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Best Tech Events This Week (Natl Day of Civic Hacking, World Science Festival, AngelHack, Collab Peer Sharing, Queens Tech, Wearable Wednesday)

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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] garysguide.com.

Brewing beer was 1st ever biotech experiment??! Yup, its World Science Festival time, yo! ==> Downloading Brain, Gravity Shuttle, Science Hack Day, Quantum Measurement, Space Night @ Intrepid, Science Street Fair & more. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (New Year’s Eve Parties & more)

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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] garysguide.com.

Paul Graham’s recent remarks landed him in hot water. My two cents … Last week Chicago made Computer Science core curriculum in all public high schools & it’ll be first urban district with computer courses for kindergarten to 8th grade. I hope NYC is next! Other programs – Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code, AFSE. Kids coding early is great. I was lucky & got my start at age 11. Having said that, starting / funding a company shouldn’t be about when u started coding (or ur race, gender, nationality). Tech is a meritocracy. Lets keep it that way. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (World Science Festival, Angelhack, Venture for America, dd:IMPACT, TechDrinkup, Public Hackathon, EDesign Hackathon, BigApps)

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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] garysguide.com.

As y’all know, today is Memorial Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Women 2.0, Angelhack, Uncubed, NY Tech Meetup, Funding Global Innovation, Feedback Forum, NJ Tech Meetup)

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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] garysguide.com.

Mayor Bloomberg and the NYCEDC recently launched a prototyping competition, where six lucky winning teams will get an opportunity to prototype new products while receiving studio space from sponsor NYDesigns and mentorship from industry leaders Shapeways, Adafruit Industries, and Honeybee Robotics. Alison Hodgson and Miquela Craytor from the NYCEDC will be at the Hardware Startup Meetup today to explain the competition and take any questions. Read More

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Startup News: Gojee Gets a Mobile App; Thrillist Gets a General Manager from Maxim

Yes, please. (Image courtesy of Gojee)

Hungry? The good folks at Gojee are launching a new mobile app, designed to replicate the aesthetic experience of the slick recipe site. It’s now available for download on Android, iPad and iPhone; if you’re a cautious downloader, check this demo first. The site now boasts more than 500,000 members and was a finalist for a 2012 Crunchie Award in Design–alongside Path and Pinterest.

Bro Down We’re not sure what we could add to make this more perfect: Thrillist has hired Gene Newman, Maxim‘s digital editorial director, to serve as general manager, overseeing all web and mobile content. Let’s hope the lad mags are paying attention, lest Thrillist drink their milkshake on the sly.  Read More

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AngelHack Expands Its Reach to New York with Upcoming Hackathon

Chillin' at AngelHack's spring hackathon. (Photo: flickr.com/angelhack2012

The latest entrant to New York’s burgeoning roster of hackathons: AngelHack, which starts June 23. And the organizers have already wrangled quite a lineup of locals. Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld from Dwolla will be running the event, with an assist from Erin Tao (Photo Hack Day), Frank Denbow (of Startup Weekend), and Angelhack’s own Nick Frost. Rachel Sklar will MC. Judges include Lerer Ventures principal Steve Schlafman; NYC Seed director Owen Davis; and Thrive Capital investor Chris Paik.* Hackathon HQ will be Microsoft’s midtown outpost.

As for the attendees, they’ve sold around 480 tickets, and, with some attrition expected, that puts the expected number of attendees around 300. “Our tickets aren’t free, either — we do have some free tickets, but the majority of those are paid. So we’re pretty excited to see the turnout and what we can do in that space,” Mr. Gopman said. Read More