Friday, October 19
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Champlain Valley Exposition North
Essex Junction, Vermont
Free Admission — Free Parking
Tune In, Tech Up!
Vermont. A state filled with foodies, ski bums, hippies and… techies?
Yup, Vermont’s home to numerous innovative companies that are working locally and producing globally. The Vermont Tech Jam is one of the few times each year that all of these amazing companies come together under one roof to recruit talent and show off their latest projects.
Wanna get in on the action? Come talk with recruiters, connect with other tech professionals, find out about training programs, and learn about professional development from industry experts.
Need a new gig? Meet face to face with recruiters from dozens of local tech companies, attend sessions on how to better your career and networking skills. Update that résumé and start researching the companies you want to connect with. You’re gonna crush this career fair!
Meet the Vermonters who do what you do! It’s rare to find so many heavy hitters under one roof, so come connect with them. Maybe you’ll leave with an awesome new idea. Maybe you’ll find help for that big project. Step away from the computer and chat with some humans!
Teachers & Parents
Plumber, doctor, artist and chef are all great career choices, but what about inventor, scientist and engineer? Bring your students to Tech Jam to show them future career paths they may not have known existed — especially in Vermont.
Looking for a job? Internship? Get that résumé up to date because dozens of local companies working in tech will be at the Jam and are ready to meet you. So go iron that button-down shirt and practice that handshake — you’ve got this.
Is your business prepared for a data breach?
10:15-11:30 a.m. (Business Track)
Your company has been hacked! What do you do next? In this workshop, organized by Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General, experts in law enforcement, cybersecurity, legal affairs, cyber insurance and public relations go step-by-step through a data breach scenario at a mid-size Vermont company involving spearphishing and ransomware and explain how to respond.
Vermont’s Top Tech
Judges have selected the finalists for the 2018 Tech Jam Innovation, Startup and Ambassador awards, and voters have made their picks in this competition organized by the Vermont Technology Alliance. The winners will be announced at the Tech Jam on Friday, October 19, along with the winners of BTV Ignite’s first Reverse Pitch.
Jammin’ All Week
Tech Jam is the final event of BTV Ignite’s third Innovation Week, October 15-19. This weeklong celebration of the area’s tech ecosystem kicks off Monday, October 15, with the Sector Mash — a series of lightning talks from arts and tech organizers. The week also includes conferences, talks, the Road Pitch finals and the second annual Vermont Investors Summit, which introduces out-of-state investors to some of Vermont’s most successful companies.
Keep Jammin’ All Year Long!
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