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Engineering Track

Perfect for: software developers, engineering directors, CTOs and those aspiring.

"Any idiot can build a bridge that stands, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands." - Unknown

Learn from some of the best CTOs and engineering leaders in Boston so that you can continue building incredible, agile tech and pushing your product - and career - forward.

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Ready to connect with your peers in engineering? Get your free ticket for Startup Boston Week 2023 on Sept 11th - 15th today!

All sessions are available BOTH in-person at Suffolk University and virtually. 

BIG Data, BIG Responsibilities: How Startups Can Effectively & Securely Use Data to Their Advantage

Mon, Sept 11th: 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT 

Access to data from user and customer activities provides startups the power to identify trends, segment markets, reduce risk, and drive strong business decisions. Yet balancing effective governance and setting up sound processes is fundamental to success in an increasingly competitive market. 


To help startups better understand how to use data to support growth, this workshop will investigate: 


  • Risks and benefits of big data collection and use

  • How should we be thinking about privacy and security around big data?

  • How do we ensure that the use of data is transparent and accountable?

  • How to use big data to learn about your customers, and improve target market over time? 

  • What are the best ways to use big data across multiple teams?


This event is part of the Data Track and Engineering Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is perfect for founders, IT teams, operations managers, data managers, lead gen managers, and engineers. 

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Decoding Your Path: Finding the Engineering Role that's Right for You

Wed, Sept 13th: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

The engineering field is vast and rapidly evolving, and it can be challenging to determine which role aligns with your skills, interests, and aspirations. There is a need to have passion for what you are working on. 


Join us for a fireside chat with experienced engineers who will provide insights and advice on how to navigate your career path in engineering. In this session, we'll answer the following questions:


  • How to determine if a new engineering role is right for you?

  • How to find and explore opportunities available for newcomers?

  • How to evaluate which engineering role is best suited for your skillset

  • What resources are available to help with continued growth in an engineering career?

  • What are some strategies for incorporating creativity into your engineering role?


This event is part of the Engineering Track, Student Track and Startup Curious Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is perfect for engineering professionals, students, and early stage founders looking to fully understand what “fit” means in the context of exploring engineering roles.

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Off to the Races! A Look at How to Organize Your Engineering Sprint

Wed, Sept 13th: 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT

As your team grows, it's crucial to optimize your engineering sprint process for maximum efficiency and productivity. Join us for a presentation on how to organize your engineering sprint for success as your team grows and scales. 


In this session, we'll cover topics like:


  • What are the best practices for organizing an engineering sprint?

  • Which departments beyond engineering should be involved in this process?

  • What are some strategies for onboarding new team members to the sprint process?

  • How to ensure the sprint stays on track timewise?

  • What are some ways to minimize downtime during this process?


This event is part of the Engineering Track and Product & Design Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is perfect for engineers, data professionals, founders, and CTOs looking to organize their engineering sprint efficiently and effectively, especially when bringing new team members or departments into the process.

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Bang for Your Buck: Developing Software without Breaking the Bank

Wed, Sept 13th: 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT 

Developing software can be a costly endeavor, but it's essential to have the right talent and tools in place to ensure success. Join us for a lightning talk focused on creative strategies to make progress in software development without breaking the bank.


This event will answer the following questions:


  • How do I evaluate the type of talent (i.e. skillset) I need when developing my product?

  • What are the pros and cons of keeping development in-house vs. outsourcing?

  • Where can I find discounts on software/aid offered to early-stage companies?

  • How do I find the best software that’s right for me and my business?

  • What software elements/talent are worth the price tag and which are just “nice to haves”?


This event is part of the Engineering Track and Founder Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is ideal for engineers, founders, and technical teams looking to beef up their software capabilities without negatively impacting their startup’s financial position. 

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 Launching in 3…2…1! Creating an App Ecosystem for Your Startup

Thurs, Sept 14th: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT 

Developing a well-rounded app ecosystem can be essential for the success of a startup. Join us for a panel discussion on how to create an app ecosystem tailored to your business's needs. In this event, we will address the following questions:


  • How do I determine what apps should be in my app ecosystem?

  • What are the best ways to ensure seamless integration?

  • How do I measure “stickiness” in this process?

  • How do I take the needs/behaviors of my end-user into consideration throughout this process?

  • What other teams/departments need to be involved in this build-out, if any?


This event is part of the Engineering Track, Product & Design, Marketing & Sales Track and Founder Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is ideal for martech engineers, product leaders, founders at early stage and growth stage companies.

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Stacking the Odds in Your Favor: Bringing Your Legacy Tech Stacks Up to Speed in ‘23

Thurs, Sept 14th: 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT 

As technology evolves, it's crucial for businesses to adapt and modernize their tech stacks to maintain a competitive edge. Join us for a panel discussion with experts in engineering, product management, and IT to explore strategies for modernizing legacy tech stacks and building scalable systems for the future.


In this session, we'll answer the following questions:


  • How to test a system's reliability?

  • How to identify signs that your tech stack is or isn’t scalable?

  • What strategies exist for pivoting to a new tech stack?

  • How to evaluate your options when looking for new software?

  • What are some tips for "future proofing" your tech stack while building it?

  • How to create realistic timelines when modernizing existing, outdated processes?


This event is part of the Engineering Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is perfect for engineers, product managers, operations managers, IT managers, marketing professionals, CEOs, and business strategy leaders looking to modernize their tech stack.

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Building A Better Tomorrow: Exploring the Intersection of Engineering & the Environment

Thurs, Sept 14th: 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT 

With a growing emphasis on sustainability and social impact, environmental engineering has become a vital area of interest for startups. Join us for a presentation delving into the intersection of engineering and the environment, featuring insights from experienced founders in the field.


This event will answer the following questions:


  • How can environmental engineering be incorporated into a startup at an early stage?

  • What are the government guidelines/policies for incorporating environmental engineering?

  • Where can I find climate tech/clean energy resources for engineers/developers?

  • How can I pivot towards a more sustainable engineering/development model?

  • What is the awareness about the need for clean energy?


This event is part of the Engineering Track and Founder Track for Startup Boston Week 2023. It is ideal for technical professionals and founders looking to pursue ethical, environmentally-conscious engineering practices as they grow their business.


Don't miss out on your chance to connect with the startup community!

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