April 23

International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD'19)

Please join the Capital Region Google Developer Group as we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a signature event open to both men and women. International Women’s Day is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day has occurred for over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.

April 25

April K8s meetup

Join us with our host IEEE Global Spec at the SUNY Polytechnic campus in Albany. We will have 2 presentations and lots of discussion on kubernetes and related technologies. Presentations to include: * GKE Security * K3s - lightweight kubernetes on the edge Additional info from IEEE GlobalSpec * Visitors will need to show photo ID at the front desk to receive visitor photo badges. BRING PHOTO ID * Register (click "going" on meetup) to let us know you are coming and security will have your badge ready - skip the line.

April 27

Gamefest 2019

GameFest is a student game development showcase, symposium, and competition, with prizes awarded by a panel of industry experts. This year we are excited to announce a new venue, the recently opened Capital Center in the heart of Albany, New York near Empire State Plaza. Our expanded event features a panel series on innovation in game development and a new indie dev showcase.

May 1

StartUp Tech Valley Meet-Up

For those of you who are new, Startup Tech Valley is a monthly meetup for first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved. To register for this event, you must go to our website.

May 7

Game Time: Retro(spective) Mode

The Presentation: Retrospectives should not be "Postmortems", "Lessons Learned", or "Nap Time". They also should not be lame icebreakers. This interactive meetup will cover different retro activities that generate engagement that target specific areas that teams may need to improve on. Tennis balls, sinking ships, and a strange version of musical chairs are all on the agenda. Goal: Learn how to generate useful feedback with high engagement without putting your team to sleep!

May 13

May CASSUG Monthly Meeting

Our May guest speaker is Mike Jones! He will do his presentation titled: "Using Pure ActiveCluster for SQL High Availability"! Topics will include: * Intro to Pure Storage * Why FlashArray is a strong platform for SQL Server * SQL Anywhere and Pure ActiveCluster About Mike: Mike came to the Capital District in 1978 to attend RPI, leaving in 1983 with a math degree to take a job as a software developer at IBM in Boca Raton. Ten years later, he'd made his way back to the area with a local consulting firm focused on Unix system administration. He's been in the area ever since doing things ranging from Unix system administration to information security consulting and presales systems engineering for Sun Microsystems, Symantec/Veritas, DellEMC, and is currently a presales engineer covering SLED in upstate NY for Pure Storage.

May 14

Microsoft Build Community Event

Join us as we review and discuss highlights from the Microsoft Build conference. We'll cover what was announced and what it means for you as a Visual Studio Developer. As usual, we'll have refreshments and some cool swag from Microsoft. 6:00 pm - Doors open and refreshments will be served 6:30 pm - Session start, meetup announcements 7:30 pm - Session wrap-up, closing comments

May 15

Sharatoga TechTalks - May 2019

We're back in May for our Spring version of Sharatoga TechTalks on Wednesday, May 15 with networking starting at 5:30 PM, and TechTalks from 6 - 7 PM at at our friend's PUBG MadGlory office space located at 36 Phila St First Floor Suite 1 (the building just behind Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream).