Exciting Events Coming Up in May

Michael Kasian |


A new month brings a new set of exciting events, some so unique that I had to highlight them on our blog. With conferences, fundraisers, and celebrations covering hair, community, paella, and golf, May is chock full of variety. Check ‘em out!

paella6La Gran Paella

Where: Atlanta, Georgia When: May 3rd

It’s time for the Gran Paella, which will be carefully prepared by the amateur chefs of La Casa de España en Georgia. This is the ninth edition of the great Paella and you can enjoy a delicious paella, the most famous Spanish dish, accompanied by Spanish tapas and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the price.

11032897_1608447952732059_1004335768_niStandard Producer Showcase

Where: Chicago, Illinois        When: May 6th

15 of Chicago’s finest producers will showcase their tracks in front of a panel of career changers and mentors. Winner with the highest score will get a prize package consisting of a bundle IK Multimedia iOS Products, iZotope’sNectar Elements,a choice of Propellerhead Software (either Reason Essentials or ReCycle), Ableton Live 9 Intro, a Lifetime Subscription to iStandardProducers.com, promotional gear from Monster Energy, and more!

6836568349_9a095dd009_zBarCampRoc Spring 2015

Where: Rochester, New York When: May 9th

BarCamp Rochester is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Plan on a relaxed day of discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. The spirit of BarCamp and unconferences in general, is that all attendees prepare a talk, and arrive ready to share. Regular talks are 20 minutes, Lightning Talks are 5 minutes. Presentations in the auditorium are recorded and streamed live.

Invite-Delmar-Email-01Moon Over Delmar

 Where: Ft. Lauderdale,Florida      When: May 16th

A Moonlight Soiree and Silent-Auction to benefit The Delmar Scholarship Fund. Come join all of East Ft. Lauderdale as we celebrate for a good cause – Delmar Arts Academy’s Scholarship Fund, which seeks to provide scholarships for under-privileged children to attend the Preschool and Kindergarten at Delmar. What better reason to toast, dine and dance than to help children receive a top-tier, arts-based education? To read more about our cause please visit the scholarship fund.

new golf10th Annual Golf Invitational & Pro Golf Workshop

Where: Clearwater, Florida   When: May 18th

Celebrating 38 years of service to the Pinellas County Community, here’s your chance to help the community while having fun. Founded in 1977, the Pinellas County Urban League is the premier social service and civil rights organization in Pinellas County. We are one of the National Urban League’s networks of non-profit, community-based affiliates located throughout the United States. The Pinellas County Urban League is a member agency of United Way since 1981. The Urban League operates social service programs throughout Pinellas County and serves those in need of career development, education, employment services, tutoring, energy assistance, crime prevention services, and housing weatherization.

1509978_10104008315081266_3544088263998208526_nCMX Summit East 2015

 Where: New York, New York                When: May 19th

CMX Summit is the leading conference for the community industry, bringing together the world’s most inspiring and experienced speakers on the topic of community building. It’s not just tech. Experts from psychology, art, science, military, music and other fields come to CMX to share their community building strategies.

Whether you’re working to become a stronger community builder, you want to hire a community professional, you want to network with other community professionals or just want to learn from some of the most inspiring speakers in the world, you don’t want to miss this event.

UnknownWest Coast CTO Summit

 Where: San Francisco, California              When: May 19th

Put your day-to-day aside and spend time learning from your peers and the trenches they have spent time in. It’s not hard to find a gathering of technologists debating front end frameworks, containerization or the relative benefits of Scala, Clojure and Go. Finding a group of geeks talking about the hard parts of building a successful engineering team is more challenging.

Whether you want to hire smarter, refine your culture, improve your processes, manage more effectively or adopt better engineering practices or architectures, the CTO Summits are designed to help you to learn from top practitioners and to share experiences with your peers.

image[1]The International Natural Hair Meetup Day

Where: Aurora, Colorado     When: May 30th

The International Natural Hair Meetup Day, hosted by Design Essentials is an annual one-day event. Its purpose is to allow the opportunity for women across the country to meet in their own communities while networking, sharing and meeting other women across the country participating in meetups on the same day. Natural hair meetups are events designed to share information, techniques, inspiration and products to aid individuals in their natural hair journey.