Billed as a two-day “convergence of tech: new people, new ideas and innovation in Kansas City,” Compute Midwest is hosted by Kansas City IT Professionals, a grassroots tech community spearheaded by the brilliant Mike Gelphman (who also created Compute Midwest). The event includes an all-day conference today with presentations from a number of speakers including Dan Levin, COO of Box; Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables; Scott Chacon, CIO of Github; Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder of Aspera; and Ben Milne, CEO and co-founder of Dwolla, to name a few.
The rest of the weekend includes a 24-hour hackathon that, unfortunately, is already sold out. The good news? We’ll keep you posted on the winners! There’s likely to be some pretty amazing apps created during that time, and we’re excited to see the results.
So what the heck are you waiting for? The conference is happening now, so hop over to the Compute Midwest site to register and then get your rear over to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (2000 Grand Blvd., Kansas City) and prepare to soak up a whole lotta tech knowledge.
If you’re headed that way, feel free to pop back over and let us know what you thought of Compute Midwest. And in the meantime, kudos to Mike for creating and planning such a great event. We’re already looking forward to Compute Midwest 2013!