Free event! Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A.
We'll also have a special live broadcast with famous tech moguls at 6:30! See Agenda below.
Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT35 hashtag in social media posts: details here.
FWD.us is a nonprofit organization of key leaders in the tech industry and local entrepreneurs advocating for policies that will grow the knowledge economy. On Nov. 20-21, FWD.us will host a DREAMer Hackathon, at LinkedIn HQ to develop new tools to advocate for solutions to our broken immigration system. Join Boston New Tech and VentureFizz to support FWD.us in their effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform—one that combines the creative thinking of our immigrant community with the collaborative spirit of the tech community. Come see this special live broadcast of the opening ceremony at 6:30 PM to kick off the DREAMer Hackathon, featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Groupon Founder Andrew Mason, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman. JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM! Contact [masked] (boston "at" fwd "dot" us) to learn more about the Boston leadership chapter. You can also visit the FWD.us website, follow @FWD_us, and join them on Facebook.
MassHack Hackathons are all about innovation. Innovation fuels the economy and helps solve some of the day’s greatest challenges. We need more innovation and to help drive this we are creating one of the largest crowd-funded and crowd-sourced programs – the Massachusetts Hackathon 2014 (1/30 to 2/1). Developed to be able to bring competitive teams of one-to-four developers into a structured 48-hour applications development environment, MassHack 2014 brings the best of the Left Coast’s hackathons together with the venture capital and academic communities of the Right Coast. The Boston metropolitan area has long been home to cool and creative companies, and now we have a world-class competition to challenge the best and brightest. Join a Hackathon team, attend the Expo & Workshop, or become a Sponsor or Exhibitor! www.MassHack.com
hack/reduce: Our mission is to help Boston create the talent and the technologies that will shape our future in a big data-driven economy. At hack/reduce you’ll get access to our large-scale compute cluster, hands-on workshops, and a physical space in the heart of Kendall Square. hack/reduce is a non-profit established in partnership with the State of Massachusetts, a number of local and global firms committed to innovation, and in collaboration with MIT, Harvard and other local universities. Working closely with our partners and the community, we’ll bring developers, data scientists and domain experts across disciplines together to create the next generation of Big Data technologies and applications. Follow @HackReduce and join them on facebook. www.hackreduce.org
Join us at hack/reduce Cambridge, in the Kendall Boiler & Tank Building. Please check in at our registration table to get your badge printed. Look for signs.
6:00 - 6:30 - Networking & Pizza Dinner
6:30 to 7:30 - DREAMstream Simulcast with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Groupon Founder Andrew Mason, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman.
7:30 to 7:40 - Announcements
7:40 to 8:30 - Presentations, Q&A
8:30 to 9:00 - More Networking
9:00 - hack/reduce closes
Products and Presenters:
2. Filosync / @Filosync - Secure file sharing that lets you control your data. (Stefan Reitshamer / @Reitshamer) Tech: iOS, OS X, Windows 7, .NET, Java, Linux, AWS (EC2, RDS, S3). www.filosync.com
3. SnagaStool / @SnagaStool - OpenTable for barstools: Snagastool is the first barstool reservation service. (Jamie Manning / @JamieJMann) Tech: PhoneGap. www.snagastool.com
4. CareerNumbers - Career and Compensation Benchmarking. (Scott Barnett) Tech: Ruby / Rails. www.CareerNumbers.com
5. SKIT! / @SKITapp - Mobile app lets anyone participate in fun, collaborative storytelling to bring moments to life. (Robin Johnson / @nibornez) Tech: iOS, AWS, AIR, PHP, AJAX. www.SKITapp.com
Directions & Parking:
Public Transportation: hack/reduce is a 5 minute walk from MBTA Red Line Kendall Station. Walk north on 3rd St for 3 blocks to #275, the Kendall Boiler & Tank Building.
Driving: Get directions here. There are limited parking meters round the building and a Pilgrim Parking garage at 350 Kendall St (directions here).