Good news for people into the Internet of Things, bitcoin and machine learning: there are a handful of events for you to check out. Even if you aren’t part of that group, there are plenty of other meetups and panels happening this week, covering a number of topics, ranging from running a lean startup to “emotion hacking your tech, “whatever that might mean. And, of course, what’s a week without a great breakfast event like Boston TechBreakfast? A bad one—that’s what.
Monday, February 29
How to get rich and Internet famous—hack your sales + branding strategy: General Assembly hosts a talk by Magnific founder Vincent Dignan at WeWork South Station from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30. The event is free.
The Boston/New England Internet of Things group hosts a panel on the convergence of Internet of Things and marine operations starting at 6 p.m. at Groundwork in New Bedford. The panelists are Dave Wiley, research director at Stellwagon National Marine Sanctuary; Dan Ward, CEO of Ward’s Shellfish Farms; David Duquette, CEO of Littoral Power Systems; Durval Tavares, CEO of Aquabotix; and Brian Coffey, environmental sensing and instrumentation lead at Analog Devices. The event is free, with roughly 20 spots available.
Operation Exit, Resilient Coders—Graduation: Resilient Coders hosts the graduation ceremony for nine young men who have studied web development over the last eight weeks at MassChallenge from 6 p.m. to 8. The event is free.
The Google Developer’s Group hosts an informal Android developer meetup from 7 p.m. to 10 at Jaho Coffee Roasters & WIne Bar in Boston. The event is free.
Tuesday, March 1
2016 Women’s Leadership Forum: The Ad Club hosts this half-day event at the Seaport World Trade Center from noon to after 5 p.m. The speakers include Ad Club President Kathy Kiely, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, GE CMO Linda Boff and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani. Admission costs $275 for members, $350 for non-members.
Boston TechBreakfast hosts its regular breakfast meetup from 8 a.m. to 9:30 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. The presenters are Chris Combs of LinkSquares, Sree Rajagopalan of Murano Corp., Andrii Demko of The Mobile Cards and Jon Radoff of Disruptor Beam. The event is free.
Succeeding with the Lean Startup Model: The Boston Entrepreneurs Network hosts this panel at Constant Contact’s Waltham headquarters starting at 6:30 p.m. The panelists are CMO-ToGo CEO Daniel Greenberg, Cintell CEO and co-founder Apparao Karri and Mutt Maps CEO and co-founder Stacey Arbetter. The event is free.
Funding 101—Pathways for Funding Food and Beverage Startups: The Capital Network and BranchFood host this panel from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at CIC Boston on Milk Street. The speakers are Edible Ventures founder Jeremy Halpern, Kickstarter Outreach Lead for Foods & Craft Terry Romero, Cambridge Savings Bank VP of Commercial Lending Michael Kuhn and GF Solutions CEO and founder Bonnie Henry. The event costs $30 for general admission and $20 for students.
Wednesday, March 2
Fact + Fiction—Machine Learning and the Media: Indico CEO Slater Victoroff leads this talk at General Assembly from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30. The event is free.
Discuss Startup Concepts and Find Your Co-founder: This event aims to help entrepreneurs find their co-founders and refine your startup concept. It runs from 7 p.m. to 8:45 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. The event is free.
Grove CEO and co-founder Gabe Blanchet helps kick off BranchFood’s Food + Tech Mystery Speaker Series, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at CIC Boston on Milk Street. The event costs $10.
The Boston Connected & Intelligent Device group hosts a meetup at MassChallenge starting a 6 p.m. The speakers are Andy McCann of Analog Devices, Boston Engineering CTO Mark Smithers and Analog Devices Director of Internet-of-Things Technology Colm Prendergast. The event is free.
Thursday, March 3
What’s it take to get into a startup accelerator or business plan pitch? TechSandBox hosts this panel starting at 6 p.m. at its Hopkinton headquarters. Tickets start at $25.
MITX Disruptive Innovator Series: This panel led by Scott Kirsner runs from 6 p.m. to 8 at Hatch Fenway. The panelists are Drizly CEO Nick Rellas, ReDigi CTO and co-founder Larry Rudolph, SimpliSafe founder and CEO Chad Laurans and Lola Travel VP of Product Ellen Chisa. The event costs $25 for members and $50 for non-members.
Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair: Greentown Labs hosts this special version of its EnergyBar meetup at its Somerville headquarters from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30. The event is free.
Lessons from Serial Entrepreneurs: McCarter & English hosts this panel at the Cambridge Innovation Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30. The panelists are TechSandBox CEO and founder, Barb Finer, NextGen Venture Partners Founding Partner Enrico Palmerino and Robin Powered co-founder and COO Apollo Sinkevicius. The event is free.
Friday, March 4
Cambridge 2 Cambridge Cybersecurity Hackathon: This 24-hour challenge between MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the University of Cambridge kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Ray and Maria Stata Center. The event is free.
Emotion Lab ’16—Emotion Hack Your Tech: Affectiva kicks off this two-day hackathon at 5 p.m. at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. The event costs $25.
3Si Micro Venture & Holdings hosts a chance to pitch your startup starting at noon. You must RSVP to the free event to get the location.
Saturday, March 5
CodeAcross Boston 2016: Code for Boston and Resilient Coders kicks off this “progressive hackathon” at 10 a.m., and it runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. The event is free.
MIT Bitcoin Expo 2016: This two-day event starts at 10 a.m. at MIT’s Samberg Center. Speakers include Bitso co-founder Ben Peters, World Bitcoin Network founder James D’Angelo and Bitcoin core developer Jonas Schnelli. The event is $5 for students and $125 for the general public.
Machine Learning Workshops and Case Studies: This day-long event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Localytics’ headquarters in Boston. Speakers include Sarah Rich of Twitter, Jess Stauth of Quantopian, Mike Del Balso of Uber and Alekh Agarwal of Microsoft. The event is free.