• Developers, Designers, UI/UX, Engineers, Agile Design Thinkers Join the Hackathon
    Hackathon October 12, 2019 - Newburgh NY

    Join this exciting event and hack cool things with people of all ages.

  • Civic Tech, Ed Tech, Cloud Computing, Agile Design Thinking at this Hackathon DevFest
    Collaborate with the Brightest Minds in the Valley

    Create unique solutions to real world problems.

Location

Mount Saint Mary College
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Dates

October 12th 2019

Activities

Exciting topics for Collaboration.

AT&T Hudson Valley Youth Hack

Themes: Education leading to Employability. Professional Sustainability

October 12, 2019

Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY

Are you a creative thinker? A problem-solver? Are you concerned about issues related to the creation of new jobs, retention of workers, and the quality of life in our region? Do you have an idea to solve a problem related to  the economics in the Hudson Valley, and our education-to-workforce pipeline? 

If so, then join us for the First Annual Hudson Valley Tech Festival Hackathon and apply your creative thinking, problem solving and basic technical skills to help create new employment opportunities and even better quality of life in our region.

The theme for this “hackathon” is to focus on solving issues that have economic impact in the Hudson Valley through the better use of educational technology.

Participants will engage in brainstorming and rapid “virtual” prototyping.  Over a few short hours, your team based hard work will be validated by available mentors to help prepare you to pitch your “hack” to our panel of judges. 

A variety of awards will be provided based on how well each entry presents an underlying issue, the problem it creates, how you will solve the problem and the value your solution provides to our community.

What to expect

Education - Availability, Employability and Professional Sustainability

This Hackathon is a 7-hour brainstorming and idea-development competition to address these issues:

  • Declining higher education student enrollment
  • Disconnect between college programs and workforce skill requirements
  • Limited continuous education opportunities
  • Retention of top talent and students in our region
  • and last but not the least: aren't you sick of seeing highly-skilled professionals commuting daily to NYC?

Multiple government initiatives have been launched to support new job creation, worker retention, and quality of life improvements here in the Hudson Valley... but who can do this better than you? Do you have an idea? 

Do you have an idea? Educators, students, designers, developers, social workers, business specialists, and anyone else interested in developing solutions are encouraged to join us for this fantastic event!

We will spend the day reviewing the design-thinking process and exploring issues related to the workforce pipeline and professional sustainability, and then pitch ideas with the potential to improve conditions and issues people face on a daily basis in the Hudson Valley.

Participants will:

  • join a project
  • work together to create realistic solutions to problems
  • brainstorm and highlight a specific problem related to the underlying issue

Your idea can be something simple, like making learning more engaging, or putting on an educational job fair at your school. Or it could be something complex, like creating a skill bank for a future-ready workforce.

 

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HV Tech Conference

October 11th - 12th, 2019

In addition to the Hackathon we have a full 2 day Conference scheduled. 40+ speakers, with 18 workshops on topics ranging from Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Ed Tech, Civic Tech and much much more.

Click to see all of the speakers, workshops, panels, lightening talks that we have scheduled and learn more about the Hudson Valley's premier Tech Conference.

Hudson Valley New York Tech Festival and Hackathon a DevFest for Developers, Coders, Designers, Tech Professionals, Networking, Remote Work

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News

#HVTech Festival was featured at Mid Hudson News

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We are excited to announce the first wave of our Conference sessions. Exciting talks, panels, workshops and lightening talks are planned. Check out the Schedule to see everything. Read more

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Producers

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.