Hack Upstate

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Careers in Code set out six months ago with the goal of helping alleviate poverty in the Central New York area and help provide area tech employers with more local talent. The program was run by Hack Upstate, funded by the Alliance for Economic Inclusion, and targeted women and minorities.

The coding boot camp graduated 11 students last week, all now with the skills needed to get a job in Syracuse’s growing tech sector. The graduation highlighted the work of the participants and the program as a whole.

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Hack Upstate officially launched its coding bootcamp aimed at women and minorities in Syracuse Thursday evening. They’re hoping the camp will help its students find employment in Syracuse’s growing tech community . At Careers in Code kick off event, it wasn’t just students. Local business representatives with job opportunities were also in the room.

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 When two engineers noticed a lack of collaboration between Upstate New York’s tech communities, they created Hack Upstate to bring technologists together. Since their launch in 2013 they’ve created a community of people who are trying to advance Upstate’s technology economy.



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Snapchat, GroupMe, Gmail — there is nothing phones don’t contain.  Apps have simplified some of the most taxing and time-consuming processes. With a touch of the screen people can deposit checks, send texts in seconds, tweet to the world, travel through Spain, and buy a new pair of shoes. And in exchange for this quick automation, all people have to do is leave small traces of themselves everywhere they click.

Android user Michele Gonzalez says she mostly uses her phone for everything.

  There’s a possibility one of the next apps you download will have been made right here in Syracuse. The first AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge gave awards to four apps based on both creativity and ability to impact the area. Alan Ward says his app provides a modern way to see the landmarks of Central New York:

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  People who create and design phone applications have just about another week to enter the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge