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Boston New Technology: November 2013 Product Showcase #BNT35

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.

Sponsors: 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, 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 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 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!

hack/reduceOur 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.


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: 

1. Yottaa Engagement Cloud / @Yottaa - Optimizes visitor traffic from every browser, device, network and location, enabling businesses to improve user engagement.  (Ari Weil / @AWeil) Tech: C++, Ruby / Rails, Java, JavaScript

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).

3. SnagaStool / @SnagaStool - OpenTable for barstools: Snagastool is the first barstool reservation service. (Jamie Manning / @JamieJMann) Tech: PhoneGap.

4. CareerNumbers - Career and Compensation Benchmarking. (Scott Barnett) Tech: Ruby / Rails.

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.

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).

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  • Brad D.

    Re-live BNT35!...Here are the videos on YouTube from BNT35:

    2 · November 25, 2013

  • Joel J.

    Like to thank the organizers for putting this event together. The snag a stool project was interesting, and wish them the best of luck. In addition, I would like to commend the guest speakers, including Mark Zuckerberg and Drew Houston, for supporting positive immigration reform. It's comforting to know that U.S. citizens are now recognizing the problems with the immigration system, and see the need for major change. There has been progress in the last few years with the DREAM act, but there is still a lot to be done. Thank you.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Gustav G.

    I was hoping to attend, however have been called to attend an important business meeting at the last minute. Thanks!

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still going

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still going

    November 20, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Sorry to report that good2gether had to cancel for tonight. We hope to have them present at a future event.

    November 20, 2013

  • Alexander P.

    Looking forward to this event. Developing a health consumer product. Searching for product development contacts, and electromechanical engineers and software developers to join H2knO team.

    2 · November 14, 2013

    • Thomas U.

      Hey Alexander, I'd love to talk with you about this. Unfortunately something came up and I won't be able to make this meetup tonight, but I could meet later in the week or next week as well. Here's my linkedin profile which covers some past work and focuses­mas-urbanik/4/751/285/

      November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please update if you'll attend or not so wait listed people can come!

    November 19, 2013

  • David

    If you are interested in groundbreaking technology, you should be aware of the technology behind the scenes that makes all of this happen: Amazon Web Services. Please be advised of this important Meetup: Amazon Web Services: Designing for Scale, December 16th at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.

    Feel free to contact me at David_S_Lawrence@yahoo if you have any questions regarding this event.

    Hope to see you there!

    David Lawrence, organizer
    Data Management Association of New England

    November 17, 2013

  • Sherry H.

    RT @EHarvesters: We're stoked to win the Audience Vote for best #startup #TCMeetup Boston and a ticket to TechCrunch Disrupt NY!

    November 14, 2013

    • Sherry H.

      Nope...right tab. Just excited to share about Walking Charger winning Audience Vote at TechCrunch Pitch-off!

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Les C.

      Congratulations Sherry ;-)

      1 · November 17, 2013

  • Jamie M.

    Check out Boston's hottest new service, Snagastool! think opentable for bar stools. Snagging a bar stool just got a little easier...

    3 · November 8, 2013

    • Jamie M.

      And you too Sherry! I love your energy harvesting idea by walking! you guys did great!

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • Tom M.

      Umm, didn't Chris already include your company in the announcement? Was the extra spam really necessary?

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • David

    If people are interested in this event, they should be interested in the following event:

    Amazon Web Services: Designing for Scale, December 16th at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it! Also plan on making announcement about my crowdfunding campaign for tripchi, a mobile app to improve the airport experience.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • @MaureenManALM

    Great venue at Hack/Reduce and value its mission for talent and tech!#codebig

    1 · November 11, 2013

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