TEALS at NY Tech Meetup
This week Nathaniel Granor, who runs the TEALS program in NYC, spoke at the NY Tech Meetup. If you are a software engineer and if you might be up for helping to teach CS in High Schools, please take two minutes to watch this.
If you want to learn more about participating in TEALS in NYC, you can do that here. But please take action quickly as the deadline to apply is this week.
You in a hurry today? Bam. Hit n Run blog post. ;-)#shortnsweet
i have another one tee’d up for later today
Ooooh. A bun in the oven! The anticipation…
NYTech Meetup does such a great job coalescing the New York tech community. They are the pulse of the community.
High touch is what urban is all about.
That certainly lubricates the community building and makes things easier.
Actually it is the core of the community.
Is there something similar in Toronto?
There was something called DemoCamp (where we had Fred come and speak at it in 2010), but it has fizzled out.It takes time and dedication. I think NYTech Meetup has a couple of people full-time on it, plus a bunch of sponsors, and they do a great job vetting what goes through it, to maintain the quality levels.
I bet there is a connection between success of meetups in tech, the density of the area.Bet it works better in SF than it does in LA.I can have 5 meetings in a day in NYC. In LA in different locations simply not possible.
I think the Valley is “connected” organically- it’s in the genesis of its operating system and people. It’s an organic thing. Other emerging ecosystems have to work a bit harder to get their community to gel.
I spent a long time in the valley and it like all others follows the money.If that is organic, I understand what you mean, if not- I guess not.
William, you’re just the man to fire this up in Toronto. Create the environment you want it to be. Rally the startups there to volunteer. Start with one or two sponsors. Onward!
I’m doing what I can, and continue to do so for the Toronto tech startup community. For events, the logistics part is a killer.
Hmm. Sounds like an opportunity that a startup should solve 😉
It takes time and dedication.Also critical mass. Very well may be not enough interested people to keep something viable regardless of the effort (not enough low hanging fruit to create enthusiasm and paper over any issues in other words).
in the UK there is this. it’s a nationwide project;https://www.codeclub.org.uk/
Saw this one the other day, http://theironyard.com/ not the only one. They have been targeting towns across the south. Supply will eventually catch up to demand.
yup. markets usually work if given enough time
Very slickly done.I took a look at that link while in line getting coffee this am.I was going to say how nice the site was and I was actually feeling positive the about the execution.When I got in the office I decided to take another look.My issue is that I can’t see anything on the site at all (seems like you have to sign up?) that indicates what the cost of this is. If it’s there, it’s buried and not obvious.So, what does this cost? And why are they collecting leads in order to apparently hard sell the participants on the actual costs?  Usually this is a red flag when price isn’t mentioned. They promise “full tuition back if you don’t get a job offer” which of course is different than a job. I’m sure the fine print spells out all the details. I just think if you are dealing with newbies by being opaque you are taking advantage of them in a way.
If I were RadioShack, I would set up free hacker table in every store and become a lead sponsor. I wrote them about this in the past.