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  • Capital Region Hiring Forecast Bright for Software Technology Employers

    Local technology companies anticipate filling a steady influx of job openings from now and well into 2019. According to the Fall 2018 Alaant Hiring Index, 58% of Capital Region employers have plans to increase their headcount into next year, a three percent increase compared to last year.

    Nov 8th, 2018

  • Pitch Your Business Idea at Startup Tech Valley

    The Tech Loop is filled with established software development companies that all started with an entrepreneur who had a vision of creating a better product or service. If you are in the early stages of developing your business, then pitching your concept to Startup Tech Valley can be a game changer.

    Nov 1st, 2018

  • DevFest Unites Capital Region Tech Community

    The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region (GDGCR) will host DevFestCR18 at the University at Albany on October 27. This event, now in its third year, combines local and remote speakers with attendees who want to get into the details about technologies including mobile, web, machine learning and cloud computing.

    Oct 16th, 2018

  • Tech Loop: Software Professionals Wanted for Local College Visits

    The NY Tech Loop is hitting the road for a series of Meet and Greet sessions with students at the computer science departments of several local colleges. Students in all class years will hear firsthand accounts from software professionals about their experiences working for technology companies.

    Oct 3rd, 2018

  • Grace Hopper Tribute Event Helps Local Students Hone Tech Careers

    The University at Albany will host its first Grace Hopper tribute event, State of Grace, in late September, to celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).

    Sep 19th, 2018

  • Tech Loop Hitting Road Again in September for College Job Fairs

    Take a look at a local job board and you’ll likely find openings for software-related positions in the Capital Region throughout the year. While it’s always nice to hire only experienced staff, you also need to invest in young, budding talent. Build them up and they will stay.

    Sep 6th, 2018

  • Capital Region Accelerators an Invaluable Resource for Entrepreneurs

    When you’re launching a business, most people agree the process is more enjoyable if you don’t have to do everything by yourself. That’s where an accelerator program comes into play.

    Aug 14th, 2018

  • Capital Region Shared Workspaces Gaining Appeal

    The Capital Region is brimming with successful entrepreneurs, freelancers and startup business professionals who are turning to the area’s shared workspaces in what’s becoming a popular trend.

    Aug 8th, 2018

  • SQL Saturday Conference in Albany Filled With Opportunities

    There’s a palpable buzz in the hallways outside the Lecture Centers at the University at Albany for the 5th annual SQL Saturday Conference.

    Jul 30th, 2018

  • Upcoming SQL Saturday Conference in Albany is a Hidden Gem

    The fifth annual SQL Saturday Conference is returning to the Capital Region at the University at Albany on July 28. The free, daylong event is ideal for SQL server professionals who want to level up their skills or anyone interested in learning about SQL server, business intelligence and analytics.

    Jul 23rd, 2018

  • Software Company Acquisitions Fuel Saratoga’s Strong Tech Presence

    Standing on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York there are ample reminders that horse racing largely defines this quaint town. What you may not realize is that there is a burgeoning software technology scene that has produced a string of recent acquisitions and a merger.

    Jul 19th, 2018

  • NY Tech Loop Co-Founder Behind Latest Software Startup Acquisition

    Serial entrepreneur Chris Thompson can add his startup company WorkOrder.es to the growing list of Capital Region software company acquisitions. WorkOrder.es, a mobile ticket-ordering platform was acquired in mid-June by Bixby, which provides comprehensive tenant portal solutions for real estate professionals.

    Jul 13th, 2018

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