Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events This June

| MSNE Staff

MSNE-June-EventsIt’s finally June! We’re getting ready for summer with these events you don’t want to miss this month:

June 2

Youth CITIES First Annual Retrospective

Join Youth CITIES to both help us celebrate our last 7 years and help forge our way forward. Meet and mingle with the new wave of young entrepreneurial thought-leaders.  Get a glimpse of what will be in store for the future, the one they will be building in ways we aren’t even aware of yet.

Youth CITIES is a nonprofit organization preparing the next generation to become entrepreneurial leaders in their area of passion, permeating all areas whether startups, corporations, philanthropy, or government.  We are changing the way young people look and think about problems, limitations, and obstacles…associating them as just design constraints within endless opportunities for change.

Meet our alumni students and learn how an entrepreneurial mindset has opened new possibilities and transformed their way of thinking, and find out what big plans they have for the future.

With Special Guests:

  • Toni Oloko, Youth CITIES alum
  • Rayza Carrasco, Youth CITIES alum
  • Jeff Fagnan, Founder and General Partner, Accomplice
  • Tito Jackson, Boston City Councillor

Hosted by: Youth CITIES Board of Directors

  • Vicky Wu Davis, Founder
  • Dan Ross, Chair
  • Aimee Sprung
  • Alex Finkelstein
  • Andy Miller
  • Chris Wolfel
  • David Birnbach
  • Dougan Sherwood
  • Kathy Huber
  • Leland Cheung
  • Steve Willis
  • Tito Jackson
  • Tom O’Donnell
  • Toni Oloko
  • Vivjan Myrto

June 3
DigiGirlz and DigiCamp Day Hartford

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high schoolers with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz and Digicamp Day, youth can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

June 4, 5

National Day of Civic Hacking

Join the Code for America Brigades and Secondmuse this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking on June 4th, 2016 in collaboration with a number of federal government agencies.

National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action where developers, government employees, designers, journalists, data scientists, non-profit employees, UX designers, and residents who care about their communities come together to host civic tech events leveraging their skills to help their community.

June 10

Boston Civic Media presents: Technology, Design and Social Impact

Boston Civic Media invites you to the 2nd annual conference on Design, Technology, and Social Impact featuring our Keynote Speaker Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. Ayanna was first elected to the Boston City Council on November 3, 2009, becoming the first woman of color ever elected to the Council. She has a relentless determination to advance a political agenda focused on women and girls, building healthy communities, and breaking cycles of poverty, violence, and trauma. We are pleased to have her set the stage for conference participants, including- civic media designers, researchers, technologists, and community members.

Last year, Boston Civic Media was launched after a convening on Metrics and Methods where we discussed the barriers, opportunities, and foundational goals of civic media research. This year we’re back with a full day of learning, celebrating, and community-building! We are thrilled to invite you to:

  • Meet community leaders, techies, city officials, journalists, designers, academics, students, and more who are passionate about using media and technology for the common good
  • Listen to lightning talks on topics ranging from civic technology case studies to best practices for community collaboration
  • Participate in workshops on topics such as facilitation, design-research, and media strategies for social change

The schedule of the day includes 4 tracks consisting of Civic Art, Media Literacy, Systems and Advocacy, and Engagement and Inclusion.

June 11

BPS Robotics Olympics

The BPS Robotics Olympics is an annual robotics competition hosted by Boston Public Schools for BPS schools and students. Each year approximately 200 students from all grade levels (K-12), their parents, and teachers attend this event which features robotics challenges for all ages.

June 14 & 16

The Collaborative & The Classy Awards

Have you ever wondered, with all the amazing conferences that exist for nonprofits, why there isn’t one that puts the do-ers, the innovators, the YOU’s of the world, at the forefront? Well, we have too!

The Collaborative is designed with a single purpose—to bring the social innovators hustling for world change together to share their stories in an exciting atmosphere of learning, discovery, and collaboration. Come, join us at the Collaborative, the premier showcase for leaders of innovation and the do-ers that make their visions possible.

June 15


Celebrate creativity and community at the MFA’s fourth annual Juneteenth event—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. See works by local visual, fashion, and performance artists; join a tour or talk to learn about works acquired through the MFA’s Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection; and catch a screening from this year’s Roxbury International Film Festival—the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color.

June 16

Boston TechJam

Massachusetts has the world’s greatest concentration of entrepreneurs, emerging and leading tech companies, top-tier academic institutions and students, world-class venture capitalists, incubators, and an eco-system of supporting service providers. There is no better place on earth to launch and scale innovative ideas that tackle the toughest challenges. We’re about real and meaningful innovations that change the world.

June 21

Roxbury Innovation Center Café Night

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.

These regular gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from different backgrounds and industries to connect, share ideas, and grow their ventures. The Café is open to all members of the innovation community—stop by to try it out.

The June Café will highlight Food Entrepreneurs.

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