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Meet innovators and recruiters at the 11th Vermont Tech Jam

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The state’s top tech firms will be hiring at Seven Days’ Vermont Tech Jam, a free event which takes place Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. The expo floor will host more than 50 companies, colleges and tech organizations. But this year’s Jam is much more than just a job fair: The schedule(link is external) includes a dozen presentations organized into three tracks: one for small business owners and decision makers, one for job seekers, and another for anyone curious about emerging opportunities in the local tech scene. This year’s speakers represent companies including Tesla, Facebook, IBM, Burton Snowboards and the new Burlington Code Academy.The 11th Vermont Tech Jam is presented by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union and sponsored by Cox Automotive, Green Mountain Power, LORD Sensing MicroStrain, Vermont Information Processing, Champlain College, Logic Supply, Data Innovations, the Vermont Technology Council and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, as well as the Vermont Department of Labor.“We are pleased to support such an important sector of the Vermont economy,” states Bob Morgan, CEO of NorthCountry Federal Credit Union. “Vermont is a great place to live and work. Tech Jam raises the awareness of the exciting technology career possibilities in Vermont and helps retain our young professionals in this state.”The 11th Vermont Tech Jam offers: Dozens of exhibitors, including all of the sponsors, plus companies such as Pwnie Express, GlobalFoundries, Galen Healthcare Solutions, AllEarth Renewables, Inntopia and Social Sentinel. The Tech Jam “After Hours” celebration: On Friday night, Tech Jam exhibitors and local tech professionals eat, drink and play virtual reality games at the Tech Jam After Hours party. “Batteries Included: Tesla Comes to Vermont”: Margaret Hodes, senior product manager of grid services at Tesla Energy, explains how the company’s energy division works, and provides behind-the-scenes insights into the future of energy-storage technology. Josh Castonguay and Betsy Bloomer of Green Mountain Power share the latest developments in the utility’s Tesla Powerwall program.  “The Feminist Hackerspace”: On Saturday, women and nonbinary individuals are welcome to stop by the first-ever Feminist Hackerspace at the Vermont Tech Jam. Volunteers from free professional development groups will be there to answer questions and work on coding projects. Visitors can also find out how to connect with local groups, and how to support Vermont’s women in tech. “Coffee & Confidence”: Hosted by Change the Story VT, this workshop is open to women and nonbinary individuals of all ages. Participants will get tools and takeaways to help them pursue the tech field, interview for their next job, find a career that fits and negotiate salaries. Following a brief panel discussion, attendees may attend two mini sessions. Panel discussions that explore emerging local opportunities in tech — in cannabusiness, social responsibility, outdoor recreation and robotics — with speakers from GameTheory, Burton Snowboards, Inntopia, AllEarth Renewables and Orvis. The Tech Jam Awards: On Friday afternoon, BTV Ignite, the Vermont Technology Alliance and Seven Days present the four Tech Jam Awards, for the leading local innovator, tech ambassador, newcomer and startup. The first round of voting ends on October 18. Vote at techjamvt.com/awards.(link is external) “#WhatTheHack!?”: The Office of the Vermont Attorney General organized this workshop to help small local businesses prevent security breaches and privacy mishaps. It features experts from the Department of Financial Regulation, the Leahy Center for Digital Investigations at Champlain College, and the privacy team at Facebook. Attorney General TJ Donovan will moderate the discussion. For the full list and to register for select sessions, visit techjamvt.com. (link is external)The Vermont Tech Jam was conceived in 2008 by Seven Days, the Vermont Technology Alliance and a coalition of public and private sector partners who sought to increase the visibility of the state’s vibrant, and growing, technology sector. It’s produced by Seven Days, with organizational support from the Vermont Technology Alliance.For more information, a complete schedule and a list of exhibitors, visit techjamvt.com(link is external).Source: October 10, 2017 – Burlington, Vt. – Seven Days. Photos: Matthew Thorsen “Using Data to Weather the Storm”: New Hampshire-based Weather Analytics has been very busy during the turbulent 2017 hurricane season. In this presentation organized by the Burlington Data Scientists group, Chief Technology Officer Tom Cecere explains how his company crunches weather data to provide storm-related predictive analytics. And he offers tips on how business owners and CEOs can find and hire data scientists to tackle industry-specific problems. A Vintage Tech Showcase: Home computer enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy seeing vintage machines from the 1980s, including a Commodore PET and TRS-80, courtesy of ReSOURCE in Burlington. Operational models include an Apple IIe, an IBM PC XT 5160, a Macintosh SE FDHD and a Commodore 64 — loaded with games and ready to play, just like back in the old days.  “The Next Disruption: Industry 4.0”: Panelists from IBM, GlobalFoundries, Pwnie Express and the University of Vermont discuss how companies will need to adjust to what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution: roboticsworking with computers, devices and algorithms to achieve higher productivity. last_img read more

Cincinnati La Salle Tops Massillon Washington 34-17 for HS Football Division II State Championship

first_imgCANTON, OHIO – One of the most storied high school programs in the nation will end another decade without a state title.Cincinnati La Salle defeated Massillon Washington 34-17 in Thursday night’s Division II State Championship, giving the Lancers their fourth state title in six years.Massillon would take their only lead of the game on a chip shot field goal by Alex Bauer.Soon after, La Salle would score on a pair of rushing touchdowns by their standout backfield. Sophomore and Northwestern offeree Gi’Bran Payne would score from 6-yards out, followed by Northwestern commit Cam Porter trotting in to make the score 14-3 in favor of the Lancers.The action packed opening half continued on a 38-yard touchdown strike from Aidan Longwell to Ohio State commit Jayden Ballard. Porter would continue to fuel La Salle’s dominant rushing attack, breaking several tackles en route to his second touchdown of the opening half.La Salle would finish with more rushing yards (335) than Massillon had total yards (325).Massillon looked like they were ready to hang with the Lancers for the long haul after a momentum shifting 69-yard touchdown pass from Longwell to another one of his Division 1 recruits Andrew Wilson-Lamp to make the score 21-17 at halftime.It was a “feast or famine” performance for Massillon in the first half. They couldn’t sustain this type of play in the second half,  as they would go scoreless the rest of the way, fumbling twice in that span.Cam Porter’s season defining night would continue, as he pushed forward for his third touchdown of the evening. Porter also added 57 yards in the effort.“We do this for Lancer Nation. We do this for the alumni. We are just so happy and glad we can bring it back to Cincinnati,” Porter said.After a pair of field goals by Jake Seibert iced this game, as La Salle would go on to add another title to their already crowded trophy case.For Massillon, they finish 14-1 but will end another decade without a state title. The storied program had previously won 24 state championships and nine national titles before the playoff system was implemented in 1970. In the 49 years since the change, the Tigers have been held without a title.“These guys play for the city of Massillon,” coach Nate Moore said after the game, “We really wanted to deliver that to the city of Massillon tonight, and fell short.”As for La Salle, they finish 13-2, ending their season on a six game winning streak. The Lancers will take home their first title since 2016, and their fourth title in six years.(13-2) La Salle Lancers                        7 14 7 6 34(14-1) Massillon Washington Tigers      3 14 0 0 17 Top PerformersPassingZach Branam (La Salle): 4-12, 60 Yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 50.7 QBRAidan Longwell (Massillon): 12-23, 245 Yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 118.9 QBR Related TopicsfeaturedLa Salle LancersMassillon Tigers DefenseLuke Thiemann (La Salle): 7 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced FumbleBenjamin Krichbaum, Luke Murphy (Massillon): 11 Tackles RushingZach Branam (La Salle): 22 Carries, 166 YardsZion Phifer (Massillon): 10 Carries, 58 Yards ReceivingJake Seibert (La Salle): 2 Receptions, 43 YardsAndrew Wilson-Lamp (Massillon): 2 Receptions, 128 Yards, 1 TD Billy Koscolast_img read more

Paysafe Group secures December LSE listing

first_img StumbleUpon Refocused Sportech loses shine on Stamford impairment  March 19, 2020 Share Joel LeonoffPaysafe Group the new unified brand of Optimal Payments and Skrill, has announced that it has applied to enter for a main marketing listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).Paysafe governance had outlined a move to LSE FTSE 250 prior to completing its +€1 billion acquisition of Skrill assets in August.Its new listing will aim to enhance its investor profile and give the payment provider better liquidity for its stock. The Paysafe brand has outlined aggressive growth following its acquisition of Skrill, which has made the firm the leading provider for the igaming and online betting sectors.Under new LSE ticker PAYS.L, the company expects to begin trading on London’s main market by 23 December, ending its previous listing on the London AIM.Paysafe governance stated in its filing to the LSE that this move will not be accompanied by fundraising or new share issuance.Looking forward to its LSE listing, Paysafe CEO Joel Leonoff stated that it was the necessary move for his firm to undertake in order to compete within the global tech market. Related Articles Submit Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group April 30, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

New Liverpool keeper Karius will muscle Mignolet out of No.1 spot – Hamann

first_imgLiverpool hero Dietmar Hamann has told talkSPORT new Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius could replace Simon Mignolet as the club’s number one next season.Germany under-21 international Karius joined the Merseyside club from Mainz on Tuesday in a £4.7million deal, which could prove a bargain fee for the highly-rated youngster.The 22-year-old, who has penned a five-year contract at Anfield, was voted the second best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga by fellow top flight players last season – only beaten in the poll by Bayern Munich and Germany star Manuel Neuer.And ex-Germany and Liverpool midfielder Hamann believes Karius will be a bit hit at Anfield.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Der Kaiser said: “Germany has a history of outstanding goalkeepers, and Karius is clearly very talented, but playing for Mainz and playing for Liverpool are two different things.“His task now is to make that step up to the next level.“I was a bit surprised when I saw the photos that he has been given the number one shirt…but I think he will start the season as Liverpool’s number one goalkeeper.“Klopp said in a press conference that he wants someone to challenge Mignolet, and the fact he has the number one shirt makes me believes he will start the season in goal.“Something could happen, he might not hit the ground running. But I think something extraordinary has to happen in pre-season for Mignolet to keep goal in the first game.”last_img read more