Let's get cooking with NERD Summit 2020, March 20-22!

NERD Summit is an inclusive, community building tech event in New England.

Sessions

Prepare for a feast of knowledge with your fellow New England developers and designers with this year’s sessions at NERD Summit 2020.

Look for the app on the iOS App Store, thanks to Lou Franco.

FRIDAY MARCH 20

Session schedule is tentative.
Coffee sponsored by Last Call Media.
Healthy snacks sponsored by Common Media.

SATURDAY MARCH 21

Session schedule is tentative.
Coffee sponsored by Last Call Media.
Healthy snacks sponsored by Common Media.

NERDS2020 Hackathon on Sunday!

NERDS2020 Hackathon will take place on Sunday, March 22nd from 9am to 4pm EST and will be located at the Integrated Sciences Building at UMass Amherst

Do you like to code? Do you want to code? Have you tried to learn to code only to not know how to get started?

Using JavaScript, Python, and maybe a Raspberry Pi or two, beginner programmers and professionals (ages 8 and up) will have opportunities to learn practical programming skills and participate in building real-world applications with mentors in a group setting.

Come join us for a day of networking, learning, and practical hacking -- make new friends, sharpen your skills and develop new ones in a fun and encouraging setting. Sign-up is here.

Location

NERDS 2020 will take place in the Integrated Sciences Building
at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Drive times: Logan (BOS) Airport: 2 hours, Bradley (BDL) Airport: 1 hour,
New Haven: 1.5 hour, NYC: 3.5 hours.

Hotel UMass has reserved a block of rooms (Group Code: NED20C) with discounted room and parking rates. Contact the hotel by February 21, 2020 to secure reservation using the above code.
877-822-2110
www.hotelumass.com

UMass campus map

Download full size map

The most convenient parking is the Campus Center Parking Garage
at a cost of $1.75/hr. More parking options are available.

Google links: GARAGE ($ Fri-Sun)
LOT 43 (free Sat,Sun) LOT 63 (free Sat,Sun)

There are many hotels in the area close by to UMass
including Hotel UMass (see more above the map), very near the ISB building.

About

New England Regional Developers

NERD Summit is a product of New England Regional Developers (NERD). NERD creates positive and supportive learning opportunities for people who work, or want to work in web and related technologies in the New England area.

Read more at: nerd.ngo

Code of Conduct

Attendees are encouraged to read the NERD Summit 2020 Code of Conduct.

The NERD Summit 2020 team

Organizers

  • Kelly Albrecht
  • Rick Hood
  • Steve Brewer

Chairs

  • Chad Furman
    Content Chair
Track Chairs:
  • Rob Bayliss
    DevOps
  • Stephen Cross
    Panels
  • Cheryl Handsaker
    Keynote
  • Geri Jennings
    Backend Development
  • Joan Joly
    Frontend Development
  • Al Nutile
    Horizons
  • Noah Paessel
    Fun With Code
  • Aubrey Sambor
    Design & User Experience
  • Heidi Stanclift
    Project & Business Management
Operations Chairs:
  • Kelly Albrecht
    Sponsorship
  • Barbara Hebert
    Outreach
  • Rick Hood
    Logistics
  • Rick Hood
    Website
Video:

Session video capture is headed up by Abby Bowman this year.
Many thanks to Kevin Thull for support.
www.kevinthull.com

Volunteers

Logistics Team:
  • Abby Bowman
  • Lili Dwight
  • Leslie Glynn
  • Mackenzie Skowyra
  • Jen Wahlund
Outreach Team:
  • Colin Panetta
  • Molly Taaffe
Sponsorship Team:
  • Mike Brooks
  • Stephanie Fuda
  • Gabe Smith
Website Team:
  • Eunice Baiden
  • Susie Howard
  • Clayton Salem
  • Aubrey Sambor
NERD Summit App:
  • Lou Franco

Contact

To volunteer, email Rick Hood at [email protected].

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