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Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
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Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Apr
23
Tue
International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD’19) – Join us! @ 5 3rd St
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the Capital Region Google Developer Group as we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a signature event open to both men and women. International Women’s Day is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day has occurred for over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911. This is a global event proposed by Google as part of the Women Techmakers program. It is a series of conferences and workshops that take place around the world during the month of March and April to celebrate International Women’s Day. Through these events Google wishes to highlight the contribution of the work and sacrifices of women leaders in the evolution of the technological field. The goal is to inspire and celebrate women to revolutionize the world with technology. From Ada Lovelace to Grace Hopper (and thousands of Googlers), we’re proud of the contributions women in technology make across our industry and across our community. Having a diversity of perspectives and ideas leads to better decision-making, more relevant products, and makes the industry much more interesting. We believe that by creating the right environments, programs and opportunities, women in tech are better positioned to drive transformational change in the industry and beyond.Learn more about IWD: https://www.internationalwomensday.com We are bringing this celebration to the Capital Region to give local females a unique experience where they can learn from great female examples, discover potential development opportunities, and network with the best role models in the region and, by extension, also across the world (through the WTM / GDG Global networks – see us about this!). We are glad to announce that Capital Region will be celebrating the IWD’19, on April 23rd. The themes of the event are Empowering Women Using Inspiring Stories, and Celebrating Women in Technology. The event will focus on the following topics: #BalanceforBetter and ‘We are Better Together’ (#BetterTogether). In the span of a value-packed 3 hours, we’ll provide you with both technical and inspirational content through lightning talks, networking, and panel discussions. We are indeed entering an exciting period of history where the world expects more balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help to #BalanceforBetter and get #BetterTogether. Overall objectives of the event:- Products developed by ladies- Use of technology by women in their activities- Impact of technology in the lives of women Join us to interact, meet new and old friends (men and women), highlight our needs and achievements, learn about new opportunities and get inspired, create synergies and build all together the future we want, a future of equal opportunities for all. We embrace diversity of any kind within our audience.Free registrations are available via our GDG Meetup.Please be aware that the spot is limited, so please do your RSVP See you there! Agenda:5:00 – 5:20 Networking and refreshments5:20 – 5:30 Opening Remarks5:30 – 6:15 Lightning talks: Amanda Kirk, Stacey Gammon and Jennifer Sertl6:15 – 7:00 Panel discussion: Susan Lundberg, Shimantika Kumar and Natalie Wysocki7:00 – 7:30 Lightning talks: Annmarie Lanesey and Miriam Dushane7:30 – 8:00 Closing comments, and Networking Hosts:Jason Rotella – Google Developer Group of Capital Region LeaderBlain Smith – Google Developer Group of Capital Region Co-OrganizerLinda Kovacs – Women Techmakers Ambassador andGoogle Developer Group of Capital Region Co-Organizer When:Tuesday, April 23, 20195:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where:Troy Web Consulting#5 3rd StreetTroy, NY 12180

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

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

Apr
24
Wed
Socializing with fellow iOS Devs!
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

Apr
25
Thu
Webinar: Marketing for Manufacturers @ Webinar
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Effective marketing for your manufacturing business begins with a plan. Tune in to this webinar to get a handle on key strategies that your team needs to differentiate your brand and establish an effective web presence. These are the initial steps in your marketing game plan that will help you illustrate your value and get your customers taking a step toward your ultimate goal—sales.

E^3 & NYBPC Conference @ The Armory at Sage College
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
E^3 & NYBPC Conference @ The Armory at Sage College

E^3 is the place to be for innovation & entrepreneurship.

  • Largest expo in the region featuring resources for entrepreneurs, including open office hours with investors and advisors
  • The NYBPC – New York’s intercollegiate business plan competition finals with up to 120 teams
  • Angel investor development with Angela Lee, 37 Angels, Lindsay Stencel, LaunchNY and more
  • Incubator advancement education from event partner BIANYS

 

Support entrepreneurship and the next generation of entrepreneurs in New York!

We need your time, talent and treasure. We are asking successful business leaders to support the privately-funded intercollegiate competition with cash and/or time. Please sign up here – if you would like to judge, mentor, volunteer and/or donate. Do you want to just make a financial contribution? Email us.

For investors – on Thursday, we plan an afternoon of educational content with opportunities to meet potential co-investors and follow-on investors. Take our angel investor survey so we can get to know you, and maximize your expo time with the New York investor community.

For incubator & accelerator professionals – Join us on Thursday and Friday for connecting with investors and entrepreneurs. Get a booth at the Expo on Friday for making connections with 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and people supporting entrepreneurship. Expo set-up must be completed on Thursday prior to the Investors’ Reception. Register here to participate in E^3. Our event partner BIANYS is hosting a basic primer on how to run incubators – register here for the BIANYS program.

For advisors & business leaders – sign up for Thursday’s reception and to attend Friday events here.  If you want to judge or mentor, please fill out this application.

For entrepreneurs – Friday will be full of resources, workshops, open office hours and new ideas.  Please register here to join us Friday.

Speakers:

ANGELA LEE, 37 ANGELS

Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, she is focused on fostering teaching excellence and innovation across faculty. Angela has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp.

KARTHIK AND GUHA BALA, VELAN VENTURES

In 1991, brothers Guha and Karthik Bala formed their first game development company, Vicarious Visions. Over the next 25 years they took the studio from out of their basement and to the forefront of AAA game development by developing and growing multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and more.

LINDSAY STENCEL, LAUNCH NY

Ms. Stencel, as the Chief Operating Office and Fund Manager for Launch NY. Since joining Launch NY in August 2016, Lindsay has led the growth of the Launch NY Seed Fund, to become the most active seed fund in Upstate NY with a close rate of one investment per month and plays a leading role for co- and follow-on investments in client companies with LNYSF.

Syracuse Tech Week Networking Event @ The Rail Line
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
Syracuse Tech Week Networking Event @ The Rail Line

Networking event for the first Syracuse Tech Week. Held in Armory Square, it is only a few blocks from the day’s Cybersecurity Conference run by experts from Syracuse University.

Apr
26
Fri
Buffalo Startup Weekend – Health and Life Sciences @ University at Buffalo, Center of Excellence Bio-informatics
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm
Buffalo Startup Weekend - Health and Life Sciences @ University at Buffalo, Center of Excellence Bio-informatics

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Startup Weekend – Health and Life Sciences

Learn more about entrepreneurship, turn your ideas into reality, and solve problems related to health and life services at Buffalo Startup Weekend. Buffalo Startup Weekend is offering people from all backgrounds the opportunity to develop skills that will turn their ideas into reality.

Participate as an IDEA CHAMPION or contribute as a FREE AGENT on a team. Whether you are interested in the health industry or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a process for taking any idea, health-related or not, from concept to creation:

  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship;
  • learn the process for going from concept to creation;
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Buffalo;
  • join or build an all-star team; or
  • move your own idea forward.

Event Information:

  • Friday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 28, 9:00 p.m.
  • Tickets*: $19/student and $49/community member
  • *50%-off promo codes: student, partner
  • For more information and to register, visit the event page: https://tinyurl.com/SUWkendBUF2019
Ludum Dare 44 @ Tech Valley Game Space
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm

The time has come…to make games for the 44th bi-annual online game jam, Ludum Dare (https://ldjam.com/)! https://youtu.be/B52QmMbiq3E No experience in making games necessary! This is just a fun challenge for all of us, and often serves as an educational moment to learn how to work with deadlines. We will be going through game idea brainstorming and team building exercises to help you jump start your way to making games! Join in as you make a game in 72 hours with a team, or if you want to go hard-mode, 48 hours solo! Meet up with other rapid game developers! Eat a lot of junk food! And most important of all, have fun! We also recommend reviewing the rules below for more details: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/rules Want to be prepared? Check out our presentation, “How to Survive Ludum Dare:” https://youtu.be/GbwASjxuH_0?list=PLsz-l93sVz99hqX9vcIxjEK-L3huZ7cfz

Apr
27
Sat
Orbit: Beginner Game Design
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

First time attending this event? Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so. If you’re interested in learning to make your own digital games using a simple and intuitive creative tool that doesn’t require any prior experience with computer programming, this is the group for you! The Beginner Game Design Orbit group meets every Saturday morning at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide a place to get feedback and advice on your game project for first time game creator. Join us and learn about how to create 2D games using tools such as Construct 2. After learning the basics, you’ll apply your knowledge by working on your own game project alongside peers, with ongoing support from experienced mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! About Orbit Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/orbit/

Apr
29
Mon
Pop Up Vision Board Workshop with Janet Tanguay @ Urban Co-Works
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop Up Vision Board Workshop with Janet Tanguay @ Urban Co-Works

Ever IMAGINE what your life might be like living your dreams? Janet Tanguay of The Hammock Way of Life is making her dreams come true and helping her clients do the same. Learn how in this POP UP VISION BOARD WORKSHOP at Urban Co-Works. Want to start a business, hit your fitness goals, find the right relationship, travel to dream destinations, or make more money? Learn to hoolahoop? Fly a kite? Jump out of plane? Snowboard? Drive the sports car of your dreams?

Janet can put you on path and help you make connections (what she does best).

Janet Tanguay has helped over 1000 entrepreneurs and artists in launching their dream businesses. She has lead hundreds of people in living their ideal life through her vision board and team building workshops, just like this event!

Apr
30
Tue
TVGS Annual Members Meeting (Open to Everyone!) @ Tech Valley Game Space
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn more about one of the largest game development community in the capital region, Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS), on their first annual meeting. In this publicly open event, the organization will list the many achievements the group has made in their 4.5 years of building a flourishing game development scene. This is also a great opportunity to meet with all the volunteers that makes this game space, their events, and mentorship programs possible. Everyone is invited! For more info, please have a look at the TVGS website at https://techvalleygamespace.com/

May
1
Wed
Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 all-day
Southern Tier Startup Summit @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator

Join together with entrepreneurs from across the region for the 2019 Startup Summit & Chloe Capital Pitch Event.

The Startup Summit brings together innovators, business professionals, founders, investors, and economic catalysts to celebrate entrepreneurship of all forms in the Southern Tier.

Hosted by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships and held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton, this is the hot ticket event for business innovators across the state.

Event attendees can participate in wide-ranging business workshops facilitated throughout the day. Watch promising startups pitch for funding in front of hand-picked judges. Learn firsthand the major progress of companies within The Koffman Incubator. Be informed on major local developments. Network with hundreds of diverse business people. Hear from keynote speakers + more!

The Startup Summit is pleased to welcome the Chloe Capital National Tour featuring Chloe Capital, a VC firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Held after the Startup Summit, watch five female founders pitch for $100,000!

Socializing with fellow iOS Devs!
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitch Event for Women-led Companies @ Koffman Southern Tier Incubator | Binghamton | New York | United States

Chloe Capital is on a mission to advance solutions to the diversity gap in entrepreneurship. We invest in women leaders at the helm of frontier tech companies that are disrupting rapidly growing markets.

In partnership with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Binghamton University, Chloe Capital will be holding the FINAL pitch event of our 2018-19 National Tour.

So far we’ve been to Rochester, Boston, Denver and Chicago – and we’re moving capital in each city we visit. Now we’re coming to Binghamton, and we want you to join us.

On May 1, Chloe Capital will select one company to receive an investment. The recipient will also pitch our network of co-investing partners for follow-on funding.

Reserve your spot for the Chloe Capital Pitch Event on May 1, 2019. It’s happening during the Southern Tier Startup Summit at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

 


 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. In collaboration with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton University, NYSERDA, NYSTEC, Empire State Development, Upstate Venture Connect and more, we invite you to an evening of inspiration and purpose.

Despite recent progress, women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. This is a missed opportunity. Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. We call this, “Doing Well by Doing Good.”

 


 

FAQs

Does my company need to be in Binghamton?

Companies do not need to be located in Binghamton, NY to apply to pitch or receive investment. Founders should be prepared to travel. Pitching in person is a must! Women-led innovation companies can apply to pitch for funding by March 1, 2019 at chloecapital.com/tour

Accredited investors and sponsors interested in learning more about joining our movement can reach out at chloecapital.com/contact

 

Where else will Chloe Capital be holding pitch events?

Rochester, NY – December 4, 2018
Boston, MA – January 11, 2019
Denver, CO – February 7, 2019
Chicago, IL – April 4, 2019

 

What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on Frontier Technologies, Cleantech and Agtech. Companies must have at least one female in the C-Suite, a validated prototype and the potential to capture large, rapidly-growing markets. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams, more than one full-time team member (tech leader preferred), and revenue and/or contracts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.

 

Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

Yes, women-led Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact

Making Electronics on the Cheap
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Golden Age of Hardware Hacking brings a cornucopia of electronic test equipment and components, bearing specifications from yesterday’s lab-grade hardware with price tags from today’s Happy Meal, direct to your workbench from halfway around the planet. This presentation will review electrical units, then explore how to produce signals and measure circuit properties, covering everything from power supplies to function generators, multimeters to oscilloscopes, and even a few instruments you’ve never met before. You’ll also learn why “Trust, but Verify” remains relevant, especially for deals both “too good to be true” and “too good to pass up”. Speaker: Ed Nisley began making widgets long before Making was a thing, writing decades of magazine article and columns helping engineers and Makers avoid his oopsies. He’s worked for a locally important Three Letter Company, done the consulting engineer gig, and has happily retired to his Basement Laboratory. Lightning Talks: We’ll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting: * None yet, please propose below! Propose a Lightning Talk Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

May
3
Fri
Rochester 2600
May 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

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

Do you like to write? Do you like story based games? If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction. The Digital Storytelling Orbit group will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.Note: No equipment required, but a laptop may be helpful for most meetings. About Orbit Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before! The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building. Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

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

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

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

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

May
8
Wed
Western New York Venture Association Forum @ The Buffalo Club
May 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Western New York Venture Association Forum @ The Buffalo Club

Networking for investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Feature presentations by CaHill TECH, Inc. and Charmtech Labs (Capti Voice).

Socializing with fellow iOS Devs!
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

May
10
Fri
Wireless Meetup @ Interlock Rochester
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

May
11
Sat
Women in Coding – Monthly Workshop
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

May
13
Mon
A FuzeHub Solutions Forum: Medical Device Manufacturing @ University at Buffalo
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Take advantage of the growing opportunity in New York State’s medical device industry, and elevate your medical device business with the help of NYS resources at FuzeHub’s Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers. Meet with curated resources focused on helping suppliers of ceramics for advanced manufacturing, optics, electronics and software for medical devices and applications, tackle today’s most pressing issues.

May
14
Tue
WNY iPhone Developers Meetup, now at BGS
May 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.

Hack Night at Interlock
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

May
15
Wed
Socializing with fellow iOS Devs!
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Hey Folks! Extending from a meetup Thumbwork’s other founder started in the Bay Area, we’re going to do morning coffee once a week with fellow iOS Devs and Designers. I’ll try and rotate the location, but we’ll have a default. We’ll start at Glen Edith near University. We have a website too to be a remote part of that cool crowd! https://coffeecoffeecoffee.coffee/rochester That has a calendar you can subscribe to. (For the love of monkeys don’t download the file at the link, but get that calendar URL and subscribe to it in Calendar.app). In addition to the meeting, I’m looking to gauge interest in renting office space at a mobile development/design focused office run by Thumbworks. I’m looking at a couple locations, and need to know what type of interest there is. Please consider filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NXteUOlmB9oWoMTA3 Best,Bob Spryn

May
16
Thu
CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy @ Hyatt Regency Rochester
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy @ Hyatt Regency Rochester

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce teams up with Flower City Solutions May 16th to host a half day symposium on the emerging cannabis industry. With hemp and adult-use cannabis on the horizon for NY State, this Rochester TRENDS event will address how Rochester can position itself for the emerging industry. Will it be a leader, a follower, or will it choose to let the opportunity pass? Regardless, no decisions can be made without ample conversation, education and interdisciplinary collaborative efforts.

While NY State legislators are establishing the Office of Cannabis Management, which will be responsible to regulate legal hemp, medical marijuana and adult use cannabis (marijuana); it is time to take a serious look at how we can leverage our regional resources and make certain that our community has ample opportunity to compete in the cannabis industry not only on a state level, but also on the national and global cannabis industry level.

Like with any other emerging industry, there are specific concerns and unique challenges with cannabis. Through this forum we will touch on many of these challenges; from social justice to social health, from regulations to economic opportunity, we will outline the industry at hand, how it is being approached on a state level and how Rochester can achieve being a leader in thought and action as we step into the cannabis economy.

Takeaways:

  • Attendees will leave understanding of cannabis & hemp policy and regulation in NY,
  • Expect to better understand the potential impacts & local/regional economic opportunity
  • Key areas where Rochester can be an industry leader in the emerging economy.
HV Open Lunch
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in talking more about Open Technology? Once a month we get together for an informal lunch to talk tech, and catch up between meetings. This is open to anyone. Bring your ideas, open source questions, and grab some good food at the same time! Location: Mole Mole 357 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

May
18
Sat
Linux Workshop
May 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.