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Jul
31
Fri
IgniteU NY Demo Day @ IgniteU NY
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 7:15 pm
IgniteU NY Demo Day @ IgniteU NY | Troy | New York | United States

IgniteU NY teams have been working hard for their big reveal on Demo Day set for July 31. Pitches will start at 1 p.m. with refreshments and a poster session scheduled for 6 p.m.

This 7 week program concentrated on improving the business model of four‪ startups‬. It also put a major emphasis on customer discovery; some of the companies are up to 100 interviews!

In addition to the core startup presentations, our Startups in Residence will be giving quick introductions to their businesses.

Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Jul 31 @ 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 Night
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Sat
Open Office Hours
Aug 1 @ 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!

Aug
2
Sun
Cleantech Bootcamp @ Skidmore College
Aug 2 – Aug 7 all-day
Cleantech Bootcamp @ Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Learn, Connect and Launch Your Cleantech Initiative

If you are a cleantech business executive or entrepreneur in New York State, the NY EXCEL Cleantech Boot Camp is for you!

NY EXCEL takes place August 2-7 at Skidmore College in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.

Discover unparalleled networking with policymakers, venture capitalists and cleantech entrepreneurs who can help you launch your business.

A week-long 50-hour summer residency delivered by leaders in cutting-edge clean technologies, including executives, scientists and investors.

Intensive curriculum in unique aspects of New York’s cleantech industry, including markets, permitting requirements, technology solutions and financing models.

Two destination weekends at several of New York’s most significant cleantech assets.

Pitch session with panel of experts and investors in January.
Learn more & register at: NYEXCEL.ORG

Tuition discounts are available for veterans, those participating in NYSERDA-sponsored incubators and multiple attendees from the same organization.

Aug
4
Tue
AppRochester AUGUST 4th Monthly Meeting
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our AUGUST meeting will be AUGUST 4th from 6pm to 8:30pm at RIT!  Please RSVP so we can order en…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/29954-approchester-august-4th-monthly-meeting

ThINC Tank LIVE with Chef Tim Hardiman @ The ThINCubator
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ThINC Tank LIVE with Chef Tim Hardiman @ The ThINCubator  | Utica | New York | United States

The first, ongoing series of entrepreneurial conversations to be held at the thINCubator on August 4th at 5pm.

Join the discussion with Chef Tim Hardiman, owner of The Tailor & The Cook (one of Open Table’s Top 100 restaurants in the US, located right here in Utica) and newly-opened Utica Bread.

You’ll hear from Tim about his entrepreneurial journey– his background, how he and his partners came to open a gourmet farm-to-table restaurant and a bakery in Utica and the lessons learned in the process.

This is a chance for students and members of the community to get to interact and learn from one of Utica’s most ambitious and successful young entrepreneurs.

RSVPs are free, limited and required. Samples of Utica Bread and Utica Coffee for all attendees will be provided!

 

Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Aug 4 @ 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.

VCAMP Pitch-In August 2015 @ VCAMP - Algonquin Studios - Brisbane Building
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
VCAMP Pitch-In August 2015 @ VCAMP - Algonquin Studios - Brisbane Building | Buffalo | New York | United States

Get Better, Quicker!

Buffalo’s Startup Accelerator VCAMP will host 5 entrepreneurs with great ideas now interested in receiving feedback from the startup community.

Happening on the first Tuesday of every month, the next Pitch-In event is scheduled for August 4, 2015.

These events are FREE. Founders will have the opportunity to pitch for 5 minutes. They will then receive instant feedback from fellow founders and entrepreneurs.

If you’re interested in pitching at the next event, please submit your pitch deck to dever@ahealthtech.com for consideration.

Now here’s more details on the event!

Do I need to register even though the event is free?

Yes, since pitching slots and seating are limited. We’re taking registrations on a first-come first-serve basis. Please register now, and tell us whether you’d like to pitch!

Where is the building and suite?

VCAMP is within Algonquin Studios, located on the second floor of the Brisbane Building, across from the Hotel @ Lafayette at 391 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY.

What are my parking options?

Free on-street parking begins at 5pm, or use the Adams Ramp, corner of Eagle and Washington Streets.

What’s the format of Pitch-In?

If you’re an upcoming founder with an idea, you get 5 minutes to pitch it.
If you’re an entrepreneur with a startup, you get 5 minutes to pitch it and cover current roadblocks (e.g. funding, talent, tools, culture, etc.).
After both, there’s a 5 minute feedback period with the audience, helping to refine ideas or open new avenues. There’s no better place to meet a co-founder, find a job, or break down the barriers to new startups.

You’re not the only person confronting an issue. Chances are, someone can help. Come prepared with your pitch and your thinking cap. Learn from your community!

What’s the night-of schedule?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

5:30pm Networking and Refreshments
6:00pm Pitch, Feedback, Repeat
7:00pm Pitching Wraps Up
Later: Take your conversation to the Pan Am Grill and Brewery across Washington Street

I want to pitch! How do I participate?

Please register now for an “I’m pitching!” ticket. VCAMP has limited pitch slots to honor everyone’s time.
By Tuesday, July 28, 2015, email these items to dever@ahealthtech.com with the subject “Pitch-In July, 2015″:
Pitch Deck
Square Logo (same X and Y size)
Your “Ask”
One-Line Summary of Your Startup
URL for More Info
Your text/mobile phone (for last minute changes)

VCAMP will vet your deck, tell you if you’re selected and schedule you for a slot. If you’re an alternate, please come to Pitch-In to capitalize on a no-show. Anyone can revise and apply for next month too.

Show up on time the night of Pitch-In, give it your best shot, and listen well during Q&A.

Suggestions:

Please be specific in your “ask.” You can ask for help on tech, operations, law, accounting, investor perspective, consumer reactions, marketing, user experience, team mates, co-founders… really anything. VCAMP will focus the audience on your ask first, and general feedback second.

Please also make sure you fit your pitch into 5 minutes. VCAMP has to be hard on this to be fair to others. Practice!

Please do not make a pitch to sell the audience on using your existing products or services. Pitch-In is an event to try out new things and get you past road-blocks. Although VCAMP prefers scalable business models, they will review all submissions, and also like variety.

VCAMP will line up your pitch deck on a laptop and projector ahead of time.

Please use PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF, or the URL of your pitch (e.g. Prezi).

Please don’t expect sound since VCAMP is not using a PA. Technical glitches can happen; how do you recover?

Remember, launching into a conversation with your engaged audience is the goal. Give them something to ask for more. Don’t pack-in overwhelming detail. The audience already knows you’re the expert.

Consider bringing someone to take notes for you during Q&A, so you can focus on the audience for 5 minutes.

Looking for inspiration? Try PitchEnvy.
If you don’t get a chance to pitch, please sign up for the next Pitch-In on the first Tuesday of the next month.

Thanks for your bravery! You can continue feedback after 7pm with anyone interested by taking your conversation to the pub across the street. VCAMP will keep revising the format of this event each month, to raise your exposure and the value of your dialog.

I’ve never pitched before. What outline would you suggest?

If you don’t have a pitch deck, that’s OK. Please make one. Here’s an outline that covers the typical topics. Only set the stage to make your “ask.” With luck, this will get you past your audience’s typical questions, and into the meat of a better conversation.

Intro – Who are you, what’s your startup name, and what stage are you at? Anyone age 8-80 should get it.
Problem – Why is there a need? A really short story to put the audience in your customer’s shoes
Solution – How do you make it better?
Market – Total Size; target part you serve; what’s unique about you?
Team – Your role and others; who are you looking for?
Financials – Real brief: capital needed; how long until cash flow break-even; how much profit by year X?
Ask – Specifically, what obstacles must you overcome next? Not just money.

Please be clear up front about your “ask.” Again, omit parts that don’t apply to your pitch.

I’ve pitched before. Can I go again?

Yes! Practice helps.

I’m not ready to pitch yet. Can I go next month?

We’d love for you to get the audience’s feedback on what you’ve already got. Why not go this month and next month, and get that much better?

What if I’m a supporter?

Come on out! Entrepreneurs need your advice. Whether you’re a battle-hardened technologist, an ace attorney, or a student with ambition, sometimes your fresh pairs of eyes and ears help a friend more than anything else.

Aug
5
Wed
Code & Coffee August
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re back after a 2 month hiatus from our normal monthly Code & Coffee! Bring your laptop, your recent projects and your programming problems. Want to focus on helping others with their projects? You’re welcome, too! Feel free to come by for the whole thing or drop in when you have time. Newbies, please come out! We hope to see your pretty faces :) We usually start the night with a short 5-10 minute presentation on some interesting tech topic, then have a round of introductions. If you’d like to give a short presentation at the beginning of the night to teach us something cool or show off your latest project, please email Wendy at wendyjan(at)buffalo(dot)edu.

Promises in JavaScript
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The word “monad” is scary, but it turns out they’re everywhere, including JavaScript. This talk should be accessible to people new to FP.

Aug
6
Thu
SCORE Volunteer Recruitment Open House
Aug 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

You are good at what you do. Do you want to give back something? Yourskills, talents, and busi…
Full info at http://startuprochester.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/29481-score-volunteer-recruitment-open-house

CenterState CEO Clambake @ Hinerwadel's Grove
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CenterState CEO Clambake @ Hinerwadel's Grove | Syracuse | New York | United States

Food – Music – FUN! Thanks to our friends at CenterState CEO.

Held at Hinerwadel’s Grove on W. Taft Road in North Syracuse, tickets range from $69 for CenterState CEO members to $975 for 15 group tickets.

IMPORTANT! This event has a new start time (4 p.m.) and the deadline to register is July 24. Cancellations after this date will be billed, so don’t skip out and join us for some CLAMS!

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 6 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup @ LY122
Aug 6 @ 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.

Elixir Workshop
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
7
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 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.

Official 2600 Meeting
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
8
Sat
Open Office Hours
Aug 8 @ 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!

Aug
10
Mon
Introduction to NativeScript
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Creating cross-platform web and mobile applications has always been a sort of mirage for JavaScript developers.  There are a lot of solutions out there for hybrid apps, but what if we want to leverage native platforms and their APIs directly within our application?  How do we manage some of the performance constraints gracefully using the languages and syntax we all know (and love)? This month at BuffaloJS we’re going to start talking about solutions to this problem, and a very promising development platform from Telerik called NativeScript.  We’ll be looking at some of the materials in the Summer of NativeScript program, and comparing with other solutions such as React Native.  We’ll also write a sample app and test it out on a couple of targets to see how things work. We’re excited to see what the NativeScript roadmap has to bring to JavaScript developers, and to explore this platform with fellow JavaScripters! -BuffaloJS

“Your net worth is your network.” Expand your network over a glass of wine.
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The February 9th monthly social of the Consultants Network WNY, which offers networking opportunity for WNY Engineers, will feature guest speaker Murray Tate, EHS Consultant at Occupational Safety and Environmental Assoc.
The next monthly social of the Consultants Network WNY will be held on February 9th at 6:30 PM at Pairings Restaurant, 5893 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.  The guest speaker will be Murray Tate, EHS Consultant at Occupational Safety and Environmental Assoc.  Murray has a strong chemistry background as an Instructor in chemistry, safety, industrial hygiene, and hazardous materials emergency response and he will speak about his decision to go back to school for a Ph.D.

Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Aug 10 @ 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.

Aug
11
Tue
Monthly Get Together
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Grind Albany Hosts Jacques Bastien (Boogie/PrettySimpl)
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Jacques Bastien, Boogie/PrettySimpl 2015 Albany Business Review 40 under 40 recipient, at 25, Jacques is an entrepreneur, professor, author, designer and viral video master. He’s the CEO of Boogie, a social media agency that he started in college (UAlbany) and he’s the founder of PrettySimpl, an innovative printing platform for designers. He is also a writer at JacquesBastien.com, his personal blog dedicated to helping fellow entrepreneurs through his own experiences. Jacques has a passion for startups, entrepreneurship, and social media. Multiple online publications have featured Jacques for his experience with business, human resources, social media, and marketing. Some of these publications include, but are not limited to: Forbes, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Social Media Today. Jacques plans on launching his first book entitled Fake It Make It, by the summer of 2015. 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 Let us help you get noticed. We are a full-service, nationally-recognized creative agency with a passion for Redefining Creative. Others claim true integration, we house it. Upcoming events you should attend! Albany hosts Robert Manasier In Focus Brands/IFP Films 16th of September 2015 Albany hosts James E. Spencer, Jr. RPiHUB 14th of October 2015 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.

The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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.

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
12
Wed
August Social Night: Spla-spla-spla-splatoooooon!
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With The Arts Center’s game development classes returning, Ludum Dare incoming, college starting around the nation, and most importantly, Splatoon’s largest update released this month, let’s celebrate the moment with a cool social night! Let’s have some fun talking about games, development, and other cool news. You can bring some games in, too, to chill from the hot summer. Got a project to show off? Bring it in, and let’s play it! Have some tips and tricks for Ludum Dare? Let’s hear it! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

SunShot Catalyst Jamathon & NYC Business Competition @ The Fisher Center - Syracuse University
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SunShot Catalyst Jamathon & NYC Business Competition @ The Fisher Center - Syracuse University | New York | New York | United States

Ready, Set, Innovate!

The Department of Energy SunShot Catalyst program is looking to award entrepreneurs with over $ 1.5M in total prize awards.  The program is a series of 4 contests that helps teams with a raw idea build a real product ready for commercialization. Participants in the Business Innovation Contest can recruit team members to work on a new cleanweb business idea in the solar or buildings space that can be implemented with software, data, or automation, or they can select an idea at catalyst.energy.gov.

All entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Jamathon hosted at Syracuse University’s Fisher Center. At the Jamathon, the Catalyst team and mentors will guide teams as they craft their startup pitch that can be submitted to the Catalyst Business Innovation Contest. The event (see schedule below) is much like a 3-hr version of Startup Weekend. This event will facilitate the creation of a recorded video pitch that teams can use to apply to the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation contest.

Video pitch submission closes Friday August 14, 2015.

AGENDA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6:00-6:45pm: SunShot Catalyst prize overview and Department of Energy data resources

6:45-8:15pm: Team formation, Lean Canvas Exercise, & Pitch Draft

8:15-9:00pm: Record Video Pitch and Critique

9:00 pm – onward: The Catalyst team is available to discuss the program further and interact with the teams

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Prior to attending please visit catalyst.energy.gov to view the crowdsourced list of top ideas/problems that can be addressed with software, data, and algorithms. Tickets are open to individuals (no hacking experience necessary) who wish to participate and submit a video pitch to the Catalyst business innovation contest. Tickets are available on a limited basis.

Please click here for detailed directions to Syracuse University’s Fisher Center.

Have questions about SunShot Catalyst Jamathon @ Syracuse University’s Fisher Center,New York City? Contact SunShot Catalyst Prize.

Disk Jockey Software – Rob Linton, WGMC
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Also: Numbers – spreadsheet software for the Mac and iOS devices

Aug
13
Thu
StartFast Venture Accelerator Demo Day @ WCNY Studios
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
StartFast Venture Accelerator Demo Day @ WCNY Studios | Syracuse | New York | United States

Join a packed room of VC’s and angel investors, all searching for the Next Big Thing at StartFast’s Demo Day 2015!

Superstar entrepreneurs will take the stage at WCNY Studios to present their plans for changing our world using the latest internet and mobile technologies.

Participating teams include: HoverStat, BitReady, The Electronic Gaming Federation, Mogee and SmartyPans.

Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator Demo Day @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator Demo Day @ Rev: Ithaca Startup Works | Ithaca | New York | United States

The culminating event of the Southern Tier’s first Hardware Accelerator is Demo Day – a chance for the community to come together and see what the project teams have been working on the last 12 weeks.

The Hardware Accelerator is bringing the rapid iteration prototyping of the software world to hardware. 9 Project Teams have traveled from design concept to working prototype, while molding a solid business plan along the way.

Southern Tier Startup Alliance in collaboration with Small Business Administration, has provided the guidance and resources necessary for each team to bring their new hardware to life.

Each team started at a different place in their progression. The 12 week, individually tailored process included working through the Business Model Canvas, producing a proof of concept for their project, and ultimately constructing and showcasing a working prototype on Demo Day, August 13th.

Hosted at Rev’s summer location on the Commons, the 9 teams had the comprehensive Rev workshop at their disposal under the mentorship and guidance of Ken Rother, Director, and four talented instructors.

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Startup Drinks
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
14
Fri
BGS Arcade Night
Aug 14 @ 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.

Aug
15
Sat
Open Office Hours
Aug 15 @ 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!

Aug
17
Mon
ROC WordPress Meetup
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

August’s meeting will feature Tamara MacDuff. Tamara specializes in SEO and Social Media. Come with questions. As always, we will reserve some time at the end for general sharing and questions. This meetup will be sponsored by Web-Moxie Marketing, so no contribution is required.

Aug
18
Tue
RocPy General Meeting
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD     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.

Aug
20
Thu
Podcast Mastermind Meetup
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alright, ROC Podcaster's!  What burning questions are on your mind?  What have you done in t…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/29451-podcast-mastermind-meetup

3D Printing Meetup
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Aug 20 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup @ LY122
Aug 20 @ 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.

Game Club: Cave Story (hosted by Drew Wright)
Aug 20 @ 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, August, 20th, 2015. Our next host is Drew Wright, and his selection will be: Cave Story Genre: Platform Adventure Developer: Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya As usual, this selection is meant to be played before the time of the meeting. The game is about 8 hours long. “Cave Story is a Japanese indie, 2D platform shooter, story-focused game featuring retro graphics, chiptune music, and a cast of wacky characters, with enough easter eggs to make the easter bunny blush.  The result of one man’s 5-year labor of love, Cave Story was released to the internet back in 2004.  It has frequently played an important part of the history of indie games.” This game is available for free on Windows, Mac, and Linux: http://www.cavestory.org/download/cave-story.php There’s also an enhanced version called Cave Story+ on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/200900/ And there’s yet another version available on 3DS called Cave Story 3D.  All versions play the same (with a few modes and aesthetic improvements here and there), so feel free to play your favorite edition.

Aug
21
Fri
Ludum Dare 33
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OjIIhm8ZVk The time has come…to make games for the 33rd tri-annual online game jam, Ludum Dare! No experience in making games necessary!  This is just a fun challenge for all of us, and often serves as an educational moment to learn how to work with deadlines.  We will be going through game idea brainstorming and team building exercises to help you jump start your way to making games! Join in as you make a game in 72 hours with a team, or if you want to go hard-mode, 48 hours solo!  Meet up with other rapid game developers!  Eat a lot of junk food!  And most important of all, have fun! We also recommend reviewing the rules below for more details: http://ludumdare.com/compo/rules/ Want to be prepared?  Check out our presentation, “How to Survive Ludum Dare:” https://youtu.be/GbwASjxuH_0?list=PLsz-l93sVz99hqX9vcIxjEK-L3huZ7cfz Note: our office will be open between 9:00 AM and midnight each day.

Aug
22
Sat
Open Office Hours
Aug 22 @ 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!

Aug
24
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Aug 24 @ 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.

Aug
25
Tue
Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
Aug 25 @ 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.

Aug
27
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
28
Fri
Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Aug 28 @ 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 Night
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Sat
Open Office Hours
Aug 29 @ 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!

Sep
1
Tue
Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Sep 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.

Sep
2
Wed
Cornell’s Entrepreneurship Kickoff Event @ Kennedy Hall, 1st Floor
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cornell's Entrepreneurship Kickoff Event @ Kennedy Hall, 1st Floor | Ithaca | New York | United States

“CREATE. BUILD. DO.”

Come experience the entrepreneurial community and resources Cornell has to offer.

Sponsored by Entrepreneurship at Cornell and Student Agencies Foundation, Inc. Presented by Life Changing Labs.

Whether you are interested in creating your own venture or helping build up an existing campus-based startup, anyone interested in “do”-ing entrepreneurship is welcomed to participate in this special event featuring eLab Open House, Showcase, and Pitch Competition with $1,500 in prizes.

This will be one of the biggest on-campus entrepreneurship event in the Fall and a great networking opportunity you will not want to miss.

The Open House will have free catered food & drinks. Be sure to arrive early!

Judges for Pitchoff will include eLab management team.

PITCHOFF PRIZES
1st place – $1010 Dan Cohen Startup Award
2nd place – $101
3rd place – $10 gift card (2)
+People’s Choice Award – $369

Sep
3
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Sep 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Sep 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.

Sep
4
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 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.

Official 2600 Meeting
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
5
Sat
Open Office Hours
Sep 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!

Sep
7
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Sep 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.

Sep
8
Tue
Developer Lunch Discussion
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal.
We hope to see you there!

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

MEETUP AGENDA
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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
Sep 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.

Sep
9
Wed
Startup & Tech Networking Event @ Cornell University
Sep 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Startup & Tech Networking Event @ Cornell University | Ithaca | New York | United States

Connect. Network. Grow.

Join 50+ companies & 300+ students from across Cornell, including our Cornell Tech students from NYC for networking and more.

Food will be served. Attire is casual.

#CUNetworking -> Get in on the social action!

Sponsored by:

Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Computer and Information Science Department
College of Engineering
Johnson Career Management Center
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute
Student Agencies, Inc.

Engineering Co-op & Career Services
Engineering Career Fair Team

Dev O’Clock
Sep 9 @ 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. More of a deeper dive into the actual code than Hudson Valley Tech Meetup these events are primarily for coders and 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’re working on. If you’re interested in giving a talk (now or in the future), please let us know! The agenda without specific speakers: • 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! • 30 Minutes for the First Talk • 10 Minutes for questions and break • 15 Minutes for the second talk • 5 Minutes for questions and break • 15 Minutes for the third talk • 5 Minutes for questions.

Sep
10
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Startup Drinks
Sep 10 @ 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.

Sep
11
Fri
BGS Arcade Night
Sep 11 @ 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.

Sep
12
Sat
Open Office Hours
Sep 12 @ 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!

Sep
14
Mon
“Your net worth is your network.” Expand your network over a glass of wine.
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The February 9th monthly social of the Consultants Network WNY, which offers networking opportunity for WNY Engineers, will feature guest speaker Murray Tate, EHS Consultant at Occupational Safety and Environmental Assoc.
The next monthly social of the Consultants Network WNY will be held on February 9th at 6:30 PM at Pairings Restaurant, 5893 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.  The guest speaker will be Murray Tate, EHS Consultant at Occupational Safety and Environmental Assoc.  Murray has a strong chemistry background as an Instructor in chemistry, safety, industrial hygiene, and hazardous materials emergency response and he will speak about his decision to go back to school for a Ph.D.

Sep
15
Tue
RocPy General Meeting
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Topic TBD

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.

Sep
16
Wed
Startup Grind Albany Hosts Robert Manasier (In Focus Brands/IFP Films)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THIS IS A PAID EVENT PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE Robert Manasier, In Focus Brands/IFP Films Robert Manasier is currently CEO of In Focus Brands, a branded go-to-market acceleration firm, COO of Autonomy Distributors, a US products export partner, and President of IFP Films, a multimedia, multiple award-winning content creation studio. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Manasier has been involved in and part of over 100 startups plus numerous turnarounds, buyouts and new market growth projects. He created and developed the Diamond Point Co-Development Fund to assist intellectual property, services, products and new ideas to prove concept and/or get to market. As a frequent speaker, consultant and player in the growing economic need for a stronger public-private synergy for startups and the economy in general, he has been a judge, investor and strategic/tactical partner in numerous nonprofits, incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneur programs and business plan competitions. Currently, building out the national expansion model for Tech Valley’s Center of Gravity and the Parkhurst Field Foundation’s community economic development system based on the In Focus Brands’ Accelerator Model. Mr. Manasier is heavily involved with regional economic development and recreation programs. He serves as a Saratoga Springs Recreation Commissioner, was recently named to the Saratoga Sports Tourism Commission, is Past President of Saratoga American Little League, a multiple StartUp Weekend organizer and facilitator, a Skidmore MB107 entrepreneur executive, NYS Business Plan Competition Judge, RPI Foundry Member, HVCC Business Plan Organizer, a League of Dreams and Muzart Initiative member who in his spare time volunteers as a baseball coach, softball coach for Saratoga Miss Softball, basketball coach for Jr. NBA and on multiple Lake Ave PTSO Committees and school board initiatives.     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 Let us help you get noticed. We are a full-service, nationally-recognized creative agency with a passion for Redefining Creative. Others claim true integration, we house it. Startup Tech Valley is an established monthly meetup for first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved.   Upcoming events you should attend! Albany hosts Christianne L. Smith Designsmith Studio 17th of December 2014 Albany hosts Heather Dwyer Semi-Lux, Inc. 14th of January 2015 Albany hosts James E. Spencer, Jr. RPiHUB 10th of March 2015 Albany hosts Martin Babinec TriNet/Upstate Venture Connect 23rd of April 2015   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 100 cities and 42 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.

Sep
17
Thu
Podcast Mastermind Meetup
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alright, ROC Podcaster's!  What burning questions are on your mind?  What have you done in t…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/30338-podcast-mastermind-meetup

3D Printing Meetup
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Sep 17 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
Sep 17 @ 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.

Sep
18
Fri
7 Habits of 7 Highly Successful People @ Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse & Onondaga County
Sep 18 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
7 Habits of 7 Highly Successful People @ Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse & Onondaga County | Syracuse | New York | United States

Soak in lessons learned from an influential group of Upstate New York executives and community leaders.

Hosted by CenterState CEO and the Syracuse Media Group (Syracuse.com + The Post-Standard), registration includes a continental breakfast.

Sep
19
Sat
Open Office Hours
Sep 19 @ 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!

Sep
21
Mon
ROC WordPress Meetup
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This month Anthony Mikiciuk Jr. will present on Responsive Design – why it is important, how to accomplish it, and answer any questions you have. As always, we will reserve some time at the end for general sharing and questions. We ask a $3 contribution toward room rental.

Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Sep 21 @ 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.

Sep
22
Tue
Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
Sep 22 @ 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.

Sep
24
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
25
Fri
Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Sep 25 @ 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 Night
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
26
Sat
Open Office Hours
Sep 26 @ 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!

Oct
1
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
Oct 1 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
2
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 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.

Official 2600 Meeting
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Sat
Hack Upstate VI @ The Tech Garden
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm
Hack Upstate VI @ The Tech Garden | Syracuse | New York | United States

Hack Upstate is a weekend hackathon that happens twice a year in the Fall and Spring. Developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come to Syracuse to share ideas, form teams and BUILD incredible products.

CRITERIA

  1. Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  2. Wow factor (20%)
  3. Execution (20%)
  4. Polished Demo (20%)
  5. Multidisciplinary product (20%)

SCHEDULE

Food and beverages will be provided to participants throughout the entire event

Saturday Ocotber 3rd

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking

Sunday Ocotber 4th

  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards ceremony
Open Office Hours
Oct 3 @ 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!

Oct
5
Mon
Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
6
Tue
Tuesday Tech Talk (First Tuesday of the month)
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
8
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Startup Drinks
Oct 8 @ 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.