Connect and engage people seeking to solve problems in their local communities, work collaboratevely to innovate and create new solutions by starting at a grass-roots level.
Support an open data information initiative that utilizes existing data and datasets provided by OpenData NY and other sources.
Collaborate by sharing relevant data to support the local communities.
Using AI to detect innovative data driven insights that leads to effective decision making.
Cynthia V. Marcello, DM is a tech solopreneur, software applications developer, data scientist, and business management consultant with 25 years of experience working with small-to-medium businesses, corporations, government, and educational agencies. She has developed data-driven applications for the Department of Defense (logistics), and numerous custom software applications (front-end and b…
Cynthia V. Marcello, DM is a tech solopreneur, software applications developer, data scientist, and business management consultant with 25 years of experience working with small-to-medium businesses, corporations, government, and educational agencies. She has developed data-driven applications for the Department of Defense (logistics), and numerous custom software applications (front-end and back-end) for operations and enterprise materials handling processes of corporations, and order-entry and production systems for online retailers. She also provides custom training in technology using her own curriculum. She is the founder and host of Data-Driven Divas, an online community designed to support women small business owners and managers seeking to enhance their data-driven decision-making skills. She has been a full-time professor of computer science for the past 14 years and currently teaches courses online part time.
A classic systems thinker and researcher of human and systems behaviors, Cynthia strives to empower others to understand the systems that impact the daily experience, so that technology can be aligned with and implemented, in a manner that is congruent with the business architecture and use cases of interest.
She holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology, a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in E-Business, and a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
Software: R Studio, R Shiny, R Markdown, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Apache Netbeans, Tableau, PowerBI, PSPP, SPSS, NVivo, Pentaho, Anaconda
Programming Languages: R, Python, C++, C#, SQL (DDL and DML), Java
Specialty Skills: Database design, development and procedural administration, data analytics, business intelligence, machine learning, statistical analysis, and artificial intelligence model development.
F.D.Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park Central Schools
David Czechowski has been a High School Technology Educator in the Hudson Valley for 15 years introducing and launching students into tech careers. He has had the opportunity to train teachers across the country and contribute to authoring the New York State Education Department's recent Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards for all K-12 students. Locally, he is a leader in the Mid-Hudson Valley Computer Science Teachers Association.
John Sturman has been working in and around software for more than 20 years as a technical writer, instructor, and project manager. He is a ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Master and has used his knowledge to train his students in a variety of courses.
John has been teaching a popular project-based Computer Science course at RPI for more than 20 years to juniors, seniors and graduate students. John has also been teaching programming in a variety of settings including online and in-person classes to all ages, from elementary school to college-level to adults looking to change their career paths or just learn new technical skills.
As a life-long learner, John has never shied away from trying and learning new technologies and loves to share his learning process with everyone. John lives on an old dairy farm in the Catskills and keeps honeybees. When he is not playing with his computer (or his ukulele), he is often found skiing or boating. He is known by "Stay Calm and Play Ukulele!" - it means you can play ukulele together!
Full Stack Software Engineer
"Experience with these tools is highly valuable; but I have learned that my foundation in programming has given me the skills I need to adapt to new software and new ideas in the technical and digital environment which changes every day.”
Bringing people together around technology, enabling startups.
Yulia Ovchinnikova, PhD is a growth & business development professional, tech entrepreneur and strategist, a thought leader, educator, consultant, and a community manager, primarily working with the technology and Internet industry. Yulia helps to build the Hudson Valley tech community by participating with and contributing to many local organizations including, the HVTM (3,000+ members), the Google Developer Group HV (900+), running HV Startups meetup and business workshops (500+) and founding local Coding Club (800+), enabling #HudsonValleyCanCode initiative since 2016. She is a key-connector for Hudson Valley tech entrepreneurs and a recognized tech community leader.
Yulia was the first woman elected to the Top Level Country Internet Domain .RU Council and the first woman elected as president of the Russian Foundation of Open Source Software. She starts as web-developer in 1995, and she was leading web-development teams across all her following jobs, including publishing platform (IKS-Media), consulting (KPMG), few startups (Rosa Lab, iTrend, OpenHub), As a team lead she won a Google Hackathon’s audience award in 2015.
That led her to implementing the idea of matching similar minded people in tech together for personal and professional growth. She became the key driving force for the professional tech and startups network in Hudson Valley. Utilizing her experience, her skills and knowledge she founded OpenHub Corp, a technology think tank and training center in the Hudson Valley.
She organizes the annual Hudson Valley Tech Festival and Hackathon - HVTechFest / DevFest - HVTechFest.com
She holds a PhD in Economics from Russian Academy of Science and a MA in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from Moscow State Technical University of Electronics & Mathematics.
GDG Hudson co-org