Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for September 2019
Here at Balsamiq, we care deeply for our community and we love to celebrate their successes. Our customer service excels at establishing real connections on a personal level and always treats people with respect.
That’s why we’re so grateful for any chance we have to talk to our peers in person. As we are a dispersed company we are often unable to attend events, but fortunately we will be going to the Business of Software conference happening in Boston from September 16th to the 18th.
If you see any of these individuals there, stop by and say “hello”; we would love to hear about your work!
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"Over 3 days, 1,200 attendees from over 30 countries will learn from renowned product leaders and share the latest methods, tools, and frameworks that they use to build, launch and scale world-class software products. Building world-class software products is hard. At INDUSTRY you will see how others manage product in different environments, from fast-paced startups to complex large enterprises."
"Digitize Hackathon is for high school students in the Bay Area, taking place overnight. Our core themes include environmental conservation, health and wellness, and social welfare each of which has its own prize category. We hope to teach students about these pressing social issues and how they can utilize technology to combat these injustices. Through educational workshops and the help of knowledgeable mentors, students are encouraged to design and create projects that target these specific areas."
"Make a Mark is about creating an equity of design for organizations that worry about the toughest problems in our cities, slave over grants and reports, and sacrifice money and time with their families so we don’t have to think about or solve these same problems. Through your work to help nonprofits, you’re providing beautiful design and technology that can provide grants and share stories. But more importantly we are sharing experiences and spreading hope to one another. We are saying a small thank you to those in our society that work tirelessly. We are building empathy in a world that needs it."
"Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists.We envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build it. We are a nonprofit, social enterprise. We’ve got plenty of new sessions and events planned for the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration. Check out what we’re offering and plan your #GHC19 schedule."
"SIGDOC is a lively, productive conference for sharing insights about the present and future of design of communication. Professionals and researchers at the cutting edge of practice and theory come together in the conference of the Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) to discuss topics such as information design, user experience, content creation, and documentation."
"Some of our communities' biggest problems are solved by nonprofits staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Their work deserves the best design, marketing, and technology, but these are far too often out of reach of these impactful organizations. Most nonprofits don't have the resources, time, or know-how to design and develop the things it could take us just a day to create. So for 12 hours, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in the most creative and purposeful communities around the globe."
"We transform local, nonprofit organizations serving our community through the mobilization of digital professionals as technological resources for our one-day hackathon events. In short, we gather Fortune 500 tech rock stars, who volunteer their time to build or enhance websites, software and applications for nonprofits. Bringing together need and ability, we can directly improve our common future."
"SmashingConf is a friendly, inclusive event which is focused on real-world problems and solutions. 2 days, 1 track, 14 speakers, 300–400 attendees and a bunch of hands-on workshops. Our speakers rarely show slides: they show how they work — their setup, techniques and shortcuts for getting work done in live interactive sessions. So expect everything from refactoring and debugging to sketching and redesign, live. SmashingConf is focused on front-end and UX, but it covers everything web, be it interface design or machine learning. That means a packed bundle of diverse, actionable insights for your work."
"DevTest Conference North is a UK‐based DevOps & Testing conference that provides the DevOps and Software Testing community with an invaluable networking point alongside content and discussion forums that are facilitated and led by top industry figures.This conference ensures that you get access to the latest analysis and ground-breaking research from authoritative sources – which enables you to keep one step ahead of market trends."
"After traveling through Europe for the past 15 years, for its 2019 edition EuroIA goes to Riga, the capital of Latvia, for the first time. Impact is our theme. With the advent of Machine learning and artificial intelligence the ethical discourse around the role of designers and IA practitioners has been drastically changing, asking for more accountability in the design of digital products and demanding new ways to assess and measure the explicit and implicit consequences of our work."
"The coolest DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE by ibuildings IS BACK! In 2019 edition we will keep on learning about the best processes, methodologies, and technologies that will push our industry forward in the next years! Come and learn how your team can embrace new ways of working, achieving high-quality UX design and development practices and a competitive edge in the process."
"UXAlive is the largest international event on User Experience and Usability composed of both presentations and workshops held by international UX stars. Presentation Topics: User Experience Design, UX Research, User Testing, Usability, User Interface Design, Interaction Design, Conversational UX, VUI, Experience Design, Service Design."
"UXDX is the conference that bridges the gap between UX, UI, Dev and Product. There's a better way of building products. Projects involve functions temporarily working together to deliver a set scope, but this limits the ability to learn about customers and forces a more short term view. What we need is for the right mix of skills across Product, UX, Design, Dev and Ops to be working together to learn, build and continuously improve the product."
"Insider Stories from Product People. A single day digital product and experience conference sharing the insider stories from people solving real customer problems.There’s no high-level overviews or brand evangelists, just real people, in the work, sharing their experiences and learnings. Perfect for people who design, make and deliver digital products and experiences."
"#Pragma Conference is the first international conference in Italy entirely dedicated to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Development. It is a great place to meet and connect with experienced developers from all over Europe.The Conference Days are dedicated to sessions and networking: international speakers will talk about the most interesting and cutting-edge topics of the Apple world. What makes going to a conference a great experience is meeting people having a great variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all sharing a common passion."
"Since 2006 Paris Web is organized in two days of talks and one day of workshops. Paris Web is one of the very few conferences that puts accessibility at the heart of things: access to people with reduced mobility, translation in French Sign Language (LSF), velotype, English-French simultaneous translation, etc. As a leading event in the French web community, Paris Web gathers speakers and a high-skilled, demanding audience."
"We only invite the most compelling speakers to talk at Interact. They come from companies as diverse as Net-a-Porter, Aardman, and Monzo, to pose the bigger questions like - Can design change the world? As well as addressing the strategy, and business-sense of projects – like designing at scale, across multiple countries and teams. But it’s not just about ground-breaking talks. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to take a day out of the office and network with the top brands, agencies and suppliers who attend. And the Interact drinks reception is the perfect place to do just that. We hope you can join us."
"Every year we bring together product leaders from around the world to explore the intersection of design, technology, and business, inspiring you to build better products. The conference day itself brings together over 1,700 product people for a day of epic talks at the Barbican in London. We will once more also offer a range of optional deep-dive workshops, and a separate leadership event to bring together the more senior people of our tribe."
"React India is an international community-led non-profit initiative that provides a platform for developers to share and discuss their insights and experiences with React. The three-day conference is the first of its kind in India. The conference will bring together front-end and full-stack developers from across the globe to Goa, India. In this single track event, you will learn more about React and everything related to it while meeting some of the leading talents from around the globe in the developer community."
We’ll have more for you next month. Until then!