Networks for engineers and other nerds in the Capital Region?

slide ruleBridget emails:

My husband is looking for a job in Albany as a mechanical engineer. Do you or your readers have any tips or suggestions as to what companies to hit up?

If you have a tip for Bridget, great -- please share.

But we want to broaden her question a bit, too. There are a lot of nerd-type* professionals in the AOA crowd -- and more every day as people move here for various industries, both tiny and large. So... if you're an engineer/scientist/software developer/awesome nerd new to the Capital Region, how do you get plugged into the scene here? Are there good groups or orgs to join? Networking opportunities? Please share!

* AOA loves nerds. Obviously.

photo: Flickr user s58y


There are a few software user groups in the area

And not mentioned:

Linkedin is a good resource to follow
Companies and Colleagues on >

StateJobsNY >

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers is headquartered here, plus they have an Capital District chapter. You might want to check out their job listings (, and they'd be a good place to network regardless. - pretty much the first stop for any tech related job - this place is constantly expanding - AMD chip factory that's also poised to attract more businesses to the area as well

A handful of technical groups I hear about a lot:

Capital Region Cancer Research Group
Capital District Microscopy and Microanalysis Society
Capital Region Post Doc Association

Not really for MechE's though...

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (not bad at all),... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by turkey, stuffing, family, friends and gratitude. Also, by tryptophan hangovers. And of course, it was brought to you... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past holiday week on AOA: + As is tradition, our annual Thanksgiving charity drawing asked: What are you... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to the holiday season in the Capital Region -- when there are more things to do than you can shake a peppermint stick at.... (more)

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving. (We hope it involves pie.) Thank you for being a part of AOA this year.... (more)

Recent Comments

Needs more monorail.

Crepes at The French Press Cafe and Creperie

...has 9 comments, most recently from jaketwiceover

Holiday markets 2015

...has 3 comments, most recently from Lu

"I think it feels like Thanksgiving."

...has 2 comments, most recently from Deanna

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from RH

Happy Thanksgiving!

...has 1 comment, most recently from mg