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In the fall of 2011, leaders from several of the local technology user groups
initiated  an annual event for software developers, technologists and designers working in the Capital Region.  The event, called Techapalooza, was designed to bring together the area’s technology workers for an evening of learning, business networking, food, fun and music.  Over the course of 2011 – 2013, Techapalooza grew to include all the user groups, dozens of local/national sponsors, and educational seminars.  The annual event provided the perfect opportunity for technologists and sponsors alike to learn, network and talk in a social & professional atmosphere.  2015 marks the return of Techapalooza, which will once again be the place for software technologist to meet.


TechConnex , previously the Tech Valley Software Alliance, is committed to meeting the needs of the technology community in Tech Valley. The local software and technology industry has changed in the past several years from pure software development firms to a hybrid of technology, software development and non-technology companies that include financial services, government, medical and manufacturing that use technology and employ technologists.

Techconnex is not only focused on building a technology community, but also providing a comprehensive connection to information technology resources and support within Tech Valley.

What Have We Learned?

Based on a survey conducted after the last Techapalooza event we learned:

  • 85% of those surveyed attended for the networking opportunity – second reason they attended was “for fun”
  • 73% of those surveyed had attended Techapalooza in the past
  • Over 65% of those surveyed are interested in seeing “Interactive Products” and “New Techonology Showcases”
  • Feedback indicated the venue was too “tight”

This years event is in a spacious venue and is focused on networking and exploring new, innovative products and/or services that revolve around technology. We hope you have FUN and leave “wowed” and inspired!