League of Xtraordinary Programmers attracts out-of-town tech talent to Indy’s tech community

On August 5, over 200 talented techies attended TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers event presented by NextGear Capital at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. It was a night filled with drones, games, 3D printers, and a focus on Indy as an emerging tech hub.

Our League of Xtraordinary Programmers event is positioned to attract out-of-town tech talent visiting Indianapolis for Gen Con®, the original, longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in the world. More than 61,000 people embark on Indianapolis every year to attend The Best Four Days in Gaming, and the industry most Gen Con® attendees work in is information technology and telecomm.

Indy was recently featured by NBC for recent college grads as dream city, and we know the cost of living in New York or Silicon Valley is often too highly priced even for those c-suite folks. “Thousands of tech professionals are trying to find places where they can have both a successful tech career and a comfortable lifestyle for their family. Indianapolis offers that balance better than almost anywhere in the country,” said Mike Langellier, CEO of TechPoint. 

To offer attendees a reason to take a break from the convention center halls, we partnered with gaming companies, Hoosier universities, local craft beer and cocktail providers, hiring tech companies and employer advocates to offer an experience that showcased both the gaming and tech community Indiana has to offer.

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Gen Con® techies interacting with Plow Games
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The robotics brought by IndianaFIRST allowed guests to try their hands at a simulation of robotics basketball
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Oculus VR was a big hit with many attendees, including Javaria!

Looking to connect with TechPoint’s career resources? Out-of-town tech talent can apply to TechPoint’s Talent Network to get your resume in front of our hiring member companies, and view our job board to see today’s list of open positions in tech or with tech companies.

Many thanks to our presenting sponsor NextGear Capital and everyone who helped make the League of Xtraordinary Programmers event possible! Find more photos from the event on our Facebook page.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349