Aug 14th, 2018
The Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem Accelerator Lab (REVEAL)at RPI wrapped up their summer accelerator program in July, which was geared specifically for video game developers. Any business with a video game project was invited to apply to the REVEAL program with priority given to Capital Region startups. There is no cost to participate in the program and accepted businesses receive funding.
At the Quackenbush Building in nearby Troy, you’ll find Ignite U NY, which offers a 9-week, industry-agnostic accelerator program. Ignite U NY recently held a Startup Showcase event where businesses in the program pitched their offerings in the hopes of receiving funding or making key connections.
Aurox, CenterSquare and CampusPro are a few of the businesses in the 2018 Ignite U NY class. Aurox uses drones to provide data solutions for dairy farms and their nutritionists. CenterSquare is a hyper-local mobile marketing app that connects residents and visitors to local businesses. And CampusPro is also a mobile app that connects student freelancers with peer consumers.
In Schenectady, the New York Biz Lab, gives businesses access to its network, provides mentors and offers a low-cost space within the tax-free StartUp NY zone. The New York Biz Lab also partners with local colleges through a lunch and learn series with Clarkson University Graduate School and a 24-hour hackathon hosted last February at Schenectady Country Community College.
Saratoga Springs is home to Spark Saratoga, which also offers entrepreneurs a way to submit ideas and perform market research and feasibility analyses on the ones that show merit. Spark Saratoga also offers services to help businesses with proven concepts grow faster.
Even if you have a compelling product or service to offer, sending cold emails and making cold phone calls to potential clients can be a challenge. Accelerators provide startups with a built-in network that helps entrepreneurs focus on the company’s overall strategy instead of sales or administrative tasks. The mentorship at any accelerator is also crucial for leaders who have not previously launched a business.
Whether you’re at the conceptual stage or have started building a mobile app, video game or software solution, an accelerator can be an absolute game changer for your business. If that describes you and you’re located in New York’s Tech Loop, now is the best time to apply with one of these local accelerators.
Computer Science has been one of the most sought after majors in the most recent years and (other than the love of technology) students are driven to it by salary. With salaries of over $80,000, who wouldn’t want to be at a computer coding away. Now you not only get to stay on the computer for hours, you actually get paid for it!
Sep 30th, 2019 via https://www.codeplatoon.org/the-best-paying-and-most-in-demand-programming-languages-in-2019/
Tyler Technologies came to the Albany market in 2008 when it acquired Versatrans Solutions, which developed K-12 school bus routing software. Since then, its client base has more than doubled and revenues have tripled. Its Albany-area staff has grown from 60 employees to more than 130.
Sep 18th, 2019
Dive Brief: The demand for tech jobs in non-tech industries is rising, a report from Indeed found. Tech-focused companies are still hiring plenty of tech workers, the data showed, but an increasing share of jobs at high-tech companies are going to workers in marketing, sales and other areas. Indeed described tech occupations as jobs involving "development or direct application of software, computers, or other information technology tools." Non-tech industries like finance, retail and energy have seen rapid growth in these type of workers. Software developer, a combination of two sub-occupations, applications and systems software, is currently the top in-demand tech job. Software developers account for 27% of all tech jobs, followed by broad computer occupations (including web admin and software quality assurance engineer), computer support specialists, information systems managers, information research scientists and programmers.
Jul 30th, 2019 via https://5help.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/219544088-Creating-a-login-page-or-link
An analysis of available data sets by CompTIA found that the U.S. technology sector employment continues to increase. In the first six months of 2019, more than 56,000 jobs were created for technology professionals, with another 13,500 jobs created in the month of June alone. This information comes from an examination of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Employment Situation” report. Compared to last years’ report, so far this year an additional 6,700 jobs have been created as opposed to the first six months of 2018. “The mid-year tech employment report card shows many positives, reflecting the broad-based employer demand for tech talent,” says Tim Herbert, Executive Vice President for Research and Market Intelligence at CompTIA. “Businesses continue to make progress in adopting a range of emerging technologies, with hiring following suit.” Read More: https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/
Jul 12th, 2019 via https://mytechdecisions.com/compliance/data-says-demand-for-tech-talent-continues/
After Strong Start to 2019, Hiring to Slow Amid Recruiting Challenges, According to Capital Region Employers Optimism remains high for future job growth, even as companies temper hiring expectations through the end of this year. Albany, NY – Hiring was robust in the first half of the year, and optimism over the long term remains high, but Capital Region employers are scaling back expectations for the second half of 2019 amid continued challenges in recruiting employees, according to the Spring 2019 Alaant Hiring Index released today. The index is compiled by Alaant Workforce Solutions, the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm.
Jun 19th, 2019 via https://www.alaant.com/blog-news/press-release-alaant-hiring-index-spring-2019
As members of the software community, we spend a lot of time typing away on our computers and staring at a computer screen. Over-time this can lead to some pretty nasty pains throughout the body. Below are three quick things to keep in mind when sitting at your desk for a long time.
Oct 14th, 2019
Indents, tabs, newlines, brackets... One of the main reasons for clean and easy to read code is to make collaboration and maintenance seamless. A clean set of code is easy to traverse and makes collaboration seamless. The following are just four tips to keep your code understandable and sensible.
Oct 7th, 2019
SaaS vs. SaaP What are they? So first let's break down the acronym. Software as a Product (SaaP). Software as a Service (SaaS).
Sep 23rd, 2019
“It now costs $350,000 a year to live a middle-class lifestyle in a big city -- here’s a sad breakdown of why”. This recent post from CNBC breaks down the truth behind those large salaries that attract so many people to these large cities. Although “less than 5% of households earn $350,000 or more a year” that amount of money will go quickly when you’re living in an expensive city like NYC for example.
Sep 16th, 2019
The Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest conference is back is back for its fourth year! This conference targets serving the local and regional software engineer, developer, architect, product manager, and student community. Topics include: mobile, web apps, AR/VR, IoT, machine learning and cloud computing.
Sep 9th, 2019