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As you know, reality sucked last week.
It's not surprising that an augmented reality game is now the fasted growing app of all time. I'll let you know if I wind up accidently hitting any wondering Pokemon zombies in the street with my bike this week.
I hope they alter the gameplay so that catching them all means actually conversing with fellow humans.
On that note about the suckage... Over the last year or so I've been doing a lot of thinking about my place in my industry and in my society. As I wrap up fundraising for my second fund, I've been very conscious about power dynamics, the assumptions people make about me, that I make about them, and the story I tell about myself.
I like telling the story of the local guy who didn't have advantages like a wealthy family or Ivy league schooling. That narrative makes me feel better about myself and my accomplishments.
One of the supporters of ScriptEd is a fund administration firm here in the city called Trugli. Running a fund is about more than the investment decision. Trügli Consulting steps in and creates a well designed infrastructure where your fund can grow rapidly and meet the dozens of daily challenges facing private equity operations. Learn more at trugli.com.
Ready to build your first startup? Learn from NYC’s top founders in a 6-mo peer lead fellowship. Applications are now open for the Startup Leadership Program 2017. SLP is now in its 10th year with an alumni base of 1,300 fellows, +$500m raised, and 21 cities worldwide. The program takes 0 equity and is run by founders providing an interactive curriculum on starting a company, access to mentors/investors, and a lifelong global network. Come to one of our info session tonight at Cooley: https://slpinfosessionjuly11.splashthat.com/
You may have used Docracy to get free and open sourced legal docs before.
A lot of people do.
Currently, the site is able to pay for its servers, but not much else--and the founders are a bit tired of caretaking. It gets a fair amount of traffic and it would be a great opportunity for someone looking to take it to the next level who could administer it.
Docracy is running on a Java stack on a rails like framework - https://www.playframework.com/ It's currently running on Heroku/AWS and requires minimal maintenance other than occasional removal of spam documents and light support work.
If you have the resources to work on it, and you'd like to take it over, contact email@example.com.
Otherwise, it may shut down by the end of the year.
One of my portfolio companies, Talla, is building a digital assistant that works on Slack and Hipchat. Talla is a basic question and answering system. You can think of Talla like an active wiki, that shows up as a conversational bot in Slack and Hipchat, and captures all the knowledge latent in employee conversations and workflows.
Many of the same questions get asked over and over in companies. Talla can answer them and that saves time, promotes better alignment, and becomes a system of record for functional knowledge transfer.
Their first product is about to launch, and targets employee onboarding. They are looking for beta testers, so if you plan to hire at least 10 employees this year, and would like to try it out, please let me know and I'll connect you. If you use Confluence, that's even better as Talla can automatically ingest Confluence data and make it available via the digital assistant.
Want to hear from the CRO and head of sales at Greenhouse? It's one of the best performing SaaS companies in NYC and he's sharing what he knows at the Building the Sales Machine event on 7/27. Use "BBV" as a discount code and get 10% off.
If you pitch Taylor Greene at LHV today, wish him a Happy Birthday.
This 2 part Intro to Web Accessibility course runs Monday, July 11th AND Thursday, July 14th. The class time will be from 7-9pm each evening. This 2 part Intro to Web Accessibility course runs Monday, July 11th AND Thursday, July 14th. The class time will be from 7-9pm each evening. Who can use your websites? Are they accessible to as many people as possible? Come to this class to learn more about developing with accessibility in mind—and building a better web experience for everyone. This class, taught by Skye Fradd, will focus on general design principles, with some hands-on exercises. It is helpful to have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. You should also plan to bring a laptop and some headphones to work along with the class. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.
iOSoho - New York City's largest iOS Engineer Meetup
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Yes it is our first time in Brooklyn iOSoho! Reducing the Size of Your Massive View Controllers: Coulton Vento, iOS Engineer @ Genius. View controllers can easily become bloated making your code difficult to read, reuse, and maintain. This talk will cover techniques that will help cut down the size of those bulky view controllers by breaking the logic out into separate objects. Using Persistence To Solve Your Problems: Nate Kirby, Mobile Developer @ Genius. A look at the variety of challenges associated with adding a database to our existing, very opinionated application - all with the goal of reducing our dependence on global state.
United Nations Conference Building - Visitor's Entrance 46th Street and 1st Avenue - New York, NY
This month, we are excited to host a very special edition of Design Driven NYC at the United Nations. Please note that you should leave additional time for security and check-in, and plan to check this page for updates on room location and logistics. This month's incredible speakers: •A fireside chat with Jeffrey Zeldman and Jen Simmons on the Past, Present, and Future of Software Design. Jen is Designer Advocate at Mozilla and host of "The Web Ahead", among other pursuits. Jeffrey's work has helped shape the web as we know it, with his full biography here. •Verena Haller, SVP of Design at Related / Equinox Hotels •Amber Cartwright, Design Manager at Airbnb •Braden Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures: Design Culture - Creating Workplaces Where Design Can Thrive
NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts 566 Laguardia Place Copy Paste Into Google this 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC - New York, NY
Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York, followed by a networking afterparty. Please note: if it looks like the event is sold out, it is probably not. We release tickets in three batches. If tickets aren't available, they will be available at the next release. The three ticket releases for this Meetup are: June 8, July 5 and July 8, all at 1 p.m. Please note: In order to help accommodate the high demand for seats, if you've purchased a ticket, your seat will be held until 7:20 p.m. the night of the event. After that, we will consider you a no show, and may release your seat to someone waiting to get in.
Work-Bench 110 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor - New York, NY
For our July meetup we have a keynote from Slack and two exciting companies demoing their technologies: Keynote: Ceci Stallsmith is Slack's Head of Platform Marketing and is going to give a keynote on Platform Marketing: So You Want to Be an Ecosystem? that isn't to be missed! Demos: •Freshdesk - Freshdesk builds cloud-based customer engagement software. •ThirdEye - ThirdEye creates a machine vision technology that enables commercial drones on-the-flight threat detection. Sign up today, and if you have any questions, please contact Jon Lehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Pivotal Labs 625 Avenue of Americas, 2nd Floor - New York, NY
In this talk, Ana will show a few examples of VR data visualizations that make great use of the medium, discuss some of the challenges of designing for VR, and walk us through the tools used at WSJ to create a browser-based VR data interactive of the Nasdaq. Ana Asnes Becker is a designer and web developer on the interactive graphics team at The Wall Street Journal. In 2015 Ana worked on WSJ's first published Virtual Reality interactive, the VR Nasdaq, which earned the Online News Association's award for Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling. In true Brooklynite form, Ana is also a musician and has performed around the country playing lead guitar in her band Fruit & Flowers.
Metis New York 27 East 28th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY
6:45- Doors open, refreshments served. If you need help installing packages, help is available at this time. 7:10pm- Metis intro, 7:15pm -Workshop begins, 8:45 - 9pm - Mingling. Instructor bio: Katya Vasilaky is a postdoc in applied economics at Columbia University and PyLadies co-organizer. She works on experimental design, causal inference and data related to economic development. She's worked in over a dozen countries and counting! Katya is excited to be an instructor at Girls Who Code this summer.
This month, we'll be joining forces with 3 Bay Area IoT meetups to participate in Shape, an AT&T Tech Expo. Participating: IoT NY meetup, SF IoT meetup, IoT Inc Business meetup, and IoT Silicon Valley meetup. The event will be held at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Since this is a remote meetup for an out-of-town event, we'll be providing a video of the IOT panel and other portions of the 2-day event via video on demand during the week of 7/18 or 7/25. Please RSVP yes on this meetup page if you would like to receive a link to the video for this month's time-shifted/virtual meetup (i.e. you can view from home/office at a time that works for you). This event, which normally costs $50, is free for our members who can attend in person in SF. If you plan to attend in person in SF, please RSVP on this meetup page and register here (coupon code: IOTNY) to ensure you receive your free pass and food voucher.
Come and join us for the next live stream event of The Product Mentor! Sit back and listen or join with your own questions. @ 10AM ET: Creating a Product Management Team from Scratch with Bill Gourlay, @ 12PM ET: Managing Technical Debt with Felix Sargent, @ 2PM ET: Using Discovery Insights Personality Types with Vikas Batra, @ 4PM ET: The Benefit of Being Responsible for Product Messaging with Jordan Bergtraum, @ 6PM ET: Wagile Product Development - Being Agile with Waterfall Clients with Jessica Fredican. RSVP to attend AND THEN at the start of this event visit http://TheProductMentor.com/live to join in! Thanks & see you there!
REGISTER HERE! http://ccst.io/e/angular2. Please ignore the "RSVPs closed" message. We're not using meetup for the registration. An introduction to using the Angular 2 CLI and understanding the starter project that it scaffolds. •15 min: What is Angular in general and how is Angular 2 different from Angular 1? •15 min: Understanding the Angular 2 CLI, •15 min: Understanding the Angular 2 scaffolded project, •15 min: Workflow and building your own app off of the starter project. SPEAKER: Jim Lynch is a front-end engineer at Altered Image. He works on AngularJS and Angular 2 projects where he writes code, designs the architecture, and scaffolds new projects.
This talk will cover a broad range of topics from how successful computer vision systems are built using neural networks, why there is an explosion in real world application powered by these systems, to how Clarifai makes it easy for you to build a new generation of intelligent applications. We will take a look at a visualization technique introduced by Matthew Zeiler during his PhD at NYU with Rob Fergus which allows you to understand what each layer of the neural networks have learned in order to predict concept in images. Then, multiple applications enabled by this technology will be demonstrated, including a free photo organization product by Clarifai called Forevery. Matthew Zeiler received a PhD from NYU in machine learning and image recognition with the pioneers of deep learning and convolutional neural networks. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.
Getting everyone on the same page is vital for the success of any agile effort. Systematic, visual representations – maps of the user experience -- help align team towards a common goal. You’re probably already familiar with mapping techniques already out there: journey maps, experience map, user story mapping and more. But how do we apply these techniques in remote teams? The shared understanding that visualizations offer seems to get lost when interacting through Slack, skype and the like. For sure, better tools can help remote collaboration, but ultimately distributed UX design requires a new set of skills. Jim will first outline a general framework for mapping experiences, highlighting the collaborative nature of the activity. Then he'll examine how agile and creative work can be done effectively with distributed teams. Presenters: Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in user experience design, information architecture, and strategy. He is currently Head of Customer Success and Education at MURAL, an online whiteboard solution.
In sales, we strive for repeatability. We all want to have that one thing that helps us win deals consistently over and over again. But what drives us towards unlocking the secrets of that winning formula? We have three super sales pros that have found some of those secrets. They will share how they used habits, processes and methodology to hone in on the path to winning on a consistent manner and building repeatability from the rep to the team and across the entire sales organization. We will also dig into what exactly differentiates sales processes from methodologies and how our professionals work habits influence how we use process and methodology in our routines. Our speakers are: •Russell Sachs, Chief Revenue Officer at BetterCloud, @RussellSachs, •Lisa Welch, SVP Worldwide Sales at Movable Ink, @movableink •Ryan O'Connor, Director of Sales at DocSend, @ryanjoconnor.
Pierre's Roofdeck 304 West 92nd Street - New York, NY
Welcome to the 2016 Functionally Social Summer Roof Deck Party. This is an major annual cross-functional language social event, organized centrally by LispNYC, in which we get together with several other meetup groups to share food and spirits and stimulating company and conversations. The following groups are invited: Lisp NYCClojure, NYC Haskell NYC, OCaml NYC, Erlang NYC, Papers We Love, N Languages in N Months. This an awesome yearly event and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Prototyping is an established part of product design process today. We prototype to see designs iterated in a live format for our own personal process, to sell to stakeholders, and to communicate with engineers. Additionally, prototyping is used to validate business ideas and designs with end-users. Join us for this panel event as local expert prototypers Joris (Work & Co.), Sabrina (Buzzfeed) and Day (Canary) share their own case studies. A Q&A discussion will follow to get deeper into their viewpoints and techniques. This will be an insightful event for both newbies and those looking to broaden their practice with new methods.
DigitalOcean 101 Avenue of the Americaas - New York,
Liz Wessel is the Co-Founder and CEO at WayUp, the largest marketplace exclusively for college students to discover and apply for jobs and internships. Founded in July 2014, WayUp is a 44-person startup in NYC. They have raised over $9M in funding, and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most innovative companies changing the world. WayUp's users represent over 3,700 campuses in the U.S., and WayUp has worked with companies of all sizes--from startups to Fortune 500s like Google, Starbucks and Disney. Liz has been featured as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100 list in 2015, and has been named one of the 18 Coolest Women in Silicon Valley.
School's out for summer and it's time to and kick back, relax and catch up with your fellow edtech enthusiasts of New York. Join us on July 19th at the beautiful 2U offices for a great big EdTech Summer Mixer. Come along to mingle, share what you have been up to so far this year and enjoy the drinks, appetizers and a great view. We'll be hosting this party with EdTech Women NYC and can't wait to see you all there! Here's to another great NYEdTech Meetup!
Turn to Tech 184 5th Avenue, 4th Floor - New York, NY
New York Software Engineers (NYSE) is pleased to announce a Software, Design and Data Science Job Fair co-organized with Turn To Tech. Representatives from leading NYC-area software companies want to meet you! They’re looking to recruit for their software, design and data science roles and answer any questions you have. NY Software Engineers developers include senior technologists from NYC’s top technology companies.
Come have a free beer and snacks and get to know one another at Brooklyn's Super Meetup! The Super Meetup is a gathering of the most-connected members of the local tech, startup, and entrepreneurial scene. It’s a chance to make new friends and learn more about local tech and entrepreneurial resources and tech-focused meetup groups. The idea of the Super Meetup is simple: meetups are integral to a
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