Greenhorn Weekly Countdown February 17- 24

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland with Greenhorn Connect


Just when the snow was clearing up we get blanketed again. There will always be more things to clear up in any early stage company. Fortunately Boston has 30 startup networking events and office hours to help you connect with others facing the same issues. 

 

/ / / Monday, Feb 18

Intelligent.ly Class - Affiliate Marketing: Driving Qualified Leads

Description: Start-up marketers have a tough task; building a brand from scratch, getting huge exposure for their company, and generating an avalanche of qualified sales leads, all while working with a small marketing budget. For those laser-focused marketers set on driving sales while only paying for the most qualified leads, affiliate marketing is a crucial piece of any ROI driven marketing plan. This class will teach you how anyone with even the smallest budget can launch and grow a successful affiliate marketing program to generate the best sales leads. 
Time: Monday, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Intelligent.ly Campus 500 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118
Cost: $30.00

/ / / Tuesday, Feb 19

Speaker: Dan Kuebrich - Caching Up and Down the Stack

Description: Whether you're looking to make your web app run faster or scale better, one great way to achieve both is to simply do less work. How? By using caches, the data hidey-holes which generations of engineers have thoughtfully left at key junctures in computing infrastructure from your CPU to the backbone of the internet. Requests into web applications, which span great distances and often involve expensive frontend and backend lifting are great candidates for caching of all types. We'll discuss the benefits and tradeoffs of caching at different layers of the stack and how to find low-hanging cachable fruit, with a particular focus on server-side improvements. In particular, I'll examine full-page caching and object caching with memcache/redis. Dan Kuebrich is a web performance geek, currently working on Application Performance Management at AppNeta. He was previously a founder of Tracelytics (acquired by AppNeta), and before that worked on AmieStreet/Songza.com. 
Time: Tuesday, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Place: Wayfair Offices - 177 Huntington Ave - 177 Huntington Ave, Floor 24 - Boston, MA 02115

General Assembly : Advanced Backbone.js Techniques

Description: Backbone is a powerful library for building client-side web applications, but its flexibility comes with a cost. Most real world applications are far more complex than the typical “To Do List” examples and tutorials, but Backbone provides little guidance on how to manage the structure and complexity of such applications. With this class, we’ll explore some common techniques for managing this complexity, and come up with a few ideas of our own!
Time: Tuesday, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: Cambridge Innovation Center (5th floor), One Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $30 ($20 early bird)

/ / / Wednesday, Feb 20

Boston Tech Talent Fair

Description: Boston's greatest asset as a startup community is the incredible amount of young talent found at our universities waiting to be rescued from big corporate jobs. The Boston Tech Talent Fair is here to bring our city's young talent and some of our best startup & tech companies together under one roof. Join us Wednesday February 20nd, 2012 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm to connect with tech startups recruiting for full time and part time positions in their companies. The companies range from early stage bootstrapped to recently going public or acquired. 
Time: Wednesday, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Place: Curry Student Center (Ballroom) 346 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
Cost: free

NEXPO

Description: NEXPO is a celebration of the entrepreneurial groups, students, and organizations in the Northeastern and Boston communities.  NEXPO is also a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow entrepreneurs while startup ventures working with IDEA will be showcasing their businesses. IDEA invites and encourages Students, Startup Enthusiasts, Investors and anyone who wants to learn more about exciting startups to join us for a night of innovation and celebration. NEXPO caters to those interested in all facets of entrepreneurship, whether you’re a student looking to launch or expand your business or an industry professional looking to share your experience or service with others, or just see what the next exciting ventures coming out of IDEA are. We look forward to seeing you on the expo floor!

Time: Wednesday, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Place: Cabot Center at Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
Cost: FREE

February 2013 Boston New Technology Meetup #bnt26

Description:Free event! February meeting of the Boston New Technology Meetup - 26th edition! Come learn about 7 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. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT26 hashtag in social media posts: details here.
Time: Wednesday, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Place: Foley Hoag 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
Cost: FREE!

/ / / Thursday, Feb 21

Google Apps Script - Arun Nagarajan, Google

Description: Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and its free and easy to get started. Come learn all the capabilities of Google Apps Script and walk away being able to write your first script. 
Time: Thursday, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Google - 141 Portland St #700, - Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Event of the Week Sponsored by Microsoft NERD

Intelligent.ly Class - Affiliate Marketing: Driving Qualified Leads

Why?  This is a core competency every young company must master. Learn how to give the best leads to your sales team!



Student Event of the Week

Boston Tech Talent Fair

Why? 28 companies are eager to meet you and have you join their team! It's free, it's fun and it'll help jumpstart your career in tech!