Mar 4th, 2019
Events like NYCWiC 2019 is a great opportunity for students to come and learn in an informative and supportive environment. The ACM-W New York Celebration of Women in Computing, is an annual event with the ultimate goal of encouraging women to continue to pursue their careers in computing by exploring career opportunities and meeting highly influential women in business, industry, and academia.
Modeled after the international Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the NYCWiC plays a key role in the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W). The ACM-W was created with the key purpose of supporting, celebrating, and advocating for the continued growth of women in all aspects of the computing field on an international scale. As the number of women in computing grows throughout the capital region, so do the resources to help foster more talent. ACM-W is an active organization with over 36,000 members who some of which show interest in place we call home.
“NYCWiC is a unique way to bring together women, men who support women, undergraduate and graduate students, industry professionals and faculty together to develop professional, technical and social networks. There aren’t enough of us at any specific organization so this conference facilitates working together, making us all stronger.” - Jen Goodall, NYCWiC General Chair
As you know, the New York Tech Loops’ mission is to support and grow the software community throughout Troy, Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs. The NYCWiC fits closely to our mission and empowers women, and more specifically women in technology to not only pursue careers, but come together to help grow the community.
The efforts of organizations like NYCWiC have not been in vain. In 2017, 26 percent of the computing workforce were professional computing occupations held by women. Moving forward into 2019, Forbes sees tech trends in political engagement, democratization of access, enterprise interoperability, safety and security considerations, and international customization all being driven by women. Women in computing are driving innovations and shaping our lives. At the 2019 NYCWiC event, keynote speakers Dr. Nicki Washington and Dr. Jane L. Snowdon will present on their own journey through the computing world.
Dr. Washington is an associate professor in the the Department of Computer Science at Winthrop University and author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. Dr. Washington will be discussing her path to computing and sharing strategies for overcoming the “fear of the unknown” to successfully chart one’s unique path in this ever-growing field that’s still in dire need of diversity.
Dr. Jane L. Snowdon is the evening keynote speaker. She is Associate Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health with an impressive history that includes working as a Director at IBM, an advisory board chair at The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and countless more positions in the tech industry.
This event also brings together the High School community (Emma Willard), College community (UAlbany, St. Rose, and Marist College), and local companies (Velan Studios and Datto) to learn from each other and network for possible opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more, supporting this event, or would like to register for the upcoming NYCWiC conference, please visit http://nycwic.hosting.acm.org by March 8th, 2019, to register.
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
The Capital Region has earned its "Tech Valley" moniker by fostering a healthy growth ecosystem for start-ups. Increasingly, those start-ups are game development studios, according to a local entrepreneurial and venture capital expert. Rich Honen, a partner at the Phillips Lytle LLP firm, detailed the Capital Region's tech startup landscape, and what needs to happen to maintain the growth the industry has experienced, during the monthly Albany Roundtable meeting held Thursday afternoon at the University Club of Albany.
Mar 15th, 2019 via https://m.timesunion.com/business/article/Gaming-to-take-over-Tech-Valley-startup-13685767.php
Dive Brief: Respect is a key driver of job satisfaction, according to newly revealed data from Monster's State of the Candidate Report. About 14% of job seekers surveyed said they didn't feel respected throughout their most recent job search. They said recruiters could have been more respectful by, among other things, telling candidates why they weren't advanced to the next stage in the recruiting process (32%); following up with candidates soon after an interview (31%); acknowledging receipt of applications (28%); and sending out timely rejection notices (23%).
Mar 4th, 2019 via https://www.hrdive.com/news/candidates-are-asking-for-a-little-respect/549075/
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
The future of being a woman in technology what it means for those within the NY Tech Loop. What lies ahead and how far have we really come? Events like NYCWiC 2019 is a great opportunity for students to come and learn in an informative and supportive environment. The ACM-W New York Celebration of Women in Computing, is an annual event with the ultimate goal of encouraging women to continue to pursue their careers in computing by exploring career opportunities and meeting highly influential women in business, industry, and academia.
Mar 4th, 2019