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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.

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
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.

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

Aug
3
Tue
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Presents-Innovation through Law Commercialization Series @ Online
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce2tqToiEtSMnHT8xYTpt5_YjIkaAqR5

Innovation Through Law – The New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC) and Innovation Law Center, College of Law, Syracuse University
An organization dedicated to providing legal research, education, and information to help commercialize new technologies from lab to market. When it comes to new technologies, knowing what you don’t know is half the battle. The New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC) helps entrepreneurs and companies with new technologies identify potential challenges and devise effective strategies to successfully bring that technology to market. From market landscapes to intellectual property protection to licensing options to potential funding sources, NYSSTLC has helped scores of companies and institutions make their technology vision become a commercial reality. If you are a company or institution focused on bringing new technology to market, the NYSSTLC is here to assist and guide you. Established in 1990, the College of Law’s technology commercialization academic and applied learning programs through The Innovation Law Center were the first of their kind to examine the legal principles necessary to usher science and technology innovation from its earliest stages to successful commercialization. Working through the Innovation Law Center, the New York State Science and Technology Law Center has been a leader in technology commercialization for more than a decade.
NYSTAR, the New York Science, Technology, and Innovation division of Empire State Development is the primary funding source for the NYS Science and Technology Law Center. New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products.

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

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!

Aug
4
Wed
B2B eCommerce Sales Growth Strategies for Manufacturers @ Virtual Event
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Are You Prepared for the eCommerce Revolution?
Learn how to grow sales by optimizing your business presence online. B2B eCommerce experts Jeffry Graham and Damon Pistulka will be joining Curt Anderson for this exciting workshop.

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

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 & …

Check out this Meetup →

Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business!

2021 IgniteU Startup Showcase @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
2021 IgniteU Startup Showcase @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

IgniteU NY invites you to our 2021 Startup Showcase. Watch five companies pitch to compete for cash and in-kind prizes!

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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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.

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
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!

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.

Aug
16
Mon
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business!

WISE Orientation @ Zoom
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WISE Orientation @ Zoom

Interested in learning more about WISE Women’s Business Center and our services? Join us for an orientation.

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.

Solving the Puzzle of Google Search Advertising @ Virtual Event
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Google search advertising is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness of your products and/or services. What makes it challenging is that it is very easy to spend money unintentionally attracting the wrong audiences with keywords that are too broad in nature.

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
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

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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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
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.

Aug
23
Mon
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Building Blocks for Starting a Business @ Zoom

Join us for an introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business! Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, unique selling points, and building your support team.

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.

Aug
25
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Presents: Protecting Valuable Intellectual Property @ Online
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-ihqD8vGNzv_2j5IOCkwXKmf7K5VFfc

A recent spate of initial public offerings, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and litigation has thrust intellectual property (IP) into an increasingly critical position in global economics. Changes in the global economic environment have influenced the development of business models where IP is a central element establishing value and potential growth. In today’s business climate, organizations that base their operations on IP and innovation are far more likely to succeed. However, many organizations often fail to identify protectable IP or understand the value of and the risks to their IP, even when that IP may account for a substantial percentage of the company’s value.

The objective of this presentation is to provide entrepreneurs, start-up companies and even well-established companies a brief introduction into how to identify potentially valuable IP, generally explain the different types of IP available, and some of the various ways in which they can protect their IP. We also share some experiences on how IP can be used to provide a competitive advantage as well as attract business investment and funding.

James Harrington is the senior partner in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, including both prosecution and litigation. Mr. Harrington is also highly experienced in managing the firm’s university and research-based clients. Mr. Harrington has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Practicum, a clinic offered at Hofstra University School of Law, from Fall 2016 to the present. Fields of technology include biology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and chemistry. Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation; post-grant proceedings including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR); opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity, and infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

Wayne Ellenbogen is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, with a particular focus on patent preparation and prosecution. Mr. Ellenbogen has worked both as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company and in private practice. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he spent several years as a founding member in a successful patent firm. He also has several years of experience as a senior electrical engineer, responsible for analog and digital semiconductor design and fabrication projects for the automotive and computer industries, as well as the U.S. military. Fields of technology include electrical, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, RF power systems, microprocessors and control systems, memory and data storage products, electro-optics, software, and mechanical devices and systems. Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation support; post-grant proceedings, including reexaminations; opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

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.

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: ()

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.

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

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

Sep
8
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Presents: Breakthrough Device Design @ Online
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A recent spate of initial public offerings, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and litigation has thrust intellectual property (IP) into an increasingly critical position in global economics. Changes in the global economic environment have influenced the development of business models where IP is a central element establishing value and potential growth. In today’s business climate, organizations that base their operations on IP and innovation are far more likely to succeed. However, many organizations often fail to identify protectable IP or understand the value of and the risks to their IP, even when that IP may account for a substantial percentage of the company’s value.

The objective of this presentation is to provide entrepreneurs, start-up companies and even well-established companies a brief introduction into how to identify potentially valuable IP, generally explain the different types of IP available, and some of the various ways in which they can protect their IP. We also share some experiences on how IP can be used to provide a competitive advantage as well as attract business investment and funding.

James Harrington is the senior partner in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, including both prosecution and litigation. Mr. Harrington is also highly experienced in managing the firm’s university and research-based clients. Mr. Harrington has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Practicum, a clinic offered at Hofstra University School of Law, from Fall 2016 to the present. Fields of technology include biology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and chemistry. Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation; post-grant proceedings including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR); opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity, and infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

Wayne Ellenbogen is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, with a particular focus on patent preparation and prosecution. Mr. Ellenbogen has worked both as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company and in private practice. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he spent several years as a founding member in a successful patent firm. He also has several years of experience as a senior electrical engineer, responsible for analog and digital semiconductor design and fabrication projects for the automotive and computer industries, as well as the U.S. military. Fields of technology include electrical, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, RF power systems, microprocessors and control systems, memory and data storage products, electro-optics, software, and mechanical devices and systems. Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation support; post-grant proceedings, including reexaminations; opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

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.

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
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

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.

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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
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.

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
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.

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.

Sep
29
Wed
CNY Biotech Accelerator Upstate Medical University Executive Director Kathi Durdon Presents Medical Device Research, Regulations and Path to Marketplace @ Online
Sep 29 @ 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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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

Oct
21
Thu
GENIUS NY Pitch Finals @ Marriot Syracuse Downtown
Oct 21 all-day
GENIUS NY Pitch Finals @ Marriot Syracuse Downtown

Join us as we award $3 million to the five startups in the 2021 GENIUS NY accelerator cohort; the grand prize is $1 million while the four remaining startups receive $500K.

Each team will get 5 minutes to tell their story – who they are, what problem they’re solving, how they plan to scale, and why they want to do it in Central New York! Following the pitch there will be a Q/A from our judges.

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
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.

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: ()

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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
16
Tue
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Presents: MeetUp with Win Thurlow, Executive Director, MedTech Association @ Online
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuduurpj4oGtZVABPYZ8zVmG3rbNfe4MoJ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
MedTech is New York’s trade association for the bio/med industry. We are an innovative coalition of pharmaceutical, medical technology, and life sciences companies, research and academic institutions, suppliers, and service providers. We connect our member companies, entrepreneurs and academics to grow the region’s life sciences economy. Since our founding in 2004, we have boosted the success of our members through collaboration, education, and advocacy. We have a vision of New York as a nationally recognized bio/med hub where companies and professionals seek to do business. We pursue that vision through our mission to develop the relationships, tools, and programs that enable our members to bring tomorrow’s medical solutions to the healthcare marketplace.
We believe the best way to grow the bio/med economy is through collaboration. Consequently, we take a different approach than other trade associations.
• Our members come from all aspects of the bio/med economy, not simply a single industry segment.
• We bring together industry with the state’s leading academic institutions to form one organization with a united purpose.
Speaker: Winthrop “Win” Thurlow is the Executive Director of MedTech, a non-profit trade association representing New York’s bioscience and medical technology industry. He joined MedTech in July 2017.
For nearly 30 years, Thurlow has been engaged as a leader and consultant in the private and public sectors. He is a former New York Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge and has worked as a lawyer in private practice and as a prosecutor, a regulator and an administrator, including serving as Counsel and Vice President for University Compliance and Ethics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York where he oversaw institutional compliance, scientific and research misconduct, commercialization and technology transfer. Thurlow has served in leadership roles at various not-for-profit agencies and is a frequent lecturer on organizational ethics, internal controls and enterprise risk management. He is also an adjunct professor in Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Thurlow holds a bachelor’s degree from Union College and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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

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
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.

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.

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: ()

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.

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

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

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: ()

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
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
18
Sat
Linux Workshop
Dec 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.

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
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: ()

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

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.

Jan
4
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jan 4 @ 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

Jan
5
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Jan 5 @ 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

Jan
6
Thu
Open Hack
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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: ()

Jan
9
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Jan
11
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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.

Jan
12
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Jan 12 @ 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!

Jan
13
Thu
Open Hack
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
18
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Jan 18 @ 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.

Jan
19
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Jan 19 @ 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

Jan
20
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Jan 20 @ 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.

Jan
25
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jan 25 @ 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

Jan
27
Thu
Open Hack
Jan 27 @ 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.

Feb
1
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Feb 1 @ 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

Feb
2
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Feb 2 @ 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

Feb
3
Thu
Open Hack
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 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: ()

Feb
8
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 8 @ 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.

Feb
9
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Feb 9 @ 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!

Feb
10
Thu
Open Hack
Feb 10 @ 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.

Feb
13
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Feb
15
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Feb 15 @ 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.

Feb
16
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Feb 16 @ 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

Feb
17
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
22
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Feb 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

Feb
24
Thu
Open Hack
Feb 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.

Mar
1
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Mar 1 @ 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

Mar
2
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Mar 2 @ 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

Mar
3
Thu
Open Hack
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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: ()

Mar
8
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
9
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Mar 9 @ 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!

Mar
10
Thu
Open Hack
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
13
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Mar
15
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Mar 15 @ 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.

Mar
16
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Mar 16 @ 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

Mar
17
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
22
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Mar 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

Mar
24
Thu
Open Hack
Mar 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.

Mar
29
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Mar 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

Mar
31
Thu
Open Hack
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 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: ()

Apr
5
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Apr 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

Apr
6
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Apr 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

Apr
7
Thu
Open Hack
Apr 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.

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

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

Apr
12
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Apr 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Apr 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.

Apr
13
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Apr 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!

Apr
14
Thu
Open Hack
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Instructor: ()

Apr
19
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Apr 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
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Apr 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.

Apr
20
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Apr 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

Apr
21
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
26
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Apr 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

Apr
28
Thu
Open Hack
Apr 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
Apr 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: ()

May
3
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
May 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

May
4
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
May 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

May
5
Thu
Open Hack
May 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.

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

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

May
10
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
May 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
May 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.

May
11
Wed
TVGS Social Night
May 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!

May
12
Thu
Open Hack
May 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.

Writers Workshop
May 12 @ 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: ()

May
17
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
May 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
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
May 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.

May
18
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
May 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

May
19
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
May 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
May 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.

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
May 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.

May
24
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
May 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

May
26
Thu
Open Hack
May 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.

Writers Workshop
May 26 @ 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: ()

May
31
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
May 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

Jun
1
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Jun 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

Jun
2
Thu
Open Hack
Jun 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.

Jun
7
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 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

Jun
8
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Jun 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!

Jun
9
Thu
Open Hack
Jun 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
Jun 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: ()

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

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

Jun
14
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
15
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Jun 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

Jun
16
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Jun 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
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
21
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 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
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Jun 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.

Jun
23
Thu
Open Hack
Jun 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
Jun 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: ()

Jun
28
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jun 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

Jun
30
Thu
Open Hack
Jun 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.

Jul
5
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 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

Jul
6
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Jul 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

Jul
7
Thu
Open Hack
Jul 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.

Writers Workshop
Jul 7 @ 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: ()

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

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

Jul
12
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Jul 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.

Jul
13
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Jul 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!

Jul
14
Thu
Open Hack
Jul 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.

Jul
19
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 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
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Jul 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.

Jul
20
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Jul 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

Jul
21
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Jul 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
Jul 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.

Writers Workshop
Jul 21 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Jul 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.

Jul
26
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Jul 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

Jul
28
Thu
Open Hack
Jul 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.

Aug
2
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 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

Aug
3
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Aug 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

Aug
4
Thu
Open Hack
Aug 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.

Writers Workshop
Aug 4 @ 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: ()

Aug
9
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Aug 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.

Aug
10
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Aug 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!

Aug
11
Thu
Open Hack
Aug 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.

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

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

Aug
16
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 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
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Aug 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.

Aug
17
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Aug 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

Aug
18
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Writers Workshop
Aug 18 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Aug 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.

Aug
23
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 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

Aug
25
Thu
Open Hack
Aug 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.

Aug
30
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Aug 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

Sep
1
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 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.

Writers Workshop
Sep 1 @ 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: ()

Sep
6
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 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

Sep
7
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Sep 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

Sep
8
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 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.

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

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

Sep
13
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Sep 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.

Sep
14
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Sep 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!

Sep
15
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Writers Workshop
Sep 15 @ 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: ()

TVGS Game Club @ SEFCU Community Room
Sep 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.

Sep
20
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 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
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Sep 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.

Sep
21
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Sep 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

Sep
22
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Sep 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

Sep
29
Thu
Open Hack
Sep 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.

Writers Workshop
Sep 29 @ 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: ()

Oct
4
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
5
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Oct 5 @ 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
6
Thu
Open Hack
Oct 6 @ 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
9
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Oct
11
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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
12
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Oct 12 @ 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
13
Thu
Open Hack
Oct 13 @ 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 13 @ 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: ()

Oct
18
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 18 @ 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 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Oct 18 @ 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
19
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Oct 19 @ 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

Oct
20
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Oct 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
25
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Oct 25 @ 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

Oct
27
Thu
Open Hack
Oct 27 @ 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 27 @ 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: ()

Nov
1
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 1 @ 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

Nov
2
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Nov 2 @ 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
3
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 3 @ 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
8
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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
9
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Nov 9 @ 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
10
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 10 @ 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 10 @ 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: ()

Nov
13
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Nov
15
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 15 @ 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 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Zero to Maker Series – Wood Shop
Nov 15 @ 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
16
Wed
TVGS Lesson Night
Nov 16 @ 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

Nov
17
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Nov 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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
22
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 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

Nov
24
Thu
Open Hack
Nov 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
Nov 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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Nov
29
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Nov 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

Dec
1
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 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.

Dec
6
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 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

Dec
7
Wed
IGDA Albany Monthly Meeting
Dec 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

Dec
8
Thu
Open Hack
Dec 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
Dec 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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Dec
11
Sun
TVGS Digital Storytelling Orbit Group
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Dec
13
Tue
Social Night, Potluck and Open House TOURS
Dec 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

Zero To Maker Series – Laser Cutter
Dec 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.

Dec
14
Wed
TVGS Social Night
Dec 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!

Dec
15
Thu
3D Printing Syndicate
Dec 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
Dec 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