Best Tech Events This Week: Women in Tech Design Hackathon, Millennial Media Trailblazers, Big Ideas Smart Cities 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]

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Sep 02 Transatlantic Entrepreneur Conf (explore opptys for NYC & Berlin), 2 Free Passes ($99 value)! Sep 19 NYC Media Lab Summit w/ Jon Oringer (Founder, Shutterstock), Genevieve Bell (VP, Intel Labs), 2 Free Passes.

Oct 01 is NewCo, check out offices of FourSquare, GrubHub, Tumblr, Yahoo! Oct 03 Focus100 Conf w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels), Mignon Clyburn (ex FCC Commissioner), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer, NY State). 5 Free Passes ($300 value)!

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Sep 11 Global Innovator AdTech & E-Commerce w/ Greycroft, Firstmark & Comcast Ventures. ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship ($499 value!) Early Stage (Oct 18) & Growth Stage (Nov 08) w/ Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi), 20% off w/ “garysguide20”. Nov 04 The Summit ($2200 value!) w/ founders from Evernote, Dropbox, Oculus, Tinder.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Aug 11 Queens Tech (Vengo, Upstage Ventures). Aug 12 Startup Grind w/ Stuart Wall (CEO, Signpost). Aug 12 HealthTech Innovations (Blueprint Health, Lux Capital). Aug 13 Music Tech.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Aug 15 Raising Startup Capital ($100 value)! Aug 15 Phat Startup w/ Combat Jack. Aug 20 Ecommerce Idea to Concept. Aug 27 Startup Rock Climbing. Aug 27 IgniteNYC Sensors & Wearables.

Upcoming ==> Aug 14 Startup Coffee. Aug 22 WeWork Summer Camp. Sep 02 TurnToTech iOS+Swift (part-time) & Ruby on Rails (if qualified, pay after job).

Accelerator Corp opening hub @ Alexandria Ctr w/ $51 mil (from Pfizer, J&J, Lilly) to build Life Sciences startups. WeWork opening 1st (of 3) Brooklyn locations w/ 90k sq ft @ Jared Kushner’s Dumbo Heights (WatchTower) w/ Etsy also moving in (200k sq ft). FYI, WeWork testing WeLive.

Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 Initiative … 3 CUNY campuses awarded $4.6 mil for New Media Jobs Incubator & Innovation Lab and Big Data Consortium awarded $15 mil for Center for Data Visualization.

World2NYC Smart & Sustainable Cities (apply by Aug 22). Accelerators? Fuggedaboutit! I give you World’s 1st Decelerator! 10 days (Oct 12-24) of work-cation + retreat in Bali, Indonesia. Sign me up, yo! 🙂

Deadlines ==> Aug 15 Mashable Mashies Awards. Aug 20 Drone Social Innovation Award ($10k). Aug 17 Ideation Hive ($20k). Aug 22 Digiday Video Awards. Aug 25 Techstars R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator ($120k).

Mo’ deadlines! ==> Aug 31 Conscious Venture Lab ($50k). Aug 31 Amazing Startup Series. Sep 03 NYCEDC Next Top Makers. Sep 09 AT&T Connected Intersections. Hacker Paradise (12 wks Costa Rica). Tech Talent Draft!

Cause ==> Project by Project (social entrepreneurs helping Asian American non-profits) Summer Soiree Aug 14 and Annual Tasting Benefit Sep 26.

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

Innovations in Healthcare Technologies
With Michelle Zimmerman (CIO, AlphaCare), Mathew Farkash (Founder, Blueprint Health Accelerator), Adam Goulburn (Lux Capital), Stella Binkevich (Liazon Benefits) & Michael Ludwig (MTS Health).
Tuesday (Aug 12), 7:30 a.m. @ UJA Federation of NY, 130 E 59th St

Pitch Night #2
BlueWaterLabs hosting an evening of live demos, apps, wearables, 3D printing & other technologies.
Tuesday (Aug 12), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Startup Grind NYC
With Stuart Wall (Founder/CEO @ Signpost)
Tuesday (Aug 12), 6 p.m. @ AOL, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

Big Ideas for Smart Cities – Arts & Culture
With Sherry Dobbin (Times Sq Alliance), Judith Donath (Berkman Ctr Harvard), Julia Kaganskiy (New Museum), Sam Miller (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) & Sree Sreenivasan (Met Museum of Art).
Tuesday (Aug 12), 6:30 p.m. @ South Street Seaport, Fulton St and Front St

FoodHackers – In The Weeds
With Benzi Ronen (Founder @ Farmigo), Nicole Chaszar (Founder @ Splendid Spoon), Scott Bridi (Chef @ Brooklyn Cured), Jorge Salamea (Owner @ Cuatro Rios)
Sean Dimin (Founder @ Sea to Table) & Viraj Puri (Founder @ Gotham Greens).
Wednesday (Aug 13), 6 p.m. @ Farmigo at Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, 53 9th St, Brooklyn

GA and Newscred Present – Design, Technology & Future of Marketing
With Annie Werner (Content Strategy & Community @ Tumblr), Stewart Langille (Co-founder/CEO @ Visually) & Emersson Barillas (Exec Creative Director @ The Atlantic).
Wednesday (Aug 13), 6 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
This week featured startups are Library For All and TWIP.
Wednesday (Aug 13), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

How the Trailblazers in Millennial Media are killing it with Data
With Ed Urgola (Dir. of Mktg @ Upworthy), Ricky Van Veen (Co-founder @ CollegeHumor), Summer Anne Burton (Deputy Editorial Director @ BuzzFeed) & Ashley Codianni (Director of News Video @ Mashable).
Thursday (Aug 14), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

Startup Coffee
Coffee w/ Itai Tsiddon (Co-founder @ Lightricks, Facetune) Facebook’s case study for mobile user acquisition.
Thursday (Aug 14), 6 p.m. @ East Village (TBA), 403 Lafayette St

Investor Feedback Forum
With Gil Beyda (Genacast Ventures), Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect Ventures), Jay Levy (Zelkova Ventures) & David Rose (Rose Tech Ventures). Pitches by nTangle, SecondMic, Closir, Univate, Sailo, Pass, Novaux & Simplist.
Thursday (Aug 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Telller Launch Party
Celebrating Sex & Lobsters & Togetherness!
Thursday (Aug 14), 7 p.m. @ Hill & Dale, 115 Allen St

[Phat Startup] – How To Start & Monetize Your Podcast w/ Combat Jack
With homies Reggie Osse and Premium Pete from Combat Jack Show. Followed by networking, pizza, drinks & happy hour!
Friday (Aug 15), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Women in Tech Design Hackathon
Powered by AT&T, Girls Who Code & AppNexus.
Sunday (Aug 17), 9 a.m. @ AppNexus, 19 W 22nd St, 4th Fl

CODEATHON – Coding for Womens Health
With Clinton Foundation, Ace Hotel and Jawbone.
Sunday (Aug 17), 4:30 p.m. @ Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St

More events on the horizon…
Write Speak Code on Aug 18 @ NYU ITP
Hardware Meetup on Aug 18 @ Microsoft HQ
Mobile Monday – Fireside Chat Series on Aug 18 @ Convene @ Grand Central
How to Close a Sale when You are Selling in the USA on Aug 18 @ Microsoft HQ
Natural Language Processsing with Python and NLTK on Aug 18 @ SupStat Inc
NYC Tech Breakfast on Aug 19 @ AOL / HuffPo
Techsy Tech Talk on Aug 19 @ Convene
Big Ideas for Smart Cities – Infrastructure on Aug 19 @ South Street Seaport
Compassionate Data – How Data Impacts Lives on Aug 19 @ 532 Gallery in Chelsea
VentureOutNY Presents – Tech Tango (Argentinian Tech Showcase) on Aug 20 @ Jazz Room at the General
Bringing your E-Commerce Product Idea to Concept on Aug 20 @ General Assembly East
General Assembly Open House on Aug 21 @ General Assembly East
Designers+Geeks – Small Gestures in Design, Data & Life on Aug 21 @ Huge Brooklyn
WeWork Summer Camp on Aug 22 @ Raquette Lake Camps
Disruptive Technologists in NYC – Internet of Things on Aug 25 @ ATT AdWorks Lab
NYC Startup Dodgeball Tournament on Aug 25 @ UA Maker Academy
Startup Rock Climbing on Aug 27 @ Brooklyn Boulders
[IgniteNYC] Sensors, Devices and Wearables – Humans Interconnected on Aug 27 @ WeWork Soho
LGBT In Tech – Make Your Mark on Aug 28 @ General Assembly East
Transatlantic Entrepreneur Conference 2014 on Sep 02 @ OfficeLinks
iOS Using Swift Part Time Bootcamp on Sep 02 @ TurnToTech
NYC Startup Weekend – Fashion Battle on Sep 05 @ LIM College
NYC Hackathon for Google Glass on Sep 06 @ WeWork Park South
Ruby On Rails Bootcamp (12 weeks) on Sep 08 @ TurnToTech
Global Innovator – AdTech & E-Commerce on Sep 11 @ Dentons
NYC Media Lab Annual Summit on Sep 19 @ The New School
NewCo New York 2014 on Oct 01 @ Venues
Focus100 – The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet on Oct 03 @ CUNY Graduate Center
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue

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

Best Tech Events This Week: Women in Tech Design Hackathon, Millennial Media Trailblazers, Big Ideas Smart Cities and More