Microsoft New England Picks: 6 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

| MSNE Staff

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What did we tell you — the weather has finally improved and Spring is in full bloom! And so are our calendars! Here are our top picks for can’t-miss events this week.

StartupML1) Next.ML — Machine Learning Workshops & Case Studies
Monday, April 27, 10am – 9pm

@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @startupml #NextML

There are over 11 million professional software developers according to this IDC Study. They write complicated, brittle code using a declarative approach that often fails to recognize the complexity of user behavior. Next.ML is an all day event that brings together leading machine learning engineers from industry and academia to kick off the transition from the declarative era of software development to the probabilistic era of software development. Be sure to catch talks by Microsoft Research’s Alekh Agarwal, our own principal Development Lead for modules in the Microsoft Azure ML Studio team here in Cambridge, Sudarshan Raghunathan, and Principal Software Dev Manager, Machine Learning, Sachin Chouksey!

TEALS2) TEALS Volunteer Information Session
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge | 1st Floor – “Deborah Sampson and Thomas Paul” room
Twitter: @MSNewEngland #TEALS #YouthSpark

Are you an engineer, software developer or programmer and interested in providing opportunities for young people to learn computer science? Local schools need your expertise to help them jump start and build sustainable computer science programs by volunteering as part of TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), a volunteer movement supported by Microsoft to bring computer science education to every high school in the U.S.

Learn about how to help a high school start teaching computer science. Presentation starts a 7:00pm with Q&A to follow. Light dinner provided. (Free) Registration through EventBrite required.

14280807783) Talent Hackers Boston – Tech Recruitment
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

Twitter: @TalentHackers

Whether you’re a founder, work in a startup or an in-house recruiter you have one thing in common. You all know that hiring tech talent is tough. Really tough.

So at this Talent Hackers event, we’ll talk about:
– Where you can find tech talent
– How you can attract the best talent
– How to hire the best tech talent
– How to retain your talent

The panel will share tips and tricks so you can learn from people who have done it before and, importantly, are still doing it now.
We encourage you to ask questions, and share your own answers and experiences too. We know there is great insight and advice waiting to be tapped in the audience and we want to squeeze all that knowledge out at this event.


Justin Souders, Sr. Tech Recruiter @ Constant Contact
Vikki Hyer, Director of Talent @ Nanigans
Jason Azocar, Sr. Tech Recruiter @ HubSpot
Chris Smedile, Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Consulant

KSA4) Kendall Non-Profit Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, April 29, 11:00am – 2:00pm
@ The Atrium @ 100 Technology Square | During Winter Farmers Market
Twitter: @kendallnow

The Kendall Square Association and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. host a Non-Profit Volunteer Fair for employees and residents in the Kendall Square area who are looking to give back. Meet and greet with non-profits from across Cambridge that have volunteer opportunities available right now! Find ways to match your skills and passions with their missions and connect with others in Kendall interested in meaningful volunteer work. Cambridge has a wide array of extremely active non-profits that are serving and supporting the community, including our young people, for the 21st century. Kendall Square is one of the most innovative places on the planet and it’s time to put our brightest minds to work improving the City we call home! RSVP below. (Walk-ins welcome!)

lWcBfi9e5) TiE Startup Con
Friday, May 1, 7:30am – 9:00pm
@ Cambridge Marriott | 50 Broadway | Cambridge
Twitter: @tieboston #TieStartupCon

TiE-Boston has a nearly two decades-long tradition of fostering entrepreneurship in Massachusetts. There’s no better demonstration of this mission than TiE-Boston’s annual conference. This year’s conference, puts “startups” at the core of the event, as the organization seeks to help early-stage entrepreneurs along their journey to launch and build their own companies. With upwards of 600 annual attendees, the conference boasts three tracks focusing on the “Entrepreneur’s Journey”, “Tales from the Startup Trenches”, along with traditional insight into “What’s Hot in Tech and Pharma in 2015″.

In addition, the TiE Sharks event provides several companies with the opportunity to negotiate with some of Boston’s top angel investors for access to valuable capital. All in all, the tradition of mentorship and advice from some of the industry’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs serves as a foundation for TiE StartupCon’s 2015 theme of “Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs.”

Technovation6) Technovation 2015: Regional Pitch Night & Showcase
Friday, May 1, 5:00pm – 12:00am
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @technovation

Come celebrate the locally-made MA apps submitted for the Technovation Challenge!Up to 7 teams will be presenting their pitches, vying for for the local Technovation crown! ALL registered teams are welcome to set up their posterboards and show off their apps prior to the pitch contest. The first hour of the event is devoted to all teams showing off their work in a gallery style presentation! Teachers/coaches can sign up their teams for the gallery when registering.

All teams who take part in the posterboard gallery will be considered in the pre-selection process. The pre-selection process determines which teams will pitch to the judges on the night of the event, but the selections will not be announced until the night of the event.

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