Best Tech Events This Week (NY Super Week, Comic Con, The Feast, Startup Weekend Food, Rise:NYC, NY Tech Meetup)

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]

NY Super Week + Comic Con ==> action packed week, yo! BAM! POWW! And looking fwd to launch of IBM Watson HQ (51 Astor Pl) this week!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 09 The Feast (@ Pioneer Works) w/ Ben Cohen (Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s), Harley Dubois (Founder, Burning Man), Ben Huh (CEO, Cheezburger), Geshe Dhargye (Buddhist Teacher). 2 Free Passes ($1500 val)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 15 Movember U.S. Tech Challenge Launch Party w/ Adam Garone (Founder/CEO, Movember) + after party (DJ, food, drink, prizes)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 16 Ping-Pong Tournament, Party & Fundraiser @ SPiN to benefit Per Scholas to train 1000 women in tech. 5 Free Passes.

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 20 iOS w/ Swift Part-Time Bootcamp @ TurnToTech (great for folks w/ full-time jobs). Rails & iOS Full-Time Bootcamps on Nov 03.

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 05 Quartz: Next Billion w/ Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law), Darren Walker (President, Ford Foundation), Cameron Sinclair (Jolie-Pitt Foundation), Fareed Zakaria (Host of GPS on CNN). 3 Free Passes ($600 val)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 10 Empire Startup Summit w/ Robert Reffkin (Founder, Urban Compass), Riggs Kubiak (CEO, Honest Bldgs), David Eisenberg (CEO, Floored), Maria Gotsch (CEO, Partnership Fund NYC). 2 Free Passes ($295 val)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 18 Decoded Fashion Interconnected (Wearables & Retail Innovation Summit) w/ Uri Minkoff (CEO, Rebecca Minkoff), Alan Tisch (Founder, Spring), Aliza Licht (Donna Karan). Exclusive 30% off w/DFNY_GG“.

Oct 06 Startup Sales School w/ Jake Dunlap (CEO, Skaled & ex-VP Sales @ Chartbeat). Oct 08 Unify Content Mktg Conf Shafqat Islam (CEO, Newscred), Joe Coleman (CEO, Contently). 50% w/ “UnifyGary”. 3 Free Passes ($125 val)!

Oct 18 ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) w/ Andrew Weinreich (Founder, MeetMoi), 2 Free Passes ($499). Oct 21 Series A Venture Conf w/ ENIAC, Verizon VC, Edison, Starvest. 3 Free Passes ($485 val)!

Oct 23 AVID Summit Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Ctr). 50% w/ “GG14”. 3 Free Passes ($995 val)! Oct 23 Switch Pitch (HBO, Nielsen, Time, Microsoft), 2 Free Passes ($95 val)!

Oct 28 Ingenuity Conf w/ Jonah Peretti (CEO, BuzzFeed), Howard Lerman (CEO, Yext), Eric Hippeau (Lerer Ventures). 10 Free Passes ($795 val)!

Oct 30 Capital On Stage w/ Insight Venture Partners, Bowery Capital, Great Oaks VC, ffVC, Core Innovation, GothamVC. 2 Free Passes ($450 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)!

Nov 07 PoDojo Workshop + Incubator to help you build successful products!

Nov 07 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder/CEO, Chobani), Andrew Yang (CEO, Venture For America). 5 Free Passes ($400 val)! Nov 13 Telx Marketplace Live w/ Eric Haseltine (former CTO, US Intelligence).

Coming Up ==> Oct 10 Village Tech Breakfast w/ Vestorly. Oct 20 Startup Game Changers w/ Gotham VC, Galvanize VC, EGFS. Oct 30 Revolutionizing Healthcare w/ Internet of Things w/ Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech).

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Oct 07 Fashion & Startups. Oct 07 Startup Grind w/ Brian Kelley (CEO, AppNexus). Oct 08 Habit Forming Tech + Pavlok launch. Oct 09 Design+Mfg Summit ($160 val). Oct 10 Raising Capital ($100 val).

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Oct 11 The Feast Fest (musical & culinary showcase). Oct 15 Daily News Innovation Lab New News Orgs (Editor-in-Chiefs @ BuzzFeed, Vice, Verge). Oct 22 Wearable Wednesday. Oct 24 Tech Breakfast Ask a VC (Softbank Capital, ffVC). Oct 28 Cross Screen Advertising.

Classes ==> Oct 11 SQL Bootcamp @ GA. Oct 14 JavaScript for Non-Programmers (2 weeks, Tue & Thu) @ Fullstack. Oct 18-19 TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs w/ Webgrrls CTO Nelly Yusupova (avoid technology mistakes & save a fortune), 15% off w/ GG15. Nov 13 Startup Legal Issues @ Bryan Cave.

Spaces ==> 30 desks ($450/mo) available @ TechStars NYC (email KJ). QNS Collective ($285/mo) in Astoria / LIC @ 36th St & 36th Ave (email Argentina).

DEADLINES ==> Oct 07 Publicis Groupe Challenge (future of retail). Oct 13 Vote for American Makers. Oct 14 YCombinator Winter Class. Oct 19 TechStars NYC. Oct 31 Future Interfaces. Nov 03 Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab. Nov 13 ERA Winter Class. Thiel Fellowship ($100k).

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE (help 250M+ under served kids learn). Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund (women, minorities, vets). MedStartr Pitch (Sprint, Techstars, NY eHealth). Startup Next Pre-accelerator.

Causes ==> Oct 11 International Day of the Girl (raise awareness of gender inequality issues). Oct 16-19 7th Annual NYC Wine & Food Fest (w/ world’s greatest chefs) benefiting No Kid Hungry & Food Bank for NYC ($7M raised)!

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

Economic & Policy Outlook – Whats Ahead and Why Does It Matter?
Beth Bovino (Chief Economist, Standard & Poors), Ethan Harris (Head Global Economics, Bank of America), Bruce Kasman (Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase) & Vincent Reinhart (Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley).
Monday (Oct 06), 6 p.m. @ International Affairs @ Columbia University, 420 W 118th St, 15th Fl

NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. 1 amazing event!
Monday (Oct 06), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

RISE : NYC – Tech Demo Night
$30M competition for innovative tech to improve resiliency of NYC buildings, energy & telecom. Remarks by Mayor Bill de Blasio & Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC).
Tuesday (Oct 07), 6 p.m. @ NY Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl

The Future of Fashion Tech
With Eric Wilson (InStyle magazine), Alvin Valley (Fashion Designer), Alexandra Wilson (Co-Founder, Gilt) & Brandon Holley (ex Editor in Chief, Lucky Magazine).
Tuesday (Oct 07), 6 p.m. @ Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum, 7th Ave and W 27th St

Startup Grind NYC
With Brian O Kelley (Founder of AppNexus, leader in real-time adtech & valued at $1 bil).
Tuesday (Oct 07), 6:30 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 625 Ave of the Americas, 2nd Fl

Unify 2014
With Shafqat Islam (CEO, Newscred), Ben Jankowski (Mastercard), Anthony Martinez (Director, Coca-Cola), Linda Boff (Exec Director, GE), Joe Coleman (CEO, Contently). Code “UnifyGary” for 50% off.
Wednesday (Oct 08), 1 p.m. @ The Standard High Line, 848 Washington St

[NY Comic Con] – The New Comics Customer
Christine Bohle (Sr Marketing Manager, Eventbrite), David Steinberger (CEO, comiXology), Jon Goldwater (CEO, Archie Comics).
Wednesday (Oct 08), 1 p.m. @ Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St

Fireside Chat with David Tisch
With David Tisch (Co-Founder of Spring & TechStars and Managing Partner at BoxGroup).
Wednesday (Oct 08), 6 p.m. @ WeWork SoHo West, 175 Varick St, 4th Fl

Euro Innovation and Technology for Social Good
With Grant Garrison (Director, GOOD Corps), Bill Hoffman (Head, Telecom Group, World Economic Forum), Jean-Baptiste Michel (Founder, Quantified Labs) & Claudio Vaccarella (Founder, HyperTV).
Wednesday (Oct 08), 6 p.m. @ Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Ave

How To Land a Job in Journalism
With Josh Dawsey (Wall Street Journal), Tracy Clayton (BuzzFeed), Megan Hess (Asst Editor, Mashable), Elizabeth Plank (Sr Editor, Mic) & Zach Seward (Sr Editor, Quartz).
Wednesday (Oct 08), 6:30 p.m. @ Studio 20, 20 Cooper Square

Future Energy
With John Freer (GE Global Research), Dave Kirkpatrick (SJF Ventures), William Lese (Braemar Energy Ventures) & Willem Rensink (Shell). Pitches by SmartCharge, E-Mow, Grid Symphony, Athena Power & others.
Thursday (Oct 09), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 640 8th Ave

The Corporate Escape
Learn how to make your startup dreams a reality.
Thursday (Oct 09), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

The Feast 2014
With Ben Cohen (Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry’s), Harley Dubois (Co-Founder, Burning Man), Dustin Yellin (Founder, Pioneer Works), Ben Huh (Founder, Cheezburger), Geshe Dhargye (Buddhist Teacher) & others.
Thursday (Oct 09), 7 p.m. @ Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn

[NY Super Week] – Nerdist Comics Panel
With writer Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy).
Friday (Oct 10), 6 p.m. @ Rockbar, 185 Christopher St

NYC Startup Weekend – Food Edition
1st Startup Weekend focused on the food industry
Friday (Oct 10), 6:30 p.m. @ QLabs, 16 W 22nd St

Source Protection in the Information Age
With Andy Greenberg (Wired), Sarah Lynch (Reuters), Lorenzo Bicchierai (Mashable) & James Vasile (OpenITP).
Saturday (Oct 11), 8:30 a.m. @ Columbia University School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway

12th Annual Open House New York Weekend
Unlocking doors to NY’s most important buildings & oppty to meet folks who design, build & preserve NYC.
Saturday (Oct 11), 9 a.m. @ Venues, All around town

The Feast Fest
Musical & culinary showcase in celebration & support of resilience in the Red Hook community.
Saturday (Oct 11), 8 p.m. @ Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn

More events on the horizon…
Healthcare Innovation Conference on Oct 14 @ Citibank
Bitcoin: No Boundaries on Oct 14 @ British Consulate General New York
Fast Company – Innovation By Design on Oct 15 @ Metropolitan Pavilion
Movember – U.S. Tech Challenge Launch Party on Oct 15 @ AppNexus
Conversations: The New News Organization – New Entrants on Oct 15 @ Microsoft HQ
Ping! 2014 – Annual Ping-Pong Tournament, Party & Fundraiser! on Oct 16 @ SPiN
Get Geeked NY on Oct 16 @ Metropolitan West
PechaKucha Night Brooklyn on Oct 16 @ Galapagos Art Space
IndieCon NYC 2014 – Unconference for Independents on Oct 18 @ New Work City
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
Startup Game Changers NYC 2014 on Oct 20 @ Goodwin Procter
Series A Venture Conference on Oct 21 @ The Players Club
Wearable Wednesday NY – Wearable Tech empowers the Music/TV Star (and Audience) on Oct 22 @ Mashable HQ (new)
AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment on Oct 23 @ Harvard Club of New York City
SwitchPitch NYC on Oct 23 @ Microsoft HQ
Tech Breakfast – Ask a VC Edition on Oct 24 @ AOL / Huffington Post
Intel Internet of things (IoT) Roadshow on Oct 25 @ Huge
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 25 @ WeWork Fulton Center
Ingenuity 2014 on Oct 28 @ Metropolitan Pavilion West
FunnyBizz Conference – Business Meets Humor on Oct 30 @ Galapagos Art Space
Capital On Stage on Oct 30 @ Orrick HQ
NYC IoT: Revolutionizing Healthcare with the Internet of Things on Oct 30 @ WeWork SoHo Lounge
Columbia Business School Presents – Social Enterprise Conference on Oct 31 @ Marriott Marquis
Quartz Presents – The Next Billion: A Forum on the Connected World on Nov 05 @ Bohemian National Hall
VentureOut Italy III – Startups & Meatballs on Nov 05 @ Jazz Room at the General
Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon on Nov 07 @ The TimesCenter
Empire Startup Summit on Nov 10 @ Webster Hall
VentureOut Ireland on Nov 11 @ The Jazz Room at The General
Decoded Fashion Interconnected – Summit on Wearables & Retail Innovation on Nov 18 @ Metropolitan West

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

Best Tech Events This Week (NY Super Week, Comic Con, The Feast, Startup Weekend Food, Rise:NYC, NY Tech Meetup)