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Quick blog post today: Don't ask me what I think. Tell me what you're working on is awesome and why.
The Muse and Stack Overflow are headling this month's Marketing Stackup, and we'll add 1-2 more speakers by Thursday. At Stackups, we dive into how a company is staffing up a particular aspect of their company--tech, marketing, sales, design, etc. Marketing stackups, for marketing professionals, will cover what channels the company is using, their tools, how the team is structured, etc. RSVP here: http://stackuptalks.com/marketing/
Recently, I switched accounting firms. My previous firm had a ton of turnover and treated me like I was their smallest client--which, admittedly, I probably was. That doesn't have to mean only be responsive when they need to overcharge me for doing some very simple, straightforward work.
That's when I moved to WithumSmith+Brown (Withum), a top 30 accounting firm with 13 offices throughout the U.S. and Cayman Islands. The firm’s Financial Services Industry Group serves clients reflecting the diversity of the industry, including private equity and venture capital firms. They work with both funds and their portfolio companies, providing clients with the transparency and consistency needed to manage the accounting and tax considerations of their portfolio. For more information, contact their partner, Jay Shepulski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in learning about sales leadership and what it takes to build a resilient sales organization, the Enterprise Sales Meetup is hosting John Turner, SVP of Sales at Trinet.
And now... back to our show...
06:00PM - The B2B IoT Opportunity with Sigfox and TechStars IoT Central | NYC (NYC IoT: Internet of Things Meetup) Rise 43 W 23rd St - New York, NY Note: Please answer meetup questions as we need full names for security. This session has two key parts: The first part addresses IoT opportunities within B2B space through a panel discussion moderated by Jenny Fielding of TechStars. The second part features SigFox which provides a key service for many IoT applications -- simple to integrate, energy-efficient, economical two-way transmission of small quantities of data over long distances. Sigfox is a world leading provider of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things. RSVP
06:30PM - Arduino Workshop @ Two Sigma Women Who Code NYC [Visit the event's page for address] Space is very limited, so if you RSVP YES, PLEASE make sure you show up or if you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP at least one day in advance, so another member can attend. This will be a great opportunity for anyone attending, so we request your cooperation to make sure no seat goes unfilled. HOST: Two Sigma is a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. Since its founding in 2001, Two Sigma's vision has been to develop technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world's data to consistently deliver value for their clients. Instructor: Dr. Kate Sicchio. Workshop Goal: Introduction to Arduino IDE Tentative Agenda: -Examples, Set up hardware, Overview Arduino IDE, 'Hello World', Neo pixel strandtest, Further coding RSVP
07:00PM - Intro to Data Structures Queens Tech Meetup C4Q HQ 31-00 47th Avenue - Long Island City, NY Join us for an introductory dive into an integral part of programming, Data Structures. We will discuss various types of data structures including arrays, linked lists, stacks, and queues. In this workshop, we will walk through the basics of each data structure, examples of when to use each one, and discuss how to choose one to solve a real world problem. This workshop is open to anyone from true beginners to experienced programmers looking for an introductory lesson or a refresher in this area. RSVP
06:00PM - Joanne Wilson (Angel Investor) Startup Grind NYC RISE 43 W 23rd Street, Floor 2 - New York, THIS IS A PAID EVENT PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE. Joanne Wilson (Angel Investor) has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Catchafire, Vengo, Nestio, Captureproof, Makers Row, Le Tote, and Union Station. She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC. RSVP
Tuesday, May 24
06:00PM - MongoDB & Microservices New York MongoDB User Group MongoDB 229 W. 43rd St, 5th Floor - New York, NY Microservices are here to take over the world! In this talk we are going to be spending a few CPU cycles on sprouting containerized MongoDB services and demonstrating different setups: -Single standalone MongoDB -Replica Sets -Sharding -Ops Manager and containers. In this talk we will check how different Microservices tools interact with MongoDB containerized deployments. Presenter: Norberto Leite, MongoDB RSVP
06:00PM - Fireside Chat w/ John Turner, SVP Sales at TriNet Enterprise Sales Meetup Work-Bench 110 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor - New York, NY PLEASE NOTE - We are using Universe for registration, so please make sure to follow the link to buy a ticket: http://entsale.co/johnturner. We are excited to have John Turner, the Senior Vice President of Sales at TriNet, join us for this special evening to talk about sales, sales leadership, and what it takes to build a resilient sales organization. In this fireside chat, we will discuss what John learned along the way to deliver high growth and repeatable sales processes, and how that can be applied to your sales organization. RSVP
06:30PM - IoT NY #32: Amazon Alexa & Voice as a Service Internet of Things (IoT) NY [Visit the event's page for address] Join us to hear how early adopters are using Alexa to enable new IoT use cases, and get the scoop on how to teach Alexa new skills for your own project / product. We'll be joined by Amit Jotwani, Amazon Alexa's Sr. Evangelist. Amit helps developers and other companies build incredible experiences using the Alexa Voice Service platform. Alexa Voice Service (AVS) is the voice enabled personality powering Amazon devices. We'll touch on how to take advantage of the cloud service that powers Amazon devices like the Amazon Echo, Dot, and Amazon Tap. e.g., Train Alexa so a voice command via the Echo kicks off a workflow triggering actuators, or OEM a voice-enabled solution into your own device. RSVP
06:30PM - Graph Databases: What You Can Do With Them & What the Future Holds SQL NYC, The NoSQL & NewSQL Database Meetup Work Market 240 W 37th St, 9th Floor - New York, NY In this talk, you will learn the fundamentals of graph database technology and how to leverage its power to gain new insights from your data. We will also explore the next wave of graph technology and discuss what to expect in the future of scalable graph databases. jAndreas Kollegger, Senior Product Designer, Neo4j: Andreas Kollegger is a technological humanist. Starting at NASA, Andreas designed systems from scratch to support science missions. Then, in Zambia, he built medical informatics systems that complement technology with social good. Now with Neo4j, he is democratizing graph databases that elevate understanding by emphasizing relationships. He currently heads the Product Design team at Neo4j. RSVP
05:30PM - Swift, OpenSource & Cross Platform? NYC iOS Swift Developers New York Public Library Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street - NY, NY iOS , OS X , Android , Chrome , Windows , etc...What does cross platform really mean? One language fits all? Multi language bridging? Native or not native ?IDE's, Tools etc. What do you think? And where does OpenSource fit in? Please feel free to contribute to this Event. Frank Langel will be talking about "Cross platform mobile application development for iOS and Android using Swift. RSVP
Wednesday, May 25
06:00PM - May 2016 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup NY Enterprise Technology Meetup Work-Bench 110 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor - New York, NY For our May meetup we have a panel discussion and two exciting companies demoing their technologies: Panel: "Why I Left My Corporate Job for an Enterprise Startup" "Why I Left My Corporate Job for an Enterprise Startup" •Panelists TBA •Moderator: Jessica Lin, Co-Founder & Community Director at Work-Bench. Demos: •Bandura is a cyber security software company, maker of the PoliWall with ProACT Threat Intelligence Platform that uniquely aggregates threat information from multiple feeds--internal and external to the network-- provides easy risk management, and takes auto-action against threats in near real-time. Hive - Hive automates team workflow for the enterprise. It pulls all your team's actions from across all the tools you use, and automatically creates & manages actions lists for your team. Looking forward to seeing you all soon! RSVP
06:30PM - Growth Hacking for Startups GA Laura Moreno Cabanillas 10 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY Find out what growth hacking is and learn how to implement your own growth hack strategy to significantly increase your customer base. RSVP
06:30PM - Solutions Eng Lightning Talks @ Facebook Women Who Code NYC [Visit the event's page for address] Come join us for a night of lightning talks on what it’s like to be a Solutions Engineer at Facebook, career growth, what we look for when hiring, and personal stories. We will have networking and a Q&A series with speakers, so bring great questions! RSVP
06:00PM - Virtual Reality and Augmtented Reality Pitch and Demo ARcade New York Software Engineers (NYSE) Eventbrite sent to those who order ticket - New York, NY This is a special demo focused event where VR and AR developers and entrepreneurs can pitch and present their products. While allowing people to experience different forms of entertainment from VR and AR from various creators in the NYC area and elsewhere. A perfect and affordable way to showcase ones VR/AR products without the complications and expenses from a trade show. If you wish to demo your product then you must bring the proper equipment to set up (including TV, computer, chords). RSVP
07:00PM - theSkimm / Quartz / Hardbound NYC Apps Grind 1412 Broadway - 10018, NY This month, NYC Apps is featuring three great startups with three uniquely compelling visions of information delivery to a mobile device. We can't wait for our members to hear and learn from these special guests! Grind is our event host: Overview: 7:00 pm – Good eats and conversations, 7:20 pm – Discussion on the latest in the mobile landscape, 7:30 pm – Presentations: theSkimm / Quartz / Hardbound, 9:00 pm – NYC Apps after-party RSVP
07:00PM - Robert Jackson on app structure & Erik Bryn on Taming CSS in Ember Ember.js NYC Pivotal Labs 625 Avenue of Americas, 2nd Floor - New York, NY We'll have talks by two Ember core team members: Robert Jackson (@rwjblue) and Erik Bryn (@ebryn). Robert will give a talk titled: "Pods are dead! Long live pods!", about the proposed new module layout for ember-cli apps. Erik will give a talk about Taming CSS in your Ember apps. We'll also have a lightning talk from Daniel Lopez (title TBD). Look forward to seeing you then! RSVP
10:00AM - Google Analytics Bootcamp GA Terry Rice 10 East 21st Street, 4th Floor - New York, NY Learn how to use your Google Analytics to get real insights into your website’s visitors, their behavior and any patterns and trends. RSVP
Friday, May 27
01:00PM - Web Scraping and Scripting with Python GA Alex Tandy 10 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY Wield the scripting power of Python to easily scrape web pages and format data, and learn the value of Chrome Dev Tools for assessing HTML. RSVP
Saturday, May 28
01:00PM - Product Management Bootcamp GA Ezra Gildesgame 10 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY Find out which of your ideas are most viable by learning how to test them quickly and efficiently. RSVP
06:00PM - Building effective near-real-time analytics with Spark Streaming and Kudu New York Hadoop User group MediaMath 4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich Street, 45th Floor - New York, NY Spark Streaming allows developers to create streaming pipelines that harness the rich Spark API, and Kudu is a new storage layer that is able to capture the output of a stream in the same place that analytics users can then query that same data. Together these Hadoop ecosystem components allow for some exciting near-real-time analytics use cases. In this talk Cloudera will explore what is possible with this combination, how to efficiently develop these pipelines, and how to identify and avoid the pitfalls. This talk will be led by Jeremy Beard, Senior Solutions Architect at Cloudera. RSVP
Tuesday, May 31
06:30PM - Using Data for Optimization: An Analytics Primer GA Anita Schillhorn van Veen 10 East 21st Street, 4th Floor - New York, NY All things digital produce data. It’s up to us to use that data in an effective way. Whether it’s your website, social media or app, basic understanding of analytics is key. RSVP
08:30AM - Content Marketing Workshop GA Noa Gafni 10 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY In this class ideal for startup founders and marketers, you’ll learn how to market your content. RSVP
Wednesday, June 1
06:30PM - Apache Spark Workshop @ XO Group Women Who Code NYC XO Group 195 Broadway, 24th Floor - New York, NY Guest Speaker: Suzanne Carroll leads technical product design for XO Group's Data Intelligence team. She designs and manages our data curation tool which manually cleans, curates, and collects data in an effort to increase effectiveness of our data science projects. In addition, Suzanne manages the taxonomy team who build classification schemas supporting content tagging across all front-end products. Description: Interested in learning more about Data Science and Big Data but not sure how to get started? Join us in this workshop where we will introduce you to Apache Spark, an open source tool used in data processing. We'll get you started with installing Spark on your own computer and then walk you through the Hello World of the Big Data world: the word count example - count the number of words in a large text file. Beginners are welcome - just bring yourself and a computer. RSVP
07:00PM - Hey June, don't miss QueensJS QueensJS Raven's Head Public House 38-04 Broadway - Astoria, NY Take a great Wednesday and make it better. QueensJS will be hosting our 23rd meetup on Wednesday, June 1st, at our usual haunt, Raven’s Head Pub in Astoria on 38th & Broadway, just around the corner from the Steinway MR stop and 7 short streets over from the Broadway NQ stop. Your speakers for the evening will be announced shortly. QueensJS expects all speakers and attendees to follow the JSConf code of conduct. RSVP
07:00PM - Continuous Delivery w/ Travis, Github, Docker, and AWS Continuous Delivery : NYC Yodle 330 West 34th Street, 18th Floor - New York, NY SUMMARY: Flow Commerce [flow.io] needed great tooling to continuously deliver high quality software. This talk will share how the team carefully defined their requirements in order to implement true CD on top of great open source and SAAS projects. The finished project allows them to keep their code flowing. SPOILER ALERT: It includes Travis, Github, Docker and AWS. BIO: Michael is the co-founder and ex-CTO of Gilt Groupe [www.gilt.com], an innovative online shopping destination offering great products at insider prices. RSVP
07:00PM - The Product Group June 2016 The Product Group [Visit the event's page for address] Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group. Featured Product: Gett. From Phil Lakin of Gett..."I am the US Head of Recruitment at Gett, NYC’s black car app (Gett.com). We offer $10 rides anywhere below 110th St. in Manhattan, fixed flat rates everywhere else, no surge prices, and an advanced booking feature to our customers. I started working with Gett on specialized driver recruitment efforts and grew into global product management/deployment. I love the work I do on this team because it has the ability to directly and positively impact the day-to-day lives of our drivers and employees around the globe. Note: Please make sure your meetup.com information is up-to-date (incl. First & Last names). Hope to see you there!Hope to see you there! RSVP
07:00PM - Fail Friday (on a Thursday): Leading Startups Share Lessons Learned Food+Tech Meetup Force Brands 6 Harrison Street - 6th Floor - New York, NY It's not easy being a food innovator. There's no road map for reinventing an industry. So, in partnership with Force Brands: FoodForce | BevForce, we cooked up the Fail Friday series to celebrate failure in all its glory. At our sixth installment of Fail Friday, we'll hear from Gotham Greens, Sweet Revenge, the founder of Modern Farmer and more. Startups will share their stories of failure and lessons learned from growing their businesses, followed by audience Q&A. RSVP
07:30AM - TiEcon New York | A Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship TiE New York - Fostering Entrepreneurship Globally Convene 730 3rd Avenue - New York, NY THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Don't be left with Fear Of Missing Out and sign up TODAY to get in on this full day program that will take a deep dive into Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship! Bringing you the top Innovators and Global Game Changers who will tell you their story of taking ideas to execution! Panels include VCs, FinTech, Clean Tech, and Social Entrepreneurship - you can even have the opportunity to have your Social Media Presence checked out and evaluated by our Social Media Doctors (15 minute sessions)! Keynote Speakers Include: Kevin Ryan, Former DoubleClick and Gilt Groupe CEO, Daniel Lubetzky, Founder & CEO of KIND Snacks, Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President, Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, Esther Dyson, Founder, Way to Wellville, journalist/author/investor, EDVenture Holdings, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Technology Journalist RSVP
Friday, June 3
12:00PM - Raising Startup Capital GA Arie Abecassis 10 East 21st Street, 4th Floor - New York, NY This workshop will lead you through what options are available for fundraising, how to negotiate a term sheet and cost structure. RSVP
08:00AM - TreesCount! Data Jam NYC Parks in partnership with BetaNYC Civic Hall 156 5th Ave 2nd Floor - New York City, NY Welcome to NYC Parks' TreesCount! Data Jam. On Saturday, June 4th, we will unveil NYC’s latest urban forest dataset, the most spatially accurate map of New York City’s street trees ever created. Join NYC Parks, TreesCount! partners, and tree care volunteers to learn more about your urban forest and what it reveals about the impact of trees on our daily lives. Bring your skills, questions, and creativity to this data jam! RSVP
Saturday, June 4