This week we’re bringing you healthy alternatives, building stronger community connections, and learning more about how we think, how we work, and how we can give back. Find all that and more in The Week Ahead!
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Latvia: Solid, Fast-Growing Strategic Partner in Northern Europe & Beyond
Who: Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
What: Seminar on Latvia as a potential partner
When: 4/28/14, 8:30am – 10:30am
Where: 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108 (Omni Parker House, Press Room)
Why: Hear from Prime Minister of Latvia, Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma, as she shares the growth and potential of Latvia as a strategic partner for industry. Network with a Latvian Delegation covering fields like Logistics, IT and Life Sciences. Hosted by Mr. Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia.
What: New event series kickoff
When: 4/28/14, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 (WeWork South Station)
Why: Join WeWork as they introduce a twist on the traditional Happy Hour. Demo new products, taste new foods, and network with wellness experts and aficionados alike.
TEALS Volunteer Information Session
What: Help high schools teach computer science
When: 4/28/14, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Tech professional interested in helping solve the Computer Science education gap? Join TEALS for this info session and learn more about how you can offer your experience as a supplement to classroom teachers in area high schools. Networking, presentation, Q+A session and light dinner to follow.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Who: Launch Academy
What: Meet and greet Career Day
When: 4/29/14 and 4/30/14, 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: 33 Harrison Avenue, #501, Boston, MA 02111 (Launch Academy)
Why: If you’re in the market for a junior web developer, put Launch Academy’s Career Day on your calendar. Meet the latest crop of graduates ready to go after a 10-week immersive programming bootcamp. Product demos, interactive testing and zero obligations.
Mental Health Narratives in Social Media
Who: Gaston Institute
What: Presentation on social media and health.
When: 4/29/14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: 100 William T. Morrissey Boulevard, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02125 (UMASS Boston)
Why: Hear from Dr. Jessie Quintero Johnson she explores the impact social media can have in influencing public health. Learn more about how proper messaging can affect students and the public in general.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
The Future of Work
Who: The Future of Work
What: First Chapter Meeting
When: 4/30/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 40 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109 (IdeaPaint, Inc.)
Why: Learn more about how The Future of Work chapters build strong networks and create change. Hear from Future of Work founder Stowe Boyd as he shares his vision of new ways to collaborate and connect to work and community.
Accelerating Creative Industries
Who: Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
What: Panel on startups in the creative industry
When: 4/30/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Find out more about the challenges and opportunities that exist in the creative industry for startups and new ideas. Presenters include CEOs and founders of companies like The Tap Lab, Sonicbig, Karmaloop, Libboo and Cambridge Hackspace.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Rethinking the Learning Experience
Who: French Tech Hub – Prime
What: Program exploring how we learn
When: 5/1/14, 5:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Join executives from French and local universities as they examine the latest trends in Education. Find out about new technologies that are improving the learning experience around the world. Networking and technology showcase to follow.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
New Stanford Crash Course
Who: Boston Design Thinking Meetup
What: Crash Course on design thinking
When: 5/2/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 245 Simmer Street, Boston, MA 02111 (Fidelity Investments, Center for Applied Technology)
Why: Meet other design thinkers from around the Greater Boston area and network over food and drinks. Take a spin through the new d.school Crash Course from Stanford. Share thoughts and ideas inside the FCAT ThinkSpace.
Who: Hack the Hackathon
What: 48 hour competition
When: 5/2/14, 6:00pm – 5/4/14, 8:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Participate in this 48-hour competition dedicated to developing innovations that improve healthcare, supply chains, and sustainable maritime economies. Open to anyone interested, whether you’re interested in participating as a developer/competitor, volunteer/audience, or mentor/advisor.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press