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Featured Events

2018 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo
2018 New York Venture Summit
2018 Unleashed - Marc Randolph

UVC Photo Gallery

Serial entrepreneur will meet with 12 startups on upstate New York tech tour
SciTech Panel at LeMoyne College
Steve Raines - UNY50 Leadership Network
Become a UVC Community Connector
Ryan Miller @ 2015 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards
13th Annual Frank Fernandez Dinner at Le Moyne College
Ecovative Founder at Cornell
Syracuse CoWorks Members
NEXUS-NY Judges
The Thrive Project Team
Apr
25
Wed
Texturing @ Buffalo Game Space
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One of the most important processes of creating game art is texturing. A good texture map can make the difference between a 3D model looking average and the same model looking great. In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of unwrapping UVs in Maya, creating textures in Photoshop, and applying those textures to materials in Unity.. Instructor: Brian Russ Cost:$40 for non-members$24 for Bronze Members$20 for Silver Members$10 for Gold MembersTickets available at http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/texturing Want to attend the entire series? Get the Season Pass and save! Visit http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/bgs-spring-2018-workshop-series-season-pass to grab yours today.

Apr
26
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays) @ Ashkers
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

BGS Game Development Meeting @ Buffalo Game Space
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

May
1
Tue
BGS Project Night
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

May
2
Wed
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo 2018 @ Hotel Henry Resort and Conference Center
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo 2018 @ Hotel Henry Resort and Conference Center | Buffalo | New York | United States

Agenda (subject to change)
830am – Registration, Investor-Roundtable Standup, Startup Mixer
9:45am – Case study: “Connect. Innovate. Accelerate”
11am – Innovation Alley Expo and Working Lunch
12:10pm – Keynote Address by Pocket Sun (speaker bio)
1:10pm – Live Pitches w/ Q&A
2:30 pm – In the Spotlight – A Celebration of Licenses, Patents & Spinouts
2:45pm – Bright Awards

Registration closes on April 9, 2018 for Exhibitors and on April 25, 2018 for Attendees. Anyone wishing to register after the deadlines should contact Julianna Fortain (jellis9@buffalo.edu) to register.

The How & Why of UI @ Buffalo Game Space
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One of the several ways a game can present valuable information to it’s players is through the use of a user interface (UI). In this session, Greg Giles will teach attendees the ins and outs of developing interfaces with the UI systems of the popular Unity game engine. Instructor: Greg Giles Cost:$40 for non-members$24 for Bronze Members$20 for Silver Members$10 for Gold MembersTickets available at http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/the-how-why-of-ui Want to attend the entire series? Get the Season Pass and save! Visit http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/bgs-spring-2018-workshop-series-season-pass to grab yours today.

May
3
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays) @ Ashkers
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

Buffalo WordPress Users Meetup @ Lyons Hall, Room 309
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Monthly Meetup is generally targeted towards users who are using WordPress (or looking to learn about it) for Blogging and Content Management. Discussion about Blogging with WordPress, Using WordPress on your own sites, easy security tips, what to look for in themes and plugins when installing them, and much more. General topics will be focused more on content and basic information about plugins and themes. If you’re using WordPress to power your blog, business site, or just want to learn more about it, then this is the meetup you’ll want to attend. You may still see some short bits of code during talks or questions, but stick with us and we’ll promise you wont drown. You can always give both this and the design/dev meetup a shot and see where you feel more comfortable (or attend both each month). For more in-depth discussion in theme design, plugin development and other more advanced topics, check out the other meetups running every 3rd Thursday each month named the “Design/Dev” Sessions.

Open Figure Drawing @ Buffalo Game Space
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

May
5
Sat
WordCamp Buffalo 2018! @ Center for the Arts
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a full day of all things WordPress at Buffalo’s 5th WordCamp. ***Tickets are required to attend. You can get your tickets at https://2018.buffalo.wordcamp.org *** WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. This year’s WordCamp will be held at the Center for the Arts on SUNY Buffalo’s North Campus. Tickets are $20, covering a full day of presentation sessions by WordPress experts on a wide range of topics, coffee, lunch, snacks, and food at the official after party. Visit https://2018.buffalo.wordcamp.org for tickets and more info.

May
7
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

May
8
Tue
BGS Project Night
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

May
9
Wed
Construct @ Buffalo Game Space
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Construct 2 (and 3) is a game engine that uses visual scripting and is excellent for those new to game development, programming, and people looking for rapid prototyping. Using Construct 2 or 3, we will build a basic platformer where you can run, jump, fire a weapon, and engage with enemies. Students will learn the basics of Construct and building a platformer and leave with enough knowledge on how to continue expanding their game idea! Instructor: BC Cost:$40 for non-members$24 for Bronze Members$20 for Silver Members$10 for Gold MembersTickets available at http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/construct Want to attend the entire series? Get the Season Pass and save! Visit http://buffalogamespace.bigcartel.com/product/bgs-spring-2018-workshop-series-season-pass to grab yours today.

May
10
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays) @ Ashkers
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

BGS Game Development Meeting
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

May
14
Mon
BGS Visual Arts Meetup
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you an illustrator? A sprite artist? A 3D modeler? If you work with any visual medium, this meetup’s for you! Meet other visual artists in the area, showcase work, solicit feedback, and learn new tips and tricks every second Monday of the month at the BGS Visual Arts Meetup.

BGS Writing Meetup
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you interested in writing for games? Would you like to discuss your ideas or projects with other like-minded writers in the area? Then check out the BGS Writers Meetup! Join other writers of all experience levels and backgrounds to get and provide feedback and build confidence in your skills.

May
15
Tue
BGS Project Night
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

May
17
Thu
Buffalo WordPress Coworking Day
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for coworking. Anyone interested is welcome to come by for a few minutes or the whole day. We’ll have Coffee and snacks and rollerdogs. If you’re not familiar with coworking, it’s a laid-back and great way to get work done, and also interact with other WP Meetup members. You can work on your own projects while having the ability to discuss anything with the rest of the group, or discuss your projects and help others with theirs. Come ask questions, bounce ideas off of other WP users, or just work within a relatively close vicinity to other humans.

Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays) @ Ashkers
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

Open Figure Drawing
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

May
21
Mon
BGS Unity Dev Meetup
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join other Unity developers at Buffalo Game Space to share projects, discuss techniques, and learn something new about one of the most popular game development engines in the world!
BGS Unity Dev Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

May
22
Tue
BGS Project Night
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

May
24
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

BGS Game Development Meeting
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at our Bi-Weekly Meeting! Here we discuss game development techniques, art, music, news, show off member projects and most importantly, have a great time. BGS Game Development Meeting is a free and open to the public event.

May
29
Tue
BGS Project Night
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.

May
31
Thu
Weekly Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup (Thursdays)
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet fellow Bitcoin’ers.

Open Figure Drawing
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Buffalo Game Space for open figure drawing sessions. Practice your drawing or painting skills and mingle with fellow artists in the area. Models will begin with short dynamic poses, and progress to longer poses. Models will alternate bi-weekly, and will include males and females. 18+ only. Admission is $10 per attendee. Bring your own materials.

Jun
4
Mon
BGS Music Meetup
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you a musician interested in writing songs for games? A chiptune enthusiast? Or just interested in video game tunes? Then come meet likeminded creators and listeners at our monthly BGS Music Meetup!
BGS Music Meetup is a free and open to the public event.

Jun
5
Tue
BGS Project Night
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BGS for an open night of free coworking! Bring your workstation with you and set up shop for the night to work on your current game project, or start a new one with other developers and artists! Get input from peers on your game, gain knowledge from experts, and help out beginners as all work towards making awesome games. BGS Project Night is a free and open to the public event.