March 2016

Join us for “The Future of Big Data”

Join Us on Monday, April 11th at 6pm for “The Future of Big Data” Tech Talk at Microsoft New England R&D Center featuring Corporate Vice President, T.K. Rengarajan.

We live in an extraordinary time for data.  In our mobile-first world, we have a multitude of devices — phones, IoT sensors, computers — capturing every step, touch, decision and action we take.  In a cloud-first world, we have incredible data storage and processing capabilities to capture this torrent of data, analyze & combine them, share insights with others, and drive automated learning. The result is new productivity experiences where we are limited only by our data dreams and ability to imagine value from the data we possess.

AGENDA includes:

  • Open networking, Food/drinks
  • Guest Speaker: T.K. Rengarajan + Demo, Raffle
  • Meet Microsoft Teams

Attendance is free but Registrations are due by next Friday, April 8:  http://aka.ms/BigDataTechTalk.

T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, a Corporate Vice President within Technology and Research in Microsoft is responsible for global aspects of engineering. Among his responsibilities are all Microsoft Global Development Centers located in China, India, Israel, New England, Silicon Valley and Vancouver, the Garage program to drive grass root innovation and advanced technology projects in the areas of system and performance. Ranga and his teams are responsible to ensure Microsoft attracts, trains and retains the best talent in the world. Previously, Ranga led engineering for Microsoft’s Database and Big Data businesses driving significant cultural transformation in the Data Platform team, notably in focusing on execution, faster innovation and delighting customers. His leadership was instrumental in growing the service culture in SQL DB and launching and growing the full complement of Azure data services – Data Lake, DocumentDB, Search, SQL DW, HDInsight on Linux.

Before Microsoft, Ranga held senior leadership positions at SAP, Wily, Sybase, Digital Equipment Corporation and at several Silicon Valley startups. At SAP, he was responsible for the Business Analytics and Hana applications. Before that, he ran Wily’s application management solutions. He also has held executive positions in engineering, operations, and support at Silicon Valley startups focused on customer experience management, wireless, security, and internet messaging services. Earlier in his career, Ranga ran database server development for Sybase, Inc. At Digital Equipment Corporation, Ranga was among the youngest individuals elected as a Distinguished Engineer and set the world record in transaction processing with Oracle Rdb product in the TPC-A benchmark, resulting in papers and patents.

Ranga holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters.

Microsoft New England Picks: 4 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

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…Out like a lamb! Celebrate the end of March with our top picks for events you don’t want to miss this week:

shegeeksout1) She Geeks Out Monthly Event sponsored by AthenaHealth and Appcues
Tuesday, March 29, 6pm — 9pm
Hatch Fenway Offices | 401 Park Drive | Boston
Twitter: @shegeeksout

Please join AthenaHealth, Appcues and She Geeks Out at The Hatch Fenway for a fun night of learning, networking, eating and drinking! You’ll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly!

BATSA2) Boston Area Talent Sourcing Association (BATSA) free learning event 
Wednesday, March 30, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @BATSACommunity

How to Take Control of Your Sourcing and Recruiting Data

BATSA is thrilled to welcome Andrew Gadomski for an evening of data, metrics and talent analytics. He’ll help us get a handle on one of the most difficult (and often untouched) parts of recruiting and sourcing. The data and metrics on tap for the evening will enable you to turn your sourcing methodology, hiring manager and leadership presenting skills right on its head (along with some newly gained respect!). Andrew Gadomski, CEO of Aspen Advisors is one of the world’s renowned talent analytics geeks: a sought-after professional, super bad-boy data freak.

tcn-logo3) TCN’s UPSTART Roundtable: Women Founders with Felicia Jadczak from She Geeks Out
Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm — 7:30pm
Venture Cafe | 1 Broadway | Cambridge
Twitter: @TCNupdate

TCN UpStart Roundtables are monthly gatherings at the Venture Cafe that bring together Boston-area early-stage startups and seasoned entrepreneurs. This free series with The Capital Network, Venture Cafe, and Silicon Valley Bank is a great opportunity for you to ask burning questions about starting a company and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in a casual cafe setting.

This week we welcome Felicia Jadczak, co-founder of She Geeks Out, a Boston-based organization on a mission to provide a safe space for women in STEM to connect and learn from each other.

Sport-Social-Change4) Sport for Social Change
Friday, April 1, 8am — 1:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @DocWayneDtG

Join leaders from sports, mental health, and social justice to learn about the work of like minded individuals and nonprofits, exchange ideas, and explore ways to work together to strengthen the communities we serve.

Voices of Change — Making Civic Participation Accessible

Diversity and inclusion are critical underpinnings to our evolving culture at Microsoft and powerful bridges to the marketplace. We are inspired by the local leaders who make diversity a priority in their daily work. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re honored to celebrate women in our community who are carrying out the mission of civic engagement, leadership and empowering other women.

— Microsoft New England Staff

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On Election Day of the Obama 2012 campaign, I was driving an elderly woman, Rochelle, to the polling station when her oxygen tank started to malfunction. She turned to me and said, “Take me to vote, then the hospital.” Her determination to have her voice heard served as an important inspiration to me–but it also made me wonder, should the ballot box be the only way a citizen can make her voice heard?

The answer is a resounding no. Democracy is more than Election Day, and citizens are much more than just voters every few years. Yet it seemed to me that there was a striking lack of opportunity for people to make their voices heard. While civic discussions happen on a regular basis, not every citizen has the opportunity to participate. When town hall meetings take place at 3PM on a Tuesday – who get to show up? Only the few who have the time, resources, and political connections. This inaccessibility cannot be the norm if we want to have a functioning democracy.

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Through technology Agora is empowering individuals to break down these barriers to participation through live polls, discussions, and Video halls. On the one hand, Agora’s platform allows local officials to easily communicate with their constituents, enabling the solicitation of community feedback. But our technology also empowers citizens–through Agora, anyone can ask their representatives questions, start a conversation in their community, and actively participate in our democracy. Agora, in other words, makes civic engagement accessible to anyone––a drastic improvement over the occasional, in-person town hall.

But it is not enough for our civic technology to be accessible; inclusivity and diversity are also essential tenets of Agora’s mission. Some of this is naturally derivative of Agora’s online platform, but in a community like Boston’s, for example, where we are based, there are more than just the physical barriers to participation. Language, for example, can be a major obstacle for those community members whose first language is something other than English.

And this is where Bing has become a crucial tool––Bing translation has allowed Agora townhalls to be translated from English into multiple languages, enabling and encouraging diversity in every conversation that happens on our platform. It opens the door for the many community members whose voices haven’t been heard due to the extensive language barriers that exist in many of our community conversations, and helps Agora to achieve our goal of expanding participation beyond the ballot box.

At Agora, we believe that our voices matter every day, not just on Election Day. It’s time for us to re-imagine democracy in the 21st century – and we’re doing so by making participation accessible, one conversation at a time.

Exploring STEM Careers at Boston Public Schools Job Shadow Day

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Friday March 11, 2016 was job shadowing day at Microsoft for Boston Public School students. I signed up to participate in the job shadow experience because I love to introduce students to my work in technology. I think STEM educational programs are critically important. Because my daughter is 6, I’ve focused on elementary school educational opportunities in STEM and hadn’t yet had the chance to work with older kids. I was matched up with James and Billy, two seniors from East Boston High.

We began with a group overview of the roles of the participating Microsoft employees, then paired off and began with individual meetings. I shared a short video of my project and explained how to set up a machine learning experiment.

I attended my team’s scrum meeting via Skype in my office, and the students got to hear the day’s progress, roadblocks, and next steps. Then we went directly to a meeting about our backup strategies and options. After the meeting ended, I was impressed with how much the students had picked up on during our meeting.

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We ended the brief shadow with a group lunch. I’m grateful to Kolleen Lambert for setting up the job shadow experience. I’m looking forward to participating in the next event.

The Power of Authentic STEM Experiences for Girls

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Girls from SCFG’s Tech Team learn the basics of coding to start the development of their own mobile apps to enter into the Technovation Challenge!

When I was in college, I dreamed of being a science writer. I loved the idea of new people, places, and stories. I never saw myself in one place for too long, rather always ready for the next adventure. During my senior year I told my undergraduate advisor that I had decided to join AmeriCorps to work with Science Club for Girls (SCFG), a local nonprofit that works with kindergarten to 12th girls in the greater Boston area to build excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM. He was skeptical. I told him it would just be for a year, and then I could go back to writing. Well, now, the girl that couldn’t wait to move on, is finishing her third year at SCFG, and never wants to leave.

Over the past three years, I’ve worked with more than 200 teens in almost every teen program SCFG offers. From building model rockets with our Rocket Team, to coaching leadership to the teen science teachers in our Junior Mentor program, to building community through workshops, hikes, and camping trips as part of our Sister Circle program. SCFG works with some of the most extraordinary young women in our community, hungry for knowledge and leadership. They are some of the most intelligent and driven young people that I have ever met.

At SCFG, young women have the opportunity to be scientists and engineers. Our Tech Team is competing in the international Technovation challenge by developing mobile apps that address community needs. Our young software engineers have done it all – from conducting market research and writing a business plan, to designing a user interface and writing the code for their apps on transportation safety, connectivity, and mental illness. Our high school interns are gaining authentic job experiences by working in area labs and companies. They are biologists studying poison dart frogs, archaeologists up-keeping artifacts, and chemists discovering renewable technologies. Our Media Team are journalists creating a “Bill Nye the Science Guy” style video about astrophysics, and learning the skills of media technology and the art of science communication. Everyday at SCFG, I watch curiosity flourish into confidence and excitement for a future in STEM.

I am frequently asked: Why SCFG? The answer is always the same: I love working with our girls. They are doing real science that I never could have comprehended when I was their age. I’m constantly in awe of all they do, and never stop learning from them.

Last week, I visited my undergraduate advisor. “You’ve changed,” my advisor said. “It’s not bad. It seems like you’ve finally found something you love to do.”

He is 100% right.

For more information or to get involved with Science Club for Girls contact us at scfg@scienceclubforgirls.org.

Gina VaramoGina Varamo is in her third year with SCFG as a Teen Program Manager, where she manages the Junior Mentor & Sister Circle programs. When she is not at Science Club for Girls, she can be found outdoors hiking, enjoying Somerville restaurants and bars, or playing with her cat, Commander Shepard.

Microsoft New England Picks: 4 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

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Although we’re starting the week with a snow day, spring is here and we’re ready to be active! Spring into civic tech with our top picks for events this week:

Mass TLC1) Mass Technology Leadership Council Career Fair
Monday, March 21, 5:30pm — 8pm

Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @MassTLC

Looking for a job? Curious what companies and jobs are out there? Not on the hunt but want to network with your peers over some pizza and drinks?

We will be hosting a networking and career fair with pizza, giveaways and more than 20 of the leading tech companies in Massachusetts. Come and meet the rock stars that are making innovation happen and learn about job opportunities. These great companies are hiring – and they want to meet YOU!

rox-inno-monthly2) March Café Night @ Roxbury Innovation Center: Female Founders
Tuesday, March 22, 4pm — 8pm
Roxbury Innovation Center | 2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor | Boston
Twitter: @RoxburyInno

The monthly Café Nights @ RIC are energetic and dynamic events where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality.
In March, Café Night @ RIC will feature programming directed towards Female Founders.

During Café Night, we will feature a panel of amazing women currently trailblazing and innovating in the local tech community. Following the panel, we will open up the floor for a Q&A session.

startup-inst-logo3) Startup Institute Boston: Open Doors Party
Wednesday, March 23, 7pm — 10pm
District Hall | 75 Northern Avenue | Boston
Twitter: @StartupInst | 

Join our program director, alumni, current students, hiring partners, and members of the tech community for an evening of making new connections, reuniting, and having fun.

We’re a community of awesome people. Together we are making huge contributions to the tech ecosystem and building great companies. Our Spring Open Doors party is an opportunity for us to come together to celebrate this growing community.

This event is open to all. Do you know someone great, who wants to meet more people in the tech industry? Bring them along!

sleek4) Sleek Marketing University
Saturday, March 26, 8:30am — 4:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @learnsleek

You need the newest marketing techniques that help you save time and money, yet reach the audience you want. You want to learn how to use measurable methods, like social media, mobile, and viral marketing. You need cost-effective, quick, and efficient ways to attract customers.

This is where Sleek Marketing University comes in. It’s a day of practical, hands-on training in all aspects of digital marketing for 2016 and beyond. If you’re a marketer or entrepreneur, you can’t afford to miss this bootcamp. You’ll get jargon-free workshops on all the newest marketing techniques–the ones that deliver customers in less time, with less budget. You’ll also come away with tons of free resources, that you can bring back to your office.

Who It’s For:

  • Marketers who want to upgrade their skills
  • Entrepreneurs looking to launch products
  • Marketing students looking to build real-world skills

Voices of Change — Transforming Communities Through Innovation

Diversity and inclusion are critical underpinnings to our evolving culture at Microsoft and powerful bridges to the marketplace. We are inspired by the local leaders who make diversity a priority in their daily work. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re honored to celebrate women in our community who are carrying out the mission of civic engagement, leadership and empowering other women.

— Microsoft New England

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Several months ago I was listening intently to leaders from the City of New Orleans tell me the story of how an important and seemingly unassailable problem known as urban blight was transformed with civic innovation. Urban blight – the process where a functioning city falls into disrepair– was a problem at the center of the daily citizen experience and they were able to change that with civic innovation. I left that conversation asking myself, where are those stories of civic innovation going? If a transformational idea exists in one city, can it apply to other communities? Does knowledge of that invention ever scale to other communities who are facing the same challenge? How does that happen?

These remarkably relevant questions kept appearing in my mind in countless conversations I had with leaders of cities and towns throughout the decade I spent working with communities in various roles. I heard stories of the creativity and innovation in governance and technology being used to address financial management, transportation, schools, land use, the environment, public finance, and so many other challenges at the heart of citizen life. I also realized that healthy functioning cities were also being transformed by grass-roots citizen led innovation. The inspiration for my work began to take form in those moments.

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The Civic Innovation Project began with a simple vision that endeavored to raise awareness of civic innovations that were transforming communities by presenting stories from leaders, citizens, academics, and private sector stakeholders using creativity and civic technology to solve the most vexing problems facing communities. The stories, presented in a Civic Innovation Gallery, live alongside actual technology demos, created with data-rich resources, including access to downloads, tutorials, and instructional materials that provide any citizen or leader of a community with an instant roadmap to innovate around a challenge.

When I asked myself – how could I take my work a step further and empower communities and citizens to bridge the information gap? How could I further create a space that facilitates learning about global innovation? I chose to evolve the platform into a learning lab for cities and their citizens.

Examples of what cities and their citizens will find in the Civic Innovation Project learning lab include:

  • The ability to learn from leaders, like those from the City of New Orleans, who in their own words, share an innovation road-map, alongside other examples of inventions from leaders in the public and private sector.
  • Visualizations that distill the most complex aspects of data to facilitate data-driven decision-making, created with Microsoft tools that help communities begin innovating instantly on their own.
  • Data sets drawn from leading sources, like Morningstar, Inc., that will be integrated in models that can help communities assess and understand key metrics related to the markets they operate in.
  • A virtual classroom that will help citizens and leaders learn from each other’s inventions.

Taken together, these resources are intended to create a learning space where information about civic innovation can exist and be used by citizens and leaders to change the trajectory and narratives of communities and increase transparency in significant ways. I believe that process begins when you empower these various constituencies to share discoveries with each other, build their awareness and capacity as civic innovators, and provide them with access to tools that allow them to turn their vision into realities and engender meaningful change in communities.

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To see a video that helps you learn more about the vision behind the Civic Innovation Project learning labs that will be released later this year, and our development process, please visit www.civicinnovationproject.com/preview.

Lourdes German is the founder and director of the Civic Innovation Project, a national platform focused on emerging government innovation that was recognized with a 2015 State of Boston Innovation Award. Lourdes is also a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she advances the Institute’s global municipal fiscal health campaign. An expert in municipal finance, Lourdes is driven by a deep commitment and passion for communities and civic engagement, made visible by her roles as Governor Baker’s appointed Chair of the Massachusetts State Finance and Governance Board, and as an appointee of the Mayor of Boston to the committee focused on the City’s audit and finance matters. For over a decade Lourdes has held several leadership roles in government finance, including as an attorney at the international law firm Edwards Wildman, at Fidelity Investments where she helped create a new national business division focused on government public finance, and as Vice President and General Counsel at Breckinridge Capital Advisors. Lourdes has also served as an advisor to non-profits focused on urban economic growth and social impact investing; has developed and taught a graduate course in government finance at Northeastern University, and serves on the boards of United Way and Boston Women in Public Finance.

CodeAcross Helps Solve Civic Problems

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This past weekend, Code for Boston was proud to host CodeAcross, an annual weekend-long event focused on technology education and civic good. The event coincided with International Open Data Day. Partnering with Resilient Coders, a code education non-profit focused on underserved youth, and held at the Roxbury Innovation Center, CodeAcross 2016 took the form of a progression hackathon: a structured event where novice coders and students worked in teams with experienced software developers and designers on hackathon projects presented as problem statements by community stakeholders. Participants learned fundamental development skills like ideation and wireframing, Github, and source control through a series of fast-paced, educational workshops.

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Problem statements that generated projects and pitches included, “How might we enable better communication between parolees and parole officers?” (from Resilient Coders), “How might we enable Boston Public School students show that they were late to school due to transit delays?” (from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative), and “How might we help students to show off courses and workshops they have taken from local non-profits to potential employers and each other?” (from the Boston Department of Youth Engagement and Employment).

This was the first hackathon of its kind hosted by Code for Boston and the event was a huge success with over 80 attendees. As a powerful way to involve the broader community – both physically in Roxbury and with new partnerships – the progression hackathon looks to be an important type of event to show participants what is possible through sharing knowledge, skills, and collaboration.

The event was made possible due to the generous contributions of Code for Boston’s organizational sponsor, Microsoft New England, as well as our event sponsors JobCase and Pivotal Labs, both of whom contributed data and development expertise throughout the weekend. CodeAcross 2016 was the second time that Code for Boston and JobCase have collaborated. In October, YouthHub, a Dorchester-based non-profit focused on youth employment and job readiness announced a civic technology partnership with JobCase following Code for Boston’s National Day of Civic Hacking event in which a team of hackers worked with YouthHub to tackle the problem of youth employment.

Our location sponsor, the non-profit Roxbury Innovation Center, provided a new and vibrant space for CodeAcross participants to work on community issues. “We’ve been wanting to expand outside of Cambridge for some time,” said Harlan Weber, Lead Organizer of Code for Boston. “We talk a lot about equity and we needed to take our own advice. Hosting our event in Roxbury and partnering with Resilient Coders was a great first step to expanding our mission and involving communities outside of the tech-centric areas of Boston.”

If you are interested in learning more about Code for Boston, it’s mission and ongoing projects, the group holds weekly hack nights on Tuesday evenings at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square. In the near future, we will continue to work on projects developed at CodeAcross as well as our other ongoing civic technology projects. Anyone interested in learning more or contributing is welcome to join us.

CS for All – Let’s Go MA!

Ask any student what they want to be when they grow up, and you’re bound to hear about sports and entertainment. Too many students, and parents, don’t know high tech careers are within their reach, or that knowing how to use a smartphone doesn’t make a student tech savvy. Microsoft has many programs that make technology accessible and relevant — but as a community, we can do more. We must become mentors to students, partners with teachers, and providers of resources to schools. Making CS relevant will make it a skill worth striving to learn in the eyes of parents and students.

Last month, the White House announced a plan to give all kids across the country a chance to learn computer science in school. With $4 billion in funding, CS for All is VERY exciting.  Just reading through the announcement, you can see the diverse public and private organizations that are coming together to support this effort.  The White House announcement did an great job summarizing why Computer Science is not just a part of the buzz-word “STEM,” but a real, important and foundational critical-thinking skill that all of our students need to succeed. Thank you to the White House for calling attention to CS nationally.  So what will happen in Massachusetts?

code.org statsThanks to the MassCAN collaboration, which includes Code.org and the MassTLC Education Foundation, Massachusetts is already well on its way to achieving CS for all.

But we still have lots of work to do. We must train our teachers, increase equitable access to computer science, improve extracurricular coding programs and make CS count toward graduation in all Massachusetts high schools. And, we need to inspire parents and kids to see how computer science is an exciting tool for building career in almost any profession. Here are the steps we need to take to achieve CS for all:

  1. Teacher Training — Only 108 schools in MA (26% of MA schools with AP programs) offered AP Computer Science in 2013-2014. There are fewer AP exams taken in computer science than in any other STEM subject area.  Increasing the number of high school teachers qualified to teach computational thinking is the key to reaching more students.
  2. Equitable Access to CS and Coding — Out of the 1,784 high school students in Massachusetts who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2015, only 22% were female; only 102 were Hispanic; only 51 were black. These statistics are a wake-up call. Too many talented youth are sitting on the sidelines. Making CS education available to all students, in earlier grades, can turn things around.
  3. Extracurricular Programming —Coding clubs, contests, camps and classes are great ways to deepen student’s knowledge and interest.  One positive experience after-school can change the direction of a student’s life.
  4. Make CS Count — Establishing CS as a statewide class that counts toward graduation will strengthen the adoption of CS in every school.  In Massachusetts, we are taking the first step, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is collecting public input on CS Standards until April. Standards are available for public review here.

The White House CS for All challenges states to develop a five-year plan to transform computer science education. We can do it. But we must take action now.

Let’s start at the very beginning and each take one small action: Investigate. Find out what your school system offers around Computer Science.

Let’s all work together to make Massachusetts a leader in innovation.  We will open doors of opportunity for our youth, and make our economy strong.  And it all starts with us.

About Shereen Tyrrell, Executive Director at the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s Education Foundation

The Education Foundation invests in innovation partnerships between high tech and education in order to transform education to prepare students for the 21st Century.  It’s goal is to change lives, unlock potential and fuel the talent pipeline.  A former computer & system’s engineering, Shereen is a passionate advocate for large scale system’s change that improves the quality of life. She believes that investing in education benefits individuals, companies, Massachusetts, our Nation, and the Global economy.

Microsoft New England Picks: 3 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

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Are you keeping busy this month? We want to make sure your schedule stays packed — here are our top picks for events this week to fill up your planner:

workable1) Workable Ideas: The Rise of the Remote Worker
Tuesday, March 15, 6pm — 8:30pm
Workable HQ | 33 Farnsworth Street | Boston
Twitter:@Workable | #WorkableIdeas

Workable Ideas is a new speaker series that aims to showcase progressive HR and recruitment thinking. We value collaboration over competition. There’s always more to learn and we believe in sharing good ideas. We’re not a “weapon in the war for talent,” we’re sharing field notes that we can all use to build a better workplace. Spread the word on Twitter: #WorkableIdeas.

lelab2) Collaborations on Nothing: Jeff Lieberman and Eric Gunther
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30pm — 7:30pm
Le Laboratoire Cambridge | 650 East Kendall Street | Cambridge
Twitter: @LeLabCambridge

ArtScience @Le Lab is a free, biweekly evening seminar series organized for the general public in the magical “Honeycomb” of Le Lab Cambridge and Café ArtScience. Artists, designers, scientists, chefs, engineers, perfumers — and more — talk about creativity and culture at the edges of art, science and design. Ticketed cocktail receptions at the adjoint Café ArtScience are arranged for select seminars.

Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM (doors at 6:00 PM) at Le Laboratoire Cambridge unless otherwise noted.

Ga-Bos3) Exploring the World of Real Estate Tech
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30pm — 8:30pm
GA Boston | 51 Melcher Street | Boston
Twitter: @GA_boston

Join local real estate tech startups for a panel discussion exploring how innovations in real estate, housing, and living technologies are changing the way we live and find housing. Our panel of experts will share insights on:

  • How technology is disrupting the ReTech industry
  • What developments in technology will help us find and discover housing
  • How creating affordable housing and finding housing that is affordable will be crucial in urban living

The discussion will be followed by drinks and demos so come and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with mingling, libations and good conversation.