Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of July 25: The Heatpocalypse Edition

This is a guest post by Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder of GarysGuide and Mentor at ER Accelerator.

Crazy hot summer weather getting to you? Find yourself checking in (along with 15,000 other peeps) to Foursquare’s Heatpocalypse NYC? Here’s a bunch of events to take you off the streets into some air-conditioned goodness…

NYC Gaming Meetup
New venue. More space. More drinks. Cool folks. Awesome demos. Presenting this month are Richard Talens (Fitocracy), Max Tierman (Raffle Crazy), Nicole Leffel (Dreamland) and Julian Volyn (Red Candy Games).
Monday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

UWS Startup Breakfast
Deal making and cereal munching in the cozy wholesome environs of uptown land. Get an early start to your week’s schmoozing.
Tuesday, 8.30 a.m. @ Le Pain Quotidien, 60 W 65th St

Talk and Q&A with Jason Finger
GA & Gramercy Labs (Snooth, Lot18) team up for the speaker series. On deck is Jason Finger, Founder of SeamlessWeb (now just Seamless) and savior of office lunches everywhere. There will be free wine, beer & hors d’oeuvres. So run, don’t walk to RSVP for this one!
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

SkillSlate Pivot Party
Pivot. Party. ‘Nuf said.
Tuesday, 7.30 p.m. @ DCTV Firehouse, 87 Lafayette St

New Geeks on the Block
Hyperlocal tech events are all the rage these days. And following in the footsteps of Hoboken, UWS, Dumbo and East Village is this SoHo-located start-up beer fest.
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ Brinkleys, 406 Broome St

Covestor Tech Networking Event
Dream about an IPO someday? Ringing the bell @ NYSE? Then this event is just the ticket. Don’t forget to work on your 30-second start-up pitch in case you run into USV partner and uber-blogger Fred Wilson in the elevator.
Wednesday, 6 p.m. @ Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Fl

Art, Tech & The City
Julia Kaganskiy’s popular monthly meetup fusing the arts, culture and tech worlds. Presenting are Esther Brown (Google Places), City Atlas, Local Projects, Alexander Chen ( and Festival of Ideas. Google Places is providing the food and drinks … and maybe some hotpot?
Wednesday, 7 p.m. @ Water Tower cafe at Google, 111 8th Avenue, 5th Fl

David Teten: Best Practices In Hiring & Firing
ff Ventures partner and HBS Angels NY founder, David Teten shares his insights on the issues & challenges of building a great team in an early-stage company. You know you need this.
Thursday, 6 p.m. @ DreamIt Ventures, 28 W 27th St, 11th Floor

New York Tech Karaoke Meetup
You know whats more fun than singing off-key and exchanging business cards? Why, doing both at the same time of course! Get your tech karaoke on this Thursday with Jamil Ellis, Anna Akbari and the gang.
Thursday, 7 p.m. @ Karaoke Cave, 9 E 13th Street

East Village Tech Meetup #2
The East Village Tech Meetup (or EVTM as I like to call it) is back for its sophomore outing doing its bit to unite the techies and hipsters of this world. Stop by for beers, gossip and hopefully a sighting of East Village resident and Betabeat scribe @ADRjeffries.
Thursday, 7 p.m. @ d.b.a, 41 1st Ave Dance Party
It was just a matter of time, no? From the folks who brought you the awesome slidedeck comes the IRL party of the week. In the DJ hot seats will be: DougyD (Doug DeSimone), DJ MizCity (Christina Coster, EventCamp), DJ Shai G (Shai Goldman, SVB), DoctorKlein (Andrew Klein, Digital Artist), Jetsetfarryn (Farryn Weiner) and Obie (Obie Fernandez, Hashrocket).
Thursday, 9 p.m., New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl

Lean Startup Machine NYC
The dynamic bloated start-up fighting duo of Trevor Owens and Steven Liu are back to infuse some much needed leanness into your start-up venture. On hand will be a slew of mentors including Giff Constable (Lean Meetup), Nate Berkopec (Angelsoft), Charlie O’Donnell (First Round), Steve Schlafman (Lerer Ventures), Vin Vacanti (Yipit), Farb Nivi (Grockit) and da man himself, Eric Ries.
Friday, 6 p.m. @ Hive@55, 55 Broad Street

More on the horizon …
NY Tech Meetup @ NYU Skirball on August 2 (next round of tix today July 25 @ 1pm)
140 Edu Conference @ 92nd Street Y on August 2
How To Launch your Startup Idea for Less than 5K @ Dogpatch Labs on Aug 3

Until next week. Stay social, my friends!

Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of July 25: The Heatpocalypse Edition