By Kyle Patterson
The 2014 Vermont Tech Jam was held at the Memorial Auditorium right on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont from Friday the 24th to Saturday the 25th!
For those that don’t know, it is a two-day job fair and tech expo where dozens of Vermont’s innovative companies and organizations gather and anyone had the opportunity to talk with recruiters, learn about and even test out various projects and find out about educational opportunities available in Vermont.
The Emergent Media Center and Makerlab were there along side the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation among many other of Vermont’s innovating companies and organizations. The EMC showed off the Make a Change demo on a large touch screen that allowed numerous exhibitors to get some hands on time with the latest build.
The list of exhibitors included some of Vermont’s largest tech companies such as My Web Grocer and Dealer.com as well as Gametheory, one of Vermont’s few independent game studios. A full list of exhibitors is available here! In addition to numerous tech exhibitors, there was a full schedule of panels on both Friday and Saturday that included a panel on how to get hired featuring recruiters from Dealer.com and IBM as well as paper protoyping sessions throughout each day featuring the staff of Gametheory.
I am looking forward to next years Tech jam as I know it will continue to grow by each year as it is one of the few events that truly showcases Vermont’s creative technology industry to the public. For any tech company based in Vermont, the Vermont Tech Jam is a must as it is a great opportunity to not only showcase projects but also the opportunity to recruit top talent from many of Burlington’s colleges.
A listing of the exhibitors and map of the Vermont Tech Jam.
Overview of Tech Jam in Memorial Auditorium
The EMC’s very own Adam Walker showing off some of the Makerlab’s 3-D printed projects!
The EMC’s booth showcasing the Make a Change project!