Pace Creative Lab Presents Made in NY: The intersection of tech, social media, and entrepreneurship, an all-day seminar on social networking, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 29 in the Multipurpose Room on Pace’s NYC Campus.
The event, brought to you by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is free for Pace students, faculty, and staff, and other university students with a valid ID, and $25 for other attendees who pre-register.
Learn about how the industries of technology, media, and entrepreneurship have merged together to create a diverse and vibrant multidisciplinary community of creatives from professionals living, working, and creating in New York City.
Schedule (times and speakers are subject to change):
8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – Introductions
10:00 a.m. – How to get a job in NYC
This panel will discuss best practices for job hunting for the recent college graduate, intern, or professional who wants to get themselves involved in technology or social media in New York City.
Morgan Brady, NearSay
Harrison Kratz, 2Tor
Sarah Cicuto, House Party
Nicole Hering, 360i
Moderated by Briana Campbell, Head of Social Media at Zemoga, and Co-Founder of Work It Brooklyn
10:45 a.m.- The changing face of news: social media, startups, and the real-time web
Learn how reporting breaking news has changed through the use of social media and how covering startups and enterpreneurships has become an industry all on its own.
Anthony DeRosa, Social News Editor, Reuters
Laurie Segall, Staff Reporter, CNNMoney
Moderated by Katy Kelley, VP of Global Marketing for Cohn & Wolfe
11:30 a.m. – Building online community offline
Learn how some successful offline communities in NYC combine online and offline roots, and some best practices for fostering budding relationships in person.
Meghan Peters, Co-Founder, #CMMeetup, Community Manager, Mashable
Katy Zack, Co-Founder, #CMMeetup, PR and Marketing Manager at AKQA
Natalie Rodic Marsan, Co-Founder, #CMMeetup, Community Manager for Razorfish
Moderated by Constance Knapp, PhD, Interim Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace
12:15 p.m. – Lunch break
1:00 p.m.- Real-time deliciousness: Social media and New York’s Food Industry
Look at how social media is changing the way people make, share, and eat food, and how New York’s food publishing industry has started to build advocates online.
Sarah De Heer, Online Editor, FoodNetwork.com
Amy Cao, Head of Community for Foodspotting, star of Stupidly Simple Snacks, Food editor for Tumblr
Moderated by Kristin Appenbrink, Assistant Editor and Community Manager, Real Simple
1:45 p.m.- What is it like to be a developer in NYC?
Learn about developer culture in startups in NYC, and the skills necessary for success besides wicked coding skills.
Frank Denbow, Developer, Picsicle
Brian Papa, iOS Developer, Felt Tip Inc
Michael Zaic, Lead Developer, CafeMom
Moderated by Jonathan Hill, DPS, Assistant Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
2:30 p.m.- The state of now in Social Media
Taking a look at the state of now in social media and the impact of recent annoucements by Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and more.
Erica O’Grady, CMO, OnBoard Tours
3:15 p.m.- The State of now in Entrepreneurship/Investing
Learn what’s getting investors/VCs excited and how New York has become a focus of the tech investor community.
Charlie O’Donnell, Principal, First Round Capital
4:00 p.m.- Networking and cocktail hour
In addition to this event, Pace alumnus and Seidenberg Tech Mentor-in-Residence Matthew Knell ’00, the social media director at AOL, will give a talk on New York’s red hot “Silicon Alley” technology and social media scene at 8:00 a.m. on October 20 in the Multipurpose Room.