HVTechFest: Technology Driven Economic Development

  • Hudson Valley Can Code
    Join us at HVTechFest Hackathon – October 23-24, 2020

    Celebrating Tech, Talent and Innovation in the Hudson Valley

  • Join HVTechFest - Hudson Valley Tech Hackathon
    Calling All Creative Thinkers and Problem Solvers!

    Hackathon 2020 Will Tackle Challenges to Remote Learning and Working

  • Apply to speak at HVTechFest conference 2021
    The HVTechFest conference is deferred to Spring 2021

    Share your expertise with the Tech Community

  • Our youth is ready to address challenges
    Are you a creative thinker? A problem-solver?

    Are you concerned about issues related to the Social Distancing?

  • Newburgh Girls Code Club
    Stick together now. Use tech to communicate and learn. Build together in days to come.

    Times of crisis remind us how essential it is to keep our local Hudson Valley community collaborative and strong.

2020 HVTechFest

The theme for the 2020 HVTechFest is Technology & Recovery — Adapting to the New AbNormal. We are exploring topics including:

  • Untangling HV’s Tech-ed to Workforce Pipeline
  • Ed-Tech - Challenges for remote learning
  • Small Business...

Be a 2021 presenter

We appreciate all speakers submissions we received in 2020! Let us see how we can address Technology & Recovery — Adapting to the New AbNormal.

The HVTechFestival — which originally consists of a one-day conference and one-day Hackathon — continued with the...


2020 Youth Hackathon

HVTechFest 2020 Hackathon welcomed all ages and experience, teams  made up of a diverse range of talents and skill levels.

  • Over 150 attendees 
  • 25 inspiring and unique ideas pitched 
  • Attendees were matched into 8 teams with dedicated mentors from colleges...


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!


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.


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!

Highlights from 2019 TechFest

It was tremendously rewarding and inspiring to see so many gathered together on Friday, October 11th for the Conference portion of the Festival, to explore and rethink our tech education, tech workforce development and trends in hiring the lean startup way. The programming committee invested countless hours engaging and curating speakers one by one to reflect the industry trends, both global and local.  We are so proud of the 40+ speakers and 150+ attendees who participated in the Conference. Thank you all for your hunger and curiosity to learn from each other through the Conference tracks and sessions. You can see speakers notes using 2019 Schedule or see live streamed video here

Our first Hudson Valley Youth Hackathon on Saturday, October 12th teamed 100+ professionals working side by side with youth, and competing equally. We appreciate our partner, AT&T, who lobbied with vigor to have kids involved more than we initially envisioned – it was amazingly inspirational and a learning experience for all! We discovered that our high schoolers are way more tech savvy than previous generations. They are thoughtful, engaged and collaborative, responsible and capable. The startup bug bit them at the Hackathon – we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming… Let’s cultivate this spirit!

We are excited to see that we are all aligned in our dream of making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work, and leveraging technology as a practical tool for this rising tide!

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One of the things I discovered was the strength of the local startup community, their needs, and how invisible they are to the larger community. High tech employees already in this area who are looking for new jobs are likely to leave the area because they are unaware of the jobs available here

Really liked you had local regional and NYC based firms. Always a great mix. Really impressive and a huge undertaking. Look forward to next years.


HVTechFest Youth Hackathon 2020 Recap

We are super thankful to all of the amazing participants, speakers, mentors, judges and sponsors for being the part of HVTechFestival Youth Hackathon! We hope all of our attendees had a great time — it was fantastic to host so many interesting individuals. If you missed out, don’t... READ MORE

Special guest at 1:00PM

Special Guest to ignite your brain Friday 10/23 at 1:00PM  we will start with special talk: Brain Personality Profile Expert Julie Anderson will ignite your Brain with one hour workshop: "Step Into Your Power-Rock Your Natural Gifts". Don't miss it!  Make sure... READ MORE

Using Discord as a tool

We will be using Discord Voice communication and screen sharing for breakout rooms: Hacker rooms Sponsor rooms Mentor rooms Join us here: https://discord.gg/F6CEEbZ You can continue to check the participants list on the right hand side of Discord for teammates. We also... READ MORE


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OpenHub is a Technology-Hub that encourages everyone to work together to build a thriving and accessible tech-driven economy in the Hudson Valley. 

Partnering with stakeholders, businesses and emerging and professional tech-talent, OpenHub is committed to building a thriving tech-sector in the Hudson Valley by promoting, training and facilitating the growth of an accessible and strong technology-driven economy through the vehicle of an open ecosystem technology hub.