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Best Tech Events This Week (April Showers Edition)

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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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Congrats to Greg Galant and Lee Semel for another amazing edition of the Shorty Awards (“Oscars for social media peeps”). In case you missed it, here’s my blog post with the highlights.

Dave McClure and the folks at 500 Startups are organizing a one-day conference called Mama Bear (yep, thats whats its called) for startups, platforms, and thought leaders to explore new technology for moms, kids and families (which is a whopping $2.1 trillion market).

On April 15, Brooklyn Law School’s Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (aka BLIP) is hosting their first ever “Legal Hackathon,” an all-day event featuring a bunch of interesting panels & workshops with speakers including Tim Wu, Art Chang, Andrew Rasiej, professor Jonathan Askin and others.

April 19 is NY Tech Day, a ‘Science Fair’ for tech startups to get their feet wet in the NYC tech community. They’re also holding a competition where one lucky startup will win a free booth to exhibit. Go check them out.

And now lets see, what crazy shenanigans are going down in Silicon Alley land this week… Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week (Mad Men Is Back Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), Founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Ahhh, spring is in the air, Mad Men finally returns to television (after an agonizing year and a half hiatus), the lovely Marissa Mayer from Google is in town for a fireside chat with Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel, the Daily Show gang (Samantha Bee, Jason Jones & Asif Mandvi) will be going bananas today at the annual Oscars-for-social-media-peeps Shorty Awards and and of course we have a bunch of awesome, tech events for ya. Enjoy! Read More

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15 *MORE* SXSW Parties That You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

So last week I did this blog post highlighting the 15 SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss. And I got a ton of email from you guys saying a) “Thank you, you’re my hero!” and b) “We want more, more, MORE!” It’s not for nothing that SXSW is called “spring break for the tech crowd.” ;)

For the hardcore partier, I’ve put together what I think is the definitive and best List of SXSW Interactive Parties (225+ and counting!). Print this out for ur trip and you’re golden, my friend. And as you can see, there’re a ton of events that don’t even require a SXSW badge. Awesome sauce indeed!

And for the rest of you, here are 15 More SXSW Parties that have the Gary Stamp of Approval. You’re welcome, my little tech monsters! Now go forth and RSVP away. And later this week, when walking down 6th and Congress, if you notice a guy in a black suit, white shirt, red tie (with ads all over it) and a big ‘fro, come on over and say hello! :)

And now (drumroll please), the 15 *MORE* SXSW Parties that you really, really, reeeaaallly don’t wanna miss… Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week (The Pre-SXSW Parties Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

SXSW is now less than 5 days away. And my Definitive List of SXSW Interactive Parties has now grown to over 225 and counting! Yes, srsly folks, that is 225 parties in 5 days. :) And I am still getting emails from event organizers announcing new parties every other hour. So stay tuned!

As a wise man once said … the best way to prepare for the crazy, chaotic world of people, panels & parties, that is SXSW, would be to … well, throw a bunch of pre-parties, of course! Which is exactly what New Yorkers are doing this week. Cuz-we-just-cant-wait-to-get-the-party-started! ;)

So, now lets take a look at where the pre-parties be happening this week… Read More

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The 15 SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

As y’all know, SXSW (a.k.a. “Sundance for the Geek Set”) is less than two weeks away. And ya know what that means. Time to put into place a plan of action on how you gonna be partaying and taking Austin by storm! So to make your life easier to gorge on all those tears-of-joy-inducing Nuclear Tacos and drool-generating Salt Lick BBQs I’ve put together The Definitive Guide to SXSW Interactive 2012 Parties! And of course, it comes with my special commentary & notes to help you make sense of all the madness! You’re welcome. Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week (The Pinteresting Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

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Holy Guacamole! Am I hallucinating or are micro-blogging pioneer and Silicon Alley darling Tumblr and the latest social media “pinning” sensation, Reddit for girls and current Silicon Valley obsession Pinterest heading for an epic startup throwdown? Read More