Best Tech Events This Week (NYC Maker Week, WIE Symposium, QNS Cowork Week, BigApps Awards, Pando Monthly, Droid Con)

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]

Sep 29 – Oct 05 TechWeek NYC Conference w/ Jonah Peretti (Founder, BuzzFeed), Mark Josephson (CEO, Bitly), David Teten (ffVC), Will Porteous (RRE), Karen Sumberg (Google). 15% off w/ code “GG_TWNYC14”.

Oct 23 AVID Summit Digital Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Ctr), Bob Sabouni (Marvel), Matt McGowan (Google). 50% off w/ “GG14”. 3 Free Passes ($995 val)!

Maker Week! Sep 15-21 ==> Sep 15 Maker Movie free screening @ Microsoft (7pm), RSVP. Sep 16 H/w Startups. Sep 17 MakerCon. Sep 20 Maker Faire.

QNS Cowork Week! Sep 15-20 ==> @ QNS Collective amazing coworking space in Astoria / LIC (36th St & 36th Ave). FREE coworking all week, Street Crawl, Whiskey & Drones, Convo w/ Frank The Butcher, Film Screening: Starla & more!

Announcing ==> Sep 20-21 Fueled Hackathon (w/ lunch, massage, yoga) for White House Safety Data Initiative. Sep 20-21 Health Outcome Code-a-thon Challenge ($7k prizes) for Affordable Care Act. TechStars NYC, apply by Oct 19.

Sep 19 Women, Inspiration, Enterprise WIE Symposium w/ Juliet Baubigny (Kleiner Perkins), Jane Hudis (President, Estee Lauder), Zosia Mamet (Actress, HBO Girls), Richelle Parham (CMO, eBay). 2 Free Passes ($300 value)!

Sep 20 DroidCon (world’s biggest Android Conf), 3 Free Passes ($595 value)! Sep 23 Legal Aspects of IoT. Sep 27 StrategyHack (5 Free Passes).

Sep 30 CukeUp! Conf Behavior Driven Development (BDD) for devs & testers. Oct 01 NewCo, visit 4sq, Tumblr, Yahoo! Oct 01 #TalentHackers (re-invent recruiting).

Oct 03 Focus100 Conf w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (NY Angels), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer NY), 5 Free Passes ($300 value)!

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conf w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Washer (SNL). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)!

Oct 18 & Nov 08 ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) Early & Growth Stages w/ Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi), 4 Free Passes ($499 val)! Nov 04 Web Summit (Secret, Tinder, Waze), 2 Free Passes ($2200 val)!

FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Sep 16 Charming Robot Web in Post-PC World. Sep 16 Rubicon VC+Startups (Red Sea Ventures, MESA+). Sep 16 Loyalty & Retention ($50 val). Sep 17 GameDevHacker (Top Game Devs pitch. 25% off w/ “Gary25”). Sep 16 E-Commerce Idea To Concept. Sep 17 Enterprise Tech.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Sep 19 NYC Media Lab Summit. Sep 19 Lean Startup Machine ($100 val). Sep 20 Google AdWords ($400 val). Sep 24 First Ever Polish Startup Demo Day. Sep 24 VentureOutNY Mid by Midwest.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Sep 30 Startup Grind w/ Gautam Gupta (Nature Box). Sep 30 Startup Rock Climbing. Oct 01 Wall St to Silicon Alley. Oct 07 Startup Grind (Brian Kelley, AppNexus). Oct 09 Design+Mfg Summit ($160 val).

Classes ==> Sep 08 – Dec 09 Ruby on Rails Bootcamp @ TurnToTech (12 wks, Pay after you get job). Sep 15 Idea to Decision @ GA. Sep 15 Blogging Brand @ QNS Collective. Sep 15 Data Analysis w/ R @ SupStat. Sep 16 What and Why of APIs @ GA. Sep 17 Build & Launch App in a week @ Knotel. Sep 19 Branding Bootcamp @ GA. Sep 22 Fullstack Jumpstart (intro to JavaScript, 4 evenings).

Deadlines ==> Sep 15 Venture (Fellows). Sep 15 Small Biz Influencer Awards. Sep 21 TED Fellow. Sep 26 TinyLetter Residency (5 writers, 10 days @ Palm Springs Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Nov 30 – Dec 9). Thiel Fellowship ($100k).

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> Sep 30 Knight News Challenge (reimagine libraries in digital age). Oct 14 YC Winter Batch. Nov 13 ER Accelerator Winter Batch. Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund. MedStartr Pitch (Sprint, Techstars, NY eHealth), apply.

Cause ==> Oct 18 NY Cares Day (70 NYC public schools) w/ 4000+ volunteers creating murals, painting classrooms, planting bulbs. Join the TechNYC team!

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

[QNS Cowork Week] – FREE Coworking (Sep 15-20)
FREE work days @ QNS Collective coworking space.
Monday (Sep 15), 10 a.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Astoria / Long Island City

Data Driven NYC #29
With Vance Loiselle (CEO, Sumo Logic), Aaron Feuer (Founder, Panorama Education), Dag Liodden & George Gemelos (Co-founder & SVP, Tapad), Tobi Knaup (Founder, Mesosphere) & Ihab Ilyas (Co-founder, Tamr).
Monday (Sep 15), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl

NYC BigApps 2014 Awards Ceremony
$100,000 in prizes! Hang w/ NYC’s leading civic innovators and special guest Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Tuesday (Sep 16), 6:30 p.m. @ BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn

REMIX 2014 – Global Summit for Culture, Technology & Entrepreneurship
With Mike Bloomberg (CEO, Bloomberg LP), Glenn Lowry (Director, MoMA), Duane Bray (Partner, IDEO), Scott Belsky (Founder, Behance), Amit Sood (Director, Google Cultural Institute), Sree Sreenivasan (Chief Digital Officer, Met Museum), Doreen Lorenzo (President, Quirky) & others.
Wednesday (Sep 17), 8:30 a.m. @ Google, 111 8th Ave

NYC Talent Hack
Matchmaking event for awesome folks w/ awesome startups like Birchbox, BuzzFeed, Warby Parker & 30 other startups.
Wednesday (Sep 17), 5 p.m. @ OrderGroove Outside Terrace, 75 Broad St, 23rd Fl

Orrick Total Access – eCommerce & Structuring Partnerships
With Scott Kurnit (Founder, Keep), Adam Kalamchi (Founder, Brilliant Bicycles), Philip Krim (Founder, Casper), Matt Krna (SoftBank Capital), Spencer Lazar (General Catalyst) & others.
Wednesday (Sep 17), 5 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway

GameDevHacker NYC Pitch Event
Watch 5 top notch Gamedevs pitch our panel of experts. Promo code “Gary25” for 25% off!
Wednesday (Sep 17), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

[QNS Cowork Week] – A Conversation w/ Frank The Butcher
All Is Fair: From Passion to Career. A conversation with creative director & tastemaker Frank ‘The Butcher’ Rivera.
Wednesday (Sep 17), 7 p.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Astoria / Long Island City

Data Salon #6 – IBM Watson & Data-driven Marketing in Age of Cognitive Computing
With Allyson Hugley (Weber Shandwick) and featured guest speaker John Wolpert (IBM Watson).
Thursday (Sep 18), 6 p.m. @ Weber Shandwick, 909 3rd Ave, 5th Fl

PandoMonthly Fireside Chat
With Jeremy Levine (Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners) and Sarah Lacy (Founder @ PandoDaily).
Thursday (Sep 18), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

[QNS Cowork Week] – Drones & Whiskey Party
Introducing startup of the month DroneKraft (launching a new mini Quadcopter).
Thursday (Sep 18), 7 p.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Astoria / Long Island City

[NYC Maker Week] – Next Top Makers Queens Pop Up
Over prosecco, local brews and Ango’s farm-to-table food, network with top Queens Makers.
Thursday (Sep 18), 7 p.m. @ Coalition for Queens HQ, 31-00 47th Ave, Long Island City

NYC Media Lab Annual Summit
Showcase & demos. Keynotes by Silicon Alley’s 1st billionaire Jon Oringer (Founder/CEO @ Shutterstock) and Dr Genevieve Bell (VP, Intel Labs).
Friday (Sep 19), 8 a.m. @ New School University Center, 63 Fifth Ave

Women, Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) Symposium 2014
With Juliet De Baubigny (Kleiner Perkins), Brad Burnham (Union Sq Ventures), Jane Hudis (President, Estee Lauder), Zosia Mamet (Actress, HBO Girls), Richelle Parham (CMO, eBay) & others.
Friday (Sep 19), 9 a.m. @ Times Center @ NY Times, 242 W 41st St

No Future For You! – Peter Thiel vs David Graeber
How do Thiel’s libertarian principles stand in relation to Graeber’s revolutionary anarchism?
Friday (Sep 19), 6:30 p.m. @ General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St

DroidCon NYC
World’s biggest, community-driven, Android developer conference! Find out about all the latest Android advances. 50% off w/ code “garysguide”.
Saturday (Sep 20), 10 a.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

[NYC Maker Week] – 5th Annual World Maker Faire
Showcasing creative folks in science, tech, engg, food, arts and crafts.
Saturday (Sep 20), 10 a.m. @ NY Hall Of Science, 47-01 111th St, Queens

More events on the horizon…
Bank Innovators Lab Day – New York on Sep 22 @ Projective Space
Fullstack Academy – Jumpstart (Javascript) on Sep 22 @ Fullstack Academy of Code
FinovateFall 2014 on Sep 23 @ New York Hilton Midtown
IoT NY Meetup (September) – Legal aspects of IoT on Sep 23 @ Cardozo Law School
Cleanweb Demo Night: NYC BigApps + Hackathon Winners on Sep 23 @ Urban Future Lab
Next Top Makers Get Made Summit Kickoff Event on Sep 23 @ Brooklyn Winery
Polish Tech Boom – 1st Ever Polish Startup Demo Day in NYC on Sep 24 @ AOL
VentureOutNY Presents – Mid by Midwest on Sep 24 @ Jazz Room @ The General
2014 NYC Pakathon on Sep 26 @ New York University – Kiimmel Center
Freestyle Fashion Conference on Sep 27 @ LIM College
StrategyHack on Sep 27 @ StackExchange HQ
TechWeek NYC on Sep 29 @ 82Mercer
Work-Bench Enterprise Security Summit on Sep 30 @ Work-Bench
CukeUp! NYC 2014 – All about BDD on Sep 30 @ DUMBO Loft
Startup Grind NYC on Sep 30 @ AOL HQ
NewCo New York 2014 on Oct 01 @ Venues
#TalentHackers NYC on Oct 01 @ WeWork NoMad
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
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment on Oct 23 @ Harvard Club of New York City
FunnyBizz Conference – Where Business Meets Humor to Craft Better Content on Oct 30 @ Galapagos Art Space
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (NYC Maker Week, WIE Symposium, QNS Cowork Week, BigApps Awards, Pando Monthly, Droid Con)