President — AT&T New York
Marissa Shorenstein, president AT&T New York, is responsible for the company’s regulatory, public policy and community relations initiatives across the state.
AT&T New York Blog
Tech Valley Civic App Challenge
Last month, in front of more than 200 attendees of the Tech Valley Startup Meetup, AT&T launched the Tech Valley Civic App Challenge — a two-month challenge for local software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to build smartphone apps that serve community needs.
AT&T partnered with University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TechConnex (an affiliate for Center for Economic Growth) and local tech champions Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Saratoga TechOUT, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, New York BizLab, Beahive, Tech Valley Mobile Developers Network, Accelerate 518 and Hack Upstate to bring this innovative challenge to the Tech Valley.
You can click this video below to learn all about it:
Coders participating in the challenge will compete for prizes totaling $18,000, and teams must include at least one member currently residing in one of the 19 counties that make up the Tech Valley or attend one of the region’s colleges or universities.
AT&T’s challenge has earned media coverage across the region including these highlights:
“Ulster County Executive Invites Tech Companies to Participate in AT&T Civic App Challenge” on Time Warner News
University at Albany puts the call out that “AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge Seeks Mobile Apps to Address Region’s Social and Civic Issues”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Inside Rensselaer describes how “AT&T partners with area universities, businesses, and technology organizations to challenge local developers to create smartphone apps to serve the community”
Albany Business Review reports on how “AT&T brings civic app challenge to Tech Valley”
Troy Record shares “Mobile provider, local tech hosting app contest”
Submissions will be judged on their potential impact on the Tech Valley, execution and creativity or novelty. Among the judges are tech experts, community tech leaders and elected officials, including Senator George A. Amedore Jr., Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and New York State’s Chief Technology Officer, Kishor Bagul.
AT&T's commitment to the Tech Valley tech sector grows out of our company's multibillion dollar nationwide investment in the mobile communications network of the future.
By encouraging Tech Valley career technologists and students to explore smartphone software development the company spotlights the enormous demand for developers and engineers needed to create the software that will drive our mobile economy while keeping jobs in the Tech Valley.
You can get the latest updates on the challenge by following the hashtag #TechValleyATT on Twitter.
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