Come celebrate summer in the smart city with food, beverages, great company and surprises TBA!
DIA's Data Committee will return and meet at 6pm at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. With Phase I data coming in from the Living Lab - and more and more available for external sources, come join up with data enthusiasts to maximize the insights for Phase I, and needs assessments for other parts of the city!
STEM Committee Meeting at 6pm at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. We'll pick-up our conversation from last month surrounding ideas on how to build smart cities, IoT and data into programs for use in K-12 classes. Some of the ideas we're exploring include supporting DISD Maker Spaces; utilizing environmental and lighting data to talk about health and sustainability, and others, please join us!
The DIA's STEM Committee will next meet on Tuesday, June 6th at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center! We will hear from opening guest speakers and together, brainstorm the development of curriculum or modules integrating smart cities, IoT and future careers into schools in the DFW area. Snacks and beverages provided for sustinance, please join us!
The Dallas Innovation Alliance is planning a two day conference in conjunction with Earth Day Texas, focused on education and creating an aligned smart city strategy across Texas, and at the State level.
The event will partner with cities including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, smaller communities, and regional entities to educate on best practices, provide case studies from around the country to inspire, and develop priorities around a statewide strategy and policy initiatives.
Timing: April 20-21, 2017 at Fair Park
Attendees: Across city, county, state, regional entities, nonprofit sector, academic institutions and corporate partners.
Program Focus: Core areas of smart city education and collaboration in cities moving major initiatives forward, such as procurement, policy local/state/federal collaboration, as well as key smart city areas including energy, water, transportation, public safety and social equity.
More details will be communicated in the coming weeks...stay tuned!
The Dallas Innovation Alliance and Austin CityUp! will cohost a meet up event at SXSW Interactive, open to all Interactive and Platinum badge holders. Join us to discuss and celebrate smart city work in Texas and beyond!
Join us for our next STEM committee meeting at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, we'll discuss how to support DCCCD's online STEM Degree Accelerator, where information is gathered about STEM education pathways from middle school through graduate programs for the Dallas ISD and then for the higher education institutions in the metropolitan statistical area. We'll also discuss additional ways to support the ecosystem in Dallas to support STEM initiatives!
Join us for our 2017 kickoff and hear from Dr. Peggy Shadduck from DCCCD about their initiative, STEM Degree Accelerator, where information is gathered about STEM education pathways from middle school through graduate programs for the Dallas ISD and then for the higher education institutions in the metropolitan statistical area. The DIA will seek to assist with complementary initiatives to drive STEM and Workforce Development. Please RSVP here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please join us for our 2017 kickoff meeting, where we'll hear from the City's Resiliency Office on a potential data mapping project for the DIA Data Committee to help tackle to support our community! Please RSVP to email@example.com. More details will be added in the next week!
Please join us to celebrate the holiday season and a great year of working towards making Dallas a Smart City! We'll talk about progress on the Living Lab and learn from additional organizations working to make Dallas a smart, innovative and inclusive city! We'll have a Taste of the West End providing bites and beverages from all local establishments! Thanks to our partners and neighbors for sharing the holiday spirit!
Excited to highlight the good work being done by organizations including:
* Better Block
* Dallas Entrepreneur Center
* Dallas Regional Chamber
* Earth Day Texas
* Trust for Public Land
Our fare will feature a Taste of the West End, with bites and beverages from establishments including:
Ellen's - Brunch, Supper & Spirits
RJ Mexican Cuisine of Dallas
DIA's STEM Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at the DEC! More details to come on the committee's plan and next steps around STEM program aggregation and access!
DIA's Quality of Life committee will also be meeting at 6pm on December 6th, come help us focus on community projects, ideation and measurement around QOL!
DIA's Data Committee will meet on Monday, November 21st at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Agenda items and additional info coming soon!
Do you like to design and make things? Are you inspired by the power of technology to build the world around you?
If so, we want to see you in action. The AT&T Developer Program and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is inviting you to innovate and build what's next in technology. We’re looking for creative thinkers like you to join us at this special IoT focused hackathon. All skill levels are welcome! We need a wide variety skills and perspectives to create positive change. There will be prizes around Smart Cities, Mechatronics and Women in Tech.
At AT&T, we have adopted a progressive approach to innovation – one that embraces openness and encourages collaboration between entrepreneurs and professionals of all genders and backgrounds. We believe that working together as a community provide a critical spark to the tech industry that can accelerate innovation and economic growth.
Hang out with us as we hack and build apps, eat snacks, compete for prizes and most importantly: meet new people who share your love of technology. We will have experts from AT&T and the local community onsite to assist with your development.
For more information, or to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-iot-hackathon-dallas-hosted-by-the-dec-tickets-27562215328?mc_eid=2f924a3b80&mc_cid=23f39c3cff
The DIA's Data, Data, Data committee will have its first dedicated meeting on Tuesday, November 1st from 6-7:30pm at the DEC (311 N. Market Street, Dallas 75202). Goals will be to determine project areas of focus to build data-based analysis and solutions. These topics do not need to be isolated to downtown Dallas, but rather to tackle areas of focus across the city. Please contact Vish Madhugiriv at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP.
The DIA's STEM and Workforce Development committee will have its first dedicated meeting on Tuesday, November 1st from 6-7:30pm at the DEC (311 N. Market Street, Dallas 75202). Goals will be to determine project areas of focus to continue to build up programming and impact in these areas in cultivating the skills needed for our future. These topics do not need to be isolated to downtown Dallas, but rather to tackle areas of focus across the city. Please contact Shawn Scott at email@example.com with questions or to RSVP
Join us for our next community meet up and happy hour on October 12th from 6-8pm in the West End! There will be time to learn about DIA, including updates on the West End Living Lab, mingle with some amazing people, and participate in breakout committee meetings. We'll be meeting at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center on the 2nd Floor, street parking is available, as well as some pay surface lots surrounding the block - look for the blue awning for our entrance on either the front or back side of the building!
Committee topics include:
- Data, Data, Data
- Startup Ecosystem Involvement
- STEM/Workforce Development
- Team Green/Sustainability
- Quality of Life/the Citizen Experience
We'll also discuss specific areas of Volunteer Interest!
If you'd like to bring a specific area of expertise to the DIA's work, we would be thrilled to have your support!
- Community Outreach
- Grant Writing
Get ready for our second community meetup! We'll recap the breakout groups from May as well as next steps and action plan. We'll be unveiling renderings from Boka Powell of our vision for the living lab in the West End, as well as a virtual reality experience from 900lbs. And of course, there will be great conversation and libations. Please join us and spread the word! Teamwork makes the dream work and we need you!
We're thrilled by the excitement and enthusiasm around the DIA and can't wait to get all of you passionate people into the same room to discuss smart cities, dreams for Dallas and opportunities for collaboration over cocktails. Join us at Tutta's in the West End to learn more about the DIA, meet likeminded people, and engage in a visioning session/brainstorm. More details forthcoming, but set your calendar and join us!