The grandparent of the New York technology gathering community, this meetup has grown from a handful of technologists meeting in a small conference room to a giant auditorium hosting demos of new technology, hack presentations and guest speakers. Several hundred attend each month, so it has a less intimate feel than most tech gatherings, but that’s made up for by the chance to mix and mingle after the main event. Be sure to mark the ticket release times on your calendar since NYTM is almost always sold out. Some attendees have luck getting extra tickets at the door.
Be Social Change
As Brooklyn’s tech community has grown, so has Brooklyn’s tech meetup. The Brooklyn Tech Meetup is notably friendly and welcoming, with a warm environment geared towards helping attendees connect with new people.
A monthly gathering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken with a presenter list that grows more impressive each month.
An impressive gathering of the FinTech community for panel discussions, demo days and happy hours. While many attendees are still working in “big finance” and just testing the waters in the startup community, this meetup has a markedly lower number of “wantrepreneurs” in attendance.
Yes, it is in the morning. Near Times Square. Don’t let that stop you from going! Each breakfast has an impressive gathering of people and presenters.
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
A good environment for meeting others in the enterprise tech community and helping startups learn how to better work with enterprise businesses.
Prominent event series focused on big data and data technology led by VC fund FirstMark
Disruptive Technologists in NYC
Another growing Manhattan gathering.
Instead of demos and pitches in the evening, how about dancing, juice and cold brew in the morning? Daybreaker is a refreshing break from the norm and totally unique way to start a day.
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