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Episode #5

Networking and Coworking in Silicon Alley

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.

Meet ups, happy hours, hackathons, breakfasts: It seems there's an event for every time of day and every possible subculture in tech.

Interested in collecting data about yourself? Join the Quantified Self group. Into rewriting computer code? Check out HackNY, Hack and Chat or Hack'n Jill.

This week on New Tech City, reporter Tracey Samuelson discusses how to navigate all the tech events and talks to entrepreneurs about how to network in New York.

Plus, our host Manoush Zomorodi introduces us to the fast-growing world of coworking, where freelancers and other independent operators rent space in a shared office instead of working from home or signing a lease.

We visit one such space — the Brooklyn Creative League in Gowanus — to find out how it works.

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

Editors:

Charlie Herman

Contributors:

Tracey Samuelson
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