Tech Events | February 2018

 |   MSNY Staff

February may be the shortest month of the year, but New York pays no mind to that. We’ve got a month ahead of us jam-packed with events in the city that inspire, innovate, and intrigue. Join us at our top picks for events this month:

February 3

Making Change in NYC Government Workshop

Want to Lead in Your Community?

Making Change in NYC Government is a one-day, nonpartisan educational and networking workshop produced by the NYC Veterans Alliance. Sessions are tailored for an audience of veterans, family members, and civilian allies who want to advance their involvement in and understanding of NYC government. We’ll cover community boards, political party leadership, local elections, policy & legislative advocacy, and more–all in good company where you’ll be able to connect with experienced leaders and others eager to make a difference in their communities.

February 6

[Chat] Bots & AI

Terms like artificial intelligence, chatbots, and cognitive services are hot topics in today’s tech world. This discussion will get under the covers of AI and provide examples of practical applications of using bots to make your colleagues’ and customers’ days easier and more productive. From automating tasks to being a central source of knowledge, it’s not that difficult to cash in on this new tech to improve the process, knowledge management, engagement, and productivity.

Winter Play Expo

100 games. 800 players. 1 night. And pizza. Join us for our next big Expo on February 6th at Microsoft!

Over 200 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 800 people. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it’s a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all in one place. Each game gets its own booth as players meet the developers and try out their games. Throw pizza into the mix and you get Playcrafting’s biggest event!

New York Tech Meetup + 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.

This month, NY Tech Meetup and La French Tech New York present David Bessis, CEO & Founder at Tinyclues speaking about what it means to build an AI first product. This conversation will be followed by demos from technologists building AI forward products.

February 8

URBAN-X Demo Day Cohort 03

Please join us at 6PM on Thursday, February 8 at URBAN-X as we celebrate the culmination of our third program with Demo Day.

This is the time of the year when we invite leaders from the public and private sectors including corporations, government officials, entrepreneurs and investors to come together for an exclusive view into the teams making city life better.

We are also thrilled to announce that Robin Chase, author, internet advocate and pioneer of the sharing economy will be our keynote speaker. Robin is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning advocate for the environment and expanded internet access, author of Peers Inc.

February 12

How Do Cities Spur Tech? With Sidewalk Labs and Civic Hall

Technology offers cities new potential for understanding the needs of residents, re-engaging citizens in governance, and creating more two-way mechanisms for accountability. More governments are realizing the necessity of integrating digital tools into their arsenals, just as more start-ups are seeking to influence urban policy and governance through technology. However, there have been many policy hurdles to the creation and adoption of civic tech.

We invite you to a conversation of thought leaders across policy, academia, and entrepreneurship to address some of the questions that arise when we talk about cities, including how they can foster entrepreneurship and leverage cutting edge digital technology — both efficiently and responsively.

February 15

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.

February 20

Winning Women: Let’s Talk Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technologies

NYWSE presents Winning Women winter edition featuring stories by women in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 7pm to 9:00pm at Rise NYC

In this panel, key players in the New York cryptocurrency and blockchain community will discuss the currencies, the technology, and what to expect in 2018.

February 26

Fireside Chat: Micah Sifry, Civic Hall

Micah Sifry co-founded Civic Hall and the Personal Democracy Forum setting the trend for cities all over the world to follow. Civic technology thrives at Civic Hall here in New York City with collaboration between non-profits and startups all driven towards social impact.

Bring your questions to our chat with Micah and hear more about his work here: https://civichall.org/contributor/micah-l-sifry/