What’s Buzzing Week of March 12: Algorithms and Interview Prep, Special Education Startups, PowerPoint Workshops, and more

March 12

Salary Negotiation Workshop With AAUW Work Smart Boston – General Assembly is teaming up with AAUW and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement to offer free, monthly salary negotiation workshops for the women of Boston. Join them for a free two-hour salary negotiation workshop and gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages in preparation for your next review or career change. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at General Assembly Boston.

Informal Android Developer Meetup – Android developers get together for informal discussion of mobile technologies. Everyone is welcome, all interests and skill levels. Stop by to talk about the mobile industry, debug some Android code, or hang out with other techies and coders. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Jaho Coffee Roasters South End location.

Introduction to User Experience – This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) clean, usable websites, mobile apps, or other software. Anyone—developers, designers, project managers, content creators, or anyone else—can integrate these UX concepts and best practices into their process. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Workbar’s Boylston Street location.

March 13

Discuss Startup Ideas and Network – Come hear presentations from early stage startups, while drinking beer, eating pizza and meeting other interesting people. The mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at G-Tek Labs.

Algorithms & Interview Prep – This meetup covers algorithms, where you will have a chance to practice interview questions in a friendly, collaborative environment. You’ll solve algorithms in small groups, breaking off into your preferred programming language and working together to find a solution. For beginners, you’ll pair with other early learners and practice answering easier questions. You’re also encouraged to join a group and learn from their solutions. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Pivotal in Cambridge.

Weekly Hack Night – Code for Boston brings back their weekly work session at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square. These Hack Nights are a time to meet in person to work on and discuss civic tech projects. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Cambridge.

March 14

1MillionCups Boston – Once a month on a Wednesday morning, two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. The event begins at 8 p.m. at BUild Lab.

Big Data BYDT (Build Your Dream Team): Hiring and Networking – This event is primarily intended to help talent seekers serving an AI, analytics, or any company hiring big data scientist build out their teams and big data engineers to find great places to work. It’s free and everyone is welcome to attend. The event begins at 6 p.m. at WeWork Mass Ave.

Mass Innovation Nights – It’s all about innovation and entrepreneurs. Twelve cool products from Brandeis University students, alumni and professors will be showcased. Check out the new products and vote for your favorites. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Brandeis University.

March 15

Startup Institute Open Doors 2.0 with Hack.Diversity – For the first time ever, Startup Institute is co-hosting its Open Doors event with Hack.Diversity as a way to kick off a new partnership. Join the program leaders, alumni, current students, and hiring partners from both organizations as well as members of the tech community for an evening of work groups, making new connections, reuniting, and having fun. The event begins at 6 p.m. at WeWork Mass Ave.

Special Education and At-Risk Segments: An Edtech Market Opportunity Larger Than You Think – During this session, participants will explore the drivers behind the soaring population of students receiving special services, examine emerging investment and entrepreneurial opportunities to serve students with special needs, and evaluate how you can reposition or retool your edtech products to better align with special education needs. The event begins at 6 p.m. at LearnLaunch.

How to Land a Job in a Startup – In this free thought-provoking talk, you’ll get the insider tips on how to launch your career in a startup. Hear first-hand experience on what the transition into a new, fast growing company is like. You’ll learn what startups look for, where to find the best jobs, and how to stand out from the crowd. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at General Assembly.

March 16

Pitch & Pizza, Creative and Social Impact Night – Present your 60-second pitch for a creative or social impact venture to a panel of expert judges. Winning teams receive funding, mentoring, and move onto the New Venture Competition semifinals. The event begins at 5 p.m. at BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center.

PowerPoint Design Workshop – This PowerPoint design workshop focuses on the needs of professionals looking to create successful, well-designed slides using PowerPoint. This class focuses on the design approach necessary for creating impactful slide presentations. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at American Graphics Institute in Woburn.

March 17

Intro to Project Management Bootcamp – This course will focus specifically on the basics of project management for beginners. This is helpful whether you’ve recently found yourself cast in the role of project manager by your company, or whether you’re looking to make a career transition. It will cover everything from project planning, project management methodologies (Agile and Waterfall), running meetings, to the “soft skills” needed to successfully facilitate a project. The event begins at 10 a.m. at General Assembly.


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