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    What’s up this week in career-enhancing, learning and networking

    This week features a score of meetups, from a week-long Fintech festival, to an early Oktoberfest. We’ve even added something for Star Trek aficionados. Let us know what kind of events you want to see featured in this round up, by dropping us a line at

    Monday, Sept. 11

    Fintech deep dive: Join a week-long celebration of Boston’s financial services ecosystem through a series of panels, talks, and workshops. The kickoff is Monday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Boston Nonprofit Center, 89 South St., Boston. Free.

    Artificial intelligence for Star Trek nerds: Learn about how IBM is impacting artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Attendees will learn how to use IBM’s software to navigate Star Trek: Bridge Crew virtual reality game. 6 to 9 p.m., MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave., Boston. Free.


    Tech careers for non-engineers: Join General Assembly in its week-long career camp designed to help professionals navigate the tech industry. Learn about careers including sales, marketing, design, and product management. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. Free.

    Tuesday, Sept. 12

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    Calling Boston tech startups: Attend a workshop for early-stage companies looking to get funding and founding advice. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., WeWork, 625 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Free.

    How to make this city walkable: Attend the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Real Estate Forum to learn what is being done to make communities less car-centric and more walkable. 4 to 7:30 p.m., Sheraton Needham, 100 Cabot St., Needham. $55 for chamber members, $65 for non-members.

    How to run a profitable business: Boston Business Women is hosting a workshop for business owners in need of a plan to maximize profit. 6 to 8 p.m., 50 Milk St., Boston. General admission is $45.

    Leadership workshop: Join She Geeks Out in a workshop meant to strengthen leadership skills through techniques that have proven to be effective. 6 to 8:30 p.m., Acquia Offices, 53 State St., Boston. $20.

    Wednesday, Sept. 13


    State of region breakfast: Join North Shore Chamber of Commerce members, elected officials, and other business professionals in a networking breakfast. 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., Danversport Yacht club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Chamber members, $42. General admission, $65.

    How to network using LinkedIn: Learn how to use social media to supplement face-to-face networking with a workshop on LinkedIn. 6 to 8 p.m., Microsoft Store, Prudential Center, 800 Bolyston St., Boston. Free.

    Introduction to Google Adwords: A free workshop for those interested in using Google Adwords, Google’s paid advertising product, to grow their business. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington St., Boston. Free.

    Your lunch hour, after hours: ezCater invites professionals for a food fest to sample items from 15 of the best ezCater partners in the city. 5 to 8 p.m., Lawn on D Pavillion, 420 D St., Boston. Request an invite here.

    Thursday, Sept. 14

    Intro to Adobe Illustrator: General Assembly is hosting an introductory workshop on Adobe Illustrator, a graphics software used for the creation of digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and typography. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. $75.


    How to become a phenomenal product manager: Boston Product Management Association is hosting a workshop on increasing daily output and effectiveness as a product manager. 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, Boston. Pre-sale, $10. Tickets at the door, $15.

    Land a job at a startup: Learn how to boost your chances of being hired at your next startup interview in this workshop hosted by General Assembly. Learn from industry professionals how to showcase your talent to be attractive to startup founders. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. Free.

    Friday, Sept. 15

    Presenting Oktoberfest for techies: Join PTC and MassChallenge in an Oktoberfest celebration for Boston’s tech community. Play games and sip beers, all while networking with PTC professionals and MassChallenge entrepreneurs. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., PTC, 140 Kendrick St., Needham. Free.

    Saturday, Sept. 16

    Student-run tech conference: Discuss the future of the tech industry, from company culture to advancing technologies, in an all-day conference at Harvard Business School. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harvard Business School Spangler Auditorium, Batten Way, Boston. $40.

    Natasha Mascarenhas can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @nmasc_