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Boston Blockchain Events Week of March 30, 2020

In order to reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community and do our part to flatten the curve, the Boston Blockchain Association is planning a VIRTUAL MEETUP titled How Blockchain People & Projects are Helping with Coronavirus, on April 2. Join us and hear from six amazing blockchain speakers, including the BBA’s own Sir John Hargrave.

If you can’t join us for the virtual meetup we do understand. But please don’t forget to follow the CDC recommendations to protect from coronavirus infection:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid contact with others
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting our society back to normal as quickly as possible.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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It is a quiet week in the blockchain community, which is understandable given the circumstances. Stay with us though as we should have much more to report in coming weeks as many organizations are converting physical meetups to virtual meetups.

With that in mind, here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

 

VIRTUAL MEET-UP: How Blockchain People & Projects are Helping with Coronavirus

Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Understanding and reacting to the DEEP impacts of #Covid19 on our world, and by leveraging the recent Coindesk article on Blockchain and Coronavirus, the Boston Blockchain Association leadership team decided to move quickly and host a VIRTUAL MEETUP.

Using Crowdcast, this event will feature a series of 5-Minute talks on how the US Blockchain community is engaging in #Covid19. We are truly grateful that 6 extraordinary people have agreed to speak, on short notice, and in the midst of a heavy workload made all the more so with their #Coronavirus work.

This will be a highly interactive session featuring attendee interaction with the speakers.

Tell the community that you are attending the event with an indication on the Meetup page.

Note the separate REGISTRATION for the Crowdcast session using the embedded link on the Meetup page.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Software Engineer and Remote Golang Developer at CyberCoders, Software Engineer at Secure AI Labs, or Senior Front End Developer at Broadridge.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

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Boston Blockchain Events Week of March 23, 2020

Coronavirus

During these challenging times we at the Boston Blockchain Association hope that everyone is remaining safe, healthy, and positive. Also, don’t forget to follow the CDC recommendations to protect from coronavirus infection:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid contact with others
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting our society back to normal as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, the Boston Blockchain Association is planning a VIRTUAL MEETUP titled How Blockchain People & Projects are Helping with Coronavirus on April 2. Log on and join us if you can!

P.S. The BBA is interested in hearing from our Members and Fans. What blockchain projects have your attention? Please take a minute and complete this short, anonymous survey: https://bit.ly/BBA-Survey-April2020 Thank you so much!

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Gold coins with bitcoin symbols.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

 

VIRTUAL MEET-UP: How Blockchain People & Projects are Helping with Coronavirus

Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

After reading the recent Coindesk article on Blockchain and Coronavirus, which mentioned our own John Hargrave, the Boston Blockchain Association leadership team decided to move quickly and host a VIRTUAL MEET-UP to be held on April 2 from 6:30-7:30pm EST.

This event will feature a series of short talks, depending on how many of the people mentioned in the article we can get on short notice. We will conclude the event with a soft launch of the new BostonBlockchainAssociation.com website generously donated by Mac Cameron and the CoCreateX team plus the “Pay using Crypto” functionality for Membership Fees and Donations generously donated by Thomas Arul with Bleumi, Inc. We understand it’s short notice. Please Register HERE. Please also share the event liberally. #BostonBlockchain We will use https://www.crowdcast.io/ to host and record the session. We hope to see you there!

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Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Front End Developer at Broadridge, Technical Evangelist / Developer Advocate at Algorand, or Senior Engineering Architect at Secure AI Labs.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Blockchain technology

Boston Blockchain Events Week of March 16, 2020

Blockchain technology

It was an unfortunate turn of events that saw Boston Blockchain Week postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. However, we can all agree that the health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance. So, the decision to postpone, while a difficult one, was also the right one. While the week was full of fascinating speakers and events with some of the leading blockchain organizations, limiting public gatherings over the next few weeks is in the best interest of the blockchain community. Let’s look forward to future events and everyone stay healthy.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Healthy.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 there are no planned blockchain events in Boston in the coming week. We recommend everyone remain in their homes whenever possible, and avoid large gatherings if it is necessary to go outside. Remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly. Also, try to remain calm and avoid panic buying in stores.

Assuming the measures being taken slow the spread of the virus, we can look forward to the next meeting of the Blockchain Investors Supergroup on March 26.

If you remain indoors there are still some things you can do. Maybe pick up a copy of “Blockchain for Everyone” by Sir John Hargrave. In Blockchain for Everyone, Sir John reveals the formula for investing in bitcoin and blockchain, using real-life stories, easy-to-understand examples, and a healthy helping of humor. It’s a great read!

Or maybe it’s time to grab a great online course that teaches about blockchain. There are a huge number of choices from Coursera, edX, and Udemy. The courses are affordable (in some cases free), and many are taught by experts in the blockchain field. Some are real college courses from Harvard, MIT, and more of the world’s leading universities. It would be an excellent way to spend your time if you’re stuck in the house.

No matter what you choose to do in the coming week, stay safe and stay healthy!

New job.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Software Architect or Full Stack Engineer at Jobot or Full Stack Developer at Raytheon.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

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Boston Blockchain Events Week of March 2, 2020

Boston Blockchain Week kicks off this coming weekend (March 7), and it’s going to be an exciting week. The weekend kicks off at MIT with an expo for a myriad of talented speakers commenting on technically interesting topics, a 24-hour hackathon, and the inaugural Cryptoeconomic Systems Conference (CES ‘20).

Following that, Algorand will host a BBW Kickoff Party next Monday (March 9). Seats are limited so Register Now! You’ll also want to check out the Boston Blockchain Association event on Thursday March 12. And, of course, there will be plenty of events and activities leading up to Boston Blockchain Week.

If you aren’t already, please help support blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Blockchain.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

 

Why you should (or shouldn’t) run “all the things” on Kubernetes

Slalom_buildWednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This will be a two part discussion about Kubernetes:
Part 1: Running Your Tools On Kubernetes
Part 2: Kubernetes in Weird Places

Location: 399 Boylston St,. Boston, MA. How to find Meetup: When you are arrive at 399 Boylston, stop at the security desk, check-in and ask for Slalom Build. Click here to register.

 

Monthly Roundtable: SRE, Performance and Scalability in the age of the Cloud

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This will be a roundtable discussion focused on modern day Site Reliability, Performance and Scalability concerns including Analytics, IOT, Cloud, Blockchain, Machine Learning/Big data/AI. Please bring your stories, concerns and enthusiasm. Sign up here. Location: 263 Summer St., Boston, MA.

 

Boston BitDevs Meetup 8 – MIT Bitcoin Expo Special

Boston Blockchain February MeetupFriday, March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For the second meetup of 2020, we’re excited to bring John and Justin from New York to lead the discussion! Happening on the eve of the MIT Bitcoin Expo and the beginning of Boston Blockchain Week, we’re excited to welcome everyone to Boston/Cambridge! Everyone is welcome to join. Be aware that the conversation will be technical and bitcoin-specific. Questions and discussion mandatory! Location: MIT Building 1, Room 190 (1-190), 33 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.

 

MIT FinTech Conference 2020

Friday, March 6 @ 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

The 2020 MIT Fintech Conference, one of the nation’s largest student-run fintech events, is the 6th annual conference planned and organized by MIT students. Our conference features a world-class slate of keynote speakers and panelists to discuss the latest trends and innovation shaping fintech. The conference serves as a forum to promote the exchange of ideas by attracting technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, financial professionals, and university students. The event also includes a startup pitch competition. Learn more here! Location: Aloft Boston Seaport District, 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA.

 

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Paul Revere statue in Boston.

 

MIT Bitcoin Expo: Building the Stack

Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:00 PM

The MIT Bitcoin Club is a student and blockchain-enthusiasts run club at MIT, whose mission is to increase awareness and use of cryptocurrency and to provide forums where blockchain-related ideas, projects, programs, and businesses can be studied, discussed, and developed. The club has also organized the MIT Bitcoin Expo every year since 2014 — a two day conference focused on all things blockchain. This year’s focus is on the state of the art of the emerging protocol stack. From efforts to optimize base-layer protocols and sustained interest in privacy integration to second-layer development and standardization, the past year has brought both incredible innovation and increasing scrutiny.

 

MIT Bitcoin Hackathon

Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:00 PM

This year’s hackathon focuses on building out the components of a blockchain stack so we can expand the technology’s usefulness and increase adoption. This 24-hour hackathon will bring together students for a weekend of coding, learning, experimenting, and collaborating. Separate registration required at link above.

 

Cryptoeconomic Systems Conference (CES ’20)

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:30 PM

The Cryptoeconomic Systems journal and conference series aims to be a reputable venue and scholarly publication of record for impactful original research and reviews, analyses & systematizations of existing knowledge with a focus on cryptocurrency & blockchain technology. By bringing together the technical fields of cryptography, protocol engineering and distributed systems research with insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems and philosophy we hope to help crystallize a mature research commons. Location: Building 54, MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA.

 

Polkadot’s Hybrid Blockchain Consensus

Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:15 AM 12:30 PM

Join Web 3 Foundation’s Bill Laboon for a deep dive workshop into how the BABE and GRANDPA protocols work, how they are used in Polkadot to produce and finalize blocks, and how together they can provide an extremely high-uptime, yet finalizable, production of a canonical history. Location: MIT, Building 54, Room 100, 222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

 

Women’s Networking Event with Women in Blockchain Boston

Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

As part of MIT Bitcoin Expo 2020 and Boston Blockchain Week 2020, we are hosting a women’s networking hour on March 7th. Come join us for an evening of fun conversations and meet some of the speakers from the MIT Bitcoin Expo. Location: Meadhall, 90 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

 

Algorand Kickoff Party

Monday, March 9, 2020 4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Join the Algorand team at their offices for an evening of cocktails and conversation to kick off Boston Blockchain Week. The best and the brightest in Boston will come together for an evening of thought leadership, conversation and networking. Bloomberg’s Janet Wu will moderate an all-star panel featuring Jim Cunha (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Terrence Dempsey (Fidelity) and Steve Kokinos (Algorand). Limited Seats – Register Today! Location: 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

 

Introduction to Polkadot & Substrate

Monday March 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In the first half of the meetup, we’ll discuss the basics of Substrate. Substrate allows anyone to create their own blockchain, setting parameters as they see fit. We’ll also discuss a few projects that are already being built on Substrate. This half of the meetup will be relatively non-technical. After a short break, we’ll take a deeper dive into Substrate, generating and running our own blockchain with parameters of our choosing. This half of the meetup will go more in-depth in regards to the codebase and will be rather technical. Location: CIC – Mosaic Room – 3rd Floor, 245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA.

 

Blockchain Regulation: How to Innovate in Massachusetts

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

An undefined and disparate regulatory landscape proves one of the greatest obstacles blockchain companies must overcome to succeed. In order to effectively innovate, these ground rules need to be clear for all participants involved. In the last couple years there has been ever evolving clarity, but startups still encounter contradictory and unclear guidance. This panel brings together entrepreneurs who have faced regulation head on and the policy makers and advisors helping set these ground rules. Sign up here! Locaton: 24 School St., Boston, MA. How to find Meetup: The Workbar entrance is on School Street, across from Scholars. Enter the lobby where our ambassador will greet you. The event is conveniently located near State, Government Center, and Park Street T stops.

 

 

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Java Developer at Disys, Remote Golang Developer for CyberCoders, and Full Stack Developer at Raytheon.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

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Boston Blockchain Events Week of February 24, 2020

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Hopefully you found time to make it to the Blockchain Investors Supergroup meet up last week. If not you missed a great meet up, and we look forward to see you next month when we meet on Thursday March 26.

This week slows down a bit as Boston area blockchain communities begin gearing up for Boston Blockchain Week, now just a couple weeks away. The festivities kick off on March 7!

BBA Members Can Get a 20% Discount for MIT’s Boston Blockchain Week Events

The 7th Annual MIT Bitcoin Expo will be the biggest to date, and this year a ticket grants you access to three events happening during one great weekend!

1. MIT Bitcoin Expo

The namesake conference, which will focus on the growing technology stack we believe is central to the emerging Bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem.

2. MIT Bitcoin Hackathon

This year’s hackathon focuses on building out the components of a blockchain stack so we can expand the technology’s usefulness and increase adoption. This 24-hour hackathon will bring together students for a weekend of coding, learning, experimenting, and collaborating. (Separate registration required at the link above.)

3Inaugural Peer-Reviewed Cryptoeconomic Systems Conference

The Crypto-economic Systems journal and conference series aims to be a reputable peer-reviewed venue for impactful original research and reviews, analyses & systematizations of existing knowledge with a focus on cryptocurrency & blockchain technology. The CES ’20 conference program brings together the technical fields of cryptography, protocol engineering, and distributed systems research with insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems, and philosophy to help crystallize a mature research commons.

Go to the EventBrite Page and use the code BBA@MITBTCEXPO20 for 20% off tickets (limited to the first 15 tickets). Student tickets are always free (deposit refunded upon event check-in)!

Sign up to Become a BBA Member

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

 

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Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Come Learn Bitcoin / Blockchain

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This is a meet up for anyone interested in Bitcoin and Blockchain why they should learn what’s about to happen in the Financial industry. Bring your best note taking tools and your interest and curiosity about blockchain. Location: St. John`s Club, 1365 Rodman St. 1365 Rodman St., Fall River, MA. So come on out and learn about Bitcoin/Blockchain!

 

Crypto Meetup Feb. 2019 w/ BlocKade and friends

Monday, February 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For anyone into crypto, from those that are new to it to experts. This meet up will cover everything from buying/trading/storing it, crypto mining, crypto current events, and your favorite projects. Bring whatever you like: sometimes a notebook, smartphone, and/or computer could be helpful in you want to do some hands on stuff. Please buy a snack or drink if attending since we’re using the space for free. See you there! There may be a special guest attending as well. Location: L’Artisan Cafe & Bakery, 9 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI. How to find the meet up: They will be at a table inside. It’s a fairly small place so they’ll be easy to find. Come, have fun, and learn/talk about crypto.

 

 

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Software Engineer at bitcoin services company Circle, Software Engineer at IBM or 100% remote Software Architect.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Silver coin with a gold bitcoin.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of February 17, 2020

The weather might not be heating up yet but blockchain activity certainly is. With Boston Blockchain Week just around the corner, there are a growing number of meet ups and events being planned in the greater Boston area.

With altcoins also heating up, you might want to learn more about investing in blockchain projects from the Blockchain Investors Supergroup this week. Or finish your week with an all day Tezos event that will prepare you for the MIT Bitcoin Expo Hackathon during Boston Blockchain Week.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Silver coin with a gold bitcoin symbol.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Blockchain Investors Supergroup

Conference.Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Are you interested in investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space? Whether you’re a traditional investor, seasoned trader, or just crypto-curious, come join the smartest brains in Boston. We’ll discuss new blockchain investing opportunities, share our knowledge, and learn from each other. Bitcoin Market Journal offers this Meetup free of charge, to help educate, inform, and entertain blockchain investors. Learn more at bitcoinmarketjournal.com. Location: 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA. Sign up to attend the Blockchain Investors Supergroup Here.
How to find the meet up: We’re steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10 minute walk).

 

Boston Blockchain February Meetup

Boston Blockchain February MeetupSunday, February 16, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Blockchain is the public ledger system that powers Bitcoin transactions. But it’s also much more than that — Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine not just the financial industry, but also Law, Healthcare, Education, and much more. This Meetup group is for those interested in learning about the potential of this technology and its social impact, as well as a platform for individuals and startups to share their ideas with the community. This meet up is hosted by the private Boston Blockchain Meetup group. Join the group and learn more Here.

 

Blockchain, Immutability as a Service

Blockchain, Immutability as a ServiceMonday, February 17, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Someone will present on a cool topic, you will most likely eat pizza, you will hang out and meet people. Location: Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA (For GPS, please use 478 Mechanic Street). Register Here.
How to find the meet up: The community room is in the basement. You can take the elevator you see when you first enter. The bank closes at 6 so if you are late, you will need to swipe a debit or credit card to open the door.

 

Why you should (or shouldn’t) run “all the things” on Kubernetes

Slalom BuildWednesday, February 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This will be a two part discussion about Kubernetes: Part 1: Running Your Tools On Kubernetes. Whether you are trying to make the move to Kubernetes or dozens of microservices running in EKS, you’re still going to need a lot of your old tools. So why not run all your tools in Kubernetes too? Part 2: Kubernetes in Weird Places. Kubernetes is showing up in the places that a few years ago, you wouldn’t have even expected containers to be used. In this talk, we’ll look a few places where k8s is showing up unexpectedly, from fast food to fighter jets. We’ll spend some time with a minimalist spin of Kubernetes called k3s, and we’ll discuss how Kubernetes might be changing what “operating system” means. Location: 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA. Click Here to Register.
When you are arrive at 399 Boylston, stop at the security desk, check-in and ask for Slalom Build.

 

Tezos Boston Pitch Competition | Babson College

Tezos Boston Pitch CompetitionSaturday, February 22, 2020 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Tezos Boston Pitch Competition is a series of pitch contests in Q1/2020 throughout Massachusetts (Babson college, Worcester, Boston) where registered teams will compete over five hour periods to refine and present their business pitches to judges for a set of prizes. The requirements are not to build an extensive code repository but rather focus on the general business plan of their project. The projects must include Tezos in the pitch. This will allow for a wider variety of entrants to get involved as they will not be intimidated by rigorous technological requirements. The theme for the pitch competitions will be aligned with the MIT Bitcoin Expo Hackathon — “Building the Stack”. Location: Babson College, 231 Forest St, Babson Park, MA.
Prepare for the MIT Bitcoin Expo Hackathon – Register Here Today.

 

Blockchain

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Blockchain Data Engineer,  Blockchain Technical LeaderSoftware Architect (100% Remore), and much more.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of February 10, 2020

We love blockchain

It’s Valentine’s Day week and love is in the air – the love of blockchain. Get together with fellow blockchain enthusiasts in Boston and show your love for the disruptive technology that’s changing the face of finance, healthcare, logistics, and so much more. Plus, it’s a good time to start getting fired up for Boston Blockchain Week, coming up this March 7 – 13!

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

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Best on the BLOCK 2020: University Pitch Event

Chain ReactionTuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Kick off the New Year with a pitch event from Boston’s best and brightest. Join Chain Reaction for an exciting event with pitches from local Boston blockchain startups from surrounding universities. A great chance for startups to get airtime, meet local angel investors, and get feedback on their pitches. Winner gets a one hour private coffee with at least one Chain Reaction investor and access to investor feedback. Location: Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), 245 Main Street, 3rd Floor Mosiac Room, Cambridge , MA.

 

A Fireside Chat and Happy Hour: Fire Up Your Big Healthcare Innovation

iHubTuesday, February 11, 2020 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) invites you to a Fireside Chat and Happy Hour with Y Combinator (YC), the accelerator that has invested in and supported over 2,000 companies including Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Reddit, and Ginkgo Bioworks. Since 2014, YC has funded over 250 bio, healthcare, and life sciences companies, making YC one of the largest seed stage bio/healthcare funders in the world. Hear what YC partner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Dr. Uri Lopatin have learned from funding and working alongside hundreds of health-focused startups, meet YC alumni who’ve gone through the program, and find out how the fundraising landscape is predicted to change in the next decade. Come see what it takes to stand out in a sea of healthcare startups. Open to all. Location: Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, 60 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA.

 

Monthly Business Referral Group in Burlington MA

Smiling group of colleagues.Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Every 2nd Monday of the month)

Come Join Us and Build Your Network This Year {Meet New People & Make Some Connections} with Other Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Business Professionals from Greater Burlington Area, with Complimentary Appetizers….Open Networking starts at 6PM….Don’t Miss Greater Burlington Networking Events!

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to APIs

Hitchikers Guide to APIsThursday, February 13, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

APIs are more than just shoving JSON back and forth over HTTP. In this meetup you can take a dive into the essence of APIs, HTTP, and paradigms. The meetup is going to touch on a little bit of everything, from documentation to implementation, to testing — both from a producer and consumer’s perspective. The goal is to be able to walk away with a wider view of what APIs are, some tricks & tips, and to provide some concrete examples for the abstract concepts that surround. Location: Wayfair Boston, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup:  Enter the Copley Place Mall. Head to the Skylobby (up the escalators in front of Barney’s) Let security know you’re here for BostonPHP. They will direct you from there.

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Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Chief Architect for Emerging TechnologiesFull Stack Software EngineerBlockchain Data Engineer and much more.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Blockchain technology

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 2/3/2020

Blockchain technology

As we get closer to Boston Blockchain Week (March 7-13), the Boston Blockchain Association is putting together a number of huge events beginning with a seminar discussing the promise of Polkadot in bringing together the blockchain space. Polkadot was founded by Gavin Wood (who was also a co-founder of Ethereum) in 2016. The project is building a completely decentralized web where blockchains can seamlessly work together. Come out and join us to stay on top of the latest technology and improve your blockchain knowledge ⁠— LinkedIn has named blockchain as the most in-demand skill for 2020!

We need your help in fighting childhood cancer!

Kirill Bensonoff, a blockchain leader in Boston, is raising money to help eradicate childhood cancer via Haymaker’s for Hope. The charity event, titled “Rock N Rumble X Boston 2020,” will take place on May 14.

Kirill and his family had to suffer through the emotional and physical upheaval caused when his youngest son was diagnosed with leukemia just a few days before his first birthday. Your donation will go towards helping cure childhood cancer. One thinks it could never happen to them, until it does. Kirill is fighting to make sure it doesn’t happen to your loved one. If you are interested in donating in cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or ether, use this link: https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/9d11e587-3b68-4b5d-8bb7-6a0e0d11214c.

Become a Boston Blockchain Association Member!

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Paul Revere statue in Boston.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Connecting the Dots: How Blockchains Can Interoperate

Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

In this one-night-only event, join PureStake and the Boston Blockchain Association to learn about Polkadot, a global network of blockchains and the foundation for a new, peer-to-peer Internet. Founded in 2016 by Gavin Wood (former co-founder and CTO of Ethereum), Polkadot is building a completely decentralized web where blockchains can seamlessly work together. Location: 399 Boylston St., Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: Just steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10 minute walk).

Boston EdTech: February Project Demo and Networking Night!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Bring any ideas or projects you’re working on and come meet up with others in the edtech space! In addition, if you have something you’ve been building and would like to demo for an extended period (up to 8 minutes), please send a message through Meetup and a few bullet points of what you’d like to cover in your demo. There is space for four demos on this evening. Location: GSV Labs (4th Floor), 2 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA. How to find the Meetup: Public Transportation: Downtown Crossing on the Red or Orange line. Parking: Parking at the Garage at Post Office Square ($9 after 4 pm) or LAZ Parking’s 100 High St Garage ($11 after 5:30).

From Inspiration to Monetization: Making Tech Transfer Work for Innovators, Universities, and Their Partners

Tactical workshopTuesday, February 4, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Curating a marketable patent portfolio on a limited budget is difficult, especially where technology in development often takes years to come to market.Additionally, some TTOs receive inadequate buy-in from their universities and faculty, complicating the invention harvesting and portfolio curation processes. TTOs, in the course of monetizing, must also bear in mind partnerships and other business relationships their parent organizations have or may wish to pursue. This program will discuss the roles TTOs can and should play in research organizations, best practices, key trends, and upcoming challenges. Location: MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA.

Managing AI and ML models using a Blockchain Approach

Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

In this talk, we will discuss QuTrack, a Blockchain-based approach to track experiment and model changes primarily for AI and ML models. In addition, we will discuss how change analytics can be used for process improvement and to enhance the model development and deployment processes. Location: Anchor Room, 121, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109.

DATA-DRIVEN: THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

General Assembly presents… “Data-Driven: The Future of Finance”. Join industry experts or a panel discussion exploring: Why data analysis is important in the financial services industry, and how it can drive positive business outcomes. The importance and challenges of becoming a data-driven organization. How these technological shifts will continue to shape the future of the industry. Location: General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., Boston, MA.

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Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer, and much more.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Paul Revere statue.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 1/27/20

Paul Revere statue.

Boston Blockchain Week is Coming! Get Involved!

Calling all BBA fans and volunteers! #BostonBlockchainWeek is March 7-13. The BBA would like to host three separate events. So, we need some hardcore blockchain superhero’s to donate their superpowers. Please, please, please – yes, we’re begging. A Supersecret Superhero BostonBlockchainWeek SuperParty will be the reward.

For more details and to get involved reach out to Mike.Wise@Bleumi.com. Thanks!

For those of you who attended the 2020 Boston Blockchain Brainstorm on January 9, we’ve uploaded some great photos from the event. You can find them here.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

 

Tri-Weekly Casual Crypto Meetup

Darkside of the Hodl moon podcastMonday, January 27, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The meet up is to talk mostly about current events in Crypto. We also talk about our favorite projects, price predictions, and all-things crypto. Past attendees have included crypto-miners, programmers, and general enthusiasts. Hope to see you there. Location: L’Artisan Cafe & Bakery, 9 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI. How to find the meet up: They’ll be inside at one of the larger tables talking Crypto. Small place so they’re easy to find.

 

Boston BitDevs Meetup 7

Trust-less 2020 Proof-of-stake mining summitThursday, January 30, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kicking of 2020, we’re excited to have David Vorick and Marcin Jachymiak from Nebulous lead the discussion. Topics will follow BitDevs NYC: https://www.meetup.com/BitDevsNYC/events/265955993/. Everyone is welcome to join. Be aware that the conversation will be technical and bitcoin-specific. Questions and discussion mandatory! Advance RSVP is appreciated. Location: Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer St., Boston, MA

 

Trust-Less 2020 Summit | Build A Staking-As-A-Service (PoS Mining) Startup

Dark blue background with dots.Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 PM to Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9:00 PM

This is one of those pivotal moments in blockchain history. With ETH 2.0 & multiple PoS layer-1 blockchain protocols slated to launch early 2020, it’s an opportunity for developers & students to enter the blockchain space & learn how to build one of the few viable business models that can earn money: staking-as-a-service.

Objectives For The Trust-Less 2020 Summit:

  • Bring about more decentralization
  • New opportunities for wealth creation
  • Incentive-aligned education

This is a virtual summit. Register here for free: http://trust-less-2020.dystopialabs.com/

 

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Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer, and much more.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Gold coin with bitcoin symbol.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 1/20/20

Gold coin with bitcoin symbol.

It may be cold in Boston, but sunshine is on the way in the coming week. So are more great blockchain meetups and events! Get ready to head out and soak in some sun and blockchain knowledge. There’s an Investors Supergroup meetup you won’t want to miss. And, several programming sessions to help those developers among you brush up on coding skills. Overall, its an exciting week to be a blockchain enthusiast in Boston!

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

HTML5 Brunch, Season 11

Group of people watching a presentationSunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM

This virtual self-study group will provide you with the foundational skills you need to begin mastering the core technologies to become a web developer, from HTML and CSS to JavaScript and more. Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) offers as 7-part, 23-hour video-based Learning Path entitled Become a Web Developer.

 

Building a Compelling Pitch Deck

Office building with rounded corners.Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A 2-hour workshop designed to teach both aspiring and current entrepreneurs and business owners how to create an engaging Pitch and Story! The first steps for your startup are clear: You have an idea, you are founding your company, you are building your product and you need a pitch deck. Why is a pitch important? As long as you want to gain customers, expand awareness of your business, raise funding or convince business partners to work with you, a pitch deck is essential. It gives investors and customers insight into your business. Even huge companies like Facebook and Google started with a pitch deck. Your pitch is the heart of all of your messaging and conversations about your brand. Location: Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston, MA.

 

12 Factor CakePHP Applications

Chocolate cake with blue frosting.Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In many cases, developers will write code and assume it will perform exactly the same or better in production. However, as we’ve all seen, applications that build correctly locally do not necessarily perform well once they are being used by the world at large. This talk will cover the “12 Factor Manifesto”, which is a set of techniques that can be used to build robust, scalable applications. Location: Wayfair Boston, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: Enter the Copley Place Mall. Head to the Skylobby (up the escalators in front of Barney’s) Let security know you’re here for BostonPHP. They will direct you from there.

 

FinTech Connect by Venture Café Providence

Looking up at skyscrapers.Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For our Southern MA and RI members, Venture Café Providence presents: FinTech Connect. FinTech Connect will take a deep dive into new innovations in the financial and technology crossover space. It will explore the intersection of advancements in software and mobile technology and the financial services industry including banking, investments, insurance and more. Location: Venture Cafe Providence, 225 Dyer St, Providence, RI.

 

Blockchain Investors Supergroup

Group of people listening to a presenter.Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Are you interested in investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space? Whether you’re a traditional investor, seasoned trader, or just crypto-curious, come join the smartest brains in Boston. We’ll discuss new blockchain investing opportunities, share our knowledge, and learn from each other. Location: 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: They’re steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10 minute walk).

 

Careers in Blockchain

We are hiring sign above a group of chairs.

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

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