Here are our top picks for all the events you need to know about this week.
Billions of people around the world play games on their computers, consoles and smart phones. They play alone and they play with others scattered around the planet. It is one of the most ubiquitous and compelling activities enabled by modern technology.
How do we begin to tap into the power of games to project and engage those forces to optimize communication, learning, health care and a myriad of other applications beyond games?
On April 13, 2015, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will host a half-day conference that will explore how we can use games to rewire our mind, ultimately motivating ourselves to engage, learn, change bad habits and more…all while we play.
2) CIC Microsoft Partnership – Free Software and Cloud Services
Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
@ CIC | 1 Broadway | Cambridge
Twitter: @cicnow | @ITProGuru
Come to get access codes for all your free Microsoft products and services. While there learn about the exciting partnership between CIC and Microsoft. Microsoft has put a program together for CIC, where CIC can extend to you, a free BizSpark, MSDN and Azure Account. All of which can be used for your production environment. In this workshop Microsoft will lead us through activating benefits including downloading your software and license keys as well as opening your Azure Account that contains $150 worth of services every month for the next three year. If that is not enough, there are other opportunities to increase the value very significantly. Bring a laptop so they can help you activate your services. The session will also cover materials available through BuildYourBiz.org where you can get step-by-step instructions on how to build your business leveraging Azure services. These services and software are designed and licensed for you to use in your production environment. Microsoft wants to find out what else they can do to help the startup community. If you have ideas on other things you would like to see Microsoft do for you, bring them with you. They will have technical experts on the ready if you have technical issues, you may be able to get those answered as well.
Students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets will be given 60 seconds to pitch their interest and passions to a crowd of Boston-based organizations.
Agenda for Talent Expo Spring 2015:
- 8:30am – 9:00am: Coffee, breakfast and arrival
- 9:00am: Introductory remarks and keynote from Daniel Arrigg Koh, Chief of Staff for the City of Boston
- 9:30am: Student presentations begin
- 10:30am: Pitches end
- 10:30am – 11:30am: Networking
4) Kendall Square Association: Third Thursday, Cambridge Science Festival Kick-off Party
Thursday, April 16, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
@ Microsoft NERD Commons
Twitter: @CSFTweets | @kendallnow | #CambSciFest
The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math that makes science accessible, engaging, and fun for all ages. The event runs April 17-26 in and around Cambridge, MA. See the full agenda here!
To kick-off this year’s Festival, Microsoft, MassBio and MassBioEd are hosting a Kendall Square Association Third Thursday celebration event. Join us to meet some of innovators behind the Festival’s 150+ events, try out some experiments, network with the STEAM community, and celebrate the science of Kendall Square!
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