Boston Tech and Design Events: November

Posted by Knar Bedian on Nov 2, 2017 11:44:22 AM

Though Thanksgiving week will be a quiet one (everyone should be busy eating turkey and stuffing, after all) the rest of this month is packed with opportunities to hear succesful women share their career path, participate in hackathons, or hear more about voice-based digital interactions. Oh, and the inlaws aren't the only ones in town this month; the voice of Siri will be in Boston for SwiftFest 2017.

Thursday, November 2

Intrepid Swift Office Hours at Wayfair
This month features three talks from the Wayfair team: “Making an Ipad Game,” “Swiftly into ARKit,” and “Animating and Visual Arts Through Processing”

6:30 PM at Wayfair 4 Copley Place Floor 7, Boston, MA
Price: Free 

HERSTORY: Erin Robertson
AIGA and Boston University’s new lecture series that celebrates women’s achievements in design; this edition features Erin Robertson, artist, designer, and Project Runway winner

6 PM at Boston University, COM 101 (first floor) 640 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Price: $25


Healthcare + AI
Day-long event exploring AI uses in the healthcare: from chatbots, to drug discovery, to genome sequencing

8 AM at Pfizer 610 Main Street Cambridge, MA
Price: $350

Drizly Analytics Happy Hour
Learn more about Drizly’s analytics teams and network with fellow data scientists; beer, wine, and snacks will be provided

Drizly HQ 334 Boylston Street Floor 3 Boston, MA 02116
Price: Free


Tech Talk: Remote Tech Teams, The Future Of Work?
Panel on the pros and cons of remote tech teams; networking and light apps and drinks

6 PM at Fragomen 100 High Street Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free


Friday, November 3

Women in Tech Breakfast
Panel and discussion on issues women face in the tech industries and solutions to overcome these obstacles; breakfast will be provided

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


Designing for Experiential Learning in Healthcare
Jane Kleinman, Director of Health and Experiential Learning Design at Sasaki will present on the importance of understanding environments in healthcare education

8:30 AM at Skanska USA Building Inc 101 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA 02210
Price: $10  

Android Developer Meetup
Hang out with fellow Android developers, debug code, and chat about mobile technologies

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

Tuesday, November 7

FXD Conference
A day-long financial experience design conference that will explore how design strategies can be applied to drive market solutions and achieve both social good and profit

8 AM at District Hall 75 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
Price: $750

Boston Imaging and Vision (BIV): Vision and Robotics Meetup
Talks by three speakers from iRobot, VEcna Technologies, and Veo Robotics; networking and pizza

6 PM at Draper 1 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Women in the Next Realities Meetup
VR and AR demos, including submissions from MIT’s recent Reality Virtually Hackathon

6:30 PM at Brookline Interactive Group 46 Tappan Street, Brookline, MA
Price: Free

Wednesday, November 8

Mass Innovation Nights
Come by to hear about 10 hardware and software products, and play with robots and 3D printers at Dassault Systemes' 3DExperience Lab

6 PM at 185 Wyman Street Waltham, MA 02451
Price: Free

Thursday, November 9

Static Typing, Required: Node.js Meets Kotlin
Come by our office to hear a recap of KotlinConf, and a talk about how to use Kotlin outside of the context of JVM; pizza and drinks will be

6:30 PM at American Twine Building 222 Third St. Cambridge MA, 02141, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Beyond Our Devices: Modular Patterns for Responsive Design
This is sold out for non-members, but if you are an AIGA member (or were lucky enough to cop a ticket) stop by EF to hear Ethan Marcotte discuss how to develop and use design patterns to help your responsive layout work with more devices  

6 PM at EF Two Education Circle Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: Free

MITX Influence(Her) - Off the Record: Carving Out Your Own Career Path
A panel of successful women will share their insights, strategies, risks, and the mistakes they’ve taken while carving out their career path

6 PM at C Space 290 Congress Street 7th Floor Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

BostInno’s 50 on Fire
Year-end awards celebration recognizing Boston’s inventors, innovators, and newsmakers (Our design team was nominated!)

7 PM at The Revere Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston, MA
Price: $120

Ride-Along With IoTm2mCouncil Use Case & Sourcing Workshop
Conference program discussing IoT use cases across vertical markets, talks on sourcing IoT software platforms and technology trends; networking

1:30 PM at Boston Marriot Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Saturday November 11

Hacking Arts 2017
Hackathon and conference for students and professionals to explore challenges at the intersection of arts and technology and discussions to better understand our connection to art

8:30 AM at MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst Street 6th Floor Cambridge, MA 02139
Price: $75

Monday, November 13

Boston Voice Meetup
Panel conversation on voice technology; networking

6 PM at Havana Room, Floor 5 1 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free


Vuze by Human Eyes and Boston 360 Video

Swing by the CIC to check out some of the latest developments in VR and 3D 360 degree video

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

Thursday, November 16

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers: An Evening with GA Design Alums
General Assembly design alumni will share what they’re working on, and their transition into professional design roles

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

Code & Coffee: Careers in Technology
Hear fellow members of the tech community talk about how they became interested in the tech industry and share the story of their career path  

6:30 PM
Price: Free

Saturday, November 18

Girls Develop It Hackathon
Programmers, content strategists, graphic designers, and project managers will come together to create front-end websites   

9 AM at  Amazon 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA
Price: $15

Tuesday, November 28

Meetups of the Ministry of Testing: Spotify Quality Coach
Spotify Quality Coach Chris Phair will share the structure of the development team

6 PM at Spotify 48 Grove Street, Somerville, MA
Price: Free

Wednesday, November 29

SwiftFest
A two-day conference that will highlight perspectives on Swift and iOS development ecoystem, AI for mobile applications, face detection, and more.

9 AM at Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Price: $399

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