This week, we're highlighting service opportunities on MLK Day, workshops on growing your visibility, and ample opportunity to network with other professionals in the Greater Boston area. Check out our nifty nine in this edition of The Week Ahead!
Monday, January 20th, 2014
4th Annual MLK Brunch and Service Event
Who: Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare
What: Brunch, scholarship presentations, and optional service project
When: 01/20/14, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 1600 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169 (Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare)
Why: Join Harvard Pilgrim for brunch and a program on service revolving around the theme of humanity and brotherhood. Stay for an on-site service project, creating gifts for local elementary school students.
4th Annual Cambridge MLK Day of Service 2014
Who: Many Helping Hands 365
What: Music, discussions, and hands on service projects
When: 01/20/14, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (City Hall)
Why: Can't make it out in the morning to give back to your community? Then don't miss the a similar opportunity Monday afternoon! Service projects include making scarves, blankets, Valentines, activity kits, bookmarks, and care packages for people of all ages.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Emerging Professionals Monthly Meeting
Who: The Boston Harbor Association
What: Networking event for Greater Boston Professionals ages 21-35
When: 01/21/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Learn more about The Boston Harbor Association and their upcoming 2014 schedule, plus get social and network with other emerging professionals at this monthly meeting.
The First Year of HarvardX: Research Findings
Who: Harvard Graduate School of Education
What: Discussion of HarvardX's first year
When: 01/21/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 13 Appian Way, Larsen Hall, G-08, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Harvard)
Why: Get an update on research into and results from Harvard's participation in the edX online platform. Speakers include Harvard faculty offering HarvardX courses, Harvard researchers, and more.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Wordpress for Nonprofits
Who: HandsOn Tech Boston
What: Training course on Wordpress for nonprofits
When: 01/22/14, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Learn how to create a website using Wordpress. Overview, walkthrough, explanations, and how to troubleshoot. Taught by Sang Yoon, Web Designer/Front-end developer at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
How to Hack Your Patent Application
Who: Beacon Innovation Group
What: Workshop on the patent process
When: 01/22/14, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: 31 St. James Avenue, Park Square Building Suite 920, Boston, MA 02116 (Exponential Techspace)
Why: Check out Exponential Techspace and get insight on best practices for preparing patents. Get tips on drafting patents, exploration of claim writing, and When/Why/How to choose a patent agent or attorney to help.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Youth Mentoring Day at the State House
Who: Mass Mentoring Partnership
What: Open discussion on youth mentorship
When: 01/23/14, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 (Massachusetts State House)
Why: Meet the minds behind Mass Mentoring, find out more about getting involved, and demonstrate your support in front of Massachusetts public officials.
The Myth, Money and Value of Viral Content
Who: Social Media Club Boston
What: Panel discussion on the value of viral
When: 01/23/14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1135 Tremont Street, Renaissance Park Suite 310R, Boston, MA 02120 (Northeastern University)
Why: Uncover the importance of video. Get insight from real world experience, discuss best practice, and learn to set realistic expectations. Panel members cover wide range of industries, including education, business, and performance arts.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
Open House Happy Hour
Who: General Assembly and WeWork
What: Inside look at WeWork and General Assembly
When: 01/24/14, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 755 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 (WeWork)
Why: End your week by seeing WeWork's workspace for startups and small businesses, learning about General Assembly's upcoming course offerings, having a drink with the Boston startup community, and winning free swag.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press