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It’s a new year and we are kicking it off with two new raffles: The UX Conference in London, UK and WordCamp in Cebu, Philippines. If you can be in those cities you can enter for a chance to win a free conference ticket! And don’t forget, our raffle for UXThailand ends January 26th; so enter now or you’ll miss out!
In other news, this month in addition to the many product, UX design, and educational events we’re sponsoring, we are elated to support three different hackathons whose mission is to promote female-identifying and non-binary persons in the tech industry. We love those who do good and are so thankful for the opportunity to give back to the community through our sponsorship program.
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"Our group is for anyone interested in learning best practices in Product Management, Lean Startup, UX Design, and Agile development. Our group is for product managers, designers, developers, analysts, marketers and others that are passionate about learning and applying the latest tools and techniques to build great products. Come hear product management expert and author Marty Cagan share his advice on 'Ordinary People, Exceptional Results.'"
"WomxnHacks is a 36-hour all-female-identifying hackathon dedicated to giving womxn of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to delve into coding within a supportive and inclusive environment."
"PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field."
"SLO Hacks 2019 is a 500-student, 36-hour hackathon hosted at Cal Poly SLO. Over the course of the event, you'll meet new people, learn and develop your skills, and turn your next big idea into a reality!"
"QHacks is back in 2019 for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity! On February 1st - 3rd, more than 500 students from all over North America will come together to turn their ideas into reality. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet some new friends. Out-of-the-box thinkers, creatives, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels are encouraged to attend. We can't wait to see you there!"
"GiveBackHack is a weekend-long event that brings together passionate community members to develop sustainable, technology-based solutions to some of our most pressing social issues. We are the launchpad for social innovation you need to turn an idea into a reality. We bring together community leaders, designers, developers, and other concerned citizens to create solutions that will help make a lasting impact."
"McHacks isn't your typical hackathon, and our hackers aren't either! For over 24 hours, over 500 of the boldest young minds in North America come together for a weekend of beginner-to-pro workshops, decked-out hardware, delicious food, and some epic hacking."
"Launch Hacks is a 24 hour, 200-participant hackathon hosted by Monta Vista High School students. Our goal is to bring high school students in the Bay Area together to convert ideas into reality. In addition to helping students improve their design and development skills, we also provide support to help students improve business and presentation skills- not just to pitch a successful project, but also to inspire the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Food, workshops, prizes, and swag will be provided to all participants for free!"
"Interaction 19 will assemble a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the edges of interaction design, and help spark a transformation of the discipline to be relevant to the needs of the 21st century. We will give interaction design practitioners an inspiring and transformative experience that will help them to learn what to learn, to build their personal toolbox and to grow their professional networks."
"100 students from all disciplines from the GTA are invited to come create, challenge, and solve a real-world challenge over the weekend. This year, we are partnering with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research to help come up with solutions around social isolation among older adults. We believe that the older adult demographic is an important part of our communities that we should know more about designing for, which is why we have chosen to tackle social isolation."
"HackHer413 is a hackathon for women and nonbinary students hosted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over the course of 24 hours, hackathon participants are encouraged to learn new skills, network, and build something that they are passionate about. This student-run hackathon aims to help increase diversity in the tech industry. We hope you can join us!"
"Hacklahoma is an annual 24-hour hackathon held at the University of Oklahoma. Three hundred students from across the country will come to collaborate, build, and share their awesome projects with us! Hacklahoma provides a comfortable learning environment for all hackers to use their creativity and innovation at its full potential. We encourage students from all backgrounds, experience levels, and majors to join us for our second year!"
"Requisite Agility UnSymposium is an intense 2-day inaugural meeting aimed at exploring and comparing antecedent organizational and management systems, co-creating the conceptual foundations of Requisite Agility (RA), and establishing a community of contributors and practitioners to take the proceedings forward. The resulting body of knowledge, created by the RA Community, will be licensed under Creative Commons, attributing all contributors and provided as open access to the public."
"CodeDay is a worldwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps & games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome — we have workshops and mentors who can help if you're new!"
"Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway's annual hackathon. Open to university students from the UK and around the world, in this 24 hour hackathon you'll work as a group to build a project. You'll pick up new skills, try out new tech, and meet new people. This is our second time running this event, and we're excited to create a more inclusive and rewarding event for all."
"MTP Engage Manchester by Mind the Product is for passionate product managers of all levels of experience; from people interested in getting into product, to veterans of the discipline, the conference offers insight for all. Expect keynotes from international speakers providing a broader perspective on digital product management, complemented with talks, workshops and interactive sessions by product people from around the UK."
That’s all for now. Check-in with us again next month for more event news. See you then!
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