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

| MSNE Staff

Events 4-11-2016

Boston is busy this week, with Marathon Monday a week away and Red Sox Opening Day kicking off the spring season. Athletics aside, we’ve gathered some of our top local events in civic tech, STEM, and more:

EdVestors1) Edvestors 2016 Urban Education Showcase
Monday, April 11, 4pm — 7pm
District Hall | 75 Northern Ave | Boston
Twitter: @EdVestors | 

The 2016 Urban Education Showcase will center around solution-seekers and their best ideas for improving schools. Nine new school-based projects that have received investments of $10,000 each from EdVestors in 2016. They will join us at the Showcase to share their work and a handful of the most promising projects will go in-depth about how they got their breakthrough ideas, what they’ve learned so far, and the potential their work has for transforming urban education.

2) The Future of Big Data Tech Talk
Monday, April 11, 6pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Boston
Twitter: @MSNewEngland

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.

epicenter3) Party with the Evolutionaries: Epicenter Community Launch Party
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm — 9pm
Minibar | 51 Huntington Ave | Boston
Twitter: @epicentercom

Join founder Malia Lazu and clandestine community supporters in the celebration of the launch of Epicenter Community!

For over 3 years we have created some exciting programming together. Programming that has had real impact in Boston, from helping launch over 14 local businesses to increasing the number of restaurants and restaurateurs of color through increasing the number of liquor licenses in Boston. Future Boston successful program is now being housed under a new organization, Epicenter Community.

Epicenter Community simply represents the next logical evolution of the work and impact that Future Boston has imparted in Boston. Future Boston’s programming will continue under Epicenter Community.

CSF4) Celebrate Science: 2016 Cambridge Science Festival Kick-Off Party
Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm — 7:30pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Boston
Twitter: @CSFtweets |  | @kendallnow

The Cambridge Science Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math in Cambridge and New England.  Come celebrate the 10th anniversary science festival, April 15-24See the full agenda here!

To kick-off this year’s festival, Microsoft, MassBio and MassBioEd are hosting a Kendall Square Association “Almost” Third Thursday celebration event. Join us to meet some of innovators behind the Festival’s 170+ events, try out some experiments, network with the STEAM community, and celebrate the science of Kendall Square!

stars-of-stem_logo5) 2016 Stars of STEM Celebration
Thursday, April 14, 6pm — 9pm
Museum of Science Boston | 1 Science Park | Boston
Twitter: @museumofscience

Presented at the Museum’s annual gala, The Stars of STEM Award recognizes individuals, foundations, and corporations that are leading the way in helping the Museum of Science and other institutions educate the next generation of scientists and engineers.

soda-drinker6) Soda Drinker Pro Xbox One Launch Event
Friday, April 15, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Boston
Twitter: @SodaDrinkerPro

It’s been almost 3 years in the making and the game is finally coming out on Xbox One!

We hope you can join us for our launch party with games food drinks and fun!

The event is free you just need to RSVP via the ticket link to get in!

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