Mount Saint Mary College is partnering with Open Hub to host Day Two of Open Hub’s inaugural Hudson Valley Tech Festival in Newburgh, N.Y.
The Hudson Valley Tech Festival will be held at SUNY Orange on October 11, 2019, and Mount Saint Mary College on October 12, 2019. The two-day event will demonstrate how a growing regional technology industry can spur economic growth throughout the region, and strengthen relationships between employers, educators, skilled professionals, new graduates, and students.
“Our mission includes showcasing local technology businesses and talent, facilitating job creation, and driving innovation,” said Yulia Ovchinnikova, PhD, president of Open Hub and founder of the Hudson Valley Tech Festival annual event series. “Mount Saint Mary College is a leader in delivering educational programs in high-growth fields. Those synergies – as well as the beautiful campus – make the school an ideal partner and host for our first Hudson Valley Tech Festival Hackathon.”
Ovchinnikova thanked the Mount for its aid with the project, including Mount President Dr. Jason Adsit, Education professors Ludmila Smirnova and Sonya Abbye Taylor, Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Olivette, Career Center Director Kathleen O’Keefe, Lee Fothergill, professor of Mathematics, Sagar Raina, assistant professor of Information Technology, and others.
The first day of the Hudson Valley tech Festival (at SUNY Orange in Newburgh) will include speakers, panel sessions and lightning talks in a conference-like setting. The second day, hosted at the Mount, will be more interactive featuring workshops, exhibits, and a Hackathon in the spacious Kaplan Hall.
“We’re fortunate to have both schools participating and contributing in this way, and participants will benefit even more by learning about what’s available at these two venues,” noted Ovchinnikova.
Sessions will cover the latest developments in technology such as open data, cloud, cybersecurity, web development, and the Internet of Things. The event will highlight industries and technology activities relevant to our region including education, civic tech, and creative services.
For more details about the Hudson Valley Tech Festival and Hackathon, and to register, visit HVTechFest.com