Go Beyond Beta with Brooklyn Beta October 8-14
Didn’t get a ticket to Brooklyn Beta? Don’t fret because the team behind the popular (and quickly sold out) web conference (also the guys behind Brooklyn Beta Summer Camp) is now putting together Beyond Beta as an extension of Brooklyn Beta. As their attempt to change what it means to go to Brooklyn Beta and make it a more inclusive affair, Beyond Beta is designed as a week of concerts, talks, open houses, and meetups and invites all designers, developers, and friends to join in the festivities in New York City from October 8-14. These festivities will be taking place all over NYC, with special attention given to County Kings.
In addition to goings-ons around the City, Beyond Beta will host open houses at the following companies:
- General Assembly
- Lerer Ventures
A few DUMBO highlights for Beyond Beta include:
- Creative Mornings with Jason Santa Maria & Frank Chimero
- “Not a Pitch” with Charlie O’Donnell.
- Etsy is hosting a screen printing workshop and an open house
- Loosecubes will also be hosting an open house
Other special events include NY Tech Meetup, Brooklyn Alpha hackathon, happy hours with both Twitter and MailChimp and more (check out the website for the entire rundown). Going all the way through the week, weekend fun will consist of a beer festival, a lomography walkabout, soccer in the park, a river cruise, and oh yes, the New York edition of Comic Con. And that only scratches the surface–make sure to keep your eye on their website, as they’ll be adding events as quickly as they’re announced.
Attendees range from Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson and Pinterest founder Evan Sharp, to “Scottish PHP Ninja” Scott MacVicar and “interestingness hunter-gatherer” Maria Popova. From the big names to the up and coming names, Beyond Beta promises that the week won’t be just about the events but also about the great connections you’ll form with the people you’ll meet.
Please note: some of the events do require tickets (even if they’re free) and will sell out. So, if you see something you’re interested in attending, make sure to plan ahead! If you’d like to host an event or let them know about one, email them at: hosts at brooklynbeta.org.
So book your plane/train/boat ticket and sign up for Beyond Beta October 8 – 14.
Image via Jon Tan on Flickr.