. Local nonprofits, businesses, organizations and community groups banded together to make it a historical, annual event, and it was a huge success.
The second annual event will be, newly, in partnership with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), taking place October 6th – 11th, 2014 at venues around the city.
CVB President Stephen Perry said, “It truly represents the unique, innovative and diverse culture that this city offers. Anyone participating in the event will get a true sense of how unique New Orleans is – a place full of old and new traditions, where history and technology merge.”
NOLATech Week executive director Jason Seidman said the event was created with the goal in mind to highlight all the incredible ways New Orleanians are developing and using technology to better our lives and our community.
The inaugural NOLATech Week came together last year in just about six weeks with only 15 volunteers organizing the over 40 events. This year, Seidman expects at least double the number of volunteers, many of whom gathered last week for the initial planning meeting, and definitely many more attendees throughout the week.