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] garysguide.com.
Last week was all about hacks, hacking and hackathons. But guess what? We aren’t done yet! There’s much more hacking goodness coming your way. 🙂
First up, my buddy Greg Gopman is bringing AngelHack back to New York City next month, on November 17. This time, Angelhack is bigger than ever (2,500 hackers across 11 cities). Winners will be put through AngelHack’s six-week Hackcelerator program and flown to Silicon Valley to present to A-list judges like AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, Robert Scoble, and Google Venture’s Wesley Chan, competing for over $650,000 in prizes. So go sign up!
Ad Age and the Food Network are joining forces to hack the food industry. They’re calling on the best and brightest tech startups and entrepreneurs to evolve the Food Network’s local strategy.
AT&T is organizing the Aspire Mobile App Hackathon this Friday, in partnership with the Mayor’s Truancy Task Force and NYC Digital. The admirable goal? Improving attendance rates in New York City’s public schools.
The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is organizing a Camp and Codeathon on October 20, bringing together educators and developers to work together in creating new applications for teaching and learning and to identify quality online content for the classroom.
M_RGE is trying to flip the traditional hackathon model on its head by having designers pitch developers–because design should be as important in winning as technology.
If you’re a hacker who’s into machine learning, then Machine Learning + NuoDB is the event for you. Speaker John Myles White literally wrote the book on Machine Learning for Hackers.
And finally, Hack ‘n Jill have joined forces with the NY Tech Meetup, Girl Develop It, and Control Group to organize Hacksgiving, a hackathon for social, global, and greater good to address big issues, improve inefficient systems and make the future better together.
This week is also Beyond Beta, a series of events that are part of an extended version of Brooklyn Beta (the small but friendly web conference). There are open houses (Union Square Ventures, Birchbox, 10gen), talks (Hack+Startup, Betaworks: The Slow Web), happy hours (Chloe+Isabel) and more.
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Demos by Conduit, CyberPR, GeoRiot, Groovebug and SwarmFM.
Monday (Oct. 8), 7 p.m. @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
With fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, Gilt Groupe cofounder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and others.
Tuesday (Oct. 9), 5 p.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Founders@Fail: How To Bring Bad News to Your Investors
With Danny Schultz (DFJ Gotham), Andrew Cleland (Comcast Ventures), Rudina Sesari (Fairhaven Capital) and Owen Davis (SeedStart).
Tuesday (Oct. 9), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
October 2012 NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. Five-minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. One amazing event!
Tuesday (Oct. 9), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
A small, friendly web conference aimed at the “work hard and be nice to people” crowd.
Wednesday (Oct. 10), 10 a.m. @ Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Navigating the Digital World
Featuring New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne Haot.
Thursday (Oct. 11), 8:30 a.m. @ Bakehouse, 113 Horatio Street
PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Dennis Crowley
Dennis Crowley is the cofounder and CEO of Foursquare. You may know him from ads for BestBuy and Gap, as well as pretty much every story ever about the ascendency of New York’s tech scene.
Thursday (Oct. 11), 6 p.m. @ Projective L.E.S., 72 Allen Street
Investor Feedback Forum
Investor panelists include Avi Fogel (Majorlee Investments), Rahul Gandhi (High Peaks Venture Partners), Bradley Harrison (Brad Harrison Ventures) and Habib Kairouz (Rho Capital Partners). Startup pitches by ACE Group, Jamplify, NestEgg, FreeTheFrame, Grafighters, MeebleMail, Fiestah, Delve and Flavorpill Gel.
Thursday (Oct.11), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue
German Innovation Showcase German Tech meets Silicon Alley
Investor panel includes Yanev Suissa (New Enterprise Associates), Mark Fasciano (Canrock Ventures) and Thatcher Bell (DFJ Gotham Ventures). Presenters include Florian Roellig (Poachee), Danny Schaarman (T!M Solutions), Rolf Henning (Edicos) and others.
Thursday (Oct. 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street
[Beyond Beta] Chloe + Isabel Happy Hour with VC Q&A
Chloe + Isabel will join forces with General Catalyst VC Jonathan Teo to discuss emerging business model trends in technology startups during a short Q&A.
Thursday (Oct. 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Chloe + Isabel, 122 Hudson Street
[Beyond Beta] Hack+Startup by First Round Capital & Facebook
First Round Capital and Facebook are bringing together engineering leaders to direct technical discussions on crafting superior software.
Thursday (Oct. 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Crosby St Hotel – The Screening Room, 79 Crosby Street
James Altucher and Jerry Colonna: Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur
An evening of conversation with blogger James Altucher and CEO coach Jerry Colonna … at a church. You cannot miss this!
Thursday (Oct. 11), 7 p.m. @ Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 150 W. 83rd Street
AT&T Aspire Mobile App Hackathon
Have an idea for an app to improve attendance rates in New York City’s public schools? Then attend this special edition of AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, organized with NYC Digital and the Mayor’s Truancy Task Force.
Friday (Oct. 12), 6 p.m. @ AT&T, 33 Thomas Street
Film Experience Hackathon
Judges include Christina Warren (Mashable), Marc Schiller (Bond Strategy and Influence), Craig Hatkoff (Tribeca Enterprises), Lance Weiler (Filmmaker), Julia Kaganskiy (Creators Project) and Jessica Brillhart (Google Creative Labs).
Saturday (Oct. 13), 9 a.m. @ Meet at the Apartment, 101 Crosby Street
More events on the horizon…
Pivot Conference on Oct 15 @ Crowne Plaza Times Square
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 52 on Oct 16 @ NYU Stern
October NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Oct 17 @ Cooley
Talk NYC Presents: 2nd Annual Tech Madison Avenue Conference on Oct 17 @ Crosby Street Hotel
Queens Tech Meetup 4 on Oct 17 @ See Exhibition Space
The Future is Robotics + Software on Oct 18 @ Venue
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
NYTECH Presents: Apple vs. Samsung: What The Case Means to Software Development and UX Design on Oct 23 @ Morgan Stanley
Protect Your Code | IP Law + Founders Experiences on Oct 25 @ AlleyNYC
All Things D: Dive Into Mobile on Oct 29 @ The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
Hack’n Jill: Hacksgiving on Nov 09 @ Appnexus
AngelHack Fall 2012 New York City on Nov 17 @ The AlleyNYC
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! 😉