September 19

September AWS Meetup

This month's meetup is back at CommerceHub Albany and we will begin Pizza at 6:30. Please note the front security is at building until 7. Arrival between 6:30 and 7:00 is optimal. From Data Lake on AWS to Amazon EventBridge, there have been lots of new product and service announcements since we last met. Bring your questions and AWS use case stories! I look forward to seeing everyone!

September 25

Unreal Meetup

A short talk on anything Unreal (or tangential) and then socializing with other folks interested in game dev!

September 25

The PM Roundtable

The PM Roundtable will be a discussion of various project management related topics that anyone wants to raise with the group. Please be prepared to bring your questions, ideas, experiences to the table and we can share our lessons learned with the group. This meeting will be hosted by Troy Web Consulting ( Troy Web Consulting is located at 200 Broadway in Troy. The timing of the meeting is 5:30 so there should be plenty of on-street parking. A big thanks goes out to Jennifer and Troy Web Consulting for hosting our session on Wednesday, September 25th! Hope to see you all there. Don't forget to register so that we can have a good understanding of who will be joining us. Thanks everyone! Cheers. Mary Beth

September 28


Welcome to year four of the Capital Region Google Developer Group DevFest conference. This year, DevFestCR extends over 2 days. This is Day 2 registration for the workshops. You must register for Day 1 to attend Day 2. Please see for the links to registration for both days. This conference targets serving the local and regional software engineer / developer / architect / product manager / student community. Topics will be offered in areas such as: mobile, web apps, AR/VR, IoT, machine learning and cloud computing. We appreciate your support and that of our sponsors, which helps the entire community to grow. See you for DevFestCR19!

September 28

#IamRemarkable Workshop - Join us!

Hello GDG Capital Region enthusiasts, We are excited to invite you to attend the #IamRemarkable Workshop. #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. In this session, you will develop the confidence to promote yourselves in the workplace and personal life, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings.

October 1

State of Grace: Oct 1st, 2019

A celebration of Women in STEAM About this Event Time: 10:25 am How to write a resume and interview for a technical position led by Susan Lundberg, CapTech Search Campus Center, Multipurpose Room Time: 11:30 am Graduate School Panel led by Tiffany Williams-Hart Campus Center, Multipurpose Room Time: 12-2 pm Graduate School Fair, Lecture Center, Concourse Time: 4:15 pm Celebrating through Making CEHC Makerspace Draper Hall Basement, Downtown campus

October 8

Scale your API quickly using Message Queues on AWS

APIs are easy enough to build, but making sure they can scale without breaking the bank can be difficult. While there are ways to auto-scale your API through containers/VMs with load balancers, it might be better to use a message queue. In this session, you'll learn how to build an .NET Core API that sends data to a message queue for processing through a .NET core console application with the .NET AWS SDK, rather just connecting straight to a database. Presenter: Nathan Westfall Nathan is the host of the "The Engineer of What?" podcast and makes his own XLR cables. 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 Please note: For this session we will be meeting at the TEKsystems office at 15 British American Blvd, Latham 12159. Our usual meeting space undergoing renovations and that location will not be ready for September. The good people at TEKsystems will be our sponsor and host this month.