Boston Tech and Design Events: January

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jan 3, 2017 2:49:21 PM

The new year has started, so it's time to get back to it. We rounded up some of the upcoming events for designers, developers, and those generally interested in new technologies. We'll be hosting this month's Women In Games Boston meetup and the next Swift Office Hours, so come on by and see you soon!

Tuesday, January 3

Boston Ruby Group: Project Night
Free-form meetup; work on code projects, hang out with other members of the Ruby and Rails communities

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

Thursday, January 5

Learn VR Development
Open to anyone (regardless of technical background) interested in learning to make virtual reality experiences; meets every Thursday

6:30 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center 4th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Monday, January 9

Women In Games Boston January Party 
An informal night of demos and post-holidays potluck party; bring current projects and something yummy to share.

7 PM at Intrepid Pursuits, 222 Third Street #4000 Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Tuesday, January 10

Maker Mingle: Podcasters and Producers
Meetup for podcasters and those interested in making podcasts; share ideas about editing, storytelling, marketing, technology and more

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

B2B can B Exciting with Jay Acunzo
Networking, presentation by Jay, founder of unthinkable podcast and the former head of content at Hubspot

6:30 PM at OpenView Venture Partners, 303 Congress Street #70, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Java and Android: Dagger 2 Dependency Injection Framework 
Presentation on the implementation of Dagger 2 in a production project and the benefits of Dependency Injection; intermediate level session

6 PM
Price: Free 

Thursday, January 12

Cocoaheads Boston Meetup
Monthly meetup of Mac and iOS devs

7 PM at MIT’s Tang Center, aka Building E-51
Price: Free

Learn VR Development
Open to anyone (regardless of technical background) interested in learning to make virtual reality experiences; meets every Thursday

6:30 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center 4th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Designers + Geeks: Disconnecting, Reconnecting
Food, drinks, a talk by UX Director at Grove

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

Cafe Night at Kendall in Session
Mix and mingle with entrepreneurs, fellow creatives, and innovators

3 PM - 8 PM at Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
Price: Free

Friday, January 13

Soonish Podcast Launch Party
Celebrate the launch of Soonish: “a new podcast about the future: how we think and talk about it, what we can do together to shape it, and why our best forecasts—and our worst fears—are usually wrong”

6 PM at PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Price: Free, RSVP

AFTA: Pints & Pixels
Networking, show off your work (submit by 1/11; hosted by AIGA and ASMP New England

6 PM at Barlow's Restaurant, 241 A Street Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free but RSVP


Tuesday, January 17

Enterprise eCommerce in 2017
Discussion of enterprise eCommerce landscape and emerging trends

6:30 PM at Optaros, 53 State Street (37th Floor), Boston, MA
Price: Free

Thursday, January 19

Girl Develop It: Code & Coffee
All welcome regardless of gender or skill; informal meetup

6:30 PM
Price: Free

Tuesday, January 24

Visualizing Financial Data
Julie Rodriguez will discuss her book Visualizing Financial Data

6 PM at Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Room: Commonwealth Salon (1st Floor), Boston, MA 02116
Price: Free

Thursday, January 26

Boston VR: Primacy
Presentation by Primacy, lightning talks and demos

6 PM at Booz Allen Hamilton, 50 Milk St 20th Floor, Boston, MA
Price: $4

Swift Office Hours

Monthly meetup for developers of all backgrounds; this month's speaker still TBD, check the meetup page for updates

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

New Year, Bigger Network: A Networking Mixer 
Join Tech In Motion for their first event of the year; network and chat with others involved in Boston's startup scenes 

6:30 PM at Hudl, 38 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Friday, January 27

STEAM: Rocket Fuel for the Innovation Economy
Breakfast and coffee served, discussion on innovative approaches to education; presented by Steve Vinter of Google 

8:30 AM at 3 Cambridge Center, 355 Main St. Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: $10

Saturday, January 28

FIG Talks 2017
Boston Festival of Indie Games presents talks on game design, game development, and game business

9 AM at Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142

Price: $25 before 1/7, $35


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