Best NYC Tech Events This Week: LDV Vision, SEARS Hackathon, S.H.E. Summit and More

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]

June 12-19 is annual SXSW-style NorthSide Festival, TradeShow & Job Fair, aka NYC’s BIGGEST Tech Party! Tech+Music+Film+Art in epic 50k sq ft tent @ McCarren Park in Brooklyn. Speakers ==> Silicon Alley’s 1st billionaire Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), Chad Dickerson (CEO, Etsy), Andy Dunn (Founder, Bonobos), Phin Barnes (First Round Capital), Brian Schechter (Co-founder, HowAboutWe), Jennifer Fleiss (Co-founder, RentTheRunway) + TON of parties, pool shindigs & happy hours! RSVP here (its FREE). You should go, yo! 😉

Jun 04 Internet Infrastructure in Age Of Digital Marketing @ Sabey w/ Etsy, Fastly, MediaMath. Jun 04 LDV Vision Summit w/ Om Malik (True Ventures), David Pakman (Venrock), Erik Nordlander (Google Ventures), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), 40% off w/ GarysGuide & 5 Free Passes ($399 each)!

Jun 05 Personal Democracy Forum w/ Julian Assange (Founder, WikiLeaks), John Perry Barlow (Founder, EFF), Clay Shirky (Author), $100 off w/ GARY14 & 2 Free Passes ($595 each)! Jun 05 Marketplace Live w/ Doug Merrill (CEO, ZestFinance & ex-CIO, Google), David Pogue (Founder, YahooTech).

Jun 10 TEDx FultonStreet w/ a tibetan monk, particle physicist, hostage negotiator & Emmy winner, 3 Free Passes ($100 each)! Jun 11 Media mogul Arianna Huffington @ Alley, 20% off w/ gary, 5 Free Passes. 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 ($15k prizes)! Jun 25 Global Innovator Mobile w/ Bowery, ENIAC, Gotham (2 Free Passes). Jul 09 DevCon5, 2 Free Passes ($595 each)!

Congrats to my peeps Matt & Jesse @ WeWork Labs on launch of latest (& greatest?!) location in heart of Silicon Alley @ 79 Madison Ave near Madison Sq Park. To celebrate they’re throwing a kick-ass party on Wed @ 6.30pm w/ food, drinks & bunch of awesome folks! I’ll be there & you should too 😉

This week ==> Jun 02 Game Show (5 Free Passes). Jun 03 FlavorTripping Rooftop Party (5 Free Passes). Jun 04 Grow Enterprise Customers w/ Vivek Sharma (MovableInk), 5 Free Passes. Jun 04 FinTech Startups (3 Free Passes). Jun 04 Small Talks Wellbeing In Workplace w/ Greatist, PureWow. Jun 05 Amusemi Startup Drinks w/ BounceExchange, Next Big Sound.

Coming up ==> 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. Jun 25 Data Divas w/ Annalect.

1 week intensive w/ Seth Godin, apply by by Jun 4. L’Oréal Women In Digital Next Gen Awards (3 female led beauty+tech startups), apply by Jun 23.

Verizon Powerful Answers Award ($1 mil / winner), apply by Jun 30. Robin Hood Prize ($5 mil) to help students graduate, apply by Jun 30. UKTI Great Tech Awards (5 nights in London, meet-n-greets, free space!), apply by Aug 1.

Mo’ deadlines ==> NYU ITP Make Edu Camp (Jun 7-11, for educators & teachers). YCombinator Startup School. Jun 10 BBVA Open Talent (Intl. Startups). Jun 13 Digiday Mobi Awards. Jun 15 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.

Classes @ Data Science Academy (beginner) ==> Jun 7 Data Science w/ Python, Jun 8 Data Science w/ R & Jun 12 SupStat workshops w/ R.

Cause Spotlight ==> Chashama (connecting NYC real estate + arts by re-imagining unused properties & preserving creative landscape) Gala next Mon!

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

Girls Symposium – Women of Influence
With Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code), Christy Turlington (Supermodel & Founder, Every Mother Counts), Anna Holmes (Founder, Jezebel) & others.
Monday (Jun 02), 8:30 a.m. @ John Jay College, 524 W 59th St

Disruptive Technologists – Big Data: New Initiatives, Opinions & Future
With Gale Brewer (Manhattan Borough President), Sage Wohns (Founder, Agolo), Andrew Lerner (CEO, Metrics), Rick O’Toole (Founder/CTO, Rockerbox) & others.
Monday (Jun 02), 6 p.m. @ NY Institute of Technology, 16 W 61st St, 11th Fl

Tech, Talent and Transit – Driving a hub of innovation in Lower Manhattan
With Jessica Lappin (President, Alliance for Downtown NY), Andrew Essex (Vice Chairman, Droga5), Adam Foster (Sr VP, CBRE), Miguel McKelvey (Co-founder, WeWork), John Wheeler (MD, Jones Lang LaSalle) & others.
Tuesday (Jun 03), 7:30 a.m. @ 4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich St

Czech Enterprise Demo Day
With Stanislav Benes (Consulate General of Czech Republic) & Jan Fried (CzechInvest). Startup presentations by Belladati, Boldbrick, Invea, Modgen, Safetica & Trustport.
Tuesday (Jun 03), 6 p.m. @ Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St

NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startup peeps. 1 amazing event!
Tuesday (Jun 03), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

LDV Vision Summit
With Adam Singolda (Founder, Taboola), Om Malik (True Ventures), Todd Sawicki (CEO, Zemanta), David Pakman (Venrock), Navneet Dalal (Google), Erik Nordlander (Google Ventures), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), Brad Svrluga (High Peaks), Rob Go (NextView Ventures) & others.
Wednesday (Jun 04), 9 a.m. @ NYU Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square S

Open Source Democracy
With Art Chang (NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee), Michael Ryan (NYC Board of Elections), Doug Kellner (NY State Board of Elections) & Amy Loprest (NYC Campaign Finance Board).
Wednesday (Jun 04), 5 p.m. @ NY Law School, 185 W Broadway, 2nd Fl

Internet Infrastructure In The Age Of Digital Marketing – Three Perspectives
Discussion w/ e-commerce innovators (Etsy, Fastly, and MediaMath) on hardening your infrastructure in a data center.
Wednesday (Jun 04), 5:30 p.m. @ Sabey Data Centers Intergate.Manhattan, 375 Pearl St

[Sales Hacker Series] – Hacking Lead Gen & List Building
With Max Altschuler (CEO, Sales Hacker Media), Jake Dunlap (CEO, Skaled) and Anand Kulkarni (CEO, LeadGenius)
Wednesday (Jun 04), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

WeWork Labs Open House
Celebrate opening of newest WeWork Labs w/ founders, investors & startup folks
Wednesday (Jun 04), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork NoMad, 79 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl

MarketplaceLIVE East 2014
With Doug Merrill (CEO, ZestFinance & ex-CIO, Google), David Pogue (Founder, YahooTech) & others
Thursday (Jun 05), 8 a.m. @ The Times Center, 242 W 41st St

TechStars Demo Day
Come meet the 5th class of Techstars NYC startups!
Thursday (Jun 05), 8:30 a.m. @ Undisclosed

Personal Democracy Forum (PDF)
With Julian Assange (Founder, WikiLeaks), John Perry Barlow (Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation), Clay Shirky (Professor, NYU) & others. $100 off w/ code GARY14.
Thursday (Jun 05), 9 a.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

S.H.E. Summit
With Jamie Miller (CIO, GE), Maureen Sullivan (President,, Marlo Thomas (Actress), Caroline Ghosn (Founder, Levo League), Amanda Steinberg (Founder, DailyWorth), Alexa Von Tobel (Founder, LearnVest) & others.
Thursday (Jun 05), 9 a.m. @ 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave

Venture For America Summer Celebration
With David Brooks (NY Times), Dave Gilboa (Warby Parker), Cyrus Massoumi (ZocDoc), Don Katz (Audible), Bob Safian (Fast Company) & others.
Thursday (Jun 05), 7 p.m. @ IAC HQ, 555 W 18th St

SEARS Retail Hackathon
$50K in Prizes!
Thursday (Jun 05), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

Black Girls CODE – Love Is Respect Hackathon
All girls hackathon (ages 12-17) to build their skills & experience w/ app development!
Saturday (Jun 07), 9 a.m. @ NYU Polytechnic School of Engg, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

[NYC BigApps] – BigBuild (Hardware + Software)
Google Glass hackathon, Prototype hardware products & more!
Saturday (Jun 07), 9 a.m. @ WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

More events on the horizon…
Chashama 2014 Gala on Jun 09 @ Anitas Way
From Wall Street to Silicon Alley on Jun 09 @ Cooley
TEDxFultonStreet 2014 – Chrysalis on Jun 10 @ Michael Schimmel Ctr for Arts @ Pace University
#Rethink Charity with Charity:Water on Jun 10 @ Grind
4th Annual LSAN MedTech Conference on Jun 10 @ Piper Jaffray
Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple) on Jun 10 @ WeWork SoHo West
Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel (Founder, LearnVest) on Jun 11 @ Venue
Arianna Huffington Comes to AlleyNYC! on Jun 11 @ AlleyNYC
Northside Festival & Trade Show on Jun 12 @ McCarren Park
CMX Summit on Jun 12 @ The Altman Building
SupStat Public Workshops on Jun 12 @ AlleyNYC
Business Insider – Ignition Conversations: Future of Marketing on Jun 12 @ NY Public Library
[Northside Festival] – Dutch Pitch Session & Happy Hour on Jun 12 @ Wythe Hotel
AngelVine VC on Jun 12 @ Lowenstein Sandler
Fishackathon! on Jun 13 @ WeWork Lounge
[The Phat Startup] – Monetizing On Your Idea & Efforts w/ Jason Calacanis on Jun 17 @ AlleyNYC
Art In Your Space Launch Party 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
NUI Central Presents – 24 hour Kinect for Windows Hackathon (sponsored by Microsoft) on Jun 21 @ Grind Park
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
Techs On Deck Meetup on Jun 24 @ Caeser’s Box
IBM Watson Innovation Day on Jun 25 @ IBM Think Lab Client Center
Global Innovator Mobile on Jun 25 @ Dentons
Designing Government Websites – and on Jun 25 @ Huge HQ
Inaugural NYU ITP Make Education Camp on Jul 07 @ NYU ITP

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

Best NYC Tech Events This Week: LDV Vision, SEARS Hackathon, S.H.E. Summit and More