Newburgh Free Library to Host Open Hub’s Tech Fest

Mark Thursday December 8th on your calendars, it’s the next big step on the Hudson Valley’s road to technology-fueled growth. Open Hub is presenting, and the Newburgh Free Library is hosting a full day of panel discussions and cutting-edge presentations focused on jobs, change, and prosperity through digital technology.

The theme of this free event in two parts is Re-invent/ Re-imagine/ Re-Think > Innovate. The morning session is a conference, followed by an evening DevFest focused on trends in digital technology for developers.

The library’s doors open at 9:30 for the in-person conference that is also being live streamed. The What’s New, What’s Next panel has thought leaders from business and government sharing the table with people facing challenges finding meaningful work. The theme is that employers need to use technology to fulfill their mission and job seekers with tech skills possess valuable assets.

The Women Tech Makers panel features women telling their stories, pointing out the different challenges they face, and how they can effectively advocate for themselves as workers and entrepreneurs.

The conference is sponsored by Orange County Economic Development and Crown Castle. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

The evening session is a Developer’s Festival, or DevFest. This Google Developers Group sponsored event is streamed only. Innovators present new technology and applications that keep them ahead of the curve and in front of the competition in a challenging environment.

The Newburgh Free Library is located at 124 Grand Street. The DevFest will be screened in their Tech Hub for people who want a group viewing experience. The show starts at 4 PM.

Details are online at

Admission is free, reservations are recommended. RSVP at Eventbrite