New York is a social town. Truth be told, you could go to a tech-related event every night of the week, if you really wanted to – without even trying. In fact, we did an experiment. We wondered if we literally could attend a tech-related event every night of the workweek, every week for a month, and not have to pay (besides the usually nominal price of admission, when applicable) for drinks and/or food.
Full disclosure: you’d better be damned fond of pizza which – along with beer and wine that no one would dare serve friends – seems to be the tech staple.
Because in the thriving NYC tech scene, you could literally go to an event every night of the week, how does one decide which ones are worth it, what do they potentially offer, what will you most likely get out of it, and are you better off just picking up a slice on your way home and calling it a day? Or heading back to the office.
At AlleyWatch we’ve had the pleasure of reporting on the event scene, we’ve gotten pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff. So, we’ve assembled a list of events that may well be worth your time, separated by category/potential interests, and might we also add that, no matter where you go, it’s pretty safe to drink the water. It’s usually either bottled or drawn from New York’s Finest. Costs are listed, where they’re known, or won’t otherwise cause sticker shock.