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This event is sponsored by Cannopy, Keef Cola, 1906, Ripple and Tastebudz. FREE pizza and coffee will be provided as well as a raffle and great deals on product from our sponsors. Don't miss out! Join us for this special Canna-coding session with professionals in cannatech! What is it like to build software for businesses in the cannabis industry? What career paths are available? 30 minutes will be scheduled for cannatech Q&A, but feel free to bring your personal projects and miscellaneous questions, too. Panelists inlude Nathan Glass from Cannopy, Zach Schulz and Tim Alexander from Vangst, and Ryan Budny from Flowhub. About the Panelists: Zach Schulz: Zach has spent his career in software development working on Enterprise Applications. Designing and developing application to improve business productivity and profitability. He is now working at Vangst, as the Chief Architect. He is leading the technology team as they help Vangst become the future of staffing in the Cannabis industry. Nathan Glass: Nathan has held a variety of roles in the cannabis industry: from delivery driving, to trimming and packing, to customer outreach and market research. Today, he works at Cannopy as their VP of Operations, and has worked with them to begin development on an e-commerce platform that would allow for consumers, manufacturers, producers and dispensaries to interact in one online marketplace. Ryan Budny: "I have been a developer at Flowhub since April of 2015. Green-fielded both a grow application and point of sale application for the cannabis industry. I work extensively with the Metrc API for all the products Flowhub offers. I really enjoy alleviating the pain points of working in the cannabis industry through software. Before becoming a developer and working at Flowhub, I spent a year in an economics phd program, but decided academia would not be a good fit -- I needed something more hands on and impactful." Alex Erin Johnson: As Market Development Representative for Flowhub, Alex serves to help cannabis license holders grow their business with a compliance-focused and consultative approach. Alex joined Flowhub in 2016 to contribute her efforts to the larger mission of de-stigmatizing this revolutionary plant and helping make regulated cannabis accessible for everyone in need. Alex earned a BS in Business Administration and Marketing as well as a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. What to bring: A laptop if you plan to code, take notes, or get feedback on your project(s) What to bring if you will be consuming CBD or THC: your own product and $5 to enter the Coffee Joint (Entry is free if you purchase THC/CBD product next door) A rig if you plan to dab (no torch or flame allowed, e-nails provided). Rigs are also available for purchase. Please arrive at 6:45 for meet & greet and to sign the consumption waiver. RSVP through eventbrite.com.