Note: I am very late in posting any sort of follow up but still wanted to make my resources available.
WordCampNYC took place on November 14th-15th and was one of the largest WordCamps ever.
I was part of a panel on the Summer of Code in general. Participants of the panel included WordPress Lead Developer Mark Jaquith, Automattic employee and UI expert Jane Wells, fellow student Daryl Koopersmith and his mentor/Automattic employee Beau Lebens. The panel presentation ended up being very well attended and lead to some interesting discussions (the future of the program, general comments, etc).
I also had the great pleasure of presenting my Google Summer of Code Search API project. I have a few resources available for anyone who wanted to make it but could not.