Denver Startup Week at Galvanize – Here Are the Sessions You Can’t Miss

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There’s a ton of great stuff happening at Galvanize campuses this week for Denver Startup Week. Here’s a quick overview of all the panels, workshops, and parties you need to check out.

Golden Triangle

Monday, September 28th

Startup Opportunities at the Intersection of Fashion and Technology

2:00-3:30pm | Golden Triangle

Hear three startup founders talk about how trends and technology are impacting the fashion industry.

Status of Bitcoin Currency and Blockchain Technology

4:00-5:30pm | Golden Triangle

Learn from Developers about the technology behind Bitcoin.

Tuesday, September 29th

UX vs CX—What’s the difference?

10:00-11:30am | Golden Triangle

Watch a panel of experts discuss the similarities and differences in scope, approach, and tactics for successful UX and CX.

Intro to Javascript for Game Development (Galvanize Panel)

2:00-3:30pm | Golden Triangle

Are you JavaScript developer? Learn how to use your coding skills to build video games.

Women Who Startup Summit

6:00-10:00pm | Golden Triangle
Anyone is welcome at this celebration of entrepreneurship! Join founders to discuss how you can accelerate the momentum of diversity in tech and make Denver (and Colorado) an example of inclusiveness.

Wednesday, September 30th

Experience Design: The Only Meaningful Differentiator

12:00-1:30pm | Golden Triangle

Explore strategies and tactics for designing differentiated customer experiences.

How to Do Home Energy Reports at Scale

2:00-3:30pm | Golden Triangle

Learn how to scale product development to keep pace with growing customer demands.

Thursday, October 1st

Scaling + Security For Your Cloud Strategy & Morning Happy Hour

10:00-11:30am | Golden Triangle

Join Zayo and Softlayer for a Bloody Mary bar and panel that will help you find the right cloud strategy for your startup.


Monday, September 28th

Bitly Links Aren’t Just Short, They’re Deep: Linking To Both The Web And To Mobile With One URL

12:00-1:30pm | Platte

Hear the Bitly team explain how the technologies they use enable them to route users to appropriate content and report vital company metrics.

Women Who Launch

4:00-5:30pm | Platte

Watch a panel of 3 female founders share their experiences launching and growing a business.

Tuesday, September 29th

How to Write Killer Copy and Connect with Customers (Galvanize Panel)

10:00-11:30am | Platte

Learn content marketing and strategy from four members of the Galvanize Marketing team.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: Successes & Strategies For Anxiety Tolerance In Entrepreneurship

12:00-1:30pm | Platte

Hear about strategies for tackling founder anxiety during this panel discussion and Q&A.

IoT and Wearables: The Path from Concept to Connected

2:00-3:30pm | Platte

Hear about the challenges startups face in getting products designed, tested, and launched on major cellular networks. This Q&A style event will feature resource providers, major carrier network representatives, and startups.

App Strategy Workshop & Happy Hour: Monetize. Optimize. Drive Downloads.

4:00-6:00pm | Platte

Speakers from Google, TechStars, Millennial Media, Pollen, OpenX, and more will share strategies to increase downloads, leverage analytics, and maximize revenue generating opportunities.

Wednesday, September 30th

The Lost Art of Backlog Refinement

10:00-11:30am | Platte

Learn and discuss how iterative planning can help an agile team focus on building the right thing the right way.

Becoming an Influencer

12:00-1:30pm | Platte

Hear about the importance of using social media to become a thought leader and influencer in your industry.

How (and Why) to Hire Data Scientists for Your Startup (Galvanize Panel)

4:00-5:00pm | Platte

Thinking about hiring a data scientist? This panel will cover how data science changing the game – and how you can find and hire the right one to help your company grow.

Built In Brews Hosted By Galvanize & Pivotal

7:00-9:30pm |Platte

Finish up the startup crawl with a bang! Join Galvanize, Pivotal and Built In Colorado for an awesome party with even better people.

Thursday, October 1st

Redesigning the Education System to Build the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

9:00-10:30am | Platte

During this session, attendees will hear how education – both traditional and nontraditional – is helping entrepreneurs learn the skills they need to build the next big thing.

Product Manager Bootcamp Session (Galvanize Panel)

12:00-1:30pm | Platte

Learn how to build an efficient product team, weigh and prioritize features, create product roadmaps, and get a job as a PM.

Founder F*ck Ups (Galvanize Panel)

2:00-3:30pm | Platte

Hear founders share their personal “f*ck up” stories in an effort to help other founders avoid the same mistakes.

Developer Happy Hour

5:00-6:00pm | Platte

Relax over free drinks with fellow developers courtesy of Hunter Technical Resources.

TechCrunch Denver Meetup + Pitch-off

6:00-7:00pm | Platte

TechCrunch’s legendary Meetup + Pitch-Off is coming to Denver for the first time! Watch 10 startups compete for an exhibit spot at TechCrunch Disrupt in London or New York.

Friday, October 2nd

Innovations On The Electric Grid: How Colorado Companies Can Navigate Opportunities

10:00-11:30pm | Platte

Hear experts discuss issues in the electric industry, and learn how startups can take advantage of opportunities by working with regulated utilities.

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