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Taking the Hunger Out of Summer with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

This Post was written by Scott Deutsch
Date posted: July 25, 2018

Summer in Rhode Island is a time of fun in the sun, beach trips and food insecurity. In Rhode Island, over 57 thousand people face food insecurity every year. One-third of those individuals are under the age of 18. This stressor is especially prevalent when the school year ends, and thousands of children who usually rely on free or reduced-price school meals return home to find their family battling food insecurity. Many community members are unaware that food insecurity in Rhode Island spikes during the summer because of the abrupt loss of school meals. Additionally, with the holiday season of giving months away, the need for donating is often out of sight. Consequently, food donations plummet during the summer. This challenges the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to gather more nutritious nonperishable donations to fuel families. Continue reading

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June Tech Events in New York

This Post was written by Bridge Technical Talent
Date posted: June 2, 2017

June 13, 2017
NYOUG 2017 Summer General Meeting
New York, NY | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Free for members; $35 nonmembers
Virtually live from New York, the world’s most exciting city welcomes all Oracle users, associates, students and professionals to become part of this dynamic group.

Tableau Software User Group
New York, NY | 5:30 – 7:30 pm |$10
Tired of wrangling, hog tying, and wrestling your data?  Then make sure to register and show up for this event. We are going to explore common problems with collecting, cleaning, and prepping data for Tableau — and of course solutions.

June 14, 2016
Business Breakfast Networking and Brainstorming
New York, NY | 8:00 – 10:00 am | $15-$35
As businesses we often run into bumps in the road and need some real support. During this breakfast meeting there will be the opportunity to meet with like-minded businesswomen, to talk about your challenges, to identify key areas for development and discover potential opportunities for collaboration.

June 19, 2017
Developer Week 2017
New York, NY | June 19 – 21, 2017 | Price Varies
Join 3,000+ developers, devops pros, and executives. Discover the latest in App Development, DevOps, Dev Management, and FinTech Dev.

Speed Networking for Business Professionals
New York, NY | 7:00 – 9:00 pm | $25+
Speed Networking works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry – our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed – just your style.  

June 20, 2017
Tableau User Group
Yonkers, NY | 8:30 – 11:00 am | Free
Consumer Reports has generously offered meeting space for our next Westchester Tableau User Group (TUG) meeting. The event will be on Tuesday, June 20th, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. In this presentation Steve Wexler will show how people perceive color, why it is easy to abuse, and examples and how you can use it effectively to create dashboards that engage, inform, and enlighten.

Business Networking For Professional Success
New York, NY | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | $15
We provide hosts at every event to help make introductions among our attendees. You’ll see them wearing “Host” name badges so just say hi and tell them who you’d like to meet. We help you create new business relationships. Guaranteed! We’ll introduce you to a high caliber of individuals and company attendees including: professionals, executives, business owners, investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and startups from a diverse range of industries.

June 26, 2017
Small Business and Entrepreneur Networking Meetup
New York, NY | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Free
We will be doing a free networking event on Monday, June 26th at Slattery’s Pub at 8 E 36th Street #3 (between Madison and 5th ave) Starting @ 6:00pm. Everybody is welcome to come out and meet other small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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June Tech Events in Massachusetts

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June 8, 2017
Boston Citrix User Group Local Meeting
Braintree, MA | 2:00 – 7:00 pm | Free
Join CUGC members and the Citrix team in an open discussion about the technical topics that matter to you. Ask questions, present scenarios, share your knowledge. Help set the vision of your local CUGC.  Create the agenda, network and share independent knowledge. Our focus is on technologies, best practices, user experiences, challenges, future state and much more.

Boston Built: Tech Showcase
Boston, MA | 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Free
Boston has quickly risen to the top as a hub for tech professionals. Everyday there is news of new funding, tech hires, companies on the road to IPO and more. Tech in Motion wants to celebrate the success of this tech market… especially pending our 10,000 member milestone! Attendees will enjoy several demos from some of Boston’s hottest tech companies, raffles, networking and more!

June 14, 2017
JAMstack Boston Meetup
Boston, MA | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Free
Prepare for an exciting lineup of speakers in the areas of static site generation, the modern web ecosystem, web apps and web hosting and performance solutions. The JAMstack is not about specific technologies. It’s a new way of building websites and apps that delivers better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.

June 27, 2017
BostonSQL June Meeting with Brent Ozar
Boston, MA | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Free
For years, you’ve heard that you’re supposed to reorganize your indexes to make SQL Server go faster. It sounds like it makes sense – keep things in order, right? But you keep doing it, and SQL Server isn’t getting any faster. You’ve even heard that setting fill factor will help prevent fragmentation, and you’re doing that too – but your indexes still keep getting fragmented every day, and users aren’t happy with performance. This session is for people responsible for the care and feeding of production SQL Servers. You don’t have to have the word “DBA” in your job title – you just have to be the one responsible.

Boston meetup: Deep Dive into TensorFlow #5
Cambridge, MA | 6:30 – 9:00 pm | Free
Attend this event to hear from two experienced speakers: Lex Fridman is a postdoc at MIT, developing and applying new computer vision and deep learning approaches in the context of self-driving cars with a human-in-the-loop. His work focuses on messy, large-scale, real-world data, with the goal of building intelligent systems that have real world impact. Garrett Smith is founder of Guild AI, an open source toolkit that helps developers gain insight into their TensorFlow experiments. Garrett has over twenty years of software development experience and has managed teams across a wide range of product development efforts.

June 28, 2017
Meet & Hire: Developer and Data Talent
Boston, MA | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Free
Looking for developers, data scientists or analysts to join your team this summer? General Assembly welcomes companies to meet candidates from our Data Science Immersive and Web Development Immersive programs. Join us to discuss your company’s career opportunities in a reverse job fair format. Shop all our candidates at one, high-impact event.

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June Tech Events in Connecticut

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June 6, 2017
HRACC Membership Meet-and-Greet & Wine Tasting Event
Wallingford, CT | 5:30 pm |$10
Please join us at a meet-and-greet at Paradise Hills Vineyards where we will sample fine wines in a relaxing setting, network with friends and colleagues, and have the opportunity to learn more about HRACC and all that we have to offer you. We are welcoming to this event HRACC Members, SHRM Members, any area HR professionals, and those who support or provide services in the HR industry.  Bring a friend!

June 7, 2017
Employment Connection Meeting
Windsor, CT | 5:00 pm | Price Varies
The focus of this meeting is to allow HRACC members to share best practices with respect to current issues and concerns around job search, and to provide networking opportunities for attendees. Meetings are for those currently in transition to an HR role, as well as employed HR professionals who are thinking about a change. Not a member of HRACC?  That’s okay – as a benefit to our HR Community,  we encourage you to attend up to two Employment Connection Meetings at no fee.  At your 3rd meeting, we’ll ask you to become a member of HRACC to continue to receive the benefit of this great networking and job search opportunity.

June 9, 2017
Help Desk Institute: Connecticut Chapter: TBD
A UBM Tech company, HDI is the professional association and certification body for the technical service and support industry. Facilitating collaboration and networking, HDI hosts acclaimed conferences and events, produces renowned publications and research, and certifies and trains thousands of professionals each year.

June 12, 2017
Planning Your BI Infrastructure
West Hartford, CT | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Free
This group has monthly meetings which include technical presentations from industry experts. The topics covered include a wide range of subjects surrounding the SQL Server suite of products. Meetings are always free.

June 13, 2017
Containers for Integration Testing
Hartford, CT | 6:30 pm | Free
Let’s explore a solution to create a pipeline of data flavors. We use Docker images, Kubernetes Pods, Minikube to provision these endpoints. See how a Gradle project drives integration tests against these Pod endpoints, all ready for your continuous integration pipeline. In the end you can see the power of Consumer Driven Contracts against your dataset flavors.

HR & the Workplace: The Trump Impact
Hartford, CT | 8:30 – 11:30 am | $26+
The first 100 days of the Trump administration have set the stage for workplace policies that could significantly reset the labor and employment agenda of the past eight years. However, transitions are not speedboats, they’re ocean liners. Begin your strategic shift now to understand these changes so you will be prepared to adapt as they occur.

Greater Hartford GNU Linux Users Group
Glastonbury, CT | 6:00 pm | Free
Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, come hang out and chat about all things related to Linux and Free Software.

June 15, 2017
June 2017 CT SharePoint User’s Group Meeting
Hartford, CT | 6:00 pm | Free
Bots have been around for decades but why are they so popular now? With advances in artificial intelligence software, & machine learning, bots are becoming the new trendy technology to learn. Come hear about the Microsoft Bot Framework and learn how to build your first “Hello World Bot”. From there we will explore Language Understanding Intelligence Service and how it can help you with decoding a user’s intent for a request. Finally, we’ll kick things up a notch connect your bot to Office 365 services opening up some amazing possibilities for next generation collaboration.

June 22, 2017
Talent Engagement and Retention Strategies
Farmington, CT | 7:30 – 9:30 am |$25 members; $35 guest
Join SMA on Thursday, June 22 as we welcome John Madigan from Executive Talent Services and Vanessa Williams from Leading Edge Consulting. John and Vanessa will discuss the powerful role the HR professional can play (both formally and informally) post on-boarding to help retain, assimilate and engage new hires.

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