Civic Tech Events This November in NYC

| MSNY Staff


It’s November and time to give thanks for the advancements our city is making in the Civic Tech space. Show your appreciation and join us this month at these top events around the city:

November 1-3 

Code for America Summit

The Code for America Summit is a roll-up-your-sleeves conference that brings together government innovators, civic-minded technologists, and entrepreneurs. It’ll be you and 1,200 of the most talented civic tech leaders taking over downtown Oakland, CA. Come with your passion for building a 21st-century government. Leave with the skills you need to do it.

We’ve put together a lineup of more than 200 speakers from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They’re excited to share what’s working, what’s not, and what they’re learning along the way.

BSR Conference 2016

The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. This November, a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives from the public and private sector and civil society will gather in New York to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions. This year’s conference theme — BE BOLD — is a rallying cry for businesses addressing the toughest issues of our time.

November 1-6

Harlem Tech Week

Harlem Tech Week is NYC’s largest diverse tech community conference. The conference & expo supports under-resourced small businesses and entrepreneurs to excel and succeed in tech.

November 1-4 

Fast Company Innovation Festival

This fall, The Fast Company Innovation Festival will bring these extraordinary personalities together for surprising talks, hands-on workshops, unexpected performances and behind-the-scenes tours designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

November 2 

November 2016 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup (ft. The Blockchain Revolution)

The future is blockchain. You’re invited to join Work-Bench, RRE Ventures, and the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup for an exclusive blockchain event.

November NY FinTech Fireside Chat w/ Betterment Co-Founder Eli Broverman

Join the live stream for this fireside chat at 7pm EST on Wednesday, November 2.

November 2-4 

OpenLink Global Summit 2016

Please join us for the OpenLink Global Summit 2016, to be held on November 2-4, at the prestigious New York Marriott Marquis. The OpenLink Global Summit is a knowledge-oriented, interactive three-day event. The event will include, presentations with examples of real-world applications, hands-on demonstrations, product previews, and valuable networking sessions with our senior management and development staff, as well as your peers.

November 3-4 


DataEngConf is the first engineering conference that bridges the gap between data engineers and data scientists. Conference talks focus on examples of real-world architectures, data pipelines and plumbing systems, and applied, practical examples of data science.

November 7 

NYC TechBreakfast: BLASTeo, CFT Power Systems, Collaborizm, Roomi 

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

Womensphere Global Awards @ Womensphere Summit & Festival 2016

The Womensphere Foundation recognizes extraordinary women and men whose leadership create a better future, and whose life’s work have created transformational impact in their industry, field or discipline, and the world. This year, we are honoring over a dozen extraordinary leaders and changemakers. Among this year’s Womensphere Global Leadership Award honorees is Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley.

November 9 

ARcade 7: VR, AR, and Politics 

At the Meetup we will have content curated from the likes of RYOT and Huffington Post to show how VR is being used as a form of journalism to spread awareness about environmental issues, an experience that shows how it feels to be in solitary confinement courtesy, while also have recordings of the Republican and Democratic Presidential Debates.

1st Annual NYU Stern FinTech Conference 
Our first annual FinTech conference will address how the expansion of technological services will challenge our preexisting ideas about how financial institutions should operate. The day will include: Faculty presentations on the potential of FinTech and the influence of Blockchain; Keynote speakers’ (Adrienne Harris, NYU Stern MBA ’14, and Dan Schulman, NYU Stern MBA ’86) insights into the future of the FinTech industry; Panels led by Stern professors, stacked with business leaders coming from major tech companies, such as CircleUp and EquityNet; and an evening networking reception with representatives from FinTech businesses.

November 10

Women In Tech Panel

Calling all Women in Tech! Come out for a fun night of networking and candid discussion about interviewing for jobs, first jobs in tech, and life as a female developer. Our panel will include Laurence Bradford (Founder, Learn to Code With Me), Karen Teng (Director of Engineering, ClassPass), and Anita Wang (UI Engineer, Meetup), who can share perspectives on the NYC tech scene.

November 10-12 

Exploring Future Reality 2016

Is the age of virtual and augmented reality, long anticipated, finally upon us? Exploring Future Reality is a full day event with virtual and augmented reality faculty researchers and industry experts delivering lightning talks, presentations, and interactive demos. The discussion will focus on the impact of VR/AR on the media and technology industry, including best practices for storytelling, prototyping, and distribution.


Cyber Security Awareness Week 2016

Cyber Security Awareness Week is the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation, featuring six competitions, keynote presentations, workshops, and an industry fair.

November 12 

The Silicon Alley Technology Summit

Join us at the inaugural S.A.T SUMMIT 2016 to mingle with 2500+ startup founders, 1000+ gurus of the tech industry, 1500+ top angels and VCs, 1000+ experts, and so much more. Become one of the 125 pre-selected startups to pitch on stage in front of the premier Silicon alley angels & VCs.

November 15

Women in FinTech: Humanizing Data

Join LMHQ + Future\Perfect Ventures for a Women in Fintech event on November 15th. We’ll explore the importance of humanizing data in the fintech sector. Join for the panel discussion featuring influential and innovative women in the industry, including Shaunda Brown, Director of Business Development SoFi, Hilary Mason, Data Scientist and Founder of Fast Forward Labs, and Jane Barratt, Founder GoldBean.

November 16 

Women Who Code NYC: Algorithms @ Betterment

This monthly meetup covers algorithms. We’ll split attendees into two main groups: whiteboarding skills and beginner skills.

6:30 Arrive/Network/Food
7:00 Welcome from Women Who Code and Organizers
7:05 Welcome from Betterment Engineering
7:15 Meetup starts
9:00 Event ends after solution presentation from volunteers

November 16-17 

Data Transparency Lab Conference 2016

The third annual gathering of the Data Transparency Lab, a community of technologists, researchers, policymakers and industry representatives working to advance online personal data transparency through scientific research and design.

November 17

AlleyBoost Startup Expo

The AlleyBoost Startup Expo: An opportunity for over 75 exciting exhibitors to get in front of thousands of awesome attendees including startup enthusiasts, elite talent, the press and leading investors. The Expo is being hosted at The Yard: Flatiron North which is located in the heart of Manhattan.

Global Startup Hackathon – Columbia

Whether you are a bootstrapped founder, engineer, doctor, PhD scientist, business hacker, or student, you are invited to join this must attend Hackathon. The top participants “based on innovation merit” will be invited to showcase their proof of concept or demo.

November 18

Out in Tech Talks

Out in Tech Talks will unite 450+ leading and aspiring LGBTQ and allied voices in the tech community to advance the dialogue around diversity in tech and address the power of technology to create social change.

November 19

DAT2016 Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency

The Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT’16) is being organized as a forum for academics, industry practicioners, regulators, and policy makers to come together and discuss issues related to increasing role that “big data” algorithms play in our society. Our goal is to provide a venue for fruitful discussions and high-quality academic research papers focused on increasing understanding and transparency of large-scale data collection and the systems and algorithms that it powers.

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