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Powered by Community Partnerships: IT Workforce Innovation with AlbanyCanCode & Volunteer Appreciation Event


AlbanyCanCode works to build a more inclusive and vibrant tech talent pipeline and tech sector workforce in New York’s Capital Region, partnering with stakeholders – employers, educators and community – to create programs that reduce cultural and economic barriers to participating in the tech economy. Ultimately, the work is to shift mindset about who can work in technology, and to create open access to pathways to joining the tech sector workforce.  Annmarie Lanesey, Founder and CEO of AlbanyCanCode, and President of Agile software development shop, Greane Tree Technology, will discuss the story of AlbanyCanCode.  Its critical work developing a tech talent pipeline in the Capital Region and New York State is yours to explore!

For Annmarie Lanesey, Greane Tree Technology President, technology is a tool for innovation, community development, and empowerment.

Annmarie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Art Media and Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she received the RPI Founders Award of Excellence and a full scholarship to the Electronic Arts graduate program. Her creative work has won top prizes in international festivals and has screened at over 100 contemporary art venues worldwide.

A proud alumna of Head Start, Annmarie knows that intelligence and diligence grow in every neighborhood, and she believes in giving people the means to create opportunity for themselves and their families.

In 2008, Annmarie co-founded Greane Tree Technology, a New York State Certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Annmarie heads up Greane Tree’s business operations, project management, and strategic development. She has successfully led her team’s software development projects for publishing powerhouses, social media startups, academic institutions, national nonprofits, and government agencies.

In 2012, Annmarie was selected by Albany Business Review as one of the 40 Under Forty and as one of the six Women Who Mean Business. In 2015, the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center honored Annmarie with the Harriet Rifkin Award for “her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence.” Annmarie was named a New York State Woman of Distinction by Senator Neil Breslin in 2016.

In 2016, Annmarie founded AlbanyCanCode, an organization dedicated to helping talented local people from all backgrounds find pathways to employment in the regional software development industry. Annmarie serves on the board of directors of AlbanyCanCode, the Commission on Economic Opportunity and the Capitol Region Chamber.


Volunteer Appreciation Event (before & during dinner!)

Celebrate your contributions!

PMI Volunteers, Veterans & Active Duty Military and Community Volunteers

 PMI Upstate NY Volunteers

PMI Committee Members, Program Directors and Board Members,

Thanks for all you do to make our Upstate NY Chapter a vibrant community of PM professionals!  

If you have contributed 10 hours or more of service to the PMI Upstate NY Chapter, you will receive a Volunteer Code for a FREE dinner at the November Chapter Dinner Meeting! The code will come via email, by November 1st, so you can apply it when you register online for the event.

All volunteers, regardless of service hours, will be eligible to win prizes given away that night!

Veterans & Active Duty Military

Thank you for your Service. We would like to honor you with a FREE dinner at the November Chapter event! When you register online, please answer Yes to the Veteran/Active Duty Military question and bring you military ID with you that night.

Community Volunteers

Thank you for giving back to our community. PMI UNY is committed to reaching a goal of 400 hours of community service during 2019. Please let us know how much time you have given to the local food banks, schools, shelters, etc. when registering online for the November Chapter Dinner. OR, register community hours that night. All submissions will be entered to win prizes!


Everyone is invited to visit the Celebrate Photo Booth and show your pride for your contributions with a picture*!

*Sign a waiver so we can use all the pictures in our newsletter, website and on Social Media!


Dinner includes Salad (Kale Caesar), Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea included. Served with chef inspired accompaniments, Villa Italia Pastries, Cookies and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKEN: Classically Prepared Chicken Parmesan
  2. Pork: Pork Loin with Maple Dijon
  3. BEEF: Peppercorn Beef Sirloin – black peppercorn encrusted
  4. VEG: Pasta Primavera – Sautéed vegetables in garlic & olive oil


Please join us on November 20, 2019 at The Italian American Community Center (IACC), 257 Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2018-2019.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members; $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

For details please contact:

Chris Rocca - Program Director for Chapter Meetings 

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It is no longer possible to register for this event


Type of activity: Events

Date: November 20th, 2019

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Late date:: 18 November 2019 to 5:30PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: $50.00

Non members: $60.00

Students: $40.00

Late member: $60.00

Late non member: $70.00


Italian American Community Center

257 Washington Ave Ext.

Albany, NY, 12205

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