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Over half of the startups in the U.S. that currently enjoy valuations of over $1 billion were founded by immigrants.
Yet, the Department of Homeland Security intends to recind a rule that would make coming to the US and staying easier if you started a company and it was growing.
Even if you were super conservative about immigration--isn't coming here and starting a company that employs lots of Americans on our soil exactly what you'd want immigrants to do? This makes zero sense and hurts the American economy in the long run.
You can #savestartupvisa by retweeting/sharing my blog post here and going to https://www.regulations.gov/ to comment on the order when it goes up.
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Are you a scientist or technologist? Got a startup idea that you're kicking around? Are you an immigrant founder looking to come here to start your company? Well, you're disqualified, unless you tell the Department of Homeland Security otherwise at https://www.regulations.gov/.
Everyone else can check out the Creative Destruction Lab at NYU Stern is a 9-month program for seed-stage science and deep technology startups, and also a completely relevant and on message sponsor. Founders receive intensive mentorship from serial entrepreneurs, access to leading investors, technical advice from top scientists, and execution support from Stern MBAs. Apply now. Application deadline is August 12th.
Also, the lab is looking for mentors. Have you grown and/or sold a company, especially as a technical founder? Reach out to them! That's the perfect profile for mentors to these companies.
Are you a data-savvy analyst who can do a one off project for a retailer who wants to find out why year over year store data is improving or going down on any given day? You should be able to pull data from Square or other POS systems, bring in other data sets to create correlations, etc. Reply here.
Here's how one local tech journalist wants to be pitched. Perhaps she can tweet it and encourage others to do the same with the #howtopitchme hashtag.
Talla and DCG are running a cool conference on AI and the blockchain here in NYC. You should check it out if you're interested in AI and the blockchain. If you're not, I mean, seriously, do you plan to just keep living under a rock?
Are you a user experience professional or UX savvy product manager that is passionate about meditation and wellness? Reply here if you're open to considering new FT opportunities. I have something cool.
And now, back to draining the White House...
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 - ⏱️ 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
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 - Bitcoin / Altcoins & Crytocurrency Trading Enthusiast Night - Crypto Gathering. NYC CRYPTO Meetup Gansevoort Park Rooftop 420 Park Avenue South - Manhattan, NY One of the Best and Regular Bitcoin/Altcoin and Cryptocurrency Enthusiast gatherings in the New York. An open and informal program for anyone interested in digital currencys and blockchain. There are so many projects and companies in what we think of the "Bitcoin Space." The first born is off-course Bitcoin, but now there are hundreds of altcoins too. Many of us are interested in mining, or trading coins or just learning more. The gathering brings together a diverse group of people from all levels and backgrounds without any barriers in order to give this important new technology and money making machine called crypto currency a prominent role in society. For Bitcoin/Crypto Currency novices and experts alike. Beginners, investors, entrepreneurs, developers, miners, traders, legal professionals -- all find value in this event. One of the goals of the meetup is to promote the industry, to spread the word about Bitcoin & Altcoins (and related technology) in the New York by raising the overall level of awareness and knowledge. 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
08:30AM - Founder's Friday NYC Founders Friday NYC Spacious @Saxon + Parole 316 Bowery - New York, NY Founders Friday is a community striving to make the NYC tech ecosystem more inclusive, through tactical & candid fireside chats with founders we think are awesome. Always free. Recent founders have included Dennis from http://x.ai , Bianca from Small Girls PR (http://smallgirlspr.com/), Ben from Splash (http://splashthat.com), and Liz from WayUp (http://wayup.com). RSVP
Friday, June 1
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
06:15PM - 49th Hardware Meetup (redux) NY Hardware Start-up Microsoft 11 Times Square (8th avenue entrance, close to the corner of 41st St) - New York, NY We have a great lineup of speakers planned for June. Agenda:6:15 - 6:30pm: Arrival, pizza and beer. 6:30 - 6:40pm: Welcome and notes. 6:40 - 7:05pm: Brian Wilson, Founder and CEO, Duro UAS (https://durouas.com/). Bronx-based Duro makes submersible drones for gathering marine data. Its affiliate, Duro Workforce, offers technical training for hardware professionals. 7:05 - 7:25pm: Carolyn, Topp, Director of New Business & Product Development, Uncommon Goods (https://www.uncommongoods.com). Uncommon Goods is an online market place of original and unusual goods. Their in-house Product Development team develops new designs in partnerships with their community of independent makers. 7:25 - 7:45pm: Justin Seidenfeld, Doris Dev (https://www.dorisdev.com/services/). Doris Dev is a product development agency based in NYC with a dedicated engineering and manufacturing team in Hong Kong. The team previously worked on design, development, and manufacturing at Quirky, smart luggage startup Raden, and smart toothbrush maker Goby. 7:45pm+: networking and community announcements. RSVP
Monday, June 4
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
06:30PM - No WWDC For You: 2018 The Brooklyn iOS Developer Meetup Superfine 126 Front St - Brooklyn, If you weren't lucky enough to win the WWDC lottery this year, come meet your fellow iOS devs for great drinks, great discussions, and games of pool at Superfine in DUMBO. This will be more of a mixer event than our typical speaker events so come on down and we'll chat about all the various WWDC announcements. The TENDIGI team will be there as early as 6:00pm, but feel free to turn up whenever you can. Take a look at the Superfine menu and get excited. Drinks will be available at the cash bar.We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 4th! RSVP
06:00PM - Data Driven NYC #65 (A FirstMark Event) Data Driven NYC (a FirstMark Event) Moody's Analytics 250 Greenwich St - New York, Our speakers this month include:• Chris Dixon, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (premier Silicon Valley VC firm) Andreessen Horowitz, based in Menlo Park, has invested in companies such as Instagram, Dollar Shave Club, Okta, Flatiron Health, and others.• Daniel Chait, Founder & CEO at Greenhouse (recruiting optimization platform) Greenhouse, based in New York, has raised $60M to date from Thrive Capital, Benchmark, Social Capital, and others.• Raj De Datta, Founder & CEO at BloomReach (digital experience platform for customer personalization and data analysis) BloomReach, based in Mountain View, has raised $97M to date from NEA, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and others. RSVP
Tuesday, June 5
06:30PM - 🔥 Using a Database IDE to Increase SQL Productivity (+ pizza, beer & freebies) SQL NYC, The NoSQL & NewSQL Database Meetup Work Market 240 W 37th St, 9th Floor - New York, NY Maksim Sobolevskiy, Product Manager, JetBrains. In this presentation, Max is going to explain how to use a multi-engine database IDE environment. We will cover the basics including how to write simple queries faster, as well as more advanced topics like utilizing multiple cursors, working with version control, bulk data submit and generating ORM-classes. The techniques covered will work in Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, AWS Redshift and many other databases.In this action-packed presentation, we will cover:• Writing queries using a powerful IntelliJ-based editor for various types of code completion, expanding wildcards, code snippets and subqueries.• Using a data editor for bulk submit, editable result-sets, multiple submit and transposing data.• Importing and exporting data between different types/brands of databases using CSV, JSON, XML or as SQL using UPDATES and INSERTS.• How to search for database objects, data chunks, SQL code and files.• Using advanced utilities including a diff tool, generating ORM-classes, transaction control and more. RSVP
06:45PM - How NYC Media Lab is Prototyping and Accelerating the Future of Media & UX UX + Data work—bench 110 5th Avenue, 5th Floor - New York, NY We produce, distribute and consume more and more information every day. From our screens to our internet-connected speakers to new VR devices, we are surrounded by pages and streams and feeds of media. How are big media companies and startups experimenting with new user interfaces for delivering personalized media experiences? How do data science and engineering teams approach product and service design with the user or customer in mind?In this talk, Amy Chen will share several case studies of prototypes and startups that have emerged from NYC Media Lab (http://nycmedialab.org/). She'll explain how Bloomberg's Data Science team worked with NYC university creative technology graduate students to produce use cases for enterprise projection-based augmented reality experiences. In another example, she'll tell the story of how Vidrovr, a machine learning startup, emerged from a university research lab, and how the company focuses on UX workflows for writers and editors working on audience engagement and monetization of video content (https://vidrovr.com/index.html#editor_search). She'll highlight how media innovation means bringing the best practices of UX and data together. RSVP
07:00PM - June 2018 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty NY Tech Meetup SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street - New York, 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 (sponsored this month by Civic Hall) where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors.This month we are partnering with Civic Hall to showcase some of NYC’s best civic and social good focused tech! RSVP
06:00PM - Drupal NYC Meetup @ 30 Rock - June 6th Drupal NYC NBCUniversal NYC Headquarters 30 Rockefeller Center - New York, NY All are welcome to attend the Drupal NYC Meetup. At each meetup, there will be a two to three lightning talks and presentations as well as an opportunity for any new or old Drupalers to participate in a side discussion where anyone can ask Drupal questions and get answers. RSVP
06:00PM - Master Your Media Pitch with Paula Rizzo The Financial Gym The Financial Gym 134 West 25th Street 2nd Floor - New York, New York Paula Rizzo, Emmy Award winner and former senior television producer with Fox News, is going to lead us through an engaging discussion on the best way to productively pitch to the media. Whether you are looking for media coverage for your personal brand or want to learn the best way to pitch in your current or future marketing role - this is the event for you! RSVP
07:00AM - New York Tech Job Fair 2018 New York Silicon Alley Impact Hub 394 Broadway, 5th Floor - New York, NY Welcome Employers and Job Seekers. Whether you are looking for a job or recruiting, Tech Job Fair is the place to be! Tired of browsing online job boards all day long? What if you could have all the top tech companies in New York in one place, at the same time? New York Tech Job Fair 2018 is a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. RSVP
Thursday, June 7
06:30PM - Rapid Delivery : Container Native & CI/CD Approach Continuous Delivery : NYC Shopkeep 460 Park Avenue South - New York, NY Container Native way is becoming the de facto standard to deliver Modern, Global Scale applications and all organizations are looking into this as a vendor neutral way to deploy/run applications. Curious to explore how Kubernetes can provide you platform to run container native applications? Want to learn the architecture of end to end application flow from Development to Deployment using CI/CD pipeline? We will introduce topics around Kubernetes and apply CI/CD principles to develop and deploy applications at a faster pace. Container native approach can be applied to build heterogeneous applications involving multiple languages such as Java, Node.JS, GO, .NET, Python, PHP and many more. RSVP
07:00PM - The Product Group June 2018 The Product Group iHeartMedia 32 6th Avenue, 1st Floor (iHeartRadio Theater) - New York, NY Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group. Some topics to expect...- Co-Creation & Customer Driven Innovation- and more...Featured Product: PlateRate From Garrett Lang. RSVP
10:00AM - Facebook Advertising for the Win GA Terry Rice 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY In this workshop you will get insights and practical lessons from the field, you’ll learn how to make the most of Facebook advertising in this fast-paced, hands on class. RSVP
Friday, June 8
10:00AM - Customer Journey Mapping GA Ashley Treni 10 East 21st Street - New York, NY To successfully create an offering that dramatically shifts behavior, generates habitual engagement, and promotes a profitable cycle, we must first understand the consumer journey. RSVP
Saturday, June 9
10:00AM - Google Analytics Bootcamp GA 10 East 21st Street - 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
Sunday, June 10
11:30AM - brunchwork w/ Sidewalk Labs & Paul Rabil Galvanize 303 Spring Street - New York, NY You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with Sidewalk Labs Head of Engineering Craig Nevill-Manning (Google's chief engineer in NYC) and lacrosse star Paul Rabil. Enjoy a fireside chat with Craig and Paul, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. RSVP