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Apr 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

A Guide To Top Tech Events Coming Up In Boston

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Boston is home to a thriving ecosystem of technology companies, entrepreneurs and startups, as technology and innovation are two key components to Boston’s DNA. Boston tops the list for most venture capital invested per capita across the US, with top Boston tech companies that include: Applause, Brightcove, Bullhorn, Crowdly, DataXu, EverTrue, Hubspot, KarmaLoop, Rue La La, RunKeeper, SessionM, TripAdvisor and Wayfair.

With something happening everyday in the tech community, it can be tough to keep up on the latest events in Boston, and where to go to meet up and network with the city’s best and brightest. So here is a guide to the top not-to-miss Boston area tech events coming up in the next few months:

Big Data TechCon

Date: April 26-28, 2015

Location: Seaport WTC, Boston, MA

Who Should Attend

Database architects, software developers, business analysts, data scientists, project managers, data engineers, data warehouse managers, and anyone wrestling with big data challenges.

2015 Keynote Speaker:

Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks, the company commercializing Apache Spark. He started the Spark project at UC Berkeley in 2009 when he was a PhD student and continues to serve as its vice president at Apache. Matei has also contributed to other open source projects in the large-scale data processing space, including Apache Mesos and Apache Hadoop.

Why Attend:

Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers. Join 30+ speakers and choose from 55+ classes to get practical training on Hadoop, Spark, YARN, R, HBase, Hive, Predictive Analytics, and more.

Take a Big Data analytics tutorial, dive deep into machine learning and NoSQL, learn how to master MongoDB and Cassandra, discover best practices for using graph databases such as Neo4j and more. You'll get the best Big Data training at Big Data TechCon!

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MITEF Startup Spotlight

Date: June 15, 2015

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA

Why Attend:

The Startup Spotlight brings together 400+ innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate business development and business professionals for a unique, interactive and delicious networking event.

Grab a cocktail and some hors d'oeuvres while you peruse a cross industry selection of startups demonstrating their company’s most innovative product. Hundreds will apply, but few will be chosen by the committee to represent the coolest startups in the Boston/Cambridge area. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in four categories.

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Boston 2035

Date: June 17, 2015

Location: Sorenson Theater, Wellesley, MA

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Desh Deshpande, Trustee of Deshpande Foundation; President & Chairman of Sparta Group
  • David Cohen, Managing Partner, Techstars
  • Robin Chase, Founder and Former CEO of Zipcar; Executive Chairman of Veniam
  • William Sahlman, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Ryan Mack, Boston Site Lead, Facebook
  • Andy Palmer, Co-Founder and CEO, Tamr
  • Bob Hower, Co-Founder, G2O Ventures
  • Michael Greeley, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
  • Ric Fulop, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Bruce Booth, Partner, Atlas Venture

Why Attend:

This unique conference will look out 20 years and beyond to explore the long-term prospects of the local high-tech economy—and what can be done to not only preserve, but enhance, Boston’s role as a city of the future.

The conference will bring together visionary thinkers, investors, large companies, and disruptive startups in high-growth, transformative industries such as Infrastructure Design/Architecture, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education and Talent, Economy/Venture Capital and Jobs, Energy and Transportation.

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Tugg Entrepreneur Games

Date: June 25, 2015

Location: Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, Boston, MA

Why Attend

Join 800 movers and shakers from the innovation economy to compete to support youth entrepreneurship and raise over $100K for BUILD Boston. All are invited, everyone from startups and investors, to large tech companies and everyone in between. There is something for everyone at the Games, challenging both your mental strength and athletic prowess, ranging from ping-pong to trivia, Dance Dance Revolution to TUGG of War. Grab your coworkers, register as a team, show up for a fun-filled day of team building, and play to win.    

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Date: July 29-31, 2015

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA

Who Should Attend:

Android developers, software engineers, design engineers, software developers, project managers, app developers, embedded developers, UI designers, programmers, software architects, product managers.

Why Attend:

AnDevCon is the technical conference for software developers and engineers building Android apps. Offering mobile app development training, embedded Android secrets, and Android app development tutorials and classes, AnDevCon is the biggest, most info-packed, most practical Android conference in the world.

Choose from more than 75 app development classes and in-depth Android development tutorials designed to take your Android development skills to the next level.

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eTail East

Date: August 10-13, 2015

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA

Who You’ll Meet:

Not just senior marketers. Every decision maker tasked with driving a better customer experience and increasing their bottom line. This includes VP’s and Directors of: Bath and Body Works, CVS Caremark, The Disney Store, Target, Jo-Ann Stores, HSN, Nastygal, JC Penney, Zappos, Sony, Ralf Lauren, The Sports Authority and many more.

Why Attend:

This event is created by retailers for retailers. It is the place to be for ecommerce and multi-channel executives; an event where you will learn, get inspired, find solutions for your business and build lasting relationships. Participate in 4 days of 5 star content: 120 industry thought leaders, 20 workshops and 6 tracks. Topics of discussion include search and display, email optimization, omni-channel execution, mobile and the future of retail, data and analytics, customer engagement and retention, and conversion optimization.

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Date: September 8-11, 2015

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Past Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Simon Sinek
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Seth Godin
  • Nate Silver
  • Scott Harrison

Why Attend:

Participate in 4 days of events, listen to 5 inspiring keynotes, 170+ educational sessions, and network with over 10,000 attendees.

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. This September, INBOUND will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe. 2

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