So networking may not be the first thing on your mind with Juno well on its way to Boston — but there’s a good chance you’ll be pretty eager to get out of the house after being holed up during the blizzard. Luckily, there are plenty of noteworthy events happening this week, from thought-provoking panel discussions to open-house hackathons. Just be sure to keep an eye out for any last-minute changes to the dates and times due to the impending storm.
WeWork Trial Day — If you’ve been searching for new office space but are overwhelmed by the options, consider taking advantage of WeWork Fort Point’s free trial day. See the space for yourself and test out all the amenities while also meeting some of the 850-plus members before committing. If you’re interested in a trial but this session is sold out, you’re encouraged to contact Kim Lombard at . Register here.
Law 101 for Startups — SheStarts, an organization that aims to provide support for the pipeline of women founders in Boston, is hosting this event at WeWork South Station to help attendees learn about the typical legal issues startups face and how to plan for them. An all-female panel of lawyers will offer insights into corporate matters, employment issues, patents and immigration, while light food and beverages are served. They will also be prepared to answer any questions audience members may have. Register here.
(Looking for more fun events this week? A Patriots send-off rally, chowdah pot or beer launch, perhaps? Check out this week’s BostInno Approved)
Quantopian Open Hackathon — As a follow-up to its open algorithmic paper trading competition, Quantopian is holding an open-house hackathon at its Franklin Street office. The event will focus on helping individuals develop their algorithms for the Quantopian Open. Guests can drop in any time between 4 and 11 p.m. to start a contest entry, polish up their code or just talk shop with other algorithm writers and Quantopian staff over pizza and beer. Register here.
New Year’s Resolution Mixer — Was your New Year’s resolution to get more involved in the startup scene, learn about new technologies or make a career change? Then head to this networking mixer from the technical recruiting firms behind Tech in Motion, which will be held at MJ O’Connors. Just don’t forget to bring a hard copy of your resume if you plan to take advantage of the workshop that’s included. RSVP here.