Best Tech Events This Week (Global Entrepreneurship Week, Paley Summit, Decoded Fashion, Tech808, Digital Health Conference)

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]

Pratt’s Fashion & Design Accelerator (3D printers, Fab lab, computerized knitting machines) in S Williamsburg for 30+ design startups. $2M Chobani Food Incubator (test kitchens, mentorship) for 10+ food startups.

Dec 08-14 is Computer Science Education Week and Hour Of Code (introduce 100M peeps to coding). Volunteers needed to visit local schools & guide activities. Deep tech expertise not reqd. Facilitated by TEALS.

Facebook’s new Frank Gehry designed 185K SF Astor Pl digs. Aol & Cornell building Connected Experience Lab (ad-tech & video).

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 19 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day @ UN w/ Gertrude Mutharika (First Lady of Malawi), Penehupifo Pohamba (First Lady of Namibia), Quvenzhané Wallis (Oscar nominee), Jennifer Hymann (CEO, Rent the Runway).

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 19 Content Connect Conference w/ Thrillist, Esquire, TechCrunch, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Splash. 30% off w/ “SpeakerVIPPromo”.

DON’T MISS! ==> Dec 01-04 Hack Summit w/ David Hansson (Creator, Ruby on Rails), Tom Chi (Creator, Google Glass), Hakon Le (Creator, CSS), Bram Cohen (Inventor, Bittorrent), Gilad Bracha (Co-creator, Java). 25 Free Passes!

DON’T MISS! ==> Feb 21 NYC Drone Film Festival (first exclusive event celebrating art of drone cinematography). Apply by Dec 28. Get on it, yo! 🙂

FYI, Nov 16-22 is Geography Awareness Week and Nov 19 is GIS Day.

Nov 18 Decoded Fashion Interconnected (Wearables & Retail Innovation) w/ Bre Pettis (Makerbot), Uri Minkoff (Rebecca Minkoff). 20% off w/ “DFNY_GG”.

Nov 21 Tech808 Hip Hop & Entrepreneurship w/ Dan Porter (William Morris), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), JP Lespinasse (BET). 5 Free Passes ($200)!

Dec 01 Business Insider’s Ignition: Future of Digital w/ Jeff Bezos (CEO, Amazon), Barry Diller (CEO, IAC), Tim Armstrong (CEO, AOL), Brendan Iribe (CEO, Oculus VR). 15% off w/ code “Gary15”. 3 Free Passes ($2995 value)!

Dec 10 The Next Web Conference w/ John Collision (Founder, Stripe), Neil Blumenthal (CEO, Warby Parker), Alexandra Chong (Founder, Lulu).

Dec 12-13 Startup Sales School (learn how to build a repeatable sales engine) w/ Jake Dunlap (Founder, Skaled & ex-VP Sales, Glassdoor & Chartbeat).

Jan 28 GameDevHackerPast Trends & Future Bets w/ EA, Nickelodeon, Rovio, Arkadium, Dots, Playmatics. 20% off w/ exclusive code “GARY20“.

Coming Up ==> Nov 18 Artificial Intelligence Now & Future. Nov 20 NJTC Awards. Nov 20 IoT NY Meetup Hack N Tell. Nov 21 Village Tech Breakfast. Dec 08 Internet of Things Fair. Dec 09 Startup Institute Talent Expo.

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Nov 19 Longform Tech Journalism (Forbes, New Yorker, NY Mag). Nov 19 Programmatic Advertising Roundtable. Nov 19 Conversations: Evolving Companies (w/ editors of NY Times,, WSJ).

Mo’ FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Nov 19 Enterprise Tech. Nov 20 1 & 1 Kickoff. Nov 20 Flying Drones . Nov 20 Validate Startup. Nov 25 Startup Rock Climbing + #ClimbTalk. Dec 03 Startup Grind w/ Rytis Vitkauskas (CEO, YPlan).

Classes ==> Nov 23 SQL Bootcamp @ GA. Nov 24 User Research Methods @ GA. Dec 03 Visual Design for Web & Mobile @ Noble Desktop. Dec 08 Intermediate R Workshop @ Data Science Academy. Jan 12 JavaScript-driven curriculum @ Fullstack Academy. Rails & iOS Bootcamps @ TurnToTech.

DEADLINES ==> Nov 17 $10M LINE + Collaborative Fund (apply). Nov 17 New Media Ventures Innovation Fund ($50k each for 10 progressive startups). Nov 21 Anita Borg Women In Computing Award. Nov 30 Agents of Change: City Builders. Dec 05 Fintech Innovation Lab. Dec 08 Dreamit Philly.

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Dec 19 Work-Bench Accelerator. Jan 09 Techstars Barclays Fintech Accelerator. Dec 13 Data & Society 2015 Fellows. Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE. Thiel Fellowship. Hospitals Coded Challenge. Tech Talent Draft. Harlem Biospace Incubator. Blueprint Health Accelerator.

CAUSES ==> Nov 22 Prom 2014 raising money for ton of causes incl. She’s The First, Be Social Change, Minds Matter & Emerging Leaders in Tech & Engg.

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

Digital Health Conference
With David Whitlinger (Exec Director, NY eHealth Collaborative), Alan Greene (Chief Medical Officer, Scanadu), Sky Christopherson (Olympic Athlete), Ariel Garten (Founder, InteraXon) & others.
Monday (Nov 17), 9 a.m. @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, 23rd St and W Side Highway

Queens Tech Strategic Plan
Community-based initiative to lay foundations for continued long-term growth of tech in Queens.
Monday (Nov 17), 6:30 p.m. @ Academy for Careers in TV & Film, 1-50 51st Ave, Queens

Decoded Fashion Interconnected – Summit on Wearables & Retail Innovation
With Uri Minkoff (CEO, Rebecca Minkoff), Alan Tisch (Founder, Spring), Aliza Licht (SVP, Donna Karan) & others.
Tuesday (Nov 18), 8 a.m. @ Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St

NYC Health Technology Food Forum
With Jennifer Goggin (Farmers Web), Alice Cheng (Culinary Agents), Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech), Christine Johnson (Asst. Commissioner, NYC DOHMH) & others.
Tuesday (Nov 18), 8:30 a.m. @ CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Ave, 2nd Fl

What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Now and the Future?
Who is using it right now? Which industries are getting the most traction? What applications have already made the most inroads?
Tuesday (Nov 18), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Fashion 2.0 – Digital Innovation for Holiday 2014
With Rachel Shechtman (Founder, STORY), Jeremy Bergstein (Founder, Science Project), Elizabeth Paton (Financial Times) & Walter Coyle (President, Pedone Media).
Tuesday (Nov 18), 6 p.m. @ No. 8, 357 W 16th St

1st Annual Content Connect Conference
With folks from Thrillist, Esquire, TechCrunch, Bizbash, VentureBeat, WhoSay, Forbes, Entrepreneur & more. 30% off w/ code “SpeakerVIPPromo”.
Wednesday (Nov 19), 8 a.m. @ YOTEL, 570 10th Ave, 4th Fl

User Experience Design In A Day
A 6-hour Intro to UX Design. This class will provide an overview of the key concepts of user experience (UX) design.
Wednesday (Nov 19), 9 a.m. @ Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway, Ste 1202

New News Organization – Evolving Companies
With Tyson Evans (Editor, NY Times), Edward Felsenthal (Managing Editor,, Jim Kennedy (Sr VP, AP), Almar Latour (Exec Editor, WSJ), Kristen Lee (Director, NY Daily News) & Justin Hendrix (NYC Media Lab).
Wednesday (Nov 19), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Going Long – The Craft of Longform Tech Journalism
With Steven Bertoni (Forbes), Lizzie Widdicombe (The New Yorker), Jessica Pressler (NY Mag) and Max Linsky (
Wednesday (Nov 19), 6:30 p.m. @ Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute @ NYU, 20 Cooper Square

Future of Organizational Culture – Building Nonprofits & Businesses People Love to Work For
With Morgan Evans (Etsy), Harsh Metha (Founder, OffilceLinks), Mark Monchek (Opportunity Lab), Katie Radford ( & Marcos Salazar (Be Social Change).
Wednesday (Nov 19), 7 p.m. @ Henricksen HQ, 21 W 38th St, 16th Fl

Paley International Council Summit 2014
With Robert Redford (Sundance Film Festival), Andy Bird (Chairman, Walt Disney International), Joanna Coles (Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan), Padma Lakshmi (Host, Top Chef), Jonah Peretti (Founder, BuzzFeed), Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix) & others.
Wednesday (Nov 19), 7 p.m. @ The Paley Center For Media, 25 W 52nd St

Challenge Cup – NYC
Presented by NYU Polytechnic Incubator & Washington, DC based-incubator 1776. $650K in prizes!
Thursday (Nov 20), 5:30 p.m. @ NYU Polytechnic Incubator, 137 Varick St

NJTC Awards Celebration 2014
Honoring NJ Tech Council Founder & President Maxine Ballen, for her contributions over the past 18 years.

Thursday (Nov 20), 5:30 p.m. @ Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 US Highway 1 S, Iselin

Sesame Street – A Digital Playground
Join the creative team from Sesame Street Innovation Lab.
Thursday (Nov 20), 6 p.m. @ NY Public Library for Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave

IoT NY Meetup #13 – IoT Hack N Tell
Winning IoT hackathon teams present. Learn about getting up & running on Intel’s IoT Dev Kit. Giveaways of Intel Edison boards & tablet!
Thursday (Nov 20), 6:30 p.m. @ Cardozo Law School, 55 Fifth Ave, Rm 407

Flying Drones 101
Learn all about Drones, flying them, what drone to get, overview of FVP “first person view” drone flying & sport of drone racing!
Thursday (Nov 20), 7:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave

Village Tech Breakfast
With Eric Sadkin (Founder & CEO, PromptSmart).
Friday (Nov 21), 8:30 a.m. @ To be decided (Village), 91 3rd Ave

Tech808 – Where Hip Hop And Entrepreneurship Converge
With Nihal Mehta (Founder @ LocalResponse & ENIAC Ventures), Dan Porter (Head of Digital, William Morris Endeavor), Reggie Osse (Combat Jack Show), Tanya Menendez (Co-Founder, Maker’s Row), JP Lespinasse (Dir. of Social Media, BET) & others.
Friday (Nov 21), 10 a.m. @ Eisner & Lubin Auditorium @ NYU, 60 Washington Square S, 4th Fl

Global Entrepreneurship Week
With General Assembly and Startup Weekend.
Friday (Nov 21), 7 p.m. @ Half & Half at Hudson Hotel, 356 W 58th St

More events on the horizon…
NYC Games Forum – November Demo Night on Nov 24 @ Microsoft HQ
Downtown Tech Breakfast on Nov 25 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
Brain Wallets and When Money Becomes Thought Crimes on Nov 25 @ Pillsbury Winthrop
Startup Rock Climbing – #ClimbTalk with Behance on Nov 25 @ Brooklyn Boulders
HITLAB Innovators Summit & World Cup on Dec 01 @ Low Memorial Library at Columbia University
Business Insider – Ignition: Future of Digital on Dec 01 @ The TimesCenter
Hack.Summit on Dec 01 @ Venue
Inside Startup Fundraising – Free Breakfast Panel on Dec 02 @ Cooley at Grace Building
State of Play – Game Journalism Panel on Dec 02 @ Microsoft HQ
Startup Marketing Blueprint on Dec 02 @ DUMBO Startup Lab
Startup Grind NYC with Rytis Vitkauskas (Founder of YPlan) on Dec 03 @ Pivotal Labs
Health 2.0 NYC – Hospitals Coded Challenge on Dec 03 @ Goodwin Procter @ NY Times Bldg
NYC IoT Fall 2014 Internet of Things Fair on Dec 08 @ Google HQ
Startup Institute TalentExpo – Fall 2014 on Dec 09 @ AppNexus
Encryption for Email & Google Apps on Dec 09 @ BetterCloud
The Next Web Conference 2014 on Dec 10 @ 23 Wall St
Village Tech Breakfast on Dec 12 @ To be decided (Village)
GameDevHacker – Past Trends & Future Bets on Jan 28 @ Microsoft HQ

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Global Entrepreneurship Week, Paley Summit, Decoded Fashion, Tech808, Digital Health Conference)