Upcoming Events

  • MVUX - Minimum Viable User Experience w/ Jono Young

    Good User Experience Design is hard; it takes a long time and your project scopes are shrinking. Luckily for you, there is a faster, more cost-effective way called Minimum Viable User Experience (MVUX). MVUX is a new way of thinking about users, experience and design. It's about doing the absolute minimum amount of work to get the absolute maximum return. This is where "Less is More" meets User Experience Design.

    Speaker, Jono Young, is an Agile Web/App UX Designer, Logo Designer, Speaker & Marketer. He is passionate about helping others design solutions that save time, feel good & make money. It's been said that he thinks too much, but he's pretty sure that is his design super power.


  • Using Federal Funds (SBIR/STTR) To Finance and Grow Your Company

    If you are looking at funding options for your company, the federal government's SBIR/STTR grant programs should be at the top of the list. Please join us as nationally recognized expert, John Davis, leads a presentation on the strategic use of SBIR funds. To attend this event, register HERE

  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS

    SOLIDWORKS is an advanced 3D modeling software that is used by many major manufacturing companies such as Boeing. This class is free and will be open to members and the public. There is a 12 person limit on this class and the class itself will last about 3.5 hours. 


  • Javascript Lighting Talks

    Join them for a night of lightning talks! (crack of lightning sounds outside your window). They'll take volunteers to talk about something Javascript'y for 5 minutes. So come and share your knowledge and experience with Javascript!

    They will finish with a keynote on the IDesign method by Andre Dublin.


  • Charleston Ruby Society

    Charleston Ruby Society Meetup Group


  • Startup Grind Charleston Hosts Marc Murphy (SPARC)

    ** This is a paid event. Purchase your tickets HERE **

    What is Startup Grind?

    Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter@StartupGrind.

    Marc Murphy, SPARC

    As CEO of SPARC, Marc Murphy is responsible for leading the overall corporate direction, business continuity, and management of the organization. He oversees all business and operations done in concert with several Department of the Defense contracts worth a combined value of over $50M. Marc consistently develops strategic plans to advance the company's mission and objectives to promote revenue, profitability, and growth. In addition, Marc maintains a team of Executives and Directors who drive the operational initiatives of SPARC on a daily basis. Prior to joining SPARC Marc served as the SPAWAR Account Director in the Deloitte DoD/Federal group, where he oversaw all operations, and was responsible for leading strategic initiatives that were critical to the ongoing growth of the company. Marc is a former Army Officer, and left service at the rank of Captain. He has degrees from Bucknell University and American University, and lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Ami and their three children.

  • Fridays @ the Corridor - 7 Strategies to Increase Website Traffic

    You have invested a significant amount of time and resources to develop a great website. Now, how do you generate traffic to this site and convert eyeballs to sales? 

    At the August Fridays @ the Corridor, Ann Marie Houlihan from Agile Advantage will lead a presentation regarding some of the best strategies to increase your website traffic. Register HERE.

  • SPARC Hackathon 5

    SPARC Gives hosts the annual Hackathon to foster and grow tech-loving geeks. This coding marathon brings together developers, companies, and the community in non-competitive way for a weekend full of learning and fun. 


  • 2015 Charleston Mayoral Candidate Tech Mixer

    Join Charleston's technology community for drinks and appetizers as we spend an evening discussing issues important to our 21st century economic development. Each mayoral candidate will speak briefly on the challenges and opportunities they see on the horizon and the tech / economic development strategy they would bring to city hall. The talks will be followed by a short, moderated audience Q&A. There will be time to mingle and meet the candidates after the Q&A. mingle and meet the candidates after the Q&A.

    Sponsored By:

    Charleston Digital Corridor

    Blue Acorn


  • Tech Startup Bootcamp

    Is a startup for you? Find out in this practical, hands-on and fast-moving course.

    Do you have an idea for the next Facebook, FitBit, Instagram or Snapchat?

    • Discover what it takes to turn a tech concept into profitable reality

    • Learn the business, technical and legal issues involved in building a tech startup

    • Participate in guest sessions from local business leaders and investors

    • Discover what you need in a pitch presentation so that you can raise funds and attract top talent

    Bootcamp runs September 29 - November 17, 2015 on Tuesdays, 6:00 -9:00 p.m.

    Learn more and/or register HERE