Networking calendar

January 2015

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January 5, 2015: Automation and Technology in Agriculture  (click link to register)We likely all know the difference in the taste of locally grown produce; think of tomatoes in January in New England! And then there's managing crop growth and harvesting which is backbreaking work that often...
About This ClassContent marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. Content including video, blog posts, whitepapers, podcasts etc. gives organizations the ability to differentiate from competitors and position their brand and its executives as thought leaders.A well...
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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. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them....
This meeting is co-sponsored by CNET - The IEEE Consultants' Network.   Our speakers include successful entrepreneurs who have utilized Bootstrapping to fund and grow their businesses. We will discuss various techniques for funding, Bootstrapping pluses and minuses, resources for...
About This WorkshopUsing design thinking methods developed by David Kelly at the Stanford d.School, learn how to make faster, better design decisions by putting the customer first. Design Thinking is based on a series of Steps: Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping and Testing. And a set of...
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This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.
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NOTE: This session is for MassTLC members that are VPs of Engineering & CTOs of technology companies only.This peer-to-peer group is for engineering executives to connect and have honest and insightful discussions on the challenges and opportunities of leading technology organizations. The...
About This ClassFundraising for your business is simple but it is no easy. It requires a tremendous focus with structured components and extreme attention to detail. Fundraising is an art and this workshop presents the elements of the art-form to you.This seminar will cover the basic requirements...
About This ClassSo many websites get mobile design wrong, because they fail to understand the core user experiences their mobile users have. That's why we have mobile UX!Prototyping is essential to designing memorable mobile user experiences, but can often be overlooked at the beginning of building...
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Center for Women and EnterpriseEstablished in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.As New...
Supported by the creators of Mass Innovation Nights, Innovation Breakfast live events and InnovationBreakfast.com are designed to support local innovation.  Innovation Breakfast meetings allow us to help connect local innovators, entrepreneurs, business people and investors, etc....
This is our inaugural event!  Bring some business cards and your indoor soccer shoes (please, no cleats) to kick the ball around in a fun, friendly pickup game while networking with other startup professionals.  Please join our Meetup group to learn more!
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It's a new year and with it, another opportunity to build awesome projects! Kick off 2015 in style and spend a warm day indoors with us at Ship It! Saturday - an all-day Hackathon at Mission Control, Launch Academy's homebase in Chinatown! Launch Academy is a 10-week training program...
About This WorkshopAs technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of...
About This ClassModels mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we’ll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how...
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The EDGE conference examines what’s happening, what’s new and what’s next in the marketing world. Join us on January 12th at the ICA for a half-day conference dedicated to the revolutionary brands, services, and innovative ideas that destined to influence the future of marketing, media, and...
  January 12, 2015 (2nd Monday due to holiday on 3rd Monday): Tech Transfer  (click to register) There's insourcing, outsourcing, in licensing, outlicensing and other models of partnerships that can be useful, especially in the research intensive fields within life sciences....
Note: This event is 21+ only. Our first DrinksOnTap for 2015 is NEXT MONDAY! DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). Come meet for a drink and catch up on all the new mobile developments at our next DrinksOnTap event - ...
About This EventDash is the easiest tool to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Come meet and work alongside other hackers in the making as we navigate our way through fun online tutorials. You'll walk away with a better understanding of front-end web development and will meet like-minded friends who...
WebInno is a regular gathering of over 1,000 people engaged in internet and mobile innovation. Open to everyone in the community.On Twitter: Use the hashtag #WebInno and follow us at @WebInno. Agenda:7pm: "Main Dish" Demos will present on stage:Flyp -...
Come join us for pizza, beer, and robots and learn more about the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator powered by Techstars.Techstars and Qualcomm will be in town to share information about the robotics accelerator and answer any questions you might have. Techstars alumni and mentors will be there to talk...
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In today’s difficult investment climate, entrepreneurs should have the maximum understanding of the impact of proposed financing – before they talk to investors.This session will not only explain terms such as:pre-moneyfully diluted equityoption poolpercentage ownershipweighted average...
Come to the The Venture Forum’s Jan. 13 kick off meeting, 5:30 pm- 8:30pm in WPI’s Rubin Campus Center with three notable IP speakers: Kryngle Daly of KBioBox, a genetics analytics entrepreneur; Brian Dingman of Dingman, McInnes & McLane, a patent attorney; and Andrew Bostian of BlumShapiro, an...
Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly MeetupAgenda TBD
This meeting is sponsored by Akamai(space, food and drinks). Java and Data: Using Spring Data with Mongo DBAccessing data repositories in various applications programming languages typically involves writing of tedious boilerplate lines of code. Some application development frameworks...
About This ClassFor most products, less than 5% of new signups eventually become actively engaged users. Improving your onboarding flow can be an important catalyst for growth. So how can you do it?This class will teach you how to build an onboarding experience that delivers value quicker and makes...
About This ClassIf you work in a traditional (or home-based) office setting, you know that finding opportunities for movement and exercise is much easier said than done. This class will help you look for opportunities and strategies to bring movement, exercise, and play into an office environment....
Boston AWS Meetup. Tuesday, Jan 13, 6:30-9pmLocation: Amazon, 101 Main st., 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 Thank you to the Amazon team, and specifically Ricardo DeMatos, who has helped make these arrangements - venue, food sponsorship, and presentations! What better way to kick-off the...
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Each month, ten companies bring new products to Mass Innovation Nights and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures & video, add product mentions to LinkedIn & Facebook, and otherwise help spread the word. These live events allow companies to show off Massachusetts...
Looking for smart, hungry developers to join your team? Come meet our cohort of junior web developers ready to put their new skills to use. They're well-versed in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (Angular.js), and Ruby on Rails. Come check out their portfolio of web applications and...
About This EventBeing acquired by a tech giant like Google is the dream of many entrepreneurs. For some, including Izzy Azeri and Dan Belcher of Stackdriver, it’s a reality. Join Izzy and Dan, along with Boston New Tech, at General Assembly for beers, pizza and a candid conversation.Servicing top...
At Startup Institute, we believe in career love.Join Program Director Allan Telio on January 14th at our Boston campus to learn how Startup Institute can land you a job you’ll be passionate about. Our immersive curriculum, career mentorship, expert instruction, and targeted skills’ training have...
This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Wednesday, January 14th at Moksa in Cambridge and will begin at 7pm.Our presentation this month will be by Chris Foster and Mike Mandel from Harmonix Music Systems, who will be giving a talk entitled:“New Eyes, No Hands:...
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Join our experts in an overview discussion of financial projections. Learn the key metrics that will get investors to notice you, as well as those that will get you rejected. If you have no idea where to begin with your financial projections, this program is for you.Experts –Heather Onstott, Launch...
Cyber attacks can strike at any time, potentially crippling network infrastructure and severely degrading user experience. Depending on the type and severity of an attack, the impact on companies, government agencies and other organizations can result in resource damages, millions of dollars of...
NOTE: This session is for MassTLC members that are DevOps professionals of technology companies only.MassTLC is launching a new peer-to-peer group for DevOps professionals to connect and have insightful and candid discussions with peers on the challenges and opportunities of implementing...
WeWork Boston is excited to announce the official launch of our labs program. Come celebrate with us at our official kickoff party at WeWork Fort Point! Meet some of the mentors and VCs involved in the program, network with other startups, and enjoy an after-work drink on us.  About...
Embracing failure - it’s something that people love to say, but people rarely know how to do.Allan Telio will lead a discussion about how to define failure, how it relates to creating an environment of learning, and how to create a work culture that embraces it. He’ll also discuss how sometimes...
Are you an entrepreneur who has a product or service to sell to consumers?Or a service to help your local community, the nation, or the world?Apply to the EforAll Pitch Contest for the shot at thousands of dollars in cash prizes & feedback from industry pros!Deadline to...
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Bring some business cards and your indoor soccer shoes (please, no cleats) to kick the ball around in a fun, friendly pickup game while networking with other startup professionals. Please join our Meetup group to learn more! 
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Whether it's selling gluten-free dog treats or creating a game-changing app, many of us have considered starting something that's just ours. Join us for a discussion with serial small business owner Emmett Soldati, founder of Teatotaller Tea House, Leaven Bread & Beer, and other innovative...
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How well do VCs know the companies they invest in? And how well do the company founders know their investors?What can be learned from the probing questions we will ask of their “marriage”?Come to the VC Newlywed game and have some fun as we see company founders and their investors play the game ad...
The solar power industry in Massachusetts has been growing steadily to the point that Massachusetts is 5th in the nation in total solar power.  MA solar companies installed 237 MW of solar power in 2013.  Programs such as Solarize Massachusetts, Commonwealth Solar II and Mass Solar...
Session Description: In this hands-on presentation (live-code and demos) we will discuss variety of existing and proposed extension points to Spark and demonstrate some of the completed as well as prototyped efforts around extending Spark with sole purpose of facilitating access to variety of...
Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Questions & Answers. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT49...
We are having our winter installment of our homebrew job fair.  These are usually the largest and best attended with up to 15 companies and engineers from all over New England.  Engineers----------------------------The event is free for engineers looking for opportunities.Please...
Time and Location:6:30 - 8:30 PMConstant Contact, 3rd Floor, The Great Room1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA Terminator 5?  Smart Machines and Robotics:  Part 1: Is the Skynet Falling?"Like computers, robotics has quite a strong divide between the software and the hardware...
About This EventThis winter 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 tech classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon to give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you...
About This ClassThe goal of visual design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. This class will teach you the purpose of visual design and how it relates to UX design.We'll learn the basic elements of Visual Design (ie: layout, graphics, type, color) and review and critique...
Terminator 5?  Smart Machines and Robotics:  Part 1: Is the Skynet Falling? "Like computers, robotics has quite a strong divide between the software and thehardware...." is how an answer to a question posted on Stackoverflow.com began.  The question?  "What...
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Finance and accounting are as much the lifeblood of a business as product execution and marketing.  In this program, Connie Wright of Charles River CFO will orient you to the key concepts in accounting and finance, and give you the tools you need as your business grows.  Topics will...
Why do so many people feel disconnected from government, whether local or national? How we can ensure that government represents the people it's supposed to serve? We'll discuss the importance of civic engagement within the tech community and how government can use transparency and new technologies...
User Experience is an overwhelmingly massive profession. It is one which lives in overlapping areas of psychology, design, and technology. That is why #UXBCon features 10 brilliant local designers from all corners of the trade with talks ranging from UI Animation to User Testing. We're extremely...
About This EventDo you want to refresh your resume with a new skill in 2015 with General Assembly? Are you interested in becoming a member of WeWork, a beautiful workspace and community for startups and small businesses opening in Boston? Join us after work at WeWork Fort Point + General Assembly...
BostonCHI, UXPA Boston, Boston IxDA, and the other usability and interactions groups of Boston, invite you to join us for our annual winter party at The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA between Central Sq and Kendall Sq.Please join us on Wednesday, January 21st, in a private...
Wednesday January 21st, Beantown Connect is happy to announce it's next Boston area professional networking event at Julep Bar in the heart of the Financial District.Join us from 6-9pm for free appetizers and a casual business afterhours to build and develop business connections.You can also join...
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 January 22, 2015: Design for the User Experience (UX/UI), Platform Agnostic  (click link to register)If your market can't use your product easily and intuitively, adoption will be shakey, at best. And yet, styles change, sometimes based on fads, sometimes based on new ideas. Navigating...
About This WorkshopThere are many prototyping tools for the UX designer to consider. As a UX designer, you should strive to master Axure because of its robust versatility and its increasing demand within the UX domain. Yes it's complex, because it’s so powerful, but Axure can also be easy to use....
Meet the extraordinary and inspiring women being honored and hear the stories of how they have made a profound impact on society. The honorees are role models who balance job and personal responsibilities while making a difference in their community. Join us to congratulate them, be...
Location services is one of the most interesting areas of web development today. Technologies that were once too complex and esoteric to be used by anyone outside of NASA or the military became standard offerings for the likes of Hotels.com and Foursquare, and are now being regularly deployed by...
About This ClassDeveloping a great call to action (CTA) that improves conversion doesn’t happen by accident. In the class, we’ll cover strategies that can help you get the most from your messages, including: defining the audience, deciding on potential and desired behaviors, ensuring content and...
HubSpot builds a marketing & sales software platform used by 10,000+ businesses. In this talk Tom Petr, Platform team Tech Lead, will talk about how we've increased our developer productivity while scaling our infrascture. He will cover the practices and tools (including using Mesos on EC2)...
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The purpose of Across Boundaries is to promote dialogue about digital learning. Our 3rd annual conference will examine how the most promising digital tools are being implemented in educational settings to increase student learning. The conference brings together a diverse set of voices to...
Bring some business cards and your indoor soccer shoes (please, no cleats) to kick the ball around in a fun, friendly pickup game while networking with other startup professionals.Please join our Meetup group to learn more! 
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The purpose of Across Boundaries is to promote dialogue about digital learning. Our 3rd annual conference will examine how the most promising digital tools are being implemented in educational settings to increase student learning. The conference brings together a diverse set of voices to...
About This EventAn intensive one-day workshop with hands-on experience in responsive typography covering basic fundamentals of typography and the four P's of making it responsive: Performance, Progression, Proportion, and Polish.Web fonts have been around for a few years now, as has Responsive Web...
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The class is designed for start-up and early stage technology entrepreneurs looking to delve into each phase of getting their new venture going. The Start Smart Class  is a highly interactive program in which 15-20 entrepreneurs spend an evening per week with first-class experts learning how...
3D printing a new instrument? Building a sound sculpture? Working on a musical app? Crafting a composition with code? Bring your musical projects, instruments, hacks, & ideas to Boston music tech project night! The goal is to have a "builder-oriented" project night to get musically-minded...
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It’s 2015 and the 114th Congress has just been sworn in. The President’s recent executive memo on immigration is working towards implementation and millions of lives are about to change. So what does this mean for Massachusetts? Do these policies and changes affect your day- to- day, business,...
Join us Tuesday, January 27th for a CMO Breakfast with Staples, where we'll hear from Frank Bifulco, EVP Global Marketing!DETAILS:Tuesday, January 27th, 20158:30am: Registration and Breakfast9:00am: Presentation and Q&ANEW LOCATION!Google, Cambridge355 Main Street, 5th FloorCambridge, MA...
Are you on the hunt for high potential software development talent?Launch Academy has trained 35 world-class beginners so that they can work for you! They are ambitious overachievers that are actively seeking full time positions as Junior Web Developers.WHAT HAVE LAUNCHERS BUILT?During the program...
About This WorkshopThis one-day Photoshop workshop provides you with the skills you need to successfully use Photoshop for both online and print imagery. Presented by the instructors from the American Graphics Institute, authors of more than 10 books on Photoshop, and delivered at General Assembly...
The 10 finalists vie for covetted cash prizes and resources. We are bringing amazing Judges: *Paul English, Founder of Kayak.com & Blade. *Philippe Schwartz, Co-Founder/CEO of Oovoo, and currently COO of Withings *Joanna Meiseles, Senior Director of Programs and Operations at...
We are currently accepting applications for our next Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Seattle dedicated to Digital Work. This cohort will focus on startups building scalable productivity applications, cloud-centric software platforms and enterprise-grade solutions to help people get more done....
This is a must-attend event for any employers looking for designer talent in the Boston area.DesignerX takes no referral fee or commission! MEET TOP UX/UI DESIGNERS.Hiring designers is hard, especially here in Boston. That's why we started DesignerX, the most exclusive recruiting event...
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What does the 2015 economy hold? Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D. President and CEO of G-enovation, of Lexington, MA, says 2015 will usher in a new era of promising and innovative private sector momentum to address many basic problems and needs, as well as create opportunities through increasingly...
Are you on the hunt for high potential software development talent?Launch Academy has trained 35 world-class beginners so that they can work for you! They are ambitious overachievers that are actively seeking full time positions as Junior Web Developers.WHAT HAVE LAUNCHERS BUILT?During the program...
Are you looking for a new office space but aren’t sure where to start?WeWork is a community for creators with 25 locations and 16,000 members worldwide. We have month-to-month offices for teams that range from solopreneur to 50+ people. Not only are our spaces beautiful, but flexible and affordable...
This New Year, SheStarts is resolving to help you be better equipped to run your startup! Join us to learn about  legal issues startups face and how to plan for them. Hear from our panel of lawyers who will teach you about corporate matters, employment issues, patents, and immigration and will...
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Join our experts in an overview discussion of financial projections. Learn the key metrics that will get investors to notice you, as well as those that will get you rejected. If you have no idea where to begin with your financial projections, this program is for you.Experts -Heather Onstott, Launch...
Venture Cafe has several events and Office Hours lined up!Venture Café in Session: Life Sciences - 3PMOffice Hours: Jodi-Tatiana Charles - 3PMOffice Hours: Joe Caruso - 3PMOffice Hours: Steve Davis - 3PMOffice Hours: Bill Larrenaga - 3PM Office Hours: Investors Collaborative - 3PMOffice Hours...
TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting...
Laird Dornin will be speaking on material from his book, Enterprise Android, which provides comprehensive coverage of data centric Android applications and scalable cloud services. The book provides readers with instruction on end to end mobile development. This presentation will focus on the main...
Learning how to code is one of the most important skills you can learn today.  But with so many different Coding Bootcamp options out there, where do you start?  The founders of Launch Academy and The Firehose Project will sit down to provide first-hand...
Watch the region's top entrepreneurs square off and pitch their consumer products & services ideas. Finalist ideas include an energizing tea, an innovative glucose control system, and reusable flower bouquets. Seating is limited, so RSVP for this FREE event soon! 
Hello Hardwarians!  We're back with another round of companies for you!It's all about the teams, so each month we have 3 hardware startups present. They have time to pitch, take questions, and hopefully demo.  This month's meetup will be located at Bolt in Downtown Crossing...
About This EventIs your product or service on sale now? Are you ready for customers and users? The spotlight is on you for this meetup. This is a meetup for entrepreneurs, developers and investors to become acquainted and find what they need to move forward.General Assembly is sponsoring this...
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OverviewNECINA (http://www.necina.org) is a New England-based nonprofit organization that was founded 19 years ago by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to nourish entrepreneurship, facilitate professional career development, and bridge the business and culture gap between...

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