Boston Tech and Design Events: June

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jun 1, 2017 4:05:35 PM

Summer is just around the corner (or so we hope) and although we're ready to spend our days outside, we don't want to miss out on the opportunities our city, and the tech community, has to offer. There are a lot of female-focused events this month, including a Women's Entrepreneurship Summer SoireeWomen in Hardware Happy Hour and an event for Women in Cleanweb. For those who are looking to explore bleeding-edge technologies, learn more about how voice is being used as an interface during a panel discussion at Pioneers of Voice

Thursday, June 1

AIGA + the ICA Present: Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell
Reception party in honor of 2017 AIGA Medalists Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell

6:30 PM at ICA Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

Sunday, June 3

MIT Internet of Things Hackathon
Participants are invited to build any device that can “sense, connect, infer and act”

9 AM at Ray and Maria Stata Center 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Monday, June 5

Leap Motion: Crafting VR You Can Touch
Learn about cutting-edge VR interaction projects, the UX challenges of building for VR, and developer tools for GUIs tailored for VR

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

Wednesday, June 7

Women's Entrepreneurship Summer Soiree
An event highlighting Boston’s women entrepreneurs; learn about resources in the startup ecosystem available, and hear the journey of three women founders

6 PM at Central Wharf Company, 160 Milk Street, Boston, MA 
Price: Free 

Thursday, June 8

Web VR and You
Demos and a presentation by Fasility, a WebVR consultancy focused on education and user empowerment, on lowering barriers to entry for VR content creation and providing open source tools

6 PM at Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street 3rd Floor Brookline, MA 02445
Price: $4

Designing Your Life: Applying Design Thinking Principles to Problems
Interactive session; use design principles to reframe challenges and seek creative solutions for both your personal and professional life

6 PM at ezCater, 101 Arch Street 4th Floor Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

Women in Hardware Happy Hour
Connect with female founders, engineers, investors, manufacturers, and marketers building the future of connecting hardware

6 PM at 110 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Price: Free

She Geeks Out Happy Hour sponsored by Workable
Casual, women-only get together with food and drinks

6 PM at Workable Offices, 33 Farnsworth Street 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $10

Boston Built: Tech Showcase (Sponsored by DataRobot)
Demos from a variety of companies, including iRobot, Audible, Cogito, Freebird, and WHOOP

6:30 PM
Price: Free

Pioneers of Voice
Panel discussion with Sonos, Wayfair, and Spotify on voice as the next interface

5:30 PM at UUA Boston, 24 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

Monday, June 12

mHealth for Clinical Trials Conference
Addressing the technical, regulatory, and cultural barriers in the adoption of mobile and digital tech to transform clinical trials process

June 12-14 at The Westin Boston Waterfront. 425 Summer Street, Boston 02210
Price: $2,699

Tuesday, June 13

Boston New Technology Startup Showcase
Presentations by Terill, RSpace, T.R.I.P. Albume Release Beer, Vinolytics, BizGrifter, Tyme, and xiQ

6 PM at Foley Hoag, 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free 

PULSE Finale - A Digital Health Celebration
Hear from over thirty digital health startups, speeches from Governer Baker, and an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner

5 PM at The Wilbur Theater 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Price: $75

Designing the Future of Healthcare
Panel discussion on how design strategy and human-centered innovation can be applied to healthcare, and a look at the themes and trends in designing healthcare experiences

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

Wednesday, June 14

Product Hunt: Demos And Drinks
Networking, product demos showcasing three local startups; pizza and beer provided

6:30 PM at HubSpot 2 Canal Park Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: Free

Thursday, June 15

Tech and Music
Arpit Gupta of Wayfair will discuss how music distribution is changing, how record label and artist relationship have adjusted, and what the future of music looks like in a digital world

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

Boston TechJam
Block party, music, and activities for developers, marketers, founders, and tech executives

4 PM at City Hall Plaza, Boston 02176
Price: $21

Saturday, June 17

Hacking For Good
Google Firebase and Cloud hackathon; open to students and professionals

8 AM at Batten Hall at Harvard Business School
Price: Register

Tuesday, June 20

Robot Rules: New Applications for the Edtech Classroom
Understand and explore how robots are inspiring learning, uses for robots in classrooms, and the products that are making waves in edtech

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

HXRefactored Conference
Conference for re-imagining the health journey, improving how health experiences through human-centered design and technology

7 AM at Royal Sonesta Hotel 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: $999

Wednesday, June 21

Women in Cleanweb Presented by GA + Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Panel discussion on opportunities for women in the cleanweb industry. (Cleanweb leverages big data, the internet, and mobile technologies to address natural resources and environmental impact)

5:30 PM at General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

Learn Swift Meetup: Beginners Night
Beginners can ask questions about Swift, iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS; a chance for advanced members to help out those new to Swift

6:30 PM
Price: Free 

Tuesday, June 27

Boston Innovators Group: Voice Computing (#BIGVoice)
Demos, panel discussion on “The Next Platform: Voice Computing”

6:30 PM at District Hall 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $30

Thursday, June 29

Swift Office Hours at Facebook 
Learn about building systems and A/B testing, and how to build native components for your React Native app  using the Reacy bridging framework

6:30 PM at Facebook, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

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