Events

Microsoft New England Picks: 4 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Events 8-31

With so many events to choose from, it seemed like August flew by. Get back in gear for back-to-school season with these four events not to miss this week:

Boston TechBreakfast

1) Boston TechBreakfast
Tuesday, September 1, 8am — 10am
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @techbreakfast

Based on the popular TechBreakfast format, the Boston TechBreakfast is a “show and tell” format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. The event is “triple agnostic”. We don’t care if the technology is from a start up, a large company, a university, a government agency, or someone’s hobby. We are also agnostic as to the industry of the tech – it could be IT, biotech, robotics, aerospace, materials sciences, anything tech and innovative is cool. And we’re also region agnostic – even if you’re not from where we’re hosting, we want to see you and your technology!

#TechHubTuesday2) #techhubtuesday
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm — 9pm

Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: #TechHubTuesday

Demo Night is a chance to see what the top startups are working on, these are the people that are changing the future of business & tech!

Join #TechHubTuesday at TechHub to experience great demos from the exciting tech entrepreneur community. Follow the # all day to see other demos taking place in Bengaluru and then London.

Each startup has 5 minutes to demo their product in front of a live audience, it’s not a pitch but an opportunity for each startup to explain (and show) what they have been working on. After each demo there is live Q&A with the audience. The idea is to foster innovation and iteration. It’s not about slamming the presenter!

Afterwards, stick around for beer and wine, network, play ping pong or take a look round the space.

LearnLaunch3) Edtech Back-to-School Networking Event
Wednesday, September 2, 6pm — 8pm
LearnLaunch | 31 St. James Ave. Suite 920 | Boston
Twitter: @learnlaunch

Calling all entrepreneurs, educators, investors, researchers and others interested in the edtech sector! Come and join us on the LearnLaunch Campus for this fun community building event.

You will meet others who are interested in discussing:

  • the potential ways technology can improve education
  • policies and practices affecting edtech
  • the impact of digital learning
  • trends affecting edtech
  • how technology is being adapted or implemented in various education settings – early ed, K-12, higher ed or continuing ed

Food and drinks will be provided.

thumb_Slide14) #Instasavvy: Instagram for Social Professionals
Thursday, September 3, 6:30pm — 8:15pm

GA Boston | 51 Melcher Street | Boston
Twitter: @GA_boston | @SocialMel

Instagram is one of the hottest apps out there and just waiting for your business to take advantage — its user base is massive and highly motivated to buy. But how do you acquire followers? And how do you convert those followers into buyers?
This intermediate to advanced class is ideal for people who are ready to take their basic Instagram strategy to the next level. It’s perfect for professionals who are already well-versed on Instagram including: community managers, social media managers and consultants, and PR managers who want to take it to the next level.

We’ll discuss how to create an engaging strategy, leverage Instagram across your marketing channels, and find your biggest fans on the channel. You’ll come away better understanding how to integrate Instagram into your marketing plan.

Microsoft New England Picks: 6 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Events 8-24

Summer may be winding down, but Boston is still keeping things warmed up with plenty of events through the end of the month. Here are our picks for six not-to-miss events this week:

1) Boston-Area Market, Business and Competitive Intel Meetup
Wednesday, August 26, 6pm — 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

Join us on August 26 for a group discussion on win-loss analysis best practices. During this session we will hear how leading organizations are leveraging formal win-loss analysis programs to stay competitive. The session will be moderated by Boston-based win-loss expert Ryan Sorley of DoubleCheck Research. Questions for the peer discussion will include:

• What are you doing today?

• How did you know a program made sense?

• How did create a program?

• How did I gain buy-in from sales?

• What steps are needed to execute?

• What benefits have you seen?

Ryan Sorley is a former sales VP with Gartner and the founder of DoubleCheck Research, a win-loss analysis firm who supports many of Boston’s most progressive technology firms. Ryan is also a regular speaker on win-loss analysis and contributor to Entrepreneur.com, HubSpot’s Sales Blog, and SalesHacker.

Startup Leadership2) Summer Conversations: Stories from the Fundraising Process
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm — 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @startlead

Are you a founder or startup CXO in the HIT or tech spaces thinking about fundraising? Come listen to recently-funded entrepreneurs share stories about their startups – successes, hurdles, and advice for other entrepreneurs on the fundraising process. The entrepreneur panel includes:

Zoe Barry, Founder and CEO, ZappRx
Jay Meattle, Founder and CEO, Shareaholic
Richard Whalley, Founder and CEO, Common Sensing
Chris Yim, Co-Founder and CEO, Liberty Teller

thumb_Rotaract_Front3) Social Good — How Groups Make it Easier to Have Impact
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm — 9pm
GA Boston | 51 Melcher Street | Boston
Twitter: @BostonRotaract | @GA_boston

Join Boston Rotaract at General Assembly to learn about the advantages of joining a group that creates social change in local and international communities.
Boston Rotaract, part of the global Rotary family, is committed to connecting professional and community leaders, exchanging ideas, and taking action through local and international service projects.
We’ll be showing the documentary The Final Inch, talking about how Rotary and service have impacted our lives, and then discussing the aspects of groups that make it easier to do social good.

Boston Python4) Boston Python August Presentation Night
Thursday, August 27, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonpython

Boston Python presentation nights are a chance for Python developers to explore new topics in depth. Members or outside experts prepare presentations at a variety of levels, on any number of Python-related topics. By giving Python developers a chance to expand and hone their skills, Boston Python is enriching and strengthening the Python community.

14398138365) Primary Care Progress 4th Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit
Friday, August 28 — Saturday, August 30, 8am — 6pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @PCareProgress

The 2015 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is PCP’s annual leadership training event bringing leadership coaches, change-management experts, patient advocates and practicing primary care clinicians together to learn a set of relational leadership skills specifically calibrated for primary care and the unique challenges the field faces in educational reform, practice transformation, and needed policy change. The two-day training convenes 75 PCP chapter leaders from across the country to develop new leadership skills and devise powerful campaigns to promote and advance primary care at their home institutions. Past campaigns have resulted in significant innovations in local primary care delivery, new primary care curricular tracks and new centers for primary care. Summit participants include students in the medical, nursing, physician assistant, public health and pharmacy professions along with residents and select faculty.

14397587476) Boston WordPress Meetup, August 2015
Sunday, August 31, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonwp

We provide exciting talks for beginners, intermediate and expert users of WordPress, the world’s largest Content Management System platform. We are the region’s largest resource providing free videos, talks, job boards and forums for any who are interested.

This month’s program includes 7 Ways to Turn Your Company Website Into a Lead Magnet, presented by Christina Inge, and a technical topic TBD!

Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

8-17: Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

We’ve got another heat wave heading our way this week, and Boston’s still going strong! Here are some of our top picks for events this week in the civic tech sector and beyond:

Interaction Design Foundation

1) Interaction Design Foundation Boston/Wakefield Mash-Up Monthly

Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @interacting

The Interaction Design Foundation – the IDF – is a ten year old transformative non-profit enterprise focused on educating, informing and stimulating the global design community. IDF -Boston and IDF-Wakefield are local chapters that get together on a monthly basis focusing on providing providing stimulating but fun discussions, insightful information, and face-to-face networking opportunities.

The Education Summit - New Hampshire2) The Education Summit – New Hampshire
Wednesday, August 19, 8am — 5pm
Londonderry High School | 295 Mammoth Road | Londonderry, NH
Twitter: @the74 | @SchoolChoiceNow

Join us at Londonderry High School for the New Hampshire Education Summit, hosted by The Seventy Four, a non-partisan, non-profit news website about education and sponsored by the American Federation for Children, the nation’s leading school-choice advocacy organization.

A first-of-its-kind summit will gather prominent elected officials, political influencers, and education thought leaders to discuss the challenges now facing America’s education system.

VECTOR-ARROW-053) Change Agents: Asian American Women Activists
Wednesday, August 19, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @GirlsASPIRE

Are you a change agent, or interested in becoming one?

ASPIRE’s Speaker Series event will feature a panel of inspiring, local Asian American women who are engaged in their communities as political and social justice activists. Come hear about their involvement in grassroots organizations and movements, participate in a candid dialogue about activism from an Asian American female perspective, and be empowered!

ASPIRE’s Speaker Series is a free lecture series on leadership development and exploration that gives our members more exposure to Asian American (AA) women leaders, and provides opportunities to network and discuss topics impacting AA women.

Since September 2010, ASPIRE has held 14 Speaker Series panels on such topics as women in politics, entrepreneurship and startups, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, mental and sexual health, work/life balance and journalism. The Speaker Series is catered toward Asian American women who are high school students, college students, graduate students, and working professionals.

Boston GreenFest4) 8th Annual Boston GreenFest
Friday, August 21, 12pm — Sunday, August 23, 6pm
Boston City Hall Plaza | One City Hall Square | Boston, MA
Twitter: @BosGreenFest

The 8th Annual Boston GreenFest is presented for FREE by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. This is a multi-experiential event that you will always remember! Held at Boston City Hall Plaza,Boston GreenFest is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us.  The three days have something of value for everyone – the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, network, learn, and be inspired!

Northeast PHP Conference 5) Northeast PHP Conference 2015
August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter:@NEPHP

The Northeast PHP Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

PHP + UX + WEB = The best low-cost conference in North America!

Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Events 8-10

This week, our team is headed to Chicago for communication brainstorming and teambuilding. While we’re away, we picked some of the top events happening this week at our headquarters and beyond:

Summer of Jobs by BSE1) Summer of Jobs by BSE
Monday, August 10, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bayareasoftware

It is summer time and that means jobs are harder to come by. Summer of Jobs will bring our members seeking jobs and sponsors seeking to hire together in a casual setting where they can network and potentially fulfill their employment needs.

Boston Python2) Boston Python August Project Night
Monday, August 10, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonpython

Python project nights are unstructured chances for Python developers to work together, mentor each other, connect socially, teach, learn, or do whatever else it is Python developers want to do together. Our project nights are great ways to build the Python community, by allowing them to meet and interact in whatever way they find most beneficial.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with General Assembly3) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with General Assembly
Monday, August 10, 6:30pm — 8pm
General Assembly | 51 Melcher Street | Boston, MA
Twitter: @GA_Boston | @TheBostonCal

Since the early days of the web, search has been the ubiquitous discovery tool for web users to find the answers to their questions and solutions to their needs. And since the wide adoption of search, organizations have vied for position in search results using a variety of strategies and tactics to capitalize on this rich source of web traffic.

This class will explain how search engines select websites for top placement (and free traffic). Students will learn how to determine their SEO objective, find the right keywords to target, develop an SEO friendly website with on-site optimization and create content that attracts links. We will also discuss how social media and user behavior affect SEO, provide tips for tracking results over time and suggest SEO tools that can you save you time and money.

4) MGH STEM Youth Programs Educational Training Session
Wednesday, August 12, 8:30am — 4:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

The Mass General Hospital – Center for Community Health Improvement’s – Youth Programs aim to educate more than 650 local elementary, high school and college students about health and science subjects, exposet them to STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and support them with the knowledge and the skills to excel both academically and personally.

The annual Youth Programs staff retreat allows the team to spend a full day dedicated to strategic planning and development for the ensuing academic year.

Women In Bio (WIB) - Fundraising Bootcamp: Step-by-Step Guide to Success5) Women In Bio (WIB) – Fundraising Bootcamp: Step-by-Step Guide to Success
Thursday, August 13, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter:@WomenInBio | #WIBfundraisingbootcam
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Top-to-bottom master class on outbound global fundraising. Topics to be covered include the changing investor landscape, new categories of life science investors, and how to organize and execute a successful roadshow. It will bring you step-by-step through the processes of positioning, marketing collateral, website creation, branding & messaging, and how to reach out to a list of global investors.

Boston’s innovation “secret sauce”: observations from the #JoinedUp Australia visit to the Boston innovation ecosystem

JoinedUp Boston

The idea hit the team late January this year. The first blizzard (of what would be many) had just struck, and the Civic Engagement team at Microsoft New England (MSNE) was hosting a colleague from sunny Australia. She had come to job shadow us, to see what ideas might be borrowed from the Boston innovation community. During her week here, we got a chance to introduce her to colleagues in local government, private sector and the startup space. The goal was to talk about innovation and what might be portable to Australia, which is grappling with pivoting their economy away from a dependency on natural resources and manufacturing, towards more innovation.

In spite of the bitter cold and increasing snow during her visit, our Australian colleague was inspired by the conversations she had here. There was an enthusiastic community in Boston, willing to share their insights. Could Microsoft find a way to bring together big thinkers from both the Boston and the Australian innovation communities to talk about innovation?

Seven months later, under significantly sunnier and warmer conditions, a 25-person group from Australian government, private sector and startups arrived in Boston to do just that. Under the joint auspices of Microsoft New England and Microsoft Australia, we convened a number of meetings to talk about the diverse facets of Boston innovation—the roles of government, urban planning, philanthropic organizations and place-making, as well as best practices like MassChallenge, CIC/Venture Café and District Hall. There were formal presentations, but also informal gatherings, tours and hands-on activities to fully immerse the group into the innovation space.

We got a chance to hear from the group about their key takeaways. Here’s what they observed:

  • Good innovation policy often means good urban planning. It’s important to think about the role of physical proximity, how it creates opportunities for face-to-face engagement, thus building trust that provides the glue for innovation.
  • There’s a sense of purpose to the work in Boston, where innovation is frequently aligned with social impact.
  • Cities appear to be the logical size when it comes to thinking about innovation places.
  • While there are large innovation initiatives, it’s good not to wait for a master plan, but rather, deliver smaller-scale innovation to help set tone and promote culture.
  • Innovation requires taking risks, and being comfortable that not every idea will lead to success.

Representing Boston as part of Microsoft New England, I was honored to be able to share such a rich ecosystem with key stakeholders from halfway around the world. Thank you to all of MSNE’s partners who came together to share their passion and insights in such a substantial fashion! I am grateful and humbled to work in a community of such generous and thoughtful people willing to contribute their time to foster international innovation.

Upcoming Event: How Do You Create an Innovation Culture in Cities?

How a community goes about building an innovative culture is unique. It often starts at the top, with leaders charged with governing who set the beliefs, expectations, a sense of purpose that underscores the importance of cultivating a culture of innovation and change, and who foster innovation by listening and supporting it in other community leaders and citizens. Join us for this upcoming event to hear from leaders and experts who are on the forefront of innovation in governance and technology:

Creating an Innovation Culture for the 21st Century City
Event Date: July 29, 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
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Speakers Include:

Speakers

 

Program Agenda 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Keynote Address, National League of Cities

Mayor’s Roundtable Led by The Director of the Working Cities Challenge, Boston Federal Reserve Bank

Technology for Communities: Microsoft Segment

Reception & Networking

 

This event is a joint effort by The Civic Innovation Project and The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, New England

 

The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center aims for Microsoft to be “of” the community, not just exist within it. Through the Innovation and Policy Center we are extending beyond the tech community to: Connect stakeholders from tech to the broader business, academic and government communities; Catalyze important technology and public policy discussions, and; Contribute more directly with the health and vitality of greater New England.

The Civic Innovation Project is a national innovation and research platform focused on catalyzing government innovation. By expanding awareness and access to data and technology resources, our goal is to transform how leaders innovate in furtherance of government transparency and empower them with tools that have the potential to foster the creation of engaged and informed communities of citizens. Learn more about The Civic Innovation Project at www.civicinnovationproject.com and on Twitter @civinnovation.

LourdesLourdes German is the founder and director of the Civic Innovation Project, a national innovation and research platform intended to catalyze innovation among state and local government leaders and their citizens. Lourdes also serves as a fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she is helping the institute launch an intellectual enterprise that will elevate the importance of municipal fiscal health as a national strategic priority, and is the author of the manuscript for the upcoming book, How Communities Finance America: A Guide to Government Public Finance. Prior to that, Lourdes spent the past decade working in the state and local government sector in various roles, including at Fidelity Investments where she helped create a new national business division focused on government public finance as a Vice President, at Breckinridge Capital Advisors where she served as General Counsel and Vice President of Research with respect to municipal government securities, and at Northeastern where she served as a Visiting Lecturer of Government Public Finance.

#JoinedUp — Celebrating Unity Between Australia and Boston

Last week, our team was honored to host a delegation from Australia to explore best practices in technology, city management, and innovation. Through visits to District Hall, MassChallenge, the Museum of Science, and more, we were able to share our pride in Cambridge and Boston and how we are working together as two cities in innovation.

We’ve gathered some of the best tweets from the visit below:

Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

The summer’s still heating up — and with plenty of tech events happening in Boston and Cambridge, there’s no cooling down in sight! Here are our top five picks for events you don’t want to miss this week:

1) Interaction Design Foundation Boston/Wakefield Mash-Up Monthly
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm – 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

The Interaction Design Foundation – the IDF – is a ten year old transformative non-profit enterprise focused on educating, informing and stimulating the global design community. IDF -Boston and IDF-Wakefieild are local chapters that get together on a monthly basis focusing on providing providing stimulating but fun discussions, insightful information, and face-to-face networking opportunities.

Boston Python2) Boston Python Presentation Night
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm – 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonpython

Boston Python presentation nights are a chance for Python developers to explore new topics in depth. Members or outside experts prepare presentations at a variety of levels, on any number of Python-related topics. By giving Python developers a chance to expand and hone their skills, Boston Python is enriching and strengthening the Python community.

Boston Public Library3) Intro to the Boston Startup Community at the Boston Public Library
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm – 8pm
Boston Public Library (Commonwealth Salon) | 700 Boylston Street | Boston
Twitter: @GA_boston | @BPLBoston

This summer the Boston Public Library will open its doors to General Assembly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will host some of our most popular classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon – from Web Development to Digital Marketing – to give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.

Robby Bitting, Director of Marketing at MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition, gives an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting tech world in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events and meetups to attend, people, companies, venture capital, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.

Intelligent.ly EMERGE4) Intelligent.ly EMERGE
Wednesday, July 22, 8:30am – 7:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @Intelligent_ly

Intelligent.ly helps high-growth startups across Boston develop their talent into highly effective leaders. To develop behaviors and networks that last, every Intelligent.ly program is grounded in expert facilitation, peer collaboration, and practical application.

The Intelligent.ly EMERGE conference is a one-day interactive workshop that brings together high-potential individual contributors from companies across Boston to learn fundamental leadership skills. The event enables emerging leaders to connect with peers in a collaborative environment, while developing core business skills.

Connect. Collaborate. Emerge.

#EndALZ Hackathon5) #EndALZ Hackathon
Saturday, July 25, 9am – 9pm
Hult International Business School | 1 Education Street | Cambridge
Twitter: @AlzheimersMANH | #ENDALZ

For The Longest Day, we’re organizing the first ever #ENDALZ Hackathon, hosted by Hult International Business School. We’ll be working hard to create tech-driven solutions in Alzheimer’s care, while raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the #ENDALZ Hackathon, we’ll be working towards solutions in care and support for individuals living with the disease and their caregivers.

Microsoft New England Picks: 3 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Microsoft New England Picks: 3 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

The work week is back in full swing and we’re itching for August to show up. While our team is out and about welcoming Australian delegates into our community, we’ve gathered three tech events you don’t want to miss this week:

Boston TechBreakfast

1) Boston TechBreakfast
Tuesday, July 14, 8am – 10am
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @techbreakfast

Based on the popular TechBreakfast format, the Boston TechBreakfast is a “show and tell” format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. The event is “triple agnostic”. We don’t care if the technology is from a start up, a large company, a university, a government agency, or someone’s hobby. We are also agnostic as to the industry of the tech – it could be IT, biotech, robotics, aerospace, materials sciences, anything tech and innovative is cool. And we’re also region agnostic – even if you’re not from where we’re hosting, we want to see you and your technology!

TDRR: Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll2) TDRR: Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll
Tuesday, July 14, 4pm – 8pm
Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union | 775 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston
Twitter: @OTDatBU

Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll (TDRR) is a networking event that started in 2010, which was designed to connect scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. The event highlights emerging technologies from Boston University’s research programs in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, medical technology, new ventures, and student-based ventures, with the additional presence of participating applied and translational research centers.

Talent Hackers Boston - Hacking the Diversity Challenge3) Talent Hackers Boston – Hacking the Diversity Challenge
Wednesday, July 15, 6pm-8pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: 
@TalentHackers

Join us for an open discussion on how we can start to prioritize diversity in our hiring & company culture.

How does having a diverse team impact my business goals?

What sourcing methods can I use to build a more diverse talent pipeline?

How can I attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates?

How can I create a more inclusive company culture?

These are just some of the topics that our panelists will be diving into as they share their own advice and experiences.

PANELISTS:

Anik Das, Talent Acquisition @ RaziLabs

Vinay Gidwaney, Cofounder @ Maxwell Health

Carlie Smith, Talent Manager @ OpenView Ventures

Jibran Malek, Marketing Manager @ MassChallenge

Kate Morgan, CEO @ Boston Human Capital Partners

 

Microsoft New England Picks: 6 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Microsoft New England Picks: 6 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

Summertime, and the livin’s easy… we’ve rounded up some of the Boston area’s top events to help you hit the ground running after a relaxing holiday weekend:

Boston Python July Project Night1) Boston Python July Project Night
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30pm – 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @BostonPython

Python project nights are unstructured chances for Python developers to work together, mentor each other, connect socially, teach, learn, or do whatever else it is Python developers want to do together. Our project nights are great ways to build the Python community, by allowing them to meet and interact in whatever way they find most beneficial.

#TechHubTuesday Demo Night2) #TechHubTuesday Demo Night
Tuesday, July 7, 6pm – 10pm
TechHub Boston | 212 Elm Street, 3rd Floor | Somerville

Twitter: @TechHubBoston | #TechHubTuesday

Join #TechHubTuesday at TechHub to experience great demos from the exciting tech entrepreneur community. Follow the # all day to see other demos taking place in Bengaluru and then London.

Each startup has 5 minutes to demo their product in front of a live audience, it’s not a pitch but an opportunity for each startup to explain (and show) what they have been working on. After each demo there is live Q&A with the audience. The idea is to foster innovation and iteration.

Boston Marketing Technology Group July Meetup3) Boston Marketing Technology Group July Meetup
Thursday, July 9, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonmartech

Calling All New England Marketing Technologists!

We have a date, time and a great list of speakers lined up for our next Boston Marketing Technology Group meeting! Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, July 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as we get together, network, learn and discuss marketing approaches and the technology to support them.

Art + Science Movie Night Fundraiser4) Art + Science Movie Night Fundraiser
Thursday, July 9, 7pm – 9pm
Movie Room | 4 Longfellow Place | Boston

Twitter: @giqueme

Join Gique and fellow art+science lovers from the Boston area in a film screening of Eames: The Architect and the Painter! All donations will go toward’s Gique’s STEM+Arts educational programs.

Boston CanvasCon5) Boston CanvasCon
Friday, July 10, 8:30am – 5pm
CIC Cambridge | 1 Broadway | Kendall Square

Twitter: #BostonCanvasCon

Boston CanvasCon is the first event of its kind to bring together Canvas-enthusiasts and newcomers who teach with Canvas. We’re here to find common ground, to support each other in improving educational outcomes, and to learn to better use technology to engage our students, whether adult, traditional or K-12.

Tracks for faculty bring you back to why you love teaching in the first place. We help you integrate technology better in the classroom, in ways that make sense for you and your students. Learn hands-on Canvas skills to make you a Canvas master. Gain confidence if your school has just moved to Canvas. Tracks will focus on learning the tools, teaching effectiveness, design thinking, and the coolest tech.

Ship It! Saturday Hackathon at Launch Academy6) Ship It! Saturday Hackathon at Launch Academy
Saturday, July 111, 9am – 9pm
Launch Academy | 33 Harrison Avenue | Suite 501 | Boston
Twitter: @LaunchAcademy_

Join us for Ship It! Saturday – an all-day Hackathon at Launch Academy’s Mission Control in Downtown Boston. Everyone at this event wants to create something amazing. Have a side project or a nagging bug you’ve been meaning to fix? Ship It! is the venue to get ‘er done. Join a team or hack away on your own, and deploy something of value!