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Tour of the Music Hackday Boston site

The Boston Music Hackday is being held at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (aka The NERD).  Jon, Elissa and I took a tour of the space on Tuesday, and I must say I was very impressed.  The place is tailor made for hacking. There’s open space big enough for 300 hackers to gather to show their demos, there’s plenty of informal space for hacking, there are small and large conference rooms for break out sessions, there’s wireless, there are plenty of power outlets, kitchen facilities, soda coolers and great views of Boston.  This space is  being donated by Microsoft – and I must say that my opinion of Microsoft has gone up substantially after I’ve seen how generous they’ve been with the space.    Plus, the space is simply beautiful.

Informal hacking space at the NERD

Informal hacking space at the NERD

More hacking space at the NERD

More hacking space at the NERD

This hackday is shaping up to be something special.  I’m pretty sure that we’ll hit our 300 person capacity, so register soon if you want to guarantee a spot.

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Hacking space at the NERD

Open space at the NERD

Open space at the NERD

Meeting space at the NERD

Meeting space at the NERD

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Boston view from the NERD

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More hacking and chilling for the Hackday

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