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MEDTECH 2016 is the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from across New York State’s bioscience and medical technology industry. The state’s leading Bio/Med industry conference, MEDTECH 2016 fuses the region’s abundant capabilities and expertise into a full, energetic gathering of talented professionals. MEDTECH 2016 focuses on the need for New York State companies to not only embrace, but also lead change, to maintain a competitive advantage in this industry.
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Join us for our monthly Meetup. If you work with Drupal or are interested in learning more about it please come. Agenda Lighting Talks Five minutes talks(with 5 minutes of questions if needed) on anything Drupal related. This could be about a specific Drupal site, a module, theme, distribution, method of tackling a problem, community event, etc. We are trying to get as many people as we can to do lighting talk. 20 Minute presentation If you have idea for a presentation please leave it in the comments Also if you have idea of something you would like to learn about let us know in the comments.
For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting! We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy. This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us! Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.
Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.
This event is primarily for anyone in GDG Hudson Valley who identifies as a woman and works with a tech. Here is the doodle-poll to choose the right time-slot for maximum coverage, please share your availability: http://doodle.com/poll/7ympbu9dnvh9cpf4 This time, we plan to improve our public speaking skills and to try out a LeanIn session cards. You can prepare a short speech about your topic of interest (5-15 min) and practice it within our smart and friendly circle, so we can all get better at that. We also use the following structure to get know each other better and to find sharing opportunities: 1. Topics I am interested in learning about 2. Activities I’d like to do / organize 3. Goals I have for myself in 2016
Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.
Instructor: Mark Zorn Description: This two-part session will cover the essentials of the Unity game engine, a powerful and free toolset used by millions of game developers around the world. Apply today for a sponsorship to the Fall Workshop Series and attend all in the series for free! Visit http://blog.buffalogamespace.com/announcing-the-fall-game-workshop-series for more information. Cost: • $40 for non-members • $24 for Bronze Members • $20 for Silver Members • $10 for Gold Members The BGS Fall Workshop Series is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key pieces of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend! For more information on becoming a member:http://www.tvcog.net/membership-plans-fees/ This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / glass cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.
Interested in joining the startup world? Begin your entrepreneurial journey with a self-paced online course from IgniteU and Wasabi Ventures Academy. This course, Startup 101, will highlight the general concepts of startups and venture capital for would-be founders. What’s 1 Million Cups? It’s a weekly event, usually held in Albany by local organizers, aimed at helping startups get real time feedback on their particular challenges. Conceived by the Kauffman Foundation, the Albany chapter is one of network of almost 80 nationwide chapters. Hear from a new startup entrepreneur each week, then use your expertise, viewpoint, and experience to give them feedback on their stated challenges. It’s always interesting, and you might see parallels to help you in your own business. Plus, enjoy free coffee and network with like-minded people who love startups and small business.
1 Million Cups Syracuse Website Every week, companies present to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish. Local businesses present for 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of questions and feedback from the community. Great coffee and networking always included too!
September is here and the kids are going back to school. Come out to Hudson Valley Tech Meetup where this months speakers are going to inspire and school us in awesome ways with their creative works. Straight up, this is going to be a super fun tech meetup. Bring some headphones and your dancing shoes. Let’s get busy in Poughkizzy. SPEAKERS Tyler Walker of Improv Everywhere will be presenting a bite-sized version of The Mp3 Experiment. The Mp3 Experiment is a participatory public art project that has been performed annually in New York City for the last 12 years and has toured to hundreds of cities around the world. You’ll need headphones and the special shared .mp3 file to participate. It will be best if you get the file ahead of time. There are three ways to get the file. 1. Download the new iOS app (created by HVTM co-organizer Chris Garrett): Improv Everywhere – the Mp3 Experiment. Select “the Mp3 Experiment HV Tech” and click “Join us” the file will download. 2. Podcast. Using your podcast app of choice, search for “the Mp3 Experiment” and download “the Mp3 Experiment HV Tech”. 3. Direct download. Download using this link to your device of choice: bit.ly/hvtechmp3 The file is called mp3_experiment_hvtech.mp3 and is 10:53 long. Do NOT listen to the file ahead of time. That will spoil any surprises they have prepared for us. 🙂 Theresa Hans is awesome. Awesome worker. Awesome designer. Awesome leader of our local AIGA group. Plain awesome. Local engineering firm IBM is currently employing her awesomeness in their design department. Lucky them – and lucky us! Theresa will discuss how using design thinking with her team is helping to reinvigorate a legacy product that has been around since the 1960s. It’s going to be awesome. Kyle Osterhoudt is the owner of handmade fabrication shop KO Custom Minifigs which creates some stellar custom printed skins for lego characters. If that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he’s also a graphic design student at SUNY New Paltz in his Junior year. MUSIC This meetup we have a resident DJ to entertain us! He is a Poughkeepsie resident and a member of HV Tech Meetup. Your own Sparrow Hall. http://www.sparrowhall.com/music/ He has offered HVTM a free download of his current DJ Mix http://www.sparrowhall.com/the-great-fall-dj-mix/
Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event! Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend! If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games! Last month, we held our 7th “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype. Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions. Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead. We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2
Please RSVP in advance using the registration form:http://goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2 Welcome to the community, projects, and shark tank event! Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend! If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games! Last month, we held our 7th “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype. Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions. Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead. We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form: http://goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2
Are you curious about drones? Multirotors? UAVs? Drone Racing? Aerial Photography? FPV? Designing and flying your own aircraft? Join us and we can share what we know, demonstrate our latest projects, and even fly together!
Please sign up on eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-valley-taste-makers-episode-1-bring-the-gastro-pub-home-tickets-27092211534 Home Gastro-Pub Meals & Beer Pairings, with Rachel Mabb, The Ruck Join Tech Valley Center of Gravity Makerspace, Culinary Square Kitchen Supplies and The Ruck for the inaugural episode of “Tech Valley Taste Makers: Local Masters Demo Food Making” Learn from The Ruck’s masterful Executive Chef Rachel Mabb how to make three gastro-pub treats at home and pair them with just the right beer. Demo class ticket includes instruction, tastings, and a beer flight of three varieties. Tickets are $42 (+$3.30 fee) and are available on eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-valley-taste-makers-episode-1-bring-the-gastro-pub-home-tickets-27092211534 Instructor: Rhonda Rosenheck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.
If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club! This month’s host is Abi, and she has selected a pair of games: Cibele (http://ninasays.so/cibele/) and Emily is Away (http://emilyisaway.com/). Don’t forget to play the games before you arrive! We will meet in the boardroom and begin the discussion at 7 pm.
Our monthly Troy Night Out with The Arts Center continues with an exhibition of locally created games. Macs and PCs will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The showcase is free and open to everyone, and we welcome you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun! If you have any questions about the showcase, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message to email@example.com.
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The WNY region’s Major Fighting Games tournament is back this year and ready for even more action! We’ve expanded our game lineup and will be featuring more attractions than ever this year, keep an eye on this page for updates. There will also be more Food Trucks coming this year for even more eating at venue options! Pre-registration: https://smash.gg/tournament/rumble-in-the-tundra-6 Venue Fees: • pre-reg by August 28th- $20 • pre-reg by September 17th- $30 (registration cut-off) • emergency onsite reg Oct 1st- $40 (all players choosing to not pre-reg will also be added to the same UNSEEDED bracket for each game they enter, seperate from those who pre-reged, otherwise known as the death bracket) **The venue is 24hrs again this year and has crash space available!** Game Lineup and pot bonuses: Each game is $10 entry fee, pot splits % (with exception of Smash who does their own standard splits) will be 70/20/10 unless otherwise noted. • King of Fighters 14- $1000 pot bonus (Sunday Finals) • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator- $500 pot bonus (Sunday Finals) (each tournament listed below will receive an extra $250 pot bonus for EVERY 50 registrants that enter that tournament) • Tekken Tag Tournament 2- $250 pot bonus (Sat Finals) • Pokken Tournament- $250 pot bonus (Sat Finals) • Super Smash Bros Melee- $300 pot bonus • (Sat Finals) • Super Smash Bros 4- $300 pot bonus (Sat Finals) • Street Fighter 5- $250 pot bonus (Sun Finals) • Killer Instinct- $250 pot bonus (Sun Finals) • Mortal Kombat XL- $250 pot bonus (Sun Finals) Other tournaments: (all these will finish Saturday unless otherwise noted, some retro tournaments may be shifted to Sunday) • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 • BlazBlue Central Fiction • Windjammers (arcade) • Street Fighter EX3 (ps2) • Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike (ps3) • Street Fighter The Movie: The Game (arcade) • TMNT Tournament Fighters (snes) • SoulCalibur 5 (ps3) • SoulCalibur 2 HD (ps3) • Smash Melee Doubles • Smash 4 Doubles Schedule: Still being worked on, will be up closer to event. Streamers: Team Bifuteki – https://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki Kick-Punch-Block – https://www.twitch.tv/kpblive NeoRussell – https://www.twitch.tv/neorussell TorontoTopTiers – http://twitch.tv/torontotoptiers Registration Rules explained: Just to expand on the ‘death bracket’ rules- Last year we had a big issue with players showing up last minute after registration was supposed to close. This year we have decided to remedy the problem by increasing the venue fee significantly for those choosing to wait, and have adopted the now popular ‘death pool’ scenario. If you register for any tournament day of, you will be placed into a bracket that is unseeded and to be played as a separate pool from players that preregistered. If the bracket for the tournament is smaller than 32 players, you will be included in that bracket but still unseeded and given no opportunity for byes. It is highly recommended that you avoid this, and save yourself and our staff the hassle. Game Rules: To be updated soon. Hotel Info: These 3 listed below we have had players stay at and be satisfied with their stay, so I recommend them. Lenox Hotel & Suites (small, private hotel)http://lenoxhotelandsuites.com/$92 per nightAddress: 140 North St, Buffalo, NY 14202Phone: (716) 884-1700 Travelodge Buffalo University District (no frills motel)https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge$90 per nightAddress: 3612 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14326, Amherst, NYPhone: (716) 837-3344 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Buffalo Downtown (standard hotel)https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/buffalo/bufms/hoteldetail$99 per nightAddress: 601 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203Phone: (716) 854-5500 Here are the rest of the hotels listed for the area code: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-78.801407,12z/data=!3m1!4b1 Air BNB’s are becoming quite popular as an option for tourney players, Buffalo has no shortage of awesome deals there, and here is the area code search for you: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Buffalo–NY-14214?ss_id=vv91lez3&s_tag=9QnAd_jG If you have any questions at all or want to know about free crash space or know about the rules of the 24 hr venue, please just ask! Cheers!
This is a free introductory class on HTML & CSS. We will cover the basics of both languages, with an intermediate class to follow next month. Our classes are open to everyone, so please share and bring a friend! A local downtown company, King + King Architects, graciously donated space for the class (see details and directions below). About this class: If you’re interested in building your own website, editing a current website, or want to dive into web development from the beginning, then this is the class for you! It is important to learn the basic elements of web development before going on to more advanced concepts and languages. This class will teach you how to structure a webpage with HTML and style it with CSS. We will guide you through the basics, answer any questions that you may have and leave you with readily applicable skills. Prerequisites: No prerequisites required! Requirements: -Please bring your own laptop, NOT a netbook or tablet. -Install a modern web browser (Google chrome, Safari or Firefox) -Please download a text editor before the start of class. We recommend Sublime Text 2 or 3. Instructor: Zoe Koulouris Zoe is a freelance web developer with software startup experience. She is also enrolled in the full stack StartFast code bootcamp. Details & Directions for King + King Architects: King + King Architects, founded in 1868, is the oldest architecture firm in Syracuse, NY. The firm has an unwavering commitment to the local community and we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their space. The King + King building is located on 358 West Jefferson St, off of West Street. Please note that you must take the service road to get there. The service road runs parallel to West Street. If you are coming from the north, drive down West Street and take the big U turn at Fabius Street to get to the service road. If you take a U turn onto West Street you will end up driving past the building. If you are coming from the south, make sure to veer right on the service road. There is free parking available in the parking lot across from the building. Please call 315-383-5896 if you have any issues finding it.
Open Office Hours is an easy way to dedicate time to work on a project, either for yourself or in a team, on a consistent and weekly basis. Come in any time this Saturday between noon to 8:00, and develop that dream project of yours!
Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup! BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.
This is our semi-monthly gathering where we grab drinks and chit chat about what’s going on in the iOS/Mac world for developers/designers. Typically a casual gathering, but you are welcome to bring your laptop and ask a question about iOS/Mac development.
We meet weekly to learn about the services of our members so that we can give them qualified referrals. We only have one member in each business category, yet we welcome all to come visit us to see what we are about. If you view the “about” link of our group you will see our current business categories that are currently represented in our face to face group. Our meetings are at 8:30am Tuesdays at No Fuss Accounting, 5768 Crabtree Lane, Cicero, NY, 13039. No reservations required, just meet up! Bring whatever food or beverage you want. None is provided.
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Please register for this event using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-marketing-plan-for-your-business-growth-tickets-27569664609 15 Low Cost Marketing Strategies to Explode Your Sales Great Marketing does not have to cost a lot or be time consuming. Learn the strategies that will make you relatable, memorable and profitable. If you own a business or want to start a business then this workshop is for you. Business Owners that are ready to stop wasting money on underperforming advertising strategies need to participate in this workshop. The strategies that are shared are not old school ideas. Marketing has drastically changed in the last 18 months and Paul will show you step by step how to leverage low-cost and highly effective opportunities that will grow your sales opportunities and cut your marketing budget. Who should attend: Business Owners Marketing Managers Sales Professionals Consultants Anyone wanting new ideas about sales and marketing Tickets are $20 (+$2.09 fee) Please register for this event using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-marketing-plan-for-your-business-growth-tickets-27569664609
Come check out the new Rev tech incubator! As per usual we will have interesting talks, good conversation, snacks and refreshments.
Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.
Monthly General meeting, including a recap of the Clean Tech Hackathon & Mini Maker Faire!