Governor Deval Patrick

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The French Connection
Backed by Gov. Patrick, Mass. tech organizations announce a flurry of strategic links in France
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In a series of partnerships that echoes the days when the Siemens brothers helped stretch transatlantic cables from Cape Cod to the French coast, organizations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are connecting with counterparts in the French Republic to push technology and innovation forward in both Boston and Paris. Last week ended with a flurry of announcements and news involving the strategic tech partnerships being formed between the Boston tech community and the burgeoning Paris innovation ecosystem. Read More
Mining for Future Talent
Big week for Big Data in Boston
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Earlier this week, hack/reduce announced a Big Data-focused college ambassador program, a joint effort with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. It was part of a bigger initiative this week that puts organizations working in the Big Data space, like hack/reduce, Microsoft, and Thomson Reuters, among others, in the spotlight. Read More
Helping Hands
Governor Patrick, Mayor Walsh officially make Wednesday 'Tech Gives Back Day'
Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and MassChallenge's Ryan Walsh , at MassChallenge
City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has issued a proclamation making Wednesday "Tech Gives Back Day" in the city. Last week, Governor Deval Patrick, also proclaimed that September 10, will be Tech Gives Back Day for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Read More
Boston Knows How to Party
An epic day for Boston's tech community, from TechJam to BostInno in the Seaport
The scene at Tech Jam in City Hall Plaza.
Thursday will go down as one of the best examples of all that is right in the Boston tech and innovation community and made clear that the momentum that everyone in the "Innovation Economy" has been talking about for a couple of years now is, in fact, very real.  Read More
System Errors
Throwing money and people at health insurance site, Massachusetts yet again embraces the mythical man-month
Throwing a lot of people at a construction project often helps; with software, it oftens just slows things down. (Bureau of Reclamation; Ben Glaha, photographer)
Within  developer management circles, mention of the "Mythical Man-Month" draws knowing nods from anyone who has ever tackled even a moderate-sized project that ran late: It's the concept that throwing more money and people at a project generally just makes it later. But throwing more — more people, more money, more time — at projects seems to be the marching orders when it comes to the state's moderately ambitious technical projects. Read More
Executive action
Are noncompete agreements (finally) on the way out in Massachusetts?
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Governor Deval Patrick will unveil new legislation this morning that addresses two issues with big potential to shape the future of the state's innovation economy: employee noncompete agreements, which limit worker mobility and the pace of company creation here, and visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs and the key early employees who can help grow startups into industry heavyweights. The Globe has a front page story this morning on the proposals. Read More