Events 2-8-16

Winter has returned, but we’re overlooking the snow to do some powerful things in the Boston area! Here are our top picks for 3 Not-To-Miss events this week:


1) Public Space Invitational: Experiments in the Streetscape
Wednesday, February 10, 5:30pm — 8:30pm
District Hall | 75 Northern Avenue | Boston
Twitter: @newurbanmechs | @VentureCafe | @DistrictHall

For millennia, public spaces have been key to civic life, as places where society comes together to debate, learn, heal, and celebrate collectively.

Last year, Boston’s Public Space Invitational challenged us to make public space more intuitive and beautiful. Examples such as LightWell at the South End Library Park, Stairs of Fabulousness at City Hall, and Tidraphone on the Congress Street Bridge demonstrated the need and desire for a diverse set of public space interventions in Boston.

Please join us to discuss the role of public space in civic design, hear from last year’s Public Space Invitational winners, and learn what the City has in store for the upcoming Public Space Invitational.

Microsoft-SQL2) Data Compression — How does it work, and is it right for you?
Wednesday, February 10, 6:15pm
Microsoft | One Cambridge Center | Cambridge
Twitter: @amtwo

High-end storage is expensive, and SQL Server data compression can make your database smaller. So lets compress all the tables! No–unfortunately, it’s not that easy. We’ll talk about how data compression actually works, and the differences between ROW and PAGE compression. As part of this, we’ll look at the costs and benefits associated with each type of compression. By the end of this session, you’ll have a better idea of when compression is the right solution, as well as what type of compression to use.

3) American Red Cross Blood Drivered-cross
Monday, February 8 — Friday, February 12, 1pm  — 6pm
MIT Student Center “La Scala” | 84 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge
Twitter: @MITstudents | @RedCross

The American Red Cross is partnering with MIT’s American Red Cross Team And Network (ARCTAN) to collect blood from the community.  Each pint of blood collected by the Red Cross can save up to three lives.

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February snuck up on us, and brought with it some intense spring weather. This surprise warmth means you have no excuse to get out there this week — here are our top picks for events you don’t want to miss: 1) TechBreakfast Tuesday, February 2, 8am — 11am Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial […]