It may be a short week due to the holiday yesterday, but it’s definitely not short on tech and startup networking events. From Tuesday onward, there are a ton of panels, parties and other meetups to keep you busy straight into the weekend.
From an co-working space’s anniversary soiree to a MassChallenge hackathon, here are the happenings you’ll definitely want to consider hitting:
Tuesday, May 26
EF Education First Meetup: Web development and design and education — Local developers, engineers and designers are encouraged to attend this Cambridge event, where John Zablocki—Director of Information Technology at EF High School Exchange Year and author for O’Reilly—will discuss various technologies that his school’s dev team leveraged to for their projects. The meetup will cover topics like Azure Web Sites with Git deployments, Azure Service Bus, Cloud Services, and Azure Market Place add-ons. Once the talk is over, enjoy snacks, drinks and the amazing views of the city while mingling with other guests. Register here.
Coalition’s 1 Year Anniversary Party — Come celebrate a year of startup success at the anniversary bash for Coalition, a local co-working space that houses early stage companies and entrepreneurs. In addition to being an awesome networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, it’s also a good chance to learn more about the partnerships Coalition has built since being founded, like MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and Boston New Tech. RSVP here.
RE.WORK Deep Learning Summit — Big data, machine learning, speech recognition, algorithms and image retrieval—these are just a few of the topic that will be delved into at this two-day event. And there’s an impressive roster of speakers that will be on site from companies like Google, MIT, Twitter and eBay, to name a few. Check out the speaker line-up and event details here. (Pssst—BostInno readers get half off the price of all ticket types with the promo code BostInno50).
Wednesday, May 27
Women in Entrepreneurship Breakfast — Hosted by TechHub, this informal meetup offers the chance to meet like-minded people, make new friends, expand your network and share your experiences in entrepreneurship—all over coffee and breakfast. The event, which is a collaboration between TechHub, JustJump Marketing, Gesmer Updegrove and SheStarts, has a phenomenal mission: creating an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurial women. RSVP here.
Bike Bash 2015 — To celebrate the conclusion of the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge, everyone is invited to this bash, where the winning teams will be acknowledged, and attendees have the chance to win a slew of raffle prizes. It’s all going down at Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge and there will be some awesome Harpoon beer specials on tap, as well as tasty Flat Top bites. As for the winners—Digital Lumens, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Children’s Hospital Boston are a few honored in the business category, while Harvard’s Longwood Campus and MIT are two from the college/university category. Head here for more info.
She Geeks Out Event Sponsored by Yesware — Eat, drink, mingle, network and hear from awesome local ladies at this female-only event hosted at Yesware’s downtown office. Speakers include Yesware Talent Director Loren Boyce, Trill cofounder and CEO Kathleen Stetson and Hstry.com chief academic officer Claire Varner. Did we mention there are some sweet raffle prizes? Register here.
Thursday, May 28
Seismic Shakes Boston — Come check out Seismic’s brand new East Coast office on Causeway Street near North Station. At the grand opening party for the sales software company’s digs, there will be food, drinks and music. Make sure to RSVP to secure your spot—the event is free, but tickets are limited.
MIT Startup Exchange: Cybersecurity Innovation — It goes without saying that in the face of rising cyber espionage and crime, cybersecurity innovation is becoming increasingly important. That’s why the MIT Startup Exchange is holding a workshop to discuss the latest advances in cybersecurity from the diverse perspectives of corporates, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem. In addition to covering innovation models, discussions will also delve into emerging technologies, collaboration patterns, and partnerships. The event is open to all and free of charge, but you can register here.
RE.WORK IoT Summit — Interested in preparing your business for the sensor revolution and interconnected world? That’s what this two-day summit is all about: diving into topics like the connected city and the smart home. Featured speakers include Jibo CEO Steve Chambers, Ecovent cofounder Dipul Patel, MIT Sloan School of Management Executive Director Peter Hirst and Rethink Robotics scientist Yuri Ivanov. Snag tickets here. And don’t forget to use the promo code BostInno50 for a half off discount.
Saturday, May 30
Open Data Science Conference — It’s the first time ever Boston will hold this two-day conference, which brings together more than 1,000 people interested in talking about open source, the data science boom, and the effects of making data science accessible to all. A number of experts in the field will be speaking on these topics, like DataRobot’s CPO Owen Zhang, Quantopian’s Thomas Wiecki and Spotify engineer Lynn Root. Scope out the awesome lineup of 72 presentations, 21 workshops and keynotes— and grab tickets—here.
CityStart Boston One-Day Hackathon — Students across all disciplines, as well as existing startups, advisors, executives and anyone else interested in helping to bring innovation to Boston’s neighborhoods are encouraged to apply for this hackathon, which is hosted at MassChallenge. Data from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Innovation Steering Committee will guide participants as they work on teams to designing prototypes and business concepts they’ll pitch to a panel of judges for feedback and ranking. Those teams that choose to continue will enter the program’s three-week mini-accelerator, which begins May 31.
Photo via Coalition.