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

| MSNE Staff


As August settles in, we’re embracing the end of the summer with civic tech and engagement events to keep you going throughout the month. Here are our top picks:

August 1

Drinks On Tap – Demos, Drinks and Discussions about Mobile Development

Drinks On Tap is a monthly social meet up for the Boston Area mobile developer community.  Come meet for a drink and catch up on new mobile developments during our next event at our office on Milk Street in Boston from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM!

August 2

Boston TechBreakfast: ServiceWhale, Admetsys, DivvyCloud, Reflen Inc

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

August 2

Introduction to Data Analytics

Regardless of your job function and industry, it is becoming increasingly crucial to be able to make better decisions based on data. Data analytics allows you to understand, draw insights from, and leverage your data more effectively. This short class is an introductory, conceptual overview of what analytics entails.

August 4

Wellness & Tech Innovation

Calling all yoga teachers, students, and tech fans!  Grab your mat and get ready for innovations, yoga and tech all at the same time!

Plug and TYME are eager and happy to invite you to Wellness & Tech Innovation at Plug Cambridge, the newest co-working space in East Cambridge.

August 10

TUGG’s Tech Night at the Museum

Join TUGG and Boston’s startup community for the first ever Tech Night at the Museum as we take over the Isabella Stewart Gardner for a museum-wide scavenger hunt!

BOSTech and TUGG’s nonprofits will come together for a fun night of collaboration, drinks, and food in the Gardner Museum’s outdoor courtyard.

August 11

Intro to Data Science

What exactly is Data Science and why does it matter?

We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if you can learn the right balance of computer science, statistics, and information theory, there are lucrative opportunities available to you. This class is designed to give newcomers some clarity into how data scientists add value to any organization. Discover case studies about how data science is uniquely positioned to solve major problems for a variety of companies. By the time you finish this class, you’ll have a better idea of what the data science field is, and more importantly, how you can help yourself get what the Harvard Business Review calls the “sexiest job of the 21st century”.

August 11

Ignite Boston: Data

Join us at the District Hall to connect with the data community and hear from those who have survived, thrived, or died in a data-driven world. Then stay to network with a beer and wine reception.

Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is an evening of fast and fun presentations which each last just 5 minutes.

August 12


BridgehaCS is a two-day span where developers, designers, and thinkers alike can get together to build something totally awesome. The event will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Microsoft’s 1 Cambridge Center office.

August 17

Designs Devs & Drinks: End of Summer Mixer

As the summer comes to a close, join InnoNorth in welcoming the newly opened Notch Brewery to downtown Salem! InnoNorth members will enjoy exclusive access to the gorgeous new brewery while mingling with fellow technologists and designers over session beer.

August 18

Music + Tech: Music API and project night

Save the date for the next Music-Tech Meetup, scheduled on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30 pm, hosted by WorkBar, Cambridge and BerkleeICE.

August 20

SQL Bootcamp

SQL provides powerful but reasonably simple tools for data analysis and handling. This bootcamp will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence. We will use a combination of lecture and in-class exercises to ensure that students leave with a working grasp of SQL fundamentals.

August 23

SGO August Monthly Event sponsored by Spotify

Much of the conversation around women in tech these days focuses on female engineers at big tech companies, and their presence (or lack thereof) in these spaces. We would like to showcase a different side of this arena– the intersection of music and technology– and highlight some stellar women working in this space. Many of us think of music as a purely creative endeavor, and while creativity and artistic passion are certainly integral aspects for music, technology is becoming more and more intertwined with and essential to the overall process.

This panel will bring together women who have made their mark in the music and tech space in a variety of different ways and roles. Each woman’s story is important and significant. The panelists will share their unique perspectives on their job functions, how they got to where they are, and how they are working in this unique space.

August 25-26

DevOpsDays Boston 2016

The event’s schedule will consist of a mixture of traditional sessions, ignite talks, and the unique “open space” format that DevOpsDays is known for.

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