The Vermont Tech Jam is an annual job fair and expo organized by Seven Days, the state's independent newsweekly, and the Vermont Technology Alliance, a tech-industry trade organization.

The 6th annual Tech Jam took place on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, at the Champlain Mill in Winooski. About 2000 job seekers, career changers, students, teachers and tech professionals attended.

The Tech Jam isn't just a job fair. It's also a showcase of homegrown creativity and innovation. Several Vermont makers and inventors staged demonstrations at the Jam.

2012 Tech Jam underwriters: and MyWebGrocer.

Partner sponsors: BioTek; C2; Champlain College; FairPointCommunications; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Logic Supply; MicroStrain, a LORD Company; TD Bank, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development; the Vermont Department of Education; the Vermont Technology Council; the Vermont Technology Alliance.

In-kind and supporting sponsors: TelJet, Summit Technologies, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Public Radio, WCAX and Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew.

Find more information about the Tech Jam at

Video production: Eva Sollberger, Multimedia Producer, Seven Days

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