The Weekender: The Hacker Edition

The Greensboro Hackathon runs all weekend at Collab.

How not to get hacked:

Don’t use “password” for your password.

Don’t open email attachments — even (or especially) if they’re press releases.

Wrap your cell phone in tin foil.

The guys at the Greensboro Hackathon may know more about this stuff than us. Check it out.

First Friday, the vintner’s art, dance, drums and rock flesh out this week’s Weekender.


  • The Greensboro Hackathon hits Collab on National Hacking Day and through the weekend,  where “all of Greensboro’s most passionate developers, designers, data junkies, policy wonks, community organizers and engaged citizens” get together to “identify civic problems, build solutions that use real data to solve those problems, and have an amazing time doing it.” Sounds like a tall order. But it’s a freebie with high-speed internet and coffee. Register at the site. (GSO)


  • It’s First Friday in the downtown districts of two-thirds of the Triad’s big cities. The June First Friday generally features cool evening temperatures for extended strolls down the thoroughfare. Highlights in Greensboro include live music in unusual spaces, a FoodLab/QueerLab dinner at Elsewhere and Caffeine, an evening dance party with breakdancing skaters at the Green Bean. Winston-Salem’s got Kat Lamp at Ember Gallery and the opening reception for Sawtooth Selects, the curated exhibition at the Sawtooth that runs through July 13, at 5 p.m. (GSO/W-S)
  • Not to be outdone, the Furniture City continues its recent tradition of a free Friday throwdown at the train depot. This week’s party features Batuque de Terreiro with Gabriela Dance at 7 p.m. (HP)


  • The 10th annual Salute NC Wine Festival runs rain or shine with live music, culinary events and examples of the vintner’s art from all over the state. Hook yourself up with a TCB T-shirt (a rare find)! The action is on Fourth Street beginning at noon. (W-S)
  • Here’s a little experiment: Reader Jim Halsch wants to invite all comers to his house concert with Dan Tedesco on Olive Street in Fisher Park. He says the yard can handle a few dozen extra people, and asked us to put his show in our calendar. We told him he was nuts. Prove him wrong at 7:30 p.m. (GSO)
  • The action begins at 8 a.m. — and is over by 1 p.m. — at the National Trails Day Festival in the green space that is Country Park, kicking off with a long hike and culminating in food trucks, expos and more. (GSO)
  • Beloved, a combo of friends from East Forsyth High School, arose like so many promising North Carolina bands circa 2000 — with noisy guitars, an energetic disposition and soul-baring vocals. The post-hardcore sound, with references to emo and pop, hasn’t aged all that well. After a couple years of national tours and recording, they called it quits with a farewell show in Winston-Salem in January 2005. Josh Moore, Beloved’s lead singer, has continued to make music, albeit with a gentler, more acoustic cast. He shares the stage with Durham’s Skylar Gudasz, with whom he duets on “Car Song.” Show starts at 9 p.m. (W-S)


  • The Parisian Promenade transforms the Bicentennial Garden into a taste of Paris, with food, music and art along with local vendors and wandering entertainment. It’s free, and runs from noon-5 p.m. (GSO)