Best Tech Events This Week (Digital Money Unconference, NY Tech Meetup, Ignite NYC, NY Gaming, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest)

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]

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And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…

Designing News You Can Use (for iPad)
D.W. Pine (Time), Dirk Barnett (Newsweek Daily Beast) and Josh Klenert (Huffington Post) share their strategies for designing news for multiple platforms. Moderated by Joe Zeff (designer of The Final Hours of Portal 2, Solar System for iPad and The Elements for iPad).
Monday (Sept. 10), 6:30 p.m. @ Huffington Post , 770 Broadway, 6th Floor

A NYC Gaming Conversation: Music + Games
With Bill Wilson (VP digital strategy & business development, NARM), Sinjin Bain (VP business development, EA), Cheryl Gehbauer (head of licensing, Harmonix Games), Dave Pettigrew (SVP of music licensing, Warner Chappell Music) and Amanda Santana (director of music licensing & brand partnerships, Warner Brothers Records). Moderated by Andie Simon (former SVP interactive media, Warner Music Group).
Monday (Sept. 10), 7 p.m. @ William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College, 151 E 25th Street, Room 750

September Enterprise Technology Meetup (ft Enterprise VC Panel)
Panelists include David Aronoff (general partner, Flybridge Capital Partners), Matt Turck (managing director, Bloomberg Ventures), Jeanne M. Sullivan (general partner, StarVest Partners), Raju Rishi (venture partner, Sigma Partners) and Mark Birch (angel investor). Demos by Digital Reasoning and Smartling.
Tuesday (Sept. 11), 6 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

Digital Money Unconference– From NYPAY and Consult Hyperion
Panelists include Brett King (author, Bank 2.0, and cofounder, Movenbank), Dave Birch (director, Consult Hyperion; chair of London’s annual Digital Money Forum), James Anderson (SVP mobile, MasterCard), Steve Mott (BetterBuyDesign), Duncan Goldie-Scot (Board Member, Microfinance Club NY), Alberto Jimenez, (director global mobile solutions, Citi), Marc Hochstein (executive editor, American Banker) and Deborah Baxley (principal, Capgemini).
Tuesday (Sept. 11), 10 a.m. @ Google , 111 8th Ave

Silicon Valleys Power Broker in NYC, 1 Night Only
Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, Path, Pinterest and Square all have one thing in common…. they’re represented by the myth, the legend, THE power broker of Silicon Valley – Ted Wang.
Tuesday (Sept. 11), 6:30 p.m. @ The Alley, 500 7th Avenue

September 2012 NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill by now. 5-min rapid-fire demos. A bunch of amazing new startups. Now hopefully you’ve managed to snag one of those elusive tickets!
Tuesday (Sept. 11), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Ignite NYC 14: Fails, Facepalms, and Spinouts: Stories from the Other Side of Failure
Including such talks as College Dropouts: Kanye West, Steve Jobs & Me, Who’s Afraid of Salt, Failure Club and Nobody Knows I’m a Superstar.
Wednesday (Sept. 12), 6:30 p.m. @ Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th Street

BigScreen LittleScreen September Classic
On the agenda are On My Block Films (Mary Crosse), Glove and Boots (Vincent Bova and Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi), Lego Monster Fighters (Steve Lettieri), Tracy Morgan in 140 Characters (Matt Semel) and Brokelandia (Eric Silver).
Wednesday (Sept. 12), 6:30 p.m. @ Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, 636 11th Avenue

Enterprise Insights: Working with Big Brands
With Alex Horovitz (Partner & COO, AppOrchard), Art Chang (Founder & CEO, AppOrchard), Shawn Cheng (Digital Strategist, BBDO), Tad Martin (Co-founder & CEO, Collective[i]) and Amit Avner (Co-founder & CEO, Taykey).
Thursday (Sep 13), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas

Investor Feedback Forum
Investor Panelists include Somak Chattopadhyay (partner, Tribeca Venture Partners), Owen Davis (managing director, NYC Seed) and Danny Schultz (cofounder & managing director, DFJ Gotham Ventures). Startup pitches by Dimitris Alexiou (Cargofy), Aubrey Levy (Mobcaster), Michael Weinberg (Wizpert), Satjot Sawhney (TapFame), Ned Gannon (eBrevia), Yori Gabay (InstallFree), Saul Hansell (Sii.TV), Jason Keck (Stereotypes) and Rohit Sood (InAJiffy).
Thursday (Sept. 13), 6:30 p.m. @ Columbia University – Schapiro Center, 530 W 120th Street

A Conversation With Columbia University’s first Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan
Thursday (Sep 13), 6:30 p.m. @ NewsCred, 27 West 24th Street

More events on the horizon…

From Wall Street to Silicon Alley on Sep 19 @ General Assembly
Design for Manufacturing Summit on Sep 20 @ Dumbo Spot
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Demo Day on Sep 21 @ Venue
Startup Weekend NYC on Sep 21 @ AlleyNYC
Mashable Social Good Summit on Sep 22 @ 92nd Street Y
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 51 on Sep 27 @ NYU Stern Room 2-60
Daniweb Presents: Advertising, Marketing and Media Mayhem! on Oct 02 @ Slate Lounge
FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp on Oct 05 @ Ogilvy & Mather
NYTECH Presents: Author Series with Andrew Blum on Oct 11 @ Citrin Cooperman
Talk NYC Presents: 2nd Annual Tech Madison Avenue Conference on Oct 17 @ Crosby Street Hotel

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Digital Money Unconference, NY Tech Meetup, Ignite NYC, NY Gaming, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest)