Albuquerque’s first Blockchain conference will take place at CNM Ingenuity in Smith Brasher Hall on Saturday, October 13th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To register for the BlockFiesta! 2018 visit https://blockfiesta.org/
For more info, visit: http://cnmingenuity.org/news/blockfiesta-conference-provides-valuable-insights-into-fast-approaching-era-of-blockchain-technology/
New! Abiquiu Area Visitor's Guide is ONLINE! Check out this beautiful community-built and community-driven website!
Celebrating the community of Abiquiu and their new online Visitor's Guide!
Congratulations to the community on the launch of this wonderful new website and valuable online resource! New Mexico TechWorks is "strengthening our community one website at a time" and was delighted to work with the community to help them build, launch, and manage their own website as part of the "1000 Websites in 1000 Days Campaign." Special thanks to Wendy Dolci and Luciente, a non-profit charity serving Rio Arriba County, for stewarding this regional effort and for even taking their learning further by also building and launching a new website for Luciente at www.lucienteinc.org.
Check out their new websites, sign up for their mailing list, and share the links with others.
Plus, you can join us for a free website-making workshop, or contact us to learn more about how we can help you get online!
To donate to or become a sponsor of the "1000 Websites in 1000 Days" campaign,
Contact us for more information
via email email@example.com or text/call 505-699-1503
Join us for another FREE website-making workshop on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Make Santa Fe. Bring a laptop or register to use one of the desktop computers and learn to build, launch, and manage your own website. We will roll up our sleeves and get to work designing and building a website on the spot. To learn more visit https://makesantafe.org/learn/nm-techworks-and-make-present-1000-websites-in-1000-days/2018-10-24/
Santa Fe youth and young adults are invited to attend free weekly hands-on coding workshop on Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm at Xerb.TV at the Santa Fe Business Incubator at 3900 Paseo del Sol #310A. Interested in learning HTML, Python, Jvascript, Web Application/Development, CSS, and more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Bring your own laptop and get ready to work on projects!
New Mexico TechWorks and Community Learning Network are teaming with CNM~CNM Ingenuity to expand the NM-ITAP program in Northern New Mexico and help Employers find and hire IT Apprentices. Hear from Program Director Sue Buffington at the Regional Tech Exchange Meeting Tuesday night, September 25 at the Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe from 5:30-7pm..
"The NM-ITAP Program will help:
Employers can hire two types of apprentices, a new hire who has no previous or current association with the company or current employees wishing to skill up beyond their current expertise.
Whether you have an established registered apprenticeship program or would like to start on-boarding apprentices, NMITAP staff will assist you through every step to ensure the successful training and skill advancement of applicants and existing employees.
Submit an inquiry form and a staff member from NMITAP will contact you to discuss the process.
The Department of Labor grant also offers special financial incentives for hiring apprentices."
Online Form – Employer Interest Form
"MSL joins universities and national labs for microgrid focus The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to a consortium of research institutions to develop the New Mexico SMART Grid Center. With local cost-share, total funding for the five-year program is $24 million. The consortium, comprised of the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and New Mexico Tech, with Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Microgrid Systems Laboratory, will work toward modernizing the nation’s electric grid to become SMART (Sustainable, Modular, Adaptive, Resilient, and Transactive).
More than 40 researchers (including new hires) will be involved across all institutions and activities. The research will focus on decentralized architectures, featuring microgrids at the utility distribution feeder level; associated networking, communications, data analytics and decision support; and economics and consumer behavior. In addition, MSL Member Santa Fe Community College will create related workforce training programs (LANL, SNL, and UNM are also MSL consortium Members), and will hire a full-time faculty in this area. Industry and utility partners include Siemens and Public Service Company of NM (PNM). New Mexico EPSCoR led the successful proposal effort, and will act as Project Director. MSL, which made significant contributions to developing the NM SMART Grid Center vision and approach, serves on the project’s Management Team, on two research teams (Systems Architecture, and Testing and Deployment), as an advisor on technology commercialization and innovation, and as coordinator of the SFCC workforce program. As stated in the project’s Strategic Plan, “MSL is a key collaborator that is a hub of microgrid collaborative activity with industry.” The Center is envisioned as continuing beyond the five-year grant period, and will be a focus of MSL’s research program within its full RIDE scope (Research, Innovation, Demonstration, and Education)"
Writer, playwright, and novelist Alexandra Hesbrook attended one of our free website-making workshop at the Office of Economic Development in Santa Fe this summer and built her own website! We are showcasing her site this month and encourage community members of all ages to consider joining us for a workshop sometime this fall as part of a regional "1000 websites in 1000 days." campaign to get as many community members of all ages building and managing their own website online!
As Alexandra noted: " I wanted to drop a quick note of thanks for your class on Wix. As a result of your encouragement, as well as the help of your international intern Mary O'Connor, I am proud to say I have a website! Please check it out:" https://amhesbrook.wixsite.com/amhesbrookramier
Way to go Alexandra!
experienceIT is the premier technology showcase, held annually by the New Mexico Technology Council and featuring a series of events highlighting and celebrating the technology sector, and providing professional development and networking and collaboration opportunities for public and private sector entities.
The event is scheduled:
Thursday, September 13, experienceIT Conference
To learn more about experienceIT visit:
Other events scheduled as part of experienceIT include:
Sunday, September 9th
WIT Wine Tasting – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Savoy Wine Bar & Grill
Tuesday, September 11th
Comcast Pitch Fest – 4:00 PM – 7:00PM
Sandia Resort & Casino
Wednesday, September 12th
vipIT Reception – 4:00 PM – 8:00PM
4:00 pm – 8:00 pmInvitation only luxury reception for members of the technology, business and economic development community. Featuring great food, drinks and entertainment!
Thursday, September 13
experienceIT Conference Day
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Sandia Resort & Casino
Friday, September 14th
blockIT Tech Crawl
3:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Visit with some of New Mexico’s technology pioneers with a tech crawl to downtown technology pioneers:
They will be hosting conference participants with a cool beverage, light food and a tour of their offices.
Check them all out!
New Mexico TechWorks Director Jennifer Nevarez will share updates on Tech education, employment, and enterprise in Northern New Mexico at the upcoming New Mexico Technology Council Tech Update at Fat Pile ABQ at 1pm on Friday, August 17. Renay Moya from Robert Half Technology will also share statistics and information on the growing Technology economy and employment opportunities in New Mexico and nationally.
A Fab Lab Summit will be help in Santa Fe in September!
Check out the amazing program on the Fab Lab website at
Join Fab Foundation President and CEO Sherry Lassiter and leaders in the Fab Lab Network who have created successful digital fabrication labs. From K – 12 education to community centers, universities to community colleges, museums to libraries, you’ll learn about a wide variety of options for creating your own fab lab. If you have a fab lab and are looking for innovative ideas to thrive and grow, you’ll come away with tools you can implement in your own lab and close connections with community members who are willing to share their successes. Open to anyone looking to start a Fab Lab or who has an operational lab and wants to learn from other successful programs in the community.
Space is limited so register here today!
How to Become a Thriving Fab Lab
Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2018
Fab Lab Santa Fe
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe NM
9:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration
9:30 a.m. Keynotes:
Sherry Lassiter, President & CEO
Founder, Fab Lab Hub
North American Digital Fabrication Alliance
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Elements for Success
Outreach via Mobile Fab Labs
Dinner & Evening event to be announced
10 a.m. – noon Deep Dive Workshops
Job Shops/Contract Services
Equipment & Space Design
Why your marketing programs don’t work!
New Mexico TechWorks is a community coalition to support New Mexico Emergent Media and Technologies and implement the White House TechHire initiative. TechHire is a multi-sector effort to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.