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

| MSNE Staff


We smell snow… and lots of tech events in and around Boston! Join us this December to come together and celebrate the past, present, and future of civic tech — no ghosts of civic tech past, though…

December 3 

The Future of the People conference

Envisioning how science & technology impact the human body, mind, and society at MIT Media Lab.

December 5

Boston Public Schools Hour of Code Kick Off at Roxbury Innovation Center

Boston Public Schools and Roxbury Innovation Center in collaboration with Microsoft New England and the Timothy Smith Network are kicking off Hour of Code for BPS students in grades 6 thru 12.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in more than 180 countries.

Code Girl screening at HubSpot

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week we invite you to join us on December 5th for a movie screening of CodeGirl, a documentary that follows high-school girls from around the globe as they break into technology and programming. Groups of young women build innovations to improve their communities in a competition, Technovation Challenge, designed to empower and propel girls into STEM fields.

December 5-11

MassTLC Education Foundation: Visit a Boston Public School for Computer Science Education Week

Inspire Boston Middle and High School students to try coding and learn more about computer science. During Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, the MassTLC Education Foundation is partnering with and the Boston Public Schools to bring technology companies into classrooms.


  • Help teachers with coding lessons.
  • Share your enthusiasm with students.
  • Volunteer just one hour.

December 6

TechGen + GA Present: Intro to the Boston Innovation Economy

Intro to the Boston Innovation Economy is your chance as a student or newcomer to kickstart your career at an innovative tech company. We’re introducing you to the Boston’s top recruiters to give you the skinny on being a star candidate. We are also inviting young professionals from some of the top companies in Boston to join us after the talk to mingle and share their journey into their current roles.

Boston TechBreakfast: Unigma, Cookin, Shuflix, Kaminario

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup at Microsoft New England. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them 🙂

Codess Boston — Think Big

Codess is coming to Boston! You’re invited to network and hear from an inspiring panel of senior technical women at Towne Stove & Spirits at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. One lucky attendee will also win a Surface Book by sharing their experience using #CodessEvent. The event will be a great chance to meet new people, learn from one another, and empower each other to think big every day!

December 6-7

Smart Cities Summit

The only 2-day Smart Cities event, where you’ll meet stakeholders from the public & private-sector ecosystems to help tomorrow’s cities face the challenges of growing urban populations with the latest IoT technology.

December 7

BostInno’s 50 on Fire

Join BostInno at our year-end awards celebration recognizing the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries. It’s the hottest event of the year, and it’s back!

Social Innovation Forum’s 13th Annual Winter Reception

We invite our community of investors, supporters, and portfolio organizations to join us for the formal announcement of the 2017 Social Innovators and a celebration of the achievements of our portfolio organizations! The evening will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and celebration. We look forward to raising a glass to each of you – our incredible community of leaders, friends, volunteers and supporters.

December 8

TechInMotion’s End of the Year Celebration

This December, join Tech in Motion for an unforgettable celebration of the people and organizations driving innovation in Boston and beyond. Tech in Motion’s End of Year Celebration is a can’t-miss opportunity to network with 3,000+ tech professionals and enthusiasts across our 11 chapters. We’re celebrating everything we love about this community!

Join us December 8th for an evening of cocktails and keynotes. We’ll toast to the year we’ve had and share in our excitement over what’s to come in 2017.

The StartUp Institute: Find a Job You Love

Join Program Director Rich Di Tieri at our Boston campus to learn how Startup Institute can help you land a job you’ll be passionate about. Hear about how our program will catapult you into the growing innovation economy in the areas of web development, web design, digital marketing, or sales and account management. We’ll give you insight into our unique methodology and answer your questions about coursework, partnerships, instructors, alumni engagements, and success rates of our graduates.

December 10

Build a Bot Hackathon @ PLUG

We are thrilled to host our first Hackathon @ PLUG! Join us for a 24-hour adventure of coding and having some fun. We’re providing food and drinks and you’re providing your awesome selves. The event is completely free for all participants and $20 for any audience members.

MassTLC Education Foundation: Technovation 2017: Kickoff & Orientation

Interested in taking part in the Technovation Challenge? Come to the Kickoff for the 2017 Technovation Season! Get the info, find a team, and start working on ideas! You don’t need to have a team, an idea, or any experience at all! Just bring your interest & energy and discover more about Technovation.

December 10-11

Museum of Science Computer Science Education weekend

Join the Museum in celebrating Computer Science Education Week, observed each year in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992).

We are marking the occasion with our own roster of fun and educational hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Participate in a variety of do-it-yourself projects at Tech Studio carts during the week and engage in a wide range of computer science activities throughout the Museum during the celebration’s culmination — Computer Science Education Weekend.

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