UNY Event Calendar

UNY Event Calendar




Tech Communication Made Simple

Monday, 03/02/2015 5:30 pm
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

If you are a developer, engineer, scientist, or other professional who works with complex topics but needs to be able to communicate to those outside your field you have an interesting challenge on your hands. The purpose of this class is to give you tools to better connect with your audience and help them see why your work is so important. Your presentation may be something linear like a conference lecture or VC pitch or something asynchronous like communicating through your website or other marketing materials. Different formats will mean different tools and tactics but the underlying principals remain the same.

Topics:
Strategies to understand your audience
Translating abstract ideas in to powerful visuals
Using storytelling to engage the audience
Creating demos and case studies
Using data effectively

Side note: If you're applying to the Germinator, this workshop can help you craft your application materials. We'll briefly answer questions if you need help.

First Monday Electronics

Monday, 03/02/2015 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).

Online registration: http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/qcxjggytfbdb/

Developing a Compelling Pitch

Tuesday, 03/03/2015 8:00 am
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

Join CenterState CEO at The Tech Garden and learn tips and tricks to effectively and concisely communicate what you and your company does. Presented by the Tech Garden’s Entrepreneur in Residence, John Liddy, attendees will learn how to create a stronger pitch - which is essential to gaining customers, obtaining funding, or finding potential partners/employees. Over the last 5 years, Liddy has helped launch over 120 companies and has assisted over 50 existing firms in strategizing their growth.   

Online registration: http://www.centerstateceo.com/events/Developing-a-Compelling-Pitch-1285/details

NYU Entrepreneurial Festival

Friday, 03/06/2015 1:00 pm
The New York Times TimesCenter, New York, NY 10001
Details | Event Website

  • Over 1000 people will come together to celebrate the stories of NYU startups and their founders.

Online registration: http://nyuef2015.org/tickets

BuffaloMesh.net Planning and Strategy Meetup

Friday, 03/06/2015 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.

Agenda can be found at: https://buffalomesh.net/wiki/Meetings/Meeting12

If there's something you'd like to see discussed, feel free to add it. It's a wiki: If you break something, we'll fix it :)

WNYVA Forum

Wednesday, 03/11/2015 7:30 am
The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Details | Event Website

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Startup Drinks

Thursday, 03/12/2015 7:00 pm
ROC Brewing Co., LLC, 56 S Union St, Rochester, NY 14607
Details | Event Website

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. 

OPEN LAB: 3D Printing Third Monday

Monday, 03/16/2015 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come and see what Buffalo Lab is all about, check out our new space at The Foundry, see 3D printing in action and maybe consider becoming a member. If you have a 3D printer bring it with you. And being OPEN LAB, all projects and questions are welcome, not just 3D printing.

There's lots of parking available at the Foundry. Come in the side door, Buffalo Lab will be on your left.

Let's learn about this 3D printing stuff together.

see you soon!

Scott Vader

OPEN LAB: 3D Printing Third Monday

Monday, 03/16/2015 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come and see what Buffalo Lab is all about, check out our new space at The Foundry, see 3D printing in action and maybe consider becoming a member. If you have a 3D printer bring it with you. And being OPEN LAB, all projects and questions are welcome, not just 3D printing.

There's lots of parking available at the Foundry. Come in the side door, Buffalo Lab will be on your left.

Let's learn about this 3D printing stuff together.

see you soon!

Online registration: http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/dljsmgytfbvb/

Risk Assessment for Technology Investments (part of the Technology Commercialization at the University of Rochester Lecture Seri

Tuesday, 03/17/2015 12:00 pm
TBD, Rochester, NY 14642
Details | Event Website

This session will focus upon the thought process investors go through when evaluating an opportunity for investment in a technology. Scientific risk, technology risk, market risk, regulatory risk, etc. will be discussed. Through this understanding, we will be better prepared when approaching investors and may tailor our experiments and activities to minimize these risks. (Omar Bakht, Director of New Ventures & Technology Development, UR Ventures presenting)

Using Surveys to Build Brand, Grow Business and Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Wednesday, 03/18/2015 8:00 am
Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Rd (Shaker Pine Plaza) New Karner Road (Route 155), Schenectady, NY 12309
Details | Event Website

Introduction

If you ask customers of any organization, you will find there are things they would like to see that they are not receiving. This could be better service, different services, more features or different pricing. This list could go on and on.

The reality is that many organizations are so busy managing their own business or chasing new customers that they are missing chances to improve what they are doing. Making customers happy (or even more happy) just takes listening more to – and learning from - your customers. But who has time for that?

Overview

Attend this marketing presentation to learn valuable new ways to get closer to your customers and bring your customers to your business.

We will show you how to get feedback from the people important to your organization by using surveys, polls and reviews. We’ll also show you the dramatic effects doing this can have on your organization, often in very unexpected ways.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How and why surveys and feedback can be invaluable tools to your organization.
  2. How using market feedback and research positions you (or your organization) as a market leader (and how any organization can benefit from this).
  3. Best practices of surveys, including objective, format, length, etc.
  4. Specific scenarios for using surveys/feedback.
  5. What to do with the results once you have them.

Besides using customer feedback to ensure your customers are satisfied, any organization or individual professional can use these strategies to comment on state of industry. By commenting on the state of industry, region, market and trends, every organization has a chance to showcase their knowledge and expertise and get their name in front of people (by being in the newspaper, in the news). We’ll show you how this all works and how to make it happen for you or your organization.

Who Should Attend:

  1. Marketing professionals (in-house, agency, consultants).
  2. Professionals seeking to establish or extend position as thought leader or innovator.
  3. Entrepreneurs seeking new ways to improve their business both operationally as well as from a growth perspective.
  4. Not-for-profit professionals seeking ways to expand audience and build membership.
  5. Professional services providers seeking to enhance reputation and find innovation.
  6. Entrepreneurs or marketing professionals seeking new methods of audience engagement and new sources of content development.

Cost: No charge.

Workshop Leader: Erik Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert (See Erik's bio).

Contact us at TVBC or 518.250.9035 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Online registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eajtkw85f9c30236&oseq=&c=&ch=

IT Leaders - Community Engagement in Healthcare

Thursday, 03/19/2015 7:30 am
Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 W Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14534
Details | Event Website

In collaboration with HIMSS and Roberts Wesleyan College, Digital Rochester is hosting a discussion of community engagement in healthcare. During this event, we will learn how patients are being encouraged to take personal responsibility for their health through educational opportunities and new technologies. Community engagement in healthcare also entails healthcare services that engage patients outside of hospitals and physician offices, extending throughout our community. We will also discuss changes that are happening in the healthcare marketplace and the resulting challenges and needs for Health IT.

Our presentation team includes:  
John Schrenker, Program Director, Roberts Wesleyan College
Travis Masonis, CIO, Jewish Senior Life
Ameet Bhattacharya, Sr Vice President, iVEDiX

Agenda:
7:30-7:55 AM     Registration, Refreshments, Networking
7:55-8:00 AM     Digital Rochester Welcome
8:00-8:10 AM     HIMSS Welcome & Introduction to Community Engagement
8:10-9:10 AM     Speaker Presentations
9:10-9:25 AM     Audience Q&A
9:25-9:30 AM     Wrap Up

Thank you to our event sponsors: AdvizeX, Entre Computer Services, HIMSS, iVEDiX, Pharos Systems, Rochester RHIO and Roberts Wesleyan College. Please stop by the sponsor tables at the event and learn more about how these companies are contributing to healthcare services in our community.

Online registration: https://www.runmyclub.com/dr/eventcalendar.asp

IP & Pizza™: Trademark Basics

Thursday, 03/19/2015 12:00 pm
TBD, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Open to: Cornell students, faculty, staff, and anyone interested in learning about trademark basics.

Please RSVP to dmf46@cornell.edu.



Learn how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. Join Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and CTL staff to learn about critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable.

 

Discussions on the importance of doing a complete search, whether an attorney should be used, what could happen if another trademark owner believes they have stronger rights, and information on what the USPTO does in the federal registration process will be also explored.

 

Pizza, salad, and drinks will be served.

 

Save the date! 3/19: Ithaca Tech Meetup

Thursday, 03/19/2015 6:00 pm
The Hayloft at the Carriage House Cafe, 305 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Co-Hosted by IVR Technology, Singlebrook, and Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD)

Please join us for a fun free event for the Ithaca startup community. Meet other entrepreneurs and enjoy food and drinks from our sponsors. Members of the student and professional startup communities are invited to participate. There is limited space available, so please RSVP early on Meetup if you’re planning to attend. 

The following startups will be doing show and tell style presentations at the event: TBD

Calling all presenters! Please spread the word to anyone interested in presenting. Use the form below to contact event organizers. 

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If you are interested in presenting, volunteering or sponsoring at an IVC event, please submit your contact info via this form. (You can access the sign up form at any time from the "About" section for the Meetup group.)

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 03/24/2015 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

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.