UNY Event Calendar

UNY Event Calendar

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 05/26/2015 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Join us for our monthly Meetup.  If you work with Drupal or are interested in learning more about it please come. Agenda

Lighting Talks Five minutes talks(with 5 minutes of questions if needed) on anything Drupal related. This could be about a specific Drupal site, a module, theme, distribution, method of tackling a problem, community event, etc. We are trying to get as many people as we can to do lighting talk.

20 Minute presentation If you have idea for a presentation please leave it in the comments

Also if you have idea of something you would like to learn about let us know in the comments.

Capital Region Startup Alliance Seminar: "Starting a Franchise Business?"

Wednesday, 05/27/2015 11:00 am
Wlliam K Sanford Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
Details | Event Website


Whether you are launching a brand new business or taking your business to the next level, CRSA is here to help you move forward.

By partnering with CRSA you will acquire all of the tools you need to successfully build your business.  It's as easy as 1-2-3

I.  CRSA Basic Plan

The CRSA Basic Service Plan includes the filing of your corporate name with the State of NY; your incorporation of your business and tax ID number; a professional website; your first year's corporate tax filing and much more!!


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II.  CRSA Enhanced Plan

The CRSA Enhanced Service Plan offers everything in the Basic Plan plus an upgraded website; Marketing Analysis & Training, Liability Insurance, Payroll Services and much more!!

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III. CRSA Premium Plan

The CRSA Premium Plan includes everything in the Basic and Enhanced Plans plus a premium website including 6 months of maintenance and SEO; a customized marketing plan, Bookkeeping Services, first year's Chamber Membership and much more!!

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The mission of the Capital Region Start Up Alliance (CRSA) is to help entrepreneurial minded professionals create, launch and build a successful business in the Capital Region.  Whether you are launching a new business or are a seasoned business owner, CRSA will provide you with the tools and professional assistance needed to move your business forward.


Many people have a great idea for a business but some are unsure where to turn to get it off the ground.  Then there are people who have gotten their business going, but then come to a point where they don't know what else to do to move it further along.  CRSA and our Exclusive Vendors will partner with you and provide you with all of the tools and resources you will need to get your business up and running and/or to take your business to the next level. 


The CRSA approach offers you three affordable service plans to choose from.  All plans include a custom website, marketing assistance, social media direction, and much more.  Let us start you on your way to building your new business by attending one of our FREE Workshops.    

Using Digital Analytics to Measure Business Objectives

Thursday, 05/28/2015 7:30 am
Eisenhart Auditorium ~ Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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The collection of data is only useful if it can be translated to information that is insightful and actionable. We see reports that show us pageviews, impressions, and clicks, but what do any of these metrics mean to your company’s bottom line?


In this session, our panel of experts will discuss translating digital analytics to specific marketing and business goals. We’ll hear from different perspectives – the marketer, the agency, and the publisher – in order to better understand the many ways digital analytics are used to measure performance and achieve optimal results.


According to eMarketer, the average consumer is now spending almost 6 hours each day with digital media. This has nearly doubled over the past five years. Advertisers have responded by shifting their budgets and resources into paid, earned, and owned digital media. Learn how to measure these initiatives to better understand how these efforts are helping you achieve business objectives. 

7:30 - 8:00 Networking/Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 Panel Discussion
8:45 - 9:00 Q&A

Database Seminar for May 28, 2015 - Firebase and Client Side Programming

Thursday, 05/28/2015 7:00 pm
UB North Campus, Davis Hall Room 113A, 1 White Rd, Amherst, NY 14228
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Our Speaker will be Nick Gianadda. He Tells me the following. I am planning on putting together a slide deck and discussion on Firebase and the concepts revolving around "3 way binding" and using Javascript/REST from the client side as a querying mechanism. ​

Fast Breaking Update from Nick:

Since I will be talking about Firebase and I truly believe that there is no better way to learn than to be hands on, I have created an App called BuffaloDB that will be available for the audience. This app will allow the audience (and anyone else connected to it) to live chat during the presentation. All messages will show up in the app in realtime using the Firebase 3-way binding database system. The App acts like a single wide open chat room. Feel free to inform the Meetup group of this app if they want to come prepared!

(Nick sent me a mail containing these links. I I couldn't copy the links and images together, but I believe these links will work for you.)



[Firebase is an online service that helps you build "realtime" web applications, including collaboration tools, multiplayer games, and, yes, chat clients. The trick is that you can build these applications without creating any software that runs on a server. You can put all your software logic in the client.] This is from http://www.wired.com/2012/04/firebase/

Who is Nick Gianadda? As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Algonquin Studios, I am responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company.  Working with Executive Management to grow Algonquin Studios through the use of technological resources. Using an active and practical approach, I direct all employees in Development and Support departments to attain our strategic goals and strategic plan. In my role, I am tasked to assure the successful execution of our business mission of delivering high quality, beautiful and secure software to our clients and partners. I've spent the last 12 years performing nearly every role at Algonquin. My background is based in Microsoft .NET technologies and SQL Server.

Davis Hall is on White Road near the bookstore. Parking is available in the Jarvis Lot across the Road. No permit is required after 3:00 PM. If you enter the building from White Rd, Room 113A is the first room on your left.

We'll continue with light refreshments as we've been doing. Let's set 7:00 as the meet and get settled time with the talk starting at 7:15.

Our current sponsor is Stark and Wayne. Stark & Wayne LLC is a US-based consultancy that specializes in Cloud Foundry & BOSH. They are a founding Silver member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and are widely recognized as the leading consultancy, community contributors, and educators for both Cloud Foundry & BOSH.

Stark & Wayne works on open source projects to make it easier for companies and their staff to discover Cloud Foundry, onboard it into their organization, and have success with it. They are also the creators and maintainers of popular open source projects bosh-bootstrap, bosh-gen, bosh-workspace, community-shared-boshreleases and the staticfile-buildpack which was recently promoted into the Cloud Foundry Incubator program for consideration as a first-class Cloud Foundry code base. We created the end-to-end tool chain https://github.com/cloudfoundry-community/terraform-aws-cf-install for booting up Cloud Foundry into a new AWS VPC.

Please rsvp so I know how many are coming. 

First Monday Electronics

Monday, 06/01/2015 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This will be a meetup for anyone interested in electronic circuits, microcontrollers, and learning more about how electronic things work. It will be held the first Monday of each month.

If you already have a laptop and an Arduino (or compatible microcontroller), bring them and we will find things for you to learn. I'll help explain, too, but the best way to learn is to do.

If you don't understand what I just said about an ada-whosie-whatsit, show up and I can show you what a microcontroller is, how circuits work, and how to make things blink!

Here's the best part... To force myself to stay on top of this event, at the end of the night, we will group-think assignments for people that want to go further. This means every month you show up, you get to help decide the topics for the next month. Then at the next meetup, everyone who took on an assignment can show it off (and maybe even explain the circuit/code/build process).

Linkedin 101

Thursday, 06/04/2015 8:30 am
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

Learn the core features and functionality of LinkedIn to grow your professional network. We will explore the purpose of LinkedIn;  personal profile formatting;  strategies for connecting with professionals;  LinkedIn posts and updates; as well as groups and communities.  Presented by Tony Kershaw, innovation specialist at The Tech Garden.

6/4 SUNT BEST: College Towns Revisited

Thursday, 06/04/2015 10:00 am
University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13902
Details | Event Website

College Towns Revisited will be the final presentation that concludes the 14-15 SUNY BEST speakers series.

Networking at Casa Larga

Thursday, 06/04/2015 5:30 pm
Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450
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Bioconnex Life Sciences Commercialization Conference

Friday, 06/05/2015 8:00 am
AMRI Corporate Headquarters, 26 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12201
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For the 4th year, Bioconnex will present its Life Sciences Commercialization Conference (LSCC). This event will bring together innovative biotechnology researchers and institutions, business executives, academics, and possible collaboration partners from within the Capital Region of NY; the conference is designed to encourage networking and the exchange of ideas. The conference will include moderated panel discussions, a “Fireside Chat”, and multiple networking breaks. Also included in the event will be poster presentations by regional biotechnology innovators in the context of a mock “open market” contest, in which innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their research. All entrants who present a poster of their ideas are eligible to win the “2015 Bioconnex Innovative Business Award in Life Sciences”. Call for Abstracts and Sponsorship Opportunities to be announced shortly. Contact Karin Kasparian at CEG for more information.

BuffaloMesh.net Planning and Strategy Meetup

Friday, 06/05/2015 6:30 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

We'll be planning and strategizing where we're heading for the Buffalo Mesh project. All people are welcome, and if you're not a tech person, we'll make sure to keep tech chat to a minimum.

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, 06/06/2015 10:00 am
Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14226
Details | Event Website

Maker Faire events celebrate creativity, invention, and the do it yourself (DIY) spirit. In the most general terms a maker is “a person that makes or produces something.” Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is looking to showcase a diverse mix of makers ranging from tech enthusiasts, crafters, amateur scientists and garage tinkers, to students and kids who build and design “cool stuff.”

Once again the Buffalo Museum of Science will be hosting the Faire. Last year we had over 50 Makers and 2,300 visitors and this year we are expecting 80 Makers and over 3,000 visitors. Please help us spread the word.

Breakaway Growth Through Business Innovation

Tuesday, 06/09/2015 7:30 am
Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Road, Rochester, NY 14618
Details | Event Website

One of the top issues that challenge “C” Level executives today is the growth of their organization through innovation. In this DR CEO SIG Seminar, we are pleased to highlight a world class speaker on Innovation - Doug Berger, along with a panel of Upstate NY CEOs who have been recognized for their exceptional record of Innovation in the companies they run.   

In this interactive workshop, C level executives will learn how to foster a culture that promotes innovation as well as the best ways to reward effective teams that excel in innovation.  Learn from the experiences and practical advice, from a diverse background of industries and walk away with actionable steps to improve your company “IQ” – Innovation Quotient. .  
7:30 to 8 am Breakfast and Networking
8:00 am Program Begins
9:30 am Program Ends

Thanks to our sponsor HNP Capital- Trust, Clarity, Confidence for the sustainability of your family’s wealth.


Tuesday, 06/09/2015 4:00 pm
Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607
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Free and open to the public, registration requested.  Register here...

After an intensive three months of learning from potential customers and constantly refining their business models, the software teams accepted into the 2015 HTR LaunchPad program are ready to show the world the fruits of their labors on Tuesday, June 9th at Geva Theatre

The LaunchPad model is based on the work and research of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank, who teaches this approach at Stanford, Cal-Berkeley and Columbia universities.

Adapted and brought to the Rochester area by High Tech Rochester and funded by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, the LaunchPad is an entirely new way to vet, validate and improve the way businesses are created.

Demo Day III event begins at 4:00 pm with a networking event among Rochester's vibrant entrepreneur, investor, and general business community.  Each LaunchPad team will be available at its own demo table in the Geva lobby, where they’ll preview its new software.

At 5:00 pm, the formal program begins when each team formally presents its business story and description of its software innovation, backed by Power Point visuals and/or a live hook-up to show the software in action.  Master of Ceremonies is Norm Silverstein, President of WXXI Public Broadcasting and the Little Theatre.

At 6:30 pm, networking resumes in the Geva lobby with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

While the first stage of the HTR LaunchPad experience concludes with Demo Day III, teams will continue their development under the tutelage of HTR mentors for another nine months. A second demo day will take place in New York City in front of an audience of potential investors and business partners.


Social Marketing with MarketMeSuite

Thursday, 06/11/2015 8:00 am
MicroKnowledge Computer Training, 21 British American Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110
Details | Event Website

Social media marketing has evolved rapidly over the last couple of years. Facebook flatly stated that Company Pages will get far less visibility unless they start using Facebook’s paid advertising. If your organization is using Facebook, have you noticed that the reach of your posts has dramatically decreased over the last 9-12 months? Facebook is intentionally doing this to drive businesses to pay for its advertising services.

So, what is working in social marketing today?

In this workshop, we will show you how a social media management platform such as MarketMeSuite changes social marketing with insight, tips and strategies to improve your social marketing.

In a live demonstration of MarketMeSuite, you will see how this platform gives you valuable new capabilities which are not available on the native social platforms.

In this workshop we will cover:

  1. How to manage social content overload and filter for the stuff that really matters.
  2. Identify potential leads, engaging and keeping track of these real conversations.
  3. Determine which social platforms work for you, which metrics matter and how to track them.
  4. How scheduling social posts lets you find the best time for your audience.
  5. See exactly where the people you are interacting with are physically located.
  6. Learn tools to share the social workload within your team.

MicroKnowledge is teaming with Endorphin Advisors and MarketMeSuite to present this valuable marketing seminar.

This workshop is ideal for the following people:

  1. Small business owners
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Not-for-profit employees
  4. Marketing professionals
  5. Anyone interested in learning more about social marketing

UVANY Ithaca: with Rachel Haot and BIANYS

Thursday, 06/11/2015 5:00 pm
Cornell University, Biotech Building G10 Lobby, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Featuring Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary of Technology for New York State

UVANY is pleased to host an event on Thursday, evening, June 11th as part of the Business Incubator Association of NYS (BIANYS.com) Annual Meeting (see detailed information below regarding the BIANYS Annual Meeting).

More details to follow.