This Week in NYC Tech is a NYCEDC weekly series that features interesting happenings in the New York tech community. Events are curated from what we see around the Internet. Get plugged in!
Monday, April 7
Girls Raising, 6 - 8:30 pm
Girls Raising presentations are a series of events geared towards helping women-founded startups get publicity, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and meet influential women that can move their businesses forward (men are invited too!) Tickets are currently SOLD OUT but you can still sign up to pitch at future events.
Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, 6 - 8 pm
Techstars and Kaplan have joined forces this year for a startup accelerator dedicated to EdTech. The 15-week program will be based in New York City, and will offer unprecedented access for 10 EdTech teams. Get more info on the accelearator at the info session.
Tuesday, April 8
Hear from Wendy Mayer, VP of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer who will discuss how Pfizer is defining innovation, and what they are doing to be more innovative from a business output and culture standpoint.
Leaders in cybersecurity will discuss some of the best practices and strategies we can take as consumers and as entrepreneurs. Free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.
CEO and co-founder of Timehop will be at Meetup headquarters to share insights on the founding of his company.
Bluetooth Night, 7 pm
At the New York iOS Developer Meetup, learn about CoreBluetooth and custom hardware. Objectlab will also be presenting a live end-to-end demo fo iBeacons and Corelocation.
Wednesday, April 9
NYC Next Idea Final Round, 5:45 - 9 pm
Join NYC Next Idea as the final 6 teams compete for the top spot of $35,000. Jon Steinberg, President and COO of BuzzFeed, will be the Keynote. RSVP required.
Preview the benchmarking analysis and interactive maps that RPA will be releasing at its annual Assembly on April 25. Data sets will be available at the event. RPA will explain the data and open the night for hacking, visualizing, and discussion.
April 2014 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup, 6:45 - 9 pm
Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup April meetup. This month’s meetup there will include an Enterprise VC Feedback Forum.
Thursday, April 10
AdTech Gets Hacked in Lower Manhattan, 5:30 - 8:30
LaunchLM and CloudRFP are bringing together the technical ‘big guns’ in today’s ad tech space to talk about specific industry challenges. The format will include several presentations (each approximately 15 minutes) featuring real data and real solutions
From Somewear to Everywear, 6:30 pm
Presented by Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, Steven Feiner explores the past, present, and future of wearable computing, with an emphasis on how computer media can overlay our experience of the physical world. This event is free and open to the public.
Models That Drive Real-World Decisions, 7 - 9 pm
Josh Wills, director of data science at Cloudera, will talk to the NYC Data Science meetup about what the modeling process looks like to a data scientist, what we can all learn from the success of credit risk modeling, and what tools we need in order to make the process better.
Friday, April 11
Startup Columbia, 8:30 am - 6 pm
Drew Houston, Dropbox and Walt Mossberg, Re/code join Startup Columbia in a conversation about tech entrepreneurship. Other guests include Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children’s Zone and Claire Shipman, of Good Morning America who will discuss social entrepreneurship. \
NYC Startup Job Fair, 12 pm
The NYC Startup Job Fair connects top talent job seekers with exciting NYC area startups. All job seekers must register for the event in advance, space limited. Register here.
Saturday, April 12
Spring Break Game Jam, 9 am
The game hackathon is for high school students to learn about professional game development & build related technical skills. Developers and designers are needed for mentoring please RSVP here.
Mobile Week NYC NYC 2014 Conference + Hackathon, April 12 - April 17
NYC’s largest mobile tech event series will include workshops on mobile development, app monetization, verticals, marketing, strategy & more.