This week, we're celebrating champions of community, building businesses with new tools, and improving our ability to measure the impact of education. All that and more is in store as we head into Independence Day for The Week Ahead!
Monday, June 30th, 2014
Demos, Drinks and Discussions About Mobile Development
Who: Drinks on Tap
What: Social meetup for developers
When: 6/30/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 (Ned Devine’s)
Why: Stay current with everything going on in the world of mobile development. Check out a series of demos from local devs and network with other Boston professionals.
Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2014
Who: The Society for Learning Analytics Research
What: Seminar on learning analytics
When: 6/30/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Harvard, Gutman Conference Center)
Why: Hear from leading researchers in the field of learning analytics as they discuss their findings. Gain insight into practically applicable ideas and participate in discussion groups related to the topics presented.
Who: Circuit Theatre Company
What: 5th Anniversary celebration
When: 6/30/14, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (OBERON – American Repertory Theater)
Why: Join the Circuit Theatre Company as they celebrate their 5th season in Greater Boston. Show up and show support for local theater, the arts, and find out more about upcoming performances at American Repertory Theater.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
How to be a Founder Worth Coding For
Who: Harvard Innovation Lab
What: Presentation on building a strong core team
When: 7/1/14, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Harvard Innovation Lab)
Why: Gain insight from Crowdly founders Dan Sullivan and Galen Sanford on meshing technical and non-technical skillsets. Learn best practices for early stage hiring and growth from two different perspectives.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Narrative Design Tools for Games
Who: The Games Forum
What: Talk on narrative design
When: 7/2/14. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft)
Why: Hear from Reactive Studios CEO Jonathan Myers as he shares his experience as a narrative designer and game writer. Learn how to bridge gaps between creative and technical sides of a development team using and get an overview of useful narrative tools.
Circuit Hacking Night
Who: Artisan’s Asylum
What: Class for makers
When: 7/2/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143 (Artisan’s Asylum)
Why: Drop by Artisan's Asylum and try out their electronics and robotics lab during this free session. Participate in an introductory soldering class and talk with experienced engineers and builders while learning more about the Asylum community.
Grove Hall + Placemaking
Who: Roxbury Great Neighborhood Coalition
What: Discussion on community building
When: 7/2/14, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: 215 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119 (Atkins Community Center)
Why: Join in the conversation on building a stronger community through the creation and utilization of public spaces. Hear from the Roxbury Great Neighborhood Coalition and event co-sponsors, Nuestra Communidad Development Corporation and Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation, on ways to have an immediate impact.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Boston Pops Preview Concert
Who: Boston Pops
What: Independence Day preview concert
When: 7/3/14, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108 (Hatch Shell)
Why: A long-standing tradition, though no longer a well-kept secret. Catch the Boston Pops warm up concert before their annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Concert starts at 8:30, but get there early for a day of activities and a seat near the Hatch Shell.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press