Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | February 17th 2015 Edition

Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | February 17th 2015 Edition

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Week of Tuesday February 17th, 2015

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New Events Added From: Kingonomics, Nex Labs, General Assembly, Opportunity Hub, Femprofessionals Atlanta, Atlanta Independent Women’s Network, The Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment, Judi Knight, West Midtown Business Alliance, AABJ, WIFTA, and Network After Work

+ February is Kingonomics Wealth Month at Opportunity Hub, and they have 50+ free awesome events this month. Click here learn more.
Tuesday February 17th, 2015
+ Gamification: How To Play With Veronica Brown
+ What’s gamification? And how can you use it in your small business, organization, or personal life? Loyalty points, badges, and contests using Facebook and mobile apps are all examples of gamification. You can use it to motivate your customers, employees, teammates, and even yourself. In this gamified session, we’ll look at the ways that gaming principles are changing our behavior, and how we can use it to influence others. And we’ll have fun doing it. Veronica Brown is a writer and instructional designer specializing in designing games for adult learning. She creates engaging training activities that simulate real-world experiences.
+ Organized By Atlanta Independent Women’s Network
+ Westside Cultural Center | 5:45pm – 8:45pm
+ Cost: Free – $20
+ RSVP here
Wednesday February 18th, 2015
+ Marketing Tips from Heath Shackleford
+ The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) and the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is proud to host an engaging and informative evening with Heath Shackleford on Wednesday February 18th at 6pm. Heath Shackleford, Founder of Good.Must.Grow, will discuss the unique challenges social enterprises and nonprofits face with marketing/storytelling – and how to overcome them!
+ Organized By The Social Enterprise Alliance & Association of Fundraising Professionals
+ Location: City of Refuge | 6pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Wednesday February 18th, 2015
+ The Awesome Happy Hour
+ Join us for our monthly Awesome Hour! It’s the official “office hours” of The Awesome Foundation – Atlanta Chapter. Interested in applying for a future grant? Come out and meet our Trustees, network with other “doers of good” in the city and congratulate our current Grant Winner!
+ Organized By The Awesome Foundation, Atlanta Chapter
+ Fork & Juniper | 7pm
+ Cost: Free 
+ RSVP here
Wednesday February 18th, 2015
+ 2015 Tech Trends: The Power of Social Media
+ Organized By Black Data Processing Associates
+ Polygon Atlanta | 6pm – 8pm
+ Cost: Free for BDPA Members/ $10 for non-members
+ Register here
Wednesday February 18th, 2015
+ Synthesizer
+ You’ve heard the show, now you can experience the physical manifestation of Digital Good Times for our inaugural Synthesizer at Collider.
+ Organized By Digital Good Times
+ Collider | 7pm – 9pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Wednesday February 18th, 2015
+ The Creative Class
+ Studio No.7 has partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment for The Creative Class every Wednesday from 6-9pm. We’ll be featuring food and drink specials with sounds music curated by Bryan Michael Cox.
+ Organized By The Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
+ Studio 7 | 6pm – 9pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Thursday February 19th, 2015
+ Atlanta WordPress Meetup – WP For Music & Business and Top 5 For A Musician’s Website
+ This group is the oldest and largest Atlanta WordPress Meetup. We have one or two presentations depending on the degree of complexity of the topic. This month’s presentation will be The presentations are designed for beginners and/or intermediates to learn to build, customize, and maintain WordPress websites. We will also cover plugins as well as how to address business uses such as e-commerce, membership sites and supporting multiple languages.
Bring your questions about your WordPress project. We include time for refreshments, networking and trouble shooting.

+ Organized By Judi Knight – New Tricks
+ Westside Cultural Arts Center | 3:30pm – 5:30pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Thursday February 19th, 2015
+ West Midtown Business Alliance General Meeting
+ The West Midtown Business Alliance meets the Third Thursday of every month at the WCAC. The business meeting lasts from 6:30-7:30, and includes member introductions, community news, panel discussions, and “state-of-the-union” updates. The meeting is directly followed by Happy Hour featuring light bites supplied by one of our West Midtown restaurants and Cash Bar hosted by the Westside Cultural Arts Center.Meetings are open to the public and always free to attend. Come let your voice be heard! For more information on WMBA meetings, membership, or how to get involved, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Lauren Estadt, at 404.640.9951
+ Organized By West Midtown Business Alliance
+ Westside Cultural Arts Center | 6:15pm – 8:30pm
+ Cost: Free
Friday February 20th, 2015
+ United Way Connecting For Community Change (C3) Conference
+ C3 – Connecting for Community Change – is the only immersive conference experience in Atlanta connecting a diverse group people who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed for positive, sustainable change. Join more than 500 agents of community change including nonprofits, corporations and philanthropists across our 13-county region for a day of collaboration and innovation!
+ Organized By United Way
+ Atlanta Marriot Marquis | 8:30am – 4pm
+ Cost: $35+
+ Register here
Saturday February 21st, 2015
+ CommunKnowledge
+ Join fellow Atlantans for the second installment of our learning circle with a series of conversations that will inspire and enlighten.
+ Organized By Think For Good
+ HandsOn Atlanta | 9am – 12pm
+ Cost: $10
+ Register here
Saturday February 21st, 2015
+ Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Monthly Meeting
+ AABJ: Then & Now. AABJ founders Stan Washington and Rodell Lewis will discuss the history of Black journalists in Atlanta and complete the phrase: “WHAT I WISH I KNEW” about Journalism past and present.
+ Organized By AABJ
+ WSB-TV (1601 W. Peachtree St.) | 11:30am – 1pm
+ Cost: $0 – $5
Saturday February 21st – Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
+ 10,000 Innovators, Entrepreneurs, & Investors Conference + Expo
+ Kingonomics, Opportunity Hub and Digit have partnered to create the first Ten Thousand Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Investors Conference & Expo, Saturday, February 21st and 22nd, 2015. Free for all existing and aspiring inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and investors of all ages and stages, this “Entrepreneurship Weekend” aims to attract 10,000 attendees over a 2-day period to New Birth in Lithonia, GA. Preferred seating will be available.
+ Organized By Opportunity Hub
+ New Birth
+ Cost: Free
+ Register here
Saturday February 21st – Sunday February 22nd, 2015
+ CodeAcross Atlanta 2015
+ South Downtown is a neighborhood that’s been long ignored and overlooked. But it’s brimming with potential. The buildings are there, the density is there, and the people are arriving. South Downtown is waking up. Our hosts at the Center for Civic Innovation are kicking off a long-term effort to shape the future of South Downtown, and Code for Atlanta is partnering with them on this goal.
+ Organized By Code For Atlanta
+ Center For Civic Innovation
+ Cost: Free
+ Register here
Sunday February 21st, 2015
+ Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) Oscar Party
+ WIFTA’s annual Oscar party is of course on the evening of the Academy Awards. People from the Film and TV industry are welcome to join us as well as supporters and friends. It’s open to the public. WIFTA’s Oscar party has had rave reviews from all who attended. We have our own Red Carpet starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by trivia games, prizes, socializing, big screens’ simulcast from the Oscars in Hollywood and much more. Want to mingle and meet new people from the Entertainment industry? This is your chance!
+ Organized By WIFTA
+ Studio 7 | 6pm – 11pm
+ Cost: $30 – $45
+ Register here
Monday February 23rd – 25th, 2015
+ 2015 Key Executives Mega-Conference For Newspaper Industry Professionals
+ This year’s conference is expected to draw an even larger audience of publishers, key corporate executives, digital and advertising executives, research and development partners, journalism educators and others.
+ Organized By Inland Press Association, Local Media Association, & Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
+ Marriott Marquis Atlanta
+ Cost: $795+
+ More Info Here & Register here
Tuesday February 24th, 2015
+ TechCrunch Meetup & Pitch-off 2015
+ TechCrunch’s legendary meetup + pitch-off event is coming to Atlanta! Join us for beer, good conversation, and a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds.
+ Organized By TechCrunch
+ Prive | 6pm
+ Cost: $10
+ Register here
Tuesday February 24th, 2015
+ Media Disrupted: Reinventing The Media Through Technology, Innovation, & Investment
+ Disruption is happening. Hear success stories that describe how high-quality, targeted content, alternative means of distribution, audience consideration, and quick growth opportunities involving missing demographic partnerships, all help to expand market opportunities for existing and new entrants. Network and hear from a panel of top experts.
+ Organized By WICT Southeast
+ GTRI Conference Center | 5:30pm – 8pm
+ Cost: Free For Members/$40 For Non-Members
+ Register here
Tuesday February 24th, 2015
+ Network After Work
+ Network After Work is America’s premier face-to-face business networking company with monthly mixer events in over 40 cities catering to nearly one million members. Attendees make valuable connections with other members of their business community while enjoying different exciting venues including clubs, restaurants, hotels and special event locations. Events attract a diverse mix of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and career levels. It all takes place on a weekday right after work in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections. Name-tags color coded by industries help sort through the many opportunities while a free drink and light bites before 7pm helps get the ball rolling right from the start.
+ Organized By Network After Work
+ Strip at Atlantic Station | 6pm – 9pm
+ Cost: $15 – $25
+ Register here
Wednesday February 25th, 2015
+ Finances & Fabulousness: How To Make More Money & Live The Life You Want
+ Join Femfessionals as finance blogger Lauren Bowling shares on navigating debt, making side hustles lucrative, & living the life you want!
+ Organized By Femprofessionals Atlanta
+ Nex Atlanta | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
+ Cost: $10
+ Register here
February 27th – March 7th is Atlanta Startup Weekend
Friday February 27th – Saturday February 28th, 2015
+ Goodie Hack: The Hackathon For Under-Served Communities
+ 24 hours. 10 non-profits. 10 teams. A whole bunch of fun.
+ Organized By Amplify 4 Good
+ Google Atlanta | 7pm – 7pm
+ Cost: Free
+ Register here
Saturday February 28th, 2015
+ The 5th Annual PESA Summit 2015
+ The Summit 2015 will be a monumental event that inspires students to follow their true passions through professional opportunities, educational seminars and networking. This event gives students and attendees the opportunity to gain extensive exposure to professionals in the areas of sports, TV/Film, music and fashion.
+ Organized By The Professional Entertainment & Sports Association @ Terry (UGA)
+ University of Georgia in Athens at Brooks Hall | 9am – 4:30pm
+ Cost: Free – $20
+ Register here
Wednesday March 4th, 2015
+ Startup Riot 2015
+ 1 Day. 2 Keynotes. 30 Startups.
+ Organized By Grok Ventures
+ Terminal West | 7:30am – 7pm
+ Cost: Varies
+ Register here
Wednesday March 4th, 2015
+ Burning Plan feat. City Fresh
+ In this program, an entrepreneur or team is given the chance to present their full business plan. Then, they will tell you what they don’t know about what they are trying to do. The panelists and audience are there to brainstorm and help the entrepreneur think through gaps in the plan.
+ Organized By Nex Labs
+ General Assembly | 6:30pm
+ Cost: $20
+ Register here
Thursday March 5th – Saturday, March 7th, 2015
+ Black Women Film Summit
+ The Black Women Film Summit will feature the inspiring “Untold Stories” luncheon, the annual Black Women Film Festival (BWFF) and a number of seminars and activities that will connect key industry players with aspiriting entertainment professionals.
+ Organized By The Black Women Film Network (BWFN)
+ Atlanta Marriott Marquis
+ Cost: Varies
+ Register here
Saturday March 21st, 2015
+ BioLogue STEM Fair for Girls
+ The mission of the BioLogue STEM Fair For GIRLS is to provide girls the opportunity to develop successful work via, teamwork, time management, responsibility, discipline, ethics, organizational skills, communication skills and presentation skills. Contestants MUST submit a research project to compete for top prizes in their grade categories.
+ Organized By BioLogue Program
+ Exchange Park Recreation Center | 9am – 12pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Saturday March 21st, 2015
+ How to WOW One of 1000 – Media Training & Emmy Award-Winning Journalists
+ Tips to Boost Your Brand – Become a Savvy Speaker, Media Analyst or Polished Politician. Join us for this interactive workshop!
+ Organized By Kathy Y Times in Partnership with the AABJ
+ The AJC | 8am – 2pm
+ Cost: $45 – $125
+ RSVP here
Saturday April 18th, 2015
+ SEM Link’s 8th Annual STEM Career Fair & Exhibition
+ Organized By SEM Link
+ GA Tech | 10am – 2pm
Monday June 1st, 2015
+ 20th Annual George A. Lottier Scholarship golf Tournament
+ The George A. Lottier Golf Foundation (GALGF) was created to preserve the memory of George Lottier and his love for the game. Its mission is to provide support and training for future golfers and to assist qualified minority journalism students in enriching their education. To date the event has provided over $145,000 in internships and scholarships.
+ Organized By the Atlanta Tribune
+ Country Club of Roswell | 8am – 4:30pm
+ Cost: $50+
+ Register here
Thursday December 10th, 2015
+ Small Business Expo 2015
+ Small Business Expo is the largest and most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show and conference for business owners, entrepreneurs and decision-makers.
+ Organized By The Show Producers
+ Atlanta Convention Center at America’s Mart (Building 2, 2nd Floor) | 9:30am – 5pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
// Other Atlanta e-Newsletters You Should Sign Up For //
+ Atlanta Startup Gossip
+ Hypepotamus
+ General Assembly
+ Opportunity Hub
+ Technology Association of Georgia
// Great Spaces In Atlanta (Also Available To Host Events) //
+ Nex
+ Opportunity Hub
+ Center for Civic Innovation
General Assembly

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