Unless you’ve gone off the grid, you probably already know that Internet Week 2012 launches on Monday. But with a dizzying number of events to attend, it’s hard to figure out which ones are worth the time, effort and subway fare. Betabeat guest blogger Gary Sharma, something of an events truffle hound, already penned his personal list of recommendations. But consider this Betabeat’s official to-do list: blogger tested, Betabeat approved. Read More
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.
Internet Week (also known as New York’s answer to SXSW) is less than a week away (May 14 to 21). And there is already an amazing but quite overwhelming list of events posted on the site. The events cover the entire gamut of panels and classes and conferences and meetups and summits and startup tours and hackathons and awards and mixers and parties. Definitely overwhelming (even for me!) So I thought I’d help you guys and gals out and compile a list of THE 16 events that I think you really, really don’t want to miss out on. You’re welcome! :) Read More
“Want to check out The Project (1991), the first-ever Website created by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee?” the press release asked us. “Or experience the self-destructing website for the film Requiem for a Dream (2000)? Or play with early NYC-based websites like The Blue Dot (1995), the pioneering art and design site created by Razorfish, or Word.com (1995), one of the Web’s very first e-zines?” We have a thing for dot-com nostalgia here at Betabeat, so we’ll definitely be hitting up Digital Archeology, a project cataloging watershed web design that will be showcasing two dozen websites, some rebuilt with the defunct code and displayed on its contemporary hardware at the Metropolitan Pavilion from June 6 to 9. More info.
Almost 5,000 votes have been cast for panels at the fourth annual Internet Week this summer, but there’s still time. “Internet Week is a festival celebrating New York’s thriving internet industry and community,” the website says. June 6 to 13 will be a week of parties, events and panels, of wide-ranging quality, across the Read More