Boston Tech and Design Events: April

Posted by Knar Bedian on Mar 31, 2017 10:17:46 AM

This month, we found a handful of opportunities to learn more about creating VR experiences, and a chance to hear about how design principles can be used to solve challenges in healthcare. Plus, we'll be hosting this month's Swift Office Hours and Women In Games Boston meetup here at Intrepid, so swing by to check out our office! 


Tuesday, April 4

Boston Design Week: Designing for Virtual Reality
Hands-on workshop session on designing a VR experience, demos of VR and AR technology; wine and cheese reception to follow

3 PM at Neoscape, Inc. 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

She Geeks Out: Paint Nite Happy Hour
Women-only casual get together with food, drinks, and a communal canvas for everyone to paint on

6 PM at Paint Nite Offices, 22 Kent Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Price: $10

Boston Ruby Project Night
Free-form meetup; bring code projects and chat with other members of Boston’s Ruby and Rails communities

6:30 PM at thoughtbot, 41 Winter St, 6th Floor, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Thursday, April 6

Health Innovators Brainstorm
Network with fellow entrepreneurs and business professionals, discuss new ideas for digital health startups

6 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Friday, April 7

Boston TechBreakfast
Breakfast, networking, and showcases by Kaminario K2, Palatine Analytics, Skelmet, and OutSystems

8 AM at G2 Technology Group, 320 Congress Street Boston, MA
Price: Free

Saturday, April 8

VR/AR Hack Day
Free-form hacking; there will be two HoloLenses available to test and develop on

10 AM at Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan St., Brookine, MA
Price: $6

Monday, April 10

Boston New Technology Startup Showcase #BNT76
Hear about seven innovative technology companies, including a rapid IoT prototyping tool, and team video conferencing

6 PM at Akamai Technologies, 150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Pizza Beer Mobile: Mastering Mobile Growth
Panel discussion on user onboarding and retention tactics, product iteration, and mobile growth best practices

6 PM at Yahoo Office, 55 Summer St, Boston 02110
Price: Free

Tuesday, April 11

Unconscious Bias: EXPOSED
A workshop that explores various types of biases, and where they may show up in your personal and professional lives 

6 PM at Pivotal Labs, 255 Main St, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: $25

Women Who Code: Lightning Talks
Hear from Maggie Georgieva, Senior Product Manager at Hubspot; Mary Elaine Mahaffey, Software Engineer at Bullhorn; Emma Spencer, Software Engineer & Team Lead at Maxwell Health, and Saima Jafri, QA Engineer at Maxwell Health. Topics include the importance of a product activation event, the agile test pyramid, and more.

6:30 PM at TBD
Price: Free

Faculty Talk about Higher Education Learning in a Digital Age
Discussion how faculty can employ edtech into their classes, exploration of the challenges that exist for faculty looking to meet the needs of their students and administration in a digital world

6 PM at LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $25

Boston Ruby Group April Meeting
Talks include “My Adventure in RateLimit-ing infrastructure as a service” by Jeff Dwyer and “Building Secure(r) applications using Language-theoretic security” by Prashant Anantharaman

7 PM at ezCater 101 Arch St. suite 1510, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Maker Mingle: Podcasters and Producers
Casual get-together; share your ideas about editing, marketing, technology

6:30 PM at PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave, Boston, MA
Price: Free  

Wednesday, April 12

MITX Influence(Her) Designing Your Life: Applying Design Thinking Principles to Problems
Interactive session, participants will apply principles of design thinking in order to reframe challenges and seek creative solutions for their personal and professional lives

6 PM at Cengage, 20 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA

Price: $20

Thursday, April 13

Cocoaheads Boston Meetup
Andrew McKnight will speak on “Decomposing Large View Controllers into Behavioral Primitives,” and John Brayton will demo an open source library that simplifies working with HTTP APIs

7 PM at MIT’s Tang Center (Building E-51) 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Tuesday, April 18

Women In Games April Party
Hear Jean and Blair Leggett from One More Story Games share what's possible with their narrative-based game authoring software, StoryStylus

7PM at Intrepid Labs 222 Third Street, Suite #4000, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Thursday, April 20

#DiscoveryDojo: Hunt for Product Value with Stakeholders
Ellen Gottesdiener, Agile Product Coach and President of EBG Consulting, will be presenting on how to engage stakeholders in structured conversations that are essential for ongoing backlog refinement

6:15 PM at Localytics, 2 Center Plaza, 3rd Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Price: $10

Girls Develop It: Code and Coffee
Practice your skills, bring your programming problems, and meet new people; all welcome regardless of gender or skill level

6:30 PM at Bullhorn 100 Summer St., Floor 17, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Friday, April 21

VR EcoHack: Hacking the Future in VR, AR & 360
April 21-23; hackathon to create climate change content using HTC VIVE, Hololens, Oculus, Samsung Gear and more

5:30 PM at Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan St. Brookline, MA 02445
Price: Free

Tuesday, April 25

Designing the Future of Healthcare
Melissa Burke, Director of SIMPeds Operations at Children’s Hospital and Sean Hughes, Head of Design Consulting at Philips will discuss leveraging principles and designing future healthcare experiences

6 PM at CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston 02109
Price: $20

Tech in Motion: Player 1/Player 2 Gaming Mixer
Networking mixer with plenty of consoles, board games, and VR tech to play with; live speaker series showcasing influential players in the Boston gaming scene

7 PM at TBD
Price: Free

Wednesday, April 26

Morph 3D: Building your body for the Metaverse
Demos and talks on Morph 3D, which specializes in Avatar creation, management, and distribution

7 PM at Wayfair, Floor 3, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Thursday, April 27

Swift Office Hours: Prototyping in Playgrounds
Monthly meetup for developers of all backgrounds (not just iOS) to get one-on-one help with their Swift projects; this month’s speaker will be Marc Brown, head of mobile at Blue Apron 

6:30 PM at Intrepid Labs, 222 Third Street, Suite 4000, Cambridge MA 02142
Price: Free

Women Who Code: Creating Mobile Apps with a Smile (with OutSystems)
Discussion on OutSystems and what Low-Code means for mobile app developers; event intended as a safe space for those who identify as women, transgender, or non-binary

6 PM at TBD

Price: Free

Cinch Financial Open House Party
Cinch, a personal financial manager and intelligence platform, is hosting a party to celebrate their upcoming mobile app release

5:30 PM at Cinch Offices, 24 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
Price: Free 

Friday, April 28

A Fitness Check for Mobile Technology Trials: Select Challenges & Pitfalls
Key challenges associated with the use of mobile technologies that can delay, derail, or undermine a clinical trial; learn about identifying whether a technology constitutes a medical devices, addressing privacy and rights of trial participants, and more

9:30 AM at MassBio Collaboration Room 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139
Price: Free

Saturday, April 29

Hackathon: Tech for Inclusive Health
Hackathon to build mobile applications that advance mental health, self-care, and emotional resilience of adults

8 AM at MassChallenge, 21 Dry Dock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

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