HVTechFest: Technology Driven Economic Development

  • Announcing HVTechFest – October 23-24, 2020

    Celebrating Tech, Talent and Innovation in the Hudson Valley

  • Apply to speak
    Call For Speakers deadline is August 1st, 2020

    Share your expertise with the Tech Community

  • 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.

2020 HVTechFest

Technology & Recovery - Adapting to the New Abnormal

Conference theme and topics:

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

Call For Speakers is due July 15th, 2020!

 

Submit your proposal using this form: https://tinyurl.com/HVTechFest2020

Questions? Session ideas? You can contact HVTechFest programming committee...

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Be a hacker

Call For Hackers! Youth are matched with professionals. 120 attendees last year! Sign up below!

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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

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.

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!

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.