Events 10-5

October swept in and we are headfirst into fall! As the weather (and scenery) changes, keep civic tech the same with our top picks for events this week:

hubweek1) HUBWeek
Saturday, October 3 — Saturday, October 10
Boston, MA | Cambridge, MA
Twitter: @HUBweek

HUBweek is an invitation. An invitation to wander. To ask why and why not. To be a part of something bigger. And to celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston. Join us October 3-10, 2015 for a series of events, unexpected experiences and celebrations taking place all across the city.

14427709272) Marketing Nerd Challenge
Tuesday, October 6, 6pm — 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
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Ready to flex your competitive muscles? Join Brafton in this mini case challenge–the group will present a real client case. Attendees will then break down into teams to create a compelling content strategy in 45 minutes.   Teams will have to consider several channels and bring forth creative ideas on mobile delivery strategy, infographics, media etc. Each team will present their strategy and a collective vote will determine the winner. Brafton will then explain how they solved the problem, sharing exclusive tips and best practices.    This workshop will be an exciting way to challenge yourself and gain invaluable coaching from one of Boston’s leaders in content strategy. Students and junior marketers should attend for an opportunity to get actionable takeaways and an opportunity to network. Senior marketers we hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to share your knowledge with junior marketers and get some insight from senior leaders at Brafton to inspire your next ideas.

14432776673) Show Me Don’t Tell Me: Visualizing Design Strategy
Friday, October 9, 9am — 1:30pm

Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @aigaboston

Visualizing Design Strategy Workshop is for graphic designers at all levels who want to find new ways to spark creativity by engaging clients and audiences on a deeper level. This workshop provides designers with fun activities for solving strategic design problems through visual thinking, drawing, images, words, role playing, mapping, stories and other activities. Most designers look within themselves to spark creativity and come up with answers. But as some of the worlds most successful design firms have learned finding your next big design solution won’t necessarily come from you. By actively engaging clients and audiences in the design process, designers open themselves up to a world of creative insights, allowing them to create meaningful design experiences, and provide increased value to the people they serve.

4) 70-534 Azure Architect Exam Prep
Friday, October 9, 8am — 5:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

Learn what you need to know to become a certified Azure Solutions Architect. We will go through the lessons found in the book 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. We will wrap things up with our speakers (and authors of the book) doing a book signing so bring your copy of the book.

r_UkmnQC_400x4005) Xamarin Dev Days – Boston
Saturday, October 10, 8am — 5pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @XamarinEvents | 

Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.

Each Xamarin Dev Days is unique, but you’ll always walk away with a better understanding of how you can build, test, and monitor native iOS, Android, and Windows apps with Xamarin.

Microsoft New England is excited to be supporting HUBWeek 2015: the inaugural technology, arts and science showcase in Boston, MA.  Founded and initiated by The Boston Globe, MIT, MGH and Harvard University, HUBWeek will bring together a myriad of leaders in the civic tech ecosystem for interactive workshops, lectures, demonstrations and networking sessions. There are […]

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