Civic Tech Events This August

| Matt Stempeck

Civic Tech Events This August

The summer is heating up and August is upon us. That means it’s time for a new slate of civic tech events here in New York City. So get out of the heat and go to one of the many events happening around the city. Here’re just a few of our favorite’s coming up this month. You might notice that the second two weeks are pretty slow. Enjoy that body of water you’re visiting!

August 4: Observations from Shanghai with Clay Shirky at Civic Hall: Join renowned tech author and friend of Civic Hall, Clay Shirky, as he discusses civic media in China, and what it might mean for other countries to provide a model of high communicative freedom and low political freedom.

August 4: School is Out, Party is in: NYEdTech Summer Mixer at LMHQ: Join us for NYEdTech’s Summer Mixer to mingle and share what you’ve been up to over drinks and light refreshments.

August 4: NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty at NYU Skirball: Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York. We’ll have live demos followed by a networking after party.

August 5: Give us the Ballot at Civic Hall: Join New America NYC on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act for a timely conversation with some of the country’s leading civil rights experts on the modern struggle for voting rights and what it means for our understanding of freedom and democracy in America.

August 5: BetaNYC Civic Hacknight at Civic Hall: Come enjoy this weekly event bringing together the most innovative people in civic tech for a night of collaboration and networking.

August 5: Mobile Growth Hackers Meetup at LMHQ: Join fellow mobile app developers, marketers, and entrepreneurs for an in-depth look at best practices to help drive growth for your mobile app.

August 6: PlayCrafting NYC Special Israeli Developer Showcase: Join Playcrafting and the Israel Economic Mission in welcoming game companies visiting from Israel in a special event showing off some interesting projects from abroad! The evening will feature live talks and demos from each developer as well as refreshments and time for networking.

August 6: The Future of the Internet – Is It In the Hands of the United Nations?: Join leaders of ICANN, the Internet corporation for assigned names and numbers, for a United Nations WSIS+10 review and implications for businesses, government and civil society.

August 10: Downtown Tech Community Summer Social with Dev Bootcamp at LMHQ: Join us to celebrate a new generation of web developers who are changing the face of technology in New York City. Hear enlightening talks from Dev Bootcamp graduates about how they changed their lives and energized their careers by learning to code, learn about and network with organizations and companies who are building new opportunities in the tech space like Girl Develop It, Code Montage, Two Weeks Notice and Write/Speak/Code.

August 13: NY: Startup Institute TalentExpo – Summer 2015: Looking to build your team or meet the hottest, hiring startups in New York? Then come join Startup Institute for their New York TalentExpo featuring 60-second pitches from their amazing students.

August 18: Playcrafting NYC 8 Week Unity Course with Kurt Bieg: This info session will preview topics from Kurt Bieg’s 8 Week Unity Course, occuring every Monday and Wednesday from September 9th to November 2nd. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Kurt and find out more about the course! Bring any questions or concerns you may have about signing up.

August 20: Blue Ridge Labs Product Showcase: Join Blue Ridge Labs on August 20th to see what their 15 fellows have built and hear what they’ve learned in the process. Fellow technologies reimagine how New Yorkers might find additional work, pay for college, access social services, and much more. Plus, audience members get a say, voting for special awards.

August 27: PlayCrafting NYC August Demo & Play NightPlaycrafting NYC is the place to see the newest independent games being built in New York and network with the people who built them. Each month, they get together to watch awesome live game demos and play each game with the developers behind them. Join the community of game developers, designers, creatives, investors and more building across multiple platforms and genres. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and gourmet pizza as you meet the developers and network with game professionals from throughout our community.

August 27: Discovering Cybersecurity as the next trillion-dollar industry: This event will explore the exciting emergence of cyber security as a booming, and possibly contentious, segment of the broader tech industry. Enjoy the opportunity to network with others working in the space and learn more about how startups are rising to the challenge of designing secure systems in the 21st century.

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