Sep 19th, 2018
Grace Hopper was a pioneering computer programmer and inventor who served in the United States Navy. Schools across the nation host Grace Hopper tribute events, however, UAlbany is the only local college currently offering this type of program.
Each year, about 18,000 tickets go on sale for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) and they’re all snatched up in just a few minutes after the registration period opens. Even for those students who can secure a seat at the event, travel and lodging costs can make it difficult for many to attend.
This is where Dr. Jennifer Goodall, Assistant Dean & Service Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at UAlbany, saw an opportunity to get involved.
She credits a colleague who organized a similar event at Mount Holyoke College for inspiring her to dream big and package five consecutive days of topics centered on women in STEAM, sponsored by the college.
State of Grace will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions on topics including entrepreneurship, graduate school, and careers. Presenters include Susan Lundberg, Capital Tech Search, Cathy Parker, University at Albany Career & Professional Development and several other female professionals who work in technology.
All of these presenters hope to share their experiences while offering pearls of wisdom about what it means to venture into the world of tech. Their collective understanding of the technology landscape in the Capital Region is extremely beneficial to anyone looking to break into this sector locally.
While this event is a celebration of women in tech, Dr. Goodall sees male allyship as a key component of the program. “It's not just for women. Lack of gender diversity affects everyone, especially men, who need to be part of the solution,” she says.
All UAlbany students and local women in tech are encouraged to attend. With so many tech careers available in today’s economy, anyone interested in this field can find their calling at a gathering like this one.
Even Dr. Goodall’s path into a technology career was unexpected – her background is in Greek and Latin. There will be more examples of women who followed non-linear journeys into tech during the grad school and career path panels at State of Grace.
Come one come all and gather around the campfire. You’ve made it through that dreaded Monday, cruised through Tuesday on steam and now you’ve hit the Wednesday hump. Today, we’d like to help you get through it all with some coding horror stories. Share these with your colleagues to make their day and help them realize that a missing punctuation isn’t all that bad
Jun 13th, 2019
Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 — The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical upstate metro area. “Scalable companies targeting national and global customers are distributed across our region,” stated UVC CEO Nasir Asli. “They don’t often show up on traditional economic development metrics, but clearly have an outsized impact on our communities.” Scalable companies are often in the newer industries and building products for national/global customers. Survey respondents in this category plan to hire 6-7 entry level people on average in 2019 and two thirds of those positions require a college degree.
Jun 3rd, 2019 via https://uvc.org/ceo-survey-shows-more-jobs-for-upstate-college-graduates/
Join hundreds of business professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators on June 27 for networking, awards ceremony and celebration with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music & more!
May 17th, 2019
260,000-plus new jobs created in 2018 as 43 states grow their tech worker ranks, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019™ report Downers Grove, Ill. – Tech-related employment across the United States increased by more than 260,000 jobs in 2018 and the tech sector raised its contribution to the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates 2019™, the definitive guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics published annually by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.
Apr 3rd, 2019 via https://www.comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2019/03/26/technology-employment-expands-its-presence-in-the-nation-s-workforce
As the capital of New York, Albany has long been a hub of history, culture, art and more. Albany received an above-average rating in health, as the city is home to a number of hospitals (chief among them is St. Peters, which is considered high-performing in a number of advanced surgical procedures). Health education is also a focus for the city, with Albany Medical School producing two Nobel Prize winners and numerous leaders in medicine and research.
Mar 18th, 2019 via https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2019/ny/albany
Jun 3rd, 2019
The Elastic Stack is a collection of freely downloadable products which enables engineers to implement search solutions. You may have heard of this called the "ELK" stack before. The Elastic Stack is an evolution of the ELK stack, but the underlying concepts haven't changed.
May 21st, 2019
What if you’re asked to present or you want to pick up side work? If you’re happy at your job, you probably haven’t given any thought to your resume or LinkedIn profile. This is as important now as when you do decide to look for that next big opportunity. Just because you’re not looking right now, doesn’t mean that no one is paying attention to your current achievements.
May 17th, 2019
"There's an app for that." You know that idea you had a while ago but didn't have the skills or resources to get it up and running? Ever wanted to join a driven team, ready to grind and with plans to create something great? The 7th Annual Techstars Startup Weekend will be held in Troy this time around at the IgniteU office on Mar 29, 2019. Presented by IgniteU NY, Sage School of Management, Troy Innovation Garage, In Focus Brands, CampusPro, Innovate 518, this years' event pulls in leaders from across the region who are both eager and willing to spend time with each team, building and improving upon their ideas.
Mar 26th, 2019 via http://communities.techstars.com/events/14298
The Capital Regions’ software community continues to grow in everything from AI to local user groups. Gaming is yet another software industry on the rise in the region. Startups and large companies are choosing the capital region to build and grow their applications. We’ve interviewed three leaders from local gaming companies who are growing the capital regions’ gaming community; Taro Omiya from Omiya Games, Clarke Foley from PUBG MadGlory, and Jamey Stevenson from Tech Valley Game Space.
Mar 18th, 2019