Category Archives: New York City

Happy Holidays – from us to you!

Boyle Software's holiday party crowd at Rustico, 12/20/18Wow – what a jam-packed 2018 this has been! As busy as things are, last week Boyle Software’s New York City team was able to squeeze in a joyful evening with some friends and clients to cook up and devour a fantastic Italian meal at Rustico Cooking in midtown Manhattan. It was a great night to catch up with colleagues and friends and reflect on what an excellent year it’s been. And just check out the amazing menu that we prepared:

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NYC tech talent reels in HQ2

Lower Manhattan before sunsetBy now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.

In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.

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Open Source NYC meets up

The Open Source NYC Meetup in Boyle Software's workspaceWe have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.

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Speeding down the road with Vroom

Congratulations to our client Vroom.com for successfully securing a new round of funding worth $30M – a great start on the road to the larger goal of raising $70M over the next few months. Vroom, for whom Boyle Software has done work since 2016, has restructured this year in a push for profitability.

We wish our partners at Vroom continued success in their pursuit of being the best online marketplace for used automobiles. We are proud to be a part of the team!

Tech Day 2018

Pier 94's entrance for Tech Day 2018Yesterday’s Tech Day NYC event, held at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side, was jam packed with the kind of bustling energy we’ve come to expect from this annual event, with countless start-ups showing their smart ideas off for potential investors (and each other). Once you made your way in and onto the exhibition floor – no mean feat, even early in the day! – you were met with an overwhelming throng of baby businesses as well as some established companies.

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