Boston Tech and Design Events: August

Posted by Knar Bedian on Aug 1, 2017 2:37:25 PM

This month, we've gathered some of the city's most forward-thinking talks and panel events, including a number of events that focus on machine learning, virtual reality, and AI. 

Tuesday, August 1

Midsummer Mixed Reality
Networking, demos, panel discussion on using VR and AR technologies beyond gaming and entertainment

6 PM at Alley Cambridge, 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA
Price: $8-10

Boston TechBreakfast
Monthly breakfast meetup for designers, developers, entrepreneurs to learn from their peers, chat, and see presentations. This month: Icebrkr, Kinetica DB, ErgoSenseHealth, HoliSym

8 AM at O'Reilly 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Code For Boston
Weekly hack night, discuss civic tech projects

7 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center, 4th Floor Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Boston Ruby Group: Project Night
Join members of Boston’s Ruby and Rails communities for a night of socializing and collaborating

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

People Stack Apps + Things August Event
Micro-conference for tech managers and directors; networking, people management advice from a panel featuring Lindsey Bleimes, Associate Director of Engineering at Wayfair; Joe Yuska, Senior Manager of QA at One Door; and Eli Daniel, CTO of Wevo.

6 PM at Wayfair 4 Copley Place 7th Floor Boston, MA 02116
Price: $25

Wednesday, August 2

The Diversity Playbook With Resilient Coders
Leverage design thinking to understand challenges employers are facing when working to increase diversity in their organization.

6:30 PM at GA Boston 125 Summer Street 13th Floor Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

Building Mobile Apps with Ionic 3 and Angular 4
Talk by Michael Carducci on the history, ecosystem, tooling and framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps

6 PM at Carbonite 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Thursday, August 3

Lunchspotting at Essential Design
Opportunity for lunchtime chat and networking with fellow Boston-area professionals in technology, engineering, marketing, and venture capital.

12 PM at 143 South St, Boston, MA 02111
Price: Free

Friday, August 4

BostonSpeaksSeries: How Women Lead
Free breakfast panel series on what makes women valuable leaders, how successful women do business, and how to improve leadership abilities

8 AM at Hatch Fenway 50 Milk Street Boston, MA
Price: Free

Monday, August 7

Panel: The Social, Economic and Legal Impact of AI and Automation
Hear as industry experts share a glimpse of the future impact of artificial intelligence  

6:15 PM at PwC, 101 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Tuesday, August 8

Product for New Technologists
Two-hour product management workshop; learn how to take your project from idea, scope out everything around it, and walk out with a concrete to do list

6:30 PM at GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

Wednesday, August 9

BostonFest 2017
BostInno’s summer party for young professionals, opportunity to vote for the Reader’s Choice: Coolest Companies.

6 PM at The Lawn on D, 420 D Street, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $25

API Talks: Get SaaSy with Integration
Happy hour event, chat about all things API

5:30 PM at Bastille Kitchen 49 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

Saturday, August 12

VR/AR Hack Day at Brookline Interactive
Free-form hacking; pizza, snacks, and coffee included in ticket price

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

Monday, August 14

HackerNest Boston August Tech Social
Networking and socializing with local tech community

6 PM at Pivotal Labs, Broadway 3rd, Cambridge, MA
Price: $5 Donation

Greenlight Insights: XR by the Numbers and Next Computing
Demos of innovative VR projects, and a talk by Greenlight Insights

7 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center - CIC, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Tuesday, August 15

Boston New Technology August 2017 Startup Showcase #BNT80
Demos from six technology products, networking, pizza, beer, and wine

6 PM at LogMeIn 333 Summer St Boston, MA 02210
Price: $10

Wednesday, August 16

Designing for Inclusion with Media Queries
User experience designer Eric Bailey will discuss lesser-known media queries to help developers and designers create experiences for people browsing the web using assitive technologies 

6:30 PM at Vermonster 75 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Thursday, August 17

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

6:30 PM at TBD
Price: Free

Friday, August 18

Women in Tech Breakfast
Interactive breakfast; panel of speakers will discuss issues women face in the tech industry and how to rise above those obstacles.

8:30 AM at GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

Tuesday, August 22

She Geeks Out August Networking Event
Women-only event; night of learning, networking, eating and drinking.

6 PM at Pillpack Offices, 120 Beacon St, 4th floor Somerville, MA 02144
Price: $10

Wednesday, August 23

Lesbians Who Tech (And Friends)
August meetup; connect with queer women and allies in tech

6:30 PM at Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge, 25 School Street Boston, MA 02108
Price: Free

Thursday, August 24

Latin@s in Tech: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Panel discussion on “Imposter Syndrome” and how to overcome it; discussion groups to follow

6 PM at Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116
Price: Free

Saturday, August 26

ACT-W Conference
Open to all; Address the women-in-tech landscape with hands-on workshops, sessions, and more.

9:30 AM at The Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
Price: $50

Sunday, August 27

Boston Dribbble Meetup
Meet and mingle with fellow designers; food and drink will be provided

7 PM at District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

Tuesday, August 29

Machine Learning Tips and Tricks
Three speakers will share their experiences with working with machine learning platforms 

6:00 PM at Facebook Boston 1 Broadway, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 
Price: Free


Thursday, August 31

FinTech Connect
Networking and discussions on how technology is affecting payments, lending, insurance, real estate and more

3 PM at Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Boston DevOps Summer Social - Community Building
Mingle with others from the DevOps community; beer, wine, and food will be provided

6:30 PM at CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Topics: AI, VR, AR, Events