Thanksgiving may make this a short week for most people, but there are still a number of events going on around Greater Boston. From Big Data to big appetites, read on to discover the Superb Six that made the cut for this edition of The Week Ahead!
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Cloud Powered WordPress for Everyone
Who: Boston WordPress Meetup
What: Monthly Meetup with a focus on WordPress
When: 11/25/13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Get an overview on how cloud infrastructure can be applied in any WordPress site. Meet presenter Xiao Yu of Automattic. Find out what upcoming topics are being planned for future events.
Harvard Science and Cooking Lecture Series – Nathan Myhrvold
Who: Nathan Myhrvold, co-founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, former CTO of Microsoft
What: Public lecture series inspired by Harvard’s “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter”
When: 11/25/13, 7:00pm start
Where: 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (Harvard Science Center)
Why: Hear former Microsoft CTO’s take on how art and science play into cooking. Explore applied physics and engineering through the lens of cooking. Seating is first come, first seated.
Scaling Your Team
Who: Cambridge Coworking Center
What: Open discussion on how to handle scaling
When: 11/26/13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Join C3 members and discuss best practices for effective growth. Explore different methods of scaling over pizza and find out what’s working for others.
Free Co-Working Day at Alpha Landmark
Who: Alpha Landmark
What: An opportunity for non-members to explore Alpha Landmark’s co-working space
When: 11/17/13, 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: 5 Middlesex Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02145 (Assembly Square Office Building)
Why: Check out a new space and see what Assembly Square has to offer. Meet with Alpha Landmark staff to get a tour of the facility and an overview on member benefits. Walk-ins welcome!
Big Data – Infrastructure, Algorithms, and Visualization
Who: Boston Big Data 2.0
What: Presentation on Big Data management and mathematics
When: 11/27/13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 International Place, Floor 6, Boston, MA 02110 (Paypal)
Why: Find solutions for your Big Data project, or learn more about Big Data in general. Explore new technologies and best practices to manage information overload.
Wanderu’s “Orphan” Thanksgiving
Who: Hostelling International Boston and Wanderu
What: Thanksgiving feast for students in Boston during the holiday
When: 11/28/13, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: 19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Hostelling International Boston)
Why: Are you a college student staying in Boston for Thanksgiving? Join Hostelling International Boston, and Wanderu for a fresh Thanksgiving feast in your home away from home.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press