New York Tech Meetup had its first meetup of 2011 last night at its usual spot, the Skirball Center at New York University off W. 4th, and attendees seemed glad to be home after community board elections forced the December meetup to an away venue.
“Skirball!” hecklers shouted, when the audience was prompted for questions Read More
Women In Tech
In recent months, New York’s City’s Economic Development Corporation has become increasingly involved in the booming New York tech scene.
The city greatly expanded its second annual Big Apps competition, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steele stopped by Google’s offices to announce that the city is wooing a top-flight engineering school, and the EDC even hosted Read More
The absence of women in tech is not really news, but since it remains a Situation, it’s worth hammering away at.
This morning we wrote about the lack of women at the top positions at Twitter, Facebook, Zynga and Groupon, arguably the biggest four companies on the social Web.
Now local designer Whitney Hess Read More
NY Tech Meetup
The results of the New York Tech Meetup Community Board election are in.
Protoblogger and entrepreneur Anil Dash, with 118 votes, and New York University computer science professor Evan Korth, with 97 votes, nabbed the two open seats on the board of the 15,000-strong organization.
Seventeen candidates campaigned for the positions (see them Read More
With just a little over an hour left in the election for the first ever community board members of the New York Tech Meetup, less than 10 percent of the approximately 11,000 voters have weighed in.
It’s really not that surprising says director Nate Westheimer. “I think I got elected with like 400 votes.”
Candidate Read More
Last night’s New York Tech Meetup was small by the 15,000-member strong organization’s standards, and it wasn’t at the usual venue.
That’s because last night was not the usual New York Tech Meetup, a monthly event in which six people get five minutes each to demonstrate a cool project to New York’s tech community. Last Read More
New York Tech Meetup is looking so grown-up these days.
Beyond just selling out the Skirball Center every month, the organization is seeking official status as a non-profit and adopting a set of Governing Bylaws.
As part of this maturation, NYTM is creating a 13 member board, with four of the seats to Read More
Entrepreneurial protoblogger Anil Dash is running for the board of the New York Tech Meetup, the 15,097-member group that recently registered with the state of New York and is seeking not-for-profit status–and it sounds like if he’s elected, he’ll gun for San Francisco.
Dash is a cofounder of the consulting agency Activate and the founding Read More
The Transom likes any event at which baked goods are handed out as entrance party favors. So, last night’s New York Tech Meetup started off on a high note when presenting startup Jibe–a socially networked job board; Conde is a launch partner–gave away custom shortbread-like cookies on the way in, each Read More
A few weeks ago, the Iranian “online revolution” seemed to be doing well. Since the presidential election on June 12, bloggers were culling together Twitter updates, Flickr photos and reports from Iranians on the ground at protests ripping across the country. CNN aired YouTube videos of the violence and Time magazine wrote about an Read More