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Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am

Cengage Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Smart Product Design to Increase Student Success

How can smart product design lead to better student outcomes in the classroom?  How can we build digital tools that fit as seamlessly into students’ lives as Snapchat and Instagram?  Cengage Learning thinks about this all day, every day, and we are looking for sharp minds to come on board. Join our Chief Technology Officer for a cup of coffee and an interactive session around the intersection of education and technology.  See a demonstration of the latest digital tools hitting the classroom and hear about the transformation of a large scale publisher into a leading edtech company recently named one of the Top Four Hottest Companies in BostInno’s Tech Madness Bracket.    

Special Message to Attendees:
Please enter Cengage Learning via 20 Channel Center Street and go to reception on the 6th floor.  The Channel Center garage is right around the corner and there are surface lots and meters on A Street.  They are easy to spot and a very short walking distance.  


Presenters
avatar for George Moore

George Moore

Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning

Host Companies
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Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Cengage Learning 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

Startup Institute
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Hiring for Culture Fit: How to Find Top Talent & How to Be the Talent

69% of tech executives cite talent as a top barrier to their company’s future growth. In this session, we’ll discuss the six characteristics of successful employees in rapidly growing companies. Employers will learn how to screen for culture fit, while those looking to break into the tech industry will gain insight into how to appeal to hiring managers. A technically capable hire will get the job done—a strategic hire with passion, grit, and a willingness to put the company before themselves will positively impact the entire business.

 

Suggested Audience: Companies looking to scale, improve their company's culture, or employees looking to appeal to hiring managers should attend. 



Startup Institute was created in 2012 to bridge two worlds: the world of fast-growing companies that were desperate for talent and the world of people who were desperate to find careers they love.

 
 

Presenters
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Diane Hessan

CEO, Startup Institute

Host Companies
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Startup Institute

Startup Institute
Startup Institute's eight-week program provides people with the skills, mindset, and network to find a job they love, doing work that matters. Our program helps people build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch them into the innovation industry in the... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Startup Institute 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02150

2:30pm

Sonzia
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Accessible Computing - motor, vision, and other concerns in Universal Design

We will showcase content on the world's largest touch screen, host a group discussion on accessibility and universal design, and introduce software content made by the other attendees. Use the entrance near the street. Look for the balloons and signage.

Presenters
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Mihai Dinulescu

Co-Founder / Chief Business Officer, Sonzia

Host Companies
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Sonzia

Sonzia
Sonzia makes the world's most affordable large scale computers, including the most financially accessible 4K touch displays sold today. Sonzia also produces the world's largest single panel touch displays, with the largest built to date spanning over 20 feeet in diagonal.


4:30pm

Year Up
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Year Up - proven diverse talent in sales, IT, and accounting (and, coming soon, programming!)

If you are hungry to fill your open spots in sales, IT, and accounting with top-quality, diverse talent who will deliver results for your organization and increase your retention, visit Year Up and experience the program through conversations with our talented students. Learn how companies like LogMeIn, BlackDuck, Bullhorn, Buildium, CarGurus, and Toast are disrupting traditional recruiting practices by taking advantage of our unique talent pipeline. Having trouble filling your QA and programming jobs? Talk to us and give us ideas for how we might adapt our upcoming coding and QA courses to fit the specific needs of your company.

Host Companies
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Year Up

Year Up
Year Up takes urban young adults from poverty to a professional career to a year.  We do this through a one-year, intensive training program. For the first five months of Year Up, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Year Up 45 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109