MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Qualified Opportunity Zones, Landlord-Tenant Laws by Chapter and Verse
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner: Qualified Opportunity Zones, Landlord-Tenant Laws by Chapter and Verse

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

Part I: Qualified Opportunity Zones

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 granted states the power to define Qualified Opportunity Zones, which offer tax-deferred or tax-free investment opportunities to landlords and businesses alike. We'll review this process and show areas in your neck of the woods that would qualify.

Part II: Laws by Chapter and Verse

The Massachusetts General Laws will be made plain by looking at them in a logical, orderly way. We'll glide over the laws by chapter and verse, pointing out the highlights, key points, and gotchas. After this presentation, you'll be better prepared to find and read the laws for yourself. Anytime someone makes up, "That's against the law!" you'll be able to say, "Well, let's see what section that might be in."

Do you have a sign on your building? You should! Have you told another landlord someone didn't pay you rent? You shouldn't! All this and more.

Learn more and get tickets here.

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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What’s brewing in nano- and digital tech?
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

What’s brewing in nano- and digital tech?

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

RSVP here

Discuss the changing face of innovation during an informal get-together with imec at CIC, the largest community of entrepreneurs and start-ups.

There’s always something brewing in Belgium. Mainly beers, of course. But also ... a revolution. A technological revolution, towards smart systems that have nanoelectronics and data analytics as their main ingredients.

Imec, from the Belgian university town of Leuven, is one of the world’s leading R&D hubs in nanoelectronics and digital tech. And two of its brightest minds are hopping over the channel to talk to you about:

  • lessons learned during 35 years of innovation

  • tech enablers of today and tomorrow

  • ways for start-ups and scale-ups to tap into cutting edge technologies, using imec’s tailored venturing support

Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange thoughts with:

... over a beverage of your choice.

Want to know how Imec helps start-ups and entrepreneurs kickstart their road to market?  Check out these articles:

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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

How Decentralized Finance Can Transform Financial Services

The global financial system as we know it is quite inefficient. Millions around the world cannot access basic financial services due to barriers such as where they live, their legal or citizenship status, or how much money they have. Also, cyber attacks put us all at risk of exploitation of data and financial loss. How can blockchain help create a better system that is secure, transparent and accessible?

Enter DeFi! DeFi- short for decentralized finance- is a new decentralized financial system that is built on a public blockchain like Ethereum or Bitcoin.

As one of foremost financial and research centers in the world, Boston has a lot of smart people dedicated to working in the DeFi space. Come learn from a panel of local experts about how DeFi could transform the traditional financial system and the world. Then hear pitches by some DeFi startups trying to do just this.

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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Healthcare Interop Meetup: Azure on FHIR

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

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is quickly becoming the standard for RESTful healthcare interoperability.

Many healthcare organizations, technology service providers and architects/developers are increasingly starting to invest time into FHIR.

When we Google the term FHIR, we get a ton of information; but the information can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. As healthcare IT professionals, it is essential that we understand the FHIR model and its various API conventions, be able to spin up a FHIR server and, in particular, be able to answer the question “how does FHIR fit with the cloud strategies” especially when everything is heading towards the cloud.

Thankfully, the people at Microsoft and Azure are not staying idle in this matter. They are making a lot of resources available for us, and providing the building blocks needed to get started quickly.

Come join the latest gathering of the Healthcare Interop Boston Meetup group for a presentation by Ahsan Alam, president and consultant with Symmetric Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

In this session, we will look at how to leverage “Azure API for FHIR” to get started and take advantage of the following out of box features:

- Management of protected healthcare data on the cloud
- Enterprise grade and high-performance infrastructure
- Role-based access control (RBAC) for data
- Audit logs and tracking to support compliance requirements

We will also cover additional useful information that will help developers get their hands dirty with FHIR and Azure at the same time.

Ahsan started his career as a heads-down coder primarily using Microsoft technologies. Over the span of 20 plus years, he has ventured into pattern-oriented enterprise solution design and development and has become more focused on solving business challenges within the Healthcare and Life Sciences’ domain with integrated solutions in order to bridge the gap between the business processes and a wide range of distributed systems.

RSVP here!

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Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Beyond2020 Conference

  • CIC Cambridge - Mosaic, 3rd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We invite members of the blind and low vision community, organization leaders, rehabilitation specialists, technologists, entrepreneurs and government leaders to learn, discuss and share ideas about innovative programs, services and emerging technologies that are advancing and empowering the blind and low vision community. The event will host panel discussions, talks and demonstrations. The conference will conclude with a social mixer and exhibits.

Join experts, clinicians, innovators, leading companies and influencers to share ideas, experiences and our passion for assistive technology and services at the all new Beyond 2020 Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Seating is limited - learn more and reserve your spot here.

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Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Asana Training Workshop

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

Get hands-on tips on how to use Asana from Asana Certified Pro, Paul Grobler -- and hear a case study on using Asana from the Senior Marketing Director at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Janice Dru.

From beginner to advanced, this will be an interactive session to help you get the best use out of Asana and answer your burning questions about effective project management.

  • What are some of the best ways to set up Asana?

  • How do you use free vs. premium functionality?

  • When do you use a team vs. an organization account?

  • Why is Asana an effective tool (and when is it not effective)?

  • What are some things I could be doing in Asana to be more productive?

Learn more and reserve your spot here!

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Iranian Startup Weekend

  • CIC Cambridge, Mosaic, 3rd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the very first Iranian-American Startup Weekend movement in the Greater Boston Area Oct 19-20th, 2019! It is a great opportunity to test and kickstart your startup idea in 48-hours! This is a great chance to pitch ideas, meet potential team members or co-founders, and get involved in the local vibrant startup community.Tech and non-tech participants are all welcome to apply. You do not need an idea to apply or participate in this event, all that you need is the entrepreneurial and team-work spirit!

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Risk Modeling for Insurance
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Risk Modeling for Insurance

Increasing reliance on advanced risk modeling in insurance is driving new product development, sales growth and portfolio risk management. We will examine the reliability of the underlying datasets supporting the models and evaluate the sophistication of model management practices. Are gaps in data and model management tools creating risks that threaten the foundation of the insurance industry?

Come hear our panel discuss the opportunities available to insurance providers who can effectively build trust and transparency into their AI models.

Jennifer Jordan - Venture capitalist and MIT entrepreneurship mentor who has grown platforms from the ground up through successful exit. Her most recent investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries and provide clear business advantage.

Deniz A Johnson - Recognized financial technology thought leader, leading adoption of emerging technologies in financial services, working with both startups and large institutions.

Anthony Habayeb co-founder of Monitaur Governance and compliance platform for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

State Health Insurance Assistance for Start-Ups - Boston

For new businesses, attracting and retaining great employees is a priority, and part of that effort includes offering high-quality health insurance to your team. Learn how to offer comprehensive, affordable health insurance during a presentation on 10/22/19. The session is hosted by CIC - Boston and delivered by Health Connector for Business, the state’s health insurance exchange for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Health Connector for Business empowers small business owners to provide affordable, quality health insurance, while delivering the flexibility to employees to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Save money by shopping plans: on average, employers are saving 20 percent on premiums when they shop and compare through Health Connector for Business, and the ConnectWell program provides an additional 15 percent rebate to employers. If you need help, a certified broker can help you select a plan and enroll.

Register Here!

Can't make it on this day? Check out the Cambridge session taking place on 10/23!

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
23
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

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

Any plan for your lunch hour?


Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

State Health Insurance Assistance for Start-Ups - Cambridge

For new businesses, attracting and retaining great employees is a priority, and part of that effort includes offering high-quality health insurance to your team. Learn how to offer comprehensive, affordable health insurance during a presentation on 10/22/19. The session is hosted by CIC - Boston and delivered by Health Connector for Business, the state’s health insurance exchange for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Health Connector for Business empowers small business owners to provide affordable, quality health insurance, while delivering the flexibility to employees to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Save money by shopping plans: on average, employers are saving 20 percent on premiums when they shop and compare through Health Connector for Business, and the ConnectWell program provides an additional 15 percent rebate to employers. If you need help, a certified broker can help you select a plan and enroll.

Register Here!

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Oct
24
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

AI in Fintech

IIT AGNE is inviting expert speakers to talk about how the toughest problems in the fintech industry are being solved using AI.

Speakers:

Dr. Sara Saperstein, Senior Data Scientist from MassMutual

Dr. Otkrist Gupta, VP of Data Science from Lendbuzz

Deniz Johnson, Founder at Pera-Partners, LLC

Moderator: Aashu Virmani, EVP, Sales and Marketing at FastINDX.com/Fuzzy Logix

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting every industry with its capability to solve problems at scales which were impossible before. The Fintech industry has been one of the major beneficiaries of many recent advances in this field. The efficiency, low-risk and accessibility of this technology are the main factors that have contributed towards the success of many startups and financial institutions in their Fintech journey. Today, every major financial institution and company is leveraging AI for reducing cost through predicting risk & demand as well as increasing profit by introducing new products and services powered by AI. Automation, voice assistance and chat bots have drastically reduced the banking cost and improved the customer experience. Automatic fraud detection and prediction of churn rate have reduced the cost and financial risk for financial institutions.The story of AI in Fintech also includes many challenges. transparency, interpret-ability, biases, ethics, regulations and compliance are major factors to be reckoned with while considering the use of AI to solve the problems in Fintech industry. 

In this panel discussion, We will hear from Fintech industry experts speakers about their experience in solving problems with AI and the major challenges they have faced on their journey. We will explore various applications of AI in the Fintech industry and what the future promises.

Register Here!

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
31
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Extra Life 2019 at CIC

We are opening the doors of CIC to the public, and inviting everyone to join us for an 8-hour long gaming marathon, all in support of Extra Life and the Boston Children’s Hospital! CIC clients, friends, family, students, local gamers…all are welcome.

CIC's co-working area in C3 and the Venture Cafe will be converted 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 as well.

This is CIC's 5th year participating in Extra Life, and we hope that you'll join us in our ongoing efforts to support the Boston Children’s Hospital and the sick and injured kids in our community.

Learn more and register here!

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

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

Any plan for your lunch hour? Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting. Bring a friend with you, too!

RSVP HERE

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Biotech Brits - Best of British Event 2019

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

The British Consulate-General Boston is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual “Best of British” Networking Event!

This event will be an evening featuring great British cheese, delicious savory pies, British beers and an international wine selection. Enjoy great food and meet some of the many Brits & Anglophiles working in Life Sciences and Healthcare here in the Boston area.

There is no fee to attend, and food and beverages are complimentary.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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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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The Scaling Playbook
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Scaling Playbook

So you've launched your startup. But do you have a plan to scale?

Join Truss at CIC Boston for a panel on what you need to know to scale. Learn about raising capital, creating a strategy, selecting the right space and all the resources you'll need along the way.

Q&A to follow. Beer & Wine and light bites provided.

About Truss:

Truss is a leading online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour and lease space. Our tech-enabled platform and our people help you find the right space for the best price in record time.

We help small businesses find office, coworking, industrial and retail space with more than 300 million square feet available and counting. Our technology enables business owners to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. Truss also offers dedicated brokers who act as the point person throughout the seamless process.

Plus, we are the only platform to offer price transparency for small business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space.

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

About CIC:

In 1999, “coworking” wasn’t a household term, let alone a standard office option. That year, CIC became the first provider of shared office space in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, now known as the most innovative square mile on the planet. The mission was the same then as it is now: to support entrepreneurs in fixing the world through innovation. As of 2018, over 5,000 companies had chosen CIC as their platform for growth, and we’ve grown along the way, too. Since 2014, we have expanded to six cities with several more campuses under development. Whether looking at our own growth or that of our clients, we find it most meaningful to examine the bigger picture: how our work improves our communities.

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Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

BostonVR Meetup: IQ3 Connect

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

Market noise in AR/VR/MR/XR confuses interested firms and obscures value propositions from being understood. For fit and finish applications, use a gaming engine or purpose built tool. For design reviews, iQ3Connect delivers the most value and solves the obstacles to adoption. Design review requires automated real time rendering, ease of use, and incorporated features that engineers need to convey their ideas. Regular and ad hoc design reviews reduce rework and development cycles saving millions in R&D expenses. Once the product is finalized, use your existing content for training, saving substantial time and cost over gaming based solutions. iQ3Connect delivers immediate results.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

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

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss heterogeneous computer with staff from Codeplay Software!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

Overview:

"Codeplay produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs."
https://www.codeplay.com/

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 ???
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd 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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

  • CIC Boston, Edison, 16th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Any plan for your lunch hour? Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting. Bring a friend with you, too!

RSVP HERE

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Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd 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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Dec
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

ChemAxon Lunch & Learn: In Silico Drug Design

This event will guide you through Marvin Live, and recent developments on bringing ChemAxon technologies to AWS cloud.

Marvin Live is a molecule design and hypothesis management platform for optimizing compound ideas using all real and virtual data as a guideline. We will cover how scientific rationale can be captured in a brand new way to create a powerful knowledge base, and to assist team collaboration aspects related to registering and tracking ideas. We will showcase new productivity features as well, like a combined chemical and non-chemical search component, and kanban boards (yes, really!).

On the topic of AWS cloud, we’ll show our recent work into enabling the usage of JChem toolkits in AWS Lambda functions, as part of Marvin Live’s plugin architecture, and related upgrades to ChemAxon’s registries to support the development and deployment of customer specific artifacts with ease.

More information and register here.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Hogsmeade, 2nd 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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Oct
10
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Bioverse Boston: 3D Bioprinting Meetup for Bio-Enthusiasts & Pioneers

Bioverse brings the 3D-bioprinting community together to enjoy interesting demos & networking opportunities. 3D bioprinting is an interdisciplinary field – it incorporates engineers, researchers, developers, physicians and other professionals who want to reshape the industry. If you fit this description, this meetup is for you!

Bioverse Boston is hosted by CELLINK in collaboration with Fab@CIC. CELLINK is the world's leading bioprinting company – we design specialized bioinks and 3D bioprinters that are enabling researchers to change the future of medicine.

Fab@CIC is a creative space where people can connect, learn, and collaborate over a cup of coffee and a 3D printer; not just a digital fabrication cafe, but a hub for the local design and maker community that connects to a global business network.

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

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

Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss heterogeneous computer with staff from Codeplay Software!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

Overview:

"Codeplay produces compilers, debuggers, runtimes, testing systems, and other specialized tools to aid software development for heterogeneous systems and special purpose processor architectures, including GPUs and DSPs."
https://www.codeplay.com/

Schedule:

- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 ???
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

ODSC Boston: An overview of machine learning interpretability

  • CIC Cambridge, Mosiac, 3rd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaker: Mehrnoosh Sameki, Technical Program Manager at Microsoft
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mehrnoosh-sameki-a2a02245/

Topic:
An overview of machine learning interpretability

Schedule:
6:00pm - 6:30pm - ODSC Intro, Pizza & Refreshments
6:30pm - 7:20pm - Talk
7:20pm - 7:30pm - Q&A
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking

Bio:
Mehrnoosh Sameki is a technical program manager at Microsoft responsible for leading the product efforts on machine learning interpretability and fairness within the Azure Machine Learning platform. Previously, she was a data scientist at Rue Gilt Groupe, incorporating data science and machine learning in retail space to drive revenue and enhance personalized shopping experiences of customers. She earned her Ph.D. degree in computer science at Boston University.

Abstract:
With the recent popularity of machine learning algorithms such as neural networks and ensemble methods, etc., machine learning models become more like a ‘black box’, harder to understand and interpret. To gain the user’s trust, there is a strong need to develop tools and methodologies to help the user to understand and explain how predictions are made. Data scientists also need to have the necessary insights to learn how the model can be improved. Much research has gone into model interpretability and recently several open sources tools, including LIME, SHAP, and GAMs, etc., have been published on GitHub. In this talk, we present popular state-of-the-art interpretability algorithms and introduce a Machine Learning Interpretability toolkit which incorporates the cutting-edge technologies in the domain of AI transparency. Using this toolkit, data scientists can explain machine learning models using state-of-art technologies in an easy-to-use and scalable fashion.

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI:
https://learnai.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/
• West Conference Oct 29 - Nov 1: https://odsc.com/california
• Europe Conference Nov 19 - 22: https://odsc.com/london

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Japanese/English Language Exchange

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

Join us for a Japanese/English language exchange with native Japanese speakers! This monthly event begins with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English, and alternate until we hit 8 PM. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese and English language skills.

We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn!

October brings Halloween and this time around, we will be centering our conversations around scary stories: KAIDAN! We will spend half the time speaking Japanese and the other half speaking English. Bring with you some festive attitudes for learning and scares!

RSVP here!

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Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

Any plan for your lunch hour?


Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

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Oct
8
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
8
2:30 PM14:30

Digital Therapeutics and the Future of Medicine

In today’s world, we see hundreds of health and wellness applications popping up to try and gain our attention as consumers. Is it any wonder that there is a lack of trust when something is called a “digital therapeutic” or “digital medicine”? Are these applications just hype? Or can they provide real therapeutic benefit at a fraction of the price of other treatments?

A “digital medicine” is an intervention based on software as the key ingredient which has a direct impact on disease. They have been evaluated in clinical trials for efficacy and safety and have often been the subject of multiple peer reviewed journal articles. Even though the field is very young, treatments are starting to be approved by regulatory agencies around the world.

Despite the growing attractiveness to the everyday consumer, there are significant challenges in the way to success for these solutions. In this session, experts will cover the opportunities and challenges of digital medicines from a variety of perspectives.

Key Topics include:

·     Digital therapeutics business models

·     FDA approval process

·     Early successes and future areas of application

·     Fundraising  

·     Large industry and payor perspectives

·     Will digital medicines be able to deliver value?

Learn more and reserve your spot here.

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Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Long Now Boston "Making Small -- Thinking Big: DNA Data Storage"

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

Doors open @ 6pm -- Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers – Presentations start @ 7pm

A Long Now Boston Conversation with 
Hyunjun Park, Co-Founder and CEO, CATALOG DNA 
and Nova Spivack, Co-Founder and Chairman, Arch Mission Foundation

In 2025 the world will generate160 zettabytes of data. Stored in conventional digital media, this would fill many data centers, each the size of a corporate campus consuming enormous amounts of energy. DNA molecules offer an attractive alternative. DNA is a million times more dense, can last hundreds and even thousands of years, and has been around for 3.5 billion years as an integral building block of life. Using DNA, 2025’s bytes will fit into a few shipping containers.

Hyunjun Park and his colleagues at CATALOG have pioneered the technology of DNA digital storage using a unique approach that simplifies the read/write process, dramatically lowering costs, while increasing the rate at which data can be encoded into DNA by orders of magnitude. DNA-based data storage is becoming a realistic option with CATALOG’s approach, and the company is also developing molecular search, pattern-matching, and parallel computation capabilities for data stored in DNA — without having to restore the information to a traditional computing architecture.

But there are even more exotic applications for DNA data storage. The Arch Mission Foundation, created in 2015, seeks to “back up” planet Earth through extraterrestrial libraries with durability on billion year timescales. DNA data storage provides a significant technical solution. Arch Mission already delivered a payload into solar orbit in the glove compartment of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and crash-landed a 30 million-page Lunar Library on the Moon, with Space IL.

Nova Spivack is the co-founder of Arch Mission Foundation. In the near-term, Arch Mission serves as an educational project, promoting awareness of our fragile ecosystem and the contributions to humanity’s knowledge by all cultures. In the long-term it may be the only remaining trace of human civilization. 

Join Hyunjun, Nova and other Long Now enthusiasts for a fascinating and inspiring conversation.

Among the questions to be probed:

  • How can biological “wet-ware” provide such an efficient and rugged data storage application?

  • How will this technology impact our silicon-based information and communication systems?

  • Could DNA serve as “seed” for long distance interstellar exploration or colonization?

  • Are there concerns that extraterrestrials might discover and decode an Arch?.

Join the conversation and be part of the solution.

$15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.

Audience participation is encouraged.

If Eventbrite tickets sell out, seating for walk-ups will unlikely be available due to room size.

About the speakers:

Dr. Hyunjun Park is Co-Founder and CEO of CATALOG, a company on the leading edge of DNA data storage using the tools of synthetic biology. Hyunjun obtained his BS at Seoul National University, PhD in microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and conducted postdoctoral research at MIT.

Nova Spivack, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Arch Mission Foundation, is a tech entrepreneur, investor and futurist with a career spanning more than two decades. He helped create dozens of ventures and nearly 100 patents, collectively generating billions of dollars in market value. He has advised governments, global corporations, leading consumer brands, investors and tech startups. Nova is also the Founder & CEO of Magical, a science and technology venture studio based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Oberlin College, did summer research at MIT in Computer Science and received a graduate-level professional degree in Space Life Sciences from The International Space University in 1992.

We’re proud and excited to welcome Hyunjun and Nova to the Long Now Boston community.

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Oct
3
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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Branchfood Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

  • Lighthosue East, 20th 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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Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Launch Clinic with Insurtech

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

At the Insurtech Themed Launch Clinic, 3 startups present a 15-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Smart Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

What Is Insurtech?

Insurtech refers to the use of technology innovations designed to squeeze out savings and efficiency from the current insurance industry model. Insurtech is a combination of the words “insurance” and “technology,” inspired by the term fintech.

Learn more and reserve tickets here - CICers get 20% off with code “CIC”!

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Oct
1
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
1
6:00 PM18:00

Owning It! Driving a Sustainable and Just Economy through Shared Company Ownership.

Learn more and RSVP here.

To move towards an economy that is about more than making and using stuff, we need to dig deeper into the structure of the companies and organizations driving that economy, and what we can create for ourselves, our communities and our employers when we, as employees, have a seat at the table.

Just think about it – there is so much potential here. When employees are co-owners of a company, opportunities for integrating sustainability into the DNA of a company’s operations and growth plans seem immediately within reach.

Employee-owned cooperatives are a powerful model for aligning sustainability and corporate culture, and New England is a hotbed for this awesome trend. On October 1st we will be exploring this nexus of sustainability and the economy, and answering these questions:

  • What are worker-owned cooperatives and employee-owned companies?

  • Why and how do they matter to sustainability?

  • How can your company or organization become one?

  • Why it is important to seek out and support these companies?

  • How you can find them?

Here are our guests:

ReVision Energy – an employee-owned solar and renewable energy contractor, whose mission is to “lead our community in solving the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels while alleviating economic and social injustice.”

Dan Clapp, General Manager & Partner

Dan Clapp graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation. He opened the New Hampshire branch of Revision in 2010 and has overseen the growth of the Brentwood, Upper Valley, and North Andover, MA offices. He volunteers his time on the board of directors for Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire.

CERO COOP – Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organic is an award-winning, Dorchester-based commercial composter. CERO's mission is to “keep food waste out of landfills, save money for clients and provide good green jobs for Boston's hard working communities.”

Lor Holmes leads venture development and capitalization strategies for CERO. She received her Master’s degree in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and has led economic development initiatives in Boston for over 20 years.

Equal Exchange - a 33 year old worker-owned co-op in MA sells fair-trade coffee, chocolate, tea, fruit, and nuts with a mission to build economically just and environmentally sound trade partnerships fostering mutually beneficial connections between farmers and consumers.

Danielle Robidoux, Organizer, Equal Exchange

Danielle Robidooux is a Masters graduate of the International Relations program at the University of Massachusetts Boston with research in international political economy, Corporate Social Responsibility, and alternative economic systems. The Equal Exchange network encompasses 4,000 people across the United States and abroad.

LEAF (Local Enterprise Assistance Fund) – is one of three US Community Development Financial Institutions focusing on co-ops. LEAF's mission is to promote human and economic development by financing and providing assistance to co-ops and social purpose ventures. Since its founding, LEAF has invested and leveraged more than $122M.

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NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club

  • Edison Conference Room (behind concierge), 16th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NAAAP Boston Toastmasters Club (#3630961) is a community club of Toastmasters International and is affiliated with the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Boston  Chapter (NAAAP Boston) and is currently co-sponsored by CIC Boston. 

Chartered in April 2014 and our club is open to the public (50 Milk St. Boston, MA 02109). We are an energetic and fun group, and we welcome all professionals in Greater Boston interested in public speaking and leadership. Please contact toastmasters@naaapboston.org if you have any questions. 

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Startupalooza!
Sep
26
3:30 PM15:30

Startupalooza!

Digital Media - High Tech - Healthcare

Every Start-Up gets to pitch before our team of Investors.

The audience finds out what's coming up in the market and what VCs are really looking for!

Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce got $500.000, SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their first round. PrettySImple and HigherMe together, received over $250,000. So far, 3 of our presenting companies have been funded and 2 are under consideration. Nomi Beauty got $250,000 and EventCombo in NY recently picked up $350K. 

Pitch to our group of Investor judges at this Business Plan open pitching event that exposes you to Investors in 5 cities in the northeast. 

Capital Raising Pitch Workshop: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Angel VC Pitching: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

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Sep
26
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café Weekly Café Night

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

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 and this week’s topic!

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: Building Factory Town

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

Building Factory Town: Developing & Marketing a Complex Simulation Game

Hi BUG! This month we are excited to introduce Erik Asmussen, who'll be sharing his experience of creating Factory Town.

ABOUT THE TALK:
A wide variety of useful game design patterns and optimization techniques that were learned during the multi-year development of Factory Town, specifically focusing on challenges that arise in data-heavy games with lots of moving pieces. Also covers some tips about pre-release community-building & Steam store page configuration to maximize chances of launch day success.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Erik Asmussen has been developing games on a solo basis for nearly a decade, including Factory Town (currently in Early Access) and Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball, both top-selling games on Steam, as well as a number of significantly-less-than-top-selling games on iOS. He is part of the Boston Indie Game Collective, a collaborative group of local independent game developers.

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Founders Live Boston!
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

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

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. 

So bring your friends and co-workers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Boston. 

ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING - Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. "Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS." We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon. 

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Jenkins X Double Header: Security and Stability
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Jenkins X Double Header: Security and Stability

  • Mosaic, 3rd floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FIRST PRESENTATION
Stability for Jenkins X with jx boot
Kurt Madel
CloudBees

ABSTRACT
Anyone that has been practicing CI/CD over the last year or more has certainly heard of Jenkins X. But many still haven’t actually used Jenkins X or don’t know exactly how Jenkins X is different from Jenkins or other CI/CD tools for that matter, or what is meant by Cloud Native CD. This talk will provide answers to all of the above and we will also take a look at the stability of Jenkins X, as one of the biggest challenges for those that have been using Jenkins X has been a constant stream of new features that have impacted the day to day stability of Jenkins X. This talk will provide a high-level overview of the differences between Jenkins X and Jenkins, explore what is meant by Cloud Native CD, and take a look at the new Jenkins X Boot feature that provides a consistent way to install, configure and upgrade Jenkins X. Finally, we will take a look at the CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution - a deliberately released version of Jenkins X that is similar to what Jenkins did with LTS releases - thoroughly tested and released on a specific cadence - bringing even more stability to Jenkins X and making it a Cloud Native CD platform that all organizations can depend on.

SPEAKER INFO
Kurt Madel is Director, Global Solution Architecture for CloudBees and works out of their office in Richmond, VA. He has over 20 years of software engineering and architecture experience, including DevOps in real world scenarios. Prior to joining CloudBees he was a software engineer at Capital One where he developed APIs for Apple Pay and helped lead their REST API initiative to include leading the development of a micro-service framework used by thousands of developers and streamlining of CI / CD processes. Based on his DevOps experience, Kurt provides a realistic, practical approach to help CloudBees customers realize continuous delivery.

Blog: https://cb-technologists.github.io/posts/

SECOND PRESENTATION
Stranger Danger: Finding Security Vulnerabilities Before They Find You!
Simon Maple
Snyk

ABSTRACT
Open source modules are undoubtedly awesome. However, they also represent an undeniable and massive risk. You’re introducing someone else’s code into your system, often with little or no scrutiny. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user's data. This talk will use a sample application, Goof, which uses various vulnerable dependencies, which we will exploit as an attacker would. For each issue, we'll explain why it happened, show its impact, and – most importantly – see how to avoid or fix it in a CI/CD pipeline showing integrations with Jenkins X. We'll live hack exploits like the classic struts vulnerability that recently made it famous, along with several others.

SPEAKER INFO
Simon Maple is the Director of Developer Relations at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sjmaple

Snyk (https://snyk.io/?utm_medium=Referral&utm_source=JAM-Meetup&utm_campaign=CloudBees-JenkinsX-JAMMeetup) is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and container images. Founded in 2015, Snyk is based in London, England.

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

BRIDGE12 Afternoon Tea Seminar - China Legal 101

  • CIC Cambridge - Tea Room, 12th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to do business in China? Come join BRIDGE12 for a panel discussion on pressing legal topics around IPR, trade secret and non-compete strategies, and CFIUS. This month's BRIDGE12 Afternoon Tea Seminar is featuring WilmerHale, Wolf Greenfield, and Culter Wilensky.

Limited seats available, RSVP now to save your spot.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club

  • CIC Boston, Edison, 16th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Any plan for your lunch hour?


Join Oratory Authority Toastmasters Club for 60 minutes of public speaking on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, except for November and December when they meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

All are welcome! You are invited, but not required, to speak at this meeting.

Bring a friend with you, too!

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Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

CARE Digital Health Night in Boston

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

CARE Digital Health Night brings promising e-health startups for an elevator pitch session in Boston, gathering the life sciences community

About this Event

According to Grand View Research, the global digital health market size is expected to reach USD 509.2 billion by 2025! The revolution has already begun.

In France, one-third of revenues in eHealth is generated by startups. CARE is the Digital Health innovation program of the French Gov. trade office in North America. The program awards the most promising eHealth startups selected by our American Jury of experts and brings them for CARE Tour, an American roadshow on Sept 23-27, in Boston, New-York, Montreal and San Francisco.

The delegation will make a stop in Boston on Sept, 24-25 and will pitch their solution at the CARE Digital Health Night, Sept, 24th at Venture Café, Cambridge, MA.

Save the date here for this terrific event, gathering the whole Life Sciences innovation community in Boston! More details and special guests coming soon, stay tuned!

Agenda :

5:30pm: Open doors & Registration

6:00pm: Welcome remarks

6:15pm: Introductive Keynote

6:30pm: Startup Pitch Session

7:00pm: Awards & Conclusion

7:15pm: French Cocktail Networking

Jury Members l CARE2019 Boston:

  • Bayer, Daniel Forler, Early licensing Director

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Debbie Lin, Executive Director

  • Brigham and Women Hospital - Digital Innovation Hub, Mark Zhang, Medical Director

  • JDRF T1D FUND, Katie Ellias, Managing Director

  • Novartis Biome, Shwen Gwee, General Manager, Head of Open Innovation

  • Philips HealthWorks, Lana Caron, Sr. Director and Innovation Lead

  • Samsung Venture, Claire Leurent, Managing Director

  • Samsung Venture, Calix Sohn, Global investment Director, Mobile&eHealth

  • Takeda, Irish Dawn, Head Digital Excellence

The CARE 2019 Laureates :

  • Braintale : Effective solutions for diagnosis and prognosis of patients in coma

  • Cardiawave : Non-invasive medical device to treat aortic stenosis

  • Diabeloop : Automation of treatment of type 1 diabetes

  • Dreem : Digital solution and connected headband to solve sleep problems

  • Exactcure : Artificial Intelligence for Personalized Health

  • Kap Code : Detection of drug safety signals on social networks

  • Moovency : Detect and prevent musculoskeletal risks

  • My Serious Game : Realistic 3D simulations, gamified pathways, mobile-learning, collaborative tools for technological training

  • Pharmagest : IT solutions for pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry

  • Therapixel : AI for breast cancer screening

  • Tilak Healthcare : Medical mobile game for monitoring age-related eye diseases patients

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

ODSC Boston - SK-Burn: Tips for new data scientists

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

Kaggle Days Meetup in Boston #1

Speaker: Raymond Grossman, Machine Learning Engineer at Kensho Technologies
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymond-grossman-bb4664114/

Topic:
SK-Burn: Tips for new data scientists

Schedule:
6:00pm - 6:30pm - ODSC and LogicAI Intro, Pizza & Refreshments
6:30pm - 7:20pm - Talk
7:20pm - 7:30pm - Q&A
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking

Bio:
Raymond Grossman has been an avid machine and deep learning practitioner since graduating from Princeton Mathematics in 2016. He specializes in natural language processing and speech at Kensho Technologies under S&P Global, where he works as an ML Engineer. He also is an accomplished Kaggler, recently achieving overall rank 14 out of over 100,000 competitors globally under the moniker "To Train Them Is My Cause". His work on Kaggle includes winning Google's Toxic Comment Classification Challenge (1st/4551). Outside of work, Raymond enjoys playing the violin and bouldering.

Abstract:
Information about how different SOTA models or technologies work is readily available, but information on how to apply those models quickly and effectively is hard to come by. Covering everything from modeling tips and tricks to engineering pipelines and workflows, this talk attempts to bridge that information gap by using SK-learn to demonstrate the impact of engineering decisions on modeling pipelines.

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI:
https://learnai.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/
• West Conference Oct 29 - Nov 1: https://odsc.com/california
• Europe Conference Nov 19 - 22: https://odsc.com/london

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