The Champlain Mill in Winooski is known for textiles, but Friday it was filled with tech-style. From 3-D printers to video games, the 6th annual Tech Jam drew in thousands of tech heads.
"I understand I'm a nerd as they call it," said Elis Hulse, a sophomore at the Vermont Commons school.
"Very nerdy -- It's great, it's awesome," said Rick Stehmeyer with Control Technologies Inc.
The massive job fair and tech-expo showcases Vermont's most innovative tech and bio-science companies that might normally fly under the radar, like Williston-based Control Technologies.
"We turn buildings into giant robots," Stehmeyer said. "We're looking for interns and potential future software programmers, but long term we're looking for electrical mechanical and software minded people."
One of the best parts of the tech jam might be that you can use all of these tech toys, like a color-tracking and drawing software.
Over 500 students from around the state opened their minds to future tech opportunities and possibilities. "I'm trying to help kids to get into the biz of making apps for pleasure or business," Elis Hulse said.
Hulse spoke at the event sharing his experience of creating an app business. "My most famous one is called color splashed and color splasher 3," He said.
He's the CEO of Eli Studios. The best part -- he's 15 years old. "I hope to go to CalTech, Stanford or a high-end college -- make lots of money, make iphone apps, continue having my own business and make things for computers," Hulse said.
"There's so many things you can do with technology and places to go," said Alexa Eddy, a sophomore at Colchester High School.
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