Tue April 8, 2014
Drones Upstate

Investigation into drone crash nearing completion

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 4:07 pm

An MQ-9 Reaper drone operated by the 174th Air National Guard Attack Wing at Hancock Airfield.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

The Air Force's investigation into the crash of a drone aircraft into Lake Ontario last fall is nearing completion and should be made public later this spring.

Investigators from the Air Force Investigations Board wrapped up the on-site investigation at Hancock Airfield on March 20, according to 174th Air Guard Attack Wing spokeswoman Maj. Sandy Stoquert.

Investigators did not give the 174th a preliminary report or portions of its finding yet, Stoquert said.

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Thu April 3, 2014
Civic Hacking

Upstate coders pass halfway mark in civic-minded hackathon

Kate O'Connell/WXXI

The two-month long event is a tech collaboration between AT&T, R.I.T, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate who are partnering to inspire local developers, innovative computer scientists, entrepreneurs, software developers and hardware engineers to build and deliver apps that serve community needs, connect and engage citizens with their governments and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment in the region.

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Wed April 2, 2014

Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding

Ryan Delaney WRVO

There's another $1 million in the recently passed state budget for upstate New York's new drone testing program, which means the site now has enough funding to get through at least its first year of operations.

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Fri February 28, 2014

Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Upstate New York’s new drone testing site is closer to pulling enough money together to begin operating. It’s been awarded a state grant to cover some of its startup costs.

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Thu February 20, 2014

AT&T sponsors upstate mobile app challenges

Kate O'Connell

AT&T has thrown its support behind a two-month virtual hackathon aimed at creating smartphone apps that serve community needs in upstate New York. The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge was launched Thursday in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). And, it will have an $18,000 prize pool to attract local developers.

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