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HVWiB x HV Tech : November Meetup in Kingston
Join us for this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, in partnership with Hudson Valley Women in Business (HVWiB)! We will be hosting an all femme identifying lineup of speakers in honor of the occasion. People of all gender identities are welcome to attend. 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. Ashley’s professional commitment to education and youth development gives her the high capacity to successfully carry out programs that inspire young people go beyond their greatness in academic achievement and life. 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/ . _______________________________________________________________ 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/).

Senate Garage

6 North Front Street · Kingston, NY

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    Hudson Valley Tech Meetup is a monthly gathering of creatives, engineers, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and genuine lovers of technology who share their passion for all things tech in the Hudson Valley of NY State.

    We alternate our meeting spot each month across the Hudson River. Right now our two main locations are Kingston and Poughkeepsie but we plan to expand that up and down the river as much as possible.

    At each meetup we have 3 speakers share their passion about something that is related to technology. One of these is usually a startup demo. At the end of the presentations we do a Q&A that always guarantees to be a lively discussion.

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