Best Tech Events This Week (Building The Digital City, NYC Television Week, NYC Data Week, Intel Codefest, Data Driven)

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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On Nov. 9, the good folks @ XO Group and Angelhack are organizing We Hack to Help Women, a hackathon to help build sustainable technological solutions to better the lives of women around the world. Use the discount code “hack4women” for 50 percent off.

Raising money? Meeting VCs? Check out Capital On Stage (Nov. 7). Ton of VCs are attending, including David Teten (ff VC), John Elton (Greycroft), Lisa Lambert (Intel), Steve Berg (RTP), Raju Rishi (Sigma Prime), Eliot Durbin (BoldStart), Rob Go (Next View). Don’t miss it!

Nov. 6, check out Tech Madison Avenue with Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Aaron Shapiro (CEO, Huge), Barry Wacksman (Chief Growth Officer, R/GA).

Once upon a time I got a random email from Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, about sponsoring my Red Tie. 🙂 And now Matt’ll be in town Nov. 20 for the Startup Grind fireside chat.

This week: Tomorrow is Digital Startup Boot Camp with Joanne Wilson (Angel), Chris Fralic (First Round). Wednesday is Startup Essentials with StreetEasy CTO Sebastian Delmont; Small Talks Mistakes Creatives Can Learn From with Mike Germano (Carrot Creative), Sophie Kleber (HUGE); and Empire Angels’ deep dive on term sheets. Saturday is the Amusemi Startup Brunch with Ellen Chisa (Kickstarter) and Ariel Perez (Birchbox), as well as TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs Bootcamp (15 percent off with code “GG15”).

Coming up: Nov. 5: Tax Savings for Small Business & Owners / Investors. Nov. 6: Dev Pong (Beer + Ping Pong!). Nov. 7: NYTECH Economics of Cloud ComputingGoogle Apps Meetup with Cloud Alliance, BetterCloud and ShuttleCloud; and Fashion Evolution Consumer Power. Nov. 12: Cleanweb & the City with BMWi Ventures, NYCEDC, Hyundai and Ad Think III David Berkowitz (MRY) and Bob Greene (Contour).

Nov 14 is the NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference. November 21 is Engage NYC, with Intel and American Airlines.

Hackathons! FinTechStrategyHack Marketing, and Hack The Trackers all on Nov. 9. NYU Hacks is Nov. 15, and Dreamer is Nov. 20.

NYCEDC’s Harlem BioSpace (community for biotech innovators) is opening in November. Apply here. Diabetes and heart disease take millions of lives + billions in cost. Helping fix that is the Merck | HPN Innovation Challenge. $240,000 in prizes; apply by Nov 10. AccelFoods is an accelerator for packaged food and beverage startups! Apply by Nov. 15. Accenture & Partnership Fund for NYC announce the fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab. Apply by Dec. 6.

Y’know what’s cool? With apologies to The Social Network, a million dollars, that’s what. The SalesForce hackathon at Dreamforce takes place in San Francisco on Nov. 18. Largest hackathon prize ever? You betcha! 😉

Apply here for Blueprint Health winter class. Virgin Media is seeking UK startups expanding to NYC. And tomorrow is the DreamIt Accelerator Info Session.

More deadlines: Oct. 28 Next Idea, Ideas to Launch. Nov. 15 SeedStart Enterprise B2B Accelerator. Nov. 15 ERA Winter 2014 Class. Nov. 15 TiE Launchpad B2B Accelerator. Nov. 21 BigApps Consultant RFP. Dec. 16 Work-bench (Enterprise Tech Space).

A bunch of free passes! to events including Startup Grind w/ Matt Mullenweg (WordPress, founder), Digital Bootcamp (worth $149 each), NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference (worth $395 each), Capital on Stage Conference (worth $55 each), Fast Company: Innovation Uncensored (worth $575 each), Tech Madison Avenue (worth $250 each) and many more!

And finally, Halloween = Crazy PARTY Time!! 😉 Wednesday is the Halloween Dance Party, raising money for Girls Who Code, M.O.U.S.E. & Camp Interactive. On Thursday is AlleyNYC’s Pre-Party with costume contests & photo-booths! And also on Thursday is WeWork’s Costume Party with premium open bar & live performance by White Panda.

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

Inaugural NYC Television Week
Covering today’s dynamic TV industry — broadcast, cable, satellite, internet video & beyond
Monday (Oct 28), 9 a.m. @ Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue

Data Driven NYC #19
With John Foreman (Chief Data Scientist, Mailchimp), Vaclav Petricek (Principal Data Scientist, eHarmony), Scott Sorensen (CTO,, Mike Dauber (Battery Ventures) & Jake Flomenberg (Accel).
Monday (Oct. 28), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Avenue, 7th Fl.

Twitter Presents – How Top Brands Engage Consumers
With Anne Mercogliano (Twitter), Gabe Alonso (Gilt), David Fudge (Bonobos) & Morgan Greco (A&E).
Monday (Oct. 28), 6 p.m. @ Offerpop HQ, 36 E 31st Street, 8th Fl.

[NYC Data Week] Ignite
Theme is data science & visualization with an emphasis on wonder & mysteries that data science is stumbling into.
Monday (Oct. 28), 8 p.m. @ NY Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Fl.

Boot Camp for Digital Startups
With Joanne Wilson (angel investor), Chris Fralic (First Round Capital), Luanne Calvert (CMO, Virgin America) and others!
Tuesday (Oct. 29), 1 p.m. @ Town Hall Conference Center, 3 Columbus Circle, 18th Fl.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable 63
With Jos White (Daring Journey Ventures)
Tuesday (Oct. 29), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue, 6th Fl.

Small Talks – Fail Smart: Mistakes Creatives Can Learn From
With Mike Germano (Carrot Creative), Holly Lynch (The 85-Percent), Tony Jones (MRM), Sophie Kleber (HUGE) & Jose Mejia (Fixer).
Wednesday (Oct. 30), 5:30 p.m. @ dd:OUTPOST, 45 Main Street, Ste 810, Brooklyn

Trick or Tweet, A Halloween Dance Party!
Join Gary & leaders in the NY Tech Community to raise money for Girls Who Code, Camp Interactive & Brought to you by NY Tech(no) Dance Party.
Wednesday (Oct. 30), 8 p.m. @ Southside, 2 Cleveland Place

AlleyNYC Halloween Pre-Party
Open Bar, costume contest, photo booth, makeup artists & a whole lotta candy!
Thursday (Oct. 31), 8 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

WeWork Halloween Costume Party 2013
Featured performance by White Panda, DJ Neza, premium open bar, midnight snacks and costume contest with scary-awesome prizes!
Thursday (Oct. 31), 9 p.m. @ Edison Ballroom, 240 W. 47th Street

Building the Digital City 
With Ben Fried (CIO, Google), David Hantman (Head of Global Policy, AirBnB), Kevin Ryan (Founder, Gilt Groupe, Business Insider & Mongo DB), Miguel McKelvey (Co-founder, WeWork), Craig Nevill-Manning (Dir of Engg, Google), Raj Patel (Partner, Arup), MaryAnne Gilmartin (CEO, Forest City Ratner) & others.
Friday (Nov. 1), 9 a.m. @ The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th Street

Intel Developer Zone Codefest For Android
Two days of hands-on technical sessions, developer competitions, prizes, KitKat bars, Ouya giveaways, dark beer, green cocktails and other goodies.
Friday (Nov. 1), 6:30 p.m. @ Alley NYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

More events on the horizon…
November 2013 NY Tech Meetup on Nov. 4 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
F.A.T. Class 6: Tax Savings for Small Business & Owners / Investors on Nov. 5 @ Marks Paneth LLP
Tech Madison Avenue on Nov. 6 @ Town Hall
DevPong (Ping Pong + Beer!) at SPiN on Nov. 6 @ SPiN
Capital on Stage Conference on Nov. 7 @ Goodwin Procter @ The NY Times
Fashion Evolution: Consumer Power on Nov. 7 @ Scandinavia House
November Google Apps User Group on Nov. 7 @ Google NYC
The Economics of Cloud Computing on Nov. 7 @ EisnerAmper
37 Angels Pitch Forum on Nov. 8 @ Venue
XO Group Hackathon: We Hack to Help Women on Nov. 9 @ XO Group HQ
StrategyHack Presentations on Nov. 9 @ StackExchange HQ
Cleanweb and the City on Nov. 12 @ NY Law School
AD THINK III: Emerging Ad Tech on Nov. 12 @ NYIT Auditorium
Digital Health Conference on Nov. 14 @ Hilton New York
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Startup Grind hosts Matt Mullenweg (Founder, WordPress) on Nov. 20 @ ThoughtWorks

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Building The Digital City, NYC Television Week, NYC Data Week, Intel Codefest, Data Driven)