Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of Nov. 21: The Gobble Gobble Edition

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder of GarysGuide, mentor at ER Accelerator 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]

Thankful for the NY Tech community
Nitasha has an excellent wrap up post on all the fun going-ons and shenanigans at the RaiseCache tech fashion show that raised over $100k for hackNY this past thu. My fave part was seeing how everyone felt genuinely proud and psyched to be part of the NY Tech community family. I’ve watched how the community has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years (the NY Tech meetup itself has gone from a few hundred users to almost 20,000 today) and how many smaller mini-communities have since sprung up centered around geography (SoHo, Flatiron, Dumbo, Hoboken), space (General Assembly, New Work City, DogPatch Labs, Columbia, NYU), interests (mobile, enterprise, local, design) and industries (fashion, travel, food, finance, art). But despite the heady growth it has been very heartening to see that we still haven’t lost that sense of camaraderie and a culture of paying-it-forward, helping/advising/mentoring and looking out for each other. And I hope we never lose that.

And now, lets see whats cooking in the alley as turkey day approaches…

Building Web Applications with MongoDB
Simply mongo-licious.
Monday, 9:30 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

Ogilvy Youth x Ogilvy Music – Panel and Performance
Its all about the music and the youth. With panelists from Vice, American Express, G.O.O.D. and Spotify. Moderated by Ogilvy CMO Lauren Crampsie. A special performance by Deer Tick.
Monday, 3:30 p.m. @ The Chocolate Factory, 636 11th Avenue

Digital Media MBA November Happy Hour
Tech boozing and schmoozing doesn’t get more fun than this.
Monday, 6:30 p.m. @ Veranda, 130 7th Avenue South

November NYC Web Design Meetup
Everything you ever wanted to know about fonts, typefaces and typography for the web. Salivating already?
Monday, 7 p.m. @ Aol Ventures, 770 Broadway

Stamford Tech Meetup #21
If u’re even half the hustling entrepreneur that I think u are, then I know u’re not going to pass up the oppty of heading up to the land where money probably does grow on trees. With Wanderplayer (mobile controller for games & websites), Jointli (timesharing of stuff like boats, RVs and vacation homes) and Consmr (user review site for grocery and drugstore products).
Monday, 7 p.m. @ Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant, 187 Main Street, Stamford, CT

Developing Entrepreneurial Ideas
Cuz while I think ur idea of (yet another) daily deals site is awesome, it doesn’t hurt to explore and brainstorm other interesting ideas, no? ;). With William Reinisch (Venture Advisor, Paladin Capital Group).
Monday, 8 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

Fashion 2.0 Influencers Dinner
Top CEOs + designers + journalists + online fashion innovators + cocktails + a specially chef-prepared 3-course meal. You cannot not like this event đŸ™‚ With Eddie Mullon (CEO, FashionGPS) and Aliza Licht (SVP, Global Communications, Donna Karan International).
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Style Coalition Loft, 64 2nd Avenue 6th Floor

Ruby Hackfest!
Time to get your hack on.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 841 Broadway

TechStars NYC Spring Program Happy Hour
Yup, its that time again. TechStars NYC will soon be taking applications for its next batch (Spring 2012). So come chat with TechStars staff, alumni and mentors to get all the inside scoop on what its like to apply to, get accepted and rock it at one of the coolest incubator programs around.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Phebe’s Tavern & Grill, 359 Bowery

How to Get Your First Million Users
Yes, yes, I know … a billion users sounds better but hey u got to start somewhere, no? đŸ˜‰
Tuesday, 8 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

More on the horizon…
December NY Tech Meetup on Nov 29 @ NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
NYC Startup Weekend Presents: SWNext on Nov 30 @ ER Accelerator
General Assembly Demo Night on Nov 30 @ General Assembly
Techdrinkup Heated Rooftop Open Bar Holiday Party on Dec 1 @ XVI Lounge
Lean Startup Machine NYC on Dec 9

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of Nov. 21: The Gobble Gobble Edition