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About Waltham
Waltham Massachusetts was founded in eastern Massachusetts in 1636 and incorporated into a town in 1738 and then into a city in 1884. The Charles River cuts a path through the southern section of Waltham and has been used throughout its history for transportation and industry. Waltham is probably most historically famous for the Waltham Watch Factory that made its home on the banks of the Charles and was a pioneer company of the industrial revolution.

The Charles River has given way to Route 128, the main economic center of the city and has the second largest office market in the greater Boston area. Waltham has a diverse housing market with multi-family houses near the downtown section and single family neighborhoods along its borders.

Waltham is the home for higher education with two of the most prestigious colleges in the east - Bentley College and Brandeis University. The downtown section of Waltham hosts many diversified restaurants guaranteed to satisfy any craving or palette along with many retail establishments.

With all of these amenities and its convenient location just off Route 128 and its public transportation systems which include the commuter rail - Waltham is an especially pleasant place to live or work.

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First Event 2015 Transgender Conference

When: Jan 21, 2015 12 AM to Jan 25, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00 )
Gym TIme (gr. 2 - 5)

When: Nov 29, 2014 3 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15 )
Back Bay Ringers Holiday Concert - Waltham
When: Dec 13, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19 )
Boston Fencing Club RYC Region III

Boston Fencing Club RYC Region III Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

$30 entry fee; $25 registration fee Events will be mixed if less than 5 competitors in M/W events (i.e., Y10 M/W foil may be mixed). Mixed events will only occur within age category.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 #2 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Apr 25, 2015 12 AM to Apr 26, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00 )
Santa Teas
Santa Teas
Saturday, December 13, 10am, 1 and 3:30pm
Sunday, December 14, 1 and 3:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 10am

$35/pp, all ages; $30 members and their children

When: Dec 13, 2014 10 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10 )
Holiday Handbell Concert - Waltham
When: Dec 13, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19 )
Social Business Summit

Who should attend? Social media managers, directors and executives, marketing executives, human resources executives, social strategists, and other line of business executives interested in or responsible for evolving the corporate social business program

A practicum workshop that provides a social business framework and tools to jumpstart or reset your company's social business program. The structured approach focuses on brand awareness and employee activation and engagement.   


8-8:30am      Continental Breakfast / Arrival of Workshop Social Business Leaders

8:30-8:45am Introductions (name, responsibilities, what you are trying to get out of the workshop)

8:45-9:15am Present State of the Social Business Landscape (definition, overview, best practices models and considerations, best-in-class case studies)

9:15-10:30am Part I: Social Business Program Framework Materials

  • Executive / advocate social business presentation and workshop template
  • Employee social business survey and benchmark
  • Social business strategy approach, tools and guidelines

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45-12pm Part II: Social Business Program Framework Materials  

  • Employee social business alerts to influence onboarding, engagement and retention behaviors
  • Employee social business training materials
  • Social business case studies, content and best practices to increase organizational interest and awareness

12pm-1pm    Lunch

1-1:30pm      Recap of Morning Session / Q & A

1:30-2:30pm Break Out to Brainstorm Social Business Program Objective and Social Stories

  • Brainstorm / create a social business program objective (20 min)
  • Create a list of social user stories (20 min)
  • Prepare summary for group presentation (20 min)

2:30-3:30pm Group Presentations

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:45-4:30pm Review of Social Business Program Materials and Break Out Exercise

4:30-5pm      Closing Thoughts & Final Q & A

Deliverables: Execution of workshop and social business framework materials and tools (provided to attendees upon arrival at the event).

When: Jan 13, 2015 8 AM to Jan 13, 2015 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Save $500 off the general registration fee of $1495 if you order by November 7th, 2014 995.00 true Early Bird Registration 995.00

1,495.00 true General Registration 1,495.00

(Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08 )
JSA's First General Meeting of Second Semester
Friday, January 23, 2015, 6 – 9 p.m.

JSA's first general meeting of the second semester. Welcome the new year with the Japanese Student Association, and meet the e-board members!

Organization: Japanese Student Association

When: Jan 23, 2015 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00 )
Pamela Means
Age Limit: All Ages

Pamela Means

When: Mar 18, 2015 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19 )
Karate (gr. K - 8) - Karate (gr. 3-8)

When: Nov 29, 2014 4:45:00 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:45:00 )
Kid Zone (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

When: Nov 29, 2014 2 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14 )
Karate (gr. K - 8) - Karate (gr. K - 2)

When: Nov 29, 2014 4 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16 )
Jeff Jam (Lions, Tigers, Bears)

When: Nov 29, 2014 9 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09 )
Karate (gr. K - 8)

When: Nov 29, 2014 4 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16 )
reacHIRE Alumni Continuing Education - "Interview Skills Refresh" 12/17

reacHIRE's Kelly Botto will be hosting 3 sessions for all graduates of reacHIRE (Cohorts 1-3).  Come join us to refresh your interviewing skills, meet other reacHIRE alums and have some fun!

Class will run with 3+ participants.

Dates:  10/23, 11/19, 12/17

When: Dec 17, 2014 10 AM to Dec 17, 2014 12 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10 )
Photosynthesis Conference
"The Photosynthesis Conference, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 28th June to the 3rd July 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like solar energy conversion, energy and electron transport and the molecular physiology of photosynthetic organisms."

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When: Jun 28, 2015 12 AM to Jul 3, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00 )
Plant Cell Walls
"The Plant Cell Walls, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 12th July to the 17th July 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like what are the consequences of this paradigm shift to the study of plant cell walls, what are questions related to the structure, function and practical applications of cell walls that could not previously be addressed but are now within reach, are we witnessing the end of model organisms, will biodiversity be the next major frontier of wall research and how can we best translate sequence information into enhanced understanding of fundamental cell wall biology and biochemistry."

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When: Jul 12, 2015 12 AM to Jul 17, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00 )
Eye Movements
"The Eye Movements, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 26th July to the 31st July 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like how the brain combine information from multiple senses to make decisions on where to look, how the eyes and hands are coordinated, how intrinsic circuits contribute to mediating the interplay between vision and action, and how emerging optogenetic, imaging, and computational techniques continue to advance our understanding of this system."

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When: Jul 26, 2015 12 AM to Jul 31, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00 )
Boot Camp (Adult)

When: Nov 29, 2014 6 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06 )

When: Mar 28, 2015 9 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09 )
Christmas Memories: Waltham
Join the Back Bay Ringers, one of New England's leading handbell ensembles, in celebrating the season with “Christmas Memories.” This year’s program consists of holiday favorites that evoke memories for the musicians, their friends, and their families. Selections will include traditional carols, such as "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," holiday classics like "White Christmas," and the premiere of a new arrangement of "O Holy Night" by a former BBR musician. For more information, please visit www.backbayringers.org. Adult - $15.00 Seniors/Students - $10.00

When: Dec 13, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 - $15.00 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19 )
CZ Laser Quest Overnight (Gr. 6 - 8)

When: Dec 30, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19 )
MetroWest: Sort Books with Youth at More Than Words
Sponsored by: More Than Words
Minimum age: 18
Volunteers will work alongside the youth (ages 16-20) to sort through donations of books and do section management at the bookstore, as well as prescan at the nearby warehouse. The books are posted online for sale across the world at the warehouse and available for purchase in the cozy, youth run bo . . .

When: Dec 14, 2014 1 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13 )
AppFest December 2014 (by Boston App Expo)
  • Participate and get to vote on your favorite new app. 
    If you'd like to demo your app, RSVP with "presenter" ticket (subject to approval). Please send us your app before November 27th. 

    It's free to present and to attend. 

    Our mission is to highlight and promote apps that make a positive change in our daily lives. For this year, we've picked three categories: Health, Education, and Social Improvement.

    Who should attend? 

    a) App developers who want to network and learn what's out there
    b) Investors and entrepreneurs who want to explore opportunities 
    c) App owners who want to showcase and demo their apps 

    As an attendee, you will get: 
    a) To network with industry experts and enthusiasts
    b) Vote on the apps that you like
    c) Free food! (please notify the organizers if you have any dietary restrictions)

    Location: Waltham Public Library 735 Main St, Waltham, MA Parking available in the back of the library and also on the street. Follow the signs to the Lecture Hall. 


    4:00 to 4:30 Networking + tea/coffee + snacks

    4:30 to 5:00 Demo of Health related apps

    5:00 to 5:15 Audience finish voting/break

    5:15 to 5:45 Demo of Education related apps

    5:45 to 6:00 Audience finish voting + food & soda

    6:00 to 6:30 Demo of Social Networking (improvement) apps

    6:30 - 7:00 Audience finish voting & Announcement of winners and awards 

    Award types: 

    * Boston App Expo's Audience Choice Award 

    * Boston App Expo's Gold Award

    * Boston App Expo's AppFest Participation Award

When: Dec 11, 2014 4 PM to Dec 11, 2014 7 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16 )
Boston Salsa Festival 2015

The Boston Salsa Festival features workshops and performances by world class dancers and instructors, not to mention your favorite local salsa, bachata, and cha cha cha companies. Dance the night away to live music and Boston's best DJs. The event is organized by two of Boston's favorite salseros and DJs, Andres Giraldo and Hernan Choque.

When: Aug 21, 2015 7 PM to Aug 24, 2015 3 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19 )
Alpha Anywhere: Advanced Topics
Class Details

This 2-day course is for experienced developers who want to expand their repertoire of Alpha Anywhere skills in order to create the most full-featured and secure business applications possible.Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Program client-side event functions with JavaScript.
  • Program server-side event functions with Xbasic.
  • Integrate a Web-based API. 
  • Debug an Alpha Anywhere application.
  • Implement Alpha Anywhere’s Security Framework.
  • Develop customized user management security Components.
  • Intermediate-level programming experience or experience building full-featured business applications.
  • Basic familiarity with SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Completion of Alpha Anywhere: Developer’s Course, or comparable experience with all topics covered in that course. This course directly references the topics covered throughout the Alpha Anywhere: Developer’s Course.
  • Bring a laptop to class with:
    • Alpha Anywhere installed and running (i.e. both the Developer Edition and the Application Server running properly).
    • A functioning instance of your preferred SQL back-end software (of those supported by Alpha Anywhere.)
    • Any Twin Peaks Research class files loaded. Files and loading instructions will be sent one week prior to the beginning of class.
"All Inclusive" Pricing Options

Many of our customers asked for it, so we're pleased to announce an "all inclusive" pricing option for our 3-day Alpha Anywhere: Developer's Course as well as both our 2-day Alpha Anywhere: Advanced Topics course and our 2-day Alpha Anywhere:  Mobile Framework course. This option includes transportation from Logan Airport/Boston to the hotel; lodging at the Embassy Suites Hotel/Boston-Waltham; full breakfast and dinner at the hotel during your stay, as well as complimentary Internet access; transportation to/from our training facility each day; and then transportation back to Logan Airport when the course is over. See pricing plans here.

Please contact Colin Gorman by email, or by calling him directly at 1-908-907-1738, if you have questions about these "all inclusive" pricing options or about any of the courses we are currently offering.  Agenda Day 1

Extending Alpha Anywhere with Advanced Event Programming

  • Integrating an outside API (case study: Google Chart).
  • Client-side event programming of JavaScript functions.
  • Server-side event programming of Xbasic functions.
  • Accessing and understanding the “e” object.
Agenda Day 2

The Alpha Anywhere Security Framework

Building a security application

  • Creating a login Component.
  • Creating Users and Groups
  • Publishing security files

Moving security to your SQL database

  • How to do it
  • What to watch out for

Implementing User Management Components

  • Adding a new user.
  • Editing user information.
  • Customizing security using your own user parameter table.

Debugging Application Security

Advanced Alpha Anywhere Components for mobile business applications

  • Comparing use of Lists and Grids
  • Supporting Touch Events
  • Displaying maps, images, and video content
  • Producing reports for mobile devices

Introduction to Cloud-based Application Development and Deployment
An overview of the essential concepts and considerations related to this important computing trend.

When: Dec 11, 2014 8 AM to Dec 12, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08 )
AMPlify 2015 - The Stakeholder Social Engagement Conference

The Stakeholder Engagement Conference

Learn, Discuss & Share the latest techniques and success stories around:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Partner Engagement
  • Social Selling
  • Social Media Marketing Strategies

AMPlify is the world’s first and only event addressing the unique challenges associated with employee and partner engagement. AMPlify brings together social media marketing professionals and Gaggle Managers from across a diverse group of enterprise organizations that are actively engaging stakeholders such as employees, partners and other constituents  with social media and online marketing amplification.

At AMPlify, you will hear from leading practitioners on how to engage stakeholders and how they are leveraging their stakeholder communities. As GaggleAMP’s flagship event, you will also get hands-on Manager training on best practices around using GaggleAMP’s solutions. Join us in May to learn, contribute to the discussion and discover new strategies that can help you take your stakeholder engagement to the next level.

When: May 12, 2015 8 AM to May 14, 2015 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 12 May 2015 08 )
The State of Typography on the Web

Typography on the web has changed rapidly over the last few years, and there are tons of new tools that make beautiful type easier than ever to achieve on the web. Topics will include Google Fonts, Fonts.com, Font Squirrel, TypeKit, CSS3, font-smoothing, and responsive type.

This event is free and open to the public!

When: Dec 10, 2014 6 PM to Dec 10, 2014 8 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18 )
ICC Presents: Holidaze
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2 – 4 p.m.

Get into the Holiday Spirit by Giving Back! Stop by the ICC and learn about the numerous holidays that are celebrated from November to January. You are also welcome to share your holiday stories with fellow Brandeis students, faculty, and staff. We will also have a Card Making Station to create holiday cards to donate to Nursing Homes in Boston and Waltham.

Free Hot Cocoa and Holiday Treats will be served!!!

Organization: Intercultural Center

When: Dec 10, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00 )
WINTER / SPRING 2015: TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Aerial & Circus Arts. 1/13 through 6/9.

Meeting dates for Tuesday Session, please note breaks on your home calendars : 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9. 


TUESDAY SESSION, Tuesdays 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m..  Ages 7 - 17. Taught by Moody Street Circus Cofounders & Directors Sacha and Melinda Pavlata with help from skilled assistants. This session series will (for newcomers) introduce and (for those with some experience) build on a repertoire of skills and tricks on aerial fabric/silks, aerial hammock, aerial net, static trapeze, aerial hoop/lyra, cloud swing and Spanish Web.  We also teach low wire, juggling, plate spinning, clowning skills, rolling globe and rola bola.  We start class with juggling and plate spinning practice and a group warm-up and end with conditioning.  Focus will also be on building strength and flexibility, maintaining proper form and thoughtful transitions between tricks. Students are encouraged to breathe, take their time, and pay careful attention to what they are doing.  Circus builds courage and community - we notice and value each individual's strengths and unique qualities and take that into consideration in our teaching.

Class size is limited to 10 students for the best quality learning experience for all.  Priority registration is given to current students.  You must pre-register for the session series in order to participate.  Email melinda@cirquepassion.com with questions and to check whether this program is a good fit for you or your child.  Waitlisted students will be contacted as space becomes available. All students must sign a waiver prior to participation in any activity at Moody Street Circus. 

These classes are geared to beginners and beyond beginners.  If your child is more advanced, let us know via email prior to the session.

When: Jan 13, 2015 3:45:00 PM to Jun 10, 2015 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:45:00 )
Inflatable Fun (K - Gr. 5)

When: Dec 9, 2014 2 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14 )
NEUSFA ONLY U20 JO Qualifiers

NEUSFA ONLY U20 JO Qualifiers Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

New England Division fencers only. BRING YOU CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PERM RES CARD (if applicable). You will not be able to fence if you don't. See "More Info" page for entry fees and age eligibility restrictions.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Dec 13, 2014 12 AM to Dec 14, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00 )
Nanoscale Science & Engineering for Agriculture & Food Systems
"The Nanoscale Science & Engineering for Agriculture & Food Systems, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 7th June to the 12th June 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like scientific advances in the field of nanotechnology in agricultural and food science and engineering and many other related issues."

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When: Jun 7, 2015 12 AM to Jun 12, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Jun 2015 00 )
Epigenetics Conference
"The Epigenetics Conference, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 2nd August to the 7th August 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like gene regulation, epigenetics, Epigenetic modifications such as methylation of the DNA and post, translational modification of core histones, wide range of implications for development, disease, and natural variation and more."

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When: Aug 2, 2015 12 AM to Aug 7, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00 )
Neural Crest & Cranial Placodes
"The Neural Crest & Cranial Placodes, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 19th July to the 24th July 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like advances in our understanding of the mechanisms governing the formation, behavior and differentiation of these two cell populations, as well as to catalyze the application of this knowledge to the field of regenerative medicine, technological innovations in the field and to further a genome and proteome scale understanding of the mechanisms that govern the development of neural crest cells and cranial sensory placodes."

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When: Jul 19, 2015 12 AM to Jul 24, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00 )
Membrane Protein Folding
"The Membrane Protein Folding, organized by the Gordon Research Conferences will take place from 21st June to the 26th June 2015 at the Bentley University in Waltham, USA. The conference will cover areas like how to predict structure, how proteins evolve, how mutations cause disease and how to design novel proteins."

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When: Jun 21, 2015 12 AM to Jun 26, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00 )
Product Owner Skills Training 1-Day Class from FreeStandingAgility.com - January
This advanced 1-day course is designed for anyone that wants to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be an effective Product Owner. The class will provide the tools and techniques needed to balance stakeholder needs, create a product vision, manage a product backlog, and deliver incremental value. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what your role as a Product Owner is, what it isn't, and the practices you need to do it well. Here's a quick list of the topics the class will cover: * What is the role of Product Owner? * How do we get stakeholder alignment? * How do we discover and manage value? * How do we engage throughout the sprint? * How do we deliver value sustainably? * PMI credential holders, can earn 7.5 PDUs for attending this class. Who Should Attend? Anyone who is currently performing the role of Product Owner or is considering becoming a Product Owner. Still Need Convincing? Read what some students have said. "Great for key stakeholders, POs, and Scrum Masters too." - Cara Presseau "Definitely worth taking." - Bruce Barnhart "Comprehensive presentation of PO roles and responsibilities. Focused and presented well." - Suzie Attwood Prerequisites: Knowledge of Agile and Scrum fundamentals, attended a CPO class, or are currently performing the role of Product Owner. Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Tip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: Lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.

When: Jan 23, 2015 9 AM to Jan 23, 2015 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 349 - 399 USD (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09 )
Driver's Ed :: Social Media Basics

Running a small business can mean long days, endless to-do lists, and not a lot of room for extras. Where does social media fit in then? Social media is more than selfies and Candy Crush - it’s an essential tool for all small businesses. Whether you’re looking to grow your audience, maintain relationships with current clients, or stay “in the game”, presence on social media is a must.

At our ‘Driver’s Ed :: Social Media Basics’ workshop we’ll help get you started. Our team will bring you through the platforms that are out there, which ones may be right for your business, and some overall best practices for social media. Trust us, you don’t have to spend 8 hours a day Tweeting.

If a more detailed ‘how to’ is what you’re looking for head over to our other workshops. We’ve got you covered there too.

When: Jan 14, 2015 6 PM to Jan 14, 2015 9 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18 )
Driver's Ed :: Pitching the Press

You have an amazing service/product to offer the world, but you're not quite sure how to get the word out. Traditional press outreach can be tricky, blogging can seem overwhelming, and social media is certainly changing the way we all do business. Small business owners are unsure where to turn to promote their product to a wider audience, tell the story of their brand, and ultimately gain more clients. It's not an easy task!


In our ‘Driver's Ed: Pitching the Press’ workshop, we'll share some insider tips and tricks that will help you - the small business owner - approach a few PR projects on your own with gusto. Part training and part best practice, the Driver's Ed: Pitching the Press session sets you up with the knowledge and confidence to tackle the ever changing world of public relations.

When: Jan 30, 2015 8 AM to Jan 30, 2015 10 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08 )
A Night on the Clowns
When: Apr 24, 2015 8 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20 )
Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart for Software Development & IT Ops Teams

Kanban / Scrumban?

  • Simple & Easy - Starts with What You're Already Doing and Makes Your Practices More Effective
  • Improved Focus & Flexibility
  • Techniques for Reducing Wasted Time & Work
  • More Reliable Forecasting & Planning Capabilities
  • Increased Efficiency
  • More Sustainable Over Time
Kanban for Software Development & IT Operations

Kanban is a powerful framework that enables you to take control of your existing way of working and begin eliminating your biggest headaches.  It does this by adding enhanced visualization techniques and other tools to our existing management process that improve shared understandings and expose the systemic forces that influence outcomes.

Though simple to use, lurking beneath Kanban's surface is a wide array of scientifically-based methods and techniques that supercharge its basic capabilities for those who wish to harness more from the framework.
 Scrumban for Scrum Teams

"75% of organizations using Scrum will not succeed in getting the benefits they hope from it." 
-- Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum)

Scrum is an incredible success, yet...

Many organizations change Scrum instead of the problem when a need for change is revealed.

Organizations tend to focus on improving the wrong things because systemic issues aren't readily identified.

The challenges Scrum teams face will vary, and their ability to overcome them often have little to do with Scrum itself (or how well / poorly teams practice it).



Boston Limited WIP Society

Scrumban can help.  Scrumban is the application of flow-based principles (kanban systems) or the layering of the Kanban Method within a Scrum context. 

During this kickstart, we highlight how the Scrumban framework helps teams and organizations avoid becoming part of the "75%."What to Expect

The Kanban / Scrumban frameworks are designed to deliver benefits at any level of adoption, emphasizing improved understanding over immediate change.  Moreover, teams and organizations are free to improve over time at a pace best suited to their own needs. 

This half-day workshop arms participants with all they need to know in order to begin using Kanban in their environments right away.  Here's a quick overview of what you'll come away with:

  • A Basic Mastery of Core Lean / Kanban Principles & Practices 
  • Orientation to New Metrics and How to Use them to Improve Planning and Drive Improvement
  • A Preliminary Analysis of Your Organization's / Teams Sources of Demand (work requested) and Dissatisfaction (business outcomes that aren't being met)
  • The Value Stream Mapping of your Current Work Process
  • Your Initial Kanban Board Design for Visualizing Work & Measuring Performance (created using ScrumDo.com -- an on-line project management and collaboration tool)
  • A three-month Gold Level Subscription to ScrumDo.com (a $270 value)
  • Follow-up Remote Coaching & Mentoring (limited)

This kickstart program is the perfect solution for quickly ramping up new teams or employees for Kanban / Scrumban practices.Both Practical & Fun!

This half-day kick start is highly interactive, with key learnings emphasized through group exercises.  Participants also get to experience the framework's simplicity and power for themselves through simulated game play (using the GetScrumban game -- our on-line, educational game that walks users through some typical scenarios and evolutions in thinking).How is This Kick Start Different From Other Training?

The combination of game simulation with contemporaneous coaching / instruction allows participants to gain an intuitive understanding and feel of how the Kanban / Scrumban framework can be adjusted to work within their own environments.  Benefit from our instructors' extensive experience helping small teams become masters of their domain, and helping large organizations use Kanban / Scrumban to scale Agile more effectively (10,000+ IT Professionals).  Participants will learn about some of the common traps and pitfalls around:

  • Time-boxed vs. Flow-based projects
  • Pull principles & the Theory of Constraints
  • Visualizing workflow effectively (the way we work)
  • Visualizing policies (how we work)
  • Managing shifting priorities
  • Effectively dealing with interrupt work and multi-tasking
  • Manging flow
  • Balancing demand and capacity
  • Managing external dependencies
  • And more...

 Instructors / Mentors

This kickstart will be led by the only Lean Kanban University Accredited Trainer in the Boston area -- Ajay Reddy.  Ajay started his professional career as a software engineer, and spent many years leading development teams and larger IT functions. He now spends the majority of his time helping technology organizations improve performance by successfully adopting agile practices.

Ajay is founder and Chief Process Officer of Code Genesys (a Boston-based IT Solutions company), a managing partner of ScrumDo.com (a cloud-based project management tool for Scrum teams), and a former Associate with David J. Anderson & Associates (the acknowledged "father" of the Kanban Method).  His book on Scrumban is slated to be published later this summer / fall.

Jack Speranza leads operations for Code Genesys and contributes to operations at ScrumDo. He began his foray into the world of software development a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away when he helped design and implement a custom practice management system for his law firm. Jack's implemented Kanban as a management framework across non-IT operations, and enjoys contributing to the creation of high-performing organizations in this fashion. Jack teaches the Entrepreneurship Capstone at Clark University, and has served on the University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Board of Advisors for the past several years.

 Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are accepted at any time, however, cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following schedule:

More than 30 days prior = 100% of workship fee
10-29 days prior = 50% of workshop fee
5-9 days prior = 25% of workshop fee
Less than 5 days = no refund

Code Genesys reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternative qualified presenters with equivalent experience.

Please be advised that events can be subject to changes in date and/or venue due to acts out of our control such as bad weather, civil unrest, etc. If you are traveling from outside the area, it is recommended that you purchase changeable and refundable tickets. Code Genesys will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.

When: Jan 7, 2015 8 AM to Jan 7, 2015 1 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch 249.00 true Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart 249.00

(Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08 )
Youth Futsal (gr. 1-8)

When: Nov 29, 2014 4 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16 )
Youth Futsal (gr. 1-8) - Youth Futsal (gr. 6-8)

When: Nov 29, 2014 6 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18 )
Youth Futsal (gr. 1-8) - Youth Futsal (gr. 1-3)

When: Nov 29, 2014 4 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16 )
Shop Small at The Tea Leaf!

The Tea Leaf, Tearoom, Tea Shop, Gift Shop. Sample a sample of holiday tea and shop on Shop Small Business Saturday. Spend $50 or more and receive a Shop Small Designer Canvas Tote Bag and Shabby Lane Shops Magazine while supplies last!

Mrs. Jessica Mary Claus will be at The Tea Leaf from 12noon to 2:00pm. Children are invited to bring their Christmas list to Mrs. Claus and she'll bring them back to Santa at the North Pole!

When: Nov 29, 2014 9 AM to Nov 29, 2014 6 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09 )
Boston Fencing Club Winter Clinic
Boston Fencing Club Winter Clinic
Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA Get ready for the next World Cup, NAC, ROC, SYC, or other tournaments at this 3 weapon training camp. Train with BFC coaches Ed Ballinger,Carlos Bruno, David Sach, & local & guest coaches.
   Who's Preregistered?
   Email the Organizer
   Map to 110 clematis avenue #2 Waltham MA 02453

posted 10/24/2014

When: Dec 27, 2014 12 AM to Dec 31, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00 )
Karate Kids - Little Dragons (Bears, Giraffes)

When: Nov 29, 2014 3 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15 )
The Premier CIO Forum
"The The Premier CIO Forum, organized by the Premier Event Management will take place from 24th March to the 25th March 2015 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Boston, USA. The conference will cover areas like The Premier CIO Forum is developed by and for the leading CIOs and senior IT executives throughout the region in conjunction with the Executive Advisory Council in direct response to the concerns and critical topics of interest."

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Mar 24, 2015 12 AM to Mar 25, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open

NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open Jan 1, 2015

Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Jan 1, 2015 12 AM to Jan 1, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00 )
The Way of Water
When: Mar 12, 2015 8 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20 )

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