• July — Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie 🍻💻🥤🤖

    King's Court Brewing Company

    The weather is warm, the beverages are cold, and the outdoor seating is shady! Third Thursdays, HV Tech's monthly social event in Poughkeepsie. Come for the interesting people and great tech conversations. There are no speakers and no agenda — just a bunch of people who love tech and the Hudson Valley getting together to hang out. All are welcome, whether you're an industry veteran or just mildly curious about tech! 👩‍💻👩‍🎤👨‍🚀🤖👩‍🔬 **Where is it?** We'll be meeting at King's Court Brewing in downtown Poughkeepsie. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. The bar serves snacks and is also fine with us bringing or ordering food (we usually order some pizza). Even better, they have outdoor seating and Giant Jenga. **What should I expect?** We usually have a smallish group of people from a variety of disciplines and interests — designers and programmers, students and business folks. Some people have been in tech for decades, and others aren't in tech but are interested in learning more. The first people tend to arrive around 6, but others filter in and out for a couple of hours. We usually hang out in the outdoor seating area with drinks (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic), and order some pizza. Conversation tends to be casual, and everyone's friendly. We aim to be welcoming to people of every background, skill level, and tech interest! **What will I get out of it?** You'll meet people working in tech from throughout Dutchess County and beyond! We're part of the larger Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, so you'll likely run into people from the larger local tech events, too. There are often people looking to hire, or looking for work, too. So if you're searching for a job or an employee, you may be in luck!

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  • "Leading With Love" HVWiB x HV Tech

    Senate Garage

    Join us for HVTech's second event in partnership with Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB)! If you missed our last crossover event in November, be sure to save the date for this one. We will be hosting an all femme identifying lineup of speakers focusing on the theme "leading with love". People of all gender identities are welcome. _______________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS: ----- FIRST SPEAKER: Cynthia Lowen https://www.netizensfilm.com/ Cynthia Lowen is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. She's the director of NETIZENS, a feature documentary about women and online harassment, making its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She is also the producer and writer of BULLY, a feature documentary following five kids and families through “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis. Lauded by reviewers, BULLY was nominated for two Emmy-awards, screened at the White House, and received a prestigious Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in journalism. Cynthia is also winner of the National Poetry Series for her collection “The Cloud That Contained the Lightning,” about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the making of the atomic bomb. She lives in the Hudson Valley. ----- SECOND SPEAKER: Nayla Bahri https://www.naylabahri.com/ A coach, facilitator, professor and researcher helping humans do their greatest work in the world. Nayla works with individual leaders and organizations to develop leadership capability, promote career growth and satisfaction, improve employee and community engagement, and establish learning communities. Her clients are business and non-profit leaders, university deans and faculty, artist and entrepreneurs, across industries and levels. ----- THIRD SPEAKER: Dana Jones https://www.accessadoor.com Founder and CEO of Accessadoor. When Dana started college she was inspired to create an easier way to enter buildings for those who face physical challenges after the standard technology did not work for her. This inspiration led to Accessadoor. She is passionate about making the world more accessible for those with disabilities and making life easier for those who face daily challenges. ----- ABOUT HVWiB Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB) was founded in December 2014 as an inclusive space where women, trans women and nonbinary business owners are vital members of our community. The organization believes that together, we can succeed faster and with more confidence. This community of high-achieving business owners is encouraging more entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley, across the country and around the world. Learn more on the website and join the conversation at https://hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com/ . _______________________________________________________________ LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE Food and beverage, as usual, will be provided by some of our favorite local businesses. More details TBA. _______________________________________________________________ COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS If you have something you want to share at the meetup, please submit your slide on our Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/S3IaxZrOXmczbkUc2) (1920 x 1080px) before 12:00 PM on the day of the meetup. Please only submit a slide if you plan to come to the meetup or have someone coming on your behalf. We reserve the right to limit the number of slides we show to be respectful of everyone's time. Slides are added on a first come, first serve basis. _______________________________________________________________ By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/).

  • Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie

    King's Court Brewing Company

    One of the best things about HV Tech is simply connecting with other people in the area who are working with technology. This year we are organizing up a monthly Poughkeepsie social meetup on every third Thursday. Anyone who is involved in tech or would like to be is welcome to join us. This month's social meetup will be at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, King's Court. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. The bar serves snacks and is also fine with us bringing or ordering food. Come hang out, bring work to show off, or ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie

    King's Court Brewing Company

    One of the best things about HV Tech is simply connecting with other people in the area who are working with technology. This year we are organizing up a monthly Poughkeepsie social meetup on every third Thursday. Anyone who is involved in tech or would like to be is welcome to join us. This month's social meetup will be at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, King's Court. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. The bar serves snacks and is also fine with us bringing or ordering food. Come hang out, bring work to show off, or ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Hudson Valley Tech Meetup - Earth Week!

    Senate Garage

    Save the date for the second Kingston Hudson Valley Tech Meetup of the year! In honor of earth week, we will have some special speakers who are working hard on green initiatives in the Hudson Valley. _______________________________________________________________ We will be sharing a short film by Lynne Cherry on the importance of youth involvement in action against climate change. This screening will begin at 6:00, followed by our speaker presentations. _______________________________________________________________ FIRST TALK: Our first talk will be lead by Betta Broad from New Yorkers for Clean Power(https://nyforcleanpower.org/). This organization is a statewide collaborative campaign that works through education, advocacy and organizing to move us towards a clean energy economy. Based right here in Kingston, Betta will join us to talk about the many green initiatives New Yorkers for Clean Power have been implementing and how they impact our community. _________________ SECOND TALK: Our second talk will feature a couple of speakers in support of Transition Kingston. The Transition Towns movement (https://transitionnetwork.org) is an international movement to transition communities away from dependance on fossil fuels and consumption models that rely on input from outside forces and towards the creation of resilient, self-sufficient models that facilitate community collaboration, caring, and co-creation. There are a number of initiatives happening around our city that are working within the unique ecosystem of our community to promote this model of sustainability. We will be joined by Micah who will talk about The Greenhouse(https://goodworkinstitute.org/greenhouse/), and John Wackman for Repair Cafe(http://www.repaircafehv.org/kingston). ______________ THIRD TALK: We welcome Casey Conlin to the stage in our final talk about the "Library of Things." Casey has been working in libraries in the Hudson Valley to develop programming and services that meet community needs. Currently, he works as Library Sustainability Coordinator for the Mid-Hudson Library System helping its 66 member libraries build their capacity to continue helping their communities thrive. While the content and delivery of the services may change, the public library's role to connect people with the resources they need to better their lives has not. Learning, experiences, tools, tech, and community are all part of your public library in 2019. _______________________________________________________________ By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/). _______________________________________________________________ COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you have something you want to share at the meetup, please submit your slide on our Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/S3IaxZrOXmczbkUc2) (1920 x 1080px) before 12:00 PM on the day of the meetup. Please only submit a slide if you plan to come to the meetup or have someone coming on your behalf. We reserve the right to limit the number of slides we show to be respectful of everyone's time. Slides are added on a first come, first serve basis.

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  • Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie

    King's Court Brewing Company

    One of the best things about HV Tech is simply connecting with other people in the area who are working with technology. This year we are organizing up a monthly Poughkeepsie social meetup on every third Thursday. Anyone who is involved in tech or would like to be is welcome to join us. This month's social meetup will be at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, King's Court. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. The bar serves snacks and is also fine with us bringing or ordering food. Come hang out, bring work to show off, or ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie

    King's Court Brewing Company

    One of the best things about HV Tech is simply connecting with other people in the area who are working with technology. This year we are organizing up a monthly Poughkeepsie social meetup on every third Thursday. Anyone who is involved in tech or would like to be is welcome to join us. This month's social meetup will be at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, King's Court. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. The bar serves snacks and is also fine with us bringing or ordering food. Come hang out, bring work to show off, or ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • First Kingston HVTech of the year!

    Senate Garage

    Join us for the first meetup of 2019 in Kingston! As usual, it will take place at the beautiful Senate Garage. There will be good food, good company, and good atmosphere, so make sure to register soon! You don't want to miss out! _______________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS ----- Evelynn Wright is set to launch a web publication about democratic economy strategies called Commonwealth Hudson Valley. They will be covering both the need for a new economy that's more democratic, just, and sustainable, as well as strategies for creating it: cooperatives, community land trusts, non-extractive financing, democratic public ownership, and how we work together to make strategies like this work. The goal is to spark imagination, help people who are working on new economy projects connect and network, bring news about great projects elsewhere that we can learn from, and ultimately shift the conversation about how we do economic development. ----- Ben Schulman, a Kingston resident, is the director of communications and outreach for Small Change. Small Change, an impact-focused real estate crowdfunding platform, will set you straight. Whether you're a real estate developer (or business owner) looking to raise capital, or a city champion eager to learn how crowdfunding investments work, we'll unpack how equity crowdfunding can help build better towns and cities for all. Oh, and Opportunity Zones too! ----- Dr. Kate Stone works using touch-sensitive ink technology in combination with printed circuits to create interactive electronics using ordinary printing presses. More information on Kate and her work will be posted soon, but in the meantime you can learn more about her by checking out her Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/speakers/kate_stone _______________________________________________________________ LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE Food at this meetup will be provided by one of our favorite local food businesses and partner for Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, Bread Alone Bakery! We are also thrilled to be pouring local Keegan Ales, courtesy of our friends at Moonfarmer. _______________________________________________________________ By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/). COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS If you have something you want to share at the meetup, please submit your slide on our Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/S3IaxZrOXmczbkUc2) (1920 x 1080px) before 12:00 PM on the day of the meetup. Please only submit a slide if you plan to come to the meetup or have someone coming on your behalf. We reserve the right to limit the number of slides we show to be respectful of everyone's time. Slides are added on a first come, first serve basis.

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  • Third Thursdays in Poughkeepsie

    King's Court Brewing Company

    One of the best things about HV Tech is simply connecting with other people in the area who are working with technology. This year we are organizing up a monthly Poughkeepsie social meetup on every third Thursday. Anyone who is involved in tech or would like to be is welcome to join us. This month's social meetup will be at Hudson Valley's newest brewery, King's Court. They have a fantastic selection of craft house beers, as well as nonalcoholic drinks. Come hang out, bring work to show off, or ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • HVWiB x HV Tech : November Meetup in Kingston

    Senate Garage

    Join us for this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, in partnership with Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB)! We'll be hosting an all femme identifying lineup of speakers. People of all gender identities are welcome. Speakers: Ashley Knox, Go Beyond Greatness Inc. Ashley Knox, a Kingston, NY native is the Founder/Director of Go Beyond Greatness Inc., a college and career readiness program designed to support students in developing the skills and "greatness mindset" needed to succeed in the 21st century. Ashley is a public speaker and educator with over ten years experience developing and facilitating educational leadership programs for high school and college students locally and across the globe. Her work’s mission is to empower young people to find the greatness within to achieve and exceed their highest potential with an emphasis in leadership, effective communication, positive behavior, and resiliency. Ashley holds a Master's degree from SUNY New Paltz in Humanistic and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a focus in Spain/Latin America and Africana Studies. She has served as a college administrator of international programs and study abroad along with supporting international students to gain the college experience in the Hudson Valley. She currently works as the Coordinator for Academic Civic and Global Engagement at Iona College. In addition to her educational involvement, she serves on the Leadership Council of United Way Raising Hope of Ulster County, a board member of the TMI Project, Hudson River Playback Theatre, and a business advisor for the Kingston Land Trust. Stephanie Diamond, Listings Project Stephanie's work ensures that humans take care of themselves as individuals within a public. Her projects explore self care, personal practice and individual awareness as a catalyst for being of service to communities. She employs art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise never come together. Her project Listings Project, a free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings focused on creative people, has become a staple within our community. She has exhibited at: MoMA, MASS MoCA, MoMA/P.S. 1, Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Project Row Houses, Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, Lithuania) to name a few. Megan Offner, New York Heartwoods Megan is the owner and co-founder of sustainable wood products company, New York Heartwoods here in Kingston. She must get her gumpture from growing up in Missoula, MT, because being a woodswoman is no small feat. She harvests trees sustainably and has a sawmill and kiln and collaborates with local craftsmen to make finished products such as tables, shelving, and chopping boards. She really knows how to bring out the beauty of these incredible trees. ABOUT HVWiB Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB) was founded in December 2014 as an inclusive space where women, trans women and nonbinary business owners are vital members of our community. The organization believes that together, we can succeed faster and with more confidence. This community of high-achieving business owners is encouraging more entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley, across the country and around the world. Learn more on the website and join the conversation at https://hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com/ . _______________________________________________________________ LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE Food at this meetup will be provided by one of our favorite local food businesses and partner for Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, Bread Alone Bakery! We are also thrilled to be pouring locally made Graft Cider, and cocktails from Olde York Farm: Distillery & Cooperage. _______________________________________________________________ By signing up to participate in this meetup, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/hvtech/pages/23582997/Code_of_Conduct/).

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