HVTechFest: Technology Driven Economic Development

  • Hudson Valley Can Code
    Announcing HVTechFest Hackathon – October 23-24, 2020

    Celebrating Tech, Talent and Innovation in the Hudson Valley

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

    Share your expertise with the Tech Community

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

    Hackathon 2020 Will Tackle Challenges to Remote Learning and Working

  • 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.

  • 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?

2020 HVTechFest

The theme for the 2020 HVTechFest is Technology & Recovery — Adapting to the New Abnormal. We’ll explore topics including:

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

We appreciate all speakers submissions we received!

The HVTechFestival — which originally consists of a one-day conference and one-day Hackathon — will continue with the two-day youth Hackathon on October 23–24, 2020 and the one-day conference deferred to Spring 2021. Dates and...

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Be a hacker

Calling all hackers! Sign up here for the HVTechFest 2020 Hackathon. All ages and experience welcome. Teams will be made up of a diverse range of talents and skill levels.

Last year, we had 120 attendees. Let’s beat that number...

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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!

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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Testimonials

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

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

News

New webisode series: Pivoteers and Pioneers

OpenHub and HVTechFest2020 present a 5-part interactive, livestreaming webisode series:   Pivoteers & Pioneers features local businesses, sharing stories about how technology helped businesses adapt during the pandemic shutdown. OpenHub believes sharing these stories... READ MORE

AT&T Hudson Valley Hackathon Challenges Local Youth to Use Technology for Social Good and to Plug the Regional Brain Drain

Calling all youth who code or who are interested in coding, as well as technologists and people of all ages who’d like to make a difference in their communities, to the region’s first regional Hudson Valley hackathon Oct. 12nd, 2019 Innovation event will highlight the growing interest... READ MORE

Orange County supports the inaugural Hudson Valley Tech Festival

#HVTech Festival was featured at Mid Hudson News:  We are excited to receive the Orange County support and acknowledgement. We appreciate the team efforts to make it possible!

Produced by

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.