Welcome to the future...2010. If you peek out your window, you'll see everything is different. There are flying cars and you'll notice that you have a crystal embedded in your hand that will change color when you're 30. Crime has been eliminated and disease is a thing of the past.
Ok, maybe not... but you'll have a better shot at building Utopia if you attend these tech events:
Monday, January 4th
6:30PM Androids Dream of Monadic Sheep - New York Scala Enthusiasts (WAITLIST ONLY)
Even though this event is sold out, I had to include it based on the name alone--and to support the local Android developer community, given that I've got an HTC Hero in my pocket.
What's cool about this Meetup is that they'll actually be building an Android photo app during the meetup, so if you're a dev into Scala, sign up for the waitlist and maybe you'll get lucky, or just get in next time.
RSVP for waitlist: http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Scala-Enthusiasts/calendar/12057029/
Tuesday, January 5th
Special All Day Event: The First Round Capital Startup Trek
Are you and your co-founder renting temporary desks at Sunshine Suites, TechSpace or one of the city's new incubators? Then the East Coast partners of seed stage venture fund First Round Capital may be coming to see you! They'll be on an all day trek to 8 of the city's top startup locations visiting companies, answering questions, and talking shop.
See when they'll be in your neighborhood: http://www.frcstartuptreknyc.com/
6:30PM: MediaBistro AgencySpy Party
Because there's nothing agency professionals love better than drinks and feather boas--for agency folks only. Undoubtedly the most gender balanced event on our list this week.
The Bubble Lounge
228 West Broadway
(between Franklin and Moore)
7PM: EVENT OF THE WEEK: NY Tech Meetup
The mainstay event of the NY innovation community, the NY Tech Meetup brings together over 500 professionals to watch pitches and connect with up and coming startups. This month features SpeakerText, Udorse, and drop.io's new Presslift product among others.
FIT - Haft Auditorium
27th St & 7th Ave
Thursday, January 7th
6:30PM: Ultralight Startups presents: PR Branding, and Buzz
Why is brand important to tech startups? How can buzz be generated? What is the purpose of PR for a startup? Do all startups need to do PR? When in a startups lifecycle should it become a priority? All these questions and more answered by experienced PR professionals.
101 Park Avenue