3 Not-To-Miss Events This Week at Microsoft New England

| MSNE Staff


Fall is officially here! And with the changing leaves and cool temps comes our biggest season for events here at Microsoft New England.

Here are three not to miss this week:

14115844291) BREW Boston/ENET 5th Annual Incubators’ and Accelerators’ Expo
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Twitter: @BREWBoston @BostonENET

New England has many incubators, each with its own focus, programs, services… and even personality.  The Incubators and Accelerators’ Expo brings together a curated group of the top programs in Boston, including MassChallenge, Future Boston, Greentown Labs, and others to present to the community of entrepreneurs. Small businesses and tech startups have the opportunity to learn about the programs available to kickstart their businesses, as well as learn about admission to these programs and how to succeed using accelerators.  This event is part of BREW 2014, the Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Weeks.

meetup-thumbnauk2) Introduction to Lego Mindstorms
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lego Mindstorms is one way to get into robotics – you’ve got sensors and motors and a controller and all the possibilities of the lego system for the mechanics. Like with anything though lego robots have their good points and their bad, and my intent here is to walk through what you can expect from the current lego mindstorms set, what it can do and how you work with it.

Rough outline:

• Demos

– demo of R3PTAR, one of the standard robots for the EV3 Mindstorms set, which have build instructions, pre-built behaviors, and can be controlled from the mindstorms iOS app

– demo of the arduino drawbot, which uses an arduino as a controller and lego motors and sensors

• Quick overview and history of lego robotics

• EV3 Mindstorms set, price, what can you do with it, what it contains

• EV3 Programming, demo of a read-a-sensor move-a-motor program

• Beyond the basics

– EV3 and arduino

– EV3 and ROS (Robot Operation System)

– mechanical engineering with lego

bostonstartupjobfair3) Boston Startup Job Fair
Friday, October 24, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Twitter: @StartupJF

The Boston Startup Job Fair connects top talent job seekers with exciting Boston area startups. The fair has drawn 110+ startups and 2500+ job seekers resulting in over 90 hires. Startups have hired for both technical and non-technical positions and are looking to fill full-time and intern positions. Past attendees include HubsSpot, Audible.com, MediaMath, ZocDoc, Gazelle, Bookbub, Acquia and many more!

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