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


Winter is definitely here. Time to get inside for some awesome events! Here are three not to miss this week Microsoft New England:

tech-breakfast1) Boston TechBreakfast with HoppinIn, Rejjee, Inc., iClinical Inc, HireAction
Tuesday, February 17, 8:00am – 10:00am
Twitter: @TechBreakfast @HoppinIn @RejjeeApp @iClinicalData @HireAction

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!

boston-new-tech2) Boston New Technology February 2015 Product Showcase
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00pm
Twitter: @BostonNewTech #BNT50

Celebrate our 50th Boston New Technology Product Showcase!

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 Q&A. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT50 hashtag in social media posts: details here.

challenge-cup17763) 1776 Challenge Cup: Regionals
Thursday, February 19, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Twitter: @1776 #1776Challenge

Challenge Cup is a global competition to identify the most promising startups focused on solving the world’s biggest challenges in education, energy & sustainability, health, and transportation & cities.

4) Global Urban Datafest: Smart Cities Challenge 
Saturday, February 21, 8:30am – 7:00pm @ Harvard Innovation Lab
Twitter: @DataFestNet #SmartCityHack

global-urban-datafestThe Challenge: Join us and work with Massachusetts cities to solve real challenges they face. Help Holyoke develop solutions to improve its pedestrian experience & support Somerville measure the impact of its city services.

Who Should Participate: Everyone! You don’t need to be a technology expert to participate… We’re looking for business thinkers, policy analysts, journalists, designers, community organizers, urban planners, or anyone else who is interested in solving real urban challenges.

Find more information + register here.

Code-for-boston5) CodeAcross Boston
Saturday, February 21, 9:00am – Sunday, February 22, 2:00pm
Twitter: @CodeForBoston #CodeAcross

Please join Code for Boston for a weekend of discussion, civic hacking, and data-driven exploration at our second annual CodeAcross event on February 21-22, 2015.

This year, Code for Boston is collaborating with MassIT, the IT department for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; our municipal partners; and local community groups to use state and local data in exploring the civic and social issues that face our local communities. The issues that we are focusing on this year are around public safety and justice, health and human services, economic development, and citizen engagement, and celebrating open data in MA as part of International Open Data Day.

At CodeAcross, we’ll bring together government employees, technologists, and regular citizens to start working together on creative solutions to some of these issues. We’re aiming for CodeAcross to have something for everyone – this is definitely not a just-for-coders type of event – by combining the best elements of unconferences and hackathons.

We can’t wait to see you all for a couple days of collaboration, problem solving, and civic hacking!

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