Jul 30th, 2018
Unlike most software technology conferences, there is no fee to attend this event, which is packed with insights from expert speakers representing a diverse set of industries. With 30 sessions to choose from for beginner, intermediate and advanced SQL users, there’s truly something for everyone.
Inside the cool, dimly lit lecture center room #19, Steve Simon pounds his fist into the table to emphasize a point about his Introduction to Data Mining presentation. “If you test with one hundred percent of that data, it’s gonna be no darn good,” exclaims Simon.
His antics garner a hearty laugh from the students. Simon is walking them through the Microsoft SQL Data Mining Wizard while providing an overview of data modeling and predictive analytics.
Next door in lecture center room #20, speaker Paresh Motiwala presents on Business Intelligence Infrastructure in Azure, which is more technical than the Mr. Simon’s data mining talk. Mr. Motiwala is showcasing different options for efficiently processing large amounts of data. In lecture center room #21, Taiob Ali covers Performance Troubleshooting Made Easier, offering tips on how to determine the root causes of errors or interruptions in service to business applications.
What you notice during these sessions is that the speakers are more than willing to stop what they’re talking about to answer questions from attendees about complex topics. Being able to pick the brains of the speakers about specific business challenges may be the most valuable aspect of the conference. An attendee named Nikita walks out of a lecture center beaming like a kid in a candy store after obtaining a speaker’s email address.
Seated at a nearby registration table is a woman named Ankita. This is her fourth SQL Saturday Conference in Albany and her first as a representative of Xchangeworx, a healthcare technology startup company and SQL Saturday sponsor.
Like many of the other sponsors, Ankita’s company is looking to hire. It’s clear to see she’s a fan of the conference. “They have demos of interesting products and raffle off CDs with software that’s worth hundreds of dollars,” she explains.
Learning, networking and job prospecting are what this event is all about. The fact that this conference is free is a testament to the vitality of the Tech Loop’s software technology scene.
Albany Can Code was built on the idea of adding a new stream of software developers in the area, as many technology companies struggle to find qualified hires.
Jul 18th, 2018 via Albany Business Review
A video game company led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students was named a finalist in the college game competition at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles this week.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/RPI-hacking-game-IO-Interloper-gets-rave-reviews-12993693.php
This week we announced that Bixby acquired WorkOrder.es, a mobile work-order ticketing platform. With this acquisition, we’ve added another asset to our already encompassing array of services, advancing our reputation as one of the most comprehensive tenant portals for real estate professionals.
Jun 15th, 2018 via https://blog.livebixby.co/read/bixby-acquires-workorderes
A new software-focused networking group that is launching Wednesday in Troy is being driven by pent-up demand and the need for a champion to lead the local effort.
May 23rd, 2018 via Times Union
The virtual reality software startup SpaceoutVR has been acquired by ValueSetters Inc., a Boston public company.
May 21st, 2018 via Albany Business Review
Software technology professionals recently completed a series of local college visits, giving computer science students an inside look at the industry, and the results are promising.
Nov 20th, 2018
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
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
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
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