UVC Events Calendar

UNY Events Calendar

Break down the silos and start making creative collisions to help grow your venture and expand Upstate’s startup ecosystem! Here’s an inclusive snapshot for startup and entrepreneur events happening across Upstate New York. Have something to add? Click on the submit event button below, or inquire about hosting the UNY Events Calendar on your website!

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Feb
3
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse – Round Table: Productivity Tips and Tricks to Get Your
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – Feb 10 @ 10:00 am

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!

Feb
9
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Straight Talk Series 2: Business Plans II and Elements of a Financial Plan
Feb 9 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

We provide more depth on what it takes to prepare a successful business plan. To successfully o…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/36629-straight-talk-series-2-business-plans-ii-and-elements-of-a-financial-plan

Monthly Get Together
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will be in the little room in the front of the building. See you there!

Social Night
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our usual Tuesday night social event. This is a chance to come down and socialize with other members of the TVCOG, and everyone (including non-members) are invited to come! Please bring a snack or food to share!

The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MEETUP AGENDA ============ * 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New date, time and location! The Western New York iPhone Developers’ Group now meets at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Buffalo Game Space, on the fourth floor of the TriMain Center building. Rough agenda: 6:30pm – 6:45pm: Meet new people, decide what we want to cover. 6:45pm – 7:45pm: Introductory topics/tutorial sessions if new iOS developers are present and interested. 7:45pm – 9:00pm: Intermediate/advanced topics, code reviews, demos, etc. 9:00pm – whenever: Hang out, socialize, hack, conspire, scheme, whatnot. The WNY iPhone Developers’ Meetup welcomes anyone who is interested in iPhone/iPad development. Whether you’re new to the platform or a seasoned pro, we try to make sure that everyone gets something out of each meetup. Topics we typically discuss include: * Finish an app recently? Congratulations! Give us a demo and we’ll celebrate together. * Learned any intermediate/advanced iPhone APIs, open source libraries, or coding tricks lately? Teach us! * Curious about an API or technology? Ask the group. Someone probably has some relevant experience they can share. * Stuck on a bug? We’ll try to fix it together, and maybe we’ll all learn something new. * Working on an app and want constructive criticism? We can put it up on the projector and review your UI or your code. * Not sure about the best way to approach some problem? Let’s talk about it. * What are the most successful strategies and tactics for marketing an app? Let’s share what we’ve learned.

Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

How do I … A seminar series.
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seminar Series at Interlock. The second Tuesday of each month we will present a seminar about doing “something” at the space. These seminars will cover using tools at the space, using publicly available kits, learning normal hacker/maker skills.

Feb
10
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 17 @ 10:00 am

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!

Developer Lunch Discussion
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal.  In February, Ted will guide us as we continue exploring Drupal 8 development. This is a follow-up to January’s meetup, during which Aaron and Ted set up a Drupal 8 site and Ted began walking the group through the process of solving typical problems in D8 and highlighting the differences from D7. Based on feedback from the group (and because Ted rocked it!), we’re planning to continue the process for another month.  We hope to see you there!

February Dev O’ Clock
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Eileen Uchitelle and Aaron Quint, this developers meetup will offer attendees the opportunity to present, discuss and poke some code.  This meetup is more of a deeper dive into the actual code than our regular events. It is also primarily for coders / developers who want to hack and work with others in the area.  This meetup is not focused on a specific technology but will be technical and give local developers a chance to share what they are working on. If you’re interested in giving a talk (now or in the future), please let us know!  Our pizza sponsor this month is Rapt Media!  The agenda: • 10 Minutes for Everyone to introduce themselves to the group. We want to know who you are, what you do, language or technology focus, and what you’re looking to get out of Dev O’Clock in the future! • Then we will dive into talks which will range from 15-30 minutes with time for questions at the end. February Talks Tools for Creating in the 4th Dimension   As we move into 2016 we are entering a new era of dimensional media. Although the front of that wave is being driven by Virtual Reality this is only a part of the many dimensional technologies that are coming our way. Many of these media were actually invented long ago but it has taken until now for the supporting technologies to reach a point of maturity and for these foundational media can begin to fulfill their promise. In this talk we will take a look at a range of these media, Holography, Pepper’s Ghost, Autostereo, 3D Projection Mapping, 360 filmmaking, Light Field Cameras, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.  Join Linda Law for a look at our future and prepare to explore the 4th Dimension.   Linda Law is a digital / Holographic Artist, Writer and Educator teaching online courses in these new media. www.artinthe5thdimension.com SEO for Developers After a website is launched, it can become a full-time job to encourage and drive views of your site. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one way to help increase your PageRank and relevancy for your particular topic. In this presentation, we will explore ways to increase traffic to your website.  Ian Keir is a budding digital marketer (who is still learning!) and beginning web designer.

Social Night: RPI Crossover edition
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With Global Game Jam over, let’s celebrate the moment together with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics. Feel free to bring in your Global Game Jam games, too! New to this event is a crossover effort with the RPI Game Dev club. A handful of us will be heading to RPI at 7:30 to provide feedback on student portfolios.  If you’re interested in critiquing student portfolios, feel free to contact us at info@techvalleygamespace.com. Got a new project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to talk about your first game jam experience? Let’s discuss it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Startup Grind Albany Hosts Tom “TK” Kuegler (Wasabi Ventures) @ Kahl Campus Center
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Tom “TK” Kuegler, Wasabi Ventures Tom “TK” Kuegler is the Cofounder and Managing Partner of Wasabi Ventures.  Founded in 2003, Wasabi Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that specializes in cofounding, investing in, incubating, building and advising early-stage technology companies, offering Silicon Valley VC-style services to strong secondary markets.  The firm has built, financed, and advised over 200 startups, including some wildly successful ventures like Right Now Technologies, PBworks, Ustream, and Etherpad. In the 1990s, TK was the cofounder of two successful Internet startups, SNT and SpinBox. TK is also the author of all three editions of the highly acclaimed book Web Advertising and Marketing.  He has authored dozens of articles about the Internet and been published in leading publications like Inc.com and ClickZ.  TK spends a great deal of time lecturing at colleges, seminars, companies, and conferences about the corporate benefits of utilizing interactive technologies.  He currently sits on the Board of Sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland.  He has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management. Agenda 6:00 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking Hosted By E. Patrice Perkins, Albany Chapter Director Patrice is an Army brat who has lived in Germany, Hawaii and several less exotic locations. A polymath with 25+ years’ experience in state government and the private sector including broadcast TV/Radio host; paralegal; director of marketing; writer/editor; patent/trademark proofreader; prospect researcher; narrator/director/producer; documentarian; philanthropist. Recently launched The Word Architect, a boutique firm focused on helping startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses find their Authentic Brand Metaphor™. Former Santa’s Reindeer Keeper.Email: epatriceperkins@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @startupgrindalb Global Partners Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Partners Interdisciplinary academics, combining the professions and the liberal arts, community engagement, international exposure, and artistic and athletic endeavors are among the pillars of the educational experience at The Sage Colleges. Sage enrolls more than 3,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at the undergraduate Russell Sage College for women in Troy, N.Y.; the coeducational undergraduate Sage College of Albany in Albany, N.Y.; and the graduate-level Esteves School of Education, School of Health Sciences and School of Management, with programs on both campuses; adult education through the School of Professional and Continuing Education and via the Internet through Russell Sage Online. IFP Films has over 20 years of experience as a NYC full-service studio creating independent programs for TV, film and direct consumption going back to its beginnings in the indie film movement of the ’90s. With over 72 international program excellence awards, a cohesive production team that has been together for over 15 years and a cross-trained crew unit, the company has begun in-house development of a number of projects. In addition to TV properties and feature documentaries, there are films and direct edutainment Upcoming events you should attend! Baltimore hosts Nick Miller Parking Panda 14th of January 2016 New York City hosts Tarek Pertew Uncubed 20th of January 2016 Boston hosts David Rose Ditto Labs 21st of January 2016 Silicon Valley hosts 23rd of February 2016 What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

TVGS Social Night: Post Global Game Jam edition
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With Global Game Jam over, let’s celebrate the moment together with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics. Feel free to bring in your Global Game Jam games, too! Got a new project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Want to talk about your first game jam experience? Let’s discuss it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Intro to PHP & MySQL (4-part series)
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This 4-part course runs on Wednesday/Thursday evenings: February 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. REGISTRATION COVERS ALL FOUR CLASSES. ————————— PHP is the language that powers Facebook, Wikipedia, WordPress, and more –in fact, it is the most common server-side language on the web! You can use PHP to build interactive, dynamic websites. We will go over the basics of programming with PHP–variables, functions, loops, and more! We will also show you how to connect your code to a MySQL database. By the end of the class you will have a fully functional PHP website.  ————————— Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended for this class. You do not need any programming experience.  Please message us here or email us at rochester@girldevelopit.com for any questions. ————————— Your Teacher: Kristen Curtze, Co-leader & Web Developer Kristen Curtze is the co-leader of Girl Develop It and a senior web developer in the Rochester area. She graduated from RIT with a B.S. in New Media – Interactive Development and a Masters in Communication & Media Technologies. Kristen has built websites and solutions on a large variety of CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal, etc.), MVC frameworks (CakePHP, Rails) and often freelances her time to fix or enhance existing websites. She is excited to share her experience and help influence others to make the internet a better place! ————————— Tech Requirements: Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. A modern browser with either Chrome and the “Web Developer” extension or Firefox and Firebug installed. A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (It’s free and available for both Mac and PC). ————————— This class is hosted and sponsored by Datto! Datto is the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions. Most of their products are built upon PHP and we’re happy to have them as our host for the four evenings! Pizza will be provided during class on behalf of Datto :) ————————— We will have a scholarship available for this class.  We must receive your application by February 5th to consider it. Fill out the scholarship here. ————————— Refund policy: Your payment of $85 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there’s an overhead to issuing refunds via Meetup.com and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund. ————————— Please message us here or email us at rochester@girldevelopit.com for any questions.

Feb
11
Thu
Digital Rochester: Financing Your Business @ Oak Hill Country Club
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Digital Rochester: Financing Your Business @ Oak Hill Country Club | Rochester | New York | United States

Digital Rochester: Financing Your Business for Explosive Growth

If you are a business striving to grow through organic expansion or acquisition, need to restructure your debt or equity or if you are a start-up looking for answers to the many challenges and choices that come with financing your company – don’t miss this exciting and informative panel discussion. In this DR CEO SIG seminar, we will take a step back and look at many of the options available to simplify the funding of your business.

Digital Rochester’s interactive panel of finance experts includes:

Jim Barger, President of Key Banks’ Rochester Market and Commercial Banking Sales Leader –WNY Region

Denny DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group

Mike Ervin, Partner, Freed Maxick CPAs

Andy Allaire, from Amerisource Funding, Inc.

We will explore the two primary ways to finance a company: raising debt and raising equity. An overview of these two general categories will be presented walking through the primary components of a company’s capital structure and the primary financing options available from the finance community. These options offer a plethora of debt instruments, including raising angel funds, seed capital, traditional bank financing, loans, bonds, stock offerings, factoring, etc.

Event Sponsor, Amerisource.

Let’s plan a hardware hackathon!
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are having a meetup to discuss the planning of the inaugural Southern Tier Hardware Hackathon. We need to hear from you, the hardware hacking community, to determine how this competition will work. We will have lots of ideas to share but we want to hear from you! If you would like to learn more about the upcoming competition, please come to the meeting and hear all the juicy details. If you know someone who is an entrepreneur with a hardware idea, an engineer who loves to build things, a software engineer who has coded in C… let them know about this meetup. We will discuss our ideas about the rules, the timing, the location, the themes, the prizes, the teams, and more. Not sure what this is all about but curious? What is a hack? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1brum0MIgA What is a hackathon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uIL-jqFI5w The Southern Tier Hardware Hackathon is made possible in part by the generous support of the following organizations: The Southern Tier Startup Alliance, Binghamton University’s Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships as well as the Southern Tier Capital Fund. Look forward to seeing you on the 11th! Don’t forget to RSVP!

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Global Game Jam 2016 Post-Mortem
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With the Global Game Jam 2016 over, let’s have a group discussion to look back on our experiences making a game in 48-hours.  This discussion (which we will also be recording as a podcast) is a chance for all the GGJ2016 participants to talk about what we’ve learned from our experiences at this year’s jam, and share ideas for what we can improve on in a future jam.  We hope to see you all of you jammers for this fun reflection!

Global Game Jam 2016 Post-Mortem
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With the Global Game Jam 2016 over, let’s have a group discussion to look back on our experiences making a game in 48-hours. This discussion (which we will also be recording as a podcast) is a chance for all the GGJ2016 participants to talk about what we’ve learned from our experiences at this year’s jam, and share ideas for what we can improve on in a future jam. We hope to see you all of you jammers for this fun reflection!

Startup Drinks
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us once again for our monthly Startup Drinks meetup, where lots of interesting people get together to chat about their startups, startup ideas and side projects. We’ll be at our usual haunt – ROC Brewing – starting at 7PM.

Feb
12
Fri
BGS Arcade
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we! Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges. BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

SDR Meetup
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SDR Meetup will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radio and what you can do with it. We have some units to experiment and learn with as well as experts that can show you what can be done.

Feb
13
Sat
Android Study Jam 2016 – Kickoff Workshop
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

About the Study Jam: The Study Jam is a 4-week Android learning event structured around the Udacity “Android for Beginners” course. This time we are explicitly welcoming those who are fairly new to programming andthose with programming experience but no prior knowledge of Android.  To participate in this 4-week Study Jam, please register at http://bit.ly/androidstudyjam2016  We will kick the event off with this all-day workshop where we will cover the requirements, setup and review the course content ahead of time. Everyone will leave this workshop with the following goals achieved: • Have your laptop/environment set up with tools needed  • Create and run your first Android App • Get a quick review and intro of the course content from facilitators • Ideally, also complete at least one lesson project on your own before we call it a day. We will conclude with a quick list of goals and deadlines for the next 4 weeks. And, we will continue to have an ongoing conversation on Android via Slack.

Internet of Things: Brillo & Weave
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK AFTER UBIQUITY DEV SUMMIT The Internet of Things is about a network of smart physical “connected” objects that can communicate to exchange data and information directly, to provide the user with enhanced services or experiences. Brillo extends the Android platform to all your connected devices, so they are easy to set up and work seamlessly with each other and your smartphone. Think of it as the OS for the Internet of Things. Weave is the cross-platform communications layer by which devices running Brillo will communicate with each other. https://developers.google.com/brillo/ While details are currently sparse, we’ll recap all the details we can find about this topic from both I/O sessions and external articles/posts,to get better sense of what such an OS + Communications Stack can mean for IoT.

Open Office Hours
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

Code & Coffee / GALentine’s Day!
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Girl Develop It for a special Code & Cocktails/Galentine’s Day celebration! What is Galentine’s Day?! Let’s put it simply, ladies celebrating ladies! Similar to our monthly Code & Coffees, this is a great event to bring your laptop and collaborate with women on any of your programming/coding questions or to showcase a current project you’ve been working on. Have a project idea and some skills, but haven’t attended a GDI event yet? Want to focus on helping others with their projects? You’re welcome too! This is also a great event for first time attendees who just want to socialize. We’re very friendly and would love to have you join us. :) This is especially great for current GDI students to gather and hold each other accountable for completing class projects, and provide on-going support and feedback. This event is free, but we ask that you make a small purchase to help support the venue. Feel free to come by for the whole thing or drop in when you have time.
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Feb
15
Mon
ROC WordPress Meetup
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In addition to helping each other with questions and trouble-shooting tips, Aleks Nikolic will discuss intellectual property and other legalities of being online. We hope you’ll be there!

Feb
16
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Straight Talk Series 3: Business Ethics and Risk Management from the Legal Perspective
Feb 16 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Business Ethics are critical no matter what industry you are in, the wrong move can make or brea…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/36630-straight-talk-series-3-business-ethics-and-risk-management-from-the-legal-perspective

Binghamton University Idea Pitch @ Binghamton University
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Binghamton University Idea Pitch @ Binghamton University | Binghamton | New York | United States

Idea Pitch

Do you have an idea for a new venture?
Looking for funding/assistance in pursuing this idea?
Idea Pitch is now accepting student applications.

Rules:

  1. Any student currently registered at Binghamton University is eligible to apply.
  2. 5 Student teams will have 5 minutes to pitch, no slide presentations will be permitted.
  3. Pitches will be followed by 10 minutes of interaction with the evaluators.
  4. A maximum of two team members may participate in the event.
  5. We encourage you to bring a physical prototype or model, or a photo/video illustrating your idea (a projector will be available to project photos/videos).
  6. One team will be selected for a $1,000 grant to be used for prototyping/business development.

 

Apply here!

 

Direct any questions to Professor Ken McLeod: kmcleod@binghamton.edu
Applications to be submitted to innovation@binghamton.edu
Code & Coffee February
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Many thanks to Liazon for donating space for Code & Coffee January through March!  Newbies, pros, somewhere in between… regardless of how you think of yourself, if you’re interested in coding or learning more about technology, please come out! Feel free to come by for the whole thing or drop in when you have time. We usually start the night with a short 5-10 minute presentation on some interesting tech topic, then have a round of introductions.  We still need a presentation for February, so if you’d like to teach us something cool or show off your latest project, please email Wendy at wendyjan(at)buffalo(dot)edu.

Intro to HTML/CSS (Front-end track)
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own Tumblr/Wordpress/etc site, but want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? Our HTML & CSS for Beginners class is for you! We’ll explore how to use HTML and CSS to build websites, introduce you to the tools you need for the job and put you on the path of using your new skills to work on more complex applications. This 4-class course runs for 2 Tuesdays and 2 Thursdays: Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, February 18 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday, February 23, 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8:30pm Due to the restrictions of Meetup’s registration, we can’t schedule multi-day events, so keep in mind that this Meetup event serves as registration for the entire class. Please note that classes build upon each other, so it is important to attend all classes. We have several scholarships available for our students who are not able to cover full cost of classes. Please fill out our scholarship application here.  Students are required to bring their own laptop for classes. If you do not have a laptop, please contact us at buffalo@girldevelopit.com before registering, and we’ll see if we can work something out. Please install the following prior to the class: One of the following browsers: Chrome – Recommended Firefox with the FireBug Extension A text editor for working with HTML/CSS. Below are some suggestions: Sublime Text (freeish; OS X, Windows, Linux) – Recommended Notepad++ (free; Windows) TextWrangler (free; OS X)Atom (free; OS X, Windows, Linux)Aptana (free; OSX, Windows, Linux) Meet our awesome teacher! Katie Barnum is a front-end web developer with a background in graphic design and typography. She became interested in development when she was put in charge of the company website at her first job and started learning HTML and CSS. The rest is history. Katie now works at the University at Buffalo as a web developer, specializing in WordPress. When not in front of the computer, she enjoys rowing, photography, craft beer, and snowboarding. Katie is excited to work with other ladies (and dudes, too!) to get them started with code so they too can start exploring web technologies!  Big thank you to our sponsor WNY LRC for providing awesome space for our classes!

BGS Workshop: Introduction to ZBrush
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The workshop will be designed to teach the basic interface of ZBrush including Navigation, 2d vs 3d Canvas, Saving Files, Brush System and Subdivision Sculpting which will include ZBrush’s Dynamesh. The class will focus on modeling a celebrity or generic head, both in Dynamesh and subdivision modeling. Instructor: Jon Usiak Level: Beginner Requirements: • ZBrush 4R6 or 4R7r. Lecture will be using 4R6. • Wacom pen and tablet – any version is fine if it is compatible with your computer. Cost:  • $40 for non-members  • $24 for Bronze Members  • $20 for Silver Members  • $10 for Gold Members About the instructor: Born and raised in Buffalo, Jon Usiak moved to New Jersey and then San Francisco for school and work, then back to Buffalo in May 2015. For the past 7 years, he’s been an instructor for online and onsite courses, and does freelensing when the opportunity comes up. He has taught courses in: ZBrush Digital Sculpting (high to low res modeling), Sculpting Anatomy (using ZBrush), Character Modeling and Games Modeling (Props and Environments). Additionally, he has worked at a few small game companies, including over 15 years of illustration work on role-playing game books.

General Meeting
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly General meeting, including a recap of the IoT Hackathon!

Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

PyPy!
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You know how Python has a reputation for being slow?  (It’s not true.. there are plenty of performance-sensitive applications of renown written in and running on Python..) Well, some crazy people got together and they rewrote Python in Python.. only to find out that it was faster than the original Python — a *lot* faster.  The project is called PyPy and you can learn more about it at the February rocpy meetup! The talk will be given by a poor soul who doesn’t know anything about compilers – so come, learn, laugh, and follow along on the twisted adventure that is PyPy. Location Information The map link above for our location is not sufficient, so I have a more detailed and annotated map that should be referenced: A map to Bausch and Lomb Hall at the University of Rochester (parking and walking directions) The meeting will be in Bausch and Lomb Hall, room 407. • Find the elevator, go to the 4th floor and exit to your right. • At the end of the hall, make another right. • Walk to the very end of the hall past the fire doors. • You are now at Room 407. • Network Access Internet access is readily available.

Feb
17
Wed
Does Your Business Need Money for R&D? @ Incubator Works @ Airport Park
Feb 17 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Does Your Business Need Money for R&D? @ Incubator Works @ Airport Park | Horseheads | New York | United States

IncubatorWorks Event: Does Your Business Need Money for R&D?

Learn how to get Federal money to support your product development at the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program.

Grants from federal agencies for product/process development including:

  • DOA – Department of Agriculture
  • DOD – Department of Defense
  • DOE – Department of Energy
  • DOT – Department of Transportation

Join fellow entrepreneurs in taking our business to the next level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for free funding! IncubatorWorks and SBIR can help you apply.

Who? Small Business with less than 500 employees

Why? Up to $150,000 in Phase I; $1,00,000 in Phase II.

RSVP by Feb 15.

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The next great idea is just waiting to be discovered and at IncubatorWorks we encourage collaboration by hosting think-tank networking events and small business educational programming. We will also orchestrate business plan competitions and seed funding challenges. Please stay tuned for any and all of the events that match your interests.

1 Million Cups Syracuse
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 10:00 am

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!

Lug Lunch
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your geekery, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time. Location: Mole Mole Great local mexican food, now at a new location on Hooker Ave, where Pete’s Famous used to be.

Lesson Night: Making Visual Novels With Ren’py
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Are you interested in making your own interactive story, but unsure about how to get started? If so, look no further! This event is for you! Ren’Py is a great introductory tool to create visual novels, which are a form of “choose your own adventure” stories that mix text and images. TVGS founder and game development veteran Jamey Stevenson will present a hands-on tutorial showing how to make a Ren’Py game. This lesson is appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Game development is incredibly fun and rewarding, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in a short span of time using this simple, intuitive tools covered in this class. If you decide to attend the class you will need to bring: • Laptop with Ren’Py installed (available for free on Windows, Mac, & Linux) Optionally: • We also recommend installing Gimp, a free art program that can be used to create images for your visual novel

Feb
18
Thu
3D Printing Meetup
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribute to the Monthly Printing Challenge, show off, tell stories- hang out with other 3D Printing enthusiasts!

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is our monthly Designer & Developer WordPress Meetup. Discussion in Theme Design, Plugin Development, advanced Security, and other more advanced elements to WP. This meetup is catered towards designers and developers. Whether you’re a designer new to WordPress, or an experienced Developer this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP to get the most out of the Designer/Dev Meetups. Feel free to give it a try if you’re on the fence and you can also attend the User meetup to see where you feel more comfortable. Also newly added, is our rule during the Designer/Developer Meetups, of NO SEO discussion. We’re adding this simply because while SEO can go hand-in-hand with WordPress, it often overruns everything else discussed. We are a WP Meetup, not an SEO Meetup. If you’re looking for something directed towards content editing, blogging, and less development based elements to WordPress, try our User Meetup running the 1st Thursday of every month.

Feb
19
Fri
Cocktails & Code
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for our next women in tech meetup. This will be a casual meetup over cocktails to network and discuss next steps for building the women in tech ecosystem in CNY. As always, we also welcome men and others along the gender spectrum who are interested in supporting this movement.

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpicking. This monthly meeting is an opportunity to practice picking locks and meet other people that are experts in the subject. Meetings often have presentations about various locks and will let you borrow some lock picks and training locks to get you started.

Feb
20
Sat
Linux Workshop
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux Workshop Come and get your questions about Linux answered. We have experts on hand to fix problems and answer questions about Ubuntu and FOSS. Bring your system in so we can help you get the most from your FOSS.

Open Office Hours
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

BGS Retro LAN Party
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Space for a day of classic LAN gaming! Bring your PC and play classics head-to-head!

Feb
22
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Feb
23
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Case Study: How I Made A WordPress Page Rank #1 in Minutes
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WordPress has become the most popular CMS for websites. It comes to no surprise, because Google loves WordPress and it’s so SEO friendly, many choose to optimize their website themselves. Over and Over I see website owners tell me they added the SEO plugin, yet they are not ranking at all. With Local SEO taking center stage in 2016, its important to rank all of your services for specific targeted areas.  Alex Miranda will reveal step-by-step how he creates a services page for specific location and has it rank on top of Google in minutes. This will be a hands on case study. Alex will create the page during the presentation. He encourages everyone to have a page setup and follow his steps to fast rankings. This presentation will cover the following: 1. Plugins 2. Site structure 3. Proper use of keywords on page 4. Content 5. The secrets to instantly ranking and more… This presentation will most likely fill up fast. There will be limited seating so sign up today!! A2 Hosting will be sponsoring this meetup so we will have PIZZA!   A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with data centers across the globe. We sponsor groups like WordPress Westchester Meetup Group as a way of showing our appreciation for the WordPress Community. At A2, we specialize in performance based hosting for everyone with a proactive service team working around the clock. Whether you’ve never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs! For fast, reliable hosting, visit a2hosting.com. Use the code WPWESTCHESTER51 for a 51% discount on your first payment! Agenda:  6:30-6:45 Networking 6:45-7:00 Lighting Round (general questions about WP) 7:00-7:45 Presentation & Questions 7:45-8:00 Final Group Networking Our Speaker  Alex Miranda has been optimizing websites since 1998. He is well known for his very informative “how to” WordPress SEO presentations. Aside from being an SEO marketing consultant, Alex is also a teacher, mentor and speaker. Has presented at numerous events, WordCamps, conferences and corporate workshops. Wherever he speaks, you can expect a full house. Alex is also a 5pecialist Certified Adwords Expert & Google Partner.

Straight Talk Series 4: Home-Based Business Strategies for Success, New York State Taxes and The Affordable Care Act
Feb 23 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Home-Based Business Strategies for Success, New York State Taxes and The Affordable Care Act – T…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/36631-straight-talk-series-4-home-based-business-strategies-for-success-new-york-state-taxes-and-the-affordable-care-act

BGS Workshop: Digital Landscape Painting
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In this 2 hour workshop Anthony Pismarov will introduce fundamental landscape painting techniques. Instructor: Anthony Pismarov Level: Beginner Requirements: • Desktop or laptop computer • Drawing tablet • Adobe Photoshop Cost:  • $40 for non-members  • $24 for Bronze Members  • $20 for Silver Members  • $10 for Gold Members About the instructor: Anthony Pismarov is an Illustrator, Fine Artist and Concept Artist. His work primarily focuses on crafting expansive environments that provoke exploration and wonder into fantastical worlds.

Hack Night at Interlock
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization. We 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.

Feb
24
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Mar 2 @ 10:00 am

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!

February Meetup In Poughkeepsie
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Happy February! After you’ve recuperated from all those chocolate covered strawberries and little heart candies, join us for some exciting talks and demos that will melt your heart all over again. We’ll be meeting in our new home for HV Tech Meetups East of the Hudson River, the Indotronix building in downtown Poughkeepsie. Join us to see this fabulous work space and the revitalization that is occurring in downtown Poughkeepsie. SPEAKER LINEUP   Chris Garrett, president of ZWorkbench and developer of the successful iOS game QatQi, will introduce his new turn-based iOS game to attendees. A few month’s back he presented at HVTM about indie game development and the business of mobile game development. Now he’s back to debut his second game to HVTM Members. We’ll see a brief demo and play the game live during the presentation. More speakers to be announced shortly. DOOR GREETERS Want to get to know the attendees more? Like sitting at your own exclusive table with name badges and stickers!? Then you, my friend, need to email us now and let us know.  We’re looking for 2 – 4 folks to sit at the greeting table to hand out badges, stickers, and perhaps other accoutrement during the event.  Get in touch today if you’d be interested in helping atspeakers@hvtech.org. PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER? We’re looking for someone or a business willing to donate their time to take some photos at the meeting. DSLR camera’s would be best.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please email photos@hvtech.org. WANT TO SPONSOR?  Interested in helping HV Tech Meetup grow? We’re looking for sponsors to help cover some of the costs of running our events.  We’d be happy to figure out a sponsorship that is meaningful for you and helpful to the members of HV Tech. You could sponsor for as little as $200 per meetup!  Get in touch today if you’d be interested in becoming a supporter at sponsorships@hvtech.org.

RocGrowth Candids with Glenn Kellogg and Jason Barrett @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids with Glenn Kellogg and Jason Barrett @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

RocGrowth Candids Interviews Young Entrepreneurs with High Profile Businesses

RocGrowth CandidsTM is a regular event featuring local entrepreneurs who share their personal stories and lessons learned on the path to building a successful company.  We start and finish with informal networking over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  In between, we conduct an open interview with our featured guest(s).  The event is free thanks to our sponsor Complemar.  Attendance is limited to the first 100 RSVPs.

Our next guests are two highly regarded representatives of the new generation transforming our region.  

Jason Barrett is a Rochester native who returned to start Black Button Distilling after pursuing an accounting and consulting career in Washington, DC.  Started only two years ago, Black Button produces unique craft spirits at its own distillery in the public market, employs seven full-time staff, and distributes its products in 11 states.

Glenn Kellogg moved to Rochester after obtaining degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School related to city planning.  He opened Hart’s Local Grocers in the heart of Rochester’s East End in 2015.  The traditional neighborhood market offers city residents local products, alongside major brands, in an environment that combines nostalgia and modern convenience.

Light hors d’oeuvres from Hart’s Local Grocers. Cash bar.

RSVP Required. Capacity limited to 100.

Project Night: “Shark Tank” edition
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have a game project you’re working on, or even just an idea for a game you’d like to create? This is a great time to meet up with other people and tell them what your project is about, get some feedback from fellow game makers, and discuss how much progress has been made on your project. Game projects in any state of completion are welcome, so feel free to bring a laptop along and take advantage of the opportunity to improve your game while receiving help and guidance from experienced mentors. Additionally, this meeting will include an update on our community activities, and a chance for interested members to discuss how much progress has been made on various TVGS initiatives and share ideas for what other types of events and workshops you’d like to see us host in the future. For reference, you can view the current list of suggestions and group initiatives via the TVGS Trello board, located at http://tasks.techvalleygamespace.com

Feb
25
Thu
CNYBAC Cultivate Program: Commercial Value @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CNYBAC Cultivate Program – RSVP to cnybac@upstate.edu

Realizing the Commercial Value of Research Discoveries

Ethics, Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest Laws and Regulations

Seminar Speakers: Scott Mcfarlane and Winthrop Thurlow, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Scott will focus on how the Office of Technology transfer can help with the translation of your research discoveries into patient benefits via entrepreneurship or industry partnerships.

Win will provide an overview of the State and Federal law imposed on various disclosure requirements and restrictions aimed at eliminating conflicts of interest.

These two talks will meld technology transfer process and disclosure requirements from two experts in the field of research discovery.

This seminar is part of the Central New York BioTech Accelerator (CNYBAC) Cultivate Program powered by UVC.

The mission of CNYBAC is to incubate and accelerate university-industry partnerships that discover, design, develop and deploy innovative products for bioscience marketplaces.

Powered by UVC

Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Realizing the Commercial Value of Research Discoveries, Scott MacFarlane
Research findings can have tremendous potential value, but discovery is only the beginning of the path to realizing it. The Office of Technology Transfer works with researchers and clinicians to enhance the value of their research discoveries and increase the likelihood they will be commercialized. This talk will cover ways that research discoveries can attract industry.

Ethics, Disclosure, and Conflicts of Interest Laws and Regulations, Winthrop Thurlow
State and Federal law and Upstate policies impose various disclosure requirements and restrictions aimed at eliminating conflicts of interest. This talk will cover these requirements.

CNYBAC Kickoff Party @ Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Central New York BioTech Accelerator invites you the 1st Annual CNYBAC Kickoff Party.

Discovering, developing and deploying bioscience innovation, join us in meeting the CNYBAC Advisory Board, mentors and service providers.

You’ll also receive a tour of the new Upstate MIND and Molecular Lab Exhibit.

RSVP to CNYBAC@upstate.edu and bring a friend.

This seminar is part of the Central New York BioTech Accelerator (CNYBAC) Cultivate Program powered by UVC.

The mission of CNYBAC is to incubate and accelerate university-industry partnerships that discover, design, develop and deploy innovative products for bioscience marketplaces.

Powered by UVC

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TBD
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BGS Project Night
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games.
BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

Game Club: Undertale (hosted by Marcus Batson)
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get ready, space cadets, because our next monthly Game Club (think book club, but for games) will start on Thursday, February 25th, 2016. Our next host is Marcus, and his selection will be: UndertaleGenre: Turn-based RPGDeveloper: Toby Fox As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. The game is about 8 hours long. Here is Marcus’ description of the game: “Undertale is a short(~8 hours) RPG where no one has to get hurt. The game was developed by Toby Fox and has a great soundtrack, fun characters, and a unique battle system. The less you know the better.”

Feb
26
Fri
Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 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 info@techvalleygamespace.com.

BGS Arcade
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ever miss the days of stuffing all of your friends into one room and doing nothing but playing games all night until you pass out? So do we! Join us at the Buffalo Game Space for a relaxing evening of games and good times with friends. We have multiple consoles, PCs and arcade cabinets hooked up throughout the space for you to enjoy, including games made right here in Buffalo! If you want to play something specific, feel free to bring your own consoles and games as well. Not in the mood for video games? No problem! Bring your tabletop games to indulge your card collecting, dungeon running urges. BGS Arcade is a free and open to the public event.

Feb
27
Sat
Open Office Hours
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

Feb
29
Mon
2016 Double-Header! TypeScript and Electron
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re finally ringing in the New Year here at BuffaloJS with our first meetup!  In February we’re going to cover two topics – TypeScript and Electron. TypeScript & VSCode Learn how to build web apps using TypeScript and Visual Studio Code!  TypeScript the strongly-typed JavaScript superset created by Anders Hejlsberg and Microsoft that compiles to JavaScript, released by Microsoft several years back.  VSCode was just launched in beta last year, and is Microsoft’s cross-platform code editor with debugging, intellisense, and more. Eric Nagler will show us how to use these two tools together to build something awesome! http://www.typescriptlang.org/ https://code.visualstudio.com/ Electron Electron is a cross-platform framework for building desktop apps using web technologies.  Previously known as Atom Shell, Electron is built & maintained by Github. Our own Garrett Murphey will kick the tires on Electron and demo some things that he’s been working on! http://electron.atom.io/ We’re excited to be back, and we look forward to what our favorite language is going to bring in 2016.  We hope to see you there! – BuffaloJS

15th Meetup: Growing our startup ecosystem – discussion & roundtable
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Details and location TBA.

Mar
1
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

“It’s All Here” Task Force Meeting
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The “It’s All Here” Task Force works to connect individuals with the local business community and promote local arts and culture in Syracuse. The “It’s All Here” Task Force works in conjunction with the greater mission of 40 Below to promote all that our dynamic region has to offer.
Some of the Task Force’s projects include the Shop Syracuse Holiday Passport in collaboration with CenterState CEO, Northside Up, SyracuseFirst, and the Downtown Committee. Shop Syracuse is a month long “buy local” holiday season extravaganza where participants are entered into a drawing every time they fill up a punch card from shopping local. The Task Force also implemented the inaugural Passport to Syracuse in July of 2012.

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come check out the new Rev tech incubator! As per usual we will have interesting talks, good conversation, snacks and refreshments.

Straight Talk Series 5: Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective and Federal Taxes
Mar 1 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Protecting yourself, your employees and your business is critical to every business owner.  Join…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/36632-straight-talk-series-5-risk-management-from-the-insurance-perspective-and-federal-taxes

AppRochester MARCH 1st Monthly Meeting – Cross-Platform Apps
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our MARCH meeting will be March 1st from 6pm to 8:30pm at RIT!  Please RSVP so we can order enou…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/36835-approchester-march-1st-monthly-meeting-cross-platform-apps

Open Night at the space
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Mar
2
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 9 @ 10:00 am

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!

Consuming the Cloud: Shoot Out
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:

Mar
3
Thu
Public Arts Task Force Meeting
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The mission of the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force (PATF) is to cultivate a culture of public art in Syracuse. PATF serves as a catalyst for projects by identifying, initiating and integrating public art throughout the city of Syracuse. The PATF provides a medium for community members, artists and art enthusiasts to create public projects, beautify Syracuse and promote vibrant, desirable communities and partners with artists and organizations to provide the tools and resources needed to bring creative projects and events to life. These projects include:
•  Arterie (http://www.arteriesyracuse.com/): An annual street painting, designed for a downtown portion of Erie Blvd as a tribute to the Erie Canal.
•  Funky Flea (http://www.funkyfleasyracuse.blogspot.com/): An annual summertime market featuring music, food, and a collection of: retro collectibles, vintage wares, antiques, handmade items, artwork, records, and more.
•  Rack Pack: The design and installation of unique, artistic bike racks across various city neighborhoods.
•  Salt City DISHES (https://www.facebook.com/SaltCityDISHES): A community dinner that spurs community development through the distribution of micro-grants.
•  Creekfloat Art Parade: A parade of creative floats that travel down Onondaga Creek through Downtown Syracuse and Franklin Square.
•  Tunnel Vision: A creative light installation planned for the parking lot tunnel next to the  Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).
•  Lipe Art Park (lipeartpark.com): A former abandoned train yard that is now the first art park in Syracuse. This public space is a venue for temporary and permanent sculpture installations, and creative events and performances.
TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS:

Tommy Lincoln

Michael Giannattasio
For more information on these and other current and past projects of the PATF, please visit their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/40BelowPublicArtsTaskForce) and website at 40belowpatf.com or contact us.

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women in Coding & Design Interest Group
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Objective: Assess the needs and traction for starting a Girl Develop It Chapter in Syracuse Agenda: Location: Syracuse Coworks Date: March 3rd, 2016 Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Food will be provided Topics: -What “Girl Develop It” is and how you could get involved -Languages needed and of interest in Syracuse -Teacher recruiting -Levels of involvement/commitment by members of the community -Sponsorship and venue options for class location, scholarships, etc. -Other informal meetup ideas What is Girl Develop It (GDI) and why should we bring it to Syracuse? “GDI is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgement free zone. The mission is to create a network of empowered women to feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.” https://www.girldevelopit.com/ We need to bring GDI to Syracuse because, currently there are not many resources for affordable and convenient coding classes, yet there is a market of women that are looking for them. It will also open Syracuse up to the national GDI network.  How can we make it happen? Zoe Koulouris and Kseniya Hogan have decided to lead the effort. “We have been learning web development over the last year, and have traveled to Rochester for multiple GDI classes. We have increased our exposure to different languages and been exposed to an awesome network of women facing the same challenges and questions. We feel a strong need to bring it to our local community and want to step up to lead the effort to make it happen. What we need to know is whether there is enough traction, and what is needed from our local community from a resource standpoint.” Lets start the discussion!  Please join us for a fun and informal meetup about this mission. This a female friendly event but men are welcome to be involved!

BGS Game Development Meeting
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Mar
4
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking Day
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

If you’re working from home, put on some pants and come work alongside other independent professionals! From 9am-5pm, come join us for a free day of coworking. Just bring your laptop, hook into our wifi. Coffee and donuts will be available at 9am. Lunch is on your own, so you can either brown-bag it or grab something from the plethora of places to eat in an around Village Gate. Parking: The small parking lot next to our building is frequently full, but there is a very large parking lot available if you drive through the small lot.

Official 2600 Meeting
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rochester 2600
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup. It’s a loose-knit group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night.

Mar
5
Sat
Open Office Hours
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

Mar
7
Mon
Civic Engagement Task Force Meeting
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force (CETF) aims to keep young professionals and community members in Central New York educated on timely issues and engaged in their communities. CETF has built relationships with a wide range of non-profit and government organizations in Central New York in order to connect members with educational programming, volunteer opportunities and opportunities for leadership.
At monthly meetings, CETF regularly hosts speakers from local area non-profits. Past speakers have included representatives from WCNY, Empire State Development Corporation and Say Yes to Education. Through its board initiatives, CETF has placed over 250 young professionals in leadership positions with area non-profits. Through close relationships with government, non-profits organizations and educational programs, CETF offers 40 Below members a way to stay connected, informed and influential in their communities.
TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS:

Odean Dyer

Anthony Stevens
For more information on Civic Engagement, or to get involved, contact us or e-mail Odean at oddyer@gmail.com.

BGS Music Meetup
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Mar
8
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Monthly Get Together
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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* 6:30 Intro to PHP * 6:45 Tips & Community News * 7:00 Introductions * 7:15 Presentations * 7:45 Networking

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New date, time and location!
The Western New York iPhone Developers’ Group now meets at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Buffalo Game Space, on the fourth floor of the TriMain Center building.
Rough agenda:
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Meet new people, decide what we want to cover. 6:45pm – 7:45pm: Introductory topics/tutorial sessions if new iOS developers are present and interested. 7:45pm – 9:00pm: Intermediate/advanced topics, code reviews, demos, etc. 9:00pm – whenever: Hang out, socialize, hack, conspire, scheme, whatnot.
The WNY iPhone Developers’ Meetup welcomes anyone who is interested in iPhone/iPad development. Whether you’re new to the platform or a seasoned pro, we try to make sure that everyone gets something out of each meetup.
Topics we typically discuss include:
* Finish an app recently? Congratulations! Give us a demo and we’ll celebrate together. * Learned any intermediate/advanced iPhone APIs, open source libraries, or coding tricks lately? Teach us! * Curious about an API or technology? Ask the group. Someone probably has some relevant experience they can share. * Stuck on a bug? We’ll try to fix it together, and maybe we’ll all learn something new. * Working on an app and want constructive criticism? We can put it up on the projector and review your UI or your code. * Not sure about the best way to approach some problem? Let’s talk about it. * What are the most successful strategies and tactics for marketing an app? Let’s share what we’ve learned.