Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events, October 2017

| MSNE Staff

There’s nothing quite like autumn in New England. As the weather changes over, the leaves change color, and we celebrate the transformation of the season, let’s hone in on some of the best events celebrating the transformative power of technology:

October 5

Boston TechBreakfast: Robilis, JigTime, Plan Fate, xtraCHEF

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. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them 🙂

October 10-15


Join us at HUBweek to explore the future being built in Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology. HUBweek will kick off with events taking place all across the city, and land on Boston’s City Hall Plaza as we transform it into a first-of-its-kind festival site, The HUB presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

October 11

The Female Entrepreneur’s Experience in Boston

Boston has become a city known for welcoming and nurturing startup companies and big ideas. Home to the nation’s best colleges and universities, as well as multiple startup accelerator programs, Boston is ripe with opportunity for forward-thinkers. At this Spoke event, hear from female founders, venture capitalists and journalists who have built their teams here in the Hub and the successes and challenges they have encountered along the way. Being a female entrepreneur is a unique experience. The women on this panel will share true stories from their journeys bringing their innovative ideas to life.

Fall CafĂ© Night: District Hall’s 4th Birthday Party

Celebrate District Hall’s 4th birthday at our Fall Café Night! District Hall, a program of the Venture Café Foundation, is the world’s first freestanding public innovation center. Since 2013, we have operated a free, public workspace used by hundreds of people every week and hosted over 2,500 events. Join us and our partners to celebrate 4 years of creating connections, building community, and inspiring innovation!

October 13

Startup Weekend Boston

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, “that was my idea a few years ago”? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!

October 16

Mass Innovation Nights 103

Mass Innovation Nights are monthly startup networking and product launch events featuring local companies at various locations in the greater Boston area. This month, Mass Innovation Nights celebrates its 4th Annual Women Founders event!

October 17

Smart Scaling for Startups Sponsored by CDW

Join the Boston Business Journal and BostInno for Smart Scaling for Startups sponsored by CDW.

The program will feature two panels, where we’ll discuss the obstacles that companies face at different stages of growth. Our panelists will share their entrepreneurial challenges, how they overcame them, and the key lessons they’ve learned while building their businesses. Throughout the conversation, CDW will share insight on their technology solutions that have helped customers scale.

Special Event: DC, Massachusetts, and the Future of a Clean Energy Economy

Please join the Alliance and UMass Boston for a conversation about what the federal government’s current approach to policies related to clean energy and the environment will have on the Massachusetts clean energy economy. Moderated by Heather Goldstone, science correspondent for WCAI and WGBH Radio, with David Cash, Dean of UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, Ruben Mencos, Founder and CEO of Proper Pipe, U.S.A., and Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs.

October 18

Lesbians Who Tech (and friends) Boston || October Meetup

Lesbians Who Tech is a community of queer women in tech (and allies) that started in San Francisco in December 2012. Since then, we’ve built a community of over 25,000 queer women in 37 cities, including 5 international cities.

October 19

TUGG Presents Tech Gives Back

For one day in October, over 1,500 Boston techies get out of the office and into the community to give back to local nonprofits. Teams both small and large as well as individuals donate their time across over 50 volunteer sites, giving over 9,000 hours of volunteer service in one day.

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17

The Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17 is a free! code-first event where you can connect and learn from cloud experts from Microsoft and your local community. It’s all about helping you become a better developer by teaching skills to develop, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Slides are kept to a minimum while Scott goes deep with live demos into Microsoft’s cloud services, advanced workloads and capabilities.

October 24

Cafe Night at Roxbury Innovation Center

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.

October 26

SM& Presents Help Wanted: Education 101 Meets Workforce 2.0

With business, technology, and politics all changing at a rapid pace, institutions steeped in decades of tradition must be ready to embrace change.

  • What new approaches to education are needed to meet 21st century challenges?
  • How are educators breaking with tradition to prepare students for the future?
  • What are visionary corporate leaders doing to help their workforce succeed?

Join us for a lively discussion on Thursday, October 26th at the Seaport Hotel for our 26th SM& Presents Panel featuring:

  • Aimee Sprung, Manager of Civic Engagement, Microsoft
  • Gloria Larson, President, Bentley University
  • Jeff Weiss, President, Lesley University
  • Keith Hovan, President & CEO, Southcoast Health System
  • Moderated by Helene Solomon, CEO, Solomon McCown & Company

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