This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (a.k.a. “The Guy with the Red Tie”), Founder & CEO of GarysGuide, Mentor at ER Accelerator and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.comAnother amazing week of conferences, expos, job fairs, startup weekends, dev days, tech meetups, launch parties (and after parties), award galas and more. Enjoy!
Web 2.0 Expo
Showcasing the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies. Speakers include Sumit Amar (Microsoft), Phin Barnes (First Round Capital), Bill Baxter (Google), Zach Brand (NPR), Elisa Page (BlogHer), Nolan Caudil (Yahoo/Flickr), Tony Conrad (About.me), Anil Dash (Activate), Evan Cooke (Twilio), Chad Dickerson (Etsy) and more.
Monday to Wednesday @ Sheraton, New York, NY
Alexis Ohanian (Make the World Suck Less), Amy E. Herman (How Picasso Helps to Solve a Murder Case), Caroline Drucker (How To Get More Women in Tech In Under A Minute), Corvida Raven (How To Unstale Your Cheerios), David Phillips (Los Angeles Survival Kit), Emma Persky (Karaoke Faces), Lucianne Walkowicz (Explosions in the Sky), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Outdated: 5 Reasons Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life), Tereza Nemessanyi (I Digitized My mum), Suraj Patel (The Social Media Echo Chamber) and more.
Monday, 6:30 p.m. @ Sheraton NY Metropolitan Ballroom, 811 7th Avenue 2nd Floor
Girls In Tech: Hiring Smart & Landing Your Next Tech Gig
An Examination of the Tech Hiring Landscape. Moderator: Kym McNicholas (Forbes). Panelists: James Takazawa (VP of People Operations, Tagged), Sarah Wagener (Executive Staffing Manager, Facebook), Morgan Missen (Head of Talent, Foursquare) and Rick Marini (Founder & CEO, BranchOut).
Tuesday @ Tagged Offices, 840 Battery Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Beta :: Launch Event
Seattle Beta is the newest chapter of Silicon Valley’s largest and longest-running startup mixer, SF Beta. A stimulating evening of conversation, talks, and startup demos, focused around greater Seattle’s early-stage startup and technology community.
Tuesday @ Spitfire, Seattle, WA
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch Event
The City of Los Angeles is launching its new cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in LA. Speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LADWP GM Ron Nichols, CRA/LA CEO Christine Essel and LACI Executive Director Fred Walti.
Tuesday @ Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, 411 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA
X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference
X.commerce – see it first at the Innovate Developer Conference. A seamless commerce experience.any time, anywhere, any way.
Wednesday @ Moscone centre, San Francisco, CA
Monetising Mobile Summit
Discussing the business of mobile content.
Wednesday @ Sway, London, UK
Ban.jo presents: TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Leaders
The following startups will provide demos and technical discussions on their sites: Sathish Raju (CoFounder, Gainify), Michael Abehsera (Founder, Thirsty.com), Matthew Gregory (Wunderground.com) and Timothee Boucher (Founder, FlickMunk.com).
Wednesday @ ban.jo hq, 811 Hamilton St, Redwood City, CA
Stack Overflow DevDays San Francisco
Topics include: Easily creating powerful iOS apps from Rory Blyth, Salman Khan on online education and changing the world, Rob Conery on speeding up your sites with JS Backbone and Compilers and interpreters and JITs, oh my from Paul Biggar.
Wednesday @ SF Design centre Concourse Exhibition centre, San Francisco, CA
Startup Denver Job Fair
Startups attending include FullContact, Pivotal Labs, Effective, MShopper, PrintFection, SnapEngage, SocialEngine, GoSpotCheck, SendGrid, Pivotal Tracker, SolidFire, AlchemyApi, RightNow, SimpleEnergy, Occipital and more.
Thursday @ Uncurbed, Denver, CO
TaskRabbit Celebrating NYC Women In Tech
On Thursday, October 13th, TaskRabbit celebrates women in the NYC tech community and urges us all to Do More. Live More. Be More! TaskRabbit asks, “What would you promise yourself if you had more time to do the things you love?”
Thursday @ Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, New York, NY
Startup Weekend Boston
At long last, Startup Weekend is returning to the mean streets of Boston!
Friday @ Boston University, Boston, MA
Startup Weekend Portland
Startup Weekend Portland is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.
Friday @ Urban Airship, 334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Speakers & panelists include futurists (Ray Kurzweil), brain neuroscientists (Christof Koch), AI researchers (Eliezer Yudkowsky), startup founders (Jaan Tallinn, Skype), investors (Peter Thiel Facebook), MIT polymaths (Alexander Wissner-Gross), cosmologists (Max Tegmark), DARPA challenge winners (Riley Crane) and Jeopardy! champions (Ken Jennings).
Saturday @ 92nd St Y, New York, NY
Web 2.0 Summit on Oct 17 @ Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
New Tech Denver on Oct 20 @ Mapquest, Denver, CO
Austin Tech Happy Hour on Oct 20 @ Molotov, Austin, TX
Tech Cocktail’s Seattle Mixer sponsored by X.Commerce on Oct 20 @ Belltown Pub, Seattle, WA
Startup Weekend Washington DC EDU on Oct 21 @ Washington DCT
ech Cocktail’s Boulder Mixer sponsored by X.Commerce on Oct 24 @ Absinthe House, Boulder, CO
Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on Oct 25 @ Mission Bay Conference centre, San Francisco, CA
Boston Beta :: Launch Event on Oct 25 @ Microsoft NERD, Cambridge, M
Spotlight: LA Tech Fall on Oct 27 @ UCLA Anderson School of Mgmt, Los Angeles, CA
BlogWorld & New Media Expo LA on Nov 3 @ LA Convention centre, Los Angeles, CA
Digital Capital (DC) Week on Nov 4 @ Washington DC
Startup Grind hosts Rich Raddon and Zach James (founders @ MOVIECLIPS) on Nov 8 @ AOL, Beverly Hills, CA Until Next Week.
Hasta La Vista, Baby!