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

| MSNE Staff


This November, we’re thankful for Civic Tech! Keep up-to-date as the holiday season kicks off with our top picks for events in civic tech, STEM, and more this month:

November 1-3 

Code for America Summit

The Code for America Summit is a roll-up-your-sleeves conference that brings together government innovators, civic-minded technologists, and entrepreneurs. It’ll be you and 1,200 of the most talented civic tech leaders taking over downtown Oakland, CA. Come with your passion for building a 21st-century government. Leave with the skills you need to do it.

We’ve put together a lineup of more than 200 speakers from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They’re excited to share what’s working, what’s not, and what they’re learning along the way.

November 1

Future of Nature: Conservation’s Next Generation

With profound environmental challenges on the horizon, where will the leaders of conservation’s next generation come from, and what will they do?

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring these questions and more. The panel will include:

  • Victor Medina, park ranger, National Park Service
    Charles Orgbon III, founder and CEO, Greening Forward
  • Brigitte Griswold, director of youth engagement programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • WBUR reporter Shannon Dooling will moderate.

We’ll kick off the event with a reception featuring sustainable, local refreshments.

November 1

Cambridge Chamber November Networking Breakfast

Join us for structured speed networking and continental breakfast. Connect one-on-one with representatives of businesses in Cambridge and beyond, and switch every 5 minutes to meet prospective customers or clients in a fun structured environment.

Come prepared to talk about what you do and bring plenty of business cards. Please note that in order to ensure optimal networking for all attendees, no more than two individuals from the same company may attend.

November 1

Boston TechBreakfast

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.

November 2

MassChallenge Boston Awards 2016

The MassChallenge Awards is the grand finale of the Boston startup accelerator program, shining a spotlight on the world’s most promising entrepreneurs.

Join top influencers in the innovation community to celebrate entrepreneurship & startup innovation! Entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, politicians, and philanthropists will witness the unveiling of MassChallenge winners and over $1 million in cash awards.

November 2

Lean Startup Week

If you can’t make it to this year’s Lean Startup Week in San Francisco, don’t miss out on hearing from the entrepreneurs and thought leaders powering today’s innovation. As their official live stream partner, General Assembly brings the action to your local campus with a community viewing event.

November 4

More Disruption Please Healthcare Hackathon

athenahealth is thrilled to announce our 7th MDP Hackathon as part of our More Disruption Please (MDP) program!

Join us Friday, November 4th at Meadhall to kick-off our weekend hackathon–drinks and snacks on us!

Not hacking? No problem! You’re still welcome to join us for a lively evening of discussion and networking.

November 5

Generation Citizen Civic Tech Challenge

At Generation Citizen’s third annual Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge, we’re bringing together top Greater Boston tech innovators with passionate middle school students for a day-long hackathon that will create solutions for Greater Boston’s toughest problems. Young people from the Generation Citizen action civics program connect with developers, digital marketers, graphic designers and data analysts to build civic tech innovations that accelerate their ability to advance change on local issues.

Our awards reception will highlight each team’s work, as they present their ideas to 250+ local innovators, event honoree Diane Hessan, and a judging panel of Greater Boston’s top civic leaders.

November 5

Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter Presents: Game Jam!

This workshop will be geared toward introducing participants to animation, gaming, and interactive stories. The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play and code in real-time.

All Black Girls CODE events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs.

November 7

Tech Tackles Cancer

Join us and St. Baldrick’s in the fight against childhood cancer and to prove, once and for all, that Boston has the greatest tech community in the country.

November 9

TUGG Tech Trivia Night

Join TUGG, KPMG, Goodwin and our friends from across Boston tech for a fun night of trivia!
All proceeds benefit Generation Citizen, a TUGG portfolio nonprofit whose mission is to empower youth through civic engagement – highly appropriate given that this event is being held the day after election day!

November 10

Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon Reception

As part of the Generation Citizen action civics program, students across Greater Boston middle and high schools will launch action projects to advocate for change on our community’s most significant problems. By November 5th, GC students will have identified a significant community issue, analyzed the issue to identify its systemic root causes, and be just about ready to reach out to local decision-makers and constituents to advocate for change on their issue. By partnering with Civic Tech Challenge hack teams at this key point in the GC process, students will have innovative add-ons that can bolster their case and accelerate their ability to be changemakers.

November 11-13

MIT Energy Hackathon

The MIT Energy Hackathon is a helpful platform for students to learn real-world challenges, generate ideas, find startup partners, and win cash awards. For companies, it acts as a powerful crowdsourcing platform that generates a breadth of potential solutions for their challenge.

November 16

Conversation in Civic Innovation: Broadband Equity

Please join us for a discussion on Broadband Equity. Panelists will include:

  • Keynote: Susan Crawford, Berkman Center
  • Anne Schwieger, City of Boston
  • Damon Cox, The Boston Foundation
  • Sharon Gillett, Microsoft
  • Chris Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Theo Hanna, Tech Goes Home

Cathy Wissink is moderating this event

November 16

State of Innovation Meetup Series: Data-Driven Transformation

State of Innovation Meetup Series: Data-Driven Transformation presented by Janeiro Digital.

Join us at Janeiro Digital’s office to explore how organizations can succeed with the right mix of talent and technology. We’ll be discussing this in the form of a panel with industry professionals followed by a night of networking.

November 18

MassTLC Transform

TRANSFORM is a who’s who get together exposing industry leaders, policy makers, and academia to the broadest, biggest ideas happening in the world around us today and its impact – both good and bad – on us as individuals, our companies, and our workforce.

November 19

Big Data Automation Summit

In the world of Big Data, human insufficiency and restricted budget may prove a hindrance in leveraging data for different purposes. Some of the reasons why we need Big Data include countering competition, improving decision-making, devising better workflow of operations, and boosting profitability. Big Data automation will transform the way in which virtual and cloud environments are managed. On bringing virtualization and the cloud into the automation platform, assigning resources to workload processing as per the requirement and then returning those resources when the workload is complete will be easier.

Join us at Big Data Automation Summit and meet leading industry experts to discuss opportunities in the future of Big Data & Automation.

November 19-20

Lady Problems Hackathon – Boston

We talk a lot about the lack of women in technology. What’s keeping them out? The Lady Problem Global Hackathon Series, presented by AngelHack, is launching in a city near you!
The Lady Problems Global Hackathon Series is setting out to answer that question. We’re challenging our community of 100,000+ women and men, developers, designers, entrepreneurs to create technology that will address the problems that prevent female entrepreneurship.


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