Best Tech Events This Week (Internet Week, NYU ITP, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, New York: Tech City, NYC BigApps, Webutante Ball)

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week (Internet Week, NYU ITP, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, New York: Tech City, NYC BigApps, Webutante Ball)This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at]

So Internet Week NY 2012 is finally here, and hopefully you’ve grabbed your Insider / HQ pass by now! As you know, there will be a ton of events happening all across town over the next few days. To make your lives easier, here once again is my short list of 16 events you really, REALLY do not wanna miss! 😉

In addition to Internet Week, there are a few other interesting events also happening this week. NYU ITP (which counts foursquare cofounder/CEO Dennis Crowley as one of its alumni) will be hosting its Annual Spring Show, where students get to show off their crazy creations melding art and tech. TechCrunch Disrupt (which is happening next week) will be hosting a hackathon this weekend (not too late if you still wanna register!). And the Observer is co-hosting a breakfast conversation with Seth Pinsky, Rachel Sterne, Daniel Huttenlocher and Craig Gotsman.

And now let’s check out some of the other cool stuff happening in the Alley this week…

The Art of Apps
Hosted by Peter Rojas (gdgt). Featuring the work of Dave Morin & Dustin Mierau (Path), Matias Corea (Behance), Andrew S. Allen (Paper by FiftyThree), Khoi Vinh (Mixel), Jon Slimak & Robin Raszka (Piictu), Andy Thompson (Cameo) and Mark Jardine (Tweetbot).
Monday (May 14), 10 a.m. @ Soho Gallery For Digital Art, 138 Sullivan St

Official Internet Week NY Opening Party
In collaboration with music partners RCRD LBL & Thrillist. The event will feature a DJ set from Michna and live performances from Wild Belle & MNDR.
Monday (May 14), 7 p.m. @ Internet Week HQ, 82 Mercer

New York: Tech City A Breakfast Conversation with Seth Pinsky, Rachel Sterne, Daniel Huttenlocher and Craig Gotsman
A breakfast conversation with Seth Pinsky, (President, NYC EDC), Rachel Sterne (Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York), Daniel Huttenlocher (Cornell Vice Provost and Dean of Cornell NYC Tech) and Craig Gotsman (Director of Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute).
Wednesday (May 16), 8 a.m. @ Eventi (A Kimpton Hotel), 851 Avenue of the Americas

The Power of Social: How Startups Are Challenging The Titans of Finance
With Mike Cagney (Cabezon Capital), Michael Giles (Roboinvest), Matt Harris (Bain Capital Ventures) and Maria G. Gotsch (New York City Investment Fund). Moderated by Jeff Yang (WSJ).
Wednesday (May 16), 6 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

HackNY Fundraiser
The Prince Building will be hosting a HackNY fundraiser and happy hour for Internet Week, with support of many of the NYC User Groups: The New York Python User Group, NodeNYC, NYC Nodejs and the NYC Perl User Group.
Wednesday (May 16), 7 p.m. @ foursquare HQ, 578 Broadway, 10th Floor

The 2012 Unruly Webutante Ball
3 Hour Open Bar + Dancing + The Crowning of the King and Queen of the Internet!
Wednesday (May 16), 8 p.m. @ Marquee, 289 10th Ave

NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success
With Rachel Sterne (NYC Chief Digital Officer), Kristy Sundjaja (Senior Director, Head of Industry Transformation, NYCEDC), Joel Natividad (Cofounder, Ontodia), Andrew Rasiej (Chairman, New York Tech Meetup), Robert Richardson (Director of Strategic Technology Development, NYC DoITT), Dan Robinson (Head of Product, Roadify) and Steve Rowe (Chief Revenue Officer, MyCityWay).
Thursday (May 17), 5:30 p.m. @ The Space, Inc. at Chelsea Market (6th Floor), 75 9th Avenue

TECHmunch NYC | Food Blogger Conference
A blend of networking, panels, tastings and culinary and technical demos that will inspire even the most seasoned food blogger!
Friday (May 18), 10 a.m. @ Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St

A citywide open house event for tech companies. Curious New Yorkers can stop by and check out their workspaces, see how they work, and meet the people leading the technology movement in NYC. With Betaworks, Gilt Groupe, Sonar, Artsy, hunch/eBay, Livestream, Knewton, Tumblr, SecondMarket, Codecademy, Behance, Gawker, Aviary, Spotify and more.
Friday (May 18), 12 p.m. @ NYC Startups, All Across Town

TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon
Time to get your hack on!
Saturday (May 19), 12:30 p.m. @ Pier 94, 755 12th Avenue

More on the horizon…
TechCrunch Disrupt NY on May 21 @ Pier 94
The 16th Annual Webby Awards on May 21 @ Hammerstein Ballroom
NJ Tech Meetup 24 on May 21 @ Babbio Center at Stevens Institute Of Technology
The State of the Startup Industry on May 22 @ General Assembly
GigaOm paidContent 2012 on May 23 @ The TimesCenter
Digital DUMBO – dd:IMPACT Conference on May 31 @ The Dumbo Loft

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉