The April NY Tech Meetup (despite being held in March) had one of the more eclectic mixes of demonstrations in recent history. So eclectic that there were some doubts… which were promptly laid to rest.
Jessica Lawrence launched the crowd into orbit by premiering the first video from the collaboration of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) and NASDAQ. Starring Mayor Mike Bloomberg and some of NYC’s technology elite, it promotes New York as a great place to live and word and start a technology company.
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The demos began and a group of animated presenters made the event consistently energized.
The Birdy took the stage first with an innovative method of making better financial decisions with your money. By using a simple email or SMS reply to enter your spending, the web application tracks and categorizes your expenses.
“Closing the loop between wanting to go somewhere and actually going.”
SpotlessCity is a tool arrange for dry-cleaning pick-up online… yes, just like Seamless, but for your laundry.
Taking personalized music further was Songza, providing curated playlists (from music experts, journalists, etc.) and arranged by “what you’re doing now”.
— Michael Kaufman (@TheMrKaufman) March 29, 2012
Brandon Diamond once again presented the “Hack Of The Month”. This time around with Ricky Robinett (@rickyrobinett), creator of FakeGirlfriend and likely the funniest and most honest presenter I have seen at NYTM in recent history.
DigitalOcean played to the developers in the crowd (they are so often overlooked in favor of the end-user). Offering economical and simple cloud-based hosting.
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