Yulia Ovchinnikova, PhD is a growth & business development professional, tech entrepreneur and strategist, a thought leader, educator, consultant, and a community manager, primarily working with the technology and Internet industry. Yulia helps to build the Hudson Valley tech community by participating with and contributing to many local organizations including, the HVTM (1500+ members), the Google Developer Group HV (700+), running HV Startups business workshops (400+) and founding local Coding MeetUP (300+). She is a key-connector for Hudson Valley tech entrepreneurs and a recognized leader of the tech community
Yulia was the first women elected to the Top Level Country Internet Domain .RU Council and the first women elected as president of the Russian Foundation of Open Source Software. She starts as web-developer in 1995, and she was leading web-development teams across all her following jobs, including publishing platform (IKS-Media), consulting (KPMG), few startups (Rosa Lab and iTrend), As a team lead she won a Google Hackathon’s audience award in 2015.
She holds a PhD in Economics from Russian Academy of Science and an MA in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from Moscow State Technical University of Electronics & Mathematics.
Continuous co-learning to achieve project-oriented goals.
Jump start 2020: Coding Club, Girls Who Code, Fast Track WebDev
Bootcamp and more
Happy 2020 to all – let’s start it bright!
Here is a few activities to start with:
1. Monthly Coding Clubs in Newburgh are diverse,
accessible, entertaining and background agnostic. Come to experience it, bring
your curiosity and collaborative spirit, computers are provided )) Save the
dates: every first Mondays of the month!
This Monday, January 6th the Coding Club will host the remarkable speaker: Leandra Tejedor, VidCode founder will share her startup story started at the Hackathon, and showcase VidCode programs and opportunities. Exciting fact is Newburgh Free Library signed up with this platform and can share the access with it’s members.
2. Newburgh Girls Code Club info session for the Spring cohort will be held on Wednesday, January 8, from 6-7 pm at Newburgh Free Library on 124, Grand Street. We are accepting applications until Friday, January 17, 2020.
3. OpenHub and SUNY Ulster are accepting application for the only Web
Development Bootcamp in the Hudson Valley. Each course
can be taken separately based on your previous experience. Taken
altogether these courses will provide a solid foundation in website development
and the holistic business perspective one needs to implement a truly effective
online business strategy, for your own business or for clients.
WordPress Plugin Development Tutorials — Alessandro Castellani – A REALLY good resource for learning all there is to know about Plugin Development…a little dated but his YouTube channel is updated all the time. This was my “go to” learning series when I first started.
Here are some documents I put together, some of which I used in class:
Firstly, this Bootcamp has a schedule of one 3-hr class per week in the evening from 6–9pm. This is specifically so people can take the Bootcamp while they continue to work. Later we learned it works great for high schoolers as well due to their intense day schedule. Each course in the Bootcamp gives, on average, three hours of homework, although students can opt to put more time in at home than that with extra assignments. Bootcamp staff are always available to answer questions outside of class hours. Results vary widely depending primarily on how much time a student decides to allocate for the program outside of class. Additional factors in student achievement have proven to be whether the student has any previous exposure to programming or website building, and how comfortably a student navigates using multiple computer programs at once.
It is designed to help students to build highly efficient mobile responsive websites right there while taking WebDev I and WebDev II courses. This way they can start earning money while gaining more skills and knowledge. Our mentors are here to help you to deliver.
What we cover:
Marketing Intelligence Skills:
Understanding how to design for optimizing the user experience and building the user experience to converge with business goals for the website, techniques for researching how to optimize for your users and techniques for measuring your success, understanding how to optimize for ranking in Google search results, intro to how to use Google Analytics and Google Ads to measure success.
All Bootcamp instructors are real-world tech professionals, so the information is delivered with relevant professional savvy.
The Bootcamp moves very quickly through a lot of information to give students the advantage of attaining a global view of universal fundamentals. It takes time to build these skills. Students who are able to put more time in between classes, will come much closer to skill mastery than students who just focus on the material during class time. But because there is so much information to consume, we also offer that students can take any Bootcamp course a second time at no charge.
We are blown away with the inaugural HVTechFest’s high vibe. Your attendance at the inaugural HVTechFest was a great confirmation of the growing tech ecosystem in the Hudson Valley and beyond. It was great to see so many new and invigoration of existing connections throughout the region and across New York State. We are happy and honored that we were able to provide the space for people to learn and witness new opportunities for growth using technology.
The Conference . . .
Thank you for joining us Friday, October 11 for the conference portion of the Festival to explore and rethink our tech education, tech workforce development and trends in hiring the lean startup way. Thank you for your hunger and curiosity to learn from each other through the tracks and sessions. The programming committee spent these enormous hours engaging and curating speakers one by one to reflect the industry trends — global and local. We are so proud of the 40+ speakers and 150+ attendees who participated in the conference.
The Hackathon . . .
Thank you for joining our first ever Hudson Valley Youth Hackathon on Saturday, October 12. Exciting to see 100+ professionals working side to side with youth, and competing equally. We appreciate our partner AT&T who was pushing us hard to have kids involved more than we envisioned — it was amazing inspirational and a learning experience for all! We learned that our high schoolers are way more tech prepared than the previous generations. They think alike, are responsible and capable. The startup bug bit them at the Hackathon — we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming! Let’s cultivate this spirit.
We were excited to see the youth driven to solve the employability & professional sustainability challenges. We are all aligned in our dream making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work. Technology can be and will be a practical tool for this rising tide!
The Festival as a whole . . .
This was the first of many Festivals we plan to have in the future. This was the largest ever gathering of the HVTechies ecosystem with over 250 participants and 120+ Hackathoners attending. It was great to see all of us connecting and collaborating throughout these two days. Based on real-time feedback throughout the event, I think it is fair to say we achieved our three stated objectives below:
Bring the entire HV Tech ecosystem together to connect and collaborate, hire and find jobs, create new partnerships and engagements. We trust you all have a long list to follow up!
Increase energy and excitement about the HV Tech ecosystem
Establish HVTechFest as a signature annual event for the ecosystem
Please help us make HVTechFest 2020 even better by completing a short survey for each of the sessions you attended during the Festival. The list of sessions and their associated survey links are below. Thank you in advance for your contribution in helping to build an annual premier technology festival for the Hudson Valley.
Learning schedule for 2019 starts Thursday, January 26th!
Hello fellow Coders!
Thank you for being a part of Hudson Valley coding co-learning
& co-working group. We love connecting people in tech, we can learn from
each other and build amazing things together. We believe that community
development setup and collaborative approach will change the way Hudson Valley
use digital technology.
Here is what we prepared for 2019:
Our 3rd Web Development Bootcamp at SUNY Ulster is continuing
course (starting 2/14th) and SEO course
(starting 3/21st). These courses can be taken as stand alone courses, although
Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp 4 registration is open
for this spring. Information
sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 1/30th and 2/6th at
6:30pm, at SUNY Ulster Kingston campus. Spring semester includes three courses
that focused on giving people the edge on the web development:
Web Dev I: Website construction principles. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 2/18 – 3/18
Web Dev II: Multipage websites CSS strategies, 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 4/1 – 29
Web Dev III: Building blocks of dynamic websites. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 5/6 – 6/10
We are excited to work with the best local professionals and
mentors to bring you the cutting edge technologies and the best practices of
using it. Together we are planning the following specialty courses:
A. general public topics like:
How to build WordPress website for my business – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. April.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101– What you need to get started – 3 hr class.
How to build your first E-mail marketing campaign – 3 hr class (TBA)
Optimizing your Instagram for business – 3 hr class (TBA)
Intro to Object Oriented Programming / CS – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each – tentatively scheduled for March
Intro to Python (specific scripting language, mostly used for back-end or for Data Science projects – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. We hope to run it February
Intro to Databases – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. Tentatively scheduled for May
Intro to Cyber Security and Certifications – 2 hrs class (TBA)
Coding Clubs will continue at Newburgh Free Library first
Mondays of the month starting February 4th.
If you’re interested in presenting, teaching or mentoring, we are open for your suggestions. If you have a challenge to solve – bring it to the Coding Club, meet other coders through the project hours. Let’s discuss what you want to learn, do, build. Let me know what you would like to get out of this group so I can best guide you to courses, meetups, activities. You can reply here OR e-mail me directly at email@example.com