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Best Tech Events This Week: Chief Digital Officer Summit, Techtanic, Brooklyn Tech Triangle & More

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week: Chief Digital Officer Summit, Techtanic, Brooklyn Tech Triangle & MoreThis 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] garysguide.com.

USI (US Israel Business Council) Tech Roadshow (May 7) 200+ founders, execs & investors. 30% off w/ code “GarysGuide”. CMX Summit (Jun 12) w/ Scott Belsky (founder, Behance), Scott Heiferman (founder, Meetup) & others.

Don’t miss ==> Andrew Weinreich (founder @ MeetMoi, Xtify & SixDegrees) teaching class (May 17 & 18) on product, mktg, sales, financing, deals, pivots. Highly Recommended! Limited tix. 20% off w/ code garysguide20 :)

Apr 24 NY Tech Day aka LARGEST 1-day startup event (I’ll be judging Best New Startup). Apr 24 Sales Hacker Conf Eric Friedman (Foursquare), TK Kader (ToutApp), Adam Liebman (SinglePlatform). Apr 24 Global Innovator 4 Michael Rubenstein (President, AppNexus), Matt Turck (FirstMark) 2 Free Passes.

Apr 29 ENGAGE Digital Storytelling w/ Troy Young (President, Hearst Digital), Megan Liberman (Editor, Yahoo News), Michal Pasternak (CEO, Huge). Apr 30 Customer Acquisition + Corp. Culture @ Orrick (FREE) w/ Joanne Wilson (Investor), Tanya Menendez (Makers Row), Carly Strife (BarkBox).

May 01 (Michelangelo inspired) Feast on Innovation w/ design, mktg & tech innovators + 5-course Renaissance feast @ Science House. Special price of $110 (today only)! May 09 Best practices in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing (FREE) w/ Kickstarter, Indiegogo @ NYU Stern Ctr for Business Analytics.

Games for Change (Apr 22) w/ Jane McGonigal, Noah Falstein (Google), Deborah Estrin (Cornell) 2 FREE Passes ($500 each!). TechCrunch Disrupt NYC (May 05) use code Garys14 to get $1000 off! :) Charming Robot Nuts & Bolts of Product (May 10) w/ Steve Schlafman (RRE), Steve Martocci (GroupMe). 20% off w/ GARYSGUIDE. 2 Free Passes ($300 each!).

Eat own dogfood?! SeedInvest (NYC’s leading equity crowdfunding platform) crowdfunds itself ($3M+). Learn how (Apr 30) w/ FINRA, SeedInvest & Dreamit.

Awesome classes @ Data Science Academy! ==> Beginner (Big Data w/ Hadoop, Data Science w/ Python, Data Visualization w/ D3.js, Web development w/ Node.js) & Intermediate (Data Skills w/ Excel, Data Science w/ R).

Digital Content Newfronts (Apr 28 – May 7) w/ Google, Youtube, Hulu, Aol, VICE, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, VEVO & more). Apr 24 is Fashion Revolution Day.

Cooladata Webinar (Apr 28) w/ Aurélie Pols (Data Privacy Specialist) on guaranteeing data security across complete data lifecycle. Startup Sales School ==> Learn sales skills needed to work in startups!

Cause Spotlight ==> I was recently @ Free Arts Day (70 kids from Union Settlement & Dept of Homeless Services art-making w/ volunteers). Free Arts NYC is amazing program providing underserved children w/ educational arts & mentoring programs helping foster self-confidence & realize potential. Their Annual Art Action Apr 30 (w/ Marc Jacobs & Roger Duffy) coming up. Go!

This week … Apr 22 Empire Angels Young Investors, 5 Free Passes. Apr 22 Social Data w/ DataSift. Apr 24 Equity Crowdfunding, 3 Free Passes. Apr 25 Techtanic boat party, 15 Passes.

Coming up … Apr 29 Web Dev for newbies. Apr 29 Queens Tech Meetup (5 Free Passes). Apr 30 Startup Rock Climbing, 2 Free Passes. May 03 StrategyHack! matching startups & marketers, 5 Free Passes. May 06 Legal Issues for Tech Startups. May 18 Tech Picnic. May 21 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) 5 Free Passes. Jul 09 DevCon5 HTML5 + Mobile (2 FREE Passes, $595 each!).

Verizon Powerful Answers Award. $1 million / winner! ;) Apply by June 30. Blueprint Health summer program begins July 14.  Apply by May 21.

Instacart $15 in Free groceries :) & 1 winner => 6 mo FREE Instacart Express!

HYPOTHEkids Summer of Science (STEM program for kids) starting July 7. Apply by Apr 30. General Assembly (w/ Microsoft, Google & rapper NAS) launch Oppty Fund (scholarships for veterans, minorities & women). Apply here.

Deadlines ==> Apr 30 Comcast B4B. May 01 Grand Central Tech Accelerator. May 05 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. May 08 NYCEDC Competition THRIVE help immigrant founders ($125k). May 23 NYCEDC Pilot Health Tech. June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k). Harlem BioSpace application.

Significance Labs 3 month tech fellowship. Work-Bench Spring membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp. BigApps competition.

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

Women in Entrepreneurship
With Corianna & Brianna Dotson (Founders, Coco & Breezy), Angela Lee (Founder, 37 Angels), Alexandra Meis (Co-founder, Kinvolved), Jules Miller (Co-founder, Hire an Esquire) & Caroline Moss (Business Insider).
Monday (Apr 21), 6 p.m. @ The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl

17th Hardware Meetup
Demos by EnergyHub, Ringly and SOLS.
Monday (Apr 21), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 11 Times Square

#iCodeImmigration NYC
With Aditya Julka (Co-founder, Paddle8), Guy Horrocks (Founder, Carnival Mobile), Kunal Sarda (Founder, Verbalizelt), Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect Ventures), Matt Shampine (VP, WeWork), Murat Aktihanoglu (MD, ERA), Rachel Sklar (Founder, TheLi.st) & others.
Monday (Apr 21), 6:30 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 28 W 23rd St

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Summit NYC 2014
With Rachel Haot (CDO & Deputy Secretary of Technology at State of NY), Sree Sreenivasan (CDO, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Perry Hewitt (CDO, Harvard University) & others.
Tuesday (Apr 22), 7:30 a.m. @ Time Warner Inc, One Time Warner Center

2014 Games for Change Festival
With Jane McGonigal (NYT bestselling author, Reality is Broken), Noah Falstein (Chief Game Designer, Google), Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech) & others.
Tuesday (Apr 22), 9:30 a.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl

Hardwired NYC #9
With Bre Pettis (Founder, MakerBot), Peter Semmelhack (Founder, Bug Labs), Chris Bruce (Founder, Sproutling), Jessica Matthews (Founder, Uncharted Play) & Alban Denoyel (Founder, SketchFab).
Tuesday (Apr 22), 5:30 p.m. @ Digitas, 355 Park Ave S

Grand Central Tech (GCT) Accelerator Open House
Occupying 16,000 sq ft in Facebook’s former HQ. Accepted companies receive full YEAR of free office space, free interns & deep bench of mentors!
Tuesday (Apr 22), 6 p.m. @ Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison Ave

How Companies Are Looking At Social Data
With Rob Floyd (Regional VP, DataSift)
Tuesday (Apr 22), 7 p.m. @ PeekAnalytics, 265 W 37th St, 6th Fl

[Brooklyn Tech Triangle] – Entrepreneurship Symposium Kick-off
With Chad Dickerson (CEO, Etsy), Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder, Reddit & Author, “Without Their Permission”), Bre Pettis (Founder, MakerBot), Aaron Shapiro (CEO, Huge) & Manoush Zomorodi (WNYC New Tech City Host).
Wednesday (Apr 23), 10 a.m. @ National Grid Auditorium, 1 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

Silicon Harlem Demo Day #1
Judges include Bruce Lincoln (founder, Urban Cyberspace), Diallo Powell (Co-founder, Nethermead & former CIO, Freelancer’s Union), Aaron Holiday (Managing Entrepreneurial Officer, Cornell Tech Ventures) & others.
Wednesday (Apr 23), 6 p.m. @ Harlem Garage, 318 W 118th St

Sales Hacker Conference
With Eric Friedman (Director of Sales, Foursquare), TK Kader (CEO, ToutApp), Adam Liebman (VP Sales, SinglePlatform), Carolyn Betts (CEO, Betts Recruiting), Dave Govan (EVP, Sailthru) & others.
Thursday (Apr 24), 9 a.m. @ McGraw-Hill, 1221 Ave of the Americas

Thrive
With Arianna Huffington (Founder, Huffington Post), Kenneth Cole (CEO, Kenneth Cole), Katie Couric (Yahoo), Julianne Moore (Actress), Alanis Morissette (Singer), Mika Brzezinski (Co-host, Morning Joe on MSNBC), Charles Best (Founder, DonorsChoose) & others.
Thursday (Apr 24), 9 a.m. @ NY City Center, 131 W 55th St

Global Innovator 4 – Cloud, Cyber Security & Big Data
With Michael Rubenstein (President, AppNexus), Matt Turck (FirstMark), David Teten (ffVC) & others.
Thursday (Apr 24), 5:30 p.m. @ Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

Designers + Geeks – Sex, Design & Entrepreneurship
With Ethan Imboden (VP & Head of Venture Design @ Frog, and Founder @ Jimmyjane)
Thursday (Apr 24), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Building an Obsessions Newsroom
With Jay Rosen (Prof. of Journalism @ NYU), Gideon Lichfield (Global News Editor, Quartz), Nick Whitaker (Media Outreach, Google), Suman Deb Roy (Data Scientist, Betaworks), Guy Vidra (GM, Yahoo News), Paul Berry (Founder, RebelMouse) & others.
Friday (Apr 25), 12 p.m. @ WeWork SoHo West, 175 Varick St, 8th Fl

International Womens Hackathon
Help us inspire & support women to start the next Microsoft, Facebook, or Google
Friday (Apr 25), 3 p.m. @ Pace University, 163 William St

Techtanic 2014
A glorious boat party around Manhattan. Any proceeds go to support Roots of Hope initiatives to empower young people in Cuba with technology (Tech4Cuba).
Friday (Apr 25), 7 p.m. @ East 23rd Street Pier, 2430 FDR Dr, Dock is on 23rd St / FDR Drive

International Culinary Center (ICC) Alumni Saturday
With Dominique Ansel (Creator of Cronut® & Owner @ Dominique Ansel Bakery), Alan Richman (Dean of Food Journalism & New Media @ ICC & 15-time James Beard Award winner), Antoine Schaefers & Christian Foucher (French Culinary Institute founding chefs) & Chef Lars Williams (Noma, named world’s best restaurant 3 years in a row).
Saturday (Apr 26), 11:30 a.m. @ International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway

[NYC Data Science Academy] – Web development with Node.js (Beginner level, 4 Weeks)
Taught by David Bella (Software Engineer at XO Group Inc)
Sunday (Apr 27), 1 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

More events on the horizon…
Google Cloud Platform and CoolaData present – Privacy: What’s in a Word? (Webinar) on Apr 28 @ Venue
UWS Startup Breakfast on Apr 29 @ To be decided (UWS)
ENGAGE – The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference on Apr 29 @ Hearst Tower
Web Development For Newbies on Apr 29 @ TurnToTech
The Founders Guide – Customer Acquisition & Building a Successful Corporate Culture on Apr 30 @ Orrick @ The CBS Building
TiE NY – Equity Crowdfunding – A Brave New World for Startups on Apr 30 @ Seyfarth Shaw
Free Arts NYC – Annual Arts Auction on Apr 30 @ The Garage
Feast on Innovation on May 01 @ Science House
Amusemi Startup Dinner on May 01 @ To be decided (Midtown East)
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Visualization with D3.js (Beginner level, 5 weeks) on May 03 @ AlleyNYC
StrategyHack! on May 03 @ Stack Exchange HQ
IT Workforce Training & Recruitment Happy Hour on May 05 @ Pranna
Tee It Up – Legal Issues to Consider When Starting Your Tech Startup on May 06 @ Humphrey at Eventi Hotel
USI Tech RoadShow on May 07 @ Morgan Stanley
Crowds 2.0 – New Frontiers in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing on May 09 @ Center for Business Analytics @ NYU Stern
StartUp Series – The Nuts and Bolts of Product on May 10 @ Projective Space
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship w/ serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich on May 17 @ Venue
NYC Tech Picnic – 2014 Kick Off on May 18 @ Pier 64, Chelsea Piers
First Annual M1 Mobile-First Summit on May 20 @ Grand Hyatt
Startup Grind NYC w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) on May 21 @ Squarespace HQ
CMX Summit on Jun 12 @ The Altman Building

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! ;)

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