Events: November 1st Through the 6th

I’ve started to up the number of start-up/tech events I am attending around the city. I’ve really been enjoying these, seeing new ideas and getting a better feel for where the scene is and where it is heading. As it’s a new month, I figured I would start a running total of what events I am attending. This will mainly be an exercise, first, to allow me to keep track of where am I going, and second, to force myself to write more. Hopefully this will also help give insight into the type of events that are available around the city, and to expect from them. Of course, please let me know if you hear of any good events that I should be checking out. So without further ado….

Wednesday, November 2nd: The New York Tech Meetup

I really enjoyed this month’s NYTM. This month was focused on university technology, and given my job the fact that I liked it shouldn’t surprise you. I got a lot of laughs out of the hackathon project, LoCreep, which allows groups of girls to track “creepers” aka sleazy dudes. I also really enjoyed the Imaginary Marching Band, think air guitar meets a marching band. I probably like this one so much because it was all open source and build on Arduino, which is a project I’ve wanted to dig into for like 5 years now. Codecademy presented, and I am now using the service to teach myself javascript. And there was also a cool platform, Grafighters, which will allow you fight you drawings Mortal Kombat style.

Friday, November 4th: Dumbo Tech Breakfast Meetup

My first Dumbo Tech Breakfast, and it was great. I don’t yet consider myself a programmer, but I really enjoy talking with the group, hearing new ideas and problems, and after warming up a bit, being able to provide my input and thoughts. Had a lot of fun and will definitely be back.

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