Contributed article from Mark Lorion, co-founder of Boston TechJam and chief marketing officer of Apperian, and Tom Hopcroft, president and chief executive at Mass Technology Leadership Council
When it comes to tech hubs, the spotlight usually shines on Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley in New York City. Despite our own rich history in technology and innovation, Boston, to be quite blunt, has lost top billing. In the last few years, there’s been a perception, both internally and nationally, that the city had flat lined, or as PandoDaily put it, was “in a rut” and had “lost its mojo.”
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Boston's tech community block party is getting bigger in its second year. TechJam organizer Mark Lorion tells me that the event, slated for June 12th, could more than double in size from 2013. It's also moving to a more central location: City Hall Plaza and Faneuil Hall. Last year's inaugural event was held on a former parking lot on Northern Avenue and District Hall next door.
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