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

| MSNE Staff

Events 8-24

Summer may be winding down, but Boston is still keeping things warmed up with plenty of events through the end of the month. Here are our picks for six not-to-miss events this week:

1) Boston-Area Market, Business and Competitive Intel Meetup
Wednesday, August 26, 6pm — 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

Join us on August 26 for a group discussion on win-loss analysis best practices. During this session we will hear how leading organizations are leveraging formal win-loss analysis programs to stay competitive. The session will be moderated by Boston-based win-loss expert Ryan Sorley of DoubleCheck Research. Questions for the peer discussion will include:

• What are you doing today?

• How did you know a program made sense?

• How did create a program?

• How did I gain buy-in from sales?

• What steps are needed to execute?

• What benefits have you seen?

Ryan Sorley is a former sales VP with Gartner and the founder of DoubleCheck Research, a win-loss analysis firm who supports many of Boston’s most progressive technology firms. Ryan is also a regular speaker on win-loss analysis and contributor to, HubSpot’s Sales Blog, and SalesHacker.

Startup Leadership2) Summer Conversations: Stories from the Fundraising Process
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm — 8:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @startlead

Are you a founder or startup CXO in the HIT or tech spaces thinking about fundraising? Come listen to recently-funded entrepreneurs share stories about their startups – successes, hurdles, and advice for other entrepreneurs on the fundraising process. The entrepreneur panel includes:

Zoe Barry, Founder and CEO, ZappRx
Jay Meattle, Founder and CEO, Shareaholic
Richard Whalley, Founder and CEO, Common Sensing
Chris Yim, Co-Founder and CEO, Liberty Teller

thumb_Rotaract_Front3) Social Good — How Groups Make it Easier to Have Impact
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm — 9pm
GA Boston | 51 Melcher Street | Boston
Twitter: @BostonRotaract | @GA_boston

Join Boston Rotaract at General Assembly to learn about the advantages of joining a group that creates social change in local and international communities.
Boston Rotaract, part of the global Rotary family, is committed to connecting professional and community leaders, exchanging ideas, and taking action through local and international service projects.
We’ll be showing the documentary The Final Inch, talking about how Rotary and service have impacted our lives, and then discussing the aspects of groups that make it easier to do social good.

Boston Python4) Boston Python August Presentation Night
Thursday, August 27, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonpython

Boston Python presentation nights are a chance for Python developers to explore new topics in depth. Members or outside experts prepare presentations at a variety of levels, on any number of Python-related topics. By giving Python developers a chance to expand and hone their skills, Boston Python is enriching and strengthening the Python community.

14398138365) Primary Care Progress 4th Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit
Friday, August 28 — Saturday, August 30, 8am — 6pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @PCareProgress

The 2015 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is PCP’s annual leadership training event bringing leadership coaches, change-management experts, patient advocates and practicing primary care clinicians together to learn a set of relational leadership skills specifically calibrated for primary care and the unique challenges the field faces in educational reform, practice transformation, and needed policy change. The two-day training convenes 75 PCP chapter leaders from across the country to develop new leadership skills and devise powerful campaigns to promote and advance primary care at their home institutions. Past campaigns have resulted in significant innovations in local primary care delivery, new primary care curricular tracks and new centers for primary care. Summit participants include students in the medical, nursing, physician assistant, public health and pharmacy professions along with residents and select faculty.

14397587476) Boston WordPress Meetup, August 2015
Sunday, August 31, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @bostonwp

We provide exciting talks for beginners, intermediate and expert users of WordPress, the world’s largest Content Management System platform. We are the region’s largest resource providing free videos, talks, job boards and forums for any who are interested.

This month’s program includes 7 Ways to Turn Your Company Website Into a Lead Magnet, presented by Christina Inge, and a technical topic TBD!

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