Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events This December


We smell snow… and lots of tech events in and around Boston! Join us this December to come together and celebrate the past, present, and future of civic tech — no ghosts of civic tech past, though…

December 3 

The Future of the People conference

Envisioning how science & technology impact the human body, mind, and society at MIT Media Lab.

December 5

Boston Public Schools Hour of Code Kick Off at Roxbury Innovation Center

Boston Public Schools and Roxbury Innovation Center in collaboration with Microsoft New England and the Timothy Smith Network are kicking off Hour of Code for BPS students in grades 6 thru 12.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in more than 180 countries.

Code Girl screening at HubSpot

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week we invite you to join us on December 5th for a movie screening of CodeGirl, a documentary that follows high-school girls from around the globe as they break into technology and programming. Groups of young women build innovations to improve their communities in a competition, Technovation Challenge, designed to empower and propel girls into STEM fields.

December 5-11

MassTLC Education Foundation: Visit a Boston Public School for Computer Science Education Week

Inspire Boston Middle and High School students to try coding and learn more about computer science. During Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, the MassTLC Education Foundation is partnering with and the Boston Public Schools to bring technology companies into classrooms.


  • Help teachers with coding lessons.
  • Share your enthusiasm with students.
  • Volunteer just one hour.

December 6

TechGen + GA Present: Intro to the Boston Innovation Economy

Intro to the Boston Innovation Economy is your chance as a student or newcomer to kickstart your career at an innovative tech company. We’re introducing you to the Boston’s top recruiters to give you the skinny on being a star candidate. We are also inviting young professionals from some of the top companies in Boston to join us after the talk to mingle and share their journey into their current roles.

Boston TechBreakfast: Unigma, Cookin, Shuflix, Kaminario

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup at Microsoft New England. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them 🙂

Codess Boston — Think Big

Codess is coming to Boston! You’re invited to network and hear from an inspiring panel of senior technical women at Towne Stove & Spirits at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. One lucky attendee will also win a Surface Book by sharing their experience using #CodessEvent. The event will be a great chance to meet new people, learn from one another, and empower each other to think big every day!

December 6-7

Smart Cities Summit

The only 2-day Smart Cities event, where you’ll meet stakeholders from the public & private-sector ecosystems to help tomorrow’s cities face the challenges of growing urban populations with the latest IoT technology.

December 7

BostInno’s 50 on Fire

Join BostInno at our year-end awards celebration recognizing the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries. It’s the hottest event of the year, and it’s back!

Social Innovation Forum’s 13th Annual Winter Reception

We invite our community of investors, supporters, and portfolio organizations to join us for the formal announcement of the 2017 Social Innovators and a celebration of the achievements of our portfolio organizations! The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and celebration. We look forward to raising a glass to each of you – our incredible community of leaders, friends, volunteers and supporters.

December 8

TechInMotion’s End of the Year Celebration

This December, join Tech in Motion for an unforgettable celebration of the people and organizations driving innovation in Boston and beyond. Tech in Motion’s End of Year Celebration is a can’t-miss opportunity to network with 3,000+ tech professionals and enthusiasts across our 11 chapters. We’re celebrating everything we love about this community!

Join us December 8th for an evening of cocktails and keynotes. We’ll toast to the year we’ve had and share in our excitement over what’s to come in 2017.

The StartUp Institute: Find a Job You Love

Join Program Director Rich Di Tieri at our Boston campus to learn how Startup Institute can help you land a job you’ll be passionate about. Hear about how our program will catapult you into the growing innovation economy in the areas of web development, web design, digital marketing, or sales and account management. We’ll give you insight into our unique methodology and answer your questions about coursework, partnerships, instructors, alumni engagements, and success rates of our graduates.

December 10

Build a Bot Hackathon @ PLUG

We are thrilled to host our first Hackathon @ PLUG! Join us for a 24-hour adventure of coding and having some fun. We’re providing food and drinks and you’re providing your awesome selves. The event is completely free for all participants and $20 for any audience members.

MassTLC Education Foundation: Technovation 2017: Kickoff & Orientation

Interested in taking part in the Technovation Challenge? Come to the Kickoff for the 2017 Technovation Season! Get the info, find a team, and start working on ideas! You don’t need to have a team, an idea, or any experience at all! Just bring your interest & energy and discover more about Technovation.

December 10-11

Museum of Science Computer Science Education weekend

Join the Museum in celebrating Computer Science Education Week, observed each year in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992).

We are marking the occasion with our own roster of fun and educational hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Participate in a variety of do-it-yourself projects at Tech Studio carts during the week and engage in a wide range of computer science activities throughout the Museum during the celebration’s culmination — Computer Science Education Weekend.

City to City: Igniting Best Practices from Boston to Austin

One of the youngest populations in the country. Concerns about affordable housing pushing out the creative class and old-timers. Exciting repurposing of older industrial neighborhoods to support innovation and placemaking.

Reading those sentences, you might think I was talking about Boston. Those descriptions also fit the city of Austin, where I had the chance to join the Boston Chamber’s “City to City” trip last week. Designed as a trip to learn and share best practices between cities, this event included sixty Bostonians from government, private sector and community organizations. We explored several locations, met key city leaders and discussed a number of civic topics important to both cities. We also got a chance to eat some delicious Texas barbecue and listen to some of the best music the country has to offer!

Some takeaways I had from our delegation:

  • Now more than ever, public-private partnerships matter. You may think of this as private sector funding public projects, but it’s much more than that. It could be the ability to convene a diverse set of stakeholders, or making connections beyond the public sphere. It could be finding a way to apply a private sector approach to a community problem. It’s really about broadening the inputs into a challenge.
  • It’s important to be able to creatively look at what a space is to what it could be. The new Austin Community College campus at Highland is a fantastic example of this. Transformed from a 1970’s era retail mall, the new campus has the space to accommodate over 6,000 students and includes a state-of-the-art center for innovative learning. It took vision and collaboration to look beyond the original space and re-imagine it into today’s thriving campus.
  • Finding a way to support a thriving creative class is very hard, but necessary to keep an authentic city culture. We heard many diverse perspectives on how Austin’s musicians needed support, as well as differing opinions on how that support could be provided. The support artists need is also more than just venues and performance opportunities—issues like health insurance and affordable housing were raised. There are no easy answers but all agreed it was a challenge to address.
  • In this political climate, it will be necessary for cities to work together to thrive. Cities handle many of the same challenges that may not be addressed at the federal or state level, and frequently, there already are connections between mayors, or innovation offices, or economic development offices that permit a free flow of ideas. Now more than ever, the good ideas will need to be shared frequently and proactively.

I should also mention that it was a true honor and pleasure to spend three days with some of Boston’s most thoughtful and committed leaders to hear their perspectives what we were learning in Austin and how it might apply to our city.

Innovation Reigns at the 2016 MassChallenge Awards


Photo: MassChallenge

Each year, we’re thrilled to support MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, as it gathers its 128-startup cohort and cultivates support and collaboration throughout the startup ecosystem. This year, we supported five Civic Innovation Scholars, and watched with excitement as these startups — and their peers — worked to create great things in the startup community.

Last Wednesday, leaders, supporters, and fans of the startup community joined MassChallenge for its final awards ceremony of 2016, where over $1 million were awarded to the top startups in this year’s cohort. This year’s winners can be found here.

We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to MassChallenge for including us in such a wonderful venture — we can’t wait to work with the 2017 cohort!

Some of the top tweets from this year’s MassChallenge Awards (#MCAwards16):


Boston as the Model of Innovation – Again!

Photo: AOB Photo

Panelists: Daniel Castro, Vice President at ITIF, Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, Elizabeth Grossman, Microsoft Tech & Civic Engagement Group, and Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston. Photo: AOB Photo

Last Thursday, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University hosted an event in Washington DC on “The Cities of Tomorrow” which highlighted Boston’s innovation in strategic approaches to and execution of smart cities activities. The panel discussion featured Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, and Daniel Castro, Vice President at ITIF, and was moderated by me.

It was a robust discussion on topics like implementation processes for new smart city technologies, how to scale solutions within and among cities, approaches to inclusive design, policies around security and privacy, and models for public private partnerships.

Panelists: Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, Daniel Castro, Vice President at ITIF, and Elizabeth Grossman, Microsoft Tech & Civic Engagement Group. Photo: AOB Photo

Panelists: Elizabeth Grossman, Microsoft Tech & Civic Engagement Group, Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, Azer Bestavros, Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, Daniel Castro, Vice President at ITIF. Photo: AOB Photo

The audience, including representatives from Congress, agencies, think tanks, universities, and companies, heard about individual smart cities projects underway in Boston and elsewhere. At a broader level, the panel also discussed how cities like Boston are developing new programs and capacities to efficiently and inclusively identify how emerging digital capabilities can serve citizens, strengthen communities, and enable economic development. Lauren described the approach to the recent redesign of the website, including how the process built in accessibility and how it is being open sourced to enable others to examine and build on the Boston team’s learnings. The panel highlighted the range of new data sources being created about cities by public and private organizations, and Azer described BU’s Data Mechanics course where students are learning and sharing how to work with and gather insights from such data.

These are just a few examples from the conversation; you can see the video recording of the full discussion here.

Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events This November


This November, we’re thankful for Civic Tech! Keep up-to-date as the holiday season kicks off with our top picks for events in civic tech, STEM, and more this month:

November 1-3 

Code for America Summit

The Code for America Summit is a roll-up-your-sleeves conference that brings together government innovators, civic-minded technologists, and entrepreneurs. It’ll be you and 1,200 of the most talented civic tech leaders taking over downtown Oakland, CA. Come with your passion for building a 21st-century government. Leave with the skills you need to do it.

We’ve put together a lineup of more than 200 speakers from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They’re excited to share what’s working, what’s not, and what they’re learning along the way.

November 1

Future of Nature: Conservation’s Next Generation

With profound environmental challenges on the horizon, where will the leaders of conservation’s next generation come from, and what will they do?

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring these questions and more. The panel will include:

  • Victor Medina, park ranger, National Park Service
    Charles Orgbon III, founder and CEO, Greening Forward
  • Brigitte Griswold, director of youth engagement programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • WBUR reporter Shannon Dooling will moderate.

We’ll kick off the event with a reception featuring sustainable, local refreshments.

November 1

Cambridge Chamber November Networking Breakfast

Join us for structured speed networking and continental breakfast. Connect one-on-one with representatives of businesses in Cambridge and beyond, and switch every 5 minutes to meet prospective customers or clients in a fun structured environment.

Come prepared to talk about what you do and bring plenty of business cards. Please note that in order to ensure optimal networking for all attendees, no more than two individuals from the same company may attend.

November 1

Boston TechBreakfast

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

November 2

MassChallenge Boston Awards 2016

The MassChallenge Awards is the grand finale of the Boston startup accelerator program, shining a spotlight on the world’s most promising entrepreneurs.

Join top influencers in the innovation community to celebrate entrepreneurship & startup innovation! Entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, politicians, and philanthropists will witness the unveiling of MassChallenge winners and over $1 million in cash awards.

November 2

Lean Startup Week

If you can’t make it to this year’s Lean Startup Week in San Francisco, don’t miss out on hearing from the entrepreneurs and thought leaders powering today’s innovation. As their official live stream partner, General Assembly brings the action to your local campus with a community viewing event.

November 4

More Disruption Please Healthcare Hackathon

athenahealth is thrilled to announce our 7th MDP Hackathon as part of our More Disruption Please (MDP) program!

Join us Friday, November 4th at Meadhall to kick-off our weekend hackathon–drinks and snacks on us!

Not hacking? No problem! You’re still welcome to join us for a lively evening of discussion and networking.

November 5

Generation Citizen Civic Tech Challenge

At Generation Citizen’s third annual Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge, we’re bringing together top Greater Boston tech innovators with passionate middle school students for a day-long hackathon that will create solutions for Greater Boston’s toughest problems. Young people from the Generation Citizen action civics program connect with developers, digital marketers, graphic designers and data analysts to build civic tech innovations that accelerate their ability to advance change on local issues.

Our awards reception will highlight each team’s work, as they present their ideas to 250+ local innovators, event honoree Diane Hessan, and a judging panel of Greater Boston’s top civic leaders.

November 5

Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter Presents: Game Jam!

This workshop will be geared toward introducing participants to animation, gaming, and interactive stories. The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play and code in real-time.

All Black Girls CODE events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs.

November 7

Tech Tackles Cancer

Join us and St. Baldrick’s in the fight against childhood cancer and to prove, once and for all, that Boston has the greatest tech community in the country.

November 9

TUGG Tech Trivia Night

Join TUGG, KPMG, Goodwin and our friends from across Boston tech for a fun night of trivia!
All proceeds benefit Generation Citizen, a TUGG portfolio nonprofit whose mission is to empower youth through civic engagement – highly appropriate given that this event is being held the day after election day!

November 10

Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon Reception

As part of the Generation Citizen action civics program, students across Greater Boston middle and high schools will launch action projects to advocate for change on our community’s most significant problems. By November 5th, GC students will have identified a significant community issue, analyzed the issue to identify its systemic root causes, and be just about ready to reach out to local decision-makers and constituents to advocate for change on their issue. By partnering with Civic Tech Challenge hack teams at this key point in the GC process, students will have innovative add-ons that can bolster their case and accelerate their ability to be changemakers.

November 11-13

MIT Energy Hackathon

The MIT Energy Hackathon is a helpful platform for students to learn real-world challenges, generate ideas, find startup partners, and win cash awards. For companies, it acts as a powerful crowdsourcing platform that generates a breadth of potential solutions for their challenge.

November 16

Conversation in Civic Innovation: Broadband Equity

Please join us for a discussion on Broadband Equity. Panelists will include:

  • Keynote: Susan Crawford, Berkman Center
  • Anne Schwieger, City of Boston
  • Damon Cox, The Boston Foundation
  • Sharon Gillett, Microsoft
  • Chris Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Theo Hanna, Tech Goes Home

Cathy Wissink is moderating this event

November 16

State of Innovation Meetup Series: Data-Driven Transformation

State of Innovation Meetup Series: Data-Driven Transformation presented by Janeiro Digital.

Join us at Janeiro Digital’s office to explore how organizations can succeed with the right mix of talent and technology. We’ll be discussing this in the form of a panel with industry professionals followed by a night of networking.

November 18

MassTLC Transform

TRANSFORM is a who’s who get together exposing industry leaders, policy makers, and academia to the broadest, biggest ideas happening in the world around us today and its impact – both good and bad – on us as individuals, our companies, and our workforce.

November 19

Big Data Automation Summit

In the world of Big Data, human insufficiency and restricted budget may prove a hindrance in leveraging data for different purposes. Some of the reasons why we need Big Data include countering competition, improving decision-making, devising better workflow of operations, and boosting profitability. Big Data automation will transform the way in which virtual and cloud environments are managed. On bringing virtualization and the cloud into the automation platform, assigning resources to workload processing as per the requirement and then returning those resources when the workload is complete will be easier.

Join us at Big Data Automation Summit and meet leading industry experts to discuss opportunities in the future of Big Data & Automation.

November 19-20

Lady Problems Hackathon – Boston

We talk a lot about the lack of women in technology. What’s keeping them out? The Lady Problem Global Hackathon Series, presented by AngelHack, is launching in a city near you!
The Lady Problems Global Hackathon Series is setting out to answer that question. We’re challenging our community of 100,000+ women and men, developers, designers, entrepreneurs to create technology that will address the problems that prevent female entrepreneurship.


Celebrate the Winners of MassChallenge on 11/2!


Every year, we are thrilled to support MassChallenge in shining a spotlight on the world’s most promising entrepreneurs. In Boston, we directly support MassChallenge participants through our Scholarship for Civic Innovation, guiding startups in the MassChallenge program who are providing civic innovation solutions. To put this in simpler terms, these startups are helping elected officials deliver improved services to citizens, increasing communication with residents and enhancing government effectiveness.

This upcoming Wednesday, we’re excited to see the work of all of MassChallenge’s 128 finalists — including our Civic Innovation Scholars Donii, apprendis, Fetch Park, Suspect Technologies, and Polis — and celebrate the winners of this round of startups at the 2016 MassChallenge Boston Awards.

At #MCAwards16, you’ll:

  • Engage with all 128 startups showcasing.
  • Hear inspiring pitches from the Top 26 startups.
  • Witness the winning startups revealed and cash awarded! 

Join us at the #MCAwards16!

A Conversation in Civic Innovation: Broadband Equity


Broadband has become an assumed service, and yet in some parts of the state – and even the city – high-speed internet access is limited, unavailable, or unaffordable. Broadband access is necessary to help our students learn, to build small businesses and to enable residents to engage as citizens.

As we type, click, and swipe, it is easy to forget about the underlying infrastructure that supports our online activities. This critical infrastructure is complex and in order to provide equitable access to broadband, physical considerations like fiber infrastructure and broadband readiness of buildings are critical to how we expand access.

In addition, we need to buy service from someone. Should cities pursue Muni Networks like Chattanooga, TN and Westminster, MD or should cities pursue strategies that promote competition and choice. Whether it is provided by a company or a local government, the service that we buy needs to be fast, affordable, and reliable.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, for a discussion on Broadband Equity. Panelists will include:


  • 5:30 – 6 PM – Registration and networking
  • 6:00 – 7:00 – Panel Discussion
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Q&A
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Post event networking

Register now at this link.

The Conversations on Civic Innovation is a regular series, co-convened by the Venture Café Foundation and the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center New England.

Developers Experienced Innovation in Action at New England Beyond //build Event

Microsoft’s Beyond //build event hosted at the brand new Burlington office, bringing Microsoft’s latest developer news to local area developers

Microsoft’s Beyond //build event hosted at the brand new Burlington office, bringing Microsoft’s latest developer news to local area developers

We recently opened the brand-new Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) facility in Burlington, underscoring Microsoft’s continued commitment to driving technology advances that benefit the broader Boston-area business community. As one of more than 40 such centers around the world, the Burlington MTC provides a collaborative environment where commercial and public sector organizations alike can come together to explore and experience innovative new technologies and learn how to put them into action.

To showcase the new facility and bring the local business community together, Microsoft hosted a Beyond //build event on Oct. 4. More than 100 developers, architects and technology enthusiasts converged at the Burlington MTC for the one-day event, which featured some of the “best of” innovations from //build, provided an insider’s view to some of the hottest innovations that have arisen since spring, and showed off what’s next for cloud development.

Microsoft’s Partner Director of Program Management John Montgomery keynoted the event, sharing Microsoft’s overall developer story Microsoft’s Partner Director of Program Management John Montgomery keynoted the event, sharing Microsoft’s overall developer story

In a compelling keynote, Microsoft Partner Director of Program Management John Montgomery talked about Microsoft’s commitment to creating open and flexible solutions that support any developer, any app and any platform. He walked attendees through some of the most significant transformations in Microsoft technology that are enabling developers to do things they’ve never been able to do before.

“With Microsoft’s intelligent Azure cloud, powerful data platform and flexible developer tools, it is easier than ever to design, build and manage breakthrough apps that work across platforms and devices,” said Montgomery.

From the power of SQL Server to the cutting-edge AI features in Cortana Intelligence, Montgomery explained how Microsoft is making it much easier for developers to create intelligent, predictive apps that surprise and delight customers.

Next came the deep-dive sessions that let developers experience how to put Microsoft’s innovative technologies to work:

  • Technology architect Timothy Baggs from the Microsoft Technology Center in Cambridge led a demo-heavy session framed around the latest Microsoft AI technologies. Developers experienced how Microsoft Cognitive Services and machine learning can expand Cortana’s understanding of the world, and also learned how to use the Microsoft Bot Framework and Bot Builder to build their own bots that connect meaningfully with users using natural language processing and deep learning. Baggs also dove into the Universal App Model and demonstrated code that runs apps on Xbox, Windows and HoloLens.
  • Rich Ross, an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Philadelphia, guided attendees through the key steps for developing hyper-scale and mobile applications using the power of Azure App Service. He showed ways developers can use Microsoft Cognitive Services to interact with users in a natural way, as well as how to integrate computer vision, face recognition and speech processing into their web, mobile and desktop applications. Developers also came away with a deeper understanding of how the Azure Service Fabric and built-in programming models can help them build and manage applications at scale.
  • Microsoft developer experience expert Chris Bowen took attendees on a deep dive into DevOps. They learned how building a thriving DevOps culture can break down the barriers (and sometimes conflicting priorities) between development and operations teams. Using Team Services and Azure as a backdrop, Bowen demonstrated how DevOps can fuel the ongoing creation of innovative applications that accelerate the transformation of their business.
Microsoft developer experience expert Chris Bowen took attendees on a deep dive into DevOps.

Microsoft developer experience expert Chris Bowen took attendees on a deep dive into DevOps.

Overall, the event showcased just one of the many ways the new Burlington MTC serves the regional community.

If you missed out, it’s not too late to join in on the learning experience. We invite you to come and experience the many ways the Burlington MTC can help you find the right solutions to transform your business in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Our beautiful new state-of- the-art facility provides a collaborative environment where you can lay hands on the latest technologies and meet with Microsoft experts who can guide and inspire you. The facility is equipped with an Envisioning Center, an Interactive Center and a Device Bar as well as a few briefing rooms. Our expert staff will show you the latest in Microsoft and partner solutions and guide you through anything from optimizing your investments in Microsoft software to planning a right-sized move to the cloud. We’ll work with you to envision how emerging technologies can help you innovate, find new customers, expand into new markets and build a successful future for your organization.

We hope to see you soon at our new Boston MTC!

Microsoft New England MTC
5 Wayside Road 
Burlington, Mass. 01803

Celebrate the Day of the Girl with FLOTUS and Glamour Magazine


In honor of the Day of the Girl this coming Tuesday, Skype will be teaming up with Glamour Magazine to host a live Skype call with First Lady Michelle Obama and Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, as they lead a global discussion on education inequality. Head over to the Skype Blog for more information.

Throughout the day on Tuesday, October 11, you can hear updates on pre-stream discussions and activities from Clara Tsao, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, on our Twitter channels at @Skype and @MSNewEngland.

Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events This October


Fall is, quite literally, in the air — crunchy leaves, cool breezes, and pumpkins galore. Help us celebrate the new season with these top picks for events this month:

October 4-7

Biotech Week Boston

Biotech Week Boston is the destination where passionate scientists and innovators converge to partner and share ground breaking data, research and ideas

October 5

Talk Data to Me

What exactly is Data Science? How does it differ from analytics?

We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if you can learn the right balance of skills, there are lucrative opportunities available to you. During this panel we are bringing together professionals across all areas of the data industry. You will hear about their career paths in data engineering, marketing analytics, and business intelligence.

SBIR Pre-Conference Session for Women in STEM

Fostering and encouraging participation from women is a key goal of the SBIR/STTR program. This pre-day conference event will address the issues and challenges women have in running or working in technology focused small business through a series of interactive panels. It will include panelists who have moved technology from the lab to market, played key decision making roles in financing small businesses or have a keen interest in making a difference in this area.

October 6

MassTLC D3: Data, Development, & Drive Software Dev Conference

The D3 Conference is your opportunity to gather with and learn from some of the most innovative designers, developers, product, and process people in the country. This one day conference will feature tracks for managers and hackers with inspiring keynotes that will push you to innovate in your projects and products.

October 8

Building Better Products: Software Development Summit

There’s always a trade-off in the world of software development: do you release products rapidly – or do you take a little bit more time and ship more robust products with as few bugs as possible? During this ½ day summit we will dig into strategies that organizations are using to achieve their ultimate goal of Building Better Products.

October 12

Boston New Technology October 2016 Startup Showcase #BNT70

Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community!

The Future Of Voting In Your Hands

Voatz is hosting a community voting day via its award winning mobile voting platform. Potential voters and various local stakeholders will be able participate in live voting focusing on several current events and issues of importance (including a mock version of the upcoming Massachusetts State Primary) via a compatible smartphone (or via a Voatz Ballot Station in case you don’t have a compatible smartphone).

October 13

3rd Annual DisruptCRE Boston

The DisruptCRE conference series showcases the best and brightest ideas from the most innovative minds in technology and commercial real estate. We bridge the gap between the built environment and technological innovation.

October 14

Fast Forward

Fast Forward: The Technology Revolution in Transportation and What It Means for Massachusetts is a half-day event that will bring you up to speed on changes in mobility, while introducing our new Fast Forward report.

October 17

Coding 101: HTML & CSS

HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you’ll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done!

October 17-19

IoT Security Summit

The Only Conference Dedicated to IoT Security, Privacy, and Blockchain

October 18

PULSE@ Check Digital Healthcare Meetup

Healthcare, with its complicated regulations and procedures, is an industry ripe for innovation. How can partners, providers, and digital healthcare startups collaborate more closely to make sure that we’re achieving the right outcomes for patients while remaining profitable?

Join the Massachusetts Digital Health Community for showcase demos from over 30 startups and emerging technologies followed by a lively debate on healthcare partnerships October 18th!