June 25th, 2012
Event Title: Agile Development in an Agency Setting
When: Wednesday, June 27th @ 6:45 PM
Where: Huge BK, 45 Main St. Suite 220 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Agile product development has exploded into popularity in recent history, rightfully earning its hot topic status by leaving behind a mountain of success stories and paving the way for popular movements like Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup. But Agile Methodology relies heavily on just that – agility. So how can you stay agile when your team is bound by outside forces like client feedback and faces resistance from remnants of a waterfall process? Join Huge (@hugeinc) and guest speakers Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie) of Proof and Peter Bell (@PeterBell) of CTO School as they explore ways to deploy Agile Methodology in settings where you don’t always have all the control. By covering strategies like mapping your existing traditional roles to their Agile counterparts and making the process work with disjointed project teams, you’ll discover how your team can unlock the benefits of Agile.
To RSVP please visit http://www.meetup.com/HUGE-Tech-Events/events/67839642/
June 19th, 2012
Event Title: Startup Demo Night
When: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 @ 6:45 PM
Where: Huge BK, 45 Main St. Suite 220 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join Huge as they host the second Startup Demo Night, featuring three promising products focused on transforming the way we engage with digital content:
- InArticle analyzes new articles for key phrases, quotations and sentiment, creating slick visualization that help users better comprehend the data.
- Stipple is a cloud service for online images that permanently connects them to their owners, so they can share information, media and commerce through them.
- SpokenLayer gather written articles rom the Web, transforms them into narrated audio and make them available for listening anytime, anywhere.
All three speakers will present their apps, followed by a Q&A session moderated by a panel of user experience, technology and visual design experts.
Tweet about this event using hashtag #HugeUX
To RSVP please visit http://www.meetup.com/Huge-UX-Events/events/67849402/
The Technology of Content: June NY Content Meetup
Wednesday, June 20, 7-9pm
With the ever-changing technological world and the consistently growing desire for great content, how do we ensure proper workflow, efficient distribution and success in content development? Mike Nizza of The Daily, Molly Byrnes of Phase2 Development & Beth McCabe of Digitas will guide us through successful tech and ops techniques in this month’s NY Content Meetup brought to you by Bklynhaus.com with special thanks to Loosecubes.com (Congrats to Loosecubes on fundraising!). 3 speakers. 10 minute presentations. Free drinks. 06/20, 7-9 in DUMBO
Meetup organized by BKLYNhaus:
BKLYNhaus is the source for creative talent. We represent a network of top creative and digital professionals dedicated to producing great work. Online and digital media are fast paced industries that are constantly changing and evolving. It can be tough to keep up. We live and breath this world, because we love it. BKLYNhaus is the company we always wanted to work for. We have a strong focus on innovation, leadership and development and as such are active participants in the industry both as students and educators.
June 7th, 2012
(Photo courtesy of Dumbo Improvement District)
From the Dumbo BID on First Thursdays (tonight, June 7, 2012 from 6pm):
- At 8:00PM, stop by The Archway to immerse yourself in a nearly hallucinatory experience with the delicious sound of Brooklyn’s own sci-funk group Girls like Bass, presented by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Formed in 2010, Girls Like Bass is a collaboration of musicians, songwriters, visual artists, costume designers and dancer/choreographers. They will be accompanied by the fantastical and flamboyant NYC dance company AlieNation, along with visual artist Glowing Pictures, who created the visuals for two of the Beastie Boys’ world tours, and is currently the resident visual designer at New York’s hottest museum party, One Step Beyond. Your senses will be abuzz with this surreal, haunting,and beautiful blending of music, lights and dance so do not miss it!
- Look up for the lighting of DUMBO-based artist Tom Fruin’s Watertower. The sculpture, which sits atop 20 Jay Street, is a tribute to New York City’s iconic water tower and is made from brightly colored pieces of salvaged plexiglass. It is viewable from the parks and streets of DUMBO, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan. It can be enjoyed both day and night too thanks to the Arduino-controlled light sequence designed by Ryan Holsopple – just look up! Watertower will reside over DUMBO for the next year.
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Sunset Bhangra – their annual sunset fundraiser featuring live entertainment, Indian inspired food, specialty cocktails and a silent auction on Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Thursday starting at 7:00PM. Funds raised go to support FREE public programming in the Park.
All First Thursday events are open to the public.
May 30th, 2012
The Dumbo Improvement District has organized the 4th Annual Epic Dumbo Stoop Sale. They have partnered with Krrb, an online garage sale, block sale, flea market and local classifieds all wrapped into one. At this annual community event, locals will be selling their gently used second-hand goods – “we expect to have it all – kids stuff, clothes, housewares and more. Buy. Sell. Have a good time.” The sale will run from 11am-5pm under The Archway in Dumbo Brooklyn on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
From Dumbo Improvement District:
Also happening in DUMBO on June 2nd, Browse and Pick, a two-part ticketed event where participants drop off items for the swap and return later to use points to acquire different items from the event. And from 10AM-10PM, the World Science Festival takes over Pier 1 and the Main Street Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park – learn secrets about the Brooklyn Bridge, take a park-wide botanical safari and end the day with stargazing!
Check out the stoop sale (rain or shine) and mingle with friends and neighbors!
May 17th, 2012
The 2012 New York Photo Festival opens to the public today, Thursday, May 17, 2012 (11am). Tickets are not required to view exhibitions, but will be required for presentations and receptions to be held at The POWERHOUSE Arena. For tickets, go to nyph.at/tickets. NYPH’12 tickets also function as Dumbo Amenities cards, allowing bearer one-time discounts and samples of foodstuffs, candies, drinks, and durable goods in the area (value: $45+). Tickets are $15 in advance (order here), $20 at the door. Tickets ordered in advance can be picked up during the festival at Will Call May 16-May 20.
For full programming schedule, go to nyph.at/explore.
May 16th, 2012
Photoville (photovillenyc.org) is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination – a veritable village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, taking place this summer from June 22 to July 1, 2012 at Pier 3 of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Photoville will feature a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a photo dog run, a camera greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that will create a photography destination like no other. And best of all, Photoville is FREE for all to attend and participate (beer & food sold separately ;)
Occupying more than 60,000 sq. feet in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Photoville will be located on the uplands of Pier 3, along the Brooklyn Waterfront between DUMBO and Atlantic Avenue.
Photoville will be a FREE community event, but they need your help with this large scale event. They are asking the community for support on Kickstarter:
We are humbled by the extraordinary outpour of support that we have received from our community & programming partners in our quest to raise most of our capital – but we need your support to carry this project to the finish line and create a photographic destination like no other.
United Photo Industries is a Dumbo based, Brooklyn-born, art-presenting cooperative dedicated to identifying, harnessing, and occasionally conjuring unexpected exhibition opportunities. Their mission at United Photo Industries is to promote and showcase emerging photographers through curated exhibitions both locally in DUMBO, Brooklyn and around the world.
The NY Times gave a mention of this event yesterday, which wrote “The ultimate aim, he said, is to create a whole environment for photography: Photoville will be immersive, which means it will provide some basic perks (beer, food trucks, dog run) and more elaborate ones (a greenhouse where plants sprout tiny cameras).”
May 11th, 2012
Nerds LOVE Bitcoin. It’s technologically and cryptographically fascinating.
But is it actually a currency? Kenneth Bromberg, lead programmer of Bloomberg’s foreign exchange platform, will explain what actually makes something a “currency”, why Bitcoin doesn’t fit that definition, and why it therefore doesn’t trade on the global currency exchanges.
Go here to sign up: meetup.com/BK-Tech-Talks/events/55386052
Location: Etsy Labs, 55 Washington Street, Ste 712 , Brooklyn, NY
Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:00 PM
May 7th, 2012
Creative Week NY, a celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media and all the arts that feed and touch those disciplines is taking place in Dumbo Brooklyn this week. There will be thought leadership events at Galapagos Art Space, GE’s live hologram experience (free and open to the public!) on Water Street, the Celebrate Brooklyn Creative Week Digital DUMBO Party hosted by HUGE, and the One Club’s unConference all day Thursday at 111 Front Street.
Several agency partners and firms based in Dumbo are presenting at events during Creative Week include:
We hear the GE hologram experience, THROTTLE UP at 56 Water Street is something you can’t miss (11am-9pm – free and open to the public, May 7-11).
May 3rd, 2012
From the Dumbo BID on First Thursdays (tonight from 6pm):
We know you’re heading to DUMBO for First Thursday – but please head back on Saturday May 5th for Smack Mellon’s Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser. Horse-betting, mint juleps, bluegrass music, silent auction, hat contest, and every ticket in the door gets you & a date into the party and a work of art off the gallery wall for your collection. As if that wasn’t enough, your ticket purchase supports Smack Mellon’s incredible free exhibition programs (like this).
And don’t miss Creative Week 2012 in DUMBO May 7-11. Featuring a major GE Hologram Installation, the Creative unConference, and many other programs throughout the week in DUMBO, including a Jim Henson retrospective, independent film premiers and creative talent from across the globe. Use the code *GOdumbo12* for a discount on tickets courtesy of DUMBO.
May’s First Thursday Picks: Check out GREEN | RED, a site-specific installation for The Archway by Peter Burr and Friends courtesy of the Brooklyn Arts Council. This immersive audio-visual experience features scrolling and cascading video “frames” provide the viewpoint into a computer wilderness, with an accompanying surround-soundtrack. GREEN | RED is part of Scene: Brooklyn: Independent Film and Media Arts, which runs May 2-6.
All First Thursday events are open to the public; most events listed below are free.
Local bars and restaurants also get in on the action – AlMar has 2 for 1 drink specials from 4-6pm. Water Street Restaurant & Lounge has 2 for 1 cosmos for ladies at the bar. Superfine‘s Happy Hour features $3.50 select tap beers, $3.50 well cocktails & $3 Bud/Bud Light. Bubby’s has $5 beers and well drinks at the bar all night long.