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Cambridge Mayor Maher and YearUp Boston members at our #YouthSpark Live event last week!

Spring is here! As the snow slowly melts away,  get inside for some awesome events. Here are three not to miss this week:

Tech In Motion1) Women in Tech: Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Microsoft New England
Twitter: @Tech_In_Motion

Join us on March 31st at Tech in Motion Boston’s “Women in Tech” panel discussion. During this event, we will be profiling some amazing women currently making their mark on the local tech community. These trailblazing women in tech will share their stories and experiences from different fields within the industry. Afterwards, we’ll open up the floor for a Q&A session. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with others interested in this topic!

Meet us at the Microsoft NERD Center for cocktails, light snacks provided by KIND, the perfect opportunity to network, and the chance to win an exciting prize from Lumosity! This is one Tech in Motion event you wont want to miss.

Speakers:

msft2) Civic Innovation for the Neighborhoods — A Conversation on Civic Tech
Wednesday, April 1, 5:00pm – 8:30am
@ District Hall | 5 Northern Ave | Boston
Twitter: @MSNewEngland @VentureCafe @bostonfdn @FutureBoston @YouthCITIES @TSNetwork_

Our urban neighborhoods provide the foundation of our personal and work based communities. Lively, interactive neighborhoods foster healthy lives and innovative new businesses.

Our April Civic Innovation Conversation will focus on what new approaches can be taken to create a richer community experience in our neighborhoods.  We will have six speakers provide five-minute perspectives on how to augment neighborhood activities, spaces and lives.  We will then follow with a breakout sessions where small groups can brainstorm on initiatives that they would like to see pursued, and perhaps lead the efforts.

Schedule:

5:30 – 6:00   Registration and networking
6:00 – 6:45   Short Intro followed by six speakers at five minutes each
6:45 – 7:30   Breakout into six small discussion groups
7:30 – 7:45   Group readouts
7:45 – 9:30   Post event networking

We are bringing together people from various parts of the public and private communities to kick off the conversation.

Invited speakers include:

  • Kevin Wiant – Venture Cafe Foundation
  • Malia Lazu – Future Boston
  • Vicky Wu Davis – Youth Cities
  • Milton Irving – Timothy Smith Network
  • Damon Cox – The Boston Foundation
  • Gillian Pressman – Generation Citizen

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.19.51 PM3) HubHacks  2 Closing Session
Saturday, March 4, 1pm
Faneuil Hall | Boston
Twitter: @DoITBoston #hubhacks

Winners from the second HubHacks Challenge will be awarded this Saturday at Faneuil Hall.

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In the fall, I had the distinct honor to serve on the review panel for the new EdVestors Seed Fund. The seed fund allows the people closest to our students – teachers, administrators, and school leaders – to propose solutions and ideas to improve education opportunities in Boston Public Schools. This fund embodies the innovative […]

In my job as Civic Engagement Manager, I have the distinct pleasure of interacting with many amazing women who are influencing civic engagement and fueling innovation in Boston.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Microsoft New England asked a number of inspiring women what empowers them. Check on their responses below and don’t forget to […]