The week ahead in business
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Monday, Dec. 10
An introduction to machine learning
Hear product professionals discuss the impact of machine learning on the technology industry. The event is hosted by the Boston Product Management Association, which aims to further the careers of product managers. Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, 7th floor, Boston. $5. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Highlighting local innovation
Check out nine innovative sports products at a Mass Innovation Nights event. Products range from social media platforms to wearable pain relief devices. Tuesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 200 Portland St., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Salary negotiation for women
Gain the skills and confidence to negotiate the pay you deserve at a General Assembly workshop. Attendees will learn how to quantify the market value of their experience and education. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Listen to two local, early-stage startups present their ideas to an audience of entrepreneurs. Presenters include Piccles, a collaborative drawing platform that aims to relieve anxiety and boredom. Wednesday, 8:30 to 10 a.m., BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Consult a career coach
Meet one-on-one with a career coach to discuss job search issues. Interested professionals are encouraged to come half an hour early to guarantee a spot. Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center, 75 Federal St., 3rd floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Have a very merry evening
Education technology professionals are invited to a holiday party at coworking space LearnLaunch Institute. Attendees are encouraged to bring monetary and toy donations for Toys for Tots. Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., LearnLaunch, 281 Summer St., 2nd floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Check out a technology showcase hosted by Resilient Coders, which aims to teach young people in under-served communities code. Activities include hearing student pitches and networking. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., CIC Boston, 50 Milk St., Lighthouse, 20th floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Friday, Dec. 14
Celebrate the holidays
Small businesses are invited to a shared holiday dinner party at Francis Farm banquet hall. Ticket price includes a pasta bar with assorted sauces, a dinner buffet, and more. Friday, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Francis Farm, 27 Francis Farm Rd., Rehoboth. $35 per person. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.