Sep 6th, 2018
By attending these outlying job fairs, the goal of the NY Tech Loop is to raise the awareness of what’s happening in the regional software technology community, whether it’s a job opening from a company like Tyler Technologies or a unique offering from a consulting firm like Troy Web.
The tour spans New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey with stops at SUNY Binghamton, Clarkson University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, NJIT, and Steven’s Institute. By attending these fairs, soon-to-be grads will gain valuable exposure to the area’s innovative companies and employment opportunities. This will help the Tech Loop expand its presence in the northeast while attracting new talent to Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy.
“College grads are eager to get experience. With the diversity of companies in the region, between size, discipline, and tech stack, there are plenty of opportunities,” said NY Tech Loop President Susan Lundberg.
“Considering the debt some graduates have out of college, the cost of living in the NY Tech Loop region holds a special appeal. Simply put, this is a great area to work and live in,” said Lundberg.
Member companies of the Tech Loop receive resumes from the job fairs with recommendations for filling specific job openings. Due to the sizable costs of acquiring tech talent, landing even one new hire as a result of the Tech Loop’s efforts at these fairs provides a strong ROI for becoming a member.
Below is an image from New York Tech Loops trip to this years' Binghamton job fair.
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
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
The University at Albany will host its first Grace Hopper tribute event, State of Grace, in late September, to celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).
Sep 19th, 2018