Best Tech Events This Week (Holiday Parties, Next Web, FT Innovate, Hackathonukah, TV of Tomorrow, Hardwired)

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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Congrats to Bob & ManufactureNY peeps getting $3.5M from NYCEDC for 160K sq ft Manufacturing Innovation HUB (Apparel, Textiles, Wearable Tech) in Sunset Park (BK) w/ 30 biz, 50 designers, 300 jobs, factory & Incubator.

XFund ($100M) targeting entrepreneurs in colleges. Google Journalism Fellowship for data driven journalism & apps. Journalism Innovation Fund ($500K) @ CUNY by VICE Media & Knight Foundation. Connected Experiences Lab (NYC & Haifa, Israel) by Aol & Cornell Tech.

NY Fashion Tech Lab w/ Partnership Fund for NYC & major fashion retailers (apply by Dec 12). McGraw Fellowship for Biz Journalism (apply by Dec 15). Jews For Entrepreneurship Accelerator (apply by Jan 02).

DON’T MISS! ==> Dec 08-14 Computer Science Education Week and Hour Of Code (introducing 100M students & adults to coding), volunteers needed.

DON’T MISS! ==> Dec 10 Teads’ Video Publishers Summit @ Waldorf Astoria w/ Nielsen, TubeMogul, Scripps, Time, Hearst. Dec 17-18 NYU ITP Winter Show.

Dec 09 Financial Times Innovate America w/ Eric Schmidt (Chairman, Google), John Sheldon (MasterCard), Eric Gertler (NYCEDC), 2 Free Passes ($895 val)!

Dec 10 (6pm) Aleph.VC’s cocktail reception + panel Data Driven 2015 Predictions (big data, shared economy, bitcoin) w/ CEOs of WeWork, Windward, itBit & Chief Data Scientist at Betaworks. Invite only. 3 Free Passes!

Dec 10 The Next Web Conference w/ founders John Collision (Stripe), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Alexandra Chong (Lulu). $125 discount.

Dec 11 Sales Blazer w/ Sean Daly (Founder, Lead Collective), Debbie Madden (CEO, Stride NYC), Mike Cole (Sales Director, Reddit). 5 Free Passes!

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

Dec 14 Ugly Sweater Rock Climbing Party w/ Steve Hindy (Founder, Brooklyn Brewery) + drinks, music, food, dancing! 🙂 2 Free Passes!

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

Feb 21 NYC Drone Film Festival. Apply by Dec 28.

Coming Up ==> Dec 08 Internet of Things Fair (5 Free Passes). Dec 09 Startup Institute Talent Expo. Dec 09 Encryption for Email & Google Apps w/ Will Ackerly (CTO, Virtru). Dec 10 IoT Online. Dec 12 Village Tech Breakfast w/ Ryan (Uber). Dec 16 AI: Now & Future. Dec 17 Scaling (Loverly, ClassPass).

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Dec 10 Enterprise Tech Holiday Party. Dec 10 Ins & Outs of Fundraising w/ Union Sq Ventures, First Mark Cap, Bessemer VC. Dec 11 Marketing Trends of 2015 w/ RebelMouse, Brand Foundry VC. Dec 12 Damsels in Design Holiday Soiree. Dec 16 BK Tech Non-Profits with TED.

Mo’ Free Passes! (browse) ==> Dec 17 Entrepreneurs Stand Up for Passion. Dec 18 Content Distribution Roundtable. Jan 14 Content Marketing For Beginners. Jan 14 Startup Grind w/ Eli Pariser (Founder, Upworthy).

Classes ==> Dec 12 UX Design @ Noble. Dec 13 Python @ GA. Dec 16 Product Mgmt @ GA. Jan 05 Web Dev @ Noble. Jan 12 JavaScript @ Fullstack Academy. Mar 04 Fullstack Web Dev @ CodeCrew. iOS, Rails @ TurnToTech.

Mo’ Classes (Data Science Academy) ==> Jan 03 Data Science with R (Data Analysis). Jan 08 Data Science w/ R (Intro), Jan 15 Popular Packages in R (Shiny), Jan 17 Data Science w/ Python (Data Analysis), Jan 18 Data Science w/ R (Machine Learning), Jan 20 Advanced R (Applied Predictive Modeling).

Promos ==> $25 credit w/ code “GARY” @ shipping startup Shyp. Win exclusive collection of fashion, accessories, home goods etc from NYC’s hottest startups!

DEADLINES ==> Dec 08 Orbital Bootcamp. Dec 13 Data & Society 2015 Fellows. Dec 15 Fractured Atlas’ 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. Dec 19 Work-Bench Accelerator. Jan 09 Techstars Barclays Fintech Accelerator.

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE. Thiel Fellowship. Hospitals Coded Challenge. Tech Talent Draft. Harlem Biospace Incubator. Blueprint Health Accelerator. AgricultureTech Incubator Farm2050 (apply).

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

NYC IoT Fall 2014 Internet of Things Fair
Experience Internet of Things first hand! Come see established companies & startups demonstrate hardware & software products @ trade show style event.
Monday (Dec 08), 6 p.m. @ Digital Sandbox, 55 Broad St

TV of Tomorrow Show NYC 2014
With Dave Morgan (Founder, Simulmedia), Bonin Bough (VP, Mondelez), Michael Tsur (Founder, Kaltura), Jonathan Bint (CRO, Twitch).
Tuesday (Dec 09), 7:30 a.m. @ School of Visual Arts, 333 W 23rd St

FT Innovate America 2014
With Eric Schmidt (Exec Chairman, Google), John Sheldon (MasterCard Labs), Eric Gertler (NYCEDC), Scott Painter (Founder, TrueCar).
Tuesday (Dec 09), 8 a.m. @ Dream Downtown, 355 W 16th St

Startup Institute TalentExpo – Fall 2014
Students from web development, product & design, technical mktg & acct mgmt pitch in personal demo day to hiring high-growth orgs.
Tuesday (Dec 09), 10 a.m. @ AppNexus, 28 W 23rd St, 4th Fl

Hardwired NYC #15
With founders Stephane Marceau (OMsignal), Roland Lamb (ROLI), Brian Ballard (APX Labs), Drew Conway (Project Florida) & Mike Winn (DroneDeploy).
Tuesday (Dec 09), 5:30 p.m. @ Digitas, 355 Park Ave S

Why are Cyber Technologies Fundamentally Insecure?
Richard Danzig (Vice Chair, RAND Corp & ex-Secy of Navy), Andy Ozment (Asst Secretary, Dept of Homeland Security) & Stefan Savage (Professor, UCSD).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 8 a.m. @ NYU School of Engineering, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

2014 Video Publishers Summit – Hosted by Teads
Discussion on video advertising’s increasing relevance to publishing world. With folks from Nielsen, TubeMogul, Scripps, Time, IDG, Scripps, Hearst, Teads & others.
Wednesday (Dec 10), 8 a.m. @ Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave

Changing Landscape of Venture Capital
With Jack Groetzinger (Founder, SeatGeek), Matt Novick (CFO, PlaceIQ), Chris Sugden (Edison Partners), David Teten (ffVC).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 8:30 a.m. @ Goodwin Procter @ NY Times Bldg, 620 8th Ave

The Next Web Conference 2014
With Neil Blumenthal (Founder, Warby Parker), John Collision (Founder, Stripe), Alexandra Chong (Founder, Lulu), Kevin Hale (Partner, YCombinator), Scott Belsky (Founder, Behance).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 9 a.m. @ 23 Wall St, 23 Wall St

Coding Our Future – Expanding Computer Science Education in NYC
With Quiessence Phillips (Urban Tech Alliance), Evan Korth (CSNYC & hackNY), Lyel Resner (Bronx Academy for Software Engg) & others.
Wednesday (Dec 10), 5:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

VC Insider – Ins & Outs of Fundraising with VCs
With Andrew Oved (Firstmark Capital), Talia Goldberg (Bessemer Venture Partners) and Joel Monegro (Union Square Ventures).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Enterprise Tech Meetup + Holiday Party
Demos by Michael Liebow (Global MD, Accenture), Randall Hunt (Tech Evangelist, Amazon Web Services AWS) and Jonathan Fullam (Pivotal).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas

NYCEDC Next Top Makers – Manhattan Pop Up
Meet innovative Makers, manufacturers & entrepreneurs over hors d’oeuvres & drinks.
Wednesday (Dec 10), 7 p.m. @ NYU Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab, 16 Washington Place, NY

Designing Innovation – Panel & Holiday Gala
With Rama Chorpash (Parsons New School for Design), Craig Metros (Ford Motor Co), Ingrid Fetell (IDEO) & Steve Schlafman (RRE Ventures).
Wednesday (Dec 10), 7 p.m. @ Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 E 7th St

Sales Blazer
With Sean Daly (Founder, Lead Collective), Debbie Madden (CEO, Stride NYC) and Mike Cole (Sales Director, Reddit).
Thursday (Dec 11), 6 p.m. @ WeWork NoMad, 79 Madison Ave

NY Social Good Holiday Bash
Drinks, snacks, music, temporary tattoo bar!
Thursday (Dec 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Wix Lounge, 235 W 23rd St, 8th Fl

3rd Annual iOS Developer Holiday Party
Jointly presented by NY and Brooklyn iOS Developer Meetups.
Thursday (Dec 11), 7 p.m. @ Barcade, 388 Union Ave, Brooklyn

Village Tech Breakfast
With Ryan McKillen (Head of NYC Software Engineering, Uber).
Friday (Dec 12), 8:30 a.m. @ To be decided (Village), 91 3rd Ave

Startup Sales School – 2 Day Intensive
Learn how to build a repeatable sales engine! Taught by Jake Dunlap (Founder, Skaled and ex-VP Sales @ Glassdoor and Chartbeat).
Friday (Dec 12), 9 a.m. @ WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

The NY TImes Developers TimesOpen Hack Day
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and prizes.
Saturday (Dec 13), 10 a.m. @ The NY Times Building, 620 8th Ave, 15th Fl

Hackathonukah – Hackathon of Lights
Celebrating lights, programming, hardware & Internet of Things.
Saturday (Dec 13), 7 p.m. @ NY Code + Design Academy, 90 John St, #404

Ugly Sweater Rock Climbing Startup Party (ft. Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery)
Rock climbing, Brooklyn beer, music, food trucks, games! With special guest Steve Hindy (Founder, Brooklyn Brewery).
Sunday (Dec 14), 5 p.m. @ Brooklyn Boulders, 575 Degraw St

More events on the horizon…
Downtown Tech Breakfast on Dec 16 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
Data Driven NYC #32 on Dec 16 @ Bloomberg LP
What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Now and the Future? #2 on Dec 16 @ TurnToTech
BK Tech – Non-Profits with TED on Dec 16 @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
NYU ITP 2014 Winter Show on Dec 17 @ Tisch School of the Arts
Scaling – The good, the bad & the ugly on Dec 17 @ WeWork Charging Bull
(Entrepreneurs) Stand Up for Passion – 6th Edition on Dec 17 @ AXA Center
Content Distribution Roundtable on Dec 18 @ Dentons
Cereal Entrepreneurs Holiday Breakfast on Dec 18 @ STORY
Startup Weekend Holiday Party on Dec 19 @ Amity Hall
Startup Dim Sum on Dec 20 @ Chinatown (To be decided)
Startup Grind NYC w/ Eli Pariser (Upworthy) on Jan 14 @ Pivotal Labs
GameDevHacker – Past Trends & Future Bets on Jan 28 @ Microsoft HQ

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Holiday Parties, Next Web, FT Innovate, Hackathonukah, TV of Tomorrow, Hardwired)