Best Tech Events This Week (Advertising Week, NYU Startup Week, The Feast, Growth Hacking, Fashion 2.0, NFC Hackathon, Women 2.0, FinTech)

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week (Advertising Week, NYU Startup Week, The Feast, Growth Hacking, Fashion 2.0, NFC Hackathon, Women 2.0, FinTech)This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of Gary’s Guide 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]

Like to hack? Well, you’re in luck! 🙂 This week there are a whole bunch of hacking-related events on the docket, including ROBOTIS at Hack Manhattan, the Open Street Map hack day,’s Hack Food, a contest at Wix design, and hackathons at the Feast Conference and Tapped NFC.

Speaking of hackathons, the good folks at Bond Strategy are organizing an awesome one next week called the Film Experience Hackathon. Coders, hackers, filmmakers and visual artists will be joining forces to create new and innovative ideas demonstrating how technology can enrich the end-to-end movie experience. The winning team will receive three SXSW 2013 Film badges and be featured as a highlighted participant in the inaugural Film Startup Alley at the festival. Nice!

If you’re in the market for a good hacker or engineer, my friend Michael Latulippe (founder, New York Software Engineers) and Victoria Ricciuti (Techno Solutions Group) are putting together a really awesome job fair on October 23 at AlleyNYC. The goal? Connecting NYC’s most talented techies with amazing companies ranging from Fortune 500s to funded startups.

And don’t forget, Noah Kagan (numero uno on Andrew Chen’s Growth Hacker list) will be in town this week for a panel on Growth Hacking. In case you don’t know Noah, he built two multi-million-dollar online businesses before turning 28, is currently the Chief Sumo at AppSumo and his recent blog post “Why I got Fired from Facebook (a $100 Million dollar lesson)” has been blowing up all over Twitter.

Hungry for still more hacking? No worries–I got your back. It’s also NYU Startup Week. Their theme? “Hacking as a mentality.” The terrific lineup of events includes Hacking Industries on Monday, Hacking Your Career on Tuesday, Hacking the Future on Wednesday, A Hackers Education on Thursday and Hack Day on Friday.

New Yorkers sure do like hacking! And THAT can only mean good things for Silicon Alley.

And now let’s see what else is going down in the Alley this week…

[Advertising Week] Under The Influence Summit
With Gary Vaynerchuk (cofounder, VaynerMedia), Baratunde Thurston, (founder, Cultivated Wit and author, How to Be Black), B. Bonin Bough (VP global media and consumer engagement, Kraft), Tim Perzyk (global sales strategy, Twitter), Christine Osekoski (publisher, Fast Company), Ben Lerer (cofounder and CEO, Thrillist), Nick Emery (CEO, Mindshare), Marc Speichert (CMO, L’Oréal USA) and others.
Monday (Oct. 1), 4 p.m. @ Liberty Theater, 234 W. 42nd St

All NYC Mobile Branded App Show-Off
The largest gathering of the mobile community during Ad Week. Seven different brand apps presented in a Battle of the Apps program with a panel of esteemed judges.
Monday (Oct. 1), 6:30 p.m. @ Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West

World Business Forum NY 2012
Rockstar speaker list includes Sir Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert Gates, Jim Collins, Fareed Zakaria, Michael Porter, Barbara Corcoran, Ursula Burns and others.
Tuesday (Oct. 2), 9 a.m. @ Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue

Fashion 2.0: The Digital Evolution of Fashion Week
Panelists include Michelle Horowitz (exec VP of marketing and communications, Diane von Furstenberg), Rachel Arthur (editor, media & marketing, WGSN), Amy Odell (editor, Shift @ BuzzFeed) and Jill Meltz (director of sales, FashionGPS).
Tuesday (Oct. 2), 6 p.m. @ Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

[NYU Startup Week] Hacking Your Career
With Alexander Pease (analyst, Union Square Ventures), Trevor Owens (CEO and founder, Lean Startup Machine), Sachin Kamdar (CEO, Parsely) and Hursh Agrawal (cofounder of Branch).
Tuesday (Oct. 2), 6 p.m. @ Varick Street Incubator, 137 Varick Street, 2nd Floor

Daniweb Presents: Tech Mayhem!
Drinking, dancing, DJs, live entertainment, celebrity impersonators, blackjack/roulette/billiards, 3D TV giveaways, geek toys and much, much more.
Tuesday (Oct. 2), 6:30 p.m. @ Slate Lounge, 54 West 21st Street

The Feast 2012
With Arcade Fire (Grammy winners), James Adams (deputy chief technologist, NASA), Beth Comstock (CMO, GE), Gillian Ferrabee (creative director, Cirque du Soleil), Neil Blumenthal (CEO, Warby Parker) and others.
Wednesday (Oct. 3), 5 p.m.

October NY FinTech Startups Meetup
With Amanda Steinberg (founder, DailyWorth), Mike Dunne (IP partner, Day Pitney) and Michael Schonfeld (developer evangelist, Dwolla).
Wednesday (Oct. 3), 6:30 p.m. @ Day Pitney, 7 Times Square, Ste 20

[NYU Startup Week] A Hackers Education
With Frank Rimalovski (managing director, NYU Innovation Venture Fund), Evan Korth (NYU Computer Science professor and cofounder of hackNY) and Micah Kotch (Executive Director of NYC ACRE).
Thursday (Oct. 4), 6 p.m. @ Varick Street Incubator, 137 Varick St

NY Tech BD Happy Hour
Mingle, sip, nibble and unwind with happy hour hosts Kristal Bergfield, Megan Towe and Alex Taub.
Thursday (Oct. 4), 8 p.m. @ The Orchard House, 146 Orchard Street

WeIntern: An Emerging Talent & Employer Mixer and WeWork are partnering to introduce college students and employers.
Friday (Oct. 5), 11:30 a.m. @ WeWork Soho Lounge, 154 Grand Street, 1st Floor

FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp
Connecting thought leaders, tech startups founded or cofounded by black women, brand managers, and innovators!
Friday (Oct. 5), 12:30 p.m. @ Ogilvy & Mather, 636 11th Avenue, (btw 46th and 47th St)

Women 2.0 Founder Friday New York
Guest hosts are Christina Wallace (CEO & cofounder, Quincy) and Christina Koshzow (cofounder, Branding Brand) with a special introduction by Matt Wolfrom (EVP, Makovsky + Company).
Friday (Oct. 5), 6 p.m. @ Makovsky + Company, 16 East 34th Street

TAPPED NFC Hackathon
Make your idea into a near field communications reality? Connect with some of the most influential people in mobile and NFC? And win some major cash? Tap into that!
Saturday (Oct. 6), 10 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

The Feast Pavilion Party
Come dance the night away after dark at The Feast Pavilion presented by Rooftop Films. Enjoy drinks, music and a screening of the feature-length dance music video Girl Walk // All Day.
Saturday (Oct. 6), 8 p.m. @ The Feast Pavilion, 121 Delancey Street

More events on the horizon…
The IncubateNYC New Venture Bootcamp on Oct 08 @ DUMBO NYU Poly
Machine Learning + NuoDB on Oct 09 @ Knewton
Hire the House | Tech Recruiter Mixer on Oct 10 @ Arabesque
NYTECH Presents: Author Series with Andrew Blum on Oct 11 @ Citrin Cooperman
Film Experience Hackathon on Oct 13 @ Meet at the Apartment
Fresh Perspectives: Collaborative Brainstorming for Entreprenuers on Oct 13 @ Projective Space
Talk NYC Presents: 2nd Annual Tech Madison Avenue Conference on Oct 17 @ Crosby Street Hotel
October NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Oct 17 @ Cooley
Ignite NYC 15 – Truth is a Moving Target: Oddities Anomalies and Wonders with Data on Oct 22 @ Sheraton New York Hotel
New York Software Engineers (NYSE) Job Fair on Oct 23 @ AlleyNYC
All Things D: Dive Into Mobile on Oct 29 @ The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
Ad:Tech New York on Nov 07 @ Javits Convention Center

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