Best Tech Events This Week (Natl Day of Civic Hacking, World Science Festival, AngelHack, Collab Peer Sharing, Queens Tech, Wearable Wednesday)

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]

Brewing beer was 1st ever biotech experiment??! Yup, its World Science Festival time, yo! ==> Downloading Brain, Gravity Shuttle, Science Hack Day, Quantum Measurement, Space Night @ Intrepid, Science Street Fair & more.

Try Google Cloud & get $500 credit w/ code garysguide. And good luck to all the startups @ JFE Demo Day (May 29) & TechStars Demo Day (Jun 5)!

May 29 How Local Retail Can Thrive in E-commerce World @ Ace w/ Apple, Tekserve, ShopKeep. May 30 Collaborative Peer Sharing Economy @ Stern w/ Nate Blecharczyk (Founder, Airbnb), Fred Wilson (Union Sq Ventures), Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Kathryn Wylde (CEO, Partnership for NYC).

Jun 04 Internet Infrastructure In Age Of Digital Marketing @ Sabey w/ Etsy, Fastly, MediaMath. Jun 05 Marketplace Live w/ Doug Merrill (CEO, ZestFinance & ex-CIO, Google), David Pogue (Founder, YahooTech). Jun 12 CMX Summit w/ Scott Belsky (CEO, Behance), Scott Heiferman (CEO, Meetup).

Jun 12 Inbox Awesome 68% off w/ Discount Awesome. Jun 16 Kaltura Video Experience @ Lincoln Ctr w/ Noodle, Netflix, 20 Free Passes ($950 each)! Jun 21 Jibe Hackathon Hack the Web & build something awesome ($15k prizes!). Jul 09 DevCon5 HTML5 & Mobile App, 2 Free Passes ($595 each)!

Hola hackers! ==> This Sat National Day of Civic Hacking w/ events @ Feast, CityCamp & CodeMontage. Mo’ hacking 😉 ==> Angelhack Brooklyn (May 31), Sears Challenge (Jun 5), Black Girls Code (Jun 7), Women Who Code (Jun 10)

Startup looking for furnished sublet (4k sq ft) Midtown South / Downtown (needs open space, large conference room, 3-4 small rooms, kitchen). Email me.

This week ==> May 27 NYTechWomen Co-Ed Summer Soiree (5 Free Passes). May 28 Wearable Wednesday (10 Free Passes). May 28 Queens Tech w/ UberRUSH (5 Free Passes). May 29 Apps for Video (5 Free Passes).

Coming up ==> Jun 04 FinTech Startups (3 Free Passes). Jun 09 Wall St to Silicon Alley (2 Free Passes). Jun 10 Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple & HopStop), 3 Free Passes. Jun 17 Phat Startup w/ Jason Calacanis (, Launch), 3 Free Passes. Jun 18 Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY. Jun 19 Early Stage Capital w/ Jason Klein (OnGrid Ventures), 3 Free Passes.

Speak @ TED?, apply by May 29. L’Oréal Women In Digital Next Generation Awards for 3 female-founded beauty+tech startups, apply / nominate by Jun 23. Verizon Powerful Answers Award, $1 mil / winner!, apply by Jun 30.

Deadlines ==> YCombinator Startup School. May 30 Orbital Bootcamp. Jun 10 BBVA Open Talent (Intl. Startups). Jun 15 4th Annual UX Awards (15% off w/ GarysGuide). Jun 20 Drone Innovation ($10k). Harlem BioSpace application.

Fintech Startup Bootcamp. SquadUP Fellowship (event organizers & startups). Oppty Fund (vets, minorities, women). Significance Labs Fellowship. Work-Bench Summer membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! ITP Summer Camp.

3 $50 gift cards to jewelry & watches marketplace TrueFacet. 6 mo FREE Instacart Express for 1 winner. 1 FREE LittleBits Space Kit ($189 value)! 🙂

Classes @ Data Science Academy (beginner) ==> May 31 Data Visualization w/ Tableau, Jun 7 Data Science w/ Python & Jun 8 Data Science w/ R.

Cause Spotlight ==> My buddy Neil (co-founder, Casper) runs WaterWalla (clean water to developing urban areas), summer party (Jun 05) @ Dream Hotel.

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

Stack to the Future, Part II
With Mike Brittain (Director of Engg, Etsy), Wes Chow (CTO, Chartbeat) and Will Chiong (Lead Software Engineer, Gilt).
Tuesday (May 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Gilt Groupe, 2 Park Ave, 5th Fl

NY Tech Women Co-Ed #SummerSoiree
Ladies & gents, come one, come all!
Tuesday (May 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Hudson Terrace Rooftop, 621 W 46th St

Wearable Wednesday (mHealth) – From An Apple A Day To Metadata Today
With Evan Cohen (Indiegogo), Jeanniey Mullen (Ringblingz), Guy Horrocks (Carnival Labs), Kyle Studstill (Makeway) & others.
Wednesday (May 28), 5:30 p.m. @ XO Group, 195 Broadway

Queens Tech Meetup
Presentations by UberRUSH, Vonvo, Rukkus, Soshio, Zola and Queens Library.
Wednesday (May 28), 6:30 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st St, 10th Fl, Long Island City

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
Featured startups are Fivetran and Hair Decoded.
Wednesday (May 28), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Learn How Local Retail Can Thrive in an E-commerce World
Featuring presentations by Apple, Tekserve and ShopKeep POS.
Thursday (May 29), 3:30 p.m. @ Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St

Collaborative Peer Sharing Economy
Nate Blecharczyk (Co-founder, Airbnb), Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder, WeWork), Clay Shirky (Author), Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) & others.
Friday (May 30), 8:30 a.m. @ NYU Stern Paulson Auditorium, 40 W 4th St

Quantifying Journalism – Metrics, Data & Computation
With James Robinson (Director of News Analytics, NY Times), Tony Haile (CEO, Chartbeat), Daniel Mintz (Director of Biz Intelligence, Upworthy) & others.
Friday (May 30), 8:30 a.m. @ Columbia Journalism School, 2950 Broadway

AngelHack Brooklyn Spring 2014
Developer bootcamp, great food, parties and great prizes.
Saturday (May 31), 9 a.m. @ HUGE, 45 Main St, Ste 220, Brooklyn

[World Science Festival] – Science Hack Day: Science and the City
Bringing together scientists, designers, developers & innovators
Saturday (May 31), 10 a.m. @ Magnet NYU School of Engg, 2 MetroTech Center, 8th Fl, Brooklyn

MediaThon – Travel (Not Leisure)
With Paula Froelich (Editor in Chief, Yahoo! Travel), Rafat Ali (CEO, Skift), David Kaufman (Travel Editor, NY Post), Ed Hogikyan (Sr VP Marketing, NYC & Company) & Dorian Benkoil (Teeming Media).
Saturday (May 31), 10 a.m. @ Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus

[National Day of Civic Hacking] – The Feast
With Jerri Chou (The Feast), David Gilford (NYCEDC) & others.
Saturday (May 31), 1 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

[World Science Festival] – The Ultimate Science Street Fair
Games, performances, interactive experiments & the great outdoors
Sunday (Jun 01), 10 a.m. @ Washington Square Park, 5th Ave and Washington Square N

More events on the horizon…
Disruptive Technologists – Big Data: New Initiatives, Opinions & Future on Jun 02 @ NY Institute of Technology
Tech, Talent and Transit: Driving a hub of innovation in Lower Manhattan on Jun 03 @ 4 World Trade Center
Couchbase Live on Jun 03 @ Conrad NY
Czech Enterprise Demo Day on Jun 03 @ Bohemian National Hall
June 2014 NY Tech Meetup on Jun 03 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
Internet Infrastructure In The Age Of Digital Marketing – Three Perspectives on Jun 04 @ Sabey Data Centers Intergate.Manhattan
Sales Hacker Series NYC – Hacking Lead Gen & List Building on Jun 04 @ Projective Space
FinTech Startups – Emerging FinTech Panel: A Look Outside the US on Jun 04 @ Dechert
Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) on Jun 05 @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts
Data 2.0 Summit 2014 NYC on Jun 05 @ Digital Sandbox
Internet of Things (IOT) Inaugural Meetup! on Jun 05 @ Coworkrs
Venture For America Summer Celebration on Jun 05 @ IAC HQ
SEARS Startup & Dev Challenge – $50K in Prizes on Jun 05 @ WeWork Soho West
WaterWalla & MiddyFund – The Summer Kickoff on Jun 05 @ The Beach @ Dream Downtown
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Visualization with Tableau, Beginner level, 5 Weeks, in Classroom on Jun 07 @ AlleyNYC
From Wall Street to Silicon Alley on Jun 09 @ Cooley
Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple) on Jun 10 @ WeWork SoHo West
Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel (Founder, LearnVest) on Jun 11 @ Venue
CMX Summit on Jun 12 @ The Altman Building
Business Insider – Ignition Conversations: Future of Marketing on Jun 12 @ NY Public Library
[The Phat Startup] – Monetizing On Your Idea & Efforts w/ Jason Calacanis on Jun 17 @ AlleyNYC
Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY, NY Outpost, VentureLab & Presence Switzerland! on Jun 18 @ WeWork
NYC Tech & Raising Early Stage Capital on Jun 19 @ Venue
Hack the Web – Jibe Hackathon on Jun 21 @ Jibe HQ
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Science with Python, Beginner level, 5 Weeks, in Classroom on Jun 21 @ AlleyNYC
Designing Government Websites – and on Jun 25 @ Huge HQ

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Natl Day of Civic Hacking, World Science Festival, AngelHack, Collab Peer Sharing, Queens Tech, Wearable Wednesday)