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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Apr
27
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – May 4 @ 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!

Apr
29
Fri
Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
Apr 29 @ 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.

Town Hall @ COG
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Troy Mini Maker Faire’s Call for Makers opens Friday April 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Town Hall Q & A at the Tech Valley Center Of Gravity. Come find out what Maker Faires are all about and how to sign up as a Maker or volunteer. Exhibits are free for noncommercial Makers.

Ludum Dare 35 Judging Live Stream
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To spice up the 3-week-long judging process of Ludum Dare 35, let’s do a live stream on Twitch where we play as many game jam games as we can!!! This is an excellent opportunity to play a ton of experimental games, and provide useful feedback to the developer themselves. Everyone is free to join in and add to the fun!

Algorave 0x01
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of live audio-visual performance mixing electro-acoustic improvisation with live-coded sound and image. This FREE concert event will feature interactive musical and visual performances and composition by faculty and graduate students from Rensselaer’s Arts Department including Shawn Lawson, and Rob Hamilton.

Apr
30
Sat
WordCamp Buffalo
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at UB Center for the Arts for a day filled with WordPress Discussions.  We’ll have 3 concurrent tracks of WordPress talks so someone with any background from a complete beginner with WordPress to WordPress Developers. You’ll also get a T-Shirt, some goodies and lunch catered by Lloyd. Tickets are required and can be purchased on the WordCamp Buffalo Website.

Family Saturday Workshops @ THINQubator
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your kids to our Family Saturday workshops, a drop-in event held at the THINQubator! Sponsored by the Albany Society of Engineers!

GCP NEXT Extended: Machine Learning, Vision API, Google Cloud Spin, Firebase Jam
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Amazing Happens Here” @GDGHudsonValley IMPORTANT: IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIREBASE JAM, WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO GET SETUP AND DO THE CODELAB IN THE AFTERNOON!! WEBSITE:  https://gcpnextextended.splashthat.com/ AGENDA 09:30am  Doors Open: Registration 10:00am  Welcome (Baback, Hendrix, Nitya) 10:30am   Firebase Jam Info Session (Facilitators: Tony/Firebase, John/Android, Hendrix, Nitya) 11:00am    Featured Talk: “Seeing in the Cloud: An Introduction to Computer Vision as an API” Speaker: Yufeng Guo (Developer Advocate, Google) Abstract: Machine learning was formerly the exclusive territory of researchers and domain experts, but no longer! In this talk, you will learn about how computer vision, powered by machine learning is being democratized and is now available on any platform that can make a REST API call. From the smallest electronic devices to the largest web apps, computer vision has a wide range of possibilities: recognizing objects, reading text, understanding facial expressions and more. What will you build with this new superpower? 11:45am    Break 12:00pm  Featured Talk: “Stopping Time with the Power of the Cloud” Speaker:  Bret McGowen (Developer Advocate, Google) Abstract: Bret McGowen walks through several features of Google Cloud Platform while showing off a demo (Google Cloud Spin) built to display a frozen-in-time 180 degree video. The demo uses an orchestrated set of smartphones to capture multi-angle views of the same moment which are then uploaded to the cloud and are stitched together to create a “spinning” 180-degree video. 12:45pm   Lunch & Cloud Spin Demo 13:30pm   Hands-on Codelabs:  • Build a Real-Time Web Chat App (26 mins) • Getting Started With Firebase and Android (7 mins) • Chat app with Firebase UI for Android (Stretch goal) 14:30pm  Raffle & Closing Remarks 15:00pm  Doors Close: Wrap-up Partners

Open Office Hours
Apr 30 @ 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!

May
2
Mon
Civic Engagement Task Force Meeting
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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.

May
3
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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.

HTTP/2, and The 7 Types of Tech Debt
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We have two great talks lined up for this month: Ben Darfler will be presenting on “HTTP/2” Alan Willett will be presenting on “The Seven Types of Technical Debt” All software rusts. Sometimes we build the rust in from day 1. Come hear international expert Alan Willett discuss the 7+ types of technical debt and how it has a negative impact on both developers and the overall business.   In fact this talk will be beneficial to both developers and business leaders.  (and yes, some of you do both!) Alan promises a whirlwind 30 minutes that will help you think differently about technical debt and more important, provide key ways to do something about it. Bio:  http://oxseeker.net/about Hope to see you all there!

AppRochester MAY 3rd Monthly Meeting
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our MAY meeting will be May 3rd from 6pm to 8:30pm at RIT!  Please RSVP so we can order enough f…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/rochester-ny/calendar/events/39063-approchester-may-3rd-monthly-meeting

Social Night
May 3 @ 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!

Ludum Dare 35 Judging Live Stream
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To spice up the 3-week-long judging process of Ludum Dare 35, let’s do a live stream on Twitch where we play as many game jam games as we can!!! This is an excellent opportunity to play a ton of experimental games, and provide useful feedback to the developer themselves. Everyone is free to join in and add to the fun!

Open Night at the space
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Wed
Avanti Summit – An Entrepreneur Boot Camp @ The Strathallan Rochester
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Avanti Summit - An Entrepreneur Boot Camp @ The Strathallan Rochester | Rochester | New York | United States

The Avanti Summit — An Entrepreneur Boot Camp

The Avanti Summit will share proven strategies and systems used by the world’s greatest business leaders and high growth organizations —all compressed into a one day, highly concentrated learning experience. We’ll cover sales, marketing, strategy, mastery of habits, and more!

Attend the one day, all you can learn, entrepreneur event of the year!

Host: David Mammano
• 21-year entrepreneur
• Founder of 5 companies
• 3x Inc. 5000 Company
• Rochester Top 100 Company

Keynote: Norm Brodsky
• Veteran entrepreneur
• Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. Magazine
• Co-founder of BEN (Branded Entrepreneur Network)
• Honorary Chairman – The Business Owner’s Council

Norm built a $180M company and then went bankrupt at age 45. He then built a new company that he later sold for $110M. This is your opportunity to learn from one of America’s iconic entrepreneurs and teachers.

Panel: The Pleasures & Pitfalls of Being an Entrepreneur
Learn from an incredible panel of “been there and done that” entrepreneurs. The Avanti Summit panel will share their experiences of the good, bad and ugly sides of being an entrepreneur. Note: Not for the faint of heart!

Panelists for this event include:
• Mike Linehan, Premier Laser Spa
• Arunas Chesonis, Sweetwater Energy
• Kathleen Pringle, Kathleen Pringle Group
• Rob Levin, RSL Media
• Bruce Peters, Beyond Teal
• Richard A. Kaplan, CurAegis Technologies, A Torvec Company
• Phil Saunders, Saunders Management

Contact David@Mammano.com for bulk ticket discounts!

1 Million Cups Syracuse
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 11 @ 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!

Google Partners Connect Event for Small Businesses @ Overit
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Overit is hosting a Google Partners Connect Event on Wednesday, May 4 from11:30 a.m. at their offices at 435 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. The event will discuss how small businesses can enhance their digital marketing efforts to attract more clients. A livestream presentation will be shown, featuring Google’s Frederick Vallaeys, an AdWords professional. Following the livestream will be an in-person panel discussion featuring regional SMB marketing experts discussing real-world examples of using Google’s tools. The panel will be moderated by local TV personality Ann Hughes and include: Nick Pavoldi, owner of Bodywork Professionals, Jonathan Smith, COO at LinguaLinx, and Tim Jensen, Senior Strategist at Overit. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. To RSVP to this event or learn more, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-partner-connect-small-business-tickets-24565518126

StartUp Tech Valley 5.4
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’ve hit a pretty BIG milestone.  100 pitches to date. So come celebrate with us. We have more startups to introduce you to and a few to catch up with. Please register on our event page http://startuptechvalley.org/events/

13th Annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner @ Le Moyne College, Campus Center, James Commons & Curtin Special Events Room
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

13th Annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Register online above, or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at (315) 445-4563.

The Le Moyne College Alumni Association, in partnership with the Madden School of Business, is pleased to host the Thirtieth Annual Frank Fernandez Alumni Dinner to honor the 2016 Frank Fernandez Business Leader of the Year, Vincent F. Spina, President of BPAS Actuarial & Pension Services, on Wednesday, May 4.

Since its establishment in 1987, the Fernandez Award has been presented to alumni who model excellence in the field of business while staying true to the Jesuit values of ethics, community service, and compassionate leadership.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
James Commons and Curtin Special Events Room
Campus Center, Le Moyne College

6 p.m. | Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

6:45 p.m. | Dinner

7:30 p.m. | Who Needs Entrepreneurship? Central New York Does!
Tim Keenan
, founder of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at the Madden School of Business, will address entrepreneurship’s role in fueling economic development and revitalization.

8 p.m. | Award Presentation

Cost:
$65 per person/$500 per table of eight

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Register online above, or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at (315) 445-4563.

Front-End Web CLI Tools
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A front-end developer now has many tasks that fall outside of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These tasks include local provisioning, version control, build systems, and utilizing js frameworks. This talk will cover the many different command-line tools that help developers manage a front-end developer’s workflow. These tools include: -git-vagrant-node and npm-grunt vs gulp-sass-React Lightning Talks Map your neighborhood on Open Street Maps – Sean Dague Currently looking for volunteers. Sign up if you’d like to give one. Location: Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College MHVLUG returns to Rockefeller Hall for the 2015-2016 Vassar Academic year. The best parking on site is the north lot of campus, which is accessible off of Collegeview Ave in Poughkeepsie. Once you are parked in the north lot walk south along North Drive. Rockefeller Hall is on the right, somewhat set back, as you walk down the main stretch. Enter the hall and go to the third floor. Room 300 is at the top of the stairs. The room will be open at 5pm, and people are welcome to come early. When in doubt, use the map for reference.

Digital Landscape Painting
May 4 @ 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.

IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the International Game Developer Association (IGDA) Albany chapter for a free professional talk about game development and/or game industry. Stay tuned to find out what the next talk is going to be about!

May
5
Thu
Public Arts Task Force Meeting
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
May 5 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Users/Bloggers Meetup
May 5 @ 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.

May
6
Fri
First Friday – Free Coworking Day
May 6 @ 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.

Cocktails & Code
May 6 @ 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.

Official 2600 Meeting
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Arcade
May 6 @ 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.

Ludum Dare 35 Judging Live Stream
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To spice up the 3-week-long judging process of Ludum Dare 35, let’s do a live stream on Twitch where we play as many game jam games as we can!!! This is an excellent opportunity to play a ton of experimental games, and provide useful feedback to the developer themselves. Everyone is free to join in and add to the fun!

Rochester 2600 Presents Cryptoparty
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to the public Cryptoparty in Rochester. We’ll be following some of the standard cryptoparty guidelines and doing a key signing event, learning about tools, and food will be served. https://www.cryptoparty.in/rochester

Rochester 2600
May 6 @ 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.

May
7
Sat
Code & Coffee: Imagine RIT Style! @ Java Wally's
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Imagine RIT is coming up in it’s one of Rochester’s biggest events! Why not meet us for some coffee at Java Wally’s on campus and head out to explore the exhibits? We’ll be a touring GDIROC group :) This will be a great opportunity to hang out with your fellow GDIROC members, see some exciting innovations, and enjoy a Saturday in Rochester! Learn more about this amazing RIT event: http://www.rit.edu/imagine/

Open Office Hours
May 7 @ 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!

May
9
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you an illustrator? A sprite artist? A 3D modeler? If you work with any visual medium, this meetup’s for you! Meet other visual artists in the area, showcase work, solicit feedback, and learn new tips and tricks every second Monday of the month at the BGS Visual Arts Meetup.

May
10
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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.
May 10 @ 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.

May
11
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
May 11 @ 9:00 am – May 18 @ 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!

Selling to the Government – FREE Seminar
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of selling to the government in this overview presentation made by region…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/39514-selling-to-the-government-free-seminar

Developer Lunch Discussion
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

RocGrowth Candids with Arunas Chesonis @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RocGrowth Candids with Arunas Chesonis @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre | Rochester | New York | United States

We’re thrilled to announce that our next RocGrowth Candids event will take place on Wednesday, May 11th!  Our guest speaker for the event is one of the most notable success stories to come out of Rochester: Arunas Chesonis.

Currently serving as Chairman and CEO of Sweetwater Energy, a Rochester-based biochemical and biofuels technology firm, Arunas’ resume boasts a long line of successful endeavors, from serving as president of ACC to founding PAETEC and growing it into a publicly-traded and nationally-recognized company during his tenure as CEO.

Winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Arunas will discuss his connection to Rochester and how it has played a role in his life and entrepreneurial endeavors.  Additionally, he will provide insights into some of his current activities, which include Cranberry Capital, an investment firm providing hands-on support and funding to a portfolio of innovative start-up companies.

Sign up today, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

We look forward to seeing you there,

-The RocGrowth Team

Load Testing and More!
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’ll be holding our next meeting at a new location and super cool space (see photos below) in Schenectady called the Electric City Innovation Center (ECIC).  Jahnel Group agreed to host the meeting and came up with blend of topics we hope everyone will enjoy. First we’ll kick it off with a food challenge; this gets everyone moving and meeting other members (food item TBD). Next, we’ll look at tools of the trade with Jethro Breuer. He’ll talk about how he simulated a large volume of users for a very large public facing web application. Then Darrin Jahnel will talk about what led his team to build improvements to Selenium. He’ll cover how the solution evolved, goals for the project, architecture overview and user feedback. And lastly, we’ll have a discussion around tools discovered by accident when faced with a unique testing challenge.  The presentations and discussions will be followed by food, drink and prizes. How can you go wrong?  So grab a colleague and see you in May!  Agenda 6pm – Food Contest: Weigh in With Your Taste Buds 6:15 – Load Testing: Jethro Breuer will outline his challenges and discoveries when testing the performance of a large public facing web application. 6:35 – Enhancing Selenium:  Darrin Jahnel will share insights that led to the feature and usability enhancements for Selenium. 6:55 – “I wanted to do this…but ended up doing this.”  Do you know the feeling? The group will kick around ideas and creative testing solutions found out of sheer necessity. 7:15 – Food and Drinks:  We’ll hand pick some of the best food from our favorite local spots, including beer, wine and soda to wash down all the good eats! 7:30 – Prizes: Fun prize drawing of whatever we can come up with between now and the meeting. Please RSVP as soon as you can so we’re sure to have enough food and drink. Presenters: Jethro Breuer https://www.linkedin.com/in/jethro-breuer-76023493 Darrin Jahnel https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrin-jahnel-2210393 Event Space Photos:

Technological Innovation Becomes a Company @ Harvest Cafe
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Technological Innovation Becomes a Company: Sarah Agan Interviews Serial Entrepreneur Brad Treat

Come for a conversational interview with Sarah Agan to hear serial entrepreneur, Brad Treat, speak about his entrepreneurial journey. Learn how he started in Upstate NY, moved to Silicon Valley, and how and why he came back.

Women in Coding & Design – intro to HTML & CSS Part 2
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you participate in our first intro class for HTML & CSS in April and you’re ready for more? Do you already have a little bit of knowledge on HTML & CSS and you want to continue learning? Come to part 2 of intro to HTML & CSS! This is a free two-part, 4-hour course running Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm. The classes build on each other, so please attend both classes if you RSVP. It will be held in the Technology Garden’s Fibertech Theater, located near the front entrance.  About this class: If you’re interested in building your own website, editing a current website, or want to dive into web development from the beginning, then this is the class for you! It is important to learn the basic elements of web development before going on to more advanced concepts and languages. This class will teach you how to structure a webpage with HTML and style it with CSS. We will guide you through the basics, answer any questions that you may have and leave you with readily applicable skills. Prerequisites:  -This is an introductory course that covers the basics of building a website, so there are no prerequisites.  Requirements:  -Please bring your own laptop, NOT a netbook or tablet.  -Install a modern web browser (Google chrome, Safari or Firefox) -Please download a text editor before the start of class. We recommend Sublime Text 2 or 3. About Your Teacher: Kseniya Hogan is a financial analyst who has been practicing web development for the past year. She started with Code Academy and eventually took a class with New York Code and Design Academy in 2015, realizing quickly that web development was her true passion. Kseniya is currently taking an Advanced Web Development class at Syracuse University and working on several freelance projects. She loves designing and building simple, clean websites and hopes to inspire other women to try out this exciting field. When she’s not nerding out on her computer, Kseniya likes to run, read classic novels, and spend time with her husband and her furry companion, Coco.

May
12
Thu
Innovation Day at Binghamton University @ Binghamton University - Innovative Technologies Complex
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for this year’s Innovation Day on May 12, 2016 at the Innovative Technologies Complex. This year’s program will be a half-day beginning with lunch. The speakers include Stan Whittingham and Kaiming Ye. Additional details will follow shortly.

Building the Next Great Upstate Company @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Growing the Next Great Upstate Company

CNYBAC Cultivate Program – RSVP to cnybac@upstate.edu

Featured speaker is Nasir Ali, Upstate Venture Connect Cofounder & CEO; StartFast Venture Accelerator Managing Diretor; Seed Capital Fund of CNY Managing Director

Upstate has a history of companies that dominated world markets (Kodak, GE, IBM to name a few). Learn about Upstate’s emerging startup ecosystem and the people helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential in Upstate NY. Nasir Ali is the co-founder and CEO of Upstate Venture Connect, a non-profit organization building a highly connected entrepreneur network across Upstate communities. Nasir also leads the Seed Capital Fund of CNY and StartFast Venture Accelerator. He oversees a portfolio of more than 30 companies that have raised more than $80 million of investment capital to date.

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
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
May 12 @ 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.

Startup Drinks
May 12 @ 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.

May
13
Fri
SDR Meetup
May 13 @ 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.

May
14
Sat
Open Office Hours
May 14 @ 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 Showcase
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

May 14th, 2016 | 7pm – ??? | $15 Presale/$20 Door | 18+ Only Event On May 14th, Buffalo Game Space is hosting its first official Showcase! Starting at 7pm, you can experience games developed by the incredible community of artists, musicians and programmers in and around Western New York! The evening will include basket raffles, cash bar, and more. We’re also taking submissions for games to be featured at the showcase! If you’ve released or are currently working on a game you’d like to show at the event, fill out the BGS Showcase Submission Form. We’ll be collecting submissions for the next few weeks, so be sure to enter soon! We can’t wait to show you what our friends and members have created, so mark your calendars and get your tickets today! Get your tickets at Big Cartel and save $5 off the door price!

May
16
Mon
ROC WordPress Meetup
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a Show & Tell night. Those who want to can show what they’re working on and get feedback. We will save time for general conversation and question/answer, as well. Hope to see you there!

BGS Unity Dev Meetup
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world! BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Grab coffee/beer and talk iOS/Mac Development
May 16 @ 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.

May
17
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
May 17 @ 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.

Hack Night at Interlock
May 17 @ 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.

Reactive Extensions for Python (RxPY)
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

George will be discussing Reactive Extensions for Python (RxPY), a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections and LINQ-style query operators in Python. RxPY also comes with batteries included, and has a number of Python specific mainloop schedulers to make it easier for you to use RxPY with your favorite Python framework, including asyncio (the focus of this talk), Tornado, GEvent, and more. https://github.com/ReactiveX/RxPY 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.

May
18
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
May 18 @ 9:00 am – May 25 @ 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!

Demystifying FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) for Small Businesses FREE
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Fair Labor Standards Act IFLSA) provides standards for a minimum wage, overtime pay, recordk…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/39515-demystifying-flsa-fair-labor-standards-act-for-small-businesses-free

Lug Lunch
May 18 @ 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.

Passenger to Pilot Graduation & Networking Event @ Coltivare
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works is hosting a celebration of the graduation of the inaugural class of the Passenger to Pilot Women’s program.

Led by Ariana Blossom, Passenger to Pilot is a year-long program designed to give women business owners support, accountability, access, strategy development, and a road map to achieving the next level of success. Members of this inaugural class have been working with mentors and each other to grow their businesses since the start of the program in May 2015. Join us in celebrating their year of hard work!

In addition to the pitches from the program participants, we welcome the following presenters:

Keynote address by Mary Opperman, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cornell University
Ariana Blossom, Passenger to Pilot program director
Bob Case, M&T Bank, Passenger to Pilot program sponsor
Before and after the presentations, enjoy networking time with our entrepreneurial community. Light appetizers, beer, wine, and a signature cocktail, “The Pilot”, will be served. This event is at Coltivare on Cayuga Street in downtown Ithaca.

May
19
Thu
New York Biotech Symposium @ SUNY ESF
May 19 – May 20 all-day

8th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

May 19-20, 2016

Agenda now available online!
Plenary Speakers Announced!

Lois Beaver, Former Director at the US Food and Drug Administration, will discuss the science, legal and economic issues surrounding biosimilar production & marketing. Lois has had a multi-decade career at the US FDA, where she worked with various international organizations including WHO, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Life Sciences Innovation Forum.

Bill Powell, Professor & Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry, will talk about reviving the American Chestnut and the public perception of biotechnology.

2016 Concurrent Session topics:

Environmental Biotechnology
Biomaterials
Bioenergy and Biofuels
Forest Biotechnology
Nanobiotechnology
Biotechnology & Health
Winemaking: The Original Biotechnology
Biotechnology Accelerators
Food Biotechnology
This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history of convening the region’s most promising and innovative biotechnology companies and experts, both as speakers and participants, and promises to be the largest and most exciting yet.

The NYS Biotechnology Symposium is hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, highlighting and raising awareness of the SUNY Networks of Excellence.

Conference Mission

The mission of the Biotechnology Symposium is to bring together industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology in order to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field.

Abstracts

Abstracts are no longer being accepted for platform and poster presentations for the 8th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium.

Resourcing Entrepreneurs
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Legal Pitfalls for Startups to Avoid @ Southern Tier Startup Alliance
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Time is a valuable resource for any entrepreneur. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to better manage some of those legal and necessary tasks that really burn daylight?

The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is teaming up with The Agency/Broome County Industrial Development Agency to hold an event in Broome County specifically designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Hear and collaborate with Brad Treat, Entrepreneur in Residence with the STSA, on lessons learned from legal matters that matter to startups.

Stick around after the discussion to meet other entrepreneurs in your area at our Open Mic Networking session.

Our Open Mic is all about the entrepreneurs in the room: Have something to share with the group? Looking for feedback on an idea? Aiming to meet the your dream startup? Want people to join your killer startup? Here’s your chance to grab the mic and share your plans and aspirations with the group.

Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Project Night
May 19 @ 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.

Buffalo WordPress Designer/Dev Meetup
May 19 @ 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.

May
20
Fri
Starting & Managing Your Own Business Workshop
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

A full-day workshop featuring SCORE and local expert speakers, covering business topics critical…
Full info at http://nextplex.com/buffalo-ny/calendar/events/39516-starting-managing-your-own-business-workshop

BGS Arcade
May 20 @ 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.

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL) Meeting
May 20 @ 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.

May
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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!

May
23
Mon
Workshop#3: Another founder in the hotseat for Business Model Canvas
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
24
Tue
Syracuse Business Networking Entrepreneurs Weekly Meetup
May 24 @ 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.

Spring 2016 Commercialization Academy Demo Day @ thINCubator
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring 2016 Commercialization Academy Demo Day @ thINCubator | Utica | New York | United States

Celebrate six months of accomplishment with the eight startups of the Spring 2016 Commercialization Academy class at The thINCubator‘s new location in Utica, NY!

Wasabi Ventures and Griffiss Institute would like to invite you to join the eight startups of the Spring 2016 Commercialization Academy class as they pitch a panel of judges and the audience on the companies they have built around Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) technology. A live audience and a judges’ vote will be held, with two cash prizes each to be given to the winners of the two best pitches of the day.

The eight startups are CFO Technology, XompassOneTouchTrustSwitchNoteSravelInara, GeoPixi, and Covrt Security. Over the last six months, these entrepreneurs have received an abundance of tools and resources, including a startup educational platform that has taught each of them the logistics of building a startup.

We’ll also welcome back VidFall, Lilo Life, and SkyTubeLive from the 2015 Commercialization Academy class to provide updates on their companies. At last year’s Demo Day, VidFall won the $25,000 Judges’ Choice Award and Lilo Life won the $25,000 Audience Choice Award.


About the Commercialization Academy

The Commercialization Academy is a Griffiss Institute entrepreneurial education program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI). The program is designed to develop entrepreneurial leaders through the commercialization of federal intellectual property (IP). Each IP technology and entrepreneur goes through an intense vetting process. Each entrepreneur selected embarks on a six-month acceleration process to build a piece of IP into a sustainable startup.

Griffiss Institute welcomed Wasabi Ventures to lead the way in 2015.

As part of the Wasabi Ventures Tech Transfer Accelerator (WVT2), Wasabi Ventures works with research labs around the world to foster partnerships that combine lab intellectual property (IP), Wasabi Ventures-trained startup founders, and intenseWasabi Ventures Academy training to produce growth-oriented startups.

 

UVANY Capital Forum with Middle Market Investors @ Saturn Club
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UVANY Capital Forum with Middle Market Investors @ Saturn Club | Buffalo | New York | United States
UVANY Capital Forum with Middle Market Investors
& Aavid Niagara (formerly Niagara Thermal Products)
Join UVANY for a panel featuring Upstate middle market investors Summer Street Capital, Bluehenge Capital Partners and Key Bank, as well as senior management from Aavid Niagara. The group will discuss trends in M&A, and the use of private equity and debt capital to grow and transition mid-sized companies.
Hear how Niagara Thermal Products used private equity and mezzanine capital to grow its manufacturing facility in Niagara Falls through key strategic product developments, business acquisitions and partnerships.  In March 2016, Niagara Thermal Products changed its name to Aavid Niagara after being acquired by Aavid Thermalloy, a portfolio company of Audax Group.
Panel Discussion
Moderated by
Paul Vallone | Partner
 Hodgson Russ
 
Panelists
Michael Petri | Partner
Summer Street Capital
David Kocen |  Managing Director
Bluehenge Capital Partners
Mike McMahon | SVP
Key Bank
Lida Grimaldi – Sykes | CFO
Aavid Niagara
(formerly Niagara Thermal Products)
Agenda
5-6pm
Reception with heavy
hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
6-7pm
Panel Discussion
7-8pm
 Networking
Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup
May 24 @ 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.

Monthly Organizer’s Meeting
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For too long there has been shroud of mystery on the inner workings of the RocPy organization! We would invite our fellow members to join us for our monthly organizer’s meeting!
We enjoy food, drink and most importantly, plan our upcoming meetings of RocPy.
This group would be nothing if not for your attendance and support, consider joining us!
Usually, it’s every 4th Tuesday of the month.

WordPress 102
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Building on what we learned last month, we’ll go through a simple WordPress install, talk more about settings, and discuss how to use widgets. Bring your WordPress questions.   Again, if you’re brand new to WordPress, this class is for you.  If you’ve been using WP for a while, find out what features you may have been missing.   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  Laura Hartwig is a WordPress Developer for the MarkNet Group and one of the co-organizers of this meetup group. She’s spoken at several meetups and WordCamps. She has written articles for TutsPlus.com and you can find quite a few of her tutorials online at www.youtube.com/user/LauraHartwig.

Hack Night at Interlock
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Wed
1 Million Cups Syracuse
May 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 1 @ 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!

Venture Jobs Prosperity Conference @ Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2016 Venture Jobs Prosperity Conference

Join us at the first annual Venture Jobs Foundation’s Prosperity Conference to hear thought-provoking discussions on the power and potential of impact investing to drive regional job growth. National thought leaders and local change agents will converge in Rochester on May 25th to share strategies and lessons learned deploying capital in pursuit of local prosperity.

Produced in partnership with our colleagues at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the conference will show how leveraging assets within our reach can generate economic gains for the entire community.

As our keynote speaker Clara Miller of the Heron Foundation often asserts, “Poverty is structural, not marginal.” While Rochester has a healthy mix of agencies providing support for those dealing with the burdens of poverty, we lack sufficient mechanisms to spur regional small business job creation. This can change with our coordinated effort.

Come join us at the first annual Prosperity Conference to learn how together we can build the impact investing ecosystem in Rochester!

 

May
26
Thu
[Placeholder] “Live Hangout” with Googlers on Product launching at I/O
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We hear that there will be a special product launched at Google I/O this year.  Post-I/O the keynote speakers involved with this product will be doing a live Q&A over Hangout. We’ll know more details later – but for now, save the date!! We’ll post the hangout information here when we get the information.

3D Printing Meetup
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

TBD
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weekly Bitcoin Meetup
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BGS Game Development Meeting
May 26 @ 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.

May
27
Fri
Interactive Showcase @ Troy Night Out
May 27 @ 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.

May
28
Sat
[Placeholder] Google I/O Extended 2016
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

IN PLANNING – This is a placeholder for the event.  The date and agenda may change slightly once we know the final Google I/O Agenda. Note that Google I/O is May 18-20 but this year “Extended” events can happen on or after those dates, so we will hold our event after I/O to benefit from the presence of folks who attended it in person. Please RSVP to hold your spot and receive notifications of changes. • Google I/O Recap from attendees  • Review Google I/O Keynote Complete Google I/O Codelabs Details and agenda will be confirmed closer to the date.