Hello from the Capital Region in Upstate New York. There are a lot of reasons to be very proud of living, working and volunteering time here. Chief among these is the quality and cooperation in the communities here. I particularly enjoy serving and interfacing with the technical community through co-organizing the Capital Region Google Developer Group (GDGCR), now going strongly into its third year, with our upcoming flagship DevFestCR18 conference on 10/27.

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The pool of technical talent in the Capital Region is strong, powering organizations from Lightstep to Github to Microsoft to RedHat to Kinetic to Odd Networks, to Global Foundries to CommerceHub to PUBG-Madglory to Velan Studios to GE Digital, and on and on. …


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2015 was a year of continued community engagement and of making lasting and mutually valuable connections within local, regional and more remote technology and business communities. I truly value all of the excellent individuals and organizations I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with.

2016 by contrast was a year of stepping back and assessing trends to determine how to leverage those experiences to have a larger impact specifically on Upstate NY ecosystems, by leveraging broader technology communities in a win-win manner. …

Jason Rotella

Software Platform and Solutions Development: @GE_Digital | Co-founder: @gdgCapRegion (Google Developer Group)

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