Tech Loop: Software Professionals Wanted for Local College Visits

Oct 3rd, 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.

The goal of these meetings is to better prepare students for the workforce by educating them about the everyday operations involved with working for a software development company.

The tour will include stops at University at Albany, Siena, Union, St. Rose, RPI and Skidmore. Students will have an opportunity to hear from computer programmers, developers and engineers who will share their career insights.

In addition to painting a realistic picture of what a typical work day might look like in one of these roles, the Tech Loop wants to bring greater awareness to students about the Capital Region’s vibrant software technology sector and community.

Between Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs there are dozens of software development companies that have either been acquired, are well-established or are in the startup phase.

Jami Cotler, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering at Siena College and the Albany Tech Loop Community leader. “As a faculty member who teaches computer science seniors about to emerge into the tech space job market, I am delighted that students can now see the abundance of opportunities that we have here in the Capital District,” says Cotler.

If you have two months or 20 years of experience in technology, speaking at a Meet and Greet event is a great opportunity to share some pearls of wisdom with students that you wish had been shared with you when you were in their shoes.

Local tech companies with hiring needs can benefit from sending a representative to speak and connect with potential new-hires, before they’re officially on the job market.

There are still openings at these meetings for software professionals to share their advice. If you would like to donate two hours of your time to be a speaker, please register here. http://nytechloop.eventbrite.com/

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