This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), Founder of GarysGuide, Mentor at ER Accelerator 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.
NYTM Board Elections
So, with all the eating ‘n drinking ‘n partying, u probably didn’t realize that election season is upon us. Well, the NY Tech Meetup elections that is. And if you thought the GOP Presidential Nominations debates were crazy entertaining, welllll… wait until ya get a peek at the candidates jostling for a seat on the NYTM Board of Directors. That includes Alexis Goldstein, Ben Kessler (CrowdTap), Brandon Diamond (Hacker Union), Dan Healy, David Tisch (Managing Director, TechStars), Eric Friedman (Foursquare), Evan Schreiber, Gregory Schnese (Product Marketing, Kikin), Izzy Johnston, Jalak Jobanputra, Jesse Landry (Biz Dev, iTechArt), Jonathan Askin (Professor, Brooklyn Law School), June Cohen, Matthew Knell, Murat Aktihanoglu (Founder, ER Accelerator), Phil Thomas di Guilio, Shai Goldman (Silicon Valley Bank), Wei Zhao (Founder, Seatig) and Whitney Hess (UX Consultant). Phewwwww, quite a list, huh? Well, my money is on Senor Tisch of course (Incubator honcho? check. Reality tv star and runway model? check. Beloved by the NY Tech community? check. check. check.). But hey, as with any elections, you can never tell until the final vote has been cast and counted, right? Who knows what kind of dirt the candidates are digging up about each other right now ;) Click here to get the inside scoop on all the candidates and click here for ur chance to meet the candidates this evening @ New Work City and hear their pitches.
Stay tuned for my “Parties, Parties and Mo’ Parties Edition: Part 2″ next Monday.
And now, lets pull back the curtains to see what crazzzy holiday partying madness is going down in da Alley this week…