• Hudson Valley's inaugural Tech Festival - HVTechFest
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  • HV Tech Fest - Hackathon - Tech Festival - Tech Conference
    Hudson Valley's Premier Tech Conference

    Technology Driven Economic Development Opportunities

  • Tech Talks, Hackathons, Conferences, Coding and Developer Workshops
    Hackathon, Conference, Festival

    2 day event packed with activities in the Hudson Valley

  • Developer Conference and Technology Festival in Greater New York City Area
    Special Thanks to Orange County NY

    Our Hosting Sponsor for the HV TechFest and Hackathon!

  • HVTechFest speakers
    EdTech, Open Source, Cybersecurity, IoT

    Workforce development, Startup development and so much more


Newburgh, NY in the Hudson Valley
Maps of locations


October 11th - 12th 2019


Over 40 speakers!
See the full line-up here!

Hudson Valley Tech Festival and Hackathon

OCTOBER 11-12, 2019

This Oct 11 & 12, enjoy OpenHub Project's premier Tech Festival (DevFest) bringing NY metropolitan area developers together to explore technology topics in a Tech Conference forum and solve Hudson Valley community challenges in a Hackathon forum using Civic Tech, EdTech and Open Data.

Download the full PDF program booklet here

Conference Tracks

With the high pace of change in the technology industry, there is a vital need for people communicate and collaborate effectively within several areas of discipline, with sufficient technical depth. Why do some teams become shining innovators and... View All Sessions

Everything is changing rapidly in 2019, libraries, cultural institutions, governments, and public service organizations. What are the challenges facing these community service organizations as they adapt to open data, mobile technology, AI, and... View All Sessions

Want to learn more about the cloud, emerging trends in content management, real-world cyber security risks and solutions, RESTful APIs and how to create apps that are immune to malicious actors? All this and more will be explored in numerous... View All Sessions

Technology-rich classrooms of today are in a state of change. New technologies are always emerging, regulations change, and research evolves. What creative ideas and inventive solutions exist to take advantage of the vast amounts of knowledge... View All Sessions

How can the blockchain solve digital rights? What are the ways drones are being used in the Hudson Valley? How are 7 counties and 1.3 million residents utilizing open data to create a hub of innovation and opportunities for researchers,... View All Sessions

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October 12, 2019

Solving Community Challenges Using CivicTech, EdTech and Government-Community Collaborations

The Hackathon portion of the HV Tech Festival will focus on a municipal / community challenge through civic tech and open data
use, combining innovative problem solving and design thinking to public problems that will benefit the Hudson Valley and beyond.
People of all ages and skill levels will join together to interact and solve problems.

Learn All About the Hackathon

Hudson Valley New York Tech Festival and Hackathon a DevFest

Featured Speakers

Dana Jones photo
Founder & CEO

Dana is a recent graduate of Dutchess Community College where she studied business...More

Christopher Morgan
Programming & Outreach Services Librarian
Newburgh Free Library

Christopher Morgan is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident with over ten years experience working...More

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co-founder and COO

An avid traveler and people-person, Rachel Hawkes is the co-founder and COO of ViaHero, a...More

Tony Reid
Founder and CEO
Drone Tech UAS

Tony Reid is the Founder and CEO of Drone Tech UAS. Tony started Drone Tech UAS to help train...More

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Manager Recruitment & Talent Development
DocuWare Corporation

Vanessa  is an HR manager with an interest in building the most effective workforces possible....More

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Founder and CEO

Mr. Fisch runs FortMesa, a SaaS-based cyber risk management and security operations platform...More


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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

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#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!Read more



We've been observing the lack of experienced tech workforce in Hudson Valley. We also see growing geek economy. Inspired by vision and opportunity to build a solid tech and startup ecosystem in Hudson Valley, NY we want to bring high quality intensive education and co-learning in technology and entrepreneurship.