The local chapter of the Independent Computer Consultant Association (RTP ICAA) will hold its annual kick-off event Jan. 20.

Author Andrew Hunt and Grayson Randall, a senior software engineer at IBM, will speak about business and technology topics.

Hunt, who also works for Toolshed Technologies, will speak at 4:30 PM on “Publishing & Making Yourself More Valuable.” A networking event will follow at 5:30 PM.

Dinner will be at 6 PM, followed by Randall’s talk, “A Race with No Drivers: Autonomous Vehicles” at 6:30 PM.

This RTP ICAA event will be held at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $22 for guests and $15 for members. RSVP to Annette Cook at 919-388-1776 or