12 MORE DAYS ’til Spring! In the meantime, get inside for some awesome events. Here are three not to miss this week:
Learn all about MassChallenge’s new hardware and manufacturing space Wednesday at #MCSampler15. Prototyping and Manufacturing! Join top MC hardware alumni in engaging breakout sessions to get acquainted with the MADE@ program, MassChallenge’s new initiative to champion startups with things to build!
2) MassTLC Annual Meeting: Good Morning Techies! Conversations with the Region’s Movers, Shakers and Money Makers
Friday, March 13, 7:45 – 11:30am
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | 600 Atlantic Avenue #100 | Boston
Twitter: @MassTLC #mtlcAM
Rise and grind techies! And, get your morning dose of news, commentary, economic forecast, and policy insights at the region’s first “talk show” inspired tech event. Local celebrity host John Landry – one of the region’s greatest personalities, long-time techie, angel investor, and advisor – will lead us through a unique morning of commentary, guest interviews, and more, as we explore where Massachusetts dominates, where we need to invest, and what you and your executive teams need to know to be successful in 2015 and beyond.
Full agenda of speakers and panels here.
3) Hubhacks 2: Visualizing a Thriving, Healthy, and Innovative Boston
Saturday, March 14, All Day
District Hall | 75 Northern Avenue | Boston
Twitter: #HubHacks @DoITBoston @newurbanmechs
HubHacks 2 is a data visualization challenge managed by the City of Boston. We’re asking developers, designers, and data scientists to find new insights in urban data and show them in inviting, understandable, and thought-provoking ways.
Building on our successful open data portal, the City will provide brand new data sets that touch on important parts of life and business in Boston. HubHackers will be asked to:
- Connect City data and other public data sets to create more contextualized understanding of our progress towards the goal of a thriving, healthy and innovative city.
- Craft innovative visualizations that highlight trends, opportunities, and decision points, providing deeper insight for the City and better transparency to citizens.
- Find valuable insights that will help business owners, residents and students who call Boston home.
- Create visualizations that support a conversation between City government and the community around important topics.
We’re looking to present interesting Boston data in unique places in the City.
The challenge will kick-off on March 14th at District Hall with a full day event to help participants learn about the data sets and the prizes. The challenge will run for three weeks with winners announced on April 4th at Faneuil Hall.
This year we are once again offering two full days of Joomla! Join us for sessions on Saturday, and extended workshops on Sunday.
Based on feedback from last year requesting a track for people who are new to Joomla, we are offering a two-day track called “Joomla for Beginners”. Rod Martin, of OS Training, will be leading this extended, extensive two-day workshop. If you have ever wanted to learn everything about Joomla, this is the weekend for you! You will go from localhost to launch in a relaxed setting with fellow Joomla users!
Ryan Ozimek will be our Pi Day Keynote speaker and Roland Dalmulder, PLT and new Bug Squad lead, will be running a live bug squashing session.
There is something for all levels of Joomla users and an unprecedented opportunity to network! See you there!
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