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SCCC Workforce Development and Community Education Host Hack Tech Valley



Programmers from across the Northeast with descend on Schenectady County Community College for Hack Tech Valley on February 10. This 24-hour challenge involves more than $5,000 in cash and prizes for teams and individuals. The teams will be working on the next Big Idea in Smart Cities technologies.

The first ever Hack Tech Valley is an event not to miss….if you’re up to the challenge! This 24 hour hackathon will be open to students (18+), professionals, and anyone that wants to put their development skills to the test. Teams will work through the night to create an app that will wow, impress and inspire fellow developers and the judging panel. The weekend will begin with the challenge reveal during Opening Ceremonies, coding will start immediately following opening remarks and continue until hour 24. All submitted apps will be presented, judged and awards will be presented during closing ceremonies. Throughout the competition participants will be provided meals, snacks and yes, lots of coffee and energy drinks. Along with the main competition, Hack Tech Valley will have several categories open for prizes. Hack Tech Valley will be held at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY on February 10th and 11th , 2018.

Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based paving, construction and excavation company, recently donated $20,000 and a car to Unity House’s “Making Child Care Affordable Initiative” as part of the Major Gifts Campaign for the Working Poor. The gift will be used to help Unity House families with child care expenses. After housing, safe and reliable child care…
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.   Established in memory of former regional Chamber executive, Chuck Steiner, the ‘Chamber of…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020. Instructions and links for the application can be found at…
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On behalf of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Troy Downtown Business Improvement District, we invite you to an “Accelerated…
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