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NYCx is partnering with the Northside Festival in Brooklyn to host Accelerator Office Hours on Thursday, June 7th, 2:30PM - 7:00PM. Twenty early-stage, high-growth potential, minority and women tech founders will be selected to meet with NYC-based accelerator partners and tech leaders (E.g., R/GA Ventures, Grand Central Tech, EY, Techstars, Stackpath, Humble Ventures, Galvanize). Apply from now until 5/31 here.
Lately, I've been pitched by a few companies treating ICOs like free money, given the heat of the market.
Here's a public service announcement: There's no such thing as free money. If someone gives you money, they have expectations--and not meeting those expectations can be very costly. Managing those expectations can be extremely time consuming as well, and time is money.
If your token goes south, I don't care what law firm you have or how much research you've done on best practices--there will undoubtedly be company and career crushing lawsuits, especially if the people you're selling to aren't true believers in your ecosystem, but they're just looking for a flavor of the month way to make a return. When someone doesn't care about the long term or community reputation, they'll burn all the bridges to try to recover losses.
I'm not saying not to do them--but be very careful about how much you raise, who you sell to, and maybe figure out whether or not your startup ultimately needs the distraction in the first place.
Congrats to all the Brooklyn Half runners from the tech community... Chad Stoller (who also did the Gran Fondo bike ride yesterday morning like I did), Maurya Couvares (who, of course PR'd, and seems really really serious about beating me in this year's NYC tri, which I'm running to fundraise for ScriptEd), Katie Perry, Daniel Doubrovkine, Laura Barganier (Also a PR), Jon Schmitz, Eduardo Diaz Sancha, Sarah Doody, Scott Carleton, Alex Tryon, Jon Lazar, and Dana Wollman, among others...
06:15PM - Monthly Meetup CTO School Compass 90 5th Ave - New York, Note: We will start at 6:30 exactly. As always, a group of us will hang out afterwards at a bar nearby. We like to hang out at Rye, which is at 11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, between Avenue of Americas and 5th. They have both drinks and food. http://ryehousenyc.com/http://ryehousenyc.com/ RSVP
Monday, May 21
07:00PM - HackerNest NYC May Tech Social HackerNest NYC Tech Socials Lair East 424 Broadway Suite 602 - New York, NY HackerNest Tech Socials (http://hackernest.com/cities/) are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People. Folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize; quick announcements, thank sponsorst; back to chatting; head home, exhilarated from great conversations!**** HackerNest Tech Socials are Entry by Donation - $10 to $20 is suggested. If a cash donation is too restrictive, no problem - just email your Tech Social Organizers and sign up to volunteer that night. RSVP
07:00PM - May 2018 D3.js meetup: "American Politics in Pictograms" & "Intro to Observable" NYC D3.js The New School, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnold Hall 55 West 13th Street - New York, NY Happy spring everybody! Two exciting talks this month: #1: American Politics in Pictograms, by Gabriel Gianordoli. This will be an in-depth analysis of the design process for the 2 news pieces on the divisions inside the Republican and Democratic parties. I will show early sketches, static mockups, interactive prototypes and coding implementation. On the technical side, I will share some notes on working with external SVG’s in D3, defining data structures with Flow Type, and making charts in CSS. #2: Intro to Observable, by Amit Schechter. Observable Notebooks are interactive, editable documents defined by code. Chances are that you’ve heard about Observable, in part because it's the latest project from D3's Mike Bostock, but mainly because it's a great new way to code and share ideas — and especially thanks its growing community-created repository of fascinating notebooks. But, perhaps you haven't had a chance to check out Observable yet, or maybe you've been delaying it, thinking that it takes much time and effort to get started (it doesn't). In this talk we'll take a close look at Observable and some of its great example notebooks. We'll discuss the many pros and few cons of using it and how to easily start creating interactive notebooks. RSVP
06:00PM - Rust comes to MongoDB HQ NYC New York MongoDB User Group MongoDB 229 West 43 Street - New York , NY Join MongoDB and Rust for an evening of conversations about utilizing these technologies to produce applications. We'll present a talk on an institutional trading system using Rust and MongoDB by Rust community member Michael Jansen of miesjansen.com. MongoDB Drivers Engineer Sam Rossi will highlight some of the unique benefits of using MongoDB with Rust as well as describe some of the future work that is planned for the driver. We'll have food, beverages and even trivia for prizes! Come at 6:00, we'll get started with trivia about 6:15 and then have presentations at 6:30. RSVP
Tuesday, May 22
06:30PM - Data Science 101 GA David Yakobovitch 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY This workshop will define what data science is, review some of the main tools used by data scientists today, and discuss how they can be implemented in real world work. RSVP
06:30PM - No Special Snowflakes: Disposable Infrastructure in Kubernetes Continuous Delivery : NYC Shopkeep 460 Park Avenue South - New York, NY Lyft is in the midst of a transition from a legacy, mutate-in-place deployment stack to one based on immutable containers on top of Kubernetes. Our existing infrastructure makes heavy use of daemons to provide a consistent platform relied upon by over 500 engineers.In a containerized environment, side-car containers allow you to compose these infrastructure dependencies with clean abstractions. However, traditional methods of side-car infrastructure deployments can leave wide variance in what is actually running in production with poor automation and controls. To combat this, we’re embracing disposable infrastructure to ensure we can perform updates to common infrastructure on hundreds of microservices in a safe and consistent manner. RSVP
06:30PM - Meet the Founders - Special Speaker Series & Networking Event NYC Startup Community TechHub NYC 158 West 27th Street - New York, Agenda & Learning: Starting a business and the mistakes to avoid – Corey Eulas. Startup 101: what can companies do to get off the ground and raise VC money – Matt Harris. Low budget marketing ideas for startups – Sama Jashnani. 0 to Growth: How to start growing your key metrics -Michael Lisovetsky. Marketing Accuracy – Adi Patil. RSVP
05:45PM - Design Driven NYC (A FirstMark Event) Design Driven NYC (a FirstMark Event) BuzzFeed 111 East 18th Street - New York, NY Join us for the May edition of Design Driven NYC with:- Bryan Tsao, VP of Product at Namely- Donna Lichaw, Author "The User's Journey", Speaker & Coach- Melora Zaner, Executive Director and Head of Design, JP Morgan- Russell Hamilton, Principal & Communication/Presentation Coach, Connection Lab*** Get Involved ***Join FirstMark's Talent Network to put your resume in front of 60+ companies with one click. (http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/) http://firstmarkcap.com/talent-network/ For early access to events, exclusive content, and additional resources for the Design Driven community, sign up for our mailing list here (http://fmc.vc/dedmailing).http://fmc.vc/dedmailing*** Event Schedule & Logistics ***- RSVPs will close at 4pm on the day of the event- No walk ins allowed; you must be on the "Yes" list as of that time- Doors open at 5:45pm; security will not let guests in after 6:45pm- Talks kick off at 6:15pm and continue until about 8:00pm- From 8 to 9pm, we host a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends RSVP
Wednesday, May 23
06:00PM - The Art of Travel Hacking The Financial Gym The Financial Gym 134 West 25th Street 2nd Floor - New York, New York Financial freedom means having the opportunity to live life to the fullest! Join us for #WineAndLearnWednesdays where we'll be discussing how to mix that desire for adventure with being financially savvy! Level 3 Trainer, Bridget Todd, will be leading a panel discussing how to travel the world without breaking the bank You'll have the opportunity to ask Financial Trainers any questions you can think of about travel hacking (from rewards cards, to freebies to travel fund preparation and more!) Mix and mingle with members of the FinGym Fam over yummy snacks and wine whilst we discuss our next adventures! Event Schedule 6-6:30pm: Food, wine and mingling 6:30-7pm: Panel led by Bridget Todd discussing traveling on a budget 7-7:30pm: Q&A with Bridget 7:30pm-8pm: More mingling The Financial Gym is a personal financial planning company that takes a fitness-inspired approach to your finances, teaching you to make smarter money decisions that add up over time. Train with us, and discover what’s possible. RSVP
06:30PM - Building a FinTech Product Stacklist Alley Chelsea 119 West 24th Street - New York, NY FinTech startups face many challenges other companies don't. FinTech entrepreneurs have to be wary of regulations, security, and a lot of competition. FinTech startups also have higher costs (and higher valuations) and sometimes have a difficult to explain value proposition. Through all those hurdles, we've seen many FinTech startups come and make our lives better by offering services like loans, credit cards, payments, investments and digital currencies. Join us as we find out how to build and launch a FinTech startup with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs in NYC in the FinTech space! We'll discuss -Hiring a team for a FinTech startup -Testing and launching an MVP - How to build momentum for your FinTech startup -Rules & regulations to follow Helpful tools to use - Finding the correct target market for your product - Investors and ways to get funding And much more! RSVP
05:30PM - #TNYSCM06: Convergence Across the New Apparel Supply Chain The New York Supply Chain Meetup SAP America 10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor - New York, NY Convergence across the new apparel supply chain — Data, Design, Innovative Materials, Digital Fibers, Robotics, Transparency, Sustainability, On-Demand Manufacturing, Warehousing, Shipping, & Point of SaleThe global apparel supply chain is not only rapidly evolving, but also converging, creating blurred lines between raw materials, design, manufacturing & point of sale. Our 6th meetup will feature a showcase of emerging companies innovating across this ecosystem, followed by a panel of industry executives talking about the innovations they are most excited about, how they are integrating them into their current supply chain, and how we can bridge the vast divide between emerging fashion tech and real-world integration at scale. WHAT WE'LL DO#TNYSCM06 features a killer showcase followed by a panel discussion. AGENDA 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM Pre-event Networking & Pizza 5:55 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Remarks 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Showcase (85 minutes total / 10 minutes each with 4 min Q&A) 7:15 PM - 7:20 PM BIO BREAK 7:20 PM - 8:20 PM Panel Discussion (50 minutes, 10 minutes Q&A) 8:20 PM - 8:30 PM Networking RSVP
Thursday, May 24
06:00PM - Angular May 🔥 Meetup Angular NYC Google 111 8th ave entrance - New York, NY 🕒 6:00 - Meet and hang out🕒 6:30 - Talks on NativeScript, Firebase, websockets and more...🕒 8:00 - Post event hangout at Think Coffee: 73 8th Ave▶ ⚡️Lightning Talk: Simplifying the process of managing content in a Firebase project.by Marsh Middleton (https://twitter.com/MarshMiddleton) and Andrew McElroy (https://twitter.com/mcelroyac)In this talk we’re going to discuss the value Firebase users can derive from having an easy to use, content centric CMS to add, manage and update content in their Firebase projects.Flamelink.io is headless CMS built to seamlessly integrate with Firebase and harnesses the power of the Firebase engine to let Developers keep building powerful features, while their client can effortlessly update their content in real time. RSVP
07:00PM - A Colorful Journey Into Design Systems Designers + Geeks New York ustwo New York 26 Broadway - New York, A Colorful Journey Into Design Systems Presented by...Diana Mounter, Design Systems Manager at GitHubDesign systems promise workflow efficiency, user experience consistency, and a vocabulary to help everyone speak the language of design. Few design systems are built on a blank slate though, we’re often working with hundreds of lines of code and years of design debt before we even begin, so it takes time to deliver on that promise. This talk will take us on a journey into working with color in design systems—one of the most contentious and critical elements of design. From human perception to programmatically generating colors, we'll take a look at the work involved in building design systems from a colorful perspective.Diana is a designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in design systems, and has a background in user-centered design. She currently works at GitHub and leads their design systems team - the team responsible for building and maintaining, Primer. In her spare time she organizes the NYC chapter of the Design Systems Coalition, and writes and speaks about design, code, and working with people. RSVP
10:00AM - Digital Marketing Bootcamp GA Steven Matt 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY Create an end-to-end digital marketing campaign using the latest marketing techniques to promote your business or service and drive measurable results. RSVP
Friday, May 25
03:00PM - Cloud Native API Development For Cancer Detection -- AI in healthcare New York Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare WeWork 575 Fifth WeWork 575 Fifth Avenue - New York, NY Discussion on how to implement a healthcare image analysis pipeline using deep-learning using Moad Computer's (https://www.moad.computer) cloud connected artificial intelligence platform: Jomiraki. https://www.moad.computer During this event, we will learn the details of how to build a deep-learning pipeline for breast cancer detection. We will discuss transfer learning, image augmentation strategies, GPU computing and layer visualizations.We will also learn the basic API structure and how to build a web-application leveraging these APIs. This event is organized by New York Health Care Artificial Intelligence Society (NYHAIS). RSVP
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
Saturday, May 26
01:00PM - Introduction to 3D Modeling and Printing Hack Manhattan Hack Manhattan 137 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor - New York, NY In this introductory class, we'll be reviewing the basics of creating 3D models that are designed for 3D printers. The software and platforms we will be using are all free to use and ideal for first time users.The course will be split into two portions. The first two hours will focus on the user interfaces for three modeling programs: Tinkercad, OpenSCAD, and Blender. In each program, we'll learn how to manipulate 3D objects via scaling, rotation, and boolean operations. We'll cover how to export geometry (STL) files from each platform and load them into the slicing software, Cura, to generate the instructions (gcode) file for the 3D printer. Finally, we'll talk about how to load that file up into the 3D printer for printing.The second half of the course will be an open workshop where everyone can try modeling something on their own. The instructor will be available to answer questions and assist. RSVP
06:30PM - How to get Hired as a Software Engineer Build with Code - New York City Codesmith 250 Lafayette Street - New York, NY We will cover 1. The 5 key things you need to know to get hired as a mid-level software engineer 2. How to whiteboard through the typical coding challenges that make up 50% of most technical interviews. The number of opportunities for software engineers is booming but to get a mid level position and above requires a special kind of preparation.In this interactive workshop we cover the five key skills that you must have in order to succeed in the job search including how to effectively whiteboard through the tough coding interviews. The session will help you:• Identify your career and role priorities - for example, are you most interested in a career as a backend or frontend developer, within an established corporation or a new start-up?• Understand and prepare the five key skills that you must have in order to succeed in the job search for software engineering positions• Understand how to approach the job search so you find the job that is best suited to your skills and aspirations.• Whiteboarding - working through coding problems on a whiteboard is a crucial part of most interviews. You'll see how to effectively whiteboard and work through problems live in pairsSee you at what promises to be an unmissable evening for anyone pursuing employment as a software engineer! RSVP
Monday, May 28
06:00PM - Frontier Tech: Robotics, Drones, IoT & More [FirstMark's Hardwired] Frontier Tech: Robots, Drones & More [FirstMark's Hardwired] WeWork Chelsea 115 West 18th Street - New York, NY Our speakers this month include:• Tina Santiago Keenan, Product Designer at Facebook's Building 8 (create and ship new, category-defining consumer hardware products that are social first)• David Rabie, Founder and CEO at Tovala (smart oven and delivery meal service)Tovala, based in Chicago, has raised $12.6M to date from Y Combinator, Tyson Foods, and others.• Clara Vu, Founder and CEO at Veo Robotics (smart device solutions to enable high performance collaborative industrial robotics) Veo Robotics, based in Waltham, has raised $12M to date from GV, Lux Capital, and others.• Taryn Southern, Digital Storyteller and Artist• Rohit Gupta, Founder and CEO at Sentenai (cloud-based platform for automating data engineering for machine learning and predictive applications, primarily in IoT) Sentenai, based in Boston, has raised $3.8M to date from Flybridge Capital Partners, Founder Collective, and others. RSVP
Tuesday, May 29
06:30PM - CI/CD Patterns for Kubernetes DigitalOcean NYC DigitalOcean 101 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor - New York, NY Hello NYC Sharks! We are very excited to announce another event in partnership with the NYC Kubernetes Meetup. We'll be hosting an exciting evening of talks on CI/CD. First up, Satish Devarapalli will deliver a lighting talk on the recent evaluation of CI/CD solutions at Wolters Kluwer; he'll cover topics ranging from the developer experience - from minikube to different environments (e.g. staging, prod) - to using Helm, Jenkins and git-crypt for encrypting sensitive date. After that, Andrew and Lars from the Spinnaker team at Google will cover how to store both code and configuration related to applications and environments easily, and the challenges related to going arriving at an easy-to-configure, easy-to-run software delivery pipelines. They'll cover a number of patterns and practices that allow application rollout and environment configuration, restore and drift detection to be carried out consistently. And, discuss how the patterns can be implemented with a number of different tooling combinations (including a GitOps-style approach) and touch on their tradeoffs. Hope to see you there! RSVP
06:30PM - ⏱️ Faster is Better: The Future of Analytics is 1-Trillion Rows Per Second SQL NYC, The NoSQL & NewSQL Database Meetup ThoughtWorks 99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor - New York, NY Today's world is always connected, and constantly creating data. As a result, today's intelligent applications need to respond and react immediately to drive business value. It is well known that having an interactive response time of under a quarter of a second gives people incredible satisfaction. When you deliver response time that drops down to about a quarter of a second, results seem to be instantaneous to users. With large data sets and concurrency needs, giving all customers that level of speed can seem beyond reach. This can sometimes result in developers taking shortcuts, such as precomputing summary aggregates.This can lead to a rigid user experience where if you tweak your query a little, for example adding an extra grouping column, suddenly it runs orders of magnitude slower. It also means that your answers are not real time, i.e. not on the latest data.To push the frontier of real-time insight, MemSQL and Intel have worked together to run a single SQL query that achieves over a trillion rows per second scan with grouping and aggregation.The ability to do a query at this speed was based on the latest MemSQL release running on a cluster with 24 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Processors with 26 cores each. MemSQL uses AVX-2 SIMD extensions and vectorized operations directly on encoded columnstore data to enable this result.In this session, we will discuss how running queries this fast on industry-standard hardware can enhance analytics in your applications. RSVP
07:00PM - Harnessing the power of narrative by Mohannad Ali from HelloFresh New York PHP Meetup [Visit the event's page for address] tl;dr Come and join us for the the New York PHP Meetup on May 30th with Mohannad Ali, the VP of Engineering Berlin @ HelloFresh on "Lessons in Engineering Leadership: Harnessing the power of narrative", Rohit Sodhia on "JSON Web Tokens - Auth Made Easy(er)." and Michael Butler on "Speeding up PHPUnit with Paratest" HelloFresh will also kindly be providing some great giveaways for you to feast over, so don't miss out! RSVP
10:00AM - Blogging Basics: Building an Online Presence GA Nikki Nash 902 Broadway, 4th Floor - New York, NY Always wanted to start a blog, or have one that needs direction? This class will provide you with a toolkit to create, maintain, promote, and drive traffic to your site. RSVP
Saturday, June 2
12:30PM - Math Workshop: From Kindergarten to Deep Learning New York Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare Think Coffee 73 8th Avenue - New York, We will be going through the entire Khan Academy Math track. Starting at kindergarten, we will move through algebra, reaching calculus, statistics and probability and finally to Linear Algebra. The purpose of this is to get a firm understanding of the maths behind machine learning and data science. Then we will read the book The Elements of Statistical Learning and Deep Learning by Bengio, et al.Once this is accomplished, the more advanced people will form a group to start reading the Machine Intelligence Research Institute's suggested reading list. The purpose of this will be to prepare those interested in doing advanced AI research. We will begin to form the core of a MIRIx Workshop in NYC. Ambitious. Yes. But, let's just take it one day at a time. RSVP
Sunday, June 3