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Featured Events

UVC Photo Gallery

Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Jul
16
Tue
Sharatoga Happy Hour at Sinclair Saratoga @ Sinclair Saratoga
Jul 16 all-day
Sharatoga Happy Hour at Sinclair Saratoga @ Sinclair Saratoga

Join us on Tuesday, July 16 at Sinclair Saratoga for our 2nd ever Sharatoga Happy Hour. No announcements, no name tags, no tech talks – just good old fashioned happy hour for the tech crowd.

Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Jul
20
Sat
Linux Workshop
Jul 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.

Jul
23
Tue
July monthly Flutter meetup – Join us! @ 242 Union St
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hello Capital Region GDG Flutter enthusiasts, We are holding our next monthly Flutter meetup! During this meetup, we will be sure to get everyone up to speed on the fundamentals of the language and development environment. After this, we will launch into a longer term project to build out an eCommerce app for Android and IOS.Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with Flutter install. You can use the following link to install Flutter.https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install Github Repo – Flutter Monthly Meetup Activity and Code Snippets.https://github.com/GDG-CR/flutter Agenda:5:00 – 5:30 Food, Drinks, and Networking5:30 – 5:45 Opening Remarks, Meetup announcements5:45 – 6:00 Flutter presentation and environment setup6:00 – 7:30 Codelab – Learn Flutter & Dart – Build e-commerce app7:30 – 8:00 Meetup wrap-up, closing comments, and Networking When:Tuesday, July 23, 20195:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where:Jahnel Group242 Union St · Schenectady, NY Come join us at Jahnel GroupSee you there! ================== Environment setup: The event will be hands-on, so make sure to bring your laptop and set up your environment in advance and be ready to code. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with Flutter installed https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install . For the Flutter Codelab, please do the following:You need two pieces of software to complete this lab: the Flutter SDK, and an editor. This codelab assumes Android Studio/Visual Studio Code, but you can use your preferred editor. You can run this Codelab using any of the following devices:- A physical device ( Android https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-your-android-device or iOS https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#deploy-to-ios-devices ) connected to your computer and set to developer mode.- The iOS simulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-ios-simulator (Requires installing XCode tools.)-The Android emulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-android-emulator (Requires setup in Android Studio.) For the App Engine Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser and editor ready to go. For the Actions Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser ready to go. See you all there! ================== What we are about: Google Developer Group of the Capital Region – Flutter Group.This group is for mobile developers interested in Flutter, Google’s new mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Whether you are just starting a new Flutter project, or an experienced developer looking to discuss advanced topics, you are welcome to join our group and share your ideas with us! ================== Details:Join the Google Developer Group of the Capital Region – Flutter Group We will take a look at Flutter https://flutter.dev/ to investigate what it brings to the table for mobile app developers. We will learn how to get started using Flutter to design, develop and deploy native apps with high performance and low development costs. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world and is free and open source. We will work on a very simple Flutter app using a step-by-step Google tutorial. Together we will discover advantages like hot-reload, complete code sharing for both platforms and a modern, reactive UI framework. We will discuss which architecture patterns can help give your Flutterapps a testable, reusable, and cohesive structure. After the talk, you hopefully will have a better picture of what Flutter is capable of, its state of maturity and which use-cases for which it is already being used.

An Evening With Bose AR @ Troy Innovation Garage
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening With Bose AR @ Troy Innovation Garage

We are thrilled to announce that Bose AR is teaming up with Upstate Venture Connect and Troy Innovation Garage to host an evening of incredible conversations!

Join us July 23rd as we chat all things Bose AR, ranging from Gaming to Spatial Audio. Learn how Bose AR is enabling Developers and Creators to make a sound first approach to Augmented Reality.

Hack Night at Interlock
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Jul
24
Wed
Bose AR SDK for Unity Coding Workshop @ Troy Innovation Garage
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bose AR SDK for Unity Coding Workshop @ Troy Innovation Garage

Bose AR SDK for Unity Coding Workshop

Bose will also welcome 15 local developers to join us for a Bose AR SDK for Unity Coding Workshop on July 24th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Application is due by July 14, 2019.

Apply here!

Digital Marketing Lunch & Learn @ NextCorps
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Digital Marketing Lunch & Learn @ NextCorps

Generate more leads (and win more customers!) with effective digital marketing. The NextCorps marketing team will share insights, strategies, and tips from their years working with both big and small brands. Learn how to get into market by setting up email marketing and paid advertising campaigns that nurture and move leads through the sales funnel—from no awareness, to being receptive to messages, to actual conversion. If you have a small marketing budget or are experiencing low click-through rates, this session can help!

About the presenters:

Holly Barrett, Marketing Director at NextCorps, is a senior-level marketing and PR professional who has worked at small and large agencies, including Brand Cool, Brand Integrity, Text 100, and Young & Rubicam. Holly has been a branding and marketing instructor at The Entrepreneurs Network for the last four years and she teaches executive communication at St. John Fisher through the Center for Community Engagement.

Kate Leonard, Digital Marketing Manager at NextCorps, has nearly a decade of experience working at traditional full-service and inbound marketing agencies, including Roberts Communications, Brand Cool, LeadG2, and The Cause Collaborative. With PR, copywriting, and inbounding marketing in her wheelhouse, Kate specializes in capturing brands’ stories and sharing them through the most impactful channels possible.

Jul
25
Thu
Urban Co-Works: From Paper Clip to Airplane @ Urban Co-Works
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm
Urban Co-Works: From Paper Clip to Airplane @ Urban Co-Works

How can YOU create an Airplane with a paperclip? Have you ever wondered how people create the MOST AMAZING ideas? Then this presentation and workshop are for you!

Join international author and presenter Casey Jakubowski for an engaging and exciting event at Urban Co-Works. Novices, creative people, and innovators wanted. If you are bored with the same old think- then join us and experience a quantum change in thinking!

Jul
28
Sun
2019 Project Fibonacci STEAM Leadership Conference @ The Beeches Conference Center
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day
2019 Project Fibonacci STEAM Leadership Conference @ The Beeches Conference Center

Qualifications for STEAM Scholars:

  • Student must be entering 10th grade through junior year of college or university (2019-2020)
  • Ages 15-20
  • Shows potential and/or demonstrates leadership in STEAM disciplines
  • Must be nominated/recommended by an educator, counselor or mentor

Download the 2019 Advance Program full of important information for  STEAM Scholars, Parents, Educators & Community Members!

Nominate qualified students today! Download the 2019 Nomination PDF or fill out online here

Download our 2019 Nomination Package full of more information

Those accepted into the program by the Project Fibonacci Admissions Board will be notified within 1-2 weeks with an informational packet via email/invitation letter

Fundraising Toolkit

2019 Scholarship Guidelines

Jul
30
Tue
Digital Summer Series: Grow Your Business Online @ WorkSmart Coworking and Meeting Space
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Digital Summer Series: Grow Your Business Online @ WorkSmart Coworking and Meeting Space

Jenna Clark from DDM Generation has put together a four-part digital marketing & online business growth series to discuss how you can start to grow your business online. The series will touch on four different aspects of how to do this and how to build/strengthen your online presence.

The series includes:
SEM 101: Grow with Ads on Google
Landing Page 101: Make Your Website Convert
Google 101: Free Google Tools to Grow Online
Digital Strategy 101: Create a Digital Strategy in 7 Steps

Aug
2
Fri
Rochester 2600
Aug 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 * [Usually] at least one presentation on a hacker-ish topic. Visit https://www.rochester2600.com for this month’s meeting details

Aug
6
Tue
Genius NY: Drones Over Downtown @ The Tech Garden
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Genius NY: Drones Over Downtown @ The Tech Garden

Drones Over Downtown will be held Tuesday, August 6 from 5 to 8PM at The Tech Garden (outside patio). Last year more than 300 people were in attendance as were more than 30 UAS related vendors (businesses, startups, universities etc.).

The event includes a large net for drone demos and learning to fly, drone demos, UAS vendors and fun things like 3D drone simulations, free t-shirts, giveaways, and food/beverages from local restaurants. Drones Over Downtown is an event for the community to learn more about drone technology and the growing UAS ecosystem in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley.

Parallel & Pipelined ETLs in GO | Custom Blocks for WordPress Gutenberg Editor
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Feb 5, join us at Funkhaus for the first IWP meetup of 2019! This month we’re happy to present two talks: – Parallel & Pipelined ETLs in GO, with Ian Dillon- Custom Blocks for WordPress Gutenberg Editor, with Paul Stonier Thank you, Ian and Paul! And a special thank you to everyone who participated in January’s survey! We are so grateful for your feedback and suggestions, it all helps us keep IWP fun and informative for all. Here are some links to slack and Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://ithacawebpeople.slack.comTrello: https://trello.com/b/oRS3Qyj0/ithaca-web-people-talks

Open Night at the space
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Aug
7
Wed
Saratoga Forum @ Canfield Casino and Saratoga Racetrack
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
Saratoga Forum @ Canfield Casino and Saratoga Racetrack

Upstate Capital’s Saratoga Forum to take place August 7 -8, 2019

The Saratoga Forum is Upstate Capital’s annual gathering for investors, deal-makers and company executives to meet, network and address topics of interest in the venture capital, private equity and business communities, against the backdrop of the vibrant Saratoga summer track season.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the Saratoga Forum kicks off with panel discussions on investment banking and CEOs with big exits. Event keynote by KKR’s Ken Melhman. Day 1 of this event wraps up with a panel on investing in NY. The Forum runs from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 don’t miss the CEO roundtable including finance and capital strategies discussions. Startups join a venture capital track and established companies follow a private equity track. Attendees wrap up the day with a mix and mingle in the grandstand at Saratoga Racetrack. The Forum kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and wraps up at post time.

The Upstate Capital Association of New York hosts events connecting the investment community across New York. As a member-driven non-profit, our mission is to increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors across Upstate New York. Our audience includes investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and people generally interested in innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region.

StartFast Demo Day @ Le Moyne Campus Center
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
StartFast Demo Day @ Le Moyne Campus Center

Every year StartFast scours the globe to invest in and recruit the most promising early-stage tech startups. Demo Day is an opportunity for the entire startup community to come together and listen to their stories. The companies will have spent the last 12 weeks working to grow as fast as possible. Come see them pitch on stage to a room filled with investors. Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

2:00pm – 2:30pm Registration

2:30pm- 4:00pm Demo Day

4:00pm – Onwards Investor, Mentor, Team Reception

Note: Seating is limited and priority will be given to accredited investors, StartFast mentors, and affiliates.

Parking:

Park at lot C

Aug
9
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of. We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.

Aug
10
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

• What we’ll doWomen in Coding will be hosting workshop style classes once a month every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm at The Tech Garden! Rather than having an instructor teach a specific topic, these workshops will give you the chance to work on a project or work through an online curriculum at your own pace. Never coded before? No problem. We’ll help get you started. Each workshop will have at least one mentor there to provide support and answer questions. • What to bringBring your computer, questions and/or a project • Important to knowThis month’s mentors and their skills are TBD. Check for updates. Big thank you to Hack Upstate for sponsoring our meetups. You can learn more about them at http://hackupstate.com/.

Aug
13
Tue
WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Aug 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.

Hack Night at Interlock
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Aug
17
Sat
Linux Workshop
Aug 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.

Aug
20
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Aug
27
Tue
Hack Night at Interlock
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Sep
3
Tue
Parallel & Pipelined ETLs in GO | Custom Blocks for WordPress Gutenberg Editor
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Feb 5, join us at Funkhaus for the first IWP meetup of 2019! This month we’re happy to present two talks: – Parallel & Pipelined ETLs in GO, with Ian Dillon- Custom Blocks for WordPress Gutenberg Editor, with Paul Stonier Thank you, Ian and Paul! And a special thank you to everyone who participated in January’s survey! We are so grateful for your feedback and suggestions, it all helps us keep IWP fun and informative for all. Here are some links to slack and Trello if you need ’em: Slack: https://ithacawebpeople.slack.comTrello: https://trello.com/b/oRS3Qyj0/ithaca-web-people-talks

Open Night at the space
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first Tuesday of each month we have our Open Night. It starts with a very short (15 min) business meeting and then we open the floor to members. Members give a short presentation bragging about the cool things they have accomplished in the past month or shamefully admit they have failed.
So come out and meet the geeks.

Sep
6
Fri
Rochester 2600
Sep 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

Sep
10
Tue
WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Hack Night at Interlock
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly meetup for Interlock Members (and their guests) to come and visit, work on their projects, or share what they’ve been working on. It’s open to visitors but the First Tuesday’s of the month are the best time to visit if this is your first time.

Sep
13
Fri
Wireless Meetup
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wireless Meetup (Formerly the SDR Meetup) will be for people to learn more about Software Defined Radios, RF transmissions, and any kinds of wireless communications you can think of. We have some SDR units available if you’d like to learn or bring in your project to play with.