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Sci-tech city guide: What you need to know about Boston

28 Sep 2018

As September draws to a close, we’re reflecting on what we learned about the buzzing sci-tech city of Boston and its surrounding areas.

The sci-tech world is evolving and changing all the time. The talent is fluid, the jobs are spread all over the world and the vibrant hubs are plentiful.

Throughout the month of September, we zoomed in on the wonders that Boston has to offer, from the hottest industries to the exciting start-up space.

We closely examined the smaller sci-tech ecosystems that live within the Greater Boston area, from the so-called ‘brainpower triangle’ and its start-up scene, to the hive of cybersecurity and its hold on health sciences.

While many looking to relocate for work might think of the major sci-tech locations such as Silicon Valley and New York, the Massachusetts capital has a lot to offer and we’ve rounded up everything you need to know in one place.

The Boston region is the epicentre for a huge amount of sci-tech talent, education and start-ups. We found out what some of the most in-demand jobs in the area are for those thinking about moving there.

We looked at some of the things you need to know about what it’s like to live there if you are thinking about taking up one of those jobs.

We also spoke to Boston native Marina Giliver about what the IT recruitment sector looks like over there and we took a closer look at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University.

You can find a round-up of the rest of our coverage on the thriving US sci-tech city by following the links below.

1. Everything you need to know about Boston’s sci-tech scene

From its world-renowned educational institutions to its vibrant cybersecurity hub, the area is filled with sci-tech talent.

2. These 7 thriving tech companies are all recruiting in the Boston area right now

These are some of the companies currently recruiting in the North American city.

3. Hackers, hipsters and hustlers: Decoding the Boston tech party

The links between Boston and Ireland are only getting stronger through tech, writes John Kennedy.

4. Why Greater Boston deserves to be called the ‘brainpower triangle’

Silicon Valley might consider itself the centre of the US tech world, but many of its brightest minds were shaped in the Greater Boston area.

5. 12 brilliant start-ups to watch in the area

The city is buzzing with start-up potential across a wide spectrum of technologies, from AI to cloud, fintech and the internet of things.

6. 8 Boston influencers you need to follow

We’ve talked about the jobs, the opportunities and the ecosystem as a whole. But who are the main people you need to know in the area?

7. Boston and cybersecurity: What’s behind this perfect match?

The city is also a major cybersecurity hub and industry leaders say it’s for several unique reasons.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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