Cross Vegas Registration Opens This Saturday @ Noon

first_imgThe shuttles run ’til 11pm, but take it from this guy, the Registration isn’t the only thing that fills up fast.  If you don’t have to catch the finish, go ahead and line up early. Get you’re clicking fingers ready because registration for Cross Vegas, America’s biggest, baddest cyclocross race, opens this Saturday, August 1 at 12 noon (EST), and it’ll fill up fast.  Categories for Elite Men, Elite Women and Wheelers & Dealers (Industry) are all open to enter.This year’s spectator format will be a little different than what past attendees may have experienced.  Due to the massive crowds and popularity, the event organizers are being required to use street-side fencing to keep people from jay walking, and they’re actually charging for admission ($8) and beer (probably also $8…each), and they’ll be checking bags to keep outside food and drink from getting in and stealing sales from their vendors.  Good event, lame that we can’t bring our own drinks.  Perhaps we’re higher class than NASCAR, but still…The race is held on the first night of the Interbike tradeshow, September 23.  Gates open at 6pm.  Registration will be through BikeReg if you want to bookmark it now.  Hit ‘more’ to see the event poster…last_img read more

2015 Vermont Tech Jam features jobs, student projects, talks hosted by former Reddit staffer

first_img“20+ Tech Jobs”: Large employers including Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer describe their available tech jobs and the qualifications required to fill them, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”: Three local tech professionals describe their circuitous career paths, moderated by Pat Boera of Champlain College Career Services, Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. GameTheory GameLab: On Friday, staffers of Burlington-based GameTheory illustrate the principles behind video game design by inviting Tech Jam attendees to play physical and digital versions of various games. On Saturday, attendees can play games created during a recent Game Jam and vote for their favorites. Student STEM Showcase: The Vermont Agency of Education organizes this rotating display of STEM projects from K-12 students across Vermont. Participating schools include Burlington’s Integrated Arts Academy, Williston Central School, Mount Abraham Union High School, Windsor High School and Richmond Middle School, part of Vermont’s interstate school district in Hanover, N.H. Vermont Business Magazine Former Reddit staffer Victoria Taylor is among the speakers at the ninth Vermont Tech Jam, a free job fair and tech expo which takes place Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. Taylor, former Reddit talent manager and coordinator of its popular Ask Me Anything series, will emcee a series of short talks called the Tech Tank. Her appearance is made possible by Vermont PBS, which has tapped her to host a new series of tech-themed “digital shorts.” At the Tech Jam, Taylor will facilitate audience Q&As with local innovators, including: Barry Finette, UVM College of Medicine Professor and founder of THINKmd; Dave Porcello, founder of cybersecurity startup Pwnie Express; Logic Supply Product Manager JP Ishaq and Content Marketing Manager Darek Fanton; Josh Castonguay, director of generation and renewable innovation at Green Mountain Power; and Middlebury College student Terrance Goguen, ’16, CEO and founder of JoyRyde, an app that deters users from using their smartphones while driving.The Tech Tank, organized with support from the Vermont Department of Economic Development, takes place on Friday from 1-3 p.m. Other Tech Jam highlights include:More than 60 exhibitors, including dozens of local tech companies with jobs to fill. Numerous Vermont colleges and training programs will also be present, including Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Vermont Law School, Girl Develop It and Vermont Works for Women. An “Art-cade” featuring the PinBox 3000 cardboard tabletop pinball system, created by Cardboard Teck Instantute, on Saturday, from 1-3 p.m.center_img Tech demonstrations from IEEE sponsors in the Tech Jam expo hall. The winners of the 2015 HackVT competition, a team of software developers from C2, explain their web-based application, One Day, on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Designed for this year’s theme, “Hack the Climate,” the app measures users’ daily energy consumption. Free admittance to keynote presentations during the International Conference on the Edges of Innovation for Smarter Cities, organized by the local chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, taking place upstairs from the Tech Jam. On Friday night, during the exhibitor reception, the Vermont Technology Alliance will present the winners of its annual Vermont Tech Jam Innovator and Ambassador awards.Find an event schedule, a complete list of exhibitors — and sign up for the weekly Tech Jam email newsletter — at techjamvt.com(link is external).The Vermont Tech Jam, presented by Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer, is organized by Seven Days, Vermont’s free, independent newsweekly, and the Vermont Technology Alliance, the trade organization supporting Vermont’s tech business community.Partner sponsors include BioTek, Champlain College, Vermont Technology Alliance, Green Mountain Power, Logic Supply, the Vermont Technology Council and Novetta, a “big data” cyber-analytics company whose Boston-based division is seeking to establish a Burlington tech hub.last_img read more

Chelsea v West Ham: Hazard starts

first_imgChelsea’s Eden Hazard starts against West Ham despite picking up an ankle injury during the win at Stoke. Oscar is recalled to the starting line-up, with John Mikel Obi dropping to the bench.West Ham midfielder Mark Noble returns after an Achilles problem but Alex Song and Diafra Sakho have been left out of the visitors’ starting line-up. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Drogba.AdChoices广告 West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Collins, Reid, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Carroll, Valencia.Subs: Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, Song, Amalfitano, Jarvis, Cole, Sakho.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of U.S. Open

first_imgRoger Federer made a shock exit from the U.S. Open on Monday after the five-times champion was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) by unseeded Australian John Millman in the round of 16.Millman, ranked 55th in the world, was dominated by Federer in the first set but turned the tables on the Swiss to take the second then held his nerve through two tiebreaks to secure the win in three hours and 34 minutes.The Australian said he froze in the first set but was able to take control by relying on his fighting qualities.“Felt like a deer in the headlights to begin with, to be honest,” he said courtside.“I’ve got to control the controllable and the one thing I can control is the fight in me. I’ve always brought the fight up.”Second seed Federer, who had not dropped a set in his first three matches in New York, had 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults and landed just 49 percent of his first serves.Millman said the victory had yet to sink in.“I’m probably in a little bit of disbelief. I have so much respect for Roger and everything he’s done for the game,” he added. “He’s a hero of mine. Today he was not at his best but I’ll take it.”Next up for the Australian is a quarter-final match-up against sixth seed Novak Djokovic. Day 8, Monday, Sept. 3Men’s Singles resultsJohn Millman def. No. 2 Roger Federer, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(3)No. 6 Novak Djokovic def. Joao Sousa, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3No. 7 Marin Cilic def. No. 10 David Goffin, 7-6(6), 6-2, 6-4No. 21 Kei Nishikori def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5Day 9, Tuesday, Sept. 4Men’s Singles scheduleNo. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 9 Dominic ThiemNo. 3 Juan Martin del Potro vs. No. 11 John Isnerlast_img read more