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Best Tech Events This Week: WIRED, Hx Refactored, Design Taco and More

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week: WIRED, Hx Refactored, Design Taco and 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.

HappyGroups (private dining reservations startup) Launch Party May 22 (FREE) @ Luxe Lounge (Lucky Strike). Drink, mingle & bowl the night away! :)

Israel tech giant Conduit Mobile in NYC ==> May 14 Summit (w/ Small Biz Week). May 13 VIP Launch Party (request invite). 1 Free Ticket! :)

This week World To NYC (building hardware companies in NYC). Parsons Festival (until May 24), Art + Design. Zürich Meets NY (May 16 – 23). Internet Week (May 19 – 25) & Webutante Ball (May 20), 2 Free Passes!

This wk, events in Bronx, Staten Island & Westchester. Ecosystem’s spreading!

May 17 Andrew Weinreich (founder, MeetMoi) on product & mktg, 20% off w/ garysguide20, 2 Free Passes ($275 each!). May 19 Webcredible UX Fundamentals, 50% off w/ SpringUX. May 20 Mobile First w/ Ken Chenault (CEO, Amex), Dinesh Moorjani (Founder, Tinder), $200 off w/ GarysGuideCode.

May 22 Geoweb Summit, 2 Free Passes ($160 each!). Jun 12 CMX Summit w/ Scott Belsky (CEO, Behance), Scott Heiferman (CEO, Meetup). Jun 12 Inbox Awesome 68% off w/ Discount Awesome. Jun 12 Business Insider Future of Mktg w/ Rob Norman (GroupM), Linda Boff (GE). 5 Free Passes ($95 each)!

This week ==> May 13 Rubicon VC Startups & VC w/ Metaphormic, Red Swan, High Peaks (5 Free Passes). May 13 Info Security w/ Jenny Menna (Homeland Security), 5 Free Passes. May 14 Startup Outdoor Explorers 2 Free Passes. May 14 Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes). May 15 Startup M&A w/ Bois Capital, NJ Angels & Paladin Capital (3 Free Passes). May 18 Tech Picnic.

Coming up ==> May 21 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Squarespace) 5 Free Passes. May 21 Marketing Cloud Mgmt w/ Evidon. May 22 MusicTech Brands & Partnerships w/ Jesse Kirshbaum (Nue), 3 Free Passes.

More coming up ==> May 23 Raising Startup Capital w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt), 2 Free Passes ($100 each)! May 28 Wearable Wednesday (10 Free Passes). May 29 Apps for Video (5 Free Passes). Jun 10 Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (geo team @ Apple, former CEO @ Hopstop), 3 Free Passes.

3 $50 gift cards to jewelry & watches marketplace TrueFacet. 6 mo FREE Instacart Express for 1 winner. 1 FREE LittleBits Space Kit ($189 value)! :)

YCombinator NYC Startup School, apply by May 20. Speak @ TED?, apply by May 29. Verizon Powerful Answers Award, $1 mil / winner!, apply by June 30.

Deadlines ==> May 15 CSNYC Game Design Workshop. May 16 NYU Science of Smart Cities Program (middle-schoolers). May 21 Blueprint Health Program. May 23 Pilot Health Tech. May 23 GenTech STEM Entrepreneurship Program. Jun 15 4th Annual UX Awards (15% off w/ GarysGuide). June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k). Harlem BioSpace application.

SquadUP Summer Fellowship (event organizers & startups). Oppty Fund (vets, minorities, women). Significance Labs 3 mo. tech fellowship. Work-Bench Spring membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp.

Classes @ Data Science Academy (beginner) ==> May 31 Data Visualization w/ Tableau, Jun 7 Data Science w/ Python & Jun 8 Data Science w/ R.

Cause Spotlight ==> May 15 3rd Annual Taste of HOPE (award-winning workforce development org transforming lives from poverty to self-sufficiency).

May 12-17 Sustainability Week (w/ gala @ Tesla Motors). May 14-17 Water Week (w/ Atlantic Cup). Also Turkish Film Fest, SoHo Film Fest & Book Con.

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

Hardwired NYC #10
With Sean Carey (Founder & CTO, Helium), Christina Mercando (Founder & CEO, Ringly) & Inder Singh (Founder & CEO, Kinsa).
Monday (May 12), 5:30 p.m. @ Digitas, 355 Park Ave S

WIRED Business Conference
With David Karp (Founder, Tumblr), Nolan Bushnell (Founder, Atari), Lawrence Lessig (Harvard), Chris Dixon (Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Dong Nguyen (Creator, Flappy Bird) & others.
Tuesday (May 13), 9 a.m. @ Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

HxRefactored
Keynotes by Sridhar Sudarsan (IBM Watson), Cindy Gallop (MakeLoveNotPorn), Sean Nolan (Microsoft HealthVault), Vance Allen (Wellltok) & others.
Tuesday (May 13), 9 a.m. @ Marriott Downtown, 85 W St

[Design Taco] – Designing Your Food Startup
With Jomaree Pinkard (Founder, Hella Bitters), Daniel Dengrove (Founder, Brewla Bars), Danielle Gould (Founder, Food+Tech), Alex Mitow (Founder, Los Perros Locos) and Rachel Hofstetter (Author, Cooking Up A Business).
Tuesday (May 13), 5 p.m. @ Design Taco Pop-up, 37 E 1st St

Conduit Mobile VIP Reception & Relaunch Event
Hang w/ music, media & tech execs from Live Nation, HBO, Weinstein Co, Fox, SoundCloud & others. Complimentary Food & Premium Open Bar.
Tuesday (May 13), 7 p.m. @ The Glass Houses @ Chelsea Arts Tower, 545 W 25th St

Conduit Mobile Summit
With Rob Pulciani (Worldwide Marketing, Amazon), Jessica Singleton (Digital Director, NYC), Mo Koyfman (Partner, Spark Captital) & others.
Wednesday (May 14), 8 a.m. @ IAC HQ, 555 W 18th St

FinTech Startups Spring Conference
With Jarrett Lilien (CEO, Kapitall), Matt Burton (CEO, Orchard), Jason Jones (Founder, Lend Academy),
John Higgins (Director, Prosper) & others.
Wednesday (May 14), 12 p.m. @ Dechert, 1095 6th Ave, 28th Fl

NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
Demos by CrowdProcess, Nodejitsu, Bitglass & Lua Technologies.
Wednesday (May 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
Featured startups are Lynxsy and iFunding.
Wednesday (May 14), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

[Design Taco] – Experimenting Towards Innovation
With Alex Lee (President, OXO), Mariana Cotlear (Chipotle), Shannon Ferguson (Dir. of HR, Kickstarter) & Jon Troutman (Design Director, Canary).
Wednesday (May 14), 7:30 p.m. @ Design Taco Pop-up, 37 E 1st St

NJ Tech Meetup 48
With Nihal Mehta (Founder, Local Response & Partner, Eniac Ventures)
Thursday (May 15), 6:30 p.m. @ Howe Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 4th Fl, Hoboken

The Online Art Industry – What’s Next?
With Mallika Rao (HuffPo), Stephen Tanenbaum (Founder, UGallery), Catherine Levene (Founder, Artspace), Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator, Saatchi Art), Alexis Tryon (Founder, Artsicle) & Sebastian Cwilich (President, Artsy).
Thursday (May 15), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 173 Lafayette St

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship w/ serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich
With Andrew Weinreich (founder, MeetMoi). Lessons on product, marketing, sales. 20% off w/ code garysguide20.
Saturday (May 17), 9 a.m. @ 33 W 17th St, 5th Fl

NYC Tech Picnic – 2014 Kick Off
Enjoy the outdoors with your fellow geeks and entrepreneurs. Join us for a beautiful day at Chelsea piers!
Sunday (May 18), 2 p.m. @ Pier 64, Chelsea Piers, 63 Chelsea Piers

More events on the horizon…
User Experience (UX) Fundamentals training on May 19 @ Scholastic HQ
NYU ITP 2014 Spring Show on May 19 @ Tisch School of the Arts
First Annual M1 Mobile-First Summit on May 20 @ Grand Hyatt
Dont Be A Risk Management Train Wreck! on May 20 @ Anchin
The 2014 Webutante Ball! on May 20 @ Marquee
Startup Grind NYC w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) on May 21 @ Squarespace HQ
Marketing Cloud Managment (MCM) on May 21 @ PeekAnalytics
Geoweb Summit #8 on May 22 @ Dumbo Spot
HappyGroups Launch Party on May 22 @ Lucky Strike Luxe Lounge
Raising Startup Capital on May 23 @ General Assembly East
Wearable Wednesday (mHealth) – From An Apple A Day To Metadata Today on May 28 @ XO Group
Long-Range Planning For Successful Sale Of A Company on May 29 @ Anchin
Compelling Apps for Video on May 29 @ Vimeo
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Visualization with Tableau, Beginner level, 5 Weeks, in Classroom on May 31 @ AlleyNYC
[World Science Festival] – The Ultimate Science Street Fair on Jun 01 @ Venue
Venture For America Summer Celebration on Jun 05 @ IAC HQ
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Science with Python, Beginner level, 5 Weeks, in Classroom on Jun 07 @ AlleyNYC
[NYC Data Science Academy] – Data Science with R, Beginner level, 5 weeks, in classroom on Jun 08 @ AlleyNYC
Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple) on Jun 10 @ WeWork SoHo West
Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel (Founder, LearnVest) on Jun 11 @ Venue
CMX Summit on Jun 12 @ The Altman Building
Inbox Awesome on Jun 12 @ The Dumbo Loft
Business Insider – Ignition Conversations: Future of Marketing on Jun 12 @ NY Public Library

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

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