hackNY’s 10-week Summer Fellows Program includes a pedagogical lecture series designed to introduce Fellows to New York’s vibrant tech community.
Summer Series lectures featured a wide variety of speakers who introduced Fellows to the ins and outs of working for and founding a company. This year’s speakers included a mix of technologists, founders, journalists investors and designers.
June 1 – The first hackNY Summer Series lecture kicked off with Ann Miura-Ko, who has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes.
June 7 – hackNY Fellows attended the June 2011 New York Tech Meetup, the largest public event during Internet Week.
June 8 – For the second installment of hackNY’s Summer Series, Elena Silenok, founder of Clothia.com discussed her transition from computer science researcher to Wall Street to startup founder.
June 14 – Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software and Stack Overflow shared his academic experience and path to success during the third Summer Series lecture.
June 7 – hackNY Fellows attended the July 2011 New York Tech Meetup, whose theme was “The Now Neighborhood”
June 16 – Dan Guido, security consultant at iSEC Partners, spoke with hackNY Fellows about mobile application security.
June 20 – Josh Knowles, managing director of Pivotal Labs, NYC, discussed agile methodologies, pair programming and the shop’s philosophies.
June 21 – Howard Morgan spoke with hackNY Fellows about his varied experiences, from professor to investor and many accomplishments between.
June 27 – New York Times tech reporter Jenna Wortham gave tips on how to work with reporters to make sure your story gets told.
June 30 – User experience designer Whitney Hess shared her experiences and tips for building products with good UX.
July 7 - Christopher “moot” Poole talked with Fellows about starting 4chan and his latest startup, Canv.as
July 11 – Chris Dixon, Hunch.com founder and angel investor, spoke with Fellows about a variety of topics including his experience starting a company and seeking funding.
July 18 – Steven L. Baglio of Gunderson Dettmer, who represents many startups, including Christopher “moot” Poole’s Canvas, told Fellows about startups’ basic legal needs and things to look out for.
July 20 – Startup coach Jerry Colonna told Fellows about NYC’s startup ecosystem: then and now.
July 21 – Hilary Mason, hackNY cofounder and bit.ly’s chief scientist, discussed the impact and applications of “big data” in NYC startups.
July 25 -Union Square Ventures’ partners chatted with Fellows about the present and future states of NYC’s startup ecosystem.
July 27 – SecondMarket’s Barry Silbert spoke with Fellows about the history of his company and how US markets are changing.