Hudson Valley Digital Rally Hackathon 2024

This year's theme is: "Changing the Community: Digital Champions for Social Good."

Your goal is to create an application that addresses a problem you know about in the community using the resources provided in the Hackathon Toolkit or other… READ MORE

Monthly Tech Meetups - Call for Speakers

While the annual HVTechFest brings together people who care about technology to highlight the trend, our monthly Meetups allow us to get a grasp on what's relevant for our region and people.

From Open Data to AI - Mini Hackathon 2023

New year, new Hackathon! OpenHub is excited to announce that the 2023 Mini Hackathon will be happening this March 10th, with the theme ‘Open Data to AI for Social Good in the Hudson Valley, NY’

HV TechFest brings together people who care about technology. It creates a… READ MORE

WHO
SHOULD
ATTEND

Tech Talent

Whether an emerging or professional Techie, please come and up your game, network with your community, share expertise, learn from experts, and grow in new directions!

Business

Tech-driven solutions will be part of your business recovery and future growth. But which tech? Software, hardware, retraining, or all of the above? Get answers that will give you the edge to thrive over the next 10 years.

Government

Tech hubs join large institutions to businesses and people in their community around a common goal to build prosperity, growth and innovation. Join OpenHub in celebrating Hudson Valley’s Tech Future!

What's going on here?

To get clear about the HV Tech Festival - WHAT is it, What does it do, and Why does it Matter

  1. What is it? HVTechFest is a conference for technology people who want to find people to collaborate with, it’s A Get Together
  2. What does it do? HVTechFest brings together people who care about technology. It creates a marketplace for buyers and sellers of technology expertise - people who are good at technology and people who want to hire those who are good at technology, or who want to learn from tech experts
  3. Why does it matter? It creates opportunities for enrichment, income, and growth. People might partner, consult, brainstorm, experiment, build, and fight or fail in a collaborative environment - we are creating a very messy thing to facilitate innovative thinking, creativity and business.

We want to create as many as possible meaningful (purposeful) connections accomplishing.something. 

You can choose the role which you want to accomplish. Finding similar minded people and allies. Finding partners, finding talents, finding jobs or mentors…

There is a significant mismatch between supply side and demand side in technology, and because of that mismatch the supply chain for tech services and talent pipeline is not only broken,but getting worse. By running HVTechFest we are solving this problem by creating a collaborative space and facilitating innovations.

HVTechFest is the missing link that connects academia, industry, individuals, potential employers, and it offers a space for those that never thought they could be developers.

 

Testimonials

The quality of sessions and speakers selection was fantastic, the level of program coordination is very impressive. 

Speakers were sharing what they are excited about - I see it is changing the Hudson Valley already!

These talks were stimulating. I spend too much time doing practical things, I just need to step out and observe the big picture
 

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HVTechFest'21 Hackathon Recap

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