Yesterday was the CreateBaltimore event and wow what a day! The Baltimore Node was out in force and I was really happy to meet a number of our neighbors (Effervescent, Single Carrot, Hexagon/Charm City Art Space).
The goal of the CreateBaltimore barcamp was to bring together artists and technologists and inject some design thinking into Baltimore. Of the three rounds of sessions I went to the entrepreneurship and business session, the Betascape session and the community spaces session.
The big takeaway from the first session is that there’s a lot of discussion and mentoring to be done to help people figure out how to put together their business plan and how to profitable. Shameless plug: come out to Monday night’s Baltimore Business Book Club meeting to learn!
The second session on Betascape went well and if you’re interested in participating we’ll be hosting out Kickoff meeting on January 26th at 7pm at the Node. You can find details on the meeting here please come out with your ideas.
The last session was on Community Spaces and it seemed to really focus on how we could better connect with people and promote ourselves to the greater Baltimore area. One of the topics that came up was pushing for more involvement with the Second Saturday’s project that apparently has funding for groups in the Station North area. Moreover, I’m going to work at putting together a roundtable of people running community spaces/organizations in Baltimore so we can get together to share our successes and help mentor each other, drop me an email if you’re interested.
Overall the event was a stunning success, big thanks to Scott, Buck, Andrew and Dave for making it happen, I can’t wait for it to happen again!