Venue: New England Research and Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Local Organisers: August Muench, Alyssa Goodman, Alberto Pepe.
Summary: The Seamless Astronomy group at Harvard University’s Center for Astrophysics will be hosting .Astronomy 5 at Microsoft Research’s beautiful NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We aim to host 50 attendees for a three-day event conference, unconference and hack day all about astronomy online!
Sign up has now closed.
We limit .Astronomy to roughly 50 people: a number that we find is large enough to inspire productive group work, and that everyone can contribute, but not so large that participants can hide in anonymity. Our signup form for .Astronomy 5 has now closed and we’re going through everyone’s applications. We aim to pick 50 people based on the information people provided, to try and produce the most varied and awesome event yet. Invitations will begin going out in March.
About MSR NERD:
The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 900 events and welcomed more than 80,000 visitors during the past three years.