This month: Drupal Camp, DNS + cybersecurity, digital nomads, return to in-person events and more!
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Technology events for June 2021

It's here!
Not just June, but a chance to start returning, safely, to some in-person tech events!
Having reached my "fully vaccinated" milestone date and having attended an outdoor gathering of Meet the Geeks a couple of weeks ago, I'm cautiously optimistic about the summer ahead. 

In-person events

This month's in-person events include:

  • Hendersonville Cider Coders - Trivia Night
  • VR Game Design Meetup Group
  • Silicon Dojo - DNS for Cybersecurity
  • Unity Game Programmers
  • CryptoCurrency Asheville
  • Asheville Digital Nomads
  • Asheville Coders League

SouthEast LinuxFest

SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) has been in the works for a while, and will remain virtual for this year, but they've already set the date and location for 2022 to be held in-person. See below for all the details on this year's event, taking place June 11-13.

AVL Digital Nomads

This new group meets for the first time this month. This is not the first digital nomads group in town — it is the third one I've seen since starting this newsletter, presumably because the organizers keep moving on in their nomadic journeys. This group will hold their inaugural gathering at the Wedge at Foundation on the evening of the 18th. See below for details.

Looking ahead

Next month's premiere event will be Drupal Camp Asheville, celebrating the event's 10th Anniversary. Tickets to this online event are a mere $10 — get yours today!

I look forward to seeing you, in person and online, when and where you're comfortable gathering. And I don't want to take a moment of it for granted!

- Jay

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Hendersonville Cider Coders

Wednesday, June 2 - 5:45 to 8 PM

Trivia Night

Since things are finally opening up, let’s get together for some trivia, cider, and post-quarantine gathering.

Location: Bold Rock Cidery (72 School House Rd, Mills River)

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VR Game Design Meetup Group

Wednesdays, June 2, 16 & 30 - 6 to 8 PM

General Meeting

Have a curiosity or love for game design? We meet every two weeks to learn about the many aspect of game design as it relates to virtual reality. All skill levels welcome. A short presentation topic and group discussion starting at 6:15pm. After a short break there is a lab challenge to get hands on experience. No equipment or experience necessary.

Location: 53 N Market St, Suite 201


Silicon Dojo Asheville

Thursday, June 3 - 6 to 8 PM

DNS For Cybersecurity

DNS is a cornerstone of the Internet and vital for securing your computers and network. We'll explain how DNS works and tools and methods for securing your network. We'll also explain the potential problems with some solutions. BEGINNERS WELCOME - DNS sounds complicated, but is pretty simple. If you can surf the web you should be able to follow along with this class.

Location: 12 1/2 Wall St - Suite K

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Unity Game Programmers

Thursdays - 6 to 8 PM

Weekly Meeting

We are resuming in-person meetings. We'll be at the Hi-Wire Big Top. Join us for a beer and/or something from the Foothills Meats food truck.

Location: Hi-Wire Big Top


WNC Linux User Group

Saturday, June 5 - 12 Noon

Monthly Meeting

We will share our recent experiences with Linux, open source software, and related technologies. We will discuss the possibility of a partially-in-person July meeting, including venues and equipment needed to accomplish the hybrid experience.


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CryptoCurrency Asheville

Sunday, June 6 - 7 to 9 PM

June Meetup

Join us for another free-wheeling discussion about what we love and hate about cryptocurrency. One of our members, James, has offered to do a Bitcoin give away to one lucky attendee. Not being a man of such means, I will join in with a Doge give away as a runner up prize!

Location: Wicked Weed

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Asheville Women in Tech

Tuesday, June 8 - 6 to 7 PM

Monthly Meeting

Join Asheville Women in Tech online! Bring your favorite beverage and talk about tech or anything you want! Need help finding a job? Working on a project? Do you need help learning? Want to present to the group? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, let's chat!

Location: online (RSVP for link)

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Code for Asheville

Thursday, May 13 - 5:30 to 7 PM

Building Community Together

Are you curious or even passionate about using advocacy, technology and sensible design to create more equitable social and civic structures in Western North Carolina? Whether you call yourself an organizer, a technologist, a designer, planner, concerned resident, all of the above or something else entirely, we want to be in relationship and build community together with you. See full details at Meetup.


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Saturday, June 26 - 1 to 5 PM

Project Work Day

We're setting aside some dedicated time to focus on some of our ongoing projects. You don't have to be already involved with a project to attend; just jump in and we'll see what we can get done together.


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SouthEast Linux Fest (Charlotte)

June 11-13

The SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Open Source Software. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux and Open Source Software. SELF is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!

Location: virtual

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Asheville Digital Nomads

Wednesday, June 18 - 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Kickoff Event

Join others who are interested in the remote work / digital nomadic lifestyle for some drinks, conversation and fun.

Location: Wedge at Foundation (5 Foundy St)

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Asheville Coders League

Wednesdays - 7 to 9 PM

Low-Pressure Social Get-Together

A casual meetup of developers, tech pros, hobbyists, and geeks with a wide range of interests and experience. Newcomers are always welcome.

Location: Asheville Pizza and Brewing (Coxe Ave)

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