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Pete Erickson

Pete is the founder of Modev and creator of leading events such as VOICE Summit, Spinnaker Summit and has produced hundreds of events over the past twelve years. Pete resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, two kids and their dog Maisy.
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Recent Posts

Modev Update on COVID-19 Corona Virus

by Pete Erickson

Modev is continuing to monitor all news and guidance related to the Novel Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19. We're following all recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)—and recommend everyone to do the same.

Announcing Spinnaker Summit 2018

by Pete Erickson



Announcing VOICE

by Pete Erickson

Hello from Newark, NJ. I just had the great honor of joining Mayor Ras J. Baraka to officially launch VOICE. VOICE is a three-day summit at the forefront of natural language processing being held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology July 24-26.

Machinery.AI Launches in Seattle and DC

by Pete Erickson

After the successful launch of our Voicehacks community in the summer of 2017, we knew it was time to accelerate our plans for Machinery.AI. The Voicehacks tour allowed us to visit ten cities and meet more than 1500 developers and the hunger for all things A.I. was notable. It felt like the early days of iOS and Android with developers and other professionals clamoring for knowledge. The term "AI is the new UI" rings so true. Instead of tap, pinch, swipe, it's now access (data), process, present.

Eclipse Day Message from MoDev Founder Pete Erickson

by Pete Erickson

I felt it important to get a message out to the community during these challenging times when it comes to diversity, inclusion and treatment of those who aren't like us or from other cultures. MoDev is a community founded on inclusivity, support and safety of all we encounter.  

Are you our next Head of Marketing?

by Pete Erickson

Modev is excited to announce an immediate opening for a Head of Marketing to take the company to the next level. The ideal candidate has a strong background in B2B marketing, technology marketing, digital marketing and is highly adept at utilizing the latest tools and methods for effective and measurable marketing campaign management.

We're growing- Head of Sales role now open

by Pete Erickson

Modev is excited to announce an immediate opening for a Head of Sales to operationalize our sales processes and fuel growth into several new markets. The company has developed a proven model for technology community engagement to support organizations focused on transformation. We’re looking for a dynamic sales leader who wishes to make a diagonal move from software or services sales into the dynamic and fast growing sector of community engagement. The ideal candidate has managed multiple Fortune 500 accounts and is motivated by seven figure sales quotas and building important new relationships. Hands-on experience with sales automation tools and processes such as Hubspot CRM, Salesforce and others is a must.

Modev offers $225,000 in EXO Summit Scholarships

by Pete Erickson

One of the greatest joys I get from building community is the positive impact it can have on peoples lives. At the end of the day, this is why we exist and why I do what I do. Last week at our Code Writers Workshop in Seattle, I believe we acheived a milestone as the event was cited by many as the most welcoming and inclusive tech event they'd ever attended. See pics here. I'm not sharing this to brag, I'm sharing because it is more clear than ever, that before all else, this has to be my goal as a community leader. Our Code of Conduct has evolved to reflect these values, but our mission hasn't caught up with it, until now. It may seem obvious that this should have been my priority all along, but as a tech event organizer for the past decade, so many other priorities sneak into the top of the heap- content, speakers, sponsors, cool venues, attendee experience, etc. Diversity, inclusion, welcoming environment have always been important, but when running a business and looking at the bottom line, it's easy to get distracted. But now I see it clearly, and I had to get here through experience and allowing others to help guide me.

Modev brings aboard Bowen Dwelle and 8 Meter Media

by Pete Erickson

We're excited to announce that we've entered into a long term agreement for conference advisory services with 8 Meter Media and 8 Meter’s founder and CEO, Bowen Dwelle. Through this relationship, Modev seeks to accelerate growth, drawing on Mr. Dwelle’s experience founding and building AdMonsters, a professional community, media, and conference business serving leaders in online advertising operations.

Hackathon to Mark Opening of New Capital One Café in Chicago

by Pete Erickson

CapitalOne DevExchange is holding an all-day hackathon on March 25th to celebrate the recent opening of the Capital One Café in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The event, which will bring together the best developers, designers, product managers, and thought leaders in the area, tasks teams with building unique apps on DevExchange APIs.