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This Week’s Affairs From Wakefield


Events for September 17-23

For everyone who isn’t camped out in front of the Apple store for Thursday’s iPhone 5 release, this week promises a full slate of fun. We’ve got Down Under Demos, socially responsible hacking, and the inaugural event in Wakefield’s own Electric Locomotive Speaker Series.
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Sept. 18: PushStart and AngelCube Demo Night, 7pm

Take a trip to the land down under, with a look at what’s happening at two of Australia’s biggest accelerators. This demo night will feature ten startups offering everything from “Instagram for writers” to a wingman locator (seriously). Tickets are $10 here.

Location: General Assembly East, 902 Broadway

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Sept. 19: Fashion Forward Conference, 11am-7pm

Fashion Week in New York may be over, but fashion blogging never ends. The Fashion Forward Conference will bring together 300 of the most stylish bloggers around for panels, fashion shows, and cocktails, naturally. Tickets start at $99.

Location: Location: 404 NYC, 404 10th Ave.

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Sept. 19: Wakefield’s Electric Locomotive

We’re kicking off our very own speaker series with Viraj Puri, founder and CEO of the extraordinary Gotham Greens. Join us for an evening of stories from the founder of the nation’s first commercial scale urban hydroponic farm. There will also be treats from the magicians at Ovenly. Score tickets here(Wakefield readers get an astounding 75% off admission — enter discount code “iheartwakefield“.)

Location: UNDER St. Marks Theater, 94 St. Marks Place

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Sept. 22-23: AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, 10am – 10pm

Time to put aside the games and productivity apps for now – this special edition of the AT&T Hackathon is looking to build the next great tool for social good. Put on in conjunction with theSocial Good Summit, hackers will build apps that make the world a better place, or help charities.

Location: 92Y TriBeCa, 200 Hudson Street

And if you are actually camping out for the iPhone5, it looks like the free adapter isn’t happening, after all.

Now go forth (and répondez s’il vous plaît).

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