Drinks with Geeks

June’s Drinks with Geeks will be held at Alcove Bar! Join us for a beverage and chat about all things tech with the crew from Spark Tuscaloosa!

An Introduction to Blockchain: Its Basics and Applications

Welcome to ABC! Please join us on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30-7:00pm in the Emmet O’Neal Community Room for the launch of our Speaker Series, an event that will provide an introduction into blockchain technology through the presentations from two talented individuals who are working in the blockchain and crypto field. In the meantime, connect with our community on Discord at

Our plan for the night is as follows:

First, we will hear from Parker Owen, who is the co-founder at The Crypto Reserve. Parker will speak about the basics and fundamentals of blockchain technology and its security. He will also present on a variety of topics within the space, including: blockchain security, risks, proper storage methods, cryptoeconomics, ICOs, and where the industry is heading.

Next, we will hear from John Heeter, who is the founder and CTO of ( John will offer a 20-25 minute presentation on the perspective on the ebb and flow of decentralized and centralized forces throughout nature and society. By studying blockchain technology in a wholistic context, we can visualize a future where this technology reaches mainstream adoption.

To wrap up, there will be a 15 minute Q&A from the audience, which will moderated by Cameron Traylor.

Please RVSP to attend. The event will begin with a few minutes of meet & greet and networking, and then we’ll hop straight into the programming. Limited refreshments and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please email Albert Copeland at, and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Thanks, and we all hope to see you later this month!



The Headless CMS featuring Kentico Cloud and ASP.NET Core

Speaker: Mike Whalen, Director of Solution Delivery
Meeting Topic: The Headless CMS featuring Kentico Cloud and ASP.NET Core

Join us this month as we talk about the Headless CMS featuring Kentico Cloud and ASP.NET Core. Learn about the pros and cons of a headless CMS like Kentico Cloud and see practical use-cases to help jumpstart your development in ASP.NET Core.

We will have pizza and beer as usual — no need to register just come and hang out!

And as always, if you want input into the next .NET User Group topic or would like to speak at one, message the Bit-Wizards Facebook Page. We want to hear from you!