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This week on the Startup Recruiting Podcast (as soon as it publishes anyway), Nadia Danford of Policy Genius talks about bringing recruiting in-house and how she and her team convinces talent in a super tight market why their next big thing should be working for a startup that sells insurance.
If you're going to take any in-house recruiter's advice, I'd go with the insurance startup's one over the AI driven blockchain powered chat bot company for self-driving cars.
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Very excited about heading to Iceland on Wednesday night on my Noken tour!
In my mind, I'm already giving it five stars--one for every minute I had to think about planning this trip. :)
"If the worst thing that happens to you while you’re working for Trump is that a woman from The Daily Show says a few mean things about you while you’re wearing a nice dress, eating a free meal, and drinking some wine, you are still having a better day than a hell of a lot of people in this country."
And now, back to our show... BTW... Does anyone reading this newsletter play BTSH? If so, hi! Free agent goalie here!
10:00AM - Facebook Advertising Bootcamp GA Terry Rice 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Learn how to use Facebook Advertising tools, including Ads Manager, Custom Audiences, the Facebook Pixel, and Custom Conversions to create a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. RSVP
Monday, April 30
06:30PM - Personal Branding Workshop GA Jen Glantz 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Learn how to craft an image and build a reputation that can create new opportunities for you and your career. RSVP
06:00PM - NYAI #20: "Ethical Algorithms" (Kathryn Hume) (NYAI) New York Artificial Intelligence Capital One Labs 114 5th Ave, 6th Floor - New York, NY GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://nyai20.splashthat.com/. DESCRIPTION: Join us for what's sure to be an awesome night in AI! We're excited to be hosting Kathryn Hume (VP Product and Strategy, integrate.ai) who will talk about "Ethical Algorithms: Bias and Explainability in Machine Learning Systems". Wine + Beer + Snacks + AI + Networking = The Best Tuesday ever! RSVP
06:45PM - Data + The Greater Good UX + Data work—bench 110 5th Avenue, 5th Floor - New York, NY How are mission-driven organizations embracing data to shape a better tomorrow? We'll have three speakers this month: Sree Sreenivasan - Digital strategist and former Chief Digital Officer for Columbia University, Chief Digital Officer at The Met, and Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York. Sree's talk will reflect on how social media will influence the future of mission-driven organizations. Catherine Devine - Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History. Catherine will talk to us about the museum's Explorer app. Larry Liebovitch - Adjunct Senior Researcher Scholar at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at Columbia University. Professor of Physics and Psychology at Queens College, former Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Larry will talk to us about models and simulations for maintaining sustainable peace in the world. RSVP
07:00PM - Advanced CSS Layouts with Flexbox 1-night Workshop Girl Develop It NYC Skillshare 35 East 21st Street Floor 5 - New York, ny This class is a 1-night workshop running from 7:30-9:30pm. **This is an intermediate CSS workshop, so attendees should have working knowledge of CSS positioning and layout (ie. display:block vs. display: inline-block, and floats) to get the most out of this workshop. **Do you hear everyone talking about Flexbox but have yet to dive in yourself? Have you briefly experimented but find yourself surprised by the results? Flexbox, or Flexible Box Model, is a set of CSS3 properties for creating a flexible layout. By allowing a set of elements to behave predictably when accommodating various screen sizes and devices, Flexbox solves many of the layout issues developers have been struggling with for years! The days of hacks like floats and positioning are numbered as Flexbox allows us to achieve layouts simply and with cleaner code. With support in all modern browsers / IE10+ and just a few tools and strategies for older browsers, it is possible to start using Flexbox today. TOPICS COVERED: •Flexbox syntax and how it requires us to think about layout in new ways •Flexbox properties and how they work •How Flexbox distributes space and and behaves for flexibility in layouts •How to decide if it makes sense to use Flexbox in your current project. RSVP
06:30PM - PyGotham Talk Proposal Brainstorming Night NYC PyLadies Spotify 45 W 18th Street, Floor 3 - New York, ny Have you ever wanted to submit a conference proposal but didn't know where to start? Join NYC PyLadies for an evening of proposal brainstorming! PyGotham is NYC's very own annual Python conference and is a great place for both first time and veteran speakers. The goal is to get you thinking about potential talk topics and how to construct a proposal that will make the organizers sing with joy! The first part of the evening will be a discussion about what makes a good proposal and how to brainstorm one. The second part of the evening, we'll break into small groups and draft up our very own proposals, with a little time at the end for sharing our proposals with the group. Many thanks to Spotify for providing a venue and refreshments for this event! RSVP
Wednesday, May 2
06:30PM - PR Strategies for Startups Stacklist Alley Chelsea 119 West 24th Street - New York, NY News coverage and influencer praise is a very powerful tool early-stage startups can use for exposure and growth. But without strategy and planning, it can be a sinkhole of time and resources. That's why we've assembled some of the smartest people in startup & tech PR to share their advice on getting PR and creating compelling campaigns. We'll discuss: Identifying what PR goals are best for your business and crafting a smart PR strategy, Understanding the universe of PR possibilities - from blogs and major publications to partnerships to events Building a story around your brand for newsworthiness, Crafting a good pitch, Establishing relationships with journalists, Tactics that help drive coverage, Getting PR on a tight budget & considering when to outsource. Panelist include: Mallory Blair, Co-founder & CEO of Small Girls PR, Brendan Alper, Founder & CEO of Hater, Gregory Galant, Co-founder & CEO of Muck Rack & The Shorty Awards (@gregory) - Gregory Galant is the Co-founder and CEO of Muck Rack, Dorothy Chang, Senior Director of Communications at Foursquare, Isabelle Kenyon, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Communications at Capsule. RSVP
07:00PM - Spring Queening JS QueensJS Raven's Head Public House 38-04 Broadway - Astoria, NY Welcome, finally, to spring! QueensJS will be hosting our 43rd meetup on Wednesday, May 2nd, 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 NW stop. Your speakers for the evening will be announced shortly. QueensJS expects all speakers and attendees to follow the JSConf code of conduct (http://jsconf.com/codeofconduct.html). RSVPs, due to limited seating, will cost $5. All proceeds go towards charities that work to increase code literacy among NYC youth. There are no refunds, but you are more than welcome to transfer tickets. If you would like to sponsor or speak at one of our events, please email us at organizers at queensjs dot com! RSVP
06:30PM - Women's Only Study Session Flatiron School NYC Coding Community The Flatiron School 11 Broadway, Suite 260 - New York, NY Want to meet other women coders leaning online in New York City? Look no further! Join us for our next Women’s Only Study Session where you'll have the opportunity to meet other women coders and dive into programming together. We recommend our Free Bootcamp Prep Course or on one of our other online tracks, but you are welcome to work on any coding material! A few of our current women Flatiron School students will be floating around the room answering questions and offering insights on what life as a Flatiron School student is like - take this opportunity to get some in-person assistance! Be sure to bring your laptop, we will provide the pizza. Have another woman coder who is working their way through a Flatiron School online course? Bring them along! Elevator code is 11749! RSVP
07:00PM - The Product Group May 2018 The Product Group iHeartMedia 32 6th Ave, 23rd Floor - New York, NY Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group. Some topics to expect... -Breaking Into & Moving Up In Product Management- and more... Featured Product: Sukoon Active. From Arshiya Kherani..."I am the Founder & CEO of Sukoon Active, an apparel company that offers high-quality athletic hijabs and inclusive performance-wear that provides coverage while also being breathable, dry-wicking, comfortable and on-trend. I am super passionate about inclusive fashion and believe strongly that a woman's access to inclusive clothing choices directly impacts her access to wellness experiences. My team and I are driven to build not only an excellent set of high-performance products, but also a broader community that is driven by health and wellness. "Hope to see you there! RSVP
08:30AM - Chelsea weekly Lean Coffee (morning) NYC Lean/Kanban Le Pain Quotidien 124 7th Avenue - New York, NY Weekly morning Lean Coffee in the Chelsea area. If you want to learn what a Lean Coffee is, click here: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-kanban/pages/Running_a_Lean_Coffee/. RSVP
Friday, May 4
10:00AM - User Experience Design Bootcamp GA Ashley Treni 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype. RSVP
Saturday, May 5
10:00AM - Data Visualizations using D3 Bootcamp GA Joe Keohan 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Interested in Data Visualization using D3 but not sure where to start? This two day workshop will put you on the fast track to get up and running with Data Visualization using D3. RSVP
Sunday, May 6
06:30PM - Let's build a chatbot! New York Big Data Workshop David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 61 West 62 Street - New York, NY We will build a chatbot using Rasa NLU + Rasa Core, open source frameworks for building chatbots. We will try to give it a personality also. RSVP
Monday, May 7
06:00PM - Demo Night: Journalism Startups at Tow-Knight 2018 NYC Entrepreneurial Journalism and Media Meetup CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 West 40th Street - New York, NY Join us for our Tuesday, May 8 6pm Demo Night! We'll feature fellows from our Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism program. The 12 presenters represent 7 countries. They've been developing their startup projects for the past 15 weeks. In our Tow-Knight entrepreneurial journalism program, fellows study new business models for news, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and explore media innovation in NYC. Now they're ready to share their projects with you! This year's startups include: •Walker's Legacy •Amenaza Roboto •Science Says •Hindsight. Read more about these projects on the Journalism Innovation Medium page (https://medium.com/journalism-innovation). RSVP
Tuesday, May 8
06:00PM - Hardware Innovations in the Kitchen The NYC Restaurant Tech Group Davis Wright Tremaine 1251 Avenues of Americas, 21st Floor - New York, NY Our first event of 2018 is dedicated to hardware developers, restaurateurs, and tech lovers. It will highlight how POS is transforming food services, as well as how data gathered by new techs could improve business strategies. Our speaker Dave Murphy, Director of Software Alliances and Developer Relations at Elo Touch Solutions, will discuss the latest trends leading the market and share his insights into the future of tech for restaurants from the perspective of an industry veteran. Join us for a night of substantive information sharing, inspiring discussions and business opportunities. RSVP
06:00PM - IoT NY #54: Streaming Architectures in IoT Internet of Things (IoT) NY Microsoft Reactor in The Hub @ GCT 335 Madison Ave. - New York, NY In IoT, data is constantly in motion. It may move from edge devices, to gateways, to on-premise servers and into the cloud. As we discovered in our last Meetup, computation at the edge is a trend away from centralized to decentralized data processing. Similarly, we see a trend away from batch analytics (analyzing data at rest e.g., in Hadoop) to streaming analytics (analyzing data in motion e.g., in Kafka or Spark). In this month's Meetup, we'll learn about streaming architectures as applied to IoT. Speaker 1: Pete Zybrick - Sr. Mgr Big Data Engineering, Talk: iote2e - Internet of Things End to End. RSVP
06:30PM - Visual Design 101 GA Dominika Juraszek 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY In this hands-on introductory workshop, learn the basics of visual communication by applying Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design. RSVP
07:00PM - May 2018 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty NY Tech Meetup AppNexus Razzle Dazzle Room 28 West 23rd St., 4th Floor - New York, NY Join us for NYC's most famous and longest running monthly tech event! You'll see a fantastic lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products, followed by an afterparty where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors. Thank you to our Host, APPNEXUS! Presenting Companies: Live XYZlive.xyzIG, Moment Capture, Inc. (DBA PanoMoments), Presidential Innovation Fellows Station, and Zola. RSVP
06:00PM - Achieving Scalability for Your Application and Analytics NYC Data Engineering Blackstone 601 Lexington Ave floor 22 - New York, ny Blackstone is kindly going to host us at their office at 601 Lexington Ave NYC, 10022 on the 22nd floor! Schedule: 6:00 - Doors & Food, 6:30 - Talk 1, 7:15 - Talk 2, 8:00 - Wrap & Chat. Talk 1: Introduction to Wallaroo. In this talk we will: *Introduce Wallaroo *See how Wallaroo's scale-independent API works *Demo code and Wallaroo's scale-independent APIs *Talk about specific Wallaroo use cases. Speaker Bio: Sean T. Allen is VP of Engineering at Wallaroo Labs. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. Talk 2: Sam Der-Kazaryan from Qubole will discuss insights on how companies are leveraging different big data engines to meet their use cases (analytics, ETL, ML, etc.) gathered in the company's 2018 Big Data Activation Report, focusing on new ways in which analytics teams can consume read and analyze data using Presto, Apache Spark, and Hadoop. The presentation is centralized around the hyper-agility and flexibility that cloud infrastructure provides to solve the challenges of infrastructure limitations that come along with increased demand of analytics. RSVP
06:30PM - Email Marketing for Startups: Your First 100k Subscribers Stacklist Alley Chelsea 119 W 24th St. - New York, NY Email marketing is an essential part of every marketing stack. Founders leverage subscriber lists and email marketing strategies early and often to generate pre-launch buzz, find early beta uses and maximize launch success. And then there's all that post-launch marketing "stuff" - engagement, community management, sales ... 250 US retailers say that email marketing is one of the top 3 most effective marketing channels. And it's no less important for B2B companies, 59% of whom said email marketing was their #1 channel for generating revenue. So, we know that email marketing is important, but how can you use it to grow your startup? Join us as we discuss email marketing tactics & growth strategies and How to build an email list, Email goals and planning Segmentation, Automation tactics and tools, Evaluating engagement, Best practices for increasing open rates and click rates, Design practices for emails, Email deliverability, personalization, and design, Developing an email marketing campaign And much more! RSVP
08:00AM - Blockchain Tech Summit Blockchain Tech Summit Galvanize 303 Spring Street - New York, NY 100 Global Speakers to Convene in New York City for the 1st Annual Global Blockchain Tech Summit. To accelerate developments within the blockchain tech ecosystem, the Global Startup Ecosystem is to host the first annual Blockchain Tech Summit on May 10, 2018. The Blockchain Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers, and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s greatest challenges via blockchain technology. The summit also serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and the expansion of blockchain into mainstream audiences.The event will host 100 speakers and media representatives from Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired Magazine, Tech Crunch and more. Tickets can be purchased at www.blockchaintechsummit.org. For interests related to speaking, sponsorships, and partnerships, please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP
Thursday, May 10
06:30PM - Cheat Codes for Managing Application Performance New York Web Performance Group Knewton 100 5th Ave 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011 - New York, NY Managing application performance is a huge challenge for most engineering organizations. The most difficult questions we have to answer often only indirectly related to shortening the critical path. How do you align stakeholders with competing priorities and agendas? How do you drum up interest, persuade your best engineers to focus on performance, and keep the team motivated? How should the the team be positioned within the larger organization? Where do you even start? You can't find good answers to any of those questions with a simple web search. In this talk, Kwame Thomison will share tips for creating a perf team with a clear, compelling mission, a few frameworks he’s devised for thinking about web performance, and some of the lessons he’s learned working on perf teams at companies like Meebo, Facebook, and Asana. RSVP
10:00AM - Intermediate Excel: Formulas & Functions GA Nigel Caldon 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Improve your all-around Excel skills - Learn a variety of intermediate functions such as VLookups and If Statements, as well as advanced charts and Pivot Tables. RSVP
Friday, May 11
06:30PM - Smart Contracts Panel Blockchain Panel NYC Rise New York 43 West 23rd Street - New York, NY Panel discussion on use of smart contracts for different business applications: For business operations, For fundraising, Different platforms offering smart contracts as a service. PANELISTS: Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, Surabhi Gandotra, Shane Hampton, and Jamiel Sheikh. RSVP
11:00AM - Product Management 101 GA Georges Clement 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY This class will expose you to all the basic elements/responsibilities of performing the role of a product manager within a digital company. RSVP
11:30AM - brunchwork w/ Instagram Galvanize 303 Spring St - New York, NY You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Kay Hsu, Global Director of Instagram's Creative Shop and Founder and CEO of Teachable Ankur Nagpal. Enjoy a fireside chat with Kay and Ankur, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. RSVP
01:00PM - Introduction to Google Analytics GA Quaison Carter 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business. RSVP
Sunday, May 13