Jul 23rd, 2018
This year’s agenda will include 30 sessions covering topics such as big data, security and performance, in addition to a women-in-technology luncheon and lightning talks. The session speakers come from businesses including Blue Metal, Preventure Inc. Wellness, Nuance Communications, and WayFair.
Prior to the SQL Saturday Conference, there will be two paid, in-depth training, Precon sessions offered at the Hilton Garden Inn at SUNY Albany. In one session, veteran data architect John Miner will give an Introduction to Data Science with Python. Microsoft employee TR Barari will host the other session about Azure Data and AI Services, including Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services.
SQL Saturday events bring together some of the brightest minds in the community to share insights, network and learn from industry experts. There will also be raffle prizes handed out, including a drone giveaway, at the Albany SQL Saturday event later this month.
Ed Pollack works for Datto (formerly Autotask Corporation), which has sponsored the local SQL Saturday conference for all five years of its existence in the Capital Region. There might be no bigger fan of the event than Pollack himself. “Conferences often cost thousands of dollars to attend and require additional travel. Our conference is free - this is unheard of in the tech world,” he explains.
For attendees, it can be a career game changer, and one that comes at little cost beyond the time needed to attend. “Many people have landed great jobs after attending a SQL Saturday event. Some have gone on to speak at events and become experts in their field,” says Pollack.
All SQL Saturday sessions will take place in Lecture Centers 20-25, located in the center of the University at Albany campus, encircling the large fountain (view a campus map). Registrants are encouraged to park in the State Purple lot – parking throughout campus is free on weekends. Registrationis free. Breakfast and lunch at the conference can be purchased for $10.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Oct 3rd, 2018