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DatacenterDynamics @ San Jose Convention Center
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

SDN, Hyper Converged, Open Architecture, NFV, Web Scale, Disaggregation… The data center stack keeps on getting more complicated. DCD Webscale brings together 1,200+ senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s largest internet companies to discuss the future of digital infrastructure in the Zettabyte era.

From “mud to cloud”, this event covers the full ecosystem for how enterprise data centers are being re-defined and how the economics of digital business, IT and data center service delivery is being re-shaped.

With 100+ hours of expert panels, keynote presentations, interactive workshops and roundtables, not to mention an expo showcasing 100 of the latest technologies – This really is the event not to be missed! In less than 48 hours you will network, learn and share your way to a more decisive 2016.

All DCD events have moved to a ‘free-to-attend by invitation’
attendance model for qualifed end-users… Find out more here:

AnDevCon Boston @ Sheraton Boston Hotel
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day

AnDevCon, August 1-4 in Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.  It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by three days of technical classes.  More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes.  Visit more than 35 exhibitors!  Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day or 4-day pass by inserting the code BUGS when prompted at




Choose from more than 75 app development classes and in-depth Android development tutorials designed to take your Android development skills to the next level!

“AnDevCon is hands down the best venue for acquiring massive amounts of Android knowledge. You won’t find a more concentrated group of top Android professionals anywhere else. I enjoyed the wide variety of topics for the sessions as well as the quality of the companies represented in the exhibit hall.”

Jay Dellinger
Advisory Software Engineer

“Simply the best Android Developer conference out there!
A must-go if you do Android development.”

Florian Krauthan
Software Developer


InterDrone Las Vegas @ Paris Hotel - Las Vegas
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

September 7-9, 2016
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

“I want to cast this moment for you in the arc of history. To let you see that this is a Movement, and what looks to me like the Dawn of the Internet.”
“This is big.”
Chris Anderson, CEO 3D Robotics
speaking at InterDrone, 2015

“The commercial drone sector has come of age in Las Vegas. Commerical Drone companies needed a proper coming out party – and they got it at InterDrone.”
Greg Nichols, Editor, ZDNet

Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center @ MTTI
Sep 21 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

IT-Pro User Group

Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday September 21 @ 6:30pm
Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center



6:15pm  Dinner provided by PAESSLER

6:30 – 7:00  Introduction & “Members Helping Members”

7:00 – 7:45  Keynote Presentation by Bill Wilder

7:45 – 8:00  Break

8:00 – 8:30  Sponsor Presentation

8:30pm  Prize Giveaways


Speaker 1:  Bill Wilder of Finomial

Meet Azure, Your Next Data Center

Bill WilderIt is nearly impossible to find a company today that does not rely on the cloud, at least for applications like email, CRM, or document management. But the cloud want more of your workloads, including all of your applications and databases and more. In this talk, join long-time Azure MVP Bill Wilder, founder of Boston Azure, book author (Cloud Architecture Patterns, O’Reilly Media, 2012), and CTO of Finomial (a born-in-the-cloud SaaS company serving the hedge fund industry), for an overview of what the Azure cloud offers – and why it will increasingly make business sense for you to make it your data center.


Speaker 2:  Gregg Ross

Gregg Ross of PAESSLER will be demonstrating their advanced system monitoring technology. 


Meetings are held at MTTI in Seekonk, MA   [Directions]


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The IT-Pro Users Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping IT Professionals keep their skills on the cutting edge of the industry. Established in 1993, we are an official Microsoft user group but also support most other operating systems and technologies. The goal of the group is to pool our knowledge and resources so our members stay informed about technology, security, best practices, innovations and procedures. Everything an IT pro needs to keep their career moving forward.

Our meetings are held quarterly on the third Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at

How PowerShell and DSC Empowers DevOps and the Cloud @ Microsoft
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dan Stolts from Microsoft and comes to Boston PowerShell User group with a full session on Desired State Configuration! DSC is a new management platform in Windows PowerShell that enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run.

DSC provides a set of Windows PowerShell language extensions, new Windows PowerShell cmdlets, and resources that you can use to declaratively specify how you want your software environment to be configured. It also provides a means to maintain and manage existing configurations.Practical applications

Following are some example scenarios where you can use built-in DSC resources to configure and manage a set of computers (also known as target nodes) in an automated way:

Enabling or disabling server roles and features
Managing registry settings
Managing files and directories
Starting, stopping, and managing processes and services
Managing groups and user accounts
Deploying new software
Managing environment variables
Running Windows PowerShell scripts
Fixing a configuration that has drifted away from the desired state
Discovering the actual configuration state on a given node

IBM DeveloperConnect – Boston @ Boston Metro Meeting Centers
Nov 2 all-day

Join IBM for our new DeveloperConnect workshop on November 2nd in Boston!

A full day of real interactive discussions and hands-on labs with IBM developers and architects, who will get down to the technical aspects of the reality of app development now driven and deployed across multiple environments, implemented in a hybrid cloud. We’ll cover everything to help you Start, Code and Push your company to succeed in this brave new application world.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bring your laptops to take advantage of the open hands-on labs and instructor-led cognitive app session!

The workshop will cover:

— The App Evolution continues—the art of the possible
— Achieve success in the API economy
— Discover what’s on the horizon…Blockchain, Swift and more

— Dive in with hands-on labs – Watson, Mobile, IoT & more
— Build your own cognitive app
— Design an app with microservices

— Create a roadmap to optimize the App Evolution
— Deploy DevOps in a hybrid world

Girls in Tech Boston Launch @ WeWork South Station
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Girls in Tech (GIT) is very excited to be launching our Boston chapter and look forward connecting with all who are interested in attending our networking event on November 3, 2016.

This event is welcome to all and will be the first of many exciting opportunities to connect with the talented and exceptional members of the Boston tech community.

GIT is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Adriana Gascoigne founded GIT in 2007 to create a support framework to help women advance their careers in STEM fields.

Today, GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups. We achieve this through the creation of proprietary, innovative programming and strategic global partnerships.

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James Sturtevant: A developer’s look at ASP.NET Security @ Wayfair
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Security is an ever important topic that has increasingly gotten attention with high-profile cases in the news. Have you gone back to review your code to make sure that you are following the latest recommendations? Do you know what those recommendations are? In this talk, we will walk through practical changes you can make to your ASP.NET applications to make sure you are following the recommendations of the security community. We will look at examples in both ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET Core, discussing a few other major differences between the approach each take. By the end of the talk, you will walk away with actionable items you can begin looking into right away.

James is a Tech Evangelist for Microsoft where he works with Startups, Students and Developers. Has been working in the web development space for 10+ years working with startups and enterprises to improve the way they do business through technology. He is focused on automating workflows including his own and he enjoys teaching and learning about his craft. When he isn’t practicing his software craft James can be found running through the woods, growing hops, or hiking with his daughter.

James Sturtevant: A developer’s look at ASP.NET Security

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, 6:00 PM

4 Copley Place, 7th Floor Boston, MA

47 Members Attending

Security is an ever important topic that has increasingly gotten attention with high-profile cases in the news. Have you gone back to review your code to make sure that you are following the latest recommendations? Do you know what those recommendations are? In this talk, we will walk through practical changes you can make to your ASP.NET applicati…

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Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon @ Microsoft
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are You Ready?

At Generation Citizen’s third annual Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge, we’re bringing together top Greater Boston tech innovators with passionate middle school students for a day-long hackathon that will create solutions for Greater Boston’s toughest problems. Young people from the Generation Citizen action civics program connect with developers, digital marketers, graphic designers and data analysts to build civic tech innovations that accelerate their ability to advance change on local issues.

Our awards reception will highlight each team’s work, as they present their ideas to 250+ local innovators, event honoree Diane Hessan, and a judging panel of Greater Boston’s top civic leaders.

*Saturday November 5th
9am – 5pm Hackathon
Microsoft, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge

*Thursday November 10th
6pm – 9pm Presentation & Reception
Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Sign up to participate in the Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon! Hacking happens on Saturday, where breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Then, on Thursday, we invite you to present your work to an audience of leading civic tech innovators and fans at the evening reception.

As part of the Generation Citizen action civics program, students across Greater Boston middle and high schools will launch action projects to advocate for change on our community’s most significant problems. By November 5th, GC students will have identified a significant community issue, analyzed the issue to identify its systemic root causes, and be just about ready to reach out to local decision-makers and constituents to advocate for change on their issue. By partnering with Civic Tech Challenge hack teams at this key point in the GC process, students will have innovative add-ons that can bolster their case and accelerate their ability to be changemakers.

To learn more, visit

Please note, this hackathon registration is for Greater Boston only. If you would like to sign up for the Bay Area Civic Tech Challenge hackathon, visit:

Behind the Scenes look at Amazon Boston @ Amazon
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


The Black Tech Boston meetup is proud to present:

“Behind the Scenes look at Amazon Boston”

We are excited to bring togethercross-industrysoftware engineers, entrepreneurs, and other tech experts to talk about the future of technology.

Guest Speaker:

Wayne Duso | General Manager Amazon Web Services| Amazon

Come hear how the business model and technology for Amazon was created!

Join theBlack Tech Boston Meetupto stay up to date on upcoming events!

Thank you to all our previous sponsors The Tech Connection, Uber, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Spotify, and Akamai Technologies, and Sillicon Valley Bank for your continued support. These events would not be possible without your help!

This is an all ages event! Bring the kids!