Best Tech Events This Week (Hack Upon A Cause, KidScreen Summit, NY Tech Meetup, Data Privacy Legal Hackathon)

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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Fashion Week is here! On Wednesday is ManufactureNY’s Ready-To-Wear fashion show (2 Free Passes)! On Thursday is my friend Carrie Hammer’s fashion show (2 Free Passes)! Next week is Nolcha Fashion Week w/ runway shows by hot indie designers! I’m co-hosting closing party @ Empire Rooftop, RSVP here (code: 2062)

Then, on Saturday, is Hack Upon a Cause (w/ XO Group and AngelHack), hackathon for sustainable tech solutions to better lives of women globally. There are 100 free passes w/ code GarysGuideHack4Cause. Pre-hackathon on Wed. Among causes participating in hackathon ===> Step Up Women’s Network empowering teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound & career-ready.

SXSW (aka Spring Break for Geeks!) in Austin, Texas is around the corner. Never been? Here’s my recap from last year. As always, I’m putting together Ultimate Guide to all the parties! I’ll be going to a ton of them myself & so of course my SXSW Red Tie (& lapels) are available for sponsorship! Interested? Email me, yo!

Check out our Comprehensive Guide to 90+ Coworking & Office Spaces in NYC! And if you have any extra desks shared office for rent and/or sub-lease, please email me!

Feb 12 Industries & Mkts 2014: Whats Hot & Not @ Orrick w/ investors from Bain, RRE, General Catalyst, Founder Collective & Box Group. Feb 13 I’m co-hosting Valentines Eve Tech Masquerade Ball w/ Forever|Not (10 Free Passes)!

This week … Feb 5 E-Commerce Idea to Concept (2 Free Passes)! Feb 7 SquadUP & Sumeria Launch Party (25 Free Passes).

Coming up … Feb 11 Getting Wallets out of Investor’s Pockets (2 Free Passes worth $225 each). Feb 12 Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes). Feb 19 Startup Grind w/ Jeff Pulver (Co-founder Zula, Vonage & Investor, Twitter) 3 Free Passes! Feb 21 Startup Weekend 4 Free Passes! (2 for participants, 2 for demo day).

More coming up … Feb 22 StrategyHack Marketing Hackathon 5 Free Passes!. Feb 26 Startup Rock Climbing (2 Free Passes)! Feb 28 Multi-Million Dollar Online Empire (3 Free Passes). Mar 1 X Hacks Snow Sports Hackathon. Mar 21 500 Startups Commercism (2 Free Passes worth $400 each).

Hola students! Feb 15 is Code Day! Sign up here. NYCEDC & Health 2.0 launching Pilot Health Tech ($1M in funding), find partner by Feb 17 & info session Wed. Women-led startups ==> apply by Feb 17 to demo at WE Summit.

Apply by Feb 3 to 12 wk Prototyping Bootcamp for digital learning. Early deadline to apply to ER Accelerator is Mar 5. Apply to DreamIt Ventures by Mar 14. Trip to Monaco (Jun 4) for EY Entrepreneur Of Year? Apply by Mar 15. And apply to 3 Day Startup (pre-incubator for students & entrepreneurs) by Mar 28.

More deadlines … Feb 21 Hardware Making Cities Better (w/ BMW Mini). Feb 27 Girls Who Code Summer Program. Mar 12 ConnectNYC Free Fiber Access!

Startup execs, NYCEDC Round 2 registrations for Tech Talent Draft. Apply to Startup Bus. SxSW Swag. Free WiFi routers for downtown Brooklynites.

Annoyingly addictive game recommendation? ==> Flappy Bird

And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…

[CSNYC] Women in CS
How to get girls interested and involved in Tech
Monday (Feb 03), 6 p.m. @ Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Fl

Quantify Yourself – Data Gets Personal
With Brendan Gallagher (SVP, Digitas Health), Jonathan Greene (MD, R/GA), Will Turnage (VP, R/GA), Steven Dean (Founder, NY Quantified Self and Partner, Prehype).
Monday (Feb 03), 6:30 p.m. @ Croton Reservoir Tavern, 108 W 40th St

February NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. Startups demo-ing include 2 sex+tech companies – Vibease and Down.
Tuesday (Feb 04), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Hack Upon a Cause – Pre-Hackathon Meetup
Learn about the amazing non-profits in an educational roundtable and Q & A sessions
Wednesday (Feb 05), 6:30 p.m. @ XO Group HQ, 195 Broadway, 25th Fl

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase hosted by SquadUP
Featuring startups Shindig and Bombas. FREE tickets with promo code alleynyc.
Wednesday (Feb 05), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

I Code Love
With Tom Brown (CTO, Grouper), Eric Silverberg (CTO, Scruff) and Kenneth Lay & Ray Chan (Software Engineers, HowAboutWe).
Wednesday (Feb 05), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

February Astia Venture Lunch
Pitches by DayOne Response, Bookalokal and TellSpec.
Thursday (Feb 06), 12 p.m. @ Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

dd:COLLECTIVE – Big Data – Predictive Tech, Serendipity & Real Time Response
With Debra Anderson (Co-Founder, DataCoLab & Founder/CEO, CultureShock), Jeff Hammerbacher (Founder/Chief Scientist, Cloudera), Gilad Lotan (Head Data Scientist, Betaworks) & Virgilia Singh (Global Product Manager, WeightWatchers).
Thursday (Feb 06), 6:30 p.m. @ dd:OUTPOST, 45 Main St, #810

Future of Education #4 – Alternative Education & Innovative Schools in NY
With Steven Hodas (Exec Director, Innovate NYC Schools), Seung Yu (Principal, Academy for Software Engg AFSE) & others.
Thursday (Feb 06), 6:30 p.m. @ Knewton, 100 5th Ave

Sustaining Startup Culture in the Face of Big Changes
With Katie Hunt-Morr (Sr Manager, Etsy), Ellie Gates (Head of Learning Strategy, Adobe), Lindsey Dole (HR Director, Tumblr) & Matias Corea (Co-founder & Head of Design, Behance).
Thursday (Feb 06), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Behind the Scenes – Blogologues Benefit
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at your favorite internet comedy sketch!
Thursday (Feb 06), 7 p.m. @ Classic Kids Photography, 1182 Lexington Ave

Idea Brewery Hackathon
Come up with ideas to make life better thru mobile, web, augmented reality or 3D printing
Friday (Feb 07), 9 a.m. @ CUNY – Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave

Women 2.0 Founder Friday
With Susan McPherson (Investor) and Lara Crystal & Lindsey Andrews (Co-Founders, Minibar)
Friday (Feb 07), 6 p.m. @ WeWork, 175 Varick St, 8th Fl

SquadUP & Sumeria Partnership Launch Party
5.5 hour full open bar, food, entertainment, and great company. 25 FREE tickets using promo “GaryRules”
Friday (Feb 07), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Hack Upon a Cause (presented by XO Group)
Hackathon aimed at building sustainable tech solutions to better lives of women around the world. 100 FREE Passes w/ code “GarysGuideHack4Cause”
Saturday (Feb 08), 9 a.m. @ XO Group HQ, 195 Broadway

Data Privacy Legal Hackathon
With David Wainberg (AppNexus), Jonathan Askin (BLIP) & others
Saturday (Feb 08), 9 a.m. @ Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St, Brooklyn

KidScreen Summit
With Irene Balotro (Hulu), David Abramovich (IndieGoGo), Carrie Miller (Frederator), Karen Miller (Discovery), Rick Mischel (Sony Pictures) & others.
Sunday (Feb 09), 9 a.m. @ Hilton NY, 1335 Ave of the Americas

More events on the horizon…
Digital Health Coalition Spring 2014 Summit on Feb 10 @ New York Marriott Marquis
NY Innovative Tech featuring Priori Legal, Try the World, Eventsagram, SlashDB, Votopin on Feb 11 @ AOL Patch Labs
Getting the Wallets Out Of Investors Pockets on Feb 11 @ Hippodrome
Robotics in Medicine and Surgery on Feb 11 @ Honeybee Robotics
3D Print Show on Feb 12 @ Metropolitan Pavilion
Industries & Markets for 2014 – Whats Hot & Whats Not on Feb 12 @ Orrick @ The CBS Building
Future of Fashion #1 – Transparency within the Industry on Feb 12 @ Wix Lounge
February Enterprise Technology Meetup on Feb 12 @ Cooley
PandoMonthlys Fireside Chat with Shane Smith, Founder CEO of VICE on Feb 13 @ Projective Space
Valentines Eve Tech Masquerade Party on Feb 13 @ COWORK|RS
Hack for Big Choices + New York + SocialGood on Feb 14 @ Alley NYC
Visible Gains – A Better Way to Achieve Online Lead Generation & Sales Conversions on Feb 18 @ Venue
Startup Grind NYC w/ Jeff Pulver (cofounder of Vonage & Zula and Angel Investor, Twitter) on Feb 19 @ AOL
StrategyHack on Feb 22 @ StackExchange HQ
Startup Rock Climbing on Feb 26 @ Brooklyn Boulders
NY Times Travel Industry Conference on Feb 28 @ Jacob Javits Convention Center
How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Online Empire w/ Greg Selkoe of Karmaloop on Feb 28 @ AlleyNYC
X HACKS (Snow Sports Hackathon) Winter 2014 on Mar 01 @ Belleayre Mountain
Start NY – NYCs Premier Startup Event on Apr 04 @ Jacob Javits Convention Center

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Hack Upon A Cause, KidScreen Summit, NY Tech Meetup, Data Privacy Legal Hackathon)