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 Zocdoc
Zocdoc helps you find a doctor who accepts your insurance, check availability & book appointment.

 Lyft
Lyft is reconnecting people & communities through better transportation.
 
 
WEEK OF APR 24
Saturday, Apr 29

Apr 29
8:00am
 $20  
California Cognitive Science Conference 2017 
Li Ka Shing Center

Bringing together folks passionate about cognitive science.

Apr 29
8:30am
 $199 Popular Event 
Women Who Code - CONNECT 2017 
Twitter

With Mary Davidson (CSO, Oracle), Cynthia Maxwell (VP Engg, Slack), Mona-Lisa Pinkney (Sr Dir. Governance, Risk & Compliance @ Nike), Merline Saintil (Head of Ops, Product & Tech @ Intuit), Amy Gershkoff (Chief Data Officer, Ancestry), Veronica Lopez (Enggr, Ardan Labs), Kallol Das (VP Engg, Invoice2go).

Apr 29
9:00am
 $20 Gary Event 
AI With The Best 
Venue

With Sam Altman (President, Y Combinator & Co-Chairman, OpenAI), Yoshua Bengio (Founder, Element AI & Dir., MILA), Danko Nikolić (Lead Data Scientist, CSC), Aerin Kim (Founder, BYOR Lab), Moataz Rashadm (Founder, DeepVu), Ian Goodfellow (Research Scientist, Google Brain), Dennis Mortensen (Founder, X.AI), Kamelia Aryafar (Sr Data Scientist, Etsy), Jaya Kawale (Resercher, Netflix), Michael Bucko (CSO, Deckard.ai).

Apr 29
9:00am
 Free Gary Event 
NASA Space Apps Hackathon 
NextSpace Coworking Berkeley

Teams of technologists, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, developers, students collaborate & engage w/ publicly available data to present innovate solns for global challenges to NASA.

Apr 29
9:00am
 Free Sponsored Event 
Intro to Deep Learning w/ Keras, Tensorflow & Scikit-Learn 
Galvanize SF

With Lukas Biewald (Founder, CrowdFlower), Nick Gaylord (Sr Data Scientist, CrowdFlower).

Apr 29
10:00am
 Free Sponsored Event 
Intro To 360 Filmmaking 
Upload SF

Learn basics of 360 filmmaking & create a short 360 video.

Apr 29
10:30am
 $150 Popular Event 
The Black Tie Brunch 
Presidio Social Club

Fundraiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation (helping amputees stay active & engaged) & The United Way of Bay Area (helping fighting poverty).

Apr 29
12:00pm
 Free  
Intro to Product Management 
General Assembly SF

With Colleen Graneto (Portfolio Mgr, Airbnb).

Apr 29
1:00pm
 $20 Popular Event 
Girls in Tech Bootcamp - Intro To Ruby 
Hackbright Academy

With Xander Peterson (Software Enggr, Roostify).

Apr 29
1:00pm
   
FASTER x UC Berkeley Mentorship Program Launch 
UC Berkeley

With Irwin Gonzales (Founder @ JamOut and Rex Santos (Sr Research Assoc. @ Gilead).
 
Sunday, Apr 30

Apr 30
8:00am
 $1499  
AFP - 54th International Fundraising Conf 
Moscone Center West

With Shiza Shahid (Women's Rights Advocate & Founder, The Malala Fund & Now Ventures), Eva Aldrich (CEO, CFRE Int'l), Nowshad Ali (CEO, On Purpose Leadership), Nick Allen (President, Open America), Fredrick Anyanwu (Assoc. VP, CARE), Ali Badibanga (Dir. Mgmt & Analytics, U. of North Florida).
 
WEEK OF MAY 01
Monday, May 01

May 01
8:00am
 $1002 Gary Event 
GamesBeat Summit 2017 
Claremont Berkeley

With Tim Sweeney (CEO, Epic Games), Jamil Moledina (Games Strategic Lead, Google Play), Gary Whitta (Screenwriter, RogueOne: A Star Wars Story).

May 01
6:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
Accelerating Alternative Connectivity 
Orange Labs Silicon Valley

With Paul Hainsworth (CEO, Open Garden), Jameson Buffmire (Analyst, Orange Labs Silicon Valley), John Heltmann (Partner, Kelly Drye), David Witkowski (Exec Director, Wireless Joint Venture Silicon Valley).

May 01
6:30pm
 Free Gary Event 
Startup Idea To IPO - Whole Foods Market 
Cubberly Theater

With John Mackey (Founder/CEO, Whole Foods and Author, The Whole Foods Diet)

May 01
6:30pm
 Free Popular Event 
SF Data Mining - Visual Analytics w xSeer & Intro to ML w/ Scikit-learn 
Google Launchpad

With Francesco Mosconi (Physics & Data Scientist @ Catalit).

May 01
7:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
Silicon Valley NewTech 
Nokia

4 startups. 5 minute demos. The sexiest new technology!
 
Tuesday, May 02

May 02
7:00am
 $795 Popular Event 
Code42 - Evolution17 
Grand Hyatt SF

With Jad Abumrad (Radio Host & Producer, Radiolab), Brian Krebs (Investigative Reporter, KrebsOnSecurity), Chris Thompson (Mktg Mgr, Jamf), Joe Payne (CEO, Code42).

May 02
9:00am
 $450 Popular Event 
PLOTCON 
Oakland Scottish Rite Center

With Steve Lianoglou (Bioinformatics Scientist, Genentech), Nicolas Belmonte (Head of Data Visualization, Uber), Maxime Beauchemin (Creator, Apache Airflow and Airbnb's Superset), Jess Stauth (Quant Strategy, Quantopian), Holly Bik (Professor, UC Riverside), Alan Jacobson (Dir. Global Analytics, Ford).

May 02
12:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
DocuSign Momentum Hackathon 2017 
Hilton SF Union Square

Bring your ideas for ground-breaking eSignature implementations & compete to win grand prize of $2500.

May 02
5:00pm
 Free  
Entrepreneur Mixer & Happy Hour 
Sports Page

May 02
6:30pm
 Free  
Data Science Bootcamp - How To Prepare, What To Expect, What Happens After 
Metis

With Paul Burkard (Sr Data Scientist, Metis), Andrew Savage (Career Advisor), Amy Ramnath (Dir. Admissions, Metis), Josh Shaman (Admissions Mgr, Metis).

May 02
8:00pm
 Free  
Beer.js SF 
The Willows

May 02
8:30pm
 Free Popular Event 
Talk Data To Me 
General Assembly SF

With Serge LeBlanc (Lead Data Scientist Product Analytics, Under Armor Connected Fitness), Anmol Madan (Founder, Ginger.io).

May 02
9:30pm
 $45  
How To Build Trust - Secrets To Taming The Elephant In The Room 
General Assembly SF

With Michele Molitor (CEO, Nectar).
 
Wednesday, May 03

May 03
5:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
StartupSF - East Bay Edition 
Eve's Waterfront

Signature party for SF startups.

May 03
6:00pm
 $15 Popular Event 
Women in Tech Talks 
Lyft HQ

With Maira Benjamin (Dir. Engg, Pandora), Nisha Baxi (Developer & Platform Mktg, Facebook), Irina Tagintseva (S/w Enggr, Gap), Sanjeevani Bhardwaj (S/w Enggr, Salesforce), Anne Diaz, (Lead Experience Researcher, Airbnb), Sepideh Nasiri (Women In Diversity & Inclusion Advocate).

May 03
6:00pm
 Free Sponsored Event 
How To Become A Web Developer 
Galvanize SF

Galvanize Info Session & Happy Hour

May 03
6:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
Reproducible Data Visualizations 
Oakland Scottish Rite Center

With Ben Hamner (Former Founder/CEO, Kaggle).

May 03
6:00pm
 Free Sponsored Event 
Software Engineering Meetup - Fraud & Risk In Software 
Galvanize SF

With Shailin Dhar (AdTech Advisor & AdFraud Fighter) and Soups Ranjan (Director of Data Science, Coinbase).

May 03
6:00pm
 $10 Popular Event 
Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner 
Box

May 03
6:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
Android Things For IoT 
Google Building CL2

With Wayne Piekarski (Sr Developer Advocate, Google).

May 03
6:00pm
 Free Sponsored Event 
Project Demo Night 
Galvanize

Demos by Adopt-a-Drain SF, WeVote, SF Crime Data, Modeling Neighborhood Mobility.

May 03
6:30pm
 $20  
Design Your Mind For Innovation 
WeWork Valley Towers

With Kaustav Chaudhuri (Founder, Pitch Globally).

May 03
6:30pm
 Free  
Data Visualization - Think Beyond The Bar Graph 
UCSF Mission Hall

With David Conant (PhD Candidate, UCSF).

May 03
7:00pm
 Free  
Bots & Beer 
Toyota Research Institute

May 03
7:00pm
 Free  
IGDA - House Warming Demo Night 
Dolby Laboratories

May 03
8:00pm
 $45  
Mindfulness for Hustlers 
General Assembly SF

With Kim Nicol (Mindfulness Teacher).

May 03
8:30pm
 Free  
Startup From The Bottom 
General Assembly SF

With Daniel DiPiazza (Founder, Rich20Something Media).
 
Thursday, May 04

May 04
8:30am
 $206 Popular Event 
StartUp World 2017 
Pillsbury Law

With Curtis Feeny (MD, Voyager Capital), Ajit Singh (MD, Artiman Ventures), Ajit Deshpande (TrueBridge Capital), Leon Wong (Sr Dir. Tech Strategy, Flex), Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures), Ron Weissman (Band of Angels), Vishal Arora (Blumberg Capital), Max Shapiro (Founder, People Connect), Assim Gupta (CEO, Brown Deck Ventures), Manny Fernandez (Founder, SF Angels).

May 04
5:00pm
 $105 Gary Event 
StrictlyVC INSIDER Series 
Venue

With Pat Brown (Co-founder/CEO, Impossible Foods), Julie Wainwright (Founder/CEO, The RealReal), Jon Brod (Co-founder, Confide), Barry Eggers & Ravi Mhatre (Founders, Lightspeed Venture Partners), Semil Shah (Founder, Haystack).

May 04
6:00pm
 Free  
GeoBeers 
Elixir

May 04
6:00pm
 Free  
No More Requires, Just Like Rails 
Google

With Noah Gibbs (Ruby Fellow, AppFolio).

May 04
6:30pm
 $5 Gary Event 
SPRING PLAY - San Francisco Game Expo 
Venue

Featuring Age of Rivals, Audio Sky, BlitzKeep, Cosmoteer, Defend the Cake, Hop Star, Labyrinth, Light Stealer & more.

May 04
6:30pm
 Free Gary Event 
Leveraging Machine Learning to Cope w/ Affordability in San Francisco 
Redfin

With Nela Richardson (Chief Economist, Redfin).

May 04
6:30pm
 $10  
Raising Money For Your Startup 
Foley & Lardner

With Thom Rumberger (Partner, Foley & Lardner).

May 04
7:00pm
 Free Gary Event 
CHM Live - From Screen Queen to Imaging Innovator 
Computer History Museum

With Mary Jepsen (Founder, Openwater), John Hollar (CEO, Computer History Museum).

May 04
7:00pm
 Free Gary Event 
Battle Of The Tech Bands 2017 
DNA Lounge

Show off your rock star abilities & jam out with your fellow techies!

May 04
7:00pm
 Free Popular Event 
Virtual Reality Job Fair 
Venue

Featured companies incl. Baobab Studios, BoonVR, Angle Technologies .

May 04
7:00pm
  Gary Event 
The Gray Area Festival 2017 
Gray Area Art & Technology Theater

With Barry Threw (Dir. Software, Obscura Digital), Josette Melchor (Founder, Gray Area Foundation For Arts), Joanie Lemercier (Artist), Juliette Bibasse (Producer), Paul Dillinger (Head of Global Product Innovation, Levi Strauss), Carmen Wedge (Founder, Hyphen-Labs), Ashley Baccus-Clark (Molecular Biologist), Charles Lindsay (AIR Program Director, SETI Institute), Nora Khan (Editor, Rhizome), Moor Mother (Musician).
 
Friday, May 05

May 05
7:00am
 $399 Popular Event 
TieCon 2017 
Santa Clara Convention Center

With Alexander Harmsen (CEO, Iris Automation), Amanda Cashin (Founder, Illumina Accelerator), Ami Shah (Founder, Face2Face Health), Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog), Andy Feit (CMO, Accellion), Ann Dunkin (CIO, County of Santa Clara), Atul Butte (Dir., Institute for Computational Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco), Bernard McManus (Sr Dir. Global Fraud Strategy, Sony Interactive Entertainment), Bharat Ranjan (Sr Dir.- Data Center and Network Engg, ServiceNow), Bonny Simi (President, JetBlue Technology Ventures).

May 05
9:00am
 $150 Gary Event 
Silicon Valley AgTech Conference 
Computer History Museum

With Neil Gutterson (VP R&D, DuPont), TJ Rodgers (Founder, Cypress Semiconductor), Amrith Gunasekara (CA Dept of Food & Agriculture), Vashal Vasishth (‎MD, Obvious Ventures), Patrick Zelaya (‎CEO, Heavy Connect), Matt Meisner (‎Head of Data Analytics, Farmer's Business Network), Danielle Davenport (IGO Ventures), Ben Chostner (‎VP Biz Dev, Blue River), Matthew Bell (MD, Cultivian Sandbox), Diane Wu (Founder, Trace Genomics).

May 05
3:30pm
 $20 Popular Event 
Girls In Tech - Fly Day & BBQ w/ DroneDeploy 
Berkeley Marina

With Jono Millin (Founder, DroneDeploy), Sally French (Founder, TheDroneGirl), Jessie Mooberry (Technologist, Stanford Peace Innovation Lab), Samantha Salis (Philanthropy Director, DroneDeploy), Manu Sharma (Flight Product Mgr, DroneDeploy), Kara Murphy (Part 107 Remote Pilot).

May 05
5:00pm
 $99 Popular Event 
Startup Weekend Santa Clara 
Santa Clara University

This will be an interdisciplinary & interactive program involving Law, Business, Science, Arts & Engineering.

May 05
5:00pm
 $299  
SQL Bootcamp - Learning The Language 
General Assembly SF

With Craig Sakuma (Data Scientist, Euclid Analytics).

May 05
5:30pm
 Free Popular Event 
Playcrafting & Extra Life Game Jam 
Google Launchpad
 
Saturday, May 06

May 06
8:00am
 $125 Popular Event 
2017 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit 
Stanford Faculty Club

With Guillermo Diaz Jr (CIO, Cisco), Jacqueline Garcel (CEO, Latino Community Fdn), Cesar Donofrio (Founder, Making Sense), Anthony Salcido (VP, Toyota Motors), Aaron Santillan (VP, Visa), Jesse Martinez (Founder, Latino Startup Alliance), Lance Rios (Founder, Being Latino), Javier Saade (MD, Fenway Summer Ventures).

May 06
9:00am
 $10 Sponsored Event 
AngelHack Global Hackathon Series 
Galvanize SF

Come solo or in a team of up to 5, & spend weekend learning new skills, meeting local tech community & tech sponsors, enjoying free food, & more!

May 06
9:00am
 $22  
SF Sustainability Unconference, May 2017 
ECO-SYSTM Coworking

May 06
10:00am
 $206  
SVVR & FusedVR - Intro To VR Using Unity 
SVVR Studio

May 06
11:00am
 Free Popular Event 
The Hood Incubator Community Pitch Day 
Oakstop

With Jesce Horton (Board Chairman, MCBA).

May 06
3:00pm
 $99  
Intro To JavaScript Bootcamp 
General Assembly SF

With Bedford Williamson (Full Stack Web Developer , General Assembly).

May 06
5:00pm
 $150  
Customer Acquisition Marketing Workshop 
General Assembly SF

With Carolina Lasso (Marketing, Google).

May 06
5:00pm
 $250  
User Experience Design Bootcamp 
General Assembly SF

With Jonathan Hull (Founder, Hack The Future).
 
Sunday, May 07

May 07
3:00pm
 $402 Gary Event 
Youth + Tech + Health (YTH) Conference Live 2017 
Westfield SF Centre

With Ziad Ahmed (Founder, Redefy), Lucinda Holt (Dir. Comms, Rutgers University), Michele Demers (Project Director SexLab, Univ. of Michigan), & Kate Capossela (Citizen Insights), Rohit Mahajan (Founder, Saviance Healthcare), Caroline Caselli (Founder, Haven Connect).

May 07
5:00pm
 $400  
E-commerce & Data Science Bootcamp 
General Assembly SF

With Sinan Ozdemir (Founder, Kylie.ai), Vanessa Herman (Principal, VE).
 
WEEK OF MAY 08
Monday, May 08

May 08
7:30am
 $1560 Popular Event 
GPU Technology Conference 
San Jose Convention Center

With Daniel Rubin (Associate Professor, Stanford University), Yangqing Jia (Research Scientist, Facebook), Andrew Gibiansky (Machine Learning Engineer, Baidu Silicon Valley), Ian Goodfellow (Research Scientist, OpenAI), Stephen Merity (Senior Research Scientist, Salesforce Research), Jeremy Howard (Research Scientist, Fast AI), Todd Stavish (Founder, CosmiQ), William Rorrer (Program Manager, Harris Corporation), Tom Edlund (CTO, BriefCam).
 
Friday, May 19

May 19
9:00am
 Free  
FinTech - Global Startup Hackathon 
SF - W Hotel

With Dr. Brian Ulicny (Data Science Expert, MIT), Dr. Pratik Verma (Data Security Expert, Stanford).
 
Saturday, May 20

May 20
1:30pm
 $40 Sponsored Event 
Brunchwork at General Assembly 
General Assembly SF

With Adam Braun (Founder/CEO @ MissionU & Pencils of Promise) & Jacob Shea (Structure Capital VC).
 
Friday, Jun 23

Jun 23+
7:00pm
 Free  
Global AI Hackathon - San Francisco 
PubNub
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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