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Hello again, friends! Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get outdoors and join local events with like-minded individuals.
We’re back to share this month’s raffles, conferences, and hackathons sponsored by Balsamiq.
Also, we’re thrilled to announce we’re attending the Atlassian Summit April 9-11 in Las Vegas and the Business of Software conference April 11-12 in Cambridge. If you plan to go to either event please stop by and say “hello”! We would love to get the chance to meet you and hear about what you do.
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"IAC is celebrating 20 years of being the preeminent event for practitioners and academics who confront the systemic challenge of creating and managing digital user interfaces and rich information environments. A dedicated team of volunteers from the IA community along with the IA Institute produce the conference each year."
"The Creators Collective is a student initiative that aims to empower and support our creative communities in GBDA & MDEI. RETHINK is taking on the challenge of spurring a new era of creativity at the Stratford Campus; steaming with unconventional collaborations and authentic expression."
"HPI is an annual algorithmic programming competition hosted by The Harker School's Programming Club. Teams of 2 or 3 students compete to solve the most problems in either the Novice or Advanced division on our online grading system in the allotted time. This year, we will be hosting Mr. Jeremy Doig from Google Youtube and Google Virtual Reality as a keynote speaker as well as representatives from various companies and colleges including IBM and CMU as part of a sponsor fair. Lunch, including a vegetarian option, will be provided."
"At TechTogether Boston, we're looking to shape the way women get involved with tech. We aim create an inclusive environment to encourage more underrepresented people to either get introduced to the world of technology or harness their skills to create projects of their own. With the support of the technology community, industry, and individuals we can chip away at the gender gap and empower anyone from someone with a non-technical major with an interest in tech to seasoned hackathon veterans looking to build out a complicated, groundbreaking product with a little extra support."
"We bring together hundreds of high school students from across the Bay Area to work together and make their ideas a reality. We'll provide the food, refreshments and hacking spaces for you—the hackers—to do your magic. Just bring your ideas and your passion!"
"Hopperhacks is a twelve hours all-girls high school hackathon, organized by the Saint Francis High School Girls who Code club! Our event is all-female and we offer free food, swag and prizes. Along with this, our event offers workshops and guest speakers. We are open to every high school girl, regardless of experience! Refer to the link above for the sign up. We hope to see you at the event!"
"ProductCamp Dallas is an organization focused on bringing the DFW-area product thought leaders in a forum to connect, share, and learn from one another using innovative techniques. We host several events throughout the year with a main event being an all-day unconference style meetup."
"XXHacks is open to girls who want to create computer-related projects with a little bit of coding. Our goal is to bridge the gender gap between women and men by encouraging girls to join the Computer Science field through our hackathon. Come and join us for some fun and loads of learning!"
"The focus of MicroConf Starter Edition is to help provide targeted, tactical advice to founders with the goal of getting their business to the point where it provides a full-time income from products. If you are anywhere between the stages of looking for an idea to launched, but not yet employed full-time by your products, then you should probably attend Starter Edition."
"Stony Brook University iCREATE and our partners are holding InnovateIT, an inspiring multidisciplinary hackathon for students to collaborate and envision their next big idea across various mediums. This hackathon style event offers you the opportunity to build something that can help the greater world."
"LingHacks II is the second iteration of the world's first computational linguistics hackathon for high schoolers. Our goal is to expose students of all backgrounds to the field of natural language processing and inspire students to pursue computer science in their careers. LingHacks II is a 24-hour invention competition where you come together with a team and build a software project that integrates computational linguistics and solves a scientific or social problem."
"Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Each make-a-thon is organized independently by locals in each community that want to make a difference on the problems that matter most to their region."
"An affordable three-day conference for web designers, developers, social media marketers, content managers, and other web professionals within higher ed and beyond."
"LTV Conf 2019 will bring like-minded SaaS entrepreneurs, private and public companies as well as active investors from all over the world into one space to collaborate and take away meaningful connections and ideas to drive future growth."
"MatadorHacks is a hackathon for high school students in the Bay Area organized by Monta Vista students. Attendees will be creating amazing tech projects that solve important problems in our society, while learning new skills and having fun. MatadorHacks provides students with food, mentors, workshops, prizes, activities, and more for free. Whether you're a beginner at coding or a hackathon veteran, this is an event that you can't miss!"
"Do you get excited watching your ideas come to life? Ever wanted to build the next Snapchat or create an Amazon Alexa skill? Program a drone? Create programs using the latest machine learning or virtual reality technology? Come to HackTJ to make new friends, build mind-blowing projects, attend workshops to learn new tricks, and have a fantastic time!"
"hackMHS is about building a close community in which students of all backgrounds can make new friends, learn new skills, and grow as developers. Whether you love music, gaming, design, hardware, biology, or more, come to hackMHS to discover where your interests meet technology, and collaborate with other enthusiastic students to build a cool project."
"MakeSPP brings together over 100 innovative young minds for an all-day hackathon and technology conference. We're a diverse and creative community of students dedicated to solving some of the most challenging problems with technology. Join Us."
"UX Camp is a full day of UX Goodness–we’ll leave few topics uncovered and you’ll learn current topics and improved upon standards in one of the hottest fields today! Chicago Camps is one of the best valued conferences out there today, jam-packed with incredible information at a stunningly affordable price. You won’t be disappointed."
"The world’s next best innovations will be built by teams like yours. This is why our mission is to help unleash the potential in every team and why we hold Summit year after year. Join our team along with other users to be inspired, hear expert advice on the best ways to use Atlassian tools, learn about the latest technology and product updates, and celebrate the teams that make the world a better place."
"UW SWE Hacks strives to achieve equality through innovation. We believe that by providing a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment where participants of all skill levels are encouraged to “hack” our mission can be accomplished. The event itself runs for half a day, and we are expecting to host around 100 participants, most of whom are women in engineering."
"Technight is the largest, and only high school, Brooklyn based hackathon in NYC. Whether you're just getting into programming or have been programming for a while, you can join us at Technight and have a good time!"
"UX Copenhagen is Denmark’s most inspirational UX, content, strategy, research, and design networking event. Join us for this premium, two day conference for professionals working with and around User Experience (UX) Design. You will hear about some of the newest trends in UX and Design, presented by a broad and diverse panel of speakers ranging from super gurus to people new to the field, from companies that range from being front-runners in User Experience to those who are just starting to create UX teams."
"In its third year, Aginext spends two days dedicated to the future of Agile, Lean, CICD and DevOps transformations. Not intended for novices — although everyone is welcome! — Aginext is the first conference of its kind focused on helping seasoned agilists like you feel re-energized in your cultural and technical transformations. A mix of actionable talks and hands-on workshops, Aginext is known for its experienced, entertaining and sometimes controversial speakers, and, even more so, for our awesome attendees that make networking between sessions invaluable!"
"Looking for practical advice from peers in Product that you can apply immediately to your daily job? ProductCamp Amsterdam is the opportunity for you to meet other professionals and share experiences. Instead of a traditional conference with predefined topics and plenary sessions, the participants determine what ProductCamp is about. In unconference fashion, you will actively engage in a day of workshops, discussions, networking and learning"
"Agile in the City: London is a hands-on event where participants connect with and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry. Returning for its fifth year, the conference has a strong practical focus and attracts industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to improve their success with agile and lean methods." Agile in the City - London and the Agile in the City - London logos are trademarks of Software Acumen Ltd.
"Build IT Right is a new one day conference with inspirational speakers and exhibitions aimed at those building software in the North East. Confirmed speakers include Simon Brown (creator of C4 software architecture model and founder of Structurizr), Dave Farley (co-author of Continuous Delivery) and Timandra Harkness as compere. The event will provide delegates with a dedicated day away from their screens, expand knowledge, and inspire how to adapt to emerging trends."
"The eCommerce Design Summit pulls together the world’s most innovative eCommerce platforms, to discuss Product Design, UX and Strategy. Our ambition is to create dialogue across the eCommerce community, which emphasises the importance of customer-centricity within the product development lifecycle."
"MeltinLab gathers international and local businesspeople to meet and discuss digital, startups, marketing, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. We are the fastest growing tech & digital event in Barcelona City Center for Entrepreneurs, C-Levels & Investors who want to learn and meet!"
"BoS Europe is a two-day event for software leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers. BoS targets those in the ‘scale up’ stage of their business – companies ready to take the leap into growth. The conference has an intimate atmosphere where guests are encouraged to come to learn from one another and help each other through their challenges, not shout or boast about personal achievements."
"The FinTech Design Summit pulls together the world’s most innovative FinTech companies; to talk about Product Design, UX and Strategy. Our ambition is to create a dialogue within the FS community, in order to accelerate the digital transformation of our financial services for generations to come."
"This meetup is a great opportunity for creatives, business owners, students and graduates to interact, learn, showcase their projects, and get help with the skills to climb the creative ladder. We will be having speakers from top design and technology companies to talk on Design Thinking, Psychology of Color, Typography in Design, Building a Brand, Formalism and Design, Effective Collaboration in Design and lots more."
"The Global Service Jam is just around the corner! On 29-31 March 2019, people interested in service and customer experience design will meet simultaneously all over the world. In a spirit of experimentation, innovation, co-operation and friendly competition, teams will have less than 48 hours to develop and prototype a completely new service inspired by a shared theme. At the end of the weekend, a collection of brand new services will be published to the world."
"When opportunities walk to you, grab them! A chance to see the functioning of industries, come and be a part of our startup expo. The tale of success is the only one that is heard. Experience enthusiasm coupled with a surge of passion when you get to hear it from the achievers. An investment in knowledge earns the highest dividends; come have a hands-on session in workshops that equip you for the future."
That’s all for now. Enjoy the nice weather and we’ll be back with more next month!
Amanda for the Balsamiq Team
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