Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Market Conditions with Daniel Vasserman, Security Deposit and Pet Liability with Attorney Jordana Greenman

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Market Conditions with Daniel Vasserman, Security Deposit and Pet Liability with Attorney Jordana Greenman

Part I

Is the market overheated? Or do we have a lot more room for price appreciation? The future is impossible to predict, but a little perspective can help us understand what we're seeing. Daniel Vasserman, Executive Director & Client Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be sharing some personal perspective on the market. Daniel will not be speaking for Chase. He will be providing insight about the kinds of deals he sees happening, the recent history of rates, and the conditions under which properties are now being bought, sold, and financed.

Chase Bank specializes in lending to established owner-operators with three or more buildings and five or more units per building.

Part II

Our second topic will cover the agreement clauses and operational best practices you need to reduce your liability as a rental operator. Particular focus will be on security deposits: is it even safe to take a deposit anymore? And there will be heavy emphasis of animals: are they a pet, a service animal, an emotional support animal? And what can you say or do about it? Attorney Jordana Greenman and her landlord-tenant practice are based in Boston and receive great reviews at our events.

Learn more and purchase tickets here!

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Mindfulness at Work: How the Mind Creates and Relieves Stress
Oct
17
5:15 PM17:15

Mindfulness at Work: How the Mind Creates and Relieves Stress

The mind is a powerful instrument, and like all powerful instruments, it can be used in helpful and harmful ways. Mindfulness is an effective tool for learning about and working with the mind, allowing us to harness our internal resources for strength, resilience, wellness, and creativity instead of falling victim to the toxic effects of stress. This program will explore the science and practice of mindfulness, the impact of stress on the mind and body, and practical tools and approaches for employing mindfulness in a fast-paced, high-stress world. Sign up!

Speaker Bio:

Ben Karlin has been practicing meditation for over a decade and a half and has traveled around the world studying how different cultures and traditions approach this ancient practice. He began teaching meditation and mindfulness at a health clinic in northern Thailand, helping patients take a more active role in maintaining their health through a deeper understanding of the mind and body. Since then, Ben has worked with individuals, businesses, and organizations worldwide, founding Free Form Minds to empower people with an awareness of the inner resources available to them. He is also a qualified MBSR instructor trained at the UMASS Medical School Center For Mindfulness.

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Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Building Your Next Mobile App

  • CIC Cambridge, Havana Room, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on to learn about the benefits of strategizing and blueprinting your next mobile app.  Building an app can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and require highly specialized designers and developers.  There are several ways to help increase your likelihood of success in the app store and de-risk the development process.  MindSea’s team has built over 50 apps featured in the App store.  Join us to learn about how to create a successful app blueprint and avoid common pitfalls in designing and developing apps.

Takeaways:

  • Strategies to de-risk your app development

  • Frameworks to use when strategizing and wireframing your app

  • How to employ Design Thinking & Lean UX in your product strategy

  • A guided exercise to building personas and user journeys

  • Take-home resources to start building your app blueprint

  • Questions & Answers on app design and development

Speaker:
Bill Wilson, Founder,CEO and Founder, MindSea

Bill is a software developer by trade and has been building products and teams for over twenty years.  In 2009, Bill founded MindSea - a mobile app design studio building top rated apps for international brands like Postmedia, Dallas Morning News, and Proposify.  Bill is deeply passionate about building incredible teams and software that will change the world.  Outside of work, you can find Bill crushing a 5 mile run or beta testing a new fitness app.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Meet up with Asia Industry Leaders and Venture Partners

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On October 17th @ CIC, Ted Chang, the CTO of Quanta Computer, will share his perspectives on “Partner with Taiwan for Global Business.” Ryan Kuo, President of CDIB Capital Innovation Accelerator, will talk about “Asia Venture Capital Market and Startup Opportunity.” This event is co-organized by MIT Sloan School, MIT Industrial Liaison Program and Garage+, the most thriving zero-equity incubator in Asia.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

WE BOS Event: The Path to VC Hosted by NEVCA & TiE Boston

Of the top 100 ranked venture capital firms in the world, women made up a mere 7% of partners and represent less than 10% of the overall venture capital workforce. 

In one of many events inspired by WE BOS Week, the NEVCA and TiE Boston have come together to curate a dynamic panel of women who have launched a career in venture capital and to share how they navigate the sector. Just as the industry is now discussing how to narrow the gender funding gap, we will bring together women who are changing the face of venture capital. Join us for what is sure to be an incredible discussion!

Interested? Sign up here!

Speakers will include:

Sophie Meralli, InnoSpark Ventures

Anne BozikSaturn Partners

Parul Singh, Founder Collective

Alex ManickSchooner Capital

Darshana ZaveriCatalyst Health Ventures

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Boston x Tokyo NASA International Space Apps Challenge

ABOUT NASA ISAC BOSTON

The International Space Apps Challenge (ISAC) is an international mass collaborative hackathon focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

BOSTON LOCAL TEAMS

2018 is the fifth time that NASA ISAC is held in Boston. To participate, you can form your own teams among your friends. Please make sure that all of your team members register and show up at the event. The event provides opportunity for everyone to improve your coding skills, get involved in Boston’s hackathon community, cultivate team collaboration skills, and… to have a blast with your teammates!!

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

In addition to hosting our local teams, Boston will also host several special teams. These international teams comprise of members from both the Boston and Tokyo ISAC, and satellite locations at U-Tokyo and will collaborate across continents.

During the hackathon, we bring together select participants to form teams comprising of people from Japan and Boston. These international teams are exciting collaboration opportunities to allow participants to develop multi-cultural perspective since team-members work collaboratively across the ocean.Each international team consists of about 5-8 participants from Japan and Boston (i.e. 3 from Japan, 3 from Boston) with diverse technical and professional backgrounds. The participants from Japan will join you via communication tools such as Google Hangout and Skype.If you are interested in innovation and cross-cultural collaboration, this truly one of a kind experience is for you.

** If you want to be a part of international team, you have to be able to attend the Ideathon on 10/5 (Friday 7pm-10pm EDT) at Cambridge Innovation Center @ Kendall Square (FYI Tokyo attendee: 10/6 (Sat)8:30〜11:00(JST)).   
If you miss to attend this ideathon meeting, you will join to one of international team based on your skill and interest.

Any question regarding attending international team, please e-mail  info@spaceappboston.org . **

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.binnovative.org/isac2018/#about

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Oct
22
2:30 PM14:30

Making Evidence-based Decisions in a World of Fake News

In our real-world healthcare situations we want to understand everything we can to make the best decisions, based on all available knowledge or knowledge we can create within the constraints of time and resources that we have. In this InnovationWell Café we will start with consideration of the patient situation and the pressures faced by them and the surrounding system they are contained by. From this starting point, we will consider what the emerging world of scientific research can provide as predictive models, biomarkers and evidence supporting decision making that can be used by patient and physician. Finally, we will extend our conversations to include the industry perspective in responding with business solutions, stretching from emerging approaches to sounder and safer use of drugs through to the disruptive world of digital healthcare and its great variety of sources and quality of data.

One of the great risks of the current vortex of “Fake News” is that it leads to “Fake Decision-Making”. Scientific research is not immune to this risk. A new evidence-based framework is needed so that decisions are made that we can trust and believe in. During our discussions on Evidence-based Decisions within InnovationWell, let us ponder a few questions:

  • What Social, Technical, Scientific, Legal and Regulatory Structures best support best decision-making? Do we need new structures to strengthen evidence-based decision-making?

  • As humans, our decisions are strongly influenced by emotions, experience and personal motives. Can we coach and collaborate with each other to reach better decisions?

  • How can we transfer specialist knowledge into evidence that is more effective and useful in decision-making contexts?

  • How can we influence patients to comply with medical guidance and best practice?

  • What happened to our original ideas for the Internet and the World Wide Web and what could be a new Social Media where we have trust in knowledge rather than trolling, fake news and manipulations?

  • Do AI specialists understand the decisions of deep learning? If not, how can we communicate the value, trust, and limitations in such a source of knowledge in our weight of evidence?

  • What new social and business structures would support long-term value, returns, and prosperity?

In discussing and answering such questions, we aim to make progress in determining key ingredients for new evidence-based solutions. The conversations we have will contribute to a Declaration of a Better-practice for Evidence-based Decision Making in Healthcare.

Event Program

2:00 p.m.         Warm up with coffee and Swiss chocolates

2:30 p.m.         Perspectives to spice our conversations

  • Bruce Kristal (Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital)

  • Tonya Hongsermeier (VP and Chief Medical Information Officer at Lahey Health)

  • Laszlo Urban (Global Head of Preclinical Safety Profiling, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research) 

3:15 p.m.         Panel discussion facilitated by Frank Hollinger (Corporate Operations, Americas, Douglas Connect GmbH)

The back and forth begins!

3:45 p.m.         Knowledge Café

Discussion in small groups, with a rotation of tables every 20 minutes.

4:45 p.m.         Insight Sharing

The sum is always greater than the parts. Let’s share and combine experience and ideas!

5:30 p.m.         Tearing Down The Wall

Networking with refreshments, eco-friendly snacks.

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Close Up with Data-Driven Marketing Experts
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Close Up with Data-Driven Marketing Experts

  • Lighthouse, 20th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re calling companies of all industries and sizes to come learn from digital marketing experts David Ly Khim of Hubspot, Ken Wollins of Findability Sciences, and Frank Cordeck of DCS Advisory. Regardless of size or stage, companies with access to cutting-edge digital marketing tools and strategies are much more likely to succeed than those that don’t. Softbank’s joint venture with Findability Sciences and Daiwa Group’s recent acquisition of DCS Advisory show Japan understands how to utilize artificial intelligence and big data to grow their businesses.

David, Ken and Frank will also be hosting personal consulting sessions for participants to discuss implementation strategies within their own companies. Sign up a half-hour session with an expert through the following link:

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AI and Design: AI Meets Creativity
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

AI and Design: AI Meets Creativity

  • Lighthouse East, 20th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What's the latest AI applied to creativity, what are the core problems being solved? What tech can be taken advantage of immediately?

Brennan White
CEO of Cortex

Founder of the leading AI storytelling platform, Cortex, Brennan has worked with global enterprises worldwide to introduce AI technology and AI-supported processes into their creative business units for four years. Prior to that Brennan worked as a creative at the digital agency he founded that has been on the INC 5000 several years in a row.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Shopify Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge, Havana, 5th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get ready to meet local partners, merchants, and experts who will be discussing the issues facing your e-commerce business. At this FREE event, you'll be able to pick the brains of Shopify's local experts and discuss best practices with merchants from the area.

Whether you're a Shopify partner, an established merchant, or have just started your store, the official #ShopifyMeetup will help you grow your online business!

This meetup will feature industry experts presenting on different topics designed to help you grow your brand. You'll be able to attend multiple presentations and speak with the presenters directly during the breakout sessions.

Speakers will include:

  • Dale Bertrand - President, Fire&Spark

  • Kara Tardif - Ecommerce SEO Strategist, Fire&Spark

  • Isaiah Bollinger - CEO, Trellis

  • Justin Porter - Founder, TextConnects

Agenda:

  • 6:00 - Networking

  • 6:30 - Dale Bertrand - Welcome

  • 6:35 - Sponsor

  • 6:40 - Kara Tardif - Ecommerce SEO Case Study

  • 6:55 - Isaiah Bollinger - Tactics to get the most out of a site redesign for any budget

  • 7:10 - Breakout Sessions - Get your questions answered!

Please make sure to RSVP, as space is limited!

LOGISTICS

This #ShopifyMeetup will be hosted by Fire&Spark at One Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge MA

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AutoML 101: Introduction & Case Study
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

AutoML 101: Introduction & Case Study

As per Wikipedia:
"Automated machine learning (AutoML) is the process of automating the end-to-end process of applying machine learning to real-world problems. In a typical machine learning application, practitioners must apply the appropriate data pre-processing, feature engineering, feature extraction, and feature selection methods that make the dataset amenable for machine learning. Following those preprocessing steps, practitioners must then perform algorithm selection and hyperparameter optimization to maximize the predictive performance of their final machine learning model. As many of these steps are often beyond the abilities of non-experts, AutoML was proposed as an artificial intelligence-based solution to the ever-growing challenge of applying machine learning. Automating the end-to-end process of applying machine learning offers the advantages of producing simpler solutions, faster creation of those solutions, and models that often outperform models that were designed by hand."

In this talk we will discuss how QuSandbox and the Model Analytics Studio can be used in the selection of machine learning models.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: What's it all about? What do I NEED to know?

Do you know the difference between Blockchain & Cryptocurrency? Do you know how cryptocurrencies even work?

From blockchain basics to what it means to mine currency, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about what this technology is, and what it does, and how it works.

To help sort that all out please join the KPM Outsourced Accounting Solutions team on October 25, 2018, for an informative session regarding the ins and outs of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

There will be an open Q&A session and drinks.

RSVP here.

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Tufts University Presents - Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby

  • Lighthouse West, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities.

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Deep Learning in Production Meetup

Hello,
I have realized that there is a huge gap between the data out there to its cloud adoption. This gap might be a knowledge gap that can be covered with hands on sessions. This is going to be our first hands on session. If it becomes popular, we will have more in the future.
Please make sure to have your computer with you and CSV, Google sheet, txt with sample data of your data.
We will be using Google platform for this session.
Best,
Eila

We currently don't have sponsors for the beginners events. Pizza and drinks will be offered for $5 (slice + soda).

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Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Advocating for an Inclusive Society

  • CIC Cambridge, 5th Floor, "Havana" (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Advocating for an Inclusive Society: 
Presentations by Japan's Next Generation of Leaders

How can a society become more inclusive of low-income women, survivors of trauma, and people with disabilities? Fellows of the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative and participants in the TOMODACHI Disability Leadership Training Program will give us first-hand insight into some of the social issues Japan faces today, the lessons they've learned during their time in Boston, and the ways in which these advocates plan to take action when they return to Japan.


About the TOMODACHI Disability Leadership Training Program

The TOMODACHI Disability Leadership Training Program in America is an intensive four-month program to train the next generation of young Japanese people with disabilities to become stronger and more confident leaders. Trainees not only enhance their leadership and advocacy skills, but also gain knowledge and expertise related to disability and inclusion by interning with community-based organizations or government agencies. Trainees will share their learning experiences and how they plan to use their new knowledge and experiences to positively impact communities in Japan. The program is sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the TOMODACHI Initiative, and is implemented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston.

• Tomoshige Kabetani | Training Site: Northeast Passage, University of New Hampshire. 
Engaging in adaptive sports to promote inclusion in community.

• Kana Takahashi | Training Site: Early Intervention Department, Boston Children’s Hospital. 
Learning about inclusive education in the U.S. with a particular focus on early education

• Keiji Oka | Training Site: Asian American Studies Program, University of Massachusetts Boston. 
Creating a short film about a support group serving families with children with special needs


About the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI)

JWLI is a two-year executive leadership program that empowers Japanese women to make positive social change in Japan, with a month-long hands-on training in Boston. The JWLI Fellows will be sharing the action plans that they will implement when they return to Japan. This year’s Fellows are focusing on the following areas: financial literacy to women in need, mental health services to trauma survivors, equal access to education for youth with physical and learning disabilities, and policy making to criminalize pornography in youth.

• Mayumi Ando | Personal Life Coach
Focusing on providing financial literacy to women in need

• Kerry Hoshino | Founder, Healing through Giving Foundation
Providing mental health services to trauma survivors

• Noriko Kadonome | Coordinator/Program Manager, Hybrid Kids Academy
Striving for equal access to education for youth with physical and learning disabilities

• Shihoko Fujiwara | Founder, Lighthouse
Aiming for policy making to criminalize child pornography


Venue Information

CIC (One Broadway Location)
The nearest T-stop is Kendall Square station on the red line. Parking is available in several public parking garages near Kendall Square (e.g. Standard Parking, Kendall Square Parking, Cambridge Center East Garage, Cambridgeside Galleria mall garages) as well as metered street parking. Cars can stop on 3rd Street or Broad Canal Way to load and unload passengers.

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Branchfood Community Table
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

  • Meridian, 5th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Master your Accent: Navigating American English diction in a modern world
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Master your Accent: Navigating American English diction in a modern world

  • CIC Cambridge, Mandalay, 4th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our voice is our auditory face, and language is how most of us enter the world.  

Spoken language in meetings, interviews, presentations, and pitches are communications challenges for all of us.  These are sometimes complicated by having to do them in a second or third language, especially if we retain our native accent.  Even for native English speakers, regional accents can create barriers when we need to build understanding.

This seminar will help.

In this one hour session, you will start building tools and tricks to help your articulation of spoken American English be clear and easier to understand.  We will also talk about how to navigate accent challenges when presenting to different audiences, and in different sized rooms.

Bring your elevator pitch or a short introduction to work on.

Your accent is a part of you.  You should master it. 

***

GROW Voice, is a Boston-based business.  Founder and CEO, Gina Razón has taught voice and speech for over sixteen years to individuals, organizations and in academic settings.   She is sought after as a teacher of voice and speech, singing, and public presentation.  Gina has a BM and MM in Voice Performance, is a practitioner of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a certified teacher of Somatic Voicework. She has served as voice coach for TEDxCambridge, and speaks at National and local events on all things voice and speech.  Gina is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and the National Speakers Association. More information at www.growvoice.com. The events link is here.

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Tea Talk: Moving Stories
Nov
2
8:30 AM08:30

Tea Talk: Moving Stories

This month’s Tea Talk invites all community members to explore their own stories of migration in an open discussion led by Wafaa Arbash (Syrian immigrant to the United States and the co-founder and CEO of WorkAround) and Adam Strom (Director of Re-Imagining Migration, whose family moved the US generations ago).

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Extra Life 2018

Help Us Support Extra Life and the Boston Children's Hospital

This is our 4th year participating in Extra Life, and we hope that you join us in our ongoing efforts to support the Boston Children’s Hospital and the sick and injured kids in our community. Before attending our Game Day marathon, register to be part of Team CIC to help us reach our donation goal!

CIC is based out of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, not far from the Boston Children’s Hospital. At CIC we build innovation communities, supporting entrepreneurs and start ups as they pursue innovations that will change the world.

Join Us for a Game Day Marathon

For Extra Life this year we are opening the doors of CIC to the public, and inviting everyone to join us for a 12 hour long gaming marathon! CIC clients, friends, family, students, local gamers… all are welcome.

We’ll be converting the co-working area in C3 and the Venture Cafe into gaming space, creating play spaces for brand new games, classic consoles, PC games, board games, tabletop, card games… and we’ve even got a ping pong table! There will be dozens of games set up, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own consoles and games.

CIC will also be providing food, which will be free for all attendees.

Interested in attending and meeting up with other Boston gamers? Here's how you can support the cause!

Joining Team CIC

Register, Raise, and Play: By registering as a member of Team CIC, you'll be one of many who will be gaming to save lives! Once you are registered with Team CIC, try your best at raising $100 before November 3rd. And please, don't worry if you can't stay the whole 12 hours or raise the full $100. Any amount of your time and fundraising will support the cause!

This is an open event, and anyone who is interested in attending, having fun, and playing tons of video games to help save lives is encouraged to register themselves and to invite their friends. Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Long Now Boston: Climate Change and the Future of the Boston Coastline

Boston was founded in 1630, and soon became a colonial trading hub due to its protected coastline and strategic location. As we near the 4th century mark in Boston’s history, that coastline may experience a dramatic shift as a consequence of global climate change. 

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

5 Biggest Challenges of Connected Device Development

5 Biggest Challenges of Connected Device Development

With the pervasiveness of connected tech, medical device developers must design to meet user requirements and regulatory standards, while making sure the device is maintained to avoid vulnerabilities post launch. In this presentation, attendees will learn five key challenges, and solutions associated with development of connected medical devices. Topics that will be covered are: 

  • Interoperability challenges and considerations; which platform to use for your product

  • Evaluating trade-offs between product cost, size, feature set, and development cost, (ie., battery life vs. usability)

  • Identifying the requirements that apply to your product (Bluetooth 5.0 Core)

  • Designing, implementing, and testing to meet regulatory standards

  • Post launch support and maintenance (cybersecurity, technology, iOS updates)

See the speakers and RSVP here!

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Going Public on the Canadian Venture Exchange - Is It For You ?

There are so many ways to raise capital! Have you ever considered going public on the TSX Venture Exchange?

TSX Venture Exchange has a market capitalization of companies listed of $3.0 trillion, an amount of equity capital raised on TSX and TSXV in 2017 of more than $54.5 billion and an average of 3.9 million financing size on TSX Venture Exchange with more than 1,653 listed companies. Come and meet us!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/going-public-on-the-canadian-venture-exchange-is-it-for-you-tickets-49295147112

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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Inside the Echo Show and Echo Spot

Come join the Amazon Alexa team at the Cambridge Innovation Center for a Tech Talk on October 1st. Andrew Christian, a Senior Principal Engineer, will be giving a talk about the hardware and software that powers our Echo Spot and Echo Show devices. 

Learn more and RSVP here: http://alexacambridgetechtalk.splashthat.com/CIC

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge, Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This meetup is for C++ developers, enthusiasts, and students, to discuss and share C++ knowledge.

Look over the Pages (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/) for different content, like the Learning Resources (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24129600/Learning_Resources/), or the Slack Channel (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24136548/Slack_Channel/).

Don't forget to checkout the Message Boards (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/boards/).

Please take a moment to answer the Polls (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/polls/), which help us plan for future events.

If possible, please Contribute (https://secure.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/contribute/); Funds will go towards food at future events, and towards monthly Meetup.com fees.

Our social media tag is #BostonCpp; look for or add this to your updates.

All members are reminded to honour Meetup's Community Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/) for Usage and Content (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=usage), and Group (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=group) Policies. Specifically, this is not a venue for job recruiters.


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Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

The Thriving Solopreneur: How to Master your Mindset

The Thriving Solopreneur: Top tips to manage your mindset and level-up your business

Being a solo business owner can be a bit of a roller coaster -- it's challenging, thrilling and stressful all at the same time. So much of building a thriving business is dependent on being a thriving business owner, and that's where mindset and self-management are key.

Join us for this interactive session and learn top tips to help you:

  • Stay connected to and energized by your business

  • Tap into a wellspring of innovation and fresh ideas you never knew existed

  • Combat the inertia and isolation that so often comes with being a solopreneur

  • Discover hidden communities that will support you as you grow.

About the Presenter

Victoria Dew, SCMP -- Dewpoint Communications
Victoria knows first-hand how challenging being a solopreneur can be, and has discovered some unexpected hacks for managing mindset and staying focused and energized. She is the Founder and CEO of Dewpoint Communications, a firm dedicated to helping business grow faster, stronger, and more sustainably through great company culture and communication. Victoria is also a certified business coach, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business leader to become the best version of themselves; great leaders create an environment inside their company that shines through on the outside, turning employees into brand evangelists, and customers into zealots.

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Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

  • Meridian, 5th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Inside the Mind of Data Scientists

About This Event

This inspiring event will invite key players in Cambridge's data science community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and solve problems. Our panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a data point of view, how data science methods help with problem-solving, and much more.

In December- Meet the Cambridge Data Science Community

Join us for a discussion with some of Cambridge's data science leaders and get acquainted with the Cambridge ecosystem. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/ meetups to attend, people, companies, blogs, resources, and more. Meet fellow data scientist, or aspiring ones, and leave feeling empowered to continue learning and pursuing your career in data.

By signing up for this event, you're giving our sponsors permission to contact you about upcoming events and promotions.

RSVP here.

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Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Branchfood Community Table
Jan
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

Everything seems to beg for our attention these days, and especially with the rise of social media, we've started to tune things out more than ever. It is more important than ever to slow down and listen. Listening can help us learn about our internal struggles, fortify relationships, and become respected leaders.  This training combines mindful listening and communication techniques used in leadership and professional development, negotiation training, counseling, and conflict resolution. By the end of it, you will be familiar with how to:  

  • Create a mindset for good listening Understand the barriers of effective listening and styles of bad listening Perform listening self-assessments and interactive exercises Have more fulfilling family, social and professional relationships Listen with empathy and create a win-win situation every time.

Signup: https://bostonspeaks.com/school/attention

  • Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound, and Keynote speaker, the host of both BostonSpeaksSeries, and BostonSpeaksTalks and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He helps individuals become exceptional leaders by honing their communication and people skills. In an Age of Distraction, Kit shares that listening is a mindful choice we must make in order to create balance in our lives and that when we truly listen to others, we can make our friends, family, and co-workers feel like they are the most important person in the world. www.bostonspeaks.com

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Branchfood Community Table
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Get Uncomfortable: An Interactive Screening Event

The Uncomfortable Conversation is pleased to present an interactive screening event featuring new content produced in partnership with Company One Theater and students at the Margarita Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain, MA and a workplace series filmed at Impact Hub Boston.

The Uncomfortable Conversation is dedicated to normalizing conversations about consent, healthy relationships, sexual harassment and showing up for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. This interactive screening event will introduce attendees to The Uncomfortable Conversation, showcase new videos produced here in Boston, feature a panel reflection modeling pathways to uncomfortable conversations, and offer a chance to practice conversations about sexual harassment and violence in an interactive - and fun - format.


RSVP here.

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Emerging Trends in Tech

About This Event

Technology is an incredibly fast-paced industry, which makes it challenging to stay on top of all the latest trends. New technology is always changing the way we interact with the world, and consequently, how businesses should effectively market to their audience. Additionally, how do you know which trends are worth following for your business, and which aren't?

Join us for a panel as we discuss insights on emerging trends in tech and how they can be used to help your business evolve and excel.

Takeaways

  • How to get ahead of mega trends that are going to affect billions of people in the world.

  • How to make the right bets/big decisions about technology.

  • Ask your questions about the future technologies that are shaping the world.

To see the speakers and learn more, please visit the event website.

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Area 45 & Area 46 - Fall Speech Contest 2018 - Evaluation and Humorous Speech

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change):

6:00 pm - Doors open for registration, light snacks, networking, briefing of contestants and functionaries

6:30 pm - Evaluation Contest Begins

7:30 pm - Humorous Speech Contest Begins

8:30 pm - Awards and Announcements

9:00 pm - Contest Ends

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/area-45-area-46-fall-speech-contest-2018-evaluation-humorous-speech-tickets-50143001066

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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The Thriving Solopreneur: How to Master your Mindset
Oct
11
3:00 PM15:00

The Thriving Solopreneur: How to Master your Mindset

The Thriving Solopreneur: Top tips to manage your mindset and level-up your business

Being a solo business owner can be a bit of a roller coaster -- it's challenging, thrilling and stressful all at the same time. So much of building a thriving business is dependent on being a thriving business owner, and that's where mindset and self-management are key.

Join us for this interactive session and learn top tips to help you:

  • Stay connected to and energized by your business

  • Tap into a wellspring of innovation and fresh ideas you never knew existed

  • Combat the inertia and isolation that so often comes with being a solopreneur

  • Discover hidden communities that will support you as you grow.

Stick around after the session, and join us at Venture Cafe where you will meet plenty of like-minded entrepreneurs!

Interested? Sign up here!

About the Presenter

Victoria Dew, SCMP -- Dewpoint Communications
Victoria knows first-hand how challenging being a solopreneur can be, and has discovered some unexpected hacks for managing mindset and staying focused and energized. She is the Founder and CEO of Dewpoint Communications, a firm dedicated to helping business grow faster, stronger, and more sustainably through great company culture and communication. Victoria is also a certified business coach, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business leader to become the best version of themselves; great leaders create an environment inside their company that shines through on the outside, turning employees into brand evangelists, and customers into zealots.

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

  • CIC Boston, Meridian, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This meetup is for C++ developers, enthusiasts, and students, to discuss and share C++ knowledge.

Look over the Pages (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/) for different content, like the Learning Resources (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24129600/Learning_Resources/), or the Slack Channel (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24136548/Slack_Channel/).

Don't forget to checkout the Message Boards (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/boards/).

Please take a moment to answer the Polls (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/polls/), which help us plan for future events.

If possible, please Contribute (https://secure.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/contribute/); Funds will go towards food at future events, and towards monthly Meetup.com fees.

Our social media tag is #BostonCpp; look for or add this to your updates.

All members are reminded to honour Meetup's Community Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/) for Usage and Content (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=usage), and Group (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=group) Policies. Specifically, this is not a venue for job recruiters.


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Veggie Eats Lunch Meetup Cambridge
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Veggie Eats Lunch Meetup Cambridge

Join us for great food and conversation at our monthly vegetarian lunchtime meetup! Bring your lunch or buy something from the Dates and Olives vendor that sells lunch at CIC Cambridge on Wednesdays.

We will gather monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm.

At each session, we will introduce a topic for discussion or have a guest speaker.

You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend. Just show up with your lunch and join the community.

Sign up to let up know you are coming!

This event is for CIC members. If you wish to join us and you are outside of the CIC community please email Wellness@cic.com for more details and information. 

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Hammer and Silicon Book Launch

Come celebrate the launch of Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy - Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Enjoy a conversation with the authors, Sheila Puffer, Daniel McCarthy, and Daniel Satinsky. Moderated by CIC director, Stas Gayshan. Meet people whose stories are included in the book! 

Complimentary food and drinks courtesy of CIC. 

This deeply personal book tells the untold story of the significant contributions of technical professionals from the former Soviet Union to the US innovation economy, particularly in the sectors of software, social media, biotechnology, and medicine. Drawing upon in-depth interviews, it channels the voices and stories of more than 150 professionals who emigrated from 11 of the 15 former Soviet republics between the 1970s and 2015, and who currently work in the innovation hubs of Silicon Valley and Boston/Cambridge. 

Links to Hammer and

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Planter Demo Day 2018 - Boston

TECH PLANTER is a unique, international seed acceleration program for deep tech startups in the areas of hardware, robotics, electronics, digital manufacturing, biotech, healthcare, agtech, and foodtech. Tech Planter hosts 'Demo Day' pitch events around the world, and on Saturday, October 6, we're coming to Boston! The event will include pitches from twelve U.S. startups (see application below) as well as exhibits from five Japanese startups.

Why: This event is open to the public and a great opportunity for students to look for internships, entrepreneurs to engage in the Japanese startup scene, investors to source new deals, and corporations to identify new markets. Tea and snacks provided!

Who: This event is open to the public. Students, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives are encouraged to attend. Exhibiting Japanese Life Sciences startups include Metagen, Rhelixa, Cellfiber and more!

Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-planter-demo-day-2018-boston-tickets-48561043388

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Japanese Real-Tech Meetup

*Please note this event will be held exclusively in Japanese*

Join Tech Planter and Captains of Innovation for a night of Life Sciences networking and discussion. Japanese Life Science startups looking for U.S. based talent will be in attendance - including MetagenRhelixaCellFiber and more!

The event will also include a brief panel discussion on the life sciences ecosystem in Boston & Japan with panelists Taku Nakahara (GlocalinkJoyance Partners), Shuichiro Takahashi (Leave a Nest), Fumitaka Mori (Remiges Ventures) and facilitator and host Ryuta Takeda (Leave a NestGlocalink).

There will be a limited open bar and appetizers available with a nijikai to follow.

Doors open at 5:45 pm!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/japanese-real-tech-meetup-tickets-49426714634

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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Darwin Data World Tour
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Darwin Data World Tour

  • Anchor and Render Coffee, 1st floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Darwin Recruitment and RecDoTech proudly present the Darwin Data World Tour.

Since our first meetup in Berlin in September 2017, RecDoTech has hosted IT professionals at 15 different meetups across two continents, with fascinating talks by Data professionals from top business in Europe and USA. 

Following on from the enormous popularity of our other RecDoTech meetups, we are hosting our first Data Science meetup in the centre of Zurich. Our speakers will explore how data science is changing industries, allowing businesses to compete in new markets and helping people around the world. 

Speakers

Jamie Warner - Assistant Director - Data Science at Lincoln Financial Group

Speaker 2 - TBA

Speaker 3 - TBA

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Art for Social Change Gallery & Performance
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Art for Social Change Gallery & Performance

Impact Hub Boston invites you to join us for an evening of visual and perfoming arts that tie into social issues locally and internationally. Art will be rotated in the Impact Hub Boston space a week before the event, to view and absorb before this evening of meeting and greeting the local artists on display.

Join us for this evening of creativity and conversation on Art as a beacon of social change.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Sandy Smith-Garces, Brandon Melendez, Isabelle Schnadig, Melissa Aexis and more!

For more info. and to RSVP, click here!

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Oct
4
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Branchfood Community Table
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Cambridge Consultants Current Technology Series: Wine & Artificial Intelligence

  • CIC Cambridge, Havana, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As the first presentation and demonstration in the series, Cambridge Consultants will demonstrate their Vinfusion Artificial Intelligence wine system that learns what users like through simple questions and facial recognition to mix the perfect, personalized wine. Come experience and learn about novel AI methods and Machine Learning as applied to everyday experiences and have a glass of wine in the process.

For more information about Vinfusion, check out: https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/case-studies/vinfusion-wine-blending-system

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of (Sustainable) Work


Boston Area Sustainability' Group’s next event is just ahead of the MA Green Careers Conference, so they thought they would take a look at the future of work and the place of sustainability in it. To do this, they have invited three inspiring guest speakers to inform and envision with us what the jobs of the future will be, what skills the future workforce will need, and which companies will attract the best talent with how they’re making sustainability part of everything they do. They hope to see you there for an evening of learning about the job economy, workforce and workplace of the future.

To view the speakers and to RSVP, click here.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

BOOK LAUNCH Hammer & Silicon: Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy

Come celebrate the launch of Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy - Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Enjoy a conversation with the authors, Sheila Puffer, Daniel McCarthy, and Daniel Satinsky. Moderated by CIC director, Stas Gayshan. Meet people whose stories are included in the book!

Complimentary food and drinks courtesy of CIC.

This deeply personal book tells the untold story of the significant contributions of technical professionals from the former Soviet Union to the US innovation economy, particularly in the sectors of software, social media, biotechnology, and medicine. Drawing upon in-depth interviews, it channels the voices and stories of more than 150 professionals who emigrated from 11 of the 15 former Soviet republics between the 1970s and 2015, and who currently work in the innovation hubs of Silicon Valley and Boston/Cambridge.

Links to Hammer and Silicon:

Cambridge.org

Amazon.com

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Professor Sheila Puffer at s.puffer@northeastern.edu



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Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

TiE Catalyst | Financing & Digital Health

TiE Boston's "Catalyst: Digital Health" initiative brings together a highly accomplished group of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry stakeholders to promote collective problem solving, encourage entrepreneurship through mentoring, expertise, and support to the vibrant digital health and biotech sector of Massachusetts.

Date and Location:

Oct 2nd 2018 | 5:30-8:30pm

CIC | One Broadway in Kendall Square

5th Floor | Havana Room

Agenda:

5:30pm – 6:30pm Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm Financing and Digital Health - The VC Perspective
7:30pm – 8:30pm Collaborative session to articulate the needs of digital health stakeholders

Speakers:

Payal Divakaran Agarwal, Principal at .406 Ventures

Laurance Stuntz, Director of Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Event Sponsor:

We are honored to host this event due to the generosity of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. HPHC is a leading not-for-profit health services company that serves as a guide to better health for their members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and beyond.








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Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

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Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Down

On Fridays, we wind down our work week with a glass (or two?) of wine. Join us as we close out the week and welcome the weekend! Mingle with other Impact Hub members and CIC clients and experience the happiness of Friday afternoon at Impact Hub Boston.

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