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Billerica.com provides local news, pictures and information about the town of Billerica Massachusetts. Find local businesses and helpful community information by searching the website by categories or keywords.

Billerica is located 20 miles northwest of Boston. It was incorporated in 1655 and remained mostly farmland until the mid nineteenth century. At that time a major mill complex was erected on the Concord River in North Billerica.

The town has about 40,000 residents from various cultures, incomes, and backgrounds. The town is within minutes of Routes 3, and 495 and has bus and train service which is provided by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority and the MBTA at North Billerica.

Billerica is a mix of residential, retail, and commercial property and is an easy commute to New Hampshire or Boston. Two rivers pass through town including the Concord River, a major regional waterway and the Shawsheen River which flows through the southerly part of the town.

Billerica has a passion for local family sports and youth activities. Hometown of professional baseball players Tommy Glavin and Gary DiSarcina and professional hockey players Tom Fitzgerald and Boston Bruin Bobby Miller are just a few of the great talent that has come from the town.

There is plenty of public places to enjoy such as Micozzi beach located at Nuttings Lake, Kids Konnection play area located behind O'Connor's Hardware in Billerica Center and a number of beautiful parks to explore.

The Billerica Public School System is a top priority of the town and is the hometown for the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School providing vocational and Technical training for 5 surrounding communities. Other Schools in the area includes Middlesex Community College and the University of Lowell.

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When: Jan 24, 2015 7 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19 )
Ben Cesare
Ben Cesare, Acoustic Performance

When: Dec 27, 2014 8 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20 )
Reverend JJ and the Casual Sinners
Solo Reverend JJ only show. Come see him highlight some favorite tracks from his 3 CD releases and more!

When: Dec 23, 2014 6 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18 )
ASQ Merrimack Valley January 2015 Section Meeting - Quality Engineers in Hospitals

 

What would a Quality Engineer do in a Hospital?

 

Presented By Douglas Alden

There are numerous engineers working in many different industries.  Doug always wondered what it would be to work in healthcare.  For many years he tried to transition to healthcare.  Finally after 22 years in high tech electronics manufacturing, he transitioned to a hospital setting and has been there for 9 years. He thought it would interesting to share with you,  his former colleagues, what it would be like.  Specifically:

 

1) How is healthcare different then manufacturing
2) What is the Hospital Quality System 
3) As a Quality /Process Engineer what type of work would you be performing in a Hospital
4) If you wanted to transition to healthcare, how best to prepare.

 

The Healthcare workforce of the future needs the quality tools and techniques we practice.  Thus,  sit back relax as we catapult you into a hospital setting as a quality engineer…

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Presentation only: Free

Presentation and Buffet Dinner: $25

*Please note that there will be no refunds.

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration

6:00 - 7:00 PM Networking and Dinner

7:00 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentation

 

Location:

 

Radisson Hotel and Suites Chelmsford-Lowell 

10 Independence Drive

Chelmsford, MA

 

 

Menu:Fresh rolls and butter Soup du jourClassic Caesar saladGarlic whipped potatoesGreen beans and carrotsChicken MarsalaRoast sirloin of beef with demi mushroom sauceChef's selection of dessertsCoffee service

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About the Speaker:

Doug is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.  He serves as a Performance Improvement Project Manager at Lahey Clinic in the Office of Quality and Safety since Jan 2005.  He job consists of: Leading and facilitation multi-disciplinary teams that re-engineer Clinical and Administrative Processes and improve organizational learning.

 

He has attained numerous certifications that include, Just In Time (Lean), Massachusetts Quality Award (Malcolm Baldrige) Examiner, Quality Engineer, Production and Inventory Mgmt (Supply Chain) and Six Sigma Black Belt. 

Doug enjoys sharing his knowledge by having taught Quality Engineering, Math and Statistics, Lean, Project Management, Basic Problem Solving Tools, and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis at numerous different colleges, universities, professional societies and companies. 

Prior to the Lahey Clinic, Doug has over 20 years of experience working in performance improvement roles at such Hi Tech Manufacturing companies as Lucent Technologies, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Compaq Computer.



When: Jan 8, 2015 5 PM to Jan 8, 2015 8 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17 )
"Winter Landscape" at Newtowne Grille Billerica, MA

Come join us for an entertaining paint and sip party hosted by Painting Under the Influence and Newtowne Grille in Billerica, MA. Ticket purchase includes simple step by step professional artist instruction and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement! 

No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies!

Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase

Must be 21 or older to attend



When: Jan 13, 2015 7 PM to Jan 13, 2015 9 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true GeneralAdmission 30.00

(Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19 )
Bad Medicine of New Hampshire
303 Boston Road, Billerica, MA TEL. 978-670-1202 Web Site: web site: http://www.garrisonsbillerica.com/ Age limit: 21+

When: Jan 10, 2015 9 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21 )
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When: Dec 26, 2014 9 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21 )
ASQ Merrimack Valley Class: Quality Engineering Statistics 1

Quality Engineering Statistics I

 

Dates: 01/06-03/10, Tuesdays (includes one break week and one contingency week)

Time:  5:30pm-8:30pm

Location:  Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA 

Instructor:  Arthur Mawson

Cost: $595 (textbook included)

Textbook: Introductory Statistics, 9th Edition, by Neil A. Weiss


A command of statistics is the cornerstone of the quality professional’s knowledge. It has become an indispensable tool used in virtually every manufacturing and academic discipline; therefore, some familiarity with statistical methods is essential for all of us.

This course provides the student with the principles and concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics using real-world examples.  It is intended to give a sound introduction to the statistical procedures used in quality engineering without the anxiety usually associated with this study.  This course will be useful to those pursuing ASQ certifications such as CQE, CQA, CSSGB/BB, and others.  Introductory high school algebra is the only prerequisite.  For students currently certified through ASQ, this course provides 2.4 recertification units (RUs) to count towards your recertification goal.

This course will be presented in eight (8), 3-hour sessions, one session per week (24 hours). There will be some homework assignments but no tests or quizzes will be given.  Bring a calculator capable of performing basic statistical functions.  We look forward to having you join us!


Course Outline:
Session 1 (01/06):



When: Jan 6, 2015 5 PM to Mar 10, 2015 8 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17 )
Bad Medicine of New Hampshire
303 Boston Rd, North Billerica, MA 01862 TEL. 978-670-1202 Age limit: 21+ Web Site: http://www.garrisonsbillerica.com/

When: May 30, 2015 9 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 May 2015 21 )
Bad Medicine of New Hampshire
303 Boston Rd, North Billerica, MA 01862 TEL. 978-670-1202 Age limit: 21+ Web Site: http://www.garrisonsbillerica.com/

When: Mar 14, 2015 9 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21 )
Bad Medicine of New Hampshire
303 Boston Rd, North Billerica, MA 01862 TEL. 978-670-1202 Age limit: 21+ Web Site: http://www.garrisonsbillerica.com/

When: Apr 18, 2015 9 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21 )
New England ATD Area Conference: Engaging the Brain. Visit www.ATDNewEngland.com

The world of learning & development is changing fast. To help you keep up with these many changes, your ATD local chapters from all 6 New England states have joined forces to bring you a very special event designed to share our resources, emerging experience and best thinking in a highly engaging, eye-opening conference.

Reception Thursday 3/26/15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Full Day Conference 3/27/15 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*Pricing Subject to Change

 




When: Mar 26, 2015 6 PM to Mar 27, 2015 5 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18 )
Boston January 30

Program Description:
This comprehensive seminar covers the increasingly related topics of private/public cloud architecture, security/compliance, storage/backup and thin clients/vdi. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from Dell, HP and other top firms - scroll down to see the agenda - who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 4 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, "Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well; it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace."

Watch Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber on Youtube discuss why you should attend. Meals including a full hot lunch, self-parking and Wi-Fi are provided at no charge, with drawings for an HP Tablet, gift cards and other prizes at the end.

Given the recent Sony attack/breach and Russian hackers stealing one billion passwords, you definitely want to attend and learn how to protect your confidential data, stored onsite or in the cloud, accessed via wired or wireless network, from any device, against the latest threats.

7:30 - 8:40: Registration, Coffee Break/Snacks, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations

8:40 - 9:00: Protection against Phishing Attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) with Kaspersky
Kaspersky is the world’s largest privately held, and among the top four security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 300 million users. Its mission is to provide the world's most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats: those from malware, spam, hackers, DDoS attacks, sophisticated cyber-espionage tools, and cyber-weapons that target organization's critical IT infrastructure with potentially catastrophic consequences. Their talk will focus on protecting your IT infrastructure and confidential data against the latest and most sophisticated phishing attacks and APT's.

9:00 - 9:20: Insider Threats: Malice, Mistakes, and Mountain Lions with Varonis
The recent spate of highly publicized breaches has drawn attention to one of the issues that keeps security professionals up at night – once an attacker is “inside” the network, their activities are often difficult to spot and recover from. This is true of outside attackers that compromise the credentials and systems of employees, as well as employees that are “breaking bad” or unwittingly exposing sensitive files.

While capabilities in monitoring system configurations, network ingress and egress points, and endpoints have evolved steadily over the past 15-20 years, capabilities in monitoring internal data-centric activities are relatively new, particularly with respect to unstructured data. As more organizations develop capabilities to track and record activity on unstructured data, they have the opportunity to use this information to identify and prevent insider breaches and lapses and the spread of malware.

This session will review the anatomy of typical outside-in attacks including infiltration, data gathering, and exfiltration, and then discuss methods and techniques for analyzing file analysis records to spot and stop potentially malicious activity from both insiders and external attackers. The session will include examples of access patterns that may be indicate snooping, malware, and exfiltration to augment your organization’s detective controls, as well as best practices to prevent and reduce potential exposure to these threats.

9:20 - 9:40: Delivering Service, Applications, and Data to Users on Any Device: Citrix Strategies and Best Practices for Remote Users, Virtual Desktops, Windows Upgrades, and Mobility Needs
End users must be increasingly mobile and productive in today's ultra-competitive marketplace, regardless of the device, location, or network. There are significant challenges however, in providing IT services, applications, data, and desktops to workers at any location, on any device, anytime, securely and effectively.

To accomplish this, your infrastructure must be scalable, flexible and agile, something that is achievable with Citrix. Some of the topics by their top tri-state engineering team include desktop and application virtualization, mobility, security, and how to manage a constantly changing business environment.

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. Its products are used by more than 260,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Annual revenues are approximately $3 billion.

9:40 - 10:00: User-Driven Virtualization Strategies and Platforms with Appsense
In the world of IT today there is an all too familiar problem that companies need to resolve: The balance of giving users the experience they crave while still maintaining control and compliance. In the past this was an easier task as all work was done on company provided PCs. With the constant wave of new technology users are not just asking, they are demanding the ability to work from wherever they want and with whatever they want. IT departments in many organizations are struggling to keep up with concepts like BYOD, Mobile, Cloud, and Virtualization.

AppSense technology allows you to take a new approach to solving this problem. Rather than focusing on management of the device, you can instead turn that focus to managing the users themselves and controlling the critical information important to the organization. With AppSense DesktopNow organizations have a platform to manage Profile, Policy, Privilege, and Data. Now IT can ensure users get a consistent level of experience across all devices, while still maintaining a level of protection for their data and the company.

10:00 - 10:20: HP: Simplify Your Network with Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Software-defined networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions, enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

In this session, you will learn about the layers of the SDN architecture, how a hybrid SDN deployment can enable you to slowly adopt SDN without the need to “rip and replace,” and how HP has developed an open SDN ecosystem that ensures choice and flexibility. You'll see how SDN can lower your costs, improve availability and scale, and enable you to deliver services faster.

10:20 - 10:40: Dell Backup/DR/Data Protection for Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity is vitally important in today's always-on world. But when data can be at rest, in use or in motion - and stored on physical, virtual and/or private/public/hybrid clouds - a cost-effective and manageable solution can be very challenging.

Dell will discuss how organizations of all sizes can meet this challenge, through its broad portfolio of scalable solutions that protect data and deliver rapid recoverability across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its automated processes for validating and verifying the integrity of data helps ensure the success of every recovery. They will also cover:
- Trends in data protection/DR/backup and how cloud, offsite hosting, big data, security/compliance requirements and an increasingly mobile workforce affects business continuity plans
- The value of a common data protection/DR/backup platform that seamlessly and consistently covers legacy physical servers plus data stored on virtual/cloud platforms

Coffee/Refreshment Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Interaction

11:40 - 12:10: VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Cloud Offering with WCA
Whalley Computer, one of the top data center/cloud/virtualization experts in New England, will discuss VMware's strategy/offering/platform for private/public clouds and the software defined data center (SDC), which leverages its core expertise in virtualization in exciting new ways.

SDDC
Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines. The answer is the software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know - abstraction, pooling and automation - to all data center resources and services.

Cloud
VMware cloud solutions improve IT efficiency, agility and reliability, while helping drive innovation. They deliver everything an organization needs to build, operate, rent and manage their cloud, even beyond the data center. IT executives get the freedom and flexibility to move workloads seamlessly and securely between an onsite data center/ internal private cloud to a hybrid and/or public cloud. Leveraging cloud services from VMware and/or a certified VMware vCloud service provider, you can run your applications onsite, offsite or both, without compromise.

Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations

End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for an HP Tablet, Gift Cards and other great items!

FAQs

What are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policies
Each attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. All sponsors are required to provide you with an opt-out option, allowing you to be removed from their database.

However each attendee can opt-out of sponsor follow-up by informing Angelbeat staff at the event, or by emailing Angelbeat immediately after the event, but before Angelbeat releases the attendee list to the event sponsors.

If you have any questions regarding Angelbeat's privacy policies and how your contact information is used, please contact CEO Ron Gerber directly at 516-277-2057 or at rgerber@angelbeat.com.

Who is eligible to receive a free pass
There is no charge to attend for an end user IT professional who works in the telecom/IT/networking/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, banks, financial services firms, insurers, real estate/construction/property management, insurance/brokerage agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law/accounting/consulting firms, trucking/transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, purchase and/or are involved in or influence the purchase of products and services offered by our sponsors. Systems integrators and consultants who attend with or are representing their enterprise clients are also eligible to receive a free pass. Full-time reporters from major newspapers, websites, television and radio stations can also attend as our guest. If you are a government employee and have limitations/restrictions on your ability to attend free events, then please contact the Angelbeat team by clicking below. For instance, some individuals simply reimburse Angelbeat for the cost of the meals, to avoid any perception of conflict-of-interest.

As a general policy Angelbeat does not offer free passes to individuals at companies that are looking to sell their products/services to the end user personnel described above who attend our events at no charge. If you fall in this category and would still like to attend then the fee is $300/person. To sign up please click here, complete the pdf document that appears and fax it back to Angelbeat at 703-783-8015.

All free attendees must be pre-approved in advance by Angelbeat and Angelbeat reserves the right to accept or reject a free pass request at its discretion.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event
Detailed driving directions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event. There is complimentary self-parking at the venue.

What is the dress code
Suggested dress is business casual.

What if you have special dietary needs/restrictions
If you have special dietary needs/restrictions, then please email Angelbeat below. We will do our best to accommodate any and all requests.



When: Jan 30, 2015 7 AM to Jan 30, 2015 1 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07 )

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