MassTLC Tech & Innovation Community
December 2020
Hello Tech Community Members,
As we enter the final days of 2020, I am reflecting on how significant this December feels from last year. Last December we were busy planning for a number of events that brought together leaders and practitioniners in tech roles to network and share knowledge on topics from cloud and architecture to leading tech teams and setting metrics. We did not get to many of those this year, but we did bring you all together on many occasions to work through what would be some of the most challenging work related situations many of us will face.

We've aclimated to working remotely and it's time to get back to business. So today, we plan for 2021 and again will focus on the tools, processes, and leadership needed to lead a technical team. I am thrilled to continue to work with the Tech & Innovation co-chairs: Lovee Garg, Director of Engineering and Product Development at Pluralsight; Nausheen Moulana, VP, Software Engineering and Operations at Kyruus; and Paiman Nodoushani, Chief Technology Office at Examity. As well as our sponsors: Chewy, Intersystems, MIT Professional Education, Progress, Red Hat, and Rocket.

In addition to our events, we will also be releasing content on technology and innovation, and spotlighting the companies and inviduals who help make it all happen. If you have a topic or person you would like to highlight, please let me know!

And as always, if you have questions, concerns, or just want to set up some time to talk, please reach out to me.

Best regards,
Sara Fraim
Sr. Director
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Thank You to Our Community Sponsors
Thank You to Our Co-Chairs
Lovee Garg
Director of Engineering and Product Development
Nausheen Moulana
VP, Software Engineering and Operations
Paiman Nodoushani
Thank You to Our Global Sponsors