• Summer Networking Mixer!

    Latitude Bar & Grill

    Join Tech in Motion New York City on Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30-8:30 PM for our Summer Networking Mixer at Latitude! As usual, there will be food, a cash bar, quality networking opportunities and the chance to meet some great local technologists and entrepreneurs from the NYC area. Hiring, applying, or networking? This event is for you! --- Want to learn more about Tech in Motion? • Visit TechinMotionEvents.com (http://bit.ly/1qDwKMK) • "Like (http://on.fb.me/1gjxei9)" us on Facebook! • Join the conversation on Twitter! Share and follow along with @Tech_in_Motion (http://bit.ly/1d2mMvB) • Check out our Tech Job Board (http://bit.ly/1kRBVb5) • Read insightful content from our speakers across the country on our blog (http://bit.ly/1iKIK9M) • Want to sign up for our email list? Click Here! (http://bit.ly/1i8Gh7w) • Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? Click Here (http://bit.ly/1nq8Kxr)!

  • Best Practices: Attracting, Hiring, & Maintaining a Diverse Tech Team

    Baruch Performing Arts Center

    We’re aiming to tackle the subjects revolving around the entire process of how tech teams- attract, interview and make offers/hire diverse talent, and how to maintain diverse tech teams. **RSVP now- space for this event is limited; first come, first serve basis.** Moderator: Brian Imbriani Brian is currently a director of TechOps at a PropTech startup called Honest Buildings. Before Honest Buildings he helped lead infrastructure at Millennium Partners and before that was at a fast growing AdTech startup helping grow their infrastructure and company. With a long standing history of blurring the lines between tech and business roles, he continues to push to modernize leadership to nurture skill and personal growth. With experience at both small and fast growing startups and big corporations, he has been able to watch what worked in both and what didn't. Using this he understands the impact our choices, as leaders and individuals, can have on culture and changing the existing standards. Panelists: TeLisa Daughtry: She is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, a mobile app which provides women and girls with direct access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology; the Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), entrepreneurship, and makers; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016; the Founder & Managing Partner at FemX Ventures, a private fund and launchpad for female founders; and author of ebook “Learn, Lead, Launch: A FlyTechnista’s Guide to Tech FLY & Hustle FLY”. Israel Gutierrez: Israel Gutierrez, Senior Manager, Talent, oversees talent acquisition at Dotdash, a digital media publisher (dotdash.com) whose brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, Byrdie, MyDomaine, TripSavvy and ThoughtCo. He also oversees Dotdash’s diversity and inclusion programming. Previously he has led D&I initiatives at all his previous employers, consulted with other companies, non-profits and community groups, along with serving on the board for New York Latino Tech and Codigo, two non-profits dedicated towards advancing latinos in the tech space through social programming. Josuel Plasencia: Josuel is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Forefront, a premier training provider for the future of work, helping leading employers become more innovative, competitive, and profitable as workplace demographics in the United States continue to shift rapidly. He has been featured in NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN, and the Wall Street Journal. He has a Bachelors of Science from Babson College. Josuel currently sits on the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation and is a former board member at ALPFA, the largest Latino business association in the United States. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, playing guitar, following the Mets and travel. Emma Schwartz Emma recently became a Senior Director of Product at Shutterstock, prior to that she was VP of Product at Axios where she oversaw the development of all digital products. There she also co-founded of the LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group, and the Diversity & Inclusion Council. A former startup founder, Emma draws on her personal experience in entrepreneurship, business leadership and product strategy to help organizations use creativity, innovation, and collaboration to create blueprints for tackling problems of all sizes. For over a decade Emma has served as an advisor for women and non-binary folks in tech, early-stage startups and SMBs at the intersection of tech, inclusion, equity and diversity. As a consultant for Argo Collective, an organization that helps innovative companies to build inclusive products and cultures, Emma continues the vital work of strategically operationalizing inclusion to create thriving workplaces for all identities.

  • Spread the Tech: Demos and Drinks {Sponsored by Walmart Labs}

    This February, Tech in Motion is spreading the {tech} love with the help of Walmart Labs! We’re ending the month of love with some of the most innovative companies in the E-Commerce industry. Join us at The Ainsworth in the East Village as we spotlight these companies and help raise money for local charities. The night will be filled with demos, networking, food, drinks, donations and more! ***Please bring cash for donations*** RSVP required to attend – reserve your spot now! Meet Our Demo Companies: Bonobos (https://bonobos.com/) Launched online in 2007, Bonobos is a men’s clothing brand known for pioneering the digitally- native vertical brand movement by offering exceptional-fitting menswear and a personalized approach to service. In 2011, Bonobos ushered in the innovative offline concept, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce stores that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person. Jet (https://jet.com/) Reshaping e-commerce as we know it. Based in Hoboken, NJ (just 10 min from Manhattan), Jet is an eCommerce site on the relentless pursuit to build the greatest customer experience in the world. At Jet, we believe in bold. That means taking risks, asking “why not”, looking where no one’s looked before and crushing it! Jet Black (https://www.jetblack.com/) The first incubation startup under the Store No. 8 umbrella to launch. The platform is a personal shopping concierge service that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant specifically for mom's. Backed by Wal-Mart and lead by Jenny Fleiss, former CEO of Rent the Runway, they are looking to change the future of retail. FreeWill (https://www.freewill.com/) A new social venture whose mission is to help people use their estate plans to do tremendous good for the people and causes they love. FreeWill provides high-quality, intuitive online tools to create estate plans, at no cost to the consumer. While drafting these documents, a user can easily leave charitable bequests in their will to causes they care about. Meet Our Partner Charities: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) (http://one.laptop.org/) A non-profit organization created to provide every child in the world with a quality, innovative education. In partnership with the Fundación Zamora Terán, OLPC works to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with access to a rugged, low-cost, connected laptop computer with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. New York on Tech (https://www.newyorkontech.org/) New York On Tech (NYOT) is an award-winning nonprofit organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders by creating pathways into degrees and careers in technology. Our work has received national media attention in Forbes, CNN, TechCrunch and other publications for its resounding success in developing diverse tech talent pipelines. TechSoup (https://www.techsoup.org/) TechSoup connects nonprofits to the technology resources they need to change the world. The 12 million nonprofits around the globe work on the ground to serve billions vulnerable people, and address the world’s most pressing problems. Yet they are woefully under-resourced in an increasingly digital world. TechSoup is committed to connecting them to the resources, support, and guidance they need to achieve their missions.

  • New Year, New Connections


    What better way to kick off another year of events than with a networking mixer? Join Tech in Motion at our first mixer of 2019! Whether you’re looking to learn about new tech trends, become more involved in New York’s startup scene, or even make a career change, this will be the perfect chance to act on those New Year’s resolutions! Grab your business cards and join us at Stitch NYC in the Garment District to mix and mingle with some of New York City’s finest tech and entrepreneurial folks. If you are interested in a new role that will take your career in technology to the next level, apply here: http://www.techinmotionevents.com/jobs As always we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? Click Here! (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/sponsors)

  • The 4th Annual Timmy Awards

    Samsung B2B Space

    Tech in Motion is proud to present New York City’s 4th Annual Timmy Awards! What are the Timmy Awards? The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in NYC. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. And we want YOU to weigh in. The 2018 NYC Timmy Awards (details below): Join us Thursday, October 18th a Samsung’s 837 loft to celebrate the winning organizations and individuals at the 4th Annual Timmy Awards Ceremony! We will kick off the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and product demos from some of the best companies in New York’s tech! The award ceremony will take place mid-evening to reveal the runners up & winners in all 2018 award categories. A celebration will follow exulting the best and the brightest in tech; especially our Timmy’s finalists and recipients! Timmy Award winners are determined by (50%) public voting and (50%) judge's voting. That means we need YOU to vote! 2018 Timmy Award Finalists: Boston's Best Tech Manager: http://bit.ly/NYCBTM Boston's Best Tech Startup: http://bit.ly/NYCBTS Boston's Best Tech Work Culture: http://bit.ly/nycBTWC Boston's Best Tech Workplace Diversity: http://bit.ly/nycBTWD This year's winners and runners up can be found at https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0 or viewed in the photos section below after they are announced live on October 18th. To view the 2018 NYC Award Categories & Finalists, see photos below! --- Judging Panel: Danny Saad, VP of Engineer at Dom & Tom Rajesh Midha, CPO at Quartet Health Neetu Rajpal, CTO at Conductor Host: Michael Davis, Innovation and Strategy Consultant at Deloitte --- Event Partners: sweetgreen (https://www.sweetgreen.com/) Big thanks to sweetgreen for being a food partner for the 2018 NYC Timmy Awards! Sweetgreen specializes in simple, seasonal, healthy salads and grain bowls made in-house from scratch, using whole produce delivered that morning. Find a list of their nation-wide locations here. Health-Ade (https://health-ade.com/) Big thanks to Health-Ade for being a beverage partner for the 2018 NYC Timmy Awards! -- Interested in Covering the Timmy Awards? Provide your details here and we will get in touch as soon as possible: https://hubs.ly/H0d3j-50 As always, we would like to thank our creators Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for making the Timmy Awards possible. Interested in partnering with the Timmy's? Contact Us: https://hubs.ly/H0d3jYj0

  • Summer of Tech | Rooftop Mixer

    The DL Rooftop Lounge

    As you know, Tech in Motion just hit 100,000 members across North America. NYC, it’s time to celebrate! Join us on Wednesday, July 25th for our Summer of Tech Rooftop Mixer. Come network and mingle with one of the city’s largest tech communities. There will be awesome demos, drinks and all types of tech talk. Bring your friends, colleagues and all your business cards! Plus, don’t miss Samsung’s special photo booth. Thanks to the participation of all our members, sponsors, partners and the tech community in North America, Tech in Motion is 100,000 members (and counting!) that helped us reach this incredible goal. -- **The venue has a retractable rooftop, so we will be hosting rain or shine**

  • AI & Machine Learning in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest tech topics of the summer, so we’ve invited a panel of experts to share everything we need to know about how AI and Machine Learning will affect our lives and businesses in the not-so-distant future! Join Tech in Motion and our panel of speakers on Wednesday, June 20th to discuss the latest advancements and implications of Artificial Intelligence. Panel discussion topics will include: - A general understanding and intro to AI & Machine - Learning Insights on what problems are worth solving with AI & Machine - Learning Insights on ethics of AI in the workplace (and bias) - Insights on the future of AI and Machine Learning And much more! --- Run of Show: • 6:30 to 7:00pm – Event begins, networking, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres • 7:15 to 8:00pm – Panel Discussion • 8:00 to 8:15pm – Audience Q&A • 8:15 to 8:30 - Event Wraps Up • After party TBA --- Seating Details (2 Options): • Reserved Seating: Interested in reserving a seat(s) up front? -> Register through Eventbrite to reserve your guaranteed seat + 1 complimentary drink ticket! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-machine-learning-in-the-real-world-a-panel-discussion-tickets-46335914969 • First-come, first-serve seating: RSVP via Meetup.com to ensure entry into the event. Theatre seating will be first-come first-serve. ---- Meet our Moderator: Chris Butler, Director of AI at Philosophie Chris leads the firm in human-centered AI engagements, with over 18 years of product & business development experience at companies like Microsoft, KAYAK, and Waze. He was first introduced to AI through graph theory and genetic algorithms during his CSE degree at BU. He has worked on AI-related projects at his startup Complete Seating (data science/constraint programming), Horizon Ventures (advising portfolio companies), and Philosophie (AI design, research, and prototyping). He has created techniques like Empathy Mapping for the Machine and Confusion Mapping to create cross-team alignment while building AI products. Meet our Panelists: Stefan Jansen, Founder & Lead Data Scientist at Applied AI Stefan advises companies in various industries on translating business objectives into data & AI strategy, building out data science teams and developing machine learning solutions. Previously, he served as a managing partner at an international investment firm where he built predictive analytics and investment research practice. He was also a senior executive at a global FinTech company with operations in 15 markets. Stefan has worked in six languages across Asia, Africa and Latin America and holds a Masters in Economics from FU Berlin, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a CFA Charter. He also teaches data science at General Assembly. Stefana Muller, Vice President and Developer Advocate at Opsani Stefana builds technology that applies machine learning to automate and continuously optimize performance of cloud applications. Her team is enabling autonomous operations through AI technologies. She is a DevOps expert with almost 20 years experience delivering enterprise software to the Fortune 1000. Prior, Stefana ran global software product lines in security, cloud, agile development and testing technology. She is also the Founder of Long Island Women in Tech, which provides a community, mentorship, career development and education to career women. Sam McKelvie, COO at Loris.ai Where technology, social good, and business outcomes meet, you’ll find Sam, who has helped organizations like Obama for America, Planned Parenthood, and St. Jude leverage tech to improve communication and fundraising. She has developed communication and growth strategies for brands like Viacom, Tumblr, and WNYC. Sam currently serves as the COO for Loris.ai, a product dedicated to helping business succeed by bringing more empathy to every interaction. She’s an nice midwesterner, enthusiastic dog mom, and would be unemployable if spell check didn’t exist. --

  • Spring Networking Mixer

    5th & Mad

    Spring has sprung and we're bringing the fun! Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 5th & Mad's beautiful upstairs bar space in Midtown. The night will be filled with networking, fun, food and more! This will be the largest tech-networking event of the season in NYC, so don't leave your business cards are home! Get social: @Tech_in_Motion | #techinmotion --

  • The Art of Tech | Demos and Drinks

    MUST RSVP HERE TO ATTEND: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-tech-demos-and-drinks-tickets-42946874257?aff=Meetup --- On Thursday, March 1st Tech in Motion NYC will be hosting its "Art of Tech" demos & drinks. This is a gallery-inspired networking event that will highlight four of New York’s forward-thinking artists using the latest technology, to enhance the way they perceive and create art. This event will be held at the beautiful Soho AFA gallery from 6:30 to 9:00pm. The evening will include: an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, networking, art tech & tech art by several artists and the opportunity to meet with artists in person! ------- - THE ART - --- - COMPUTER 1.0 (http://www.victoriamanganiello.com/computer1) by Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman is an interactive installation in the form of large-scale woven textiles constructed with traditional yarns and clear polymer tubing. The tubing serves as a conduit for colored solutions that act as pixels in a display producing patterns and images. Contextualized within a public setting, this installation suggests that viewers more closely examine their relationships with technology by way of their relationship with cloth, a coded manifestation of original computer control. Computer 1.0 hopes to raise these questions through a historical lens going all the way back to the Jaquard loom of 1804 - the first computer. --- - DADA.nyc (https://dada.nyc/home) is the only visual conversation platform where people from all over the world talk to each other through drawings. It hosts a vibrant community of artists who have created about 100K collaborative drawings in its digital drawing platform. Using blockchain technology, DADA is channeling this collaborative art into a decentralized art gallery run by smart contracts in which artists have IP protection and collectors get proof of ownership. DADA will project some of its visual conversations as well as its art collection on blockchain. People will also be able to draw and participate in a dedicated visual conversation created for this event. --- - DIGITAL BEING by Taezoo Park (http://www.taezoo.com/) is a series of the media installations created from detritus of broken and discarded electronic devices and based on the hypothetical existence of an invisible and formless creature born within the circuits of technological garbage. This creature evolves and responds to its environment through an atypical movement or specific interaction according to the machinery that it dominates. “TV Being 009” , a member of the digital being family, brings up philosophical questions, such as who am I and where do I come from, by displaying text, basic geometry, and a planet. (IG: @digitalbeing) --- - AR Digital Drawings by Carla Gannis (http://carlagannis.com/). Gannis is a New York based artist fascinated by digital semiotics and the situation of identity in the blurring contexts of physical and virtual. She received an MFA in painting from Boston University, and is currently faculty and the assistant chairperson of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute. Upon her arrival to New York in the late 1990s, Gannis began incorporating digital elements into her painting-based practice. Since then she has eclectically explored the domains of “Internet Gothic,” cutting and pasting from the threads of networked communication, googleable art history, and speculative fiction to produce dark and often humorous explorations of the human condition. -- RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-tech-demos-and-drinks-tickets-42946874257?aff=Meetup ------ About the venue: AFA Gallery (http://www.afanyc.com/) is SoHo landmark since 1984, AFA Gallery offers a unique collection of original paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from established and emerging artists. The collective works are characterized by their figurative technique and technical virtuosity, rooted in the history and traditions of illustration and expressionism.

  • {Partner Event} 2 FREE workshops: "Humans & Virtual Reality" & “360 Filmmaking"

    MUST REGISTER THROUGH THESE LINKS “Humans & Virtual Reality”: https://vr-ny-2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=mutim OR “Intro to 360 Filmmaking: A Step-by-step Demonstration”: https://360-ny-2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=mutim ------------- “HUMANS & VIRTUAL REALITY” (https://vr-ny-2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=mutim) “Without a clear understanding of the human side of virtual reality, the experience will always fail.” - Jason Jerald (presenter and author of the best seller "The VR Book") VR companies and opportunities abound, and few people know more about the elements of a great VR experience than Jason Jerald, the world's leading VR expert on human-centered design. So, join Jason for a free workshop and conversation on VR: where it is and where it’s going. Designing for virtual reality is an incredibly complex challenge. When done well, these experiences can be brilliant and pleasurable, but when done badly, they can result in frustration and sickness. In this free 3-hour workshop Jason Jerald, author of "The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality", through a combination of use cases and demonstrations will show how users perceive and intuitively interact with various forms of reality, discuss the causes of VR sickness, and demonstrate how to employ useful and pleasing content to create an immersive experience. When you leave the workshop, you will understand virtual reality from the human experience perspective, allowing you to better create – or simply appreciate – powerful VR applications, whether for entertainment, education, science, healthcare, or the myriad of other uses of this new and exciting technology. This workshop is for everyone, whether a developer, content creator, filmmaker, or simply someone interested in knowing more about VR. ------------- “INTRO TO 360 FILMMAKING: A STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION“ (https://360-ny-2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=mutim) The possibilities for 360 are great, whether for entertainment, education and training, or products. In this free workshop Mike Cuales, Creative Director at NC State University, will walk you through the elements of creating 360 videos. This workshop uses lecture, live filming demonstrations, and hands-on labs to cover: - Why 360? - What equipment do you need? - How does producing video in 360 differ from traditional video? - What are the steps and challenges of planning and filming a 360 video - How is post production different from standard video? - How do you distribute a 360 video? In these free 3-hour workshops Mike demonstrates the creation of a 360 video by stepping through pre-production, production, post, and distribution. When you leave the workshop, you will have a working knowledge of 360 video production and the skills to go out and start producing your own experiences. • What to bring Bring your cell phone for the hands-on labs. We will provide beverages and snacks. • Important to know MUST Register Through Links in Description