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Jun
22
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting @ Online event
Jun 22 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Online Game Night
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Jun
23
Wed
WISE Power Hour – Small Business Human Resources Compliance @ Zoom
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Power Hour - Small Business Human Resources Compliance @ Zoom

Congratulations, you’ve hired your first employee. Now it’s on to compliance and understanding employer responsibilities under COVID-19 leave laws, pay equity, and more. Along with Human Resources Consulting Director, Casey Cone, OneGroup, we will tackle some of the biggest areas of compliance and help you understand key resources to set yourself up for success and remain in the know.

This is a part of WISE’s special HR series. You will find other sessions on our Eventbrite, as well. Register for each session separately for those you wish to attend.

TVGS Community Night
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Social Night @ Online event
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jun
24
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, June 24 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

Open Hack
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Jun
25
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Jun
26
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design – Stop Waiting for Godot! @ Online event
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Have you tried out Godot yet? If not, the wait is over! This month’s 3D Game Design meetup will feature an interactive lesson about creating 3D projects in Godot, the completely free and open-source game engine that is rapidly gaining popularity among indie creators. We will be looking at how to implement basic 3D character movement, and demonstrating how you can set up your own environments and game logic using Godot’s intuitive interface and scripting language. No prior experience with Godot is required in order to participate in this interactive lesson. However, we do ask that you please install Godot (https://godotengine.org/) prior to the meetup. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Jun
27
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Jun
28
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Jun
29
Tue
Launch NY Portfolio Showcase @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

AN INVITATION TO Launch NY LPs, Investor Network Members, and other ACCREDITED INVESTORS Committed to #investlocal

Meet up with investors backing startups in Upstate NY and the Launch NY portfolio companies they are funding. Join us online for more than two dozen company pitches with the founders across industry sectors. Stay tuned as we unveil the featured companies over the weeks leading up to the event, but be sure to reserve your free seat today!

Not yet a member of Launch NY’s no membership cost, no obligation to invest Investor Network? Sign up here to learn more:

Share our Investor Network video with other accredited investors who want to engage and support our startup community from wherever they live!

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Online Game Night
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Jun
30
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Presents Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series: Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Process @ Online
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Process
Richard Uhlig, Founder and CEO, Quadrant Biosciences
Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies are “shell” companies that are established, usually by a team of investors, to raise money via an IPO with the intent to acquire another company with the sole assets of the company being the money they raise. Rich Uhlig, Founder and CEO of Quadrant Biosciences, will discuss the SPAC process and the benefits gained by utilizing the SPAC process, such as the ability for a company to go public and gain capital quickly.
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrde6rqDwqG9X9kIaeg539LIrV0LqUw_EA

Social Night @ Online event
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jul
1
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, July 1 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jul 1, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

Open Hack
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Jul
2
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch @ Online event
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600 @ Center for Cybersecurity
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Jul
3
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Jul
5
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Jul
6
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Game Night
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Jul
7
Wed
WISE Power Hour – Managing Human Resources for Your Small Business @ Zoom
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Power Hour - Managing Human Resources for Your Small Business @ Zoom

You’re off and running with your small business and have at least your first hire. This conversation with, Rita Marble, Pinnacle Employee Services, will discuss the various aspects of human resources management and key considerations to help you decide how to standardize it all. Should you purchase a software package, hire an administration consultant or outsourced consultant? Let’s dive in!

This is a part of WISE’s special HR series. You will find other sessions on our Eventbrite, as well. Register for each session separately for those you wish to attend.

IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Jul 7 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Social Night @ Online event
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jul
8
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, July 8 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jul 8, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Presents Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series: MeetUp with Marc Alessi, Executive Director, Business Incubator Association of NYS (BIANYS) @ Online
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MeetUp with Marc Alessi, Executive Director, Business Incubator Association of NYS (BIANYS)
Marc will discuss several BIANYS programs such as the Pre-incubation Program for early stage startups; regional Pitch Program; how BIANYS lobby’s for StartUp companies including the recent STARTUP NY employee remote work issue; and new Soft Landings International Exchange Program.
Register: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oc-2hqTwqGdK6_4Lzzy4GLLVVX0w0cV9L

Open Hack
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Jul
9
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Jul
10
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Jul
11
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Jul
12
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Jul
13
Tue
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Presents: Overview of Empire State Development Support for Technology Innovators @ Online
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

Overview of Empire State Development Support
for Technology Innovators
Emily Ekland, Vice President, Business Development, Division of Science, Technology & Innovation, Empire State Development
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodO6hpj0pHtCNoXTAhceXNfdNEgHFLDi8
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NYSTAR invests approximately $50 million into innovation assets across New York State to support technology commercialization and company growth. Please join us for an overview of our asset portfolio and learn about the innovation resources available to New York startups.

Emily Ekland is VP of business development at NYSTAR, part of Empire State Development’s Division of Small Business and Technology Development. Emily is part of a team that provides wrap-around support for startups at any stage in the commercialization lifecycle by integrating them into the NYSTAR asset portfolio.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Jul 13 @ 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Online Game Night
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Jul
14
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Social Night @ Online event
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jul
15
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Workshop @ Virtual Event
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A cybersecurity self-assessment is mandatory for all companies needing to comply with NIST SP 800-171 requirements. To explain these requirements and guide you through the assessment, the NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership and its partners are offering a complimentary online workshop.

3D Printing Syndicate
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Jul
16
Fri
Ecosystem 101: An overview of Buffalo’s tech and startup communities @ Virtual
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

A rapid-fire tour of the rise of startups in Buffalo. The Ecosystem 101 program will be an introductory event from Buffalo Business First’s new startup journalism product, Buffalo Inno. Panelists ranging from Dan Magnuszewski of ACV Auctions to Ofo Ezeugwu of WhoseYourLandlord to Rohit Gupta of Future Communities Capital will describe the opportunities and where to find them.

TVGS Transmissions
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Jul
17
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Orbit: Game Art
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: GAME ART Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you! The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media. The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Jul
19
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Jul
20
Tue
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Presents Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and HubSpot Michele Nichols, President, Launch Team Incorporated @ Online
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and HubSpot
Michele Nichols, President, Launch Team Incorporated
Register: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduCuqjosHtB7dnqIfh4LnIFU7F498m57

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting @ Online event
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TBD Location InformationZoom – Link TBD

Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Online Game Night
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Jul
21
Wed
DigiMarCon America 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online
Jul 21 all-day
DigiMarCon America 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ Online

“DigiMarCon America 2021 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon America, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference in America will be held July 21st to 22nd, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon America 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon America 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconamerica.com.”

TVGS Lesson Night
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Community Night
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the party! It’s time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You’re invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each other better. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jul
22
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, July 22 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

Open Hack
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Jul
23
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Jul
24
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Jul
25
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Jul
26
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Jul
27
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting @ Online event
Jul 27 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Online Game Night
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Jul
28
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Social Night
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Jul
29
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Jul 29, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

Check out this Meetup →

Open Hack
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Jul
30
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Jul
31
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Aug
2
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Aug
3
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Game Night
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Aug
4
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Aug 4 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Social Night
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Aug
5
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, August 5 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.

Thursday, Aug 5, 2021, 8:30 AM

Office Building in Boardroom
55 Church Street Pittsfield , MA

1 Networking Enthusiasts Attending

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A short survey : What are your plans to reopen or grow your business in 2021 ! Consider Berkshire Business Builders to network and grow. We currently meet in Pittsfield at conference room both in person & …

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Open Hack
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Aug
6
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch @ Online event
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Aug
7
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Aug
8
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Aug
9
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Aug
10
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Aug 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Online Game Night
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Aug
11
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Social Night
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us via Discord to socialize with fellow game developers from the Capital Region and beyond! Our social gatherings are a great opportunity for local game makers to interact, meet new friends, and stay connected. We’ll be chatting, playing games together, and engaging in other fun-filled social activities. Social Night is hosted as a weekly online gathering on the TVGS Discord every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm (except for the third Wednesday of each month, when it is replaced by Community Night). Feel free to pop in at any time during the event, and participate for whatever length of time you prefer. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Aug
12
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, August 12 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

https://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Networkers/events/vqwhgsycclbqb/

Open Hack
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Aug
13
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Aug
14
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Aug
16
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Aug
17
Tue
MobileWeek 2021 @ Online Event
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
MobileWeek 2021 @ Online Event

Join 2,000 participants at the global virtual conference supporting mobile & connected technology innovation.

Join us online August 17-19 for 6+ tracks of content:

-5G, Devices & Communication
-Mobile Business Strategy & Management
-Mobile Networks, Hardware & IoT
-iOS Development
-Android Development
-Mobile DevOps & Analytics
…with 50+ live sessions converge to discover this year’s newest mobile technology innovations!

mobileWeek is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world’s developer event community organization — and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.

WorldFestival 2021 @ Online Event
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
WorldFestival 2021 @ Online Event

WorldFestival is the global virtual conference supporting worldwide technology innovation. Connecting the world to the newest technologies.

About this event

WorldFestival 2021 | August 17-19, 2021

Technology innovation moves the world forward. WorldFestival 2021 (Aug 17-19) is the global virtual conference supporting worldwide technology innovation. Join 20,000+ participants across 130+ nations, as we bring together the brightest and most creative minds to discover what’s driving innovation, change, and trends in 2021.

WorldFestival includes:

-Technology Innovation Conference: Hear talks from 300+ speakers covering the newest innovations in 20 industry verticals: from Virtual Reality and Blockchain to Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

-Award Competition: Discover and vote on the top 1,000 innovations of 2021, from 6 continents, competing to pitch on-stage as the Top 50 WorldFestival Innovations.

-Virtual Expo: Visit and learn about 100+ emerging technologies at our virtual expo.

-Networking & Receptions: Certain pass types will be invited to 1:1 networking breaks and our VIP receptions, where you can meet and chat with top executives, supporters, and contributors.

Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TBD Location InformationZoom – Link TBD

Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Online Game Night
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s get together and play games! You’ll want to join the Zoom meeting from a computer so you can watch the questions on that screen and then use your mobile device’s browser to go to jackbox.tv to join the game and submit your answers! Games last about 20 minutes so there’s plenty of chances to join in and many of the games also have audience participation so even if you join mid-game you can still play! Open to anyone so invite your friends!

Aug
18
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Executive Director Kathi Durdon Presents Medical Device Research, Regulations and Path to Marketplace @ Online
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This presentation will include an overview of medical device regulations and how risk plays a prominent role in product development, research and regulatory submission and will include an overview of regulatory history, device classification, scientific evidence, premarket submission and postmarket surveillance.

Kathi is Executive Director of the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC), a 50,000+ square foot state-of-the-art multi-use facility located in Syracuse, NY. CNYBAC, a NYS Certified Business Incubator operated by SUNY Upstate Medical University, licenses wet labs to accepted startup companies commercializing biotech technology. Kathi manages facility operations, business development, client resource matching, grant submission, and program development such as the annually-held grant supported Medical Device Innovation Challenge, now in its 5th year. Kathi also mentors many early stage biotech innovation teams regarding regulatory strategy, customer discovery, startup process, clinical trials and state-based resources available to assist commercialization needs. Kathi serves as a Board Member for both MedTech, New York State’s biomed trade organization, and the Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIANYS) and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Upstate Medical University. Kathi is a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Regulatory Certification Instructor and Device Conference Chair for the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). Ms. Durdon previously managed the Clinical Affairs team at Welch Allyn, a medical device manufacturer now owned by Hill-Rom.

TVGS Lesson Night
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Community Night
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the party! It’s time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You’re invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each other better. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Aug
19
Thu
Berkshires Business Builders Group Joint meet up.
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Capital Region Business to Business Networking
Thursday, August 19 at 8:30 AM

Timothy Hoffman owner of Hoffman’s Carpet Care. “For Carpets & Upholstery Fresh as a Rose” Bring business cards. And one minute elevator speech. A sho…

https://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Networkers/events/vqwhgsycclbzb/

3D Printing Syndicate
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Aug
20
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Aug
21
Sat
Linux Workshop
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Orbit: Game Art
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: GAME ART Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you! The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media. The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Aug
22
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Aug
23
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Aug
24
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting
Aug 24 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Aug
25
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Aug
26
Thu
Open Hack
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Aug
27
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Aug
28
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Aug
30
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Aug
31
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Sep
1
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Sep 1 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Sep
2
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Sep
3
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch @ Online event
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Sep
4
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Sep
6
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Sep
7
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Sep
8
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Sep
9
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Sep
10
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Sep
11
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Sep
12
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Sep
13
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Sep
14
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Sep 14 @ 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Sep
15
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Community Night
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the party! It’s time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You’re invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each other better. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Sep
16
Thu
FuzeHub, TDO, and CNYBAC Present 2nd Annual Manufacturing Worshop @ Online
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Click here for the 2021 Manufacturing Workshop Program Agenda!

Topics include: Quality Systems Regulations, ISO 9001, Preparing for Manufacturing, Overview of NYSTAR Assets and NYS MEPs, Contract Manufacturers Panel

3D Printing Syndicate
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Sep
17
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Sep
18
Sat
Linux Workshop
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Orbit: Game Art
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: GAME ART Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you! The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media. The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Sep
20
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Sep
21
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TBD Location InformationZoom – Link TBD

Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Sep
22
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Sep
23
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Sep
24
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Sep
25
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Sep
26
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Sep
27
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Sep
28
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting
Sep 28 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Sep
30
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

Oct
1
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Oct
2
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Oct
4
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Oct
5
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Oct
6
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Presents Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series: Business Income Evaluation & ROI Risk Mitigation Strategies @ @Online
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Business Income Evaluation & ROI Risk Mitigation Strategies
October 6, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Kevin Delaney, Vice President/Account Executive, Tompkins Financial
Register: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqce6trDsjEtJCEMzbyTTPF2xHp-_vtOSf

IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Oct 6 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Oct
7
Thu
Open Hack
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Oct
8
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Oct
9
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Oct
10
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Oct
11
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Oct
12
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Oct 12 @ 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Oct
13
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Oct
14
Thu
Open Hack
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

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Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Oct
15
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Oct
16
Sat
Linux Workshop
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Orbit: Game Art
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: GAME ART Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you! The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media. The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Oct
18
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Oct
19
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TBD Location InformationZoom – Link TBD

Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Oct
20
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Community Night
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the party! It’s time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You’re invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each other better. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Oct
21
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Oct
22
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Oct
23
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Oct
24
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Oct
25
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Oct
26
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting
Oct 26 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Oct
27
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Oct
28
Thu
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Presents Concept to Commericalization Series: Promoting Tech Innovation in Upstate New York @ CNY Biotech Accelerator
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Promoting Tech Innovation in Upstate New York
October 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Available Soon
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Atkinson

Open Hack
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Oct
29
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Oct
30
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Nov
1
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Nov
2
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Nov
3
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Nov 3 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Nov
4
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Nov
5
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Nov
6
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Nov
8
Mon
NYSTAR Annual Meeting and NYS Innovation Summit @ Turning Stone Resort
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

NYSTAR and FuzeHub invite you to join us for the New York State Innovation Summit on November 8-9, 2021 at the Turning Stone in Verona, NY. This multi-day event is for New York State-based organizations that want to showcase and discover new and emerging technologies that support innovation and drive business growth. Whether you’re a startup, an economic developer, or an established manufacturer, the NYS Innovation Summit is for you.

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Nov
9
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

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

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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Nov
10
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Nov
11
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Nov
12
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Nov
13
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Nov
14
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Nov
15
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Nov
16
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly meeting
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TBD Location InformationZoom – Link TBD

Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Nov
17
Wed
DigiMarCon World 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
DigiMarCon World 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference @ online

“DigiMarCon World 2021 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon World, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held November 17th to 18th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com.

TVGS Lesson Night
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Community Night
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the party! It’s time for our monthly Community Night, a chance for local game makers to connect and have fun together. Working on a game project? You’re invited to share it during our community show and tell segment! Come along to find out what your fellow creators are cooking up, and exchange some constructive feedback. We will also be sharing the latest TVGS community updates, and hosting some interactive social activities to help community members get to know each other better. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.

Nov
18
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Nov
19
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

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

Linux WorkshopCome 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.

Orbit: Game Art
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: GAME ART Want to improve your digital art skills? This group is for you! The Game Art Orbit group is intended to help local artists and game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. The group focuses on topics related to 2D and 3D art creation for games and interactive digital media. The Game Art Orbit group meets at 1pm every third Saturday of each month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Nov
22
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Nov
23
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Monthly Organizing Meeting
Nov 23 @ 7:00 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.

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Nov
24
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Nov
25
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Nov
26
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Nov
27
Sat
Orbit: 3D Game Design
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: 3D GAME DESIGN Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you! The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more. The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Nov
28
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Nov
29
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Nov
30
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Dec
1
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Dec 1 @ 6:00 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. The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

You can also view the livestream of the talk at twitch.tv/albanyigda

Dec
2
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Dec
3
Fri
Monthly Social Lunch
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s been hard keeping up with everybody since in-person events had to stop and winter is literally coming, so let’s set aside an hour per month on the first Friday to just talk about whatever.

Rochester 2600
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester 2600 is an information-security / hacker meetup that meets regularly at the hackerspace, Interlock Rochester. It’s a loosely organized group that hangs out, does presentations related to security and technology, and discusses a variety of topics throughout the night. All are welcome. Agenda usually includes: * a monthly information security news that’s relevant* [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details NOTE: The venue may require proof that you’ve been vaccinated. See https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass for more information.

TVGS Transmissions
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Dec
4
Sat
Orbit: Digital Storytelling
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors. ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Dec
6
Mon
Ithaca Web People
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month, where we typically feature two web-tech talks each month. We welcome community members of all experience levels and any loosely “web” related interests. Talks will start at 6:00, but feel free to join us from 5:30 onward for some networking! Whether you’re a freelance programmer, a student of graphic design, an HR representative for a technology company, or just interested in tech — we hope you’ll come join us for pizza, beer, and casual conversation! Here are some links to our Slack channel and our Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/ithacawebpeople/shared_invite/enQtNDM1OTIzNDA2MzkwLTNjOTk2ZGFlMGE4YTg3MTc1MjM4MmI2ZWZjMzUzZTAxMDRiYTM4OTY5ZjE2YTZlMDkyZTlmZDY0NTFjZjdlNmYTrello: https://trello.com/invite/b/oRS3Qyj0/1f1461479d8a1d1d2ab6b14fd4fb25df/ithaca-web-people-talks

TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Dec
7
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG General Membership Meeting
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zero To Maker Series – 3D Printers
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the 3D printers available at the COG. Focus will be on the Makerfront, mBot and Makerbot printers and the software used to prepare models for printing (called slicers). This class is being taught by Jerry Huang, the SRP for the 3D Printing area.

Dec
8
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the moment at the Tech Valley Game Space with a fun-filled social night! We’ll relax and have a good time talking about games, development, and other topics.

Got a new project to show off? Let’s play it! Have a cool game to play? Bring it in! Want to bring your own VR? Everyone and every gaming news item, project, idea, and gadget are welcome!

Dec
9
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

Instructor: ()

Dec
10
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Dec
11
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for this month’s edition of Beginner Game Design, our monthly series of free online mentorship sessions in game making that are open to all participants (ages 9+). This is the perfect group for beginners who want to learn the basics of game creation. — NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord. — ABOUT ORBIT: BEGINNER GAME DESIGN If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using simple and intuitive creative tools that don’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets at 11am every second Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord, and provides a place for first-time game creators to get feedback and advice on their game projects. Never made a game before? No problem! Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using easy-to-learn tools such as Construct. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! ABOUT ORBIT Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Dec
12
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Dec
13
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Dec
14
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the laser cutter (Big Red) available at the COG. An online video will be available soon that covers core laser cutting concepts so that the in-person component will be using the software and equipment itself. This class is being taught by Tom Tongue, SRP for the laser cutting zone.

Dec
15
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) Lesson Night is a free monthly lesson on skills useful for game development. These lessons are appropriate for participants of all ages and backgrounds. There is no prior experience required, and no need to feel daunted! Every month, we release a poll at http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/learn/ to determine what the next lesson is going to be. Keep an eye on that space for more details about upcoming topics!

You can also view the livestream of the lesson at twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

Dec
16
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Open Hack
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you enjoy discussing games, come to the Tech Valley Game Space for Game Club!

Every month, participants Game Club meeting pick a game to play, then get together and talk about their experiences! Think of this group as being a traditional book club, but with video games instead of your usual hard-covers and paperbacks. Participants discuss various aspects of the game that they liked, disliked, or simply found notable; everything from music, character design, and storytelling, to the in-game physics, level creation, or graphics quality. Anything and everything about the game can be talked about, and no matter one’s viewpoint, their input will welcomed and listened to.

Anyone can attend – no memberships necessary. So long as you’ve got the right equipment at home, and enough time and interest to play at least a little of the game, then you’re welcome to join in!

We will meet in the Community Room and begin the discussion after 7:30 pm.

Dec
17
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

Instructor: ()

Dec
18
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Dec
20
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Dec
21
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

TVCOG Zone Coordinators Meeting
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the most commonly used wood shop tools available at the COG. The class is taught by Doug “Elvis” Williams, and will have some basic hands on experience to insure you’re comfortable with the basics. A Red Tools safety training video will be available ahead of this class so that the in-person component can focus on using the tools themselves.

Dec
22
Wed
TVGS Community Night
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Valley Game Space Community Night!

Updates from the community are encouraged! Volunteer for events at the TVGS and around the area to be a part of making them a reality for everyone. If you want to be in the know, and get involved, then this is the meeting to attend!

If you have a project that you need help with, this is also the time to request any assistance from the community! The TVGS has a goal to help create local games, and there are multiple projects ongoing. Use your skills and help make games!

Each month, we hold a “shark tank” session, where anyone with a game idea was invited to present a five minute pitch. The pitches were then voted on by attendees, and a team of TVGS volunteers have been working together over the intervening month to develop the concept that received the most votes into a working prototype.

Now that a full month has elapsed, the progress that was made on the winning project will be presented. The team will share their results at this meeting, and provide time for feedback and questions.

Participants at this event will again have a chance to pitch a game idea, all for an opportunity to lead a group of TVGS volunteers in a team effort to develop that idea into a functional prototype over the month ahead.

We do need to limit the total number of pitches for scheduling purposes. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the event, we ask that you please RSVP in advance using the registration form:

goo.gl/forms/bffPovTE9jG58XLh2

Dec
23
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Writers Workshop
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words are falling from our fingers like leaves off the autumn trees. We get together, eat, drink, schmooze and share, but, mostly we write. Like mad. With a focused productivity every participant finds gratifying and surprising.  6-6:30 potluck and schmooze, 6:30-8:30 writing. 8:30-9:00 share or enjoy the share.  Who’s in. This is every other week, pretty much indefinitely.

Instructor: ()

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting at the Center of Gravity
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table, well-lighted work space and electricity, as well as witty banter and camaraderie. No instructor, craft along with fellow Makers. Free to members, $5 cash fee at check-in for non-members. (Membership has its privileges, join the Center of Gravity to access our awesome equipment, including sewing machines!)

TVGS Unity Orbit Mentorship
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

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Dec
24
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or Youtube channels! Please be aware that if you participate you will be audibly and possibly visually recorded.

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Dec
25
Sat
TVGS Volunteer Coordination Meeting
Dec 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything we do at Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is enabled by our enthusiastic members and volunteers. We are so grateful for your support, and we’re always striving to find new ways to leverage our collective energy to help the Capital Region game dev community thrive. We believe that the key to doing that is empowering all of you to take on a more active role in helping our local game development scene grow and flourish.

With that in mind, we want to invite everyone to attend our volunteer coordination meeting. Many of you have been asking how you can get more involved with our group efforts, and this meeting will be a great chance to do just that. We’ve done so many great things together, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish as long as we remain dedicated to improving. So, let’s get organized!

Dec
26
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Contact: Frederika Edgington-Giordano frederika.giordano@gmail.com

Dec
27
Mon
TVGS Construct II Orbit Group @ Mezzanine
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tech Valley Game Space
Reserved by: Frederika Edgington-Giordano

Dec
28
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the PERFECT night to come by the Center of Gravity and get a feel for this amazing creative community. Get a tour, get social, get your questions answered and get some quality pot luck.

You never know WHAT the fare might be on TVCOG Pot Luck Nights! Could be anything from”Tacos Tuesday,” to “Can You Fry It?” to “Nitrogen Ice Cream” and more. Check our Facebook Group

Zero To Maker Series – Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Zero To Maker series is a sequence of classes to introduce new members to key peices of equipment and training at the Center of Gravity. Members who need a refresher on the topic are also welcome to attend!

This week’s class will be an introduction to the fiber arts / crafts / galss cutting area available at the COG. Focus will be on the sewing machines, loom and embroidery machine, as well as crafting and glass cutting, and will be taught by Irene Purificato, the SRP for that zone.

Dec
30
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for an excuse to work on that project you’ve been putting off? Want to build something awesome but need some help? Join your fellow hackers on Thursday nights to initiate creative collisions and concoct contrivances of every conceivable kind!

If you have questions about Open Hack, contact Samson Bonfante at samson@bonfante.org.

Dec
31
Fri
TVGS Transmissions
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Welcome to TVGS Transmissions! This is our weekly livestream event where we’ll be playing video games with the TVGS community! You are welcome to be a part of the stream by coming by the the space during the stream, or by joining online on our Twitch or You