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This Week In Silicon Alley (Diversity In Tech Awards, VentureBeat: Marketing.FWD Summit, Social Media Week, National Hardware Cup, Engineers Week, Personalizationpalooza, Health & BioTech Summit)

From: Gary | G.
Sent on: Monday, February 22, 2016 8:29 AM
   Feb 22, 2016: The VR AR We All Are Edition! View in browser   |   Subscribe   
"Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on
Plannin’ for the future see him now as he stands on
The bow of a ship headed for a new land
In New York you can be a new man!"
// Hamilton @ The Grammys

"Convergence of cheap smartphone chips, sensors embedded in everything & open source AI tools will usher next wave of computing." - Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz) // What's Next In Computing

"if you want to be an angel investor, invest the amount of money you’d be comfortable lighting on fire." // Getting Into Venture Capital

Apple vs FBI (+ how iOS encryption works). NASA telescope (100 times > Hubble). Smartwatches overtake Swiss watches. FB Telecom Infra Project. World's largest solar plant (Morocco). Arctic amplification. US airlines can now fly to Cuba. 3000 yr old bronze wheel. W train returning. And coffee's good for you! :)

Researchers @ Cambridge demonstrated it's possible to interface graphene (2D carbon) w/ neurons (nerve cells) while maintaining integrity of cells. Whoa.

NEW THINGS ==> 5G. Souping the new juicing? 360 camera. LinkNYC (Onboard tablet, WiFi, charging station).

As y'all know, my New Years Resolution is to get to know GarysGuide members & subscribers better :) So shoot me an email & introduce yourself!

ANNOUNCING ==> FinTech Mission: London (Apr 10-14; With UKTI; Meet investors, partners & learn about UK FinTech; Attend Innovate Finance Global Summit); apply by Mar 09. Future Possibilities: VR/AR/360 (Mar 03 @ Aol; Panel + startup demos); Wanna demo? Email Osnat.

ANNOUNCING ==> IN2NYC Int'l Innovators Initiative (Temporary work visa; Supporting 80 entrepreneurs & 700+ new jobs in first 3 yrs; By CUNY & NYCEDC). Unicef Innovation Fund ($9M; Open source tech for children); apply by Feb 26.

ANNOUNCING ==> UrbanTech Growth Hubs ($7.2M; 100K sq ft; 2 new tech hubs in Midtown & BK Navy Yard); congrats Grand Central Tech & New Lab! TechEmerge (Partnerships betn global tech & emerging markets healthcare providers; $1M for pilot projects; 1st phase India); apply by Mar 06.

ANNOUNCING ==> A.I. X Prize ($5M; Human & artificial intelligence collaboration; By IBM Watson & TED). vLAB Global CIO-to-Startup Challenge (Feb 25 @ WeWork; Pitch startup to global CIOs; Submit solns to painpoints & get Fortune 500 customers; List of CIO challenges).

ANNOUNCING ==> TED Residency (Apr 01 - Jul 01; @ SoHo HQ); apply by Feb 24. Techstars NYC (Starts July; VR/AR, A.I., Machine Learning, Blockchain, Mobile, Genomics); apply by Mar 20.

CAUSE ==> Feb 25 Diversity In Tech Awards (Celebrate diversity in STEM: Science, Tech, Engg, Math; With Code/Interactive, DJ Y3LDA & music by Ryan Leslie); 2 FREE VIP Passes ($200).

SPACES ==> Quotidian VC qLabs (Mad Sq Park; 1-8 person startups; $600/mo); email Pedro. Techstars (B'way & 39th; Events & office hrs; $450/mo); email Jill. Scout VC (47 Murray; March; $500/mo); email Corey.

DON'T MISS! ==> Mar 01 Agility First! Hacking Leadership w/ founders Marc Lore (, David Gurle (Symphony), Dan Doctoroff (Sidewalk Labs), Ricky Van Veen (CollegeHumor), Howard Morgan (First Round), Annabel Chang (Public Policy, Lyft), David Hantman (Sr Advisor, Airbnb); 15 FREE VIP Passes ($916 each)!

DON'T MISS! ==> Mar 02 Media Summit w/ Meredith Levien (CRO, NY Times), Aaron Luber (Google Cardboard), Scott Levine (Time Warner Investments), Joseph Coyne (Samsung Global Innovation), Chris Frallic (First Round), Nancy Lane (CBS News), Justin Bolognino (META VR); 3 FREE Passes ($635 each)!

DON'T MISS! ==> Mar 03 FoodBytes! Summit (+ Startup Showcase); 2 FREE Passes ($299 each)! Mar 10 Stand Up For Passion 2nd Anniversary w/ founders Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), Nihal Mehta (Founder, Eniac VC), Tony Kaye (Director, AmericanX), Alexandre Mars (French Bill Gates); 10 FREE Passes!

DON'T MISS! ==> Mar 04 NYU Entrepreneurs Festival w/ founders Ragy Thomas (Sprinklr), David Steinberger (ComiXology), Dagny Looper (IndieLoop), Ryan Fant (Keen Home), Sutian Dong (Female Founders Fund), Josh Nussbaum (Metamorphic VC); 3 FREE Passes ($100 each)!

DON'T MISS! ==> Mar 04 Health Tech Conference w/ founders Cheryl Swirnow (Sherpaa), Adam Hanina (AiCure), Meredith Oppenheim (NurtureMed), Diego Miralles (Head, J&J Innovation), Bob Langer (MIT), Deborah Estrin (Professor, Cornell Tech); 10 FREE Passes!

DON'T MISS! ==> Apr 08 NYC Startup Job Fair (Connecting top talent w/ exciting NYC startups; Free for developers). Apr 26 Empire Startups: FinTech Startups Conference (Demos by top FinTech startups; Network w/ FinTech investors & founders; 2 wks left for early-bird pricing).

DON'T MISS! ==> Feb 22-25 Hack Summit. Feb 22-26 Social Media Week. Thru Feb 27 Engineers Week. Mar 04 Health Tech Hackathon. Mar 04-06 Drone Film Festival. Mar 05 Yahoo! Hack. Mar 05-11 Genius Week (Ray Kurzweil, Neil deGrasse Tyson). Mar 08 Int'l Women's Day. Thru Apr 17 Silicon City.

Mar 11-15 SXSW 2016 Parties Guide @ Austin, TX (Decoded Fashion House, ff Massive, Tech Cocktail, Spredfast + 100 more events)!; Have an event? Email me or add it here.

Feb 22 VentureBeat Marketing.FWD Summit w/ Andrew Donkin (Brand Mktg Head, Amazon), Brad Smallwood (VP Mktg, Facebook), Dana Anderson (CMO, Mondelēz), Pepijn Rijvers (CMO,, Jon Potter (CMO, Moet Hennessy), Barbara Messing (CMO, TripAdvisor).

Feb 23 Health & BioTech Summit w/ founders Michael Keriakos (Everyday Health), Jay Parkinson (Sherpaa), Joe Blewitt (Epion Health), Alex Jaimes (CTO, AiCure), Paul Ehrlich (Gotham VC); 2 FREE Passes ($395)!

Feb 23 Digital Advertising: Survival vs Failing (FREE) w/ founders Eric Franchi (Undertone), Gina Waldhorn (Evol8tion), Claudia Iannazzo (Pereg VC). Feb 23 Publisher Roundtable (AdTech Stacks); 4 FREE Passes ($60)!

Feb 24 Sales Acceleration Platforms (Conductor, Greenhouse, Namely, Managed By Q); 10 FREE Passes! Feb 28 BUILD By Brunchwork (Influencers, Bain Capital VC); 2 FREE Passes ($150)!

Feb 25 Personalization-palooza 2016 w/ Nick Rockwell (CTO, NY Times), Haile Owasu (Chief Data Scientist, Mashable), Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital), Phil Wiser (CTO, Hearst); 2 FREE Passes ($133 each)!

Apr 21 New York TechDay @ Pier 94 (30K+ attendees & 550+ hot startups & tech companies). Mar 03 Conversation With Casper w/ Philip Krim & Luke Sherwin (Co-Founders, Casper); 10 FREE Passes!

FREE PASSES! (details) ==> Feb 22 Fashion & E-Commerce (1stdibs, 1800flowers). Feb 23 Raising Money (Simon VC, Techstars). Feb 24 Cannabis Leaders. Feb 24 Polish Pitch. Feb 25 Person Place Thing w/ Yancey Strickler (CEO, Kickstarter). Feb 25 SheWorx Breakfast (Plated). Feb 25 Music Tech.

Mo' FREE PASSES! (details) ==> Feb 25 Connoisseur Africa. Feb 27 Video Journalism. Feb 26 Service Design. Feb 29 Product Council w/ Brad Hargreaves (Common & GA). Mar 01 Israeli Pitch Night. Mar 01 Startup Grind w/ Gerard Adams (Founder, Elite Daily). Mar 01 Agencies & Clients. Mar 01 Startup Pitch Night (Bloomberg Beta).

Mo' FREE PASSES! (details) ==> Mar 01 Women Founders & Investors. Mar 02 Fusion NYC. Mar 03 AD THINK: /Tech (JWT, Coca-Cola). Mar 07 Wall Street To Silicon Alley. Mar 08 Product Politics. Mar 08 Confidence Game. Mar 09 French Tech. Mar 13 Brunch & Mimosas (Techstars).

UPCOMING EVENTS ==> Feb 24 NYU $200K Venture Challenge. Mar 06 Orange Party (Benefiting Parkinson's Research). Mar 16 IoT Demo Night @ WeWork.

CLASSES ==> Feb 23 Wordpress & Web Basics @ Tekserve Studios. Feb 25 Ruby for Beginners @ Dev Bootcamp. Mar 03 HTML & CSS for Beginners @ Dev Bootcamp.

Mo' Classes! ==> Mar 05 Data Science w/ R: Data Analysis & Visualization. Mar 05 Data Science w/ R: Machine Learning. Mar 06 Data Science w/ Python: Data Analysis & Visualization.

SPACES ==> The Farm (SoHo; $250/mo shared & $400/mo dedicated; 1 FREE month). District Cowork (NoMad; $250/mo; FREE day pass: mention "GarysGuide").

DEADLINES ==> Feb 26 Tech/Creative Ctr RFP (124 E 14th St). Feb 29 Google IoT Research Award Pilot (Beacons, bluetooth). Feb 29 Social Impact Awards ($10K). Mar 01 America Needs You Fellows Program (For high-achieving, low-income college students).

Mo' Deadlines ==> Mar 11 TechHire Federal Grants ($100M; Tech training for low income, disability). InnovateNYP: Pediatric Appathon (Mar 12; $10K prizes; Tech to improve child's care). hackNY Student Hackathon (Apr 02 @ NYU). YCombinator Female Founders Conference (Apr 04).

Mo' Deadlines ==> Vimeo: Share The Screen (Funding female filmmaker projects). Google Launchpad Accelerator ($50K equity-free; Brazil, India, Indonesia). NASA Mission to Mars (pilots, engineers, scientists). XPRIZE: Carbon ($20M).

CONGRATS! ==> Yodle (local mktg) acquired by for $342M cash. Nice, yo! Alex & Giphy (gif search) raised $55M ($300M val). Kathy & Qualia (SaaS mktg) raised $5.5M. Josh & Hometeam (elderly home care solns) raised $5M. Jon & Cheddar (CNBC for millennials) raised $3M.

Mo' Congrats! :) ==> Gooten (custom print fulfillment) raised $1.35M. Centric Digital raised round. Swerve (influencer mktg) acquired by Bloglovin'. Hayley Barna (Co-Founder, BirchBox) joining First Round Capital as first female partner.

Mo' Congrats! :) ==> Maya Baratz & Rob Jordan (ABC News, KCC) on wedding. Rana Rouhana & Cezary Pietrzak (Techstars, DigitalOcean) on baby boy Matteo.

HAPPY B'DAY! :) ==> Danae Ringelmann (Indiegogo), Franck Nouyrigat (Startup Weekend), Erin Griffith (Fortune), Diego Saez-Gil (BlueSmart), Jen Jamula (Blogologues), Willie Litvack (SquadUp), Trevor Owens (Javelin), Janis Krums (Opportunity).

WHO'S HIRING? ==> Chief of Staff at MuseumHack, iOS at, Backend at, Head of Biz Dev & Corporate Growth at GCT Accelerator, Exec Director Urban Tech Growth Hub at GCT Accelerator, Data Science at Venmo, Copywriter at Casper, Mktg at Birchbox, Product Mgr at Digital Ocean, Brand Ambassador at Placeful, Product Mktg Mgr at Smartling, VC Intern at Flatiron Investors, Growth Hacker at Pymetrics, Front-end at Stealth, Biz Dev at CB Insights, Python at OpenCrowd, Strategist at Catchafire, EVP Partnerships at TechStars, Content Mktg Mgr at Work Market, Mobile Dev at Gamechat, & more!

RECENTLY READ ==> Messaging & Emojis, learnings, Vine Mystery, Future Of Media, Computer Voice, Buzzfeed Plan, Resilience Formula, Seed Rounds, Moonshot Secrets, Vine Lessons, Tech Diversity & China's Rich Kids.

NYC ==> Buy Vs Rent. $50M Bronx Police Station (by starchitect Bjarke Ingels).

Now watch Ok Go Behind The Scenes, Creative Control Preview, Birth Of Sake, Chess In The Park & Robot Hole-in-one!

Until next week :)
(aka "The Guy with the Red Tie")

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THE VOID (which launched @ TED2016) is a much buzzed about virtual reality experience which adds sensations of touch and physical space to traditional VR. Nice, yo!

Scientists @ Univ. of Southampton created new data format encoding info in tiny nano structures of 5-dimensional glass discs storing 360 terabytes data for 13.8 billion yrs (3 times age of Earth) at 190°C.

No Man’s Sky is sci-fi game about exploration & survival in infinite procedurally self-generated galaxy whose edges extend into abyss you can plunge into forever. (science behind it)

First look at concept renderings by Disney of upcoming Star Wars' Parks Experience which will be Disney's largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each.

  Feb 23: Digital Advertising - Survival vs Failing
With Eric Franchi (Founder, Undertone), Claudia Iannazzo (Pereg VC), Gina Waldhorn (Founder, Evol8tion).
  Feb 24: VentureOutNY - Betas & Belvedere: Polish Pitch Night
Investor pitch night featuring amazing cohort of Polish tech companies.
  Feb 25: 1st Annual Diversity In Tech Awards
Celebrating diversity in STEM. With DJ Y3LDA & musical guest Ryan Leslie. 100% sales fund Code/Interactive.
  Mar 13: Brunchwork w/ Techstars
With Alex Iskold (MD, Techstars NYC) and Nick Devane (Co-Founder/CEO, Homemade).
  Mar 16: IoT Demo Night! Do you have an IoT Demo?
Network with leading IoT professionals in the NYC Metro area, hosted at WeWork, sponsored by Atmel.
  Apr 26: Empire Startups: FinTech Startups Conference
Watch demos & product updates from the top FinTech startups and network w/ FinTech venture investors & startup founders.
Class Spotlight

  Feb 23: Wordpress & Web Basics
Instructor is Nate Cooper (Simple Labs).
  Feb 25: Ruby for Beginners
Intro dive into Ruby, a beginner-friendly language used on servers in backend web development.
  Feb 28: BUILD by brunchwork
Full-day intensive designed to jumpstart your first company. With Jon Levy (Founder, The Influencers).
  Mar 05: Data Science with R - Machine Learning
Instructor is Shu Yan (Ph.D degree in Physics from University of South Carolina).
Monday, Feb 22

8:00am $1195 VentureBeat Presents - Marketing.FWD Summit
Westin Times Sq, 270 W 43rd St
With Andrew Donkin (Brand Mktg Head, Amazon), Brad Smallwood (VP Mktg, Facebook), Dana Anderson (CMO, Mondelēz), Pepijn Rijvers (CMO,, Jon Potter (CMO, Moet Hennessy), Barbara Messing (CMO, TripAdvisor).
9:30am Free Entrepreneurship Week at Microsoft
Microsoft Store, 677 5th Ave
With Kathleen Warner (NYCEDC), Bea Arthur (‎In Your Corner), Aria Finger (, Kathryn Minshew (TheMuse).
5:00pm Free SaaS Office Hours
Axial, 902 Broadway, 19th Fl
With Tomasz Tunguz (Partner, Redpoint Ventures).
5:30pm Free Sidewalk Labs - Reimagining the City as a Digital Platform
Google NYC, 111 8th Ave
6:00pm $15 Future of Unicorns
Grant Thornton, 757 3rd Ave, 9th Fl
A Discussion with legendary Alan Patricof (VC @ Greycroft Partners).
6:30pm Free Future of X - Banking with IEX
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Fl
Learn how Fintech entrepreneurs using tech to fundamentally transform banking.
6:30pm $36 Tech Talk - Fashion & E-Commerce Micro-Summit
UJA-Federation, 130 E 59th St
With Adam Karp (CMO, 1stdibs), Robin Colner (Founder, DigiStar Media), Dana Telsey (CEO, Telsey Advisory), Amit Shah (SVP Marketing,
6:30pm Free FPSK - From Object Oriented to Functional Programming
Dev Bootcamp NYC, 48 Wall St, 15th Fl
With Garreth Dottin (Full Stack Engineer, TD Securities) working in React, Angular & Java.
7:00pm Free FinTech & RetailTech UK Networking Reception
Rise NY, 43 W 23rd St
Meet FinTech & RetailTech UK companies in town on trade mission.
7:00pm Free D3.js Meetup
Pivotal Labs, 625 Ave of Americas, 2nd Fl
With Pan Wangperawong (Microsoft Research) & Nicolas Fernandez (Icahn School of Medicine).
8:00pm Free HackerNest Tech Social
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 10th Fl
Tuesday, Feb 23

8:00am $35 On Technology - NYC Smart City Initiatives
NY Institute of Technology, 1871 Broadway
With Jessica Singleton (Chief Digital Officer, NYC), Kiva Allgood (VP Smart Cities, Qualcomm), Ken Dircks (IBM), Jeff Merritt (Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation), Katepalli Sreenivasan (Dean, NYU), Anne Roest (Commissioner, DoITT).
8:30am $60 Publisher AdTech Stack Roundtable
Cushman & Wakefield, 1290 Ave of Americas
Founders, CEOs & execs discuss their ad tech stacks.
8:30am Free Digital Advertising - Survival vs Failing
116 W Houston St
With Eric Franchi (Co-Founder, Undertone), Claudia Iannazzo (Partner, Pereg Ventures), Gina Waldhorn (Co-Founder, Evol8tion), Ryan Brogan (Magnet).
8:30am Free LMHQ Women’s Breakfast with THINX & LOLA
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Fl
With Miki Agrawal (Founder, THINX), Jordana Kier (Founder, LOLA), Alex Friedman (Founder, LOLA).
8:30am Free [Social Media Week] - Brand Management, Metrics & Trends
Québec Government Office, One Rockefeller Plaza, 26th Fl
With @CanadaNY & @QuebecNewYork. Featuring Hootsuite & LiftMetrix.
1:00pm $395 2016 Health & BioTech Summit
Microsoft Technology Center, 640 8th Ave
With founders Michael Keriakos (Everyday Health), Jay Parkinson (Sherpaa), Joe Blewitt (Epion Health), Frank Sculli (BioDigital), Alex Jaimes (CTO, AiCure), Paul Ehrlich (Gotham VC).
5:30pm $48 Blockchain - Get The Scoop
PricewaterhouseCoopers, 300 Madison Ave
With Blythe Masters (Founder/CEO, Digital Asset Holdings).
5:30pm Free Bridging The TV & Digital Divide
SimulMedia, 401 Park Ave S, 11th Fl
With Nick Johnson (SVP Digital Ad Sales Strategy, Turner) & Peter Naylor (SVP Ad Sales, Hulu).
6:00pm Free National Hardware Cup NYC
Columbia University, 116th St
With Andrew Ackerman (DreamIt Ventures), Colin Beirne (Two Sigma VC), Jay Levy (Zelkova VC), John Vaskis (Indiegogo), Josh Benamram (Bessemer VC), Sutian Dong (FirstMark Capital).
6:00pm $975 Web Development Level 3 - JavaScript & jQuery
Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway, Ste 1202
Learn JavaScript so you can add interactivity, animated slideshows, lightboxes, validate forms & more.
6:00pm Free Education Startups - Trends & Opportunities
West 3rd Common, 1 W 3rd St
With Michael Amigot (IBL Open edX) and Gordon Smith (Founder, Codesters & Tutor).
6:00pm $15 Data-Driven Sales Process
Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl
With Ben Ramsey (Director of Sales, RJMetrics).
6:00pm $20 NASDAQ // FULLSTACK
Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway
With NASDAQ design team Adekunle Oduye (Product Designer), Sofia Millares (Dir. Product Design), Jason Delia (Sr Product Designer) & Tami Evnin (Sr Product Designer).
6:30pm Free Dev Bootcamp Alumni - Ask Me Anything
Dev Bootcamp, 48 Wall St, 15th Fl
Careers, Job Search, and Teamwork.
6:30pm Free WITI NY Presents - Getting Started With Innovation
ADP Innovation Lab, 135 W 18th St
With Isabel Carvajal (Chief Data Architect, ADP Innovation Lab), Ruven Gotz (Innovation Ctr Director, Avanade), Amy Kadomatsu (Founder, ROKO Labs).
6:30pm $5 Elements of Speed
Rise NY, 28 W 24th St
With Bob Gower (Director of Innovation, Citrusbyte).
6:30pm Free Enterprise Content Strategy - Standing Your Content Up For Success
Huge, 45 Main St, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn
6:30pm Free Customer Success Meetup
Work-Bench, 110 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl
With Alex Powell (Product Mgr, Greenhouse) and Vincent Huang (Product Mgr, BetterWorks).
6:30pm Free Dude, Wheres My Data?
StackExchange HQ, 110 William St, 28th Fl
With Dr Fran Berman (US Chair, Research Data Alliance and Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
6:30pm Free Internet of Fashion Show
District Cowork, 1204 Broadway, 4th Fl
Exhibition of wearable tech, 3D printing & fashion innovation. Networking reception w/ drinks + appetizers.
7:30pm $50 3rd Annual 5x10 Talks
BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn
With founders Alex Blumberg (Gimlet Media), Donnel Baird (BlocPower), Dale Talde (Three Kings Restaurant Group), Teresa Younger (CEO, Ms Foundation for Women), Katy Clark (President, BAM).
7:30pm $10 VC Insider - Ins & Outs of Raising Money
AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl
With J Skyler Fernandes (Simon Venture Group), Alex Iskold (MD, Techstars), Sumeet Shah (Brand Foundry Ventures), Aileen Smith (Founder, Vizalytics).
Wednesday, Feb 24

8:00am $100 Womens Entrepreneurship Day Breakfast Series
CORE: Club, 66 E 55th St
With Alexandra Wilson (Co-Founder, GLAMSQUAD and Co-Founder, Gilt).
8:00am $2700 Enterprise Summit
Civic Hall, 156 Fifth Ave, 2nd Fl
With Andrew Breen (VP, Amex), Scott Childs (UX Lead, Capital One), Rishi Dave (CMO, Dun & Bradstreet), Viv Goldstein (Dir. Innovation, GE), Kimberly Hicks (VP User Platform, Viacom).
5:30pm Free NYU $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge
NYU Stern, 40 W 4th St
Venture Showcase & Reception.
6:00pm $20 VentureOut - Betas & Belvedere: Polish Pitch Night
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 9th Fl
Investor pitch night featuring amazing cohort of Polish tech companies.
6:30pm Free Social Media Discussion w/ Marvel, Tumblr & TechTimes
Wix Lounge, 235 W 23rd St
With Adri Cowan (Social Media Mgr, Marvel), Adam Wozney (Partnerships, Wix), Matthew Rappaport (Dir. Social Media, Tech Times), Matt Starr (Comedian), Janna Zagari (Social Media Mgr, Tumblr).
6:30pm $30 Innovative Internet Marketing AKA Growth Hacking
Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway
With Vincent Dignan (Founder, Magnific; graduate of Techstars London).
6:30pm Free SalesHacker - Must-Have Sales Acceleration Platforms for 2016
Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl
With Brandon Cohen (VP Sales, Conductor), Tori Moss (Sales Ops, Greenhouse), Kevin Cote (Top Acct Exec, Namely) & Chris Thompson, Director of Inside Sales, Managed By Q).
6:30pm Free NYI, Deis, Kubernetes & Night of Containers
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Fl
6:30pm Free Amazon AWS - Access Keys
AWS Pop-up Loft, 350 W Broadway
With Ken Johnson (CTO, nVisium).
6:30pm Free Modeling the Success of Software Developer Job Applications
WorkMarket, 240 W 37th St, 9th Fl
With Jon Krohn (Chief Data Scientist, Untapt).
6:30pm Free Non-Profits 2.0 - Conquering the Confidence Gap with Texts
TekServe Studio, 119 W 23rd
With Naomi Hirabayashi & Marah Lidey (Co-Founders, Shine Text).
6:30pm Free Making the Jump - Corporate to Startup
CommonBond, 524 Broadway
With Radhika Duggal (Dir. Brand Mktg, CommonBond), Mateo Askaripour (Dir. Sales, Grovo), Richard Przekop (Dir. Technical Ops,, Shaun Johnson (Founder, Startup Institute), Janice Woo (Dir. Partnerships, CommonBond).
6:30pm Free Is an Edtech Accelerator Right for You?
Betaworks, 29 Little W 12th St
With DreamYard Project, Vidcode, Digital Promise, University Ventures.
7:00pm Free Shorty Stories
Sawhorse Media HQ, 632 Broadway, Ste 901
With Dave Infante (Snapchatter & Writer).
7:00pm $22 High NY - Next Generation of Cannabis Leaders
Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway
With Betty Aldworth (Exec Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy) & Marc Ross (Founding Partner, Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference).
7:00pm $25 Startup Climbing
Brooklyn Boulders, 575 Degraw St, Brooklyn
With Charlie O'Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures).
7:30pm $5 Augmenting Simple Parametric Models with Machine Learning
Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, 2nd Fl
With Jim Savage (Data Science Lead, Lendable).
Thursday, Feb 25

7:00am CIO Summit
Hilton Midtown, 1335 Ave of the Americas
With Deutsche Bank, Estee Lauder, Wells Fargo.
8:00am $133 Personalizationpalooza 2016
Hearst Tower, 300 W 57th St
With Nick Rockwell (CTO, NY Times), Haile Owasu (Chief Data Scientist, Mashable), Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital), Phil Wiser (CTO, Hearst), Pancrazio Auteri (CTO, ContentWise), Vidhya Murali (Data Science, Spotify).
8:30am $22 SheWorx Breakfast w/ Plated
To Be Disclosed
With the female leadership team at food-tech startup Plated (raised $56.4M in funding to date).
10:00am Free FinTech & RetailTech Panel Debates
Tenthwave Digital, 31 W 27th St
11:00am Free [National Engineering Week] - Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
NYIT, 16 W 61st St, 11th Fl
5:00pm Free Celebratory Drinks w/ Conversocial
Conversocial HQ, 3 W 18th St, 8th Fl
5:30pm Free Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Aniello Bianco Room
With Bruce Bachenheimer (Exec Director, Entrepreneurship Lab), Kumesh Aroomoogan (Founder, Accern), John Harrison (Founder, MugClubs), Scarlett Loughlin (CEO, TRIESS Fashion).
6:00pm Free Evening Talks
NY Genome Center, 101 Ave of the Americas
With Dan Landau (Asst. Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College and Core Member, NY Genome Center).
6:00pm $10 Human Side of Aging Tech
Blueprint Health, 447 Broadway, 2nd Fl
With Josh Bruno (CEO, Hometeam) and Jay Parkinson (CEO, Sherpaa).
6:00pm Free VLab Presents - CIO Reverse Pitch & Hackathon
WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th St
Fortune 1000 CIOs seeking startups developing technology to solve their unique enterprise problems & pain points across applications, infrastructure, analytics & security.
6:00pm Free Wired Nonprofit Lecture
Columbia University Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, 3rd Fl
With Sree Sreenivasan (Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art).
6:30pm $100 1st Annual Diversity In Tech Awards
Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery St
Celebrating individuals & orgs championing diversity in Science, Tech, Engg & Math (STEM). With Y3LDA (DJ + Social Entrepreneur) & musical guest Ryan Leslie. 100% sales fund Code/Interactive.
6:30pm $5 Person Place Thing
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn
Featuring Yancey Strickler (Co-Founder/CEO, Kickstarter).
6:30pm $10 What, How & Why of Blockchain for Libraries
Metropolitan NY Library Council, 57 E 11th St, 4th Fl
With Jason Griffey (Founder, Evenly Distributed and Fellow, Berkman Ctr for Internet @ Harvard University.
6:30pm Free Digital DUMBO - Founders Never Follow
Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl
Rapid fire presentations from founders of Projective Space’s most notable companies.
6:30pm $12 IxDA New York Presents - Managing Chaos
Code and Theory, 575 Broadway, 5th Fl
6:30pm $35 Ruby for Beginners
Dev Bootcamp, 48 Wall St
Intro dive into Ruby, a beginner-friendly language used on servers in backend web development.
7:00pm $5 Connoisseur Africa - Demo Pitches & Happy Hour
AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl
7:00pm $8 Music Tech Meetup
The Harman Store, 527 Madison Ave
Demos by CymbalFM, Cadenza & FeatureFM.
7:00pm $5 Personalize My Education - Is Adaptive Learning There Yet?
WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St
With Chaitu Ekanadham (Managing Data Scientist, Knewton), John Rinderle (CTO, Acrobatiq), Melissa Kronsberg (MD Academics, LightSail), Richard Simpson (Prof. CS, NYIT).
7:30pm Free Cyber Security Meetup
ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, 15th Fl
Friday, Feb 26

9:30am Free Behind the Artist - Arts & Entertainment Law in Digital Age
NY Law School, 185 W Broadway
12:00pm Free Machine Eatable
Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, 2nd Fl
With Hanna Wallach (Microsoft Research).
6:00pm $35 Service Design Jam
To Be Decided
2 day design workshop.
6:00pm Free Hacks/Hackers Connect
CUNY Grad School of Journalism, 219 W 40th St
With Jeremy Caplan (Tow-Knight Ctr, CUNY), Anthony De Rosa (Daily Show), Sandeep Junnarkar (Interactive Journalism Program, CUNY), Chao Li (Vox Media), Millie Tran (BuzzFeed).
7:00pm Free In Conversation - Preparing For Spaceflight
Apex Art, 291 Church St
Agnes Meyer-Brandis and Janna Kaplan will talk about astronaut training and tasks & challenges of preparing for spaceflight.
Saturday, Feb 27

8:30am Free CoderDojo - Hosted by Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters HQ, 3 Times Square, 16th Fl
For kids aged from 7-17 interested in mentor-led and peer learning on how to code.
9:00am $20 Drupal Camp NYC 2016
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W 59th St
9:00am Design4Impact Conference 2016
The World School,[masked]th Ave
With Juliette LaMontagne (Founder, Breaker), Jamaal Bowman (Principal, Cornerstone Academy of Social Action).
10:30am $75 Breaking into World of Video Journalism - Bootcamp
Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St, Brooklyn
With Elettra Fiumi & Lea Khayata (Granny Cart Productions), Shruti Ganguly (Fictionless studio), Andrew Lampard (CNN’s Great Big Story).
Sunday, Feb 28

9:00am $150 BUILD by brunchwork
WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St
Full-day intensive to jumpstart your company. With Jon Levy (Founder, The Influencers). Judges incl. Moran Bar-Kochva (Unison Capital), Stephanie Weiner (Bain Capital VC) & Vinay Trivedi (Author, How to Speak Tech).
11:00am $22 Screen Time Social - Bright Tech & Smart Advice for Raising Kids in Digital Age
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
More Upcoming Events

Feb 29:  32nd Hardware Meetup @ Microsoft

Feb 29:  What the SSHell?! @ Dev Bootcamp

Feb 29:  Product Council - Common & Projective Space @ Pivotal Labs

Mar 01:  Monarq Moguls - Investors & Women Founders @ WeWork Penn Station

Mar 01:  Fintech: TRANSACT Tech NYC @ OnDeck Capital

Mar 01:  Agility First! - Hacking Leadership In Execution @ Union League Club

Mar 01:  Israeli Startups NYC Pitch Night @ Microsoft HQ

Mar 01:  How Agencies Must Transform for New Generation of Clients @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP

Mar 01:  Startup Grind NYC hosts Gerard Adams (Elite Daily) @ Pivotal Labs

Mar 01:  Startup Pitch Night @ District Cowork

Mar 01:  How Contemporaries Congregate - Redefining Spaces Where We Live, Work & Play @ General Assembly East

Mar 02:  Digital Hollywood - Media Summit @ Czech Ctr & Consulate at Bohemian National Hall

Mar 02:  Fusion New York @ Rendall Memorial Presbyterian

Mar 02:  FinTech Meetup - Social Good In FinTech @ Latham & Watkins

Mar 02:  Norwegian IoT Demo Night @ WeWork Penn Station

Mar 03:  FoodBytes! Summit + Startup Showcase @ The Hall at MP

Mar 03:  Silicon Alley in 2016 @ Axial

Mar 03:  This is Reality - Future Possibilities of VR & AR @ AOL HQ

Mar 03:  1776 Challenge Cup Regional NYC @ Civic Hall

Mar 03:  AD THINK - The Brightest in Brand/Tech @ J Walter Thompson

Mar 03:  A Conversation with Casper @ Alley Chelsea

Mar 03:  FinTech Central @ Venue

Mar 03:  HTML & CSS for Beginners @ DevBootcamp

Mar 03:  Artists & Entrepreneurs - Celebration of Women @ Impact Hub

Mar 04:  5th Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival @ NYU Tisch Hall

Mar 04:  Health Tech Conference @ The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Mar 04:  VentureOut - Hackers & Hefeweizens: German Tech Showcase @ WeWork Charging Bull

Mar 04:  Health Tech Hackathon @ Cornell Tech

Mar 05:  School of Data Conference 2016 @ Civic Hall

Mar 05:  Data Science with R - Data Analysis & Visualization @ NYC Data Science Academy

Mar 05:  Data Science with R - Machine Learning @ NYC Data Science Academy

Mar 05:  Yahoo! Hack @ Columbia School of Journalism

Mar 06:  ORANGE Brunch Gala 2016 @ Venue

Mar 06:  Data Science with Python - Data Analysis & Visualization @ NYC Data Science Academy

Mar 06:  Data Science with Python - Machine Learning @ NYC Data Science Academy

Mar 07:  Making A.I. More Human @ NYU Magnet

Mar 07:  [Genius Week] - Invention & Immortality w/ Ray Kurzweil & Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Kaufmann Concert Hall

Mar 07:  From Wall Street to Silicon Alley @ Cooley

Mar 08:  Dev Bootcamp - Info Session @ Dev Bootcamp

Mar 08:  Product Politics - Overcoming Barriers To Build Great Products In Large Orgs @ Rise NY

Mar 08:  Entrepreneurs Roundtable @ Microsoft HQ

Mar 08:  Women In Tech - Loft Talks @ Amazon AWS Pop-up Loft

Mar 08:  Confidence Game - Grifters, Tall Tales & Dark Art of Persuasion @ Union Hall

Mar 09:  VR in Immersive Storytelling - Whats Worked & Whats Next @ Microsoft HQ

Mar 09:  VentureOut - French Tech Connection @ WeWork Charging Bull

Mar 09:  Ktown Startups @ WeWork Chelsea

Mar 10:  Stand Up For Passion - 2nd Anniversary @ AppNexus HQ

Mar 10:  [Genius Week] - Can Genius Be Genetically Engineered? @ Buttenwieser Hall

Mar 12:  InnovateNYP - Pediatric Appathon @ NY Presbyterian / Columbia Univ Medical Ctr

Mar 13:  Brunchwork w/ Techstars @ Alley Chelsea

Mar 14:  Introductory Python @ NYC Data Science Academy

Mar 15:  Revolutionizing Company Culture @ Rise NY

Mar 16:  IoT Demo Night! Do you have an IoT Demo? @ WeWork NoMad

Apr 08:  NYC Startup Job Fair @ IAC

Apr 10:  NYC FinTech Inward Mission to London (Apr 10-14) @ New York

Apr 21:  NY TechDay @ Pier94

Apr 26:  Empire Startups Presents - FinTech Startups Conference @ Webster Hall

Have a question, comment or feedback? Email Gary (aka "The Guy with the Red Tie") at [address removed]

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