Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffles Update for March 2020
One of the best aspects of our community is our desire to share lessons learned with growing businesses. Peldi has spoken about Balsamiq’s journey in various interviews and talks and we have always been transparent about our company’s financial health and growth.
Time and again we hear that Balsamiq is unmatched when it comes to customer service. We believe a large piece of that is thanks to our willingness to be open with people. If we want to foster trust and to build long-lasting relationships it’s important to not only share our successes but to be honest about our struggles.
A great conference that offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to support each other in the same way is Business of Software. Their Cambridge event takes place this March 23-24. Consider joining them to learn something new or share your own wisdom! And if you can’t make it this time, they also will have a Boston event in September.
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"Stony Brook University iCREATE and our partners are holding InnovateIT, an inspiring multidisciplinary make-a-thon where we challenge students to collaborate in order to envision a real-world solution and bring it to life for a chance to win prizes. With food, support, and additional resources provided we strive to create a creative environment for our participants to build beyond normalcy."
"Some of our community's biggest problems are solved entirely by volunteers. Problem is, most non-profits don't have the resources to design and develop the kinds of things it takes us a day to create. For 1 day, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in our area."
"SM Hacks III is a high-school hackathon that is aimed at high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area of all coding experience levels and backgrounds. Our mission is to provide a safe, welcoming, diverse, and supportive space for students to explore the field of computer science."
"Usabilathon (pronounce usabil-a-thon) is ISU’s usability hackathon style event, bringing together students both graduate and undergraduate students (20-30 total) from all departments to compete in this user-focused event. Participants will spend a whole day designing, iterating, and developing solutions. At the end of the event, participants will get an opportunity to showcase their solutions in front of judges and fellow participants."
"At OhloneHacks, we’re inviting 150 of the most ambitious students from around the Bay Area for a 12-hour-long hackathon on April 4, 2020, at Ohlone College's Newark Campus. Our attendees will build and solve important problems impacting education, and machine learning. Projects will be judged by some of the most talented professionals in all of Northern California."
"A hackathon is an event where students individually or collaboratively create innovative solutions with technology, often using hardware, software, or both! Students present and share their ideas with other participants and can be awarded with prizes for their work. In addition, due to many workshops and experienced mentors, a hackathon is a great learning opportunity and experience. Overall, hackathons are an excellent event for any student with an interest in computer science and programming to attend, no matter the skill level."
"BridgeHacks is a hackathon for the Bay Area with a mission to build a bridge to a better world through technology! We invite middle schoolers and high schoolers to attend our FREE 12-hour hackathon on April 4th, 2020 to put their skills to the test, learn new skills, network with professionals in the industry and students that share similar interests, gain hands on experience, and explore the world of technology. There will be workshops and mentors (professionals in the tech industry) to help you along so no experience is required. There will also be free food, a ton of freebies, and awesome prizes!"
"vhHacks is Greater Vancouver's first free hackathon dedicated to high school students. More than one hundred students will gather and collaborate to build and showcase a project in under 24 hours. No experience? No problem! vhHacks is beginner friendly, so anyone can join to learn, build, and hack."
"The aim of GraceHacks is to foster a welcoming and supportive hackathon environment for women and non-binary students. GraceHacks strives to empower these underrepresented groups and ensure that they have the confidence to create without inherent bias or sexism."
"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."
"Social Hack is a conference hosted by Design for America at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that focuses on how we can approach climate change from a human centered perspective. Teams will learn the design process to tackle specific areas of climate change that affect our community. By the end of the conference, students will present their prototypes to stakeholders, local companies, and nationally recognized design firms. Winners will receive the resources to implement their ideas with guidance from DFA mentors and community partners."
"Join 200 of the world’s smartest software entrepreneurs for 2 days of learning, listening, and networking in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Cambridge. Your time is valuable so spend it working on, not in, your business with BoS Europe 2020; looking at scaling and growing your software business."
"Returning for a sixth year, TICTeC 2020 will focus on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. Primarily, the goal of TICTeC is to promote and share rigorous and meaningful research into online civic technologies and digital democracy around the world. The conference facilitates discussion and networking amongst individuals and groups to find real-world solutions through sharing evidence of impact, and (importantly) evidence of what doesn’t work."
"What is influence in UX? This is the subject we have given our speakers for 2020: “Influence & Designing for Good”. Some of the subjects you will be hearing about are DesignOps, privilege, tech for social good, futures thinking, ethical OS, designing against domestic violence, and maybe even rocket science! Join us for two days filled with superb content from 20+ speakers, hands-on workshops, inspiration, networking, new knowledge, and new insights."
"We’re training a new breed of angel investors to change the industry. AHVC is running a 6-week in person school to help you get started with angel investing. Our course is facilitated by industry leading angels, founders and operators. After completing the course, you will become part of a managed network of angel investors. You will gain access to quarterly angel office hours, pitch feedback sessions and deals from startups raising throughout the year."
"Join our 5th anniversary conference. Technology’s integration in our daily lives is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. It’s in our pockets, in our ears and in every room of our house. It has changed our relationship with others, with products and with the organisations that serve us. From government to banking, from healthcare to leisure, from retail to communications, servitization and tech have become inextricably linked. Enabling services that were unthinkable before."
"PyCon Italy will be back on the 2th to the 5th of April 2020 in Florence! PyCon Italia is the Italian conference on Python. Organised by Python Italia, it has now become one of the most important Python conferences in Europe. With over 700 attendees, the next edition will be the 11th."
"STEM fields have seen a notorious under-representation of women leading to a flawed perception that undermines their skills. We intend to change this culture and ensure that female students in engineering colleges have a safe space and community to back them. Therefore, CLIMB - the all women community of DTU presents SheHacks DTU, an all women hackathon for women with a passion for technology to come together and build innovative solutions to real world problems!"
"With women gearing towards technology, we at SheHacks feel it is the need of the hour to provide them with as much motivation as possible. To incorporate the same into the event, we have female developers who guide and mentor all participants throughout the hackathon and conduct workshops in Python/Django and give motivational tech talks."
"BothoHacks is a nationwide hackathon for students in Botswana! It will be a 2-day creative marathon where students come together in teams and use their skills to take on real-world technical challenges and projects. In groups of 2 to 4, students will come up with an idea, and over the course of the hackathon, work together to make it a reality. In the meantime, they'll be competing for over P30,000 worth in prizes! No matter your level of experience or field of study, we hope to see you at BothoHacks!"
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