NY Tech Meetup is the main gathering of New York's technology and startup scene. Started in 2004, it now has 26K+ members. It's monthly events attract more than 500 people (the monthly event is always sold out) who get to see demos by up and coming technology startups. Among the notable startups debuting at NY Tech Meetup are Foursquare and Tumblr. Our very own Šam is a big fan of this meetup and he was actually presenting Zemanta there last November. After hearing so much about this meetup from him, I was naturally quite curious to see how it looks like in real. I was fortunate enough that the August event took place this week and even more fortunate that Šam provided tickets (Hvala, Šam!).
NY Tech Meetup is an impressive event, but I smelled lots of posturing in the air. Maybe I'm being too critical, but I find suspicious technology events that are voluntarily attended by good looking girls.