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Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Dodgeball, Ignite, Startup Weekend Fashion Tech and 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.

Startup Job Fair Sep 12. StrategyHack (accelerate startup growth) Sep 27, apply by Sep 06. DELL Education Tech Innovation Day (looking for K-12 focused startups) Sep 19, apply by Sep 08. West Elm $25k Small Biz Grant (artists, makers, designers), apply by Sep 09. Go for it, yo! :)

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conference w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner & Founder, Comedy Cellar), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Lee (Scientist Turned Comedian), Peter McGraw (Author, Humor Code), Tim Washer (Webby Honoree, SNL, Conan). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)! 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