History

Founded in 1999, by Ted Bahr and Alan Zeichick, BZ Media LLC is a privately held, high-tech media company based on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore.

BZ Media’s flagship is Software Development Times, which was the first and only newspaper for the software development industry. SD Times launched in February 2000, and as of the end of 2010 had published more than 260 issues. In January 2011, SD Times transitioned to a monthly magazine format to better serve its readers with more in-depth news and trend analysis. More companies advertise in SD Times than in any other IT publication.

The company began producing technical conferences and trade shows in 2004. In 2014, BZ Media produced 7 events, including the largest Android developer, Wearables technology, and independent SharePoint conferences in North America.

The first BZ Media offices were located above Nobman’s Hardware in Oyster Bay, N.Y., but the company quickly expanded across the street to larger quarters above the Oyster Bay Coin Gallery. In 2004, the company needed to expand again and moved a few miles east to 7 High Street in the Village of Huntington, N.Y.

In June, 2013, BZ Media expanded to its current location at 225 Broadhollow Road in Melville, NY.