Microsoft New England Picks: Not-To-Miss Events, February 2018

 |   MSNE Staff

We love February — with a handful of dates to celebrate like Groundhog Day, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and more, we’re overwhelmed with opportunities. We’ve gathered some of the month’s top events in the Boston area:

February 6

Digital Transformation in Action: Sales and Marketing Alignment via Microsoft & Adobe

How are you creating exceptional personalized experiences in the digital age?

Welcome to the digital age, where buyers expect you to already know their needs and 89% of organizations compete based on customer experience. How are you connecting data and insights to create compelling, personalized experiences for the empowered digital customer?

In this age of customer experience, Adobe and Microsoft have partnered to provide you with the best of Adobe’s design, documents, and digital marketing solutions and Microsoft’s intelligent cloud, expansive ecosystem, and world-class CRM, Microsoft Dynamics 365.

February 9

Roadmap to an Inspiring Career

At a time when you can literally get paid to do anything, it is more important than ever to align your career with your passion. Melissa James, author of “When are you going to get a real career?”, will discuss how being a first generation American influenced her career, the value of following your passion, as well as share her roadmap for being thoughtful about the next steps in a career, whether just starting out or an experienced executive.

February 12

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.

Women in Data Science 2018 Datathon Workshop

The Datathon, a new feature of the global Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference in 2018, will run from February 1-28. The competition seeks to encourage women data scientists to engage in social impact solutions by participating in a predictive analytics challenge. Learn more about the data set and challenge!

To support teams and entries in our region, Harvard, MIT, Microsoft New England R&D have a workshop and team formation session on Monday, Feb 12th from 4pm-9:30pm. The workshop will be taught by Weiwei Pan from Harvard Institute of Applied Computational Sciences and Anastasiya Belyaeva from MIT Institue of Data, Systems and Society.

February 13

Microsoft Business Mixer with Lovepop Founder Wombi Rose

Join us for a free event for entrepreneurs and small business owners at the Microsoft Store. Wombi Rose, founder of Lovepop, and Jozef Karpiel, Paper Engineer, will discuss how Lovepop has combined art and science to scale the creative process and build a successful company.

February 15

Venture Cafe Corporate Innovation Night

Save the date for Venture Cafe’s Corporate Innovation Night, taking place on February 15, 2018. This event is designed to help corporates and startups form better collaborations to catalyze sustainable innovation. This event will also help entrepreneurs understand the specific problem-sets corporate innovators are battling and practical ways to co-create on solutions.

The Black Panther Experience: Welcome to Wakanda

Gear up to watch The Black Panther with Black Market at 2136 Washington Street in Roxbury.

A portion of the proceeds for each event go to Diamond Girls Boston (doing business as) the DIAMOND DIASPORA PROJECT.

Diamond Girls Boston is a Roxbury based 501-C3 organization that serves girls 11-17 years helping them to realize self-sufficiency through entrepreneurial thinking and action. THE DIAMOND DIASPORA PROJECT aims to accomplish the same mission in and around the African Diaspora.

February 20

Maker Movement Café Night

On Tuesday, February 20th, Roxbury Innovation Center is hosting a Maker Movement Café Night, our Café Nights are evenings in which local entrepreneurs can connect over common industries or themes through presentations or panels with entrepreneurs and startups.

February 23

Microsoft Excel Training Class

Microsoft Excel is the premier spreadsheet application.In this Microsoft Excel training class you will learn how to create spreadsheets using formulas, functions, data sorting, custom charts, link building, macros, and 3-dimensional worksheets. This Microsoft Excel Training course will also teach you how to sort and analyze data, create custom charts and graphs, and much more.

February 27

Conversations in Civic Innovation — Housing in Boston

As a relatively small city, housing is limited.  Many people commute great distances to work in Boston.  There is a growing need for diverse housing options in Boston. Please join us for a discussion about Housing in Boston where we will explore:

  • How is Boston doing on the MA housing report card?
  • When does the cost of commute outweigh the benefit of lower cost housing?
  • Can we use data and technology to inform and plan?
  • What housing innovations could be relevant for Boston?
  • How do we begin to address equity in housing in Boston

February 28

The Business Leaders Learning Project: Workforce/Middle-Income Housing

Greater Boston is facing a major shortage of housing that average workers can afford, and chances are that is impacting your business. Your region’s high cost of housing is making it hard to attract and retain top talent up and down the workforce. As a business leader, you’re uniquely positioned to advocate for positive change. We want to give you the tools to make a difference.