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

| MSNE Staff


Don’t let the rainy start to the week slow you down!  Here are our top picks for this week.

Tuesday, June 2: 8am – 10am
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA 
Twitter: @techbreakfast

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!

civic media dayBoston Civic Media Twitter Chat
Tuesday, June 2: 1pm – 2pm
Twitter: @CivicMediaProj | #civicmediachat

In preparation for and in conjunction with the upcoming Boston Civic Media: Metrics and Methods meeting, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat on June 2nd at 1pm!
This will be a fantastic opportunity to begin the conversation and to connect with others doing civic media research.
@CivicMediaProj will be tweeting out questions including “How do you continue to keep the subjects (communities) engaged after the project is finished? What do you owe them?” and “What is the interplay between quantitative and qualitative methods? How do you determine the best fit?”  Be sure to include #civicmediachat in your tweets to be part of the conversation!


Whitehead-Institute-LogoWhitehead Connects with Amy Schulman: “How to Cross the Street: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Noisy Intersection”
Tuesday, June 2: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
@ McGovern Auditorium | 9 Cambridge Center | Cambridge, MA 
Twitter: @WhiteheadInst

Whitehead Connects is an initiative that brings renowned biology and biotech leaders to Whitehead Institute for an engaging presentation and dynamic networking opportunity for participants.  Following the free, public lecture, participants will have the opportunity to meet Whitehead postdoctoral fellows and learn about their latest discoveries.

417323_10150669099006730_1856349906_nPersonal Democracy Forum 2015
Thursday, June 4 – Friday, June 5th
@ NYU Skirball Center | 566 LaGuardia Place | New York City

Since 2004, Personal Democracy Media has helped nurture a world-wide conversation about technology’s impact on government and politics, and society – providing a place to meet the people who are making that change happen, discover the tools powering the new civic conversation, spot the early trends, and to share in understanding and embracing this dynamic new force. Many of those who are challenging the status quo, learned what they know, or found people to collaborate with, by being a part of Personal Democracy Media.

civic hackingNational Day of Civic Hacking
Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7th
@ Various Locations 
Twitter: #hackforchange

On June 6, 2015, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event will bring together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better. They will collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.




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