Put on by TechPoint Foundation for Youth and DeveloperTown, TechKnowTalk is a quarterly speaker series that focuses on a variety of tech industry topics ranging from programming languages and start-ups to STEM education.  

Join us for a casual panel discussion, networking, and, of course, plenty of pizza and beer. The event is always free to attend, you just have to RSVP.

The schedule for each event is:
5:15pm - Arrival
5:30pm - Happy(half)Hour with Jeff the IP Lawyer *
6:00pm - Networking, Pizza & Beer
6:30pm - Panel Discussion
7:30pm - More Networking, Pizza & Beer
8:00pm - Bye!

* Jeff Barron is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Read his bio here.


Techknowtalk 3.0

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Location: DeveloperTown (5255 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Happy(half)Hour Topic: Secrets, lies, and the new Defend Trade Secrets Act
TechKnowTalk Topic: What's up with all these coding classes and why should I care?
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Panelists include:

Virginie Adams
Co-Leader, Girl Develop It - Indianapolis Chapter

John Qualls
President, Eleven Fifty

Chris Vannoy
Ruby on Rails Instructor, The Iron Yard

Jon Nolen, Moderator
Partner & Mobile Lead, DeveloperTown

Techknowtalk 2.0

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Location: DeveloperTown (5255 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Topic: The biggest business mistakes you don’t want to make with your start-up.

Join us and hear about legal matters related to formation and dissolution of your business entity, investment and HR must do’s, the tax implications of your early decisions, and the benefits of philanthropic giving. 

Panelists include:

Kristine Camron
Ice Miller, LLP

Adam Christensen
Dutton Legal

Patrick Lane
Edward Jones


Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Location: DeveloperTown (5255 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Topic: What inspired local tech entrepreneurs and what did their journeys entail.

The first installment of TechKnowTalk is focused on technology entrepreneurs, what inspired them to pursue a tech career, and the crazy roads they took to get there. 

Panelists include:

Jeb Banner
CEO & Co-Founder of Smallbox

Nate Canada
Engagement at DeveloperTown 

Santiago Jaramillo
CEO & Founder of Bluebridge Digital 

Keith Kleinmaier
CEO of Tenant Tracker 

Ilya Rekhter
CEO & Co-Founder of DoubleMap