Piedmont Tech Social - Inventing

Piedmont Tech Social - Inventing

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PMS Multipurpose Room

740 Magnolia Avenue

Piedmont, CA

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The theme is Inventing. Enjoy a short fireside chat with Boris Sofman, co-Founder and CEO of Anki (robotic supercars) and Michael Plitkins, an early employee at Nest (smart home devices) with multiple patents to his name. Dion Lim will facilitate an intimate conversation covering topics such as 1) technology’s role in their childhoods, 2) stories of inventing cool stuff, 3) thoughts on future trends (drones, driverless cars, robots), and 4) thoughts on how they plan to approach technology with their kids.

The fee is $5 (which covers equipment and refreshments) and we of course accept donations to further support this effort! As usual, you are welcome to bring any games and maker activities - you do not have to stick with the theme.

Please contact the organizers with questions. Registration in advance is strongly advised to allow for us to order enough food!


Date & Time: Friday, April 8th, 6:30-8:30PM

Location: Piedmont Middle School Multipurpose Room

Cost: $5 per person includes pizza, milk and cookies


Tech Social is a “roll up your sleeves” event, so bring in your April Tech Bag:

  1. Remote cars to race

  2. A musical instrument, if you are interested in jamming

  3. As always: boardgame to share, laptop or tablet to play

  4. A reusable water bottle


Ayyana Chakravartula, Dion Lim or Noelle Filippenko (techsocial@piedmontmakers.org)

Piedmont Tech Social is sponsored by Piedmont Makers, a non-profit group dedicated to support STEAM education in the district.


6:30pm Registration and Food

6:45pm Speaker

7:15pm Activities

8:30pm End of Event


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, this is for all ages. This is not a drop-off event - please have an adult loosely associated with any attendee under the age of 13.

What is the meal going to be?

Dinner will be pizza from Lanesplitter, with water and milk also provided. If you want to bring your own water bottle, so much the better. There will be a cookie break during the self-organizing pod session.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

You can email the organizers at techsocial@piedmontmakers.org. Also consider joining the Piedmont Makers Facebook group!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

As long as you pre-register before 3p the day of the event, there is no need. If you register later, please consider printing your ticket or having a copy on your phone..

What is the refund policy?

We understand that plans change, particularly with families! However, the majority of our costs are sunk immediately (facility and equipment rental), so while we are happy to refund your fee up to 24 hrs in advance of the event, please consider making it a donation instead.

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PMS Multipurpose Room

740 Magnolia Avenue

Piedmont, CA

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