Hack Upstate Weekly — April 13th, 2016

Here’s what happened last week throughout Upstate New York’s tech scene! Also, be sure to check out the winning projects from Hack Upstate VII.

Two Days of Hacking for NASA!

The RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, & Creativity (MAGIC) would like to invite you to attend the 2016 International NASA Space Apps Challenge on April 23rd and 24th in Student Innovation Hall at RIT. We’re one of the over 200 participating locations taking place all over the world and virtually in the challenge. The event is free and open to the public….[learn more]

Albany leading growth of ‘brainbelt’ cities, tech sector hotspots across planet

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, with support from state government, has been behind much of the growth of the local semiconductor and nanotechnology sectors, attracting major corporate research centers to its Albany campus that have fueled private sector job growth throughout the Capital Region. “New York is proud to be home to some of the most sophisticated computer chip research on the planet, and with thousands of scientists and engineers, from Albany to Buffalo, we are growing the industry like never before,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last year….[continue reading]

Hack Upstate VII: The Results Are In

Sincerest thanks to all involved with Hack Upstate VII this past weekend. It was a tremendous thrill to see so many talented Upstate New York STEM students, practitioners and hobbyists come together, collaborate, build, break and learn. The creativity was inspiring and the level of execution was exceptional…[continue reading]


Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. In pursuit, we organize hackathons, offer web and mobile development classes, facilitate talks and lectures, and ultimately help align Upstate tech talent with promising employment opportunities. To date, we’ve built a growing network comprised of thousands of Upstate New York engineers and nearly a hundred technology employers.