rvatech/jam is the region’s premier showcase of tech talent at the intersection of start-up and enterprise. In its fourth year, the jam is a great launch pad for this exciting exercise, with several thousands of the region’s technologists participating in the week’s many activities.
The “jam” part of rvatech/jam exemplifies our region’s love of music. From the Richmond Symphony to the minstrel in the coffee shop (who you may know by name) we have a robust music scene. There are festivals, local bands like Gwar and Avers making news, and can change the music industry (just ask Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl). It should also come as no surprise that the folks leading the way in our tech community are stretching boundaries in music. Tech geeks are music nuts. Part of rvatech/jam will feature these skills, because geeks got beats. Players from some of our startups, small businesses, and enterprise businesses will front their own ensembles in this year’s Battle of the Geek Bands. A panel of judges and your votes will determine who has the hippest geek band.