Networking calendar

Week of February 10 2013

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Speaker: Roni Mansur, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Health Connector "Connecting the Dots for Small Businesses" Confused about how your small business will navigate the waters of the new national health reform law? Wondering how you are going to connect the dots from health care law to...
Event Information Is Massachusetts on the rise or leveling off as an economic center?The Massachusetts Business Climate Summit, brought to you by the Boston Business Journal and the State House News Service, will explore steps to make Massachusetts a more competitive place to do business....
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:30-10:00 AM Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem, MA...
 
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Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices...
 
Are you a physician, innovator, or entrepreneur with a commercial idea that might be a startup? Join us for this half-day event to discuss today’s unique challenges for life science, medical, and health entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Learn from some of the leading...
 
(Disclaimer: Because of SEC regulations, we can only allow expert investors to be in the meeting. Entrepreneurs are not allowed to solicit investments of any kind. Also, just to set the expectation right, we rarely see any VC. You can drop by anytime, and leave anytime without offending us...
Data driven discovery and advanced analytics are fundamental to life science organizations.  The challenges ahead in managing, sharing, accessing, and analyzing data are exacerbated not just by the ever-increasing volumes of data that are generated but even more so by the need to...
 
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   Do you have projects you've been dying to work on, but you're not sure how to get started? Are you looking for a way to get away from the distractions of home life so you can focus on development? Do you work better in a collaborative environment where you can bounce ideas off...
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Please join us for our February Robotics Roundtable at the new UMass Lowell NERVE. We will be discussing the 2013 calendar and initiatives. The meeting will include a briefing on the new MassTLC Robotics Report, which will officially be launching that day.  After the meeting stay for the...
 
 
 
 
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This program will provide attendees with a greater understanding of how to maximize their Linkedin profile, network and how to best use LinkedIn for outreach and business. (Intermediate level) REGISTER   Key take-aways students will leave with - How to read a LinkedIn profile- Who to...
 
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On Monday, Feb. 11th, we will hold an Angel Education Series workshop at the KPMG LLP at One Broadway, Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square), providing attendees the opportunity to see the environment that hosts some of the area’s most promising startups. The workshop will have two educational sessions...
 
 
 
 
 
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   Live Webcast: Bigger Data on a Budget - Get a better understanding of what Big Data is, what all is involved for companies that are quickly accumulating exceedingly large amounts of complex data, what the options are to handle this information and most importantly, what this...
 
 
 
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Open Office Hours 3PM-5PM: Have questions about your company’s social media marketing strategy? The Social Craft’s open office hours, held regularly on the first Wednesday of the month 3PM-5PM, are an opportunity for businesses to get technical or strategic advice on social media topics ranging...
Last year HackKendall at Venture Café produced a panoply of ideas about the future of Kendall Square. This is your opportunity to make sure that the proposals the Cambridge City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning Committee is currently considering reflect those ideas and...
Come mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs! Find serendipitous connections, meet VCs for office hours and attend E&I-focused events. www.vencaf.com Venture Cafe alpha is an invitational prototype, with invitations extended to the entrepreneurial, innovative and creative communities...
 
 
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Join us for Labs Open House: February 12, 2013, 4-6pm Looking for the newest techniques to optimize your front-end design and code for conversions and registrations? Is your product’s mobile experience driving your users up the wall? Want a peek at the latest web and mobile APIs that will transform...
 
 
 
 
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 Are you interested in building an educational mobile app but don't know where to start? Come learn about best practices for creating a game that not only engages users, but also helps them learn something new. Learn about basic principals of game design, what's happening in the industry...
Mobile continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in the technology industry. The major telecom carriers are under huge pressures to have the next best innovation to stay on top. One way to do ensure they stay innovative is through their innovation and collaboration centers. These...
The Pitch Contest consists of two rounds of selection.  In the first round, applications are evaluated anonymously by a group of area business leaders.  Ten finalists will be selected from among the applicants and invited to compete at the Venture Forum’s final meeting of the season,...
Bob Davis, General Partner,  Highland Capital Partners, Moderates Panel of Co-Founders, CEOs and CIOs with Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs Success.  The Big Dance.  Whether it’s a liquidity event such as an IPO, or a lucrative company sale, successfully of launching a new...
Shipping Product Daily - Is Continuous Delivery Right for You? Every development team is being asked to increase its development speed and scalability either to push themselves to get code out quicker and reduce risk of large deployments or because the market is demanding new capabilities...
 
 
 
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This panel discussion will focus on some recent social applications of NFC – including smart posters and social networking tags - as well as emerging future opportunities. Discussion topics include: How could NFC-capable mobile devices shape the ways we connect, interact, share...
Agenda   Richard Mallah, Cambridge Semantics: Leveraging Semantics for Text Mining and Text Analytics Semantic web technologies provide the operational meaning and flexibility to both aid the process of text analytics and unlock the potential of that analysis. Linked Data, OWL, and...
Go Botany – Using eCommerce Techniques to “Sell” Science” Abstract We didn’t set out to “sell” science, we were trying to create a great way for people, including kids, to connect with the science of botany. We did the usual steps – interviewing users, creating personas, making sketches....
Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Facebook-Developers/events/98954312/The Facebook Open Graph API enables apps to publish user interactions (e.g. "took a photo", "listened to a song") to the user's News Feed, Ticker, and Timeline. Integrating with the Open Graph unlocks vibrant...
$20 admission fee includes complimentary food and drinksCelebrate Mardi Gras in a special way. We know as entrepreneurs you often entertain and host events with current, potential and future clients. Join us for an exclusive tasting from top mixologists on perfecting that special cocktail. Learn...
Developing mobile apps can involve a lot of new and unexpected challenges. Beyond needing to learn a whole new programming language (Objective C for iPhone, or Java for Android), one common complaint among new app developers is that the development environments for those languages are...
Java and Documents: PDF Parsing to Make Reflection Your Compliant Minion by Steve Hawley   Abstract The Adobe Portable Document Format is a deceptively simple format that lends itself to obvious Java parsing solutions, which guarantee either hard to read code or fragile code or both....
DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). We are always looking for amazing demos from companies in the Boston mobile community. Come meet for a drink and catch up on all the new mobile developments at our next DrinksOnTap event -Wednesday,...
It's another special Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition.  This month we're showcasing new local food and food-related innovation! Scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm, we've got a terrific group of yummy new products to help promote -- and lots of great networking too!...
Navigating Organizational Conflict to Build Stronger Teams Instructor: Claudette Rowley MSW, CPPC   Are you in a company where employees' interpersonal conflicts often go unresolved? Do you have disputes or disagreements with a co-founder that you don't know how to resolve? Would you ...
Presented by Jennifer Fabrizi and Sarah Bloomer at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA Are you new to managing a team of user experience professionals? Are you trying to improve the acceptance and effectiveness of your user experience team?  Or maybe you’ve got a mature UX...
Managing technical teams can be difficult, especially when some resources are not local. Management of software development for web-apps, back-end systems, and mobile are common use cases, but these techniques can often be applied in other areas. Join us for a discussion of best practices and...
Description This course picks up where our CSS Basics class left off - we'll explain positioning and layouts, probably the most challenging part of CSS. Practice is key to understanding layouts, so we'll work through exercises and examples that demonstrate each of the different techniques....
 Come join Women 2.0 this February for our Boston Founder Friday ! This event takes place on Friday, February 15th from 6-9pm hosted at Collaboratory 4.0 Founder Friday is open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and investors and is free to those who...
 
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Do you have a strategy for getting the most out of LinkedIn? Can you point to real business wins you’ve earned because of that strategy? Most professionals use LinkedIn passively, only increasing their usage while looking to hire or be hired. Many successes people cite from LinkedIn are...