We're a week closer to the holidays, and 2014 is rapidly approaching. That doesn't mean 2013 is going quietly, though! With seven spectacular events, we're warming you up thanks to a smorgasbord of holiday parties, a bevy of product presentations, and enough food to make you start thinking about your New Year's resolutions early. Keep reading to find out our top picks for The Week Ahead!
Boston New Technology - December 2013 Product Showcase, #BNT36
Who: Boston New Technology
What: Monthly event with networking and product demos
When: 12/16/13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA (Foley Hoag)
Why: Join the Greater Boston startup community for demos of six products and companies. Networking and pizza in the Seaport with GroupTones, TicketZen, OneTimeBox, Quantopian, LogEntries, FirehoseOnline, and FlyteNow.
Lean vs. Roadmap Throwdown
Who: Startup Product
What: Product development approaches compared by veteran product guys
When: 12/16/13, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: 25 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge MA, 02141 (HubSpot)
Why: If you're passionate about product, this is the place for you to be! Steve Cohn, CEO of ProdThink, and Bruce McCarthy, Founder and Chief Product Person of UpUp Labs, will share their experiences and answer questions.
Startup Institute Boston Student Expose
Who: Startup Institute Boston
What: Presentations from the fall class at Startup Institute Boston
When: 12/17/13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Harvard Innovation Lab)
Why: Come out and support the latest class of Startup Institute Boston as they share their values and skills with potential employers in a demo-day like event, where they're the demos. Whether you're searching for an employee or just celebrating community growth, this is a change of pace from the average career fair. Expect a light lunch and heavy networking.
Boston Irish Business Association Holiday Party
Who: Boston Irish Business Association
What: 2013 Holiday Party and networking
When: 12/17/13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 27 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 (MJ O'Connor's)
Why: Come together for the holidays with BIBA members and non-members alike. This after-work event is sure to improve your international relations over business cards and holiday cheer.
Challenge Cup Boston
What: Regional edition of a global startup competition
When: 12/18/13, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Learn about Boston's most revolutionary startups in Education, Energy, Health, and Smart Cities. Networking, company pitches, and winners named that night.
Drupal Nights Presents Seth Cohn on Behat
Who: Drupal Nights hosted by BioRAFT
What: Presentation on Behat from Seth Cohn, Technical Lead at BioRAFT
When: 12/19/13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141 (Davenport Building)
Why: Get an overview of Behat as a functional tool to improve building and testing Drupal websites. Live testing demo and networking: Eat, meet, learn, and enjoy.
Boundless Holiday Party
What: Holiday Party celebrating the year that has been
When: 12/19/13, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: 164 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111 (Boundless)
Why: Get together with Boundless to celebrate the success of 2013 and prepare for a post-textbook world in 2014. Open to friends, family, and the community, because who DOESN'T like to celebrate?
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press