Frequently Asked Questions
What is CyberHypeCLT’s Mission?
Our Mission is to grow the Charlotte technology community – working to create an inclusive community that supports every individual who wants to start or advance their technology career.
CyberHype Charlotte does this by focusing on two specific communities:
- People – anyone who wants to learn more about technology topics or skills necessary to have a rewarding career. Regardless of skill level, organization or personal goals.
- Crews – a ‘crew’ is any meetup, organization, or technical training school or other that has a goal to advance technology skills. This also includes avenues to volunteer to support advancement of technology.
Our primary focus is to connect IT in Charlotte; match people to crews to fulfill the purpose of the individual. There are many different opportunities available in the community, and each person should explore the options to determine what is the best way to use their time for personal goals.
CyberHype Charlotte is not just a website, distribution list, or another meetup-like organization. Our vision is to create a connected Charlotte technology community of individuals.
Who is the intended audience for CyberHypeCLT?
People – The target audience is anyone who is in (or wants to be in) a technology related profession. And this is intentionally broad—from business analyst, to cyber or data scientist, to coder/developer, to information analytics, tester, etc. We believe that everyone should have the ability to determine what they need for personal or career fulfillment – and then have a way to locate the group and activity that meets their needs at whatever point he or she is at in their career journey.
What does “CyberHypeCLT” mean?
We wanted to connect and promote (hype, “stimulate or enliven”) activities and communities related to anything technology (cyber, “relating to, or involving, computers and computer networks” the Charlotte, NC greater metro area. Putting that together we came up with CyberHype Charlotte.
How do I participate and engage with the CyberHype Charlotte community?
- Use the website and information on our social media channels to help you identify possible activities that are of interest.
- LinkedIn – Follow CyberHype Charlotte, #CyberHypeCLT, #techyourseat and #clttech. Type those into the search bar at the top of the LinkedIn app.
- Participate in activities! Find events on our website.
- Provide feedback to us to help us support the CyberHype Charlotte mission at info@CyberHypeCLT.com
CyberHypeCLT is NOT a Job Board or Sales Avenue.
While networking certainly can support individuals on finding future job opportunities, and vendors can feel free to represent their companies and products as appropriate to the activity, that is not the intention of CyberHype Charlotte. We ask that you not tag us in any social media post that is a job posting or a sales advertisement. We want our connections to be informational and relevant to technology, as well as highlighting activities and people in the Charlotte Metro area.
I support or run an organization, event, volunteer activity, or conference to promote technology practices in Charlotte, NC. What do I need to do?
First, you can add your events directly to the website on the Events page. This will make your information available on the website and allow individuals to find you. Or you can email us and share with us information about your activity to info@CyberHypeCLT.com and we can assist you.
Second, follow us on our social media channels, and “tag” CyberHype Charlotte and our hashtags (#CyberHypeCLT, #clttech, #techyourseat) so that your activities to show up for the entire community via our feeds/channels.
Last, put your details on events on Meetups or EventBrite, let us know, and we will tag it to automatically pull it onto CyberHypeCLT.com for additional visibility.
Does CyberHypeCLT have events?
Our role in the community is to connect individuals with all community events. Our mission is to showcase and support all the other wonderful technology related activities in the Charlotte area, vs. competing with them. CyberHype Charlotte does host some events, or co-host, but all events will be targeted to supporting our mission, i.e. connecting individuals with career or personal opportunities provided by Crews.
Where does CyberHype Charlotte source their community calendar of events?
CyberHype Charlotte works to ensure that anything on our site is current and relevant. Therefore, we are only going to display or show events that we can electronically maintain for accuracy (such as from meetups.com). However, there are other calendars or marketing sites for many of the events, and we do not intend to be duplicating or taking away from these other postings from the organization or activity organizers. Our calendar is intended to be an additional avenue to advertise for Crew events. If there are events that support our mission and are not on the site, they can easily be added on our event page by anyone.
Will CyberHype Charlotte do my marketing for the Crews?
We are a free-to-the-community marketing channel, available to anyone aligned to our mission. The services we offer (i.e. showcasing the organization or activity on our websites and by using our social media tags) are critical marketing capabilities that fill a significant need. That said, we are not professional marketers or branding experts, and do not intent to fill that role.
Can I donate to CyberHypeCLT?
We encourage each person to give responsibly to an organization that matches their values and purpose. CyberHype Charlotte is a 501.c.3 since 2019 and if anyone does wish to support our cause, please contact us at info@CyberHypeCLT.com.
How do I connect to someone to talk more about CyberHype Charlotte?
There is more information about the founding members and contact information on the “About Us” page. The primary way to reach us is to send an email to info@CyberHypeCLT.com.