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.
Jan 23rd, 2019 via https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Albany-Can-Code-graduates-largest-class-ever-13549501.php
Imagine, for a second, that you're scrolling through the feed of your favorite social media network - headlines, articles, commentary, and memes rapidly careening down your screen. As you scroll, one link pops up: "Democrats Worried About Security for Super Bowl But Not About Security For Country!" — then another "White House Spokesman Refuses To Deny That Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie" — then another: "Michelle Obama Says She Plans To Run Against Trump in 2020 – With Barack As Her V.P.!"
Jan 23rd, 2019 via https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Troy-based-start-up-aims-to-combat-online-13545125.php
TROY, N.Y. — One local company is offering diners around the country a new way to taste with the launch of its mobile app. Taste is an app through which users review restaurants, but what sets it apart from other is its personalized recommendation platform. Once users start logging the places they like or dislike, the app will recommend restaurants based on those personal preferences.
Jan 16th, 2019
Are you in search of the best possible job? Look no further than software developer, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual list, which ranked the position as its top pick for the new year. The publication's Best Jobs of 2019 list takes seven factors into account, including median salary, employment rate and stress level. The median salary for a software developer is $101,790, and the unemployment rate is 1.9 percent, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 14th, 2019 via Ben Tobin, USA TODAY
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
Describe what it was like when Versatrans was acquired by Tyler? What was your role in the acquisition? When you look at other technology acquisitions in the Capital District in the last decade, you won't find a better success story. It has been more than 10 years since Versatrans became part of Tyler. Since then, our client base has more than doubled, revenues have tripled, and the staff size has grown from 60 to 130 with employee attrition rates remaining in the single digits. And, nearly all of the staffing growth has occurred in our Latham office. We recently acquired, and are almost done renovating, a 43,000-square-foot building in Latham to accommodate our current and future growth. The success of Tyler’s Versatrans acquisition can be attributed to two things: Tyler's acquisition model and the cultural fit between the two companies. Tyler strategically acquires companies who are leaders in their space. Versatrans was the leader in K-12 transportation software in 2008 and we are still the leaders today. We still have the best technology, the largest client base with a 95 percent client retention rate, and the highest client satisfaction ratings. The cultural fit between Tyler and Versatrans was excellent from the start and continues to this day...
Feb 12th, 2019
A user group is defined as a group of people who have similar goals, interests, or concerns in both personal and business aspects of computing. Typically, members of these groups meet on a regular basis to share ideas, meet new people, and discuss the future of the technology the group is interested in.
Jan 28th, 2019
New York Tech Loop wishes you much success for 2019 and beyond. For us we’re only half way through our first year and very excited to jump into 2019!
Jan 23rd, 2019
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