Best Tech Events This Week (Movember Tech Challenge, Ping! 2014, Silicon Harlem, Bitcoin: No Boundaries, C4Q Tech Bash, GetGeeked)

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] garysguide.com.

LAUNCHING IN NYC! ==> Amazon opening 1st physical store (@ 34 St). IBM Watson HQ launched (Astor Pl). YouTube Space opening Nov 07 (Chelsea).

My recent post on the imminent Decentralized Computing revolution. Perfect storm of mesh networks + block chain + autonomous agents, yo! (FYI, post hit #1 on Hacker News & Reddit /r/Bitcoin).

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 14 Bitcoin: No Boundaries. Oct 15 Movember Tech Challenge Launch Party w/ Adam Garone (Founder, Movember). Oct 16 Ping-Pong Tournament, Party & Fundraiser, 5 Free Passes ($125 value).

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 06 Cyber Warfare Symposium w/ Judge Francis Allegra (US Court of Federal Claims), Anthony Bosco (VP, JPMorgan Chase), Roland Cloutier (Chief of Security, ADP). 5 Free Passes ($1500 value)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Dec 10 The Next Web Conference w/ John Collision (Founder, Stripe), Neil Blumenthal (Founder, Warby Parker), Alexandra Chong (Founder, Lulu), Kevin Hale (YCombinator). Exhibit @ Startup Boost (apply by Oct 19).

Oct 18 ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) w/ Andrew Weinreich (Founder, MeetMoi). Limited tix! 2 Free Passes ($499 val)!

Oct 18-19 TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs w/ Webgrrls CTO Nelly Yusupova (avoid tech mistakes), 15% off w/ code “GG15”. Oct 21 Series A Venture Conf w/ ENIAC, Verizon VC, Edison, Starvest. 3 Free Passes ($485 value)!

Oct 20 iOS+Swift Part-time Bootcamp @ TurnToTech (15% off w/ “GARY”). Oct 21 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) ONE (interactive tech + mobile solns).

Oct 23 AVID Summit Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Ctr). 50% w/ “GG14”. 3 Free Passes ($995)! Oct 23 Switch PITCH (HBO, Nielsen, Time, Microsoft), 2 Free Passes ($95)!

Oct 28 Ingenuity Conf w/ Jonah Peretti (CEO, BuzzFeed), Howard Lerman (CEO, Yext), Eric Hippeau (Lerer). 10 Free Passes ($795)! Oct 30 Capital On Stage w/ Bowery Capital, Great Oaks, ffVC, GothamVC, 2 Free Passes ($450)!

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conf w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Washer (SNL). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)!

Nov 05 Quartz: Next Billion w/ Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law), Darren Walker (Ford Foundation), Fareed Zakaria (CNN). 3 Free Passes ($600 val)!

Nov 07 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder, Chobani), Andrew Yang (CEO, Venture For America). 5 Free Passes ($400)! Nov 07 PoDojo Workshop + Incubator to build successful products!

Nov 10 Empire Startup Summit w/ Robert Reffkin (Urban Compass), David Eisenberg (Floored), Maria Gotsch (Partnership Fund). 2 Free Passes ($295)! Nov 13 Telx Marketplace Live w/ Eric Haseltine (former CTO, US Intelligence).

Nov 18 Decoded Fashion Interconnected (Wearables & Retail Innovation) Uri Minkoff (Rebecca Minkoff), Aliza Licht (Donna Karan). 20% off w/ “DFNY_GG”.

Coming Up ==> Oct 20 IoT NY All About Beacons (NewAer, MobStac). Oct 20 Startup Game Changers (Gotham VC, Galvanize VC, EGFS). Oct 30 Internet of Things Revolutionizing Healthcare w/ Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech).

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Oct 16 Fundable Startups (AlphaPrime VC, RosePaul VC). Oct 20 Girls Raising (FirstMark Cap, Zady). Oct 22 Wearable Wednesday. Oct 24 Travel + Social Good Summit. Oct 24 Ask A VC (ffVC, Softbank Capital). Oct 28 Cross Screen Advertising. Nov 05 Startup Grind w/ Nir Eyal (Author, Hooked). Nov 05 VentureOut Italy Startups & Meatballs.

Classes ==> Oct 14 Startup Sales School Intro. Oct 14 JavaScript for Non-Programmers (30% off w/ garysguide) @ Fullstack. Oct 22 Fullstack Hiring Day. Oct 21 Startup Ideas @ GA. Nov 13 Startup Legal Issues @ Bryan Cave.

DEADLINES ==> Oct 13 American Makers. Oct 14 YCombinator Winter Class. Oct 15 $100K VotoLatino Tech Challenge. Oct 19 TechStars NYC. Oct 22 Internet of Things Fair. Oct 31 Future Interfaces. Nov 03 Bio Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab. Nov 13 ERA Winter Class. Thiel Fellowship ($100k).

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE (help 250M+ under served kids learn). Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund (women, minorities, vets). MedStartr Pitch (Techstars, NY eHealth). Startup Next Pre-accelerator.

Cause ==> High Water Women (engaging women in financial services n volunteerism & philanthropy), annual Investing for Impact Symposium Oct 21.

And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…

New York Big Data Breakfast
Ben Holzman (Bain Capital Ventures), Merv Adrian (Gartner), Juan Huerta (Head of Data Science, Dow Jones) & others.
Tuesday (Oct 14), 8 a.m. @ Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St

Bitcoin: No Boundaries
Gareth Jones (Founder, FinTech Collective), Mike Kane (CEO, Hedgeable), Trace Mayer (Legendary Bitcoin Pioneer & Investor) & others.
Tuesday (Oct 14), 6 p.m. @ British Consulate General NY, 845 3rd Ave

Health Innovation – Mobile & Wearable
Presentations by CohereHealth, SIPPA, Addicaid, Care+Wear, Alvio & SOLS.
Tuesday (Oct 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

How Mouth Creates Stories That Build An Army Of Indie Food Fans
With Craig Kanarick (Founder/CEO, Mouth and Co-Founder, Razorfish).
Tuesday (Oct 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Beespace, 242 W 30th St

Private viewing party for CNBC Premiere of The Profit (featuring Marcus Lemonis)
Network w/ other entrepreneurs + food, drinks, giveaways.
Tuesday (Oct 14), 9 p.m. @ The Stellan, 2 W 35th St

Fast Company – Innovation By Design Awards
With Tony Fadell (Founder/CEO, Nest), Ben Kaufman (CEO, Quirky) & others.
Wednesday (Oct 15), 9 a.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

Movember – U.S. Tech Challenge Launch Party
Fireside chat w/ Adam Garone (Co-Founder/CEO, Movember). After party featuring live music, DJ, food, drink, prizes & more!
Wednesday (Oct 15), 6 p.m. @ AppNexus, 19 W 22nd St, 4th Fl

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) Tech Bash + Fundraiser
With Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder, Reddit and Partner, YCombinator), James Milliken (Chancellor of CUNY) and Aaron Cohen (Fueled).
Wednesday (Oct 15), 6:30 p.m. @ MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

Conversations: The New News Organization – New Entrants
With Joe Weisenthal (Exec Editor, Business Insider), Jason Mojica (Editor-in-Chief, Vice), Nilay Patel (Editor-in-Chief, Verge) & Shani Hilton (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed).
Wednesday (Oct 15), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Meet The Innovators – Tattly
With Tina Roth Eisenberg (Founder, Tattly)
Wednesday (Oct 15), 7 p.m. @ Apple Store (SoHo), 103 Prince St

Silicon Harlem Conference
With Charlie Rangel (US Representative), Dr Frances Colon (Depy Science & Tech Advisor to Secy of State) & others.
Thursday (Oct 16), 7:30 a.m. @ My Image Studios (MIST), 40 W 116th St

Expert R&D Labs – CIO Panel
With Christopher Wilson (Principal Cloud Architect, Verizon), Rich Roseman (ex-CIO, 21st Century Fox and News Corp) & others.
Thursday (Oct 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Ping! 2014 – Annual Ping-Pong Tournament, Party & Fundraiser!
With Bob Mankoff (New Yorker), General Assembly & others. Proceeds going to train 1000 women in tech (via Per Scholas). 5 Free Passes.
Thursday (Oct 16), 7 p.m. @ SPiN, 48 E 23rd St

GetGeeked NY
For gadget-loving consumers everywhere
Thursday (Oct 16), 7 p.m. @ Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St

TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs 2-day Bootcamp
Implement LEAN & AGILE into Web & Mobile dev process, communicate effectively w/ tech team, see red flags earlier. 15% off w/ “GG15”.
Saturday (Oct 18), 8 a.m. @ Dev BootCamp, 48 Wall St, 15th Fl

ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship
With Andrew Weinreich (founder @ MeetMoi & SixDegrees). Learn Product, Marketing, Finance, Pivots, Hiring, Branding & Sales! 20% off w/ code garysguide20.
Saturday (Oct 18), 8:30 a.m. @ Goodwin Procter @ NY Times, 620 8th Ave

IndieCon NYC 2014
Unconference for Independents.
Saturday (Oct 18), 9:30 a.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl

ERA Hackathon Fall 2014
Meet ERA companies. Use ERA portfolio company APIs. Win cool prizes.
Saturday (Oct 18), 10 a.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

New Work City – 6th Spookiversary
Our cozy little coworking space is turning 6! What better way to celebrate than w/ a costume party? 🙂
Saturday (Oct 18), 8 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl

More events on the horizon…
Startup Game Changers NYC 2014 on Oct 20 @ Goodwin Procter
Girls Raising – Pitch & Panel on Oct 20 @ XO Group
IoT NY Meetup #12 – All About Beacons on Oct 20 @ Cardozo Law School
Series A Venture Conference on Oct 21 @ The Players Club
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) ONE on Oct 21 @ TKP NY Conference Center
UWS Startup Breakfast on Oct 21 @ To be decided (UWS)
Should you jump in and start up? on Oct 21 @ WeWork – Charging Bull
AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment on Oct 23 @ Harvard Club of New York City
SwitchPitch NYC on Oct 23 @ Microsoft HQ
SOLS Presents: Health + Innovation on Oct 23 @ SOLS HQ
Intel Internet of things (IoT) Roadshow on Oct 25 @ Huge
Ingenuity 2014 on Oct 28 @ Metropolitan Pavilion West
Capital On Stage on Oct 30 @ Orrick HQ
NYC IoT: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Internet of Things on Oct 30 @ WeWork SoHo Lounge
Quartz Presents – The Next Billion: A Forum on the Connected World on Nov 05 @ Bohemian National Hall
VentureOut Italy III – Startups & Meatballs on Nov 05 @ Jazz Room at the General
Design Driven #1 – Inaugural Event on Nov 05 @ WeWork Soho West
Startup Grind NYC on Nov 05 @ Pivotal Labs
Village Tech Breakfast on Nov 07 @ To be decided (Village)
Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon on Nov 07 @ The TimesCenter
Decoded Fashion Interconnected – Summit on Wearables & Retail Innovation on Nov 18 @ Metropolitan West
The Next Web Conference 2014 on Dec 10 @ 23 Wall St

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Movember Tech Challenge, Ping! 2014, Silicon Harlem, Bitcoin: No Boundaries, C4Q Tech Bash, GetGeeked)