Boston Tech and Design Events: May

Posted by Knar Bedian on Apr 28, 2017 3:29:24 PM

As we saw at Facebook's F8 conference last month, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are quickly gaining traction, as more and more companies begin to experiment with what these new technologies have to offer. This month, hear how emotion AI is being used at Boston Children's Hospital, or learn about the augmented reality landscape at MIT's upcoming enterprise forum

Tuesday, May 2

People Stack Apps + Things
Networking event for tech managers, with talks by Dan Luria, Lead Software Engineer at Rue La La; Rob Allen, Software Engineering Manager at One Door and Jen Bunk, Architect of The People Stack

6 PM at One Door, 268 Summer Street #800 Boston, MA 02210
Price: $25

Boston Ruby Group Project Night
Informal meetup for meeting fellow members of the Ruby and Rails communities; bring your laptop and code projects

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

Wednesday, May 3

Emotion AI in the Healthcare Setting
Enjoy some pizza and hear a talk by Melissa Burke, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Boston Children’s Hospital, on how Emotion AI is being used at the hospital

6 PM at Affectiva 294 Washington Street Suite 1150 (Floor 11) , Boston, MA
Price: Free

Design in Boston: Creating a More Connected City
Discussion on what the future of living in Boston will be like; explore third spaces, urban planning, food delivery, mobile apps, and more

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

What’s Real About Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality?
A look at the current state of the VR/AR landscape, a discussion of entrepreneurial opportunities and what business models will look like

5:30 PM at MIT Weisner Building, Build E15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, 02139
Price: $45

Monday, May 8

Boston Android Developer Meetup
Informal discussion, debug code, and hang out with fellow coders

7 PM at Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar, 665 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Tuesday, May 9

CX in the Age of Innovation: The Convergence of Digital & Physical
Explore the customer experience (CX) landscape

6 PM at Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive Horace Mann Room , Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

The UX Designer as Innovator
A talk by Hugh Beyer of Cohealo, Inc. on how UX can be the innovation engine for an organization; will include real-world examples of driving innovation for cutting-edge technologies

6:30 PM at Constant Contact 1601 Trapelo Rd Waltham, MA 02451
Price: Free

Designing for VR: Creating 3D objects with Blender
Part one of a two-session course on how to use Blender, an open-source 3D computer graphics software (part two is on 5/16)

5:30 PM at Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Price: $50

Wednesday, May 10

Mobile Growth Boston
Night of growth stories and strategy from mobile experts; beer and pizza will be provided

6:30 PM at 51 Melcher Street, The Dug Out, Boston 
Price: Free

Mass Innovation Nights

IoT Robotics theme; showcase of innovative products and services

6 PM at 202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Price: Free

Thursday, May 11

Luminoso: Using AI To Understand Customers in the Gaming Industry
Webinar that’ll cover how to use artificial intelligence to better understand feedback from gamers

1 PM (online)
Price: Free

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
An evening with local design agency Mad*Pow; will cover a variety of topics, including how organizational design can create positive change, how design is influencing VR & AR, and how designers are tackling sustainability

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

Designers + Geeks: Demystifying the Design Sprint
Evan Ryan, Chief Product Officer at Fresh Tilled Soil, will show how to use design sprints to identify a problem, brainstorm solutions, and create a prototype to test solutions

EF Education First - Boston Office, 2 Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: $15-20

Friday, May 12

Audio For Good
Hackfest to find ways to help us hear one another and amplify stories that need to be told

May 12-13 at Harvard Business School
Price: Register

Saturday, May 13

VR/AR Hack Day
Free-form hacking, opportunity to learn more about AR and test our projects and experiments on Windows Holographic and Unity

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

Monday, May 15

An Event Apart
Three-day conference with a focus on digital design and UX

Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02116
Price: $599-$1,440

Wednesday, May 17

Digital Health and the Transformation of Care
Half-day symposium covering digital technology being used in research and clinical care   

1 PM at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Price: Register

Thursday, May 18

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

6:30 PM at TBD
Price: Free

Friday,  May 19

UXPA Boston
User experience conference with topics like AI and machine learning, delivering UX research to Agile teams, experimenting with new research techniques, and more

7:30 am at Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
Price: $299

Sunday, May 22

Conference with topics on technology robotics, AR and VR, IOT, product design, retail, healthcare and more

May 22 - 25 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) Boston, MA
Price: Register

Thursday, May 25

MITX Awards
Awards competition for digital marketing and technology innovation that celebrates New England’s digital innovation ecosystem

6 PM at Royale 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Price: $200

Swift Office Hours
Each month, a guest speaker will present on a Swift-related topic; come by for free pizza and hang out with fellow developers 

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

Tuesday, May 30

Educate Boston: Future of Learning in The Hub
Discussion with speakers from Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston’s Chief of Education, and the President of Boston Public Library

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

She Geeks Out Monthly Meetup
Networking and learning event for women; ticket price includes food

6 PM at Education First, 2 Education Cir, Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: $10

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