Tech Events | December 2017

| MSNY Staff

New York City lights up in the winter — literally. With tree lightings abound in the city and one bright Times Square Ball getting ready to bid adieu to 2017, we’re here to usher you toward the brightest events our civic tech sector has to offer.

Join us at these top events in NYC this December:

December 1

CUNY Startup Accelerator Pitch

Turn your idea into a startup. Pitch your idea and receive a decision of acceptance into the CUNY Startup Accelerator within 24 hours.

December 4

Galvanize New York: Data Science Info Session

Join us for a discussion about how to start a career in data science. You’ll leave this event with a clear perspective and structured options for beginning your career in this quickly-growing field. You will also have a list of the best resources available to use to plan your studies with Galvanize!

December 5

Female Founder Roundtable: How to Get Ahead in Entrepreneurship

We know that New York is full of entrepreneurial women and this event aims to bring women together and give you access to top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their ‘why’, their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship. Join us for a roundtable in this closed setting where we discuss being a female entrepreneur.

December 6

December 2017 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty

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 where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors.

December 7

Fullstack Academy & Grace Hopper Program Hiring Day

At this event, you will have a chance to brand your company and speak to over 55+ engineers graduating from Fullstack Academy and the all-women Grace Hopper Program.

December 9

TECHNOLOchicas @ Microsoft Flagship Store

Are you ready to celebrate Computer Science Education Week? If so, please join us for this bilingual event, where students will learn the basics of coding through a variety of fun activities! We will have workshops for parents too.

TECHNOLOchicas aims to inspire young Latinas and their families to pursue careers in technology, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet them and learn from them!

¡Tendremos actividades en Español tambien!

December 10

Girl Meets (Civic Tech) World

Girl Meets Civic Tech World (GMCTW) is a new professional networking event hosted by Civic Women. GMCTW is for college students, entry-level professionals, and individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in civic tech. Our goal is to provide attendees with invaluable advice and resources, which will help them make confident and informed career decisions.

December 11

FREE Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Class

Get your Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Access for FREE. Orientation is on Monday, December 11, 2017.

December 12

Data Driven NYC #60

Speakers this month include:

  • Rana El Kaliouby, CEO at Affectiva (AI for emotion recognition and analysis)
  • Gabe Otte, Founder & CEO at Freenome (machine learning and genomics for cancer detection and prevention)
  • George Davis, Founder & CEO at (conversation orchestration platform for messaging)

December 13

Hardwired NYC #43

Speakers this month include:

  • Irving Fain, Founder and CEO at Bowery Farming (indoor vertical farming)
  • Gavin Kenneally & Avik De, Co-Founder/CPO & Co-Founder/CTO at Ghost Robotics (revolutionary legged robotics and autonomous UGVs)
  • Christian Smith, President and Founder at TrackR (connected tracking device)
  • George Matthew, CEO and Chairman at Kespry (automated drone system)

December 15

Civics Day

Join us at Generation Citizen’s end-of-semester event, Civics Day, and see young civic leadership in action.

Like a science fair for civics, middle and high school students from across the region gather to present their action projects on issues affecting their community to local officials and community leaders like you. It is an incredibly inspiring and powerful occasion to witness the impact of Generation Citizen’s program and youth-led change taking place in your own community.

2017 Bit Awards

The Bit Awards celebrates the year in games and the people behind them. Custom trophies are handed out to games on the rise and one Game Changer Honoree known worldwide for his or her commitment to games as an art and industry. It’s a playable awards production like no other featuring segments that transform the theater into an interactive game for all attendees and includes live performances and surprises.

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