Find jobs, robots, 3-D printers at Vermont Tech Jam

Photo by Matthew Thorsen

Photo by Matthew Thorsen

Dozens of the state’s fastest growing and most innovative companies will participate in the 7th annual Vermont Tech Jam, a free job fair and tech expo on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Burlington. Job seekers, tech enthusiasts, students, and anyone curious about the state’s rapidly expanding tech economy should plan to attend.

The Jam is presented by Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer – two of the area’s largest tech employers. It’s organized by Seven Days and the Vermont Technology Alliance.

“Vermont is home to a remarkable number of fast-growing, innovative technology companies, and the Tech Jam is an opportunity to see many of them all in one place,” said Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance. “From the displays to the panel discussions to the Tech Jam awards, visitors will discover the businesses that are creating world-leading technology products, software and services right here in the Green Mountain state.”

Highlights of this year’s Vermont Tech Jam include:

  • A chance to meet recruiters from companies including MyWebGrocer, Dealer.com, C2, BioTek, Logic Supply, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Pwnie Express
  • Demos from Burlington’s new 3-D print shop, Blu-Bin.
  • A Saturday morning launch event for StoryhackVT, a 24-hour storytelling competition that invites teams to craft a narrative using three digital media platforms.
  • A Saturday appearance by Bina48, an advanced, humanoid robot from Bristol, Vermont, that has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times and National Geographic Magazine

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will kick off the Jam on Friday morning from the Memorial Auditorium stage. “Burlington’s future economic health depends on innovation and growth in the region’s tech community and greater awareness and utilization of the City’s unparalleled fiber-optic resources,” said Weinberger.

Find an event schedule and list of exhibitors and sign up for the weekly Tech Jam News email newsletter at www.techjamvt.com.

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