Best Tech Events This Week (GigaOm Structure, NY Tech Meetup, Future of 3D Manufacturing, IBM Code Rally Hackathon, Design for Manufacturing, Silicon Dragon Alley)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide

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]

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“And as long as I’ve got my suit and tie, I’m-a leave it all on the floor tonight…” Yup, I’ve got JT’s new single (with Jay-Z) stuck in my head. “Suit & Tie,” that’s how I roll ;).

Heard about the NYC Schools Gap App Challenge? The New York City Deptartment of Education is challenging software developers to submit apps and games that enhance math teaching and engagement for our middle schools. A worthy cause, indeed! The deadline for submission is April 10.

Greylock’s Josh Elman (who’s worked at both Facebook and Twitter) is putting together a conference on How To Build Great Products next month (April 12) in San Francisco. It’s by-invitation-only and limited to top product managers. Fit the bill? Apply here!

My buddy Jonathan Askin and a team of his students at the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic are launching first-to-disclose. As you likely know, the U.S. just moved from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” regarding patents. It’ll probably make it more difficult for small inventors to fend off larger enterprises in the rush to the patent office, and the aim of first-to-disclose is to help counterbalance the new rules. Check it out.

The 2013 UX Awards (celebrating great digital UX created by outstanding professionals) is now accepting submissions. Deadline is April 15.

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

The Future of 3D Manufacturing – Brooklyn Style
With Robert Steiner (director of product development, Makerbot), Duann Scott (designer evangelist, Shapeways) and Brian Jepson (editor, Make Magazine). Moderated by Jim Kohlenberger, recently chief of staff for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
Monday (Mar. 18), 7 p.m. @ Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Room, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

Business Development Pre/Post-Acquisition: How my job changed?
With Chris Watson (Groupon), Tanuj Parikh (GroupMe), Scott Britton (SinglePlatform), Drew Stern (BuddyMedia), Andrew Ferenci (Spinback) and Alex Taub (Dwolla). Moderated by Eric Batscha (AppNexus).
Monday (Mar. 18), 7 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 28 West 23rd Street, 4th Fl.

NYC Data Business Meetup #14
With DJ Patil (Greylock), Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera), Ben Werther (Platfora) and Ron Bodkin (Think Big Analytics).
Tuesday (Mar. 19), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork, 154 Grand Street

March NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. Five-minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow New York tech startuppers. One amazing event.
Tuesday (Mar. 19), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

NYEdTech Meetups Startup Showcase: Spring 2013 Edition
Learn about Lessonwriter, Intellidemia, Parlor, Neverware, ImagiLabs and BiblioNasium.
Tuesday (Mar. 19), 7 p.m. @ Knewton, 100 5th Avenue

Structure:Data 2013 by GigaOM
Speakers include Michael Abbott (Kleiner Perkins), Tamara Budec (Goldman Sachs), Gaurav Dhillon (SnapLogic), Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets), Bhaskar Ghosh (LinkedIn) and others.
Wednesday (Mar. 20), 8 a.m. @ The Chelsea Piers, Pier 60

New Work City Member Show & Tell!
With presentations by Jonny Goldstein (Envizualize), Avishai Weiss (Apartable), Eytan Daniyalzade (Stylr), Matt Hanley (Let Sister) and Harry Raymond (Shindig).
Wednesday (Mar. 20), 6 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway

Working Together on Your Startup: Co-Founders and Co-Working
Demos by Trello, Psych, Mani Diaries and Uprise Art.
Wednesday (Mar. 20), 7 p.m. @ CultureFix, 9 Clinton Street

Design for Manufacturing Summit #3
With Matt Burnett (Makers Row), Frank Russo (Fabricating), Matthew Bolton (SparkFun), Haytham Elhawary (Zahn Center for Entrepreneurship) and others.
Thursday (Mar. 21), 3 p.m. @ Dumbo Spot, 160 Water Street, Brooklyn

Silicon Dragon Alley 2013: Digital Media Innovators Venture Capitalist Mavericks & Dealmakers
Rockstar group of panelists including Jim Robinson (RRE Ventures), Alex Iskold (GetGlue), Jimmy Maymann (Hufftington Post), Brian Cohen (NYC Angels), Ross Goldstein (DFJ Gotham), Porter Bibb (MediaTech Capital Partners), Kamran Ansari (Greycroft Partners) & others.
Thursday (Mar. 21), 5 p.m. @ NASDAQ, 4 Times Square

#TechinMotion: Women in Tech Panel
With Anna Khan (Bessemer), Nikki Stevens (Refinery29), Merrill Ferguson (Jirafe), Cailin Nelson (Turntable.FM), Carol Mirakove (Bitly) and Lindsay Bressler (OpenSky).
Thursday (Mar. 21), 6:30 p.m. @ The Alley, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

New York Video Meetup
Presentations by Robert Green (Conde Nast Entertainment), Saul Hansell (Sii Media), Eric Feinstein (Deltatre) and Adrienne Schmoeker (Catchafire).
Thursday (Mar. 21), 6:30 p.m. @ Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street, Uris Hall, Room 301

Hello Etsy at Pratt: Reimagine the Marketplace
With Chad Dickerson (CEO, Etsy), Chris Anderson (author, The New Industrial Revolution), Robin Chase (founder, Zipcar) and others
Friday (Mar. 22), 5 p.m. @ Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

IBM Code Rally Hackathon
Teams of developers will spend a day modifying game mechanics and artifical intelligence to create a turbo-charged (virtual) racing machine!
Sunday (Mar. 24), 9:30 a.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl.

More events on the horizon…
Want to Be on TV? How to Get Noticed by Media on Mar. 26 @ Green Spaces
Fireside Chat with Andrew Rasiej on Mar. 27 @ Center for Social Innovation
Champagne Privacy on a Beer Budget on Mar. 27 @ Cooley at The Grace Building
Fashion Disrupted: How Tech Is Changing The Way Consumers Shop on Mar. 27 @ WeWork Lounge
Open Tech NYC on Mar. 30 @ Hunter’s Point Event Space
Opening Party for F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology on Apr. 1 @ Eyebeam
FinTech Hackathon on Apr. 6 @ AlleyNYC
Big Apple Smackdown: Silicon Alleys 1st Annual Ping-Pong Tournament! on Apr. 14 @ SPiN New York
Kingpins of Silicon Alley on Apr. 15 @ Bowlmor – Union Square
Hack’n Jill: Mastering the Technical Interview on Apr. 16 @ AppNexus
NY Tech Day on Apr. 25 @ Pier 92
Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World 2013 on May 8 @ Altman Building

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

Best Tech Events This Week (GigaOm Structure, NY Tech Meetup, Future of 3D Manufacturing, IBM Code Rally Hackathon, Design for Manufacturing, Silicon Dragon Alley)