12/6/2014 10am to 5pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds
Bing Crosby Hall
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92104


The STEAM Maker Festival is a one of a kind event designed to bridge the gap between School based STEAM programs and the MAKER Movement. Over 120 booths, displays and presentations will showcase local school programs, crafters, makers and the people and companies that are driving the next wave of creative technologies.

The San Diego STEAM Maker Fest is an annual event every December here in San Diego. The event is part maker fair and maker movement, part local businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids! Every booth is interactive, providing both entertainment and education.

Businesses and charities! Expect to see 120 local and national companies that have things that make a child’s life better. These are specifically chosen businesses and charities that will provide a unique hands on experience for all visitors. Every vendor is providing an activity or demonstration to enjoy. Plus meet charities making a difference in children’s lives.

​Maker Fair! A maker fair is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. The San Diego STEAM Maker festival combines a maker fair with S.T.E.A.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) to create a unique unique educational festival for kids and adults alike.

So come on down to the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival to experience everything for kids, makers, and their families!

October 11, 2014
8:30am to 8:30pm

Cal State San Marcos
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078


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The International Women’s Hackathon is sponsored by Microsoft Research to empower young women leaders in computer science. The event is open to all female students, ages 16 and older. Teams of 4–6 girls will make a website, game, cloud based service, application, or mobile app to address one of the two challenges: Disaster Response or Climate Data.

California State University San Marcos participated in the April 2014 International Women’s Hackathon, along with 50 other campuses around the globe. We are excited to participate again on Oct 11, 2014 – by providing a fun learning environment for girls to get more exposure to computer programming, IT pros, mentors, companies and community members involved in this vibrant industry!


Sept. 19, 2014 – Deadline to complete Mayor Faulconer’s City website redesign survey.

On Aug. 28, City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer teamed with San Diego Code for America for a cool Google Hangout where he announced a call for local startups and tech vendors to join him in overhauling the City website.

Sign up for the survey:

Watch Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s announcement on Google Hangout:

Applications to compete in the pitch competition for the next StartupCamp can be found on the link below – DUE Oct 30:

Reminder that EACH startup receives $25,000 in funding plus 3 months of free office space and mentoring in Sunnyvale as they prep for the EXPO pitch (San Diego startups are guaranteed a slot once they are selected for StartupCamp!)

ZestyThe Zesty Small Business Incubator at the University of San Diego is looking for new clients to partake in this Fall Semester’s program! The program begins with a client-student consultation meeting, where small business owners share their company’s history and their vision for the future. Students ask poignant questions regarding aesthetic tastes, desired content, and intended audience, thus beginning the creative process of web development. In the classroom, students are taught fundamental digital marketing concepts, which are translated into industry-consistent web design processes, including site mapping, wire framing, and content generation. Content generation takes center stage, as students incorporate search engine optimization techniques to provide for a fully functioning and search engine friendly website. After websites are created using the Zesty software, students pitch their final products to both their clients and the Variable Action team. One website for each client is chosen as a winner, after which the client will receive one-on-one time with the Variable Action team for polishing and refinement. During this time, students consult on their client’s social media presence through in-depth industry research and strategic development, for a well-rounded digital marketing plan. Ideal clients are those who have yet to develop a website for their business, or those who are in need of a substantial “remodel”!  Please email Justine Rapp ( or visit for more information.


Digital Design Showdown (DDS) is a fast paced design competition where participants go head to head with other San Diego designers. Each person gets 20 minutes to create a piece of art work around a theme or image in 2D, 3D, and Animation competition categories.

Date: Fri, 09/20/2013 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Register to Compete and win PRIZE MONEY and BRAGGING RIGHTS for YOU and your COMPANY!!!

Where: World Resources SimCenter 1088 Third Ave. San Diego CA 92101
Why: To build a TECH Core in Downtown and bring Creatives together
What: Design Battle – Be Fast! Be Creative! Be a Winner!

This “red carpet” event is CONNECT’s largest and most prestigious, attracting more than 800 of the region’s top business leaders, researchers and capital providers. More than 100 San Diego based companies compete in the four month judging process. MIP Award finalists and winners benefit from valuable community recognition, media coverage, product exposure and the opportunity to display at the luncheon showcase.

Nominate your product today!

Date: 09/07/2012

Uber San DiegoAfter being under wraps for roughly a month, Uber is officially launching in San Diego today, June 7th.

Kicking off its presence in May with Tony Hawk as “Rider Zero,” the city has been swarming with “secret Uberers” who have been helping test the service in limited availability. Uber’s official arrival is very welcome in America’s Finest City, where parking downtown and in beach communities can be a hassle and taxi service is inconsistent.

Using Uber, riders can request a car via iPhone or Android app, text message, or the web and be picked up in a stylish towncar within minutes. Payment is handled within the app – including tip – and there’s no need to carry cash.

Ride charges are determined with a base fare, ride distance (if going over 11 MPH), and a time fare (if going below 11 MPH).

Uber is currently offering service in nearly a dozen other cities including New York City, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

You can follow Uber’s local service on Twitter at @Uber_SD. (If you’re lucky, keep an eye on the Twitter account and you might be able to snag a code for a complementary Uber ride!)

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