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Here's what people are saying about Hack Upstate.
Rachel Hoat

Rachel Haot

Former Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology, New York State​

"Hack Upstate has been instrumental to Upstate New York's technology sector growth. As a Startup-NY company, it's exciting to see the rate at which their community is expanding, and the success they've had aligning Upstate tech talent with employers. We’re so proud to have them here in New York."

Patrick Danial

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Terakeet

"From elegant to crude, the paths of invention are riddled with challenges best tackled through diversity in talent and thinking. Hack Upstate attracts these rare ingredients and fiendishly disrupts traditional planning through rules and boundaries ensuring the unexpected."

Ben Roberts

Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

"We at AT&T have worked closely with Hack Upstate on five different civic related hackathons throughout the past two years. All have been tremendously successful, and introduced extraordinary value to Upstate New York’s STEM community, as well as the Upstate community at large.”

Dave Bulger

Chief Executive Officer, Tuzag

“In the emerging Upstate New York tech scene, Hack Upstate is an essential asset. It’s an outstanding event for bringing together some of our region’s top tech talent, a tight, well-run event and an absolute blast!”

Aimee Koval

President & COO, Metis Consulting Group

"As a certified Benefit Corporation, Metis Consulting Group believes that strong communities make strong businesses. That is why we are long-time sponsors of Hack Upstate, whose mission to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community dovetails seamlessly with our own goal of conducting Business as a Force for Good."

Jim Jurista

Chief Technology Officer, Metis Consulting Group

"Hack Upstate energizes the developer network of our region. Hundreds of creative people come together, then go from strangers to collaborators through friendly competition as they develop unique and useful solutions. The event is always well planned, with great sponsors, food and drinks, and smart, diverse judges. Through its engagement and longtime commitment, Hack Upstate leads by example in this area's coding community."

Nasir Ali

Co-founder and CEO, Upstate Venture Connect

“Hack Upstate is building a more connected, aware, and knowledgeable developer community for our region. Shared projects and sleepless nights are leading to new friendships and turning ideas into real products and services.”