Best Tech Events This Week (Founders Speak, Data Driven, Queens Tech, Wearable Tech, Silicon Drinkabout, Startup Grind)

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]

TurnToTech is an awesome new space on 184 5th Ave (& 23rd St) right across from Shake Shack (mmmmm!). They’re hosting a bunch of tech classes including a FREE iOS App Beginner Workshop and a 12 Week Mobile Development Bootcamp (+ Internship) w/ iOS & Amazon Cloud (Dec. 1) and a 48 Hour Application HackNation (Dec. 6). They also have FREE co-working & a (usually free) space for events & meetups. So go check ’em out, yo! 🙂

Coworkrs (hot new space in Silicon Alley!) are offering FREE co-working (+ free coffee & wi-fi) in November. Walk in anytime at 115 23rd St (& Park Ave) from 8am to 6:30pm.

Nov. 21 is Engage w/ Intel, American Airlines. Dec 9 is Xconomy Forum w/ Peter Weijmarshausen (CEO, Shapeways), Max Haot (CEO, Livestream). $75 w/ code “GGuide”.

Nov 22 is Preo Challenge at XVI, night of drinks, appetizers & prizes! Signup before Tuesday at noon for 2 free drinks. Snowboard Giveaway: stop by Manchester Pub, order Breckenridge beer thru Preo & win a Never Summer snowboard!

Nov. 30 is AppHACK (presented by AngelHack) which is shaping up to be the largest Mobile App Hackathon, ever! Sign up here.

Dec. 13 is Fusion Games: creative, olympic-style games to get employees active, engaged, competitive & develop team skills. Proceeds to Resolution Project (non-profit helping colleges start social ventures). Contact Monica for details.

This week … Nov. 19 NYTECH E-Commerce Law Recent Game-Changers. Nov. 20 Startup Grind w/ WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg. Nov 20. SquadUP Happy Hour + Startup Showcase w/ Motiif, worlds first smart trench coat! (free tickets w/ code “alleynyc”). Nov. 20 VentureOutNY Lisbon Challenge Showcase (featuring top 10 startups from world’s largest accelerator program! 10% off w/ code “gary10”). Nov. 20 Queens Tech Meetup X w/ NY Angels’ Brian Cohen.

Coming up … Dec. 4: LeadDog Presents BARK Hot Seat w/ BJ Mendelson (Author of Social Media is Bullshit). Dec. 16: 8th Annual Charity:Ball w/ Jack Dorsey, Sean Parker, Troy Carter to celebrate work of Charity:Water.

Google is opening a series of pop-up shops called Winter Wonderlab for the holiday season including one at Bryant Park. And Intel is also launching pop-up retail experience stores, the first one opening in NoLIta.

On Nov. 19, NYCEDC is hosting 1st virtual Startup Panel with founders and execs from Amicus, BuzzFeed, Gilt Groupe, General Assembly & Sailthru. Sign up here.

Apply to 500 Startups by Nov. 27. Apply to Techstars NYC by Dec. 6. Apply to Conscious Venture Lab (purpose driven startups) by Dec 18. Virgin Media seeking UK startups expanding to NYC. Apply here for Blueprint Health.

More deadlines … Nov. 21 BigApps Consultant RFP. Dec 6. 4th Annual FinTech Innovation Lab. Dec. 12 NYCEDC ConnectNYC Free high-speed Internet! Dec 16. Work-bench (Enterprise Tech Space).

Congrats to my buddy Calvin Chu, recently appointed the new Managing Director for the Techstars R/GA Accelerator.

Love Emoji? Well of course you do! 😉 Mark your calendars for Dec 12 – 14 for the Emoji Art & Design Show and Pop-up Market @ Eyebeam Art+Technology Center.

Bunch of FREE Passes including … Xconomy Forum (2 free passes worth $175 each!), Engage (5 free passes worth $499 each!), Queens Tech Meetup (10 free passes), Startup Grind w/ WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg (3 free passes) and more.

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

OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013
A world-class software security conference for technologists, auditors, risk managers & entrepreneurs.
Monday (Nov. 18), 9 a.m. @ Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway

Data Driven NYC #20
With Joe Lonsdale (Co-founder, Palantir & Partner, Formation 8), Hilary Mason (Data Scientist in Residence, Accel), Gilad Lotan (Chief Data Scientist, Betaworks), Blake Shaw (Data Scientist, Foursquare) and Adam Laiacano (Data Scientist, Tumblr).
Tuesday (Nov. 19), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl

NJ Tech Meetup 42
Keynote by Jeff Pulver (Co-Founder, Vonage and Investor, Twitter). Demos by Scorezone, and Fiestah.
Tuesday (Nov. 19), 6:30 p.m. @ Howe Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 4th floor, Hoboken

The Founders Speak – Burning Man, Technology, Religion & The Future
With Larry Harvey (Founder, Burning Man), John Perry Barlow (Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Peter Hirshberg (Disruptive Cultures & Tech Expert). Moderated by David Kittay (Columbia’s Dept of Religion).
Tuesday (Nov. 19), 7 p.m. @ Altschul Auditorium @ Columbia University, 420 W 118th St, Room 417

Mobile Payments Summit
With Derek Webster (CardFlight), Mike Dudas (Braintree / Venmo), Alex Taub (Dwolla), Mark Egerman (Cover), Claudio Esposito (Amex) & others.
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 9:30 a.m. @ Helen Mills Theater, 139 W. 26th St

Startup Grind NYC
With Matt Mullenweg (Founder & CEO, WordPress)
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6 p.m. @ Google HQ, 76 9th Ave, 10th Fl, New York, NY

The Promise of Civic Innovation in a 21st Century New York
With Beth Noveck (Founder, GovLab), Mark Headd
(Chief Data Officer, Philadelphia), Andrew Rasiej (Chairman, NY Tech Meetup) & Scott Anderson (Partner, Control Group).
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6 p.m. @ Talking Transition Tent, Canal St and 6th Ave

StartUP 4.0 – Cultivating Innovation
With Aaron Shapiro (CEO, HUGE), Alexis Tryon (Co-founder, Artsicle), Imari Oliver (McGarryBowen), Jason Wisdom & Andy Hagerman (Co-founders, Design Gym), Kim Bost (Etsy) & Tim Nolan (BBH Labs).
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6 p.m. @ Art Directors Club, 106 W 29th St

Queens Tech Meetup X
With Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels and Early Investor, Pinterest). Demos by Poncho, Strut, MyBell, Endless TV and Stylr.
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6:30 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st St, 10th Fl, Long Island City

Wearable Tech Demo Night
Demos by Moi, Fabrickit, Drop The Beat, Frozen in Moment, Listen to Your Wrist, W EAR, Heatit, Eszter and H.A.U.T.E.
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6:30 p.m. @ Huge Brooklyn, 45 Main St, Ste 220, Brooklyn

VentureOutGlobal, a Lisbon-Challenge Showcase
VentureOutNY’s 1st global program featuring top 10 companies from world’s largest accelerator program, Lisbon Challenge. 10% off w/ code “gary10”.
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6:30 p.m. @ SubCulture, 45 Bleeker St, Manhattan

SquadUP Happy Hour Wednesdays + Startup Showcase!
Featuring Motiif, the worlds first smart trenchcoat! Get a Free Pass using code “alleynyc”.
Wednesday (Nov. 20), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Silicon Drinkabout NYC Launch
Demos by Lyst, Hailo, Conversocial, YPlan, Fueled, Shadow and Foursquare.
Friday (Nov. 22), 6 p.m. @ Screening Room @ Whythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

Tech@NYU DemoDays #2
Mouth-watering demos!
Saturday (Nov. 23), 3 p.m. @ Spotify HQ, 45 W 18th St, 7th Fl

More events on the horizon…
Mobile Development Bootcamp with iOS & Amazon Cloud on Nov. 25 @ TurnToTech
AppHACK (brought to you by AngelHack) on Nov. 30 @ AlleyNYC
LeadDog Presents: BARK Hot Seat on Dec. 4 @ WeWork Lounge
Designers + Geeks NY Holiday Social Mixer on Dec. 5 @ Tom & Jerrys
Application Hacknation on Dec. 6 @ TurnToTech
Xconomy Forum: The Hardtech Revolution – Makers, Markets & Mobile on Dec. 9 @ AppNexus
[NYTECH] Holiday Tech Bash 2013 on Dec. 11 @ Steelcase
Fusion Games on Dec. 13 @ The SportsCenter at Chelsea Piers

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (Founders Speak, Data Driven, Queens Tech, Wearable Tech, Silicon Drinkabout, Startup Grind)