Best Tech Events This Week: Northside, CMX Summit, Comedy Hack Day and More

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]

FYI, this wk! ==> NYC’s SXSW aka NorthSide Festival, TradeShow & Job Fair in Brooklyn. Wearable tech, Connected cars, Next industrial revolution. Speakers incl. Silicon Alley’s 1st billionaire Jon Oringer (Shutterstock) & Chad Dickerson (CEO, Etsy). Happy hours + pool parties! You should go, yo! 🙂

Apple (@ WWDC) announced new programming language, Swift. Its getting great reviews & my peeps @ TurnToTech launching World’s FIRST Bootcamp for iOS including Swift. Sweeet! Starts July 1 so sign up ASAP! 🙂 Also FREE workshops to understand impact of Swift on iOS on Jun 11 (sold out) & Jun 18.

Jun 25 is IBM Watson Innovation Day! Congrats to Damion & Majestyk Apps for winning Watson Mobile Dev Challenge. (And congrats to my friend Yashih (ecosystem leader @ Watson) on her royal engagement @ Belvedere Castle :))

Jun 10 TEDx FultonStreet w/ a tibetan monk, a particle physicist, a hostage negotiator, an 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 Future of Healthcare Delivery @ Softbank w/ Tom Lee (One Medical), Jay Parkinson (Sherpaa). Jun 12 Inbox Awesome 68% off w/ Discount Awesome. Jun 16 Kaltura Video Experience @ Lincoln Center w/ Noodle, Netflix, 20 Free Passes ($950 each)! Jun 21 Jibe Hackathon ($15k prizes)!

Jun 21 Founder Fundraising Guide, 5 Free Passes ($75 each)! Jun 25 Global Innovator Mobile w/ Bowery, ENIAC, Gotham (30% off w/ globalwinner, 2 Free Passes!). Jul 09 DevCon5, 2 Free Passes ($595 each)! Jul 17 Social Retail Summit, 50% off w/ GarysGuide, 4 Free Passes ($160 each)!

This week ==> Jun 09 Pricing Strategy w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt Ventures) (2 Free Passes). Jun 09 Wall St to Silicon Alley (2 Free Passes). Jun 10 Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple & HopStop), 3 Free Passes.

Coming up ==> Jun 17 Phat Startup w/ Jason Calacanis (, Launch), 3 Free Passes. Jun 18 Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY. Jun 19 Early Stage Capital w/ OnGrid Ventures, 3 Free Passes. Jun 24 Startup Grind w/ Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest) 5 Free Passes. Jun 24 Lean Enterprise Book Rooftop Party (5 Free Passes). Jun 25 Data Divas w/ Annalect. Jun 25 Startup Socials Mixer (5 Free Passes). Jun 28 Strategy Hack (accelerating growth) 5 Free Passes.

3 new WeWork locations! ==> W Broadway (& Broome), 28th St (& Madison) & 28th St (& Park). Beautiful space + amazing community + great benefits ==> $450 / mo! Work w/ Upworthy, Hired, Dash, Reddit. Schedule a Tour (call 1-855-593-9675 or email). Mention GarysGuide & setup fee waived! 😉

AT&T Connected Intersections (tech solns to improve traffic safety in NYC), register. Try Google Cloud & get $500 credit w/ code garysguide.

Deadlines ==> Jun 23, L’Oréal Women In Digital Next Gen Awards (female led beauty+tech startups). Jun 30 Verizon Powerful Answers Award ($1 mil / winner). Jun 30 Robin Hood Prize ($5 mil) to help students graduate.

Mo’ deadlines ==> Jun 10 BBVA Open Talent. Jun 13 Digiday Mobi Awards. Jun 15 Annual UX Awards (15% off w/ GarysGuide). Jun 20 Drone Innovation.

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.

Cause(s) Spotlight ==> Torch (career training in underserved schools), “WalledIn” doc film Tue. Urban Tech (edu tools for underserved schools), Gala Dinner Wed. ScriptEd (programming classes in under resourced schools), Volunteer session Wed. Pencil (biz expertise meets school needs), Gala Thu.

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

2014 FinTech Cup (presented by ValueStream Labs & Singularity University)
Startups include Pellucid, OpenFolio, MarketProphit, Slingshot, ClearFactr, InvestorMill, PrairieSmarts & BoardVote.
Monday (Jun 09), 6 p.m. @ ValueStream Labs, 460 Park Ave S, 12th Fl

TEDxFultonStreet 2014 – Chrysalis
With Chongtul Rinpoche (Tibetan Monk), James Beacham (Particle Physicist), George Kohlrieser (Hostage Negotiator), Gerard Schwarz (Emmy Award-Winning Director) & others.
Tuesday (Jun 10), 8 a.m. @ Michael Schimmel Ctr for Arts @ Pace University, 3 Spruce St

Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple)
With Joe Meyer (Geo Team @ Apple and formerly CEO @ HopStop)
Tuesday (Jun 10), 7 p.m. @ WeWork SoHo West, 175 Varick St, 8th Fl

2014 Women of Power & Influence Awards
2014 Honorees include Joy Marcus (CEO, Bloglovin & Partner, Gotham Ventures) and Nithya Das (VP & General Counsel, AppNexus).
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6 p.m. @ Hilton NY, 1335 Ave of the Americas

Impact Hub NYC – Party, Open House & World Cafe Salon
Drinks, snacks and meaningful conversations!
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6 p.m. @ Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway

Alliance for Girls in STEM – Crowdfunding Kickoff & Happy Hour
Our goal is to show that girls belong in science & technology fields too
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6 p.m. @ Amity Hall, 80 W 3rd St

Introduction to iOS Swift
Learn about new Swift programming language for iOS developers
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel (Founder, LearnVest)
Get your financial life in order and start building your roadmap for retirement.
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6:30 p.m. @ To Be Decided

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
With entrepreneur & media mogul Arianna Huffington (Founder @ HuffingtonPost). Book signing + Happy Hour + Snacks + DJ Kitty Cash + Networking. 20% off w/ code gary.
Wednesday (Jun 11), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Northside Festival & Trade Show
Annual SXSW-style Festival, TradeShow & Job Fair, aka NYC’s BIGGEST Tech Party! Tech + Music + Film + Art in epic 50,000 sq ft tent.
Thursday (Jun 12), 8 a.m. @ McCarren Park, 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn

CMX Summit
With Scott Belsky (Founder, Behance), Scott Heiferman (Founder, Meetup), Lauren Cucinotta (TED), Tina Eisenberg (Founder, Creative Mornings) & others.
Thursday (Jun 12), 8 a.m. @ The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St

Inbox Awesome
With Rafat Ali (Founder, Skift), John Foreman (Chief Data Scientist, MailChimp), Geoff Bartakovics (CEO, Tasting Table), Amanda Hesser (Founder, Food52), Steven Schneider (GM, Gilt City).

Thursday (Jun 12), 9 a.m. @ The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St

SupStat Public Workshops
2-day Introduction to Data Science with R workshop, designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to R.
Thursday (Jun 12), 9 a.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

[Northside Festival] – Dutch Pitch Session & Happy Hour
A showcase of tech innovations from The Netherlands
Thursday (Jun 12), 5:30 p.m. @ Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

Introduction to IBM Watson
Panel moderated by @teddy777 (BlueWaterLabs).
How to harness power of IBM Watson for your mobile app?
Thursday (Jun 12), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Investor Feedback Forum
With Jeff Finkle (ARC Angel), Nikhil Kalghatgi (Vast Ventures), William Reinisch (Paladin), Matthew Witheiler (Flybridge). Demos by WiseBanyan, The Loadown, DoRevolution, Aarting, Echovate, Chatwala, Binary Event Network & AfreSHeet.
Thursday (Jun 12), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Create solns for sustainable fisheries & fishers in developing countries
Friday (Jun 13), 10 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 54 Grand St

CoderDojo is open source, volunteer-led, global movement of free coding clubs for young people
Saturday (Jun 14), 1 p.m. @ ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave

Cultivated Wit Presents – Comedy Hack Day
With Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder, Reddit), Amanda Peyton (Co-founder, Grant St), Baratunde Thurston (Founder, Cultivated Wit) & others.
Sunday (Jun 15), 6 p.m. @ Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn

More events on the horizon…
Kaltura Connect 2014 – Video Experience Conference on Jun 16 @ Jazz at Lincoln Center
Launch Beacon – Retail, E-Commerce, Payments & Location on Jun 16 @ Metropolitan Pavilion
Hardwired NYC #11 on Jun 16 @ Digitas – Conference Center
Welcome to Summer with CommonBond on Jun 16 @ Projective Space L.E.S.
NYC Open Day – Demo Day on Jun 16 @ SupStat Inc
[The Phat Startup] – Monetizing On Your Idea & Efforts w/ Jason Calacanis on Jun 17 @ AlleyNYC
UES Tech Breakfast on Jun 18 @ To be decided (UES)
Art In Your Space Launch Party on Jun 18 @ AlleyNYC
Introduction to iOS Swift on Jun 18 @ TurnToTech
Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY, NY Outpost, VentureLab & Presence Switzerland! on Jun 18 @ WeWork
NYC Tech & Raising Early Stage Capital on Jun 19 @ Venue
Raising Startup Capital on Jun 20 @ General Assembly West
NUI Central Presents – 24 hour Kinect for Windows Hackathon (sponsored by Microsoft) on Jun 21 @ Grind Park
GoRuCo – Gotham Ruby Conference on Jun 21 @ Altman Building
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
Amusemi Startup Brunch on Jun 22 @ Venue (East Village)
Startup Grind NYC w/ Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest) on Jun 24 @ Art Director’s Club
Techs On Deck Meetup on Jun 24 @ Caeser’s Box
The Lean Enterprise Book Launch + Rooftop Party on Jun 24 @ The Refinery Hotel Rooftop
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
[Data Divas] – Q&A Data Governance w/ Scott Slavens on Jun 25 @ PeekAnalytics
Startup Socials Mixer on Jun 25 @ Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse
Bowery Capital CRO Summit on Jun 26 @ Village Townhouse
Hack Dining NYC on Jun 27 @ General Assembly East
StrategyHack on Jun 28 @ Stack Exchange HQ
12 Week iOS (and Swift) Training Bootcamp on Jul 01 @ TurnToTech
Inaugural NYU ITP Make Education Camp on Jul 07 @ NYU ITP
Startup Grind NYC w/ Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code) on Jul 08 @ Venue
Amazon AWS Summit on Jul 10 @ Javits Convention Center
Social Retail Summit #7 on Jul 17 @ Dumbo Spot

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week: Northside, CMX Summit, Comedy Hack Day and More