Boston Tech and Design Events: March

Posted by Knar Bedian on Mar 1, 2017 4:04:59 PM

Curious about autonomous cars? Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Ready to build a VR solution? This month is packed with opportunities to learn new skills, whether it's reverse engineering your favorite dating app or exploring the future of AI and chatbots. Plus, Women's Day is on March 8th, so be sure to check out some of the special events by meetup groups like Women Who Code Boston, She Geeks Out, and Women In Tech. 

Wednesday, March 1

Future of Boston Millennial Mixer
Mingle with other young professionals and learn about professional development opportunities

6:30 PM at Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive  Boston, MA 02215
Price: Free

Designers Network Evening
Featuring a talk by professional artist, Anna Koon on networking for design-minded individuals

6 PM at Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA 02494
Price: Free

ArtScience Talks @ Le Lab: The Machine Lens: The Designer's Eye and Computer Vision
Andrew Witt will present a series of design experiments to explore the possibilities of machine vision in design

6 PM at Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Food + Future Design & Tinker Night: "Local Startup Challenge"
Experiment, hack, and take action on ideas that improve our food system

6:30 PM at Food + Future 80 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Thursday, March 2

The Evolution of UX: In-house vs. Consulting
A talk on how two UX roles (in-house and consultant) serve different purposes, and how they are essential for the success of a project

6:30 PM at Isobar One South Station Suite 300 Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free

AIGA Boston UX Workshop: Designing for your Future Self
Learn how to employ UX Research and Design methods to design a positive experience for those 65 and up; topics will include travel, mobility and wayfinding

6 PM at Lesley University, University Hall, Room 2-048, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Price: $10, free for students with ID

Growing Our Tech Community: Networking Evening with Talk by Stefania Mallett
Women Who Code Boston invites techies of all backgrounds and genders for a talk by the CEO of ezCater as she speaks about her career path and difficulties encountered on the way; food and drink provided  

6:30 PM at 50 Milk Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Cabin Fever: Travel Hacks with Boston Travel Startups
This edition of Cabin Fever, a weeklong event series celebrating local startups and entrepreneurs, features local startups Hopper, Fuzzy Compass, and Explore Inspired

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

EnergyBar! March 2017: Cleantech Intern Fair
Monthly networking event to meet and discuss innovations in energy technology; light appetizers and drinks will be served

5:30 PM at Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA 02143
Price: Free

An Evening of Entrepreneurship: Up Close With Boston’s Most Dynamic Women In Business
Featured panelists include Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO of Wanderu; Rica Elysee, CEO of BeautyLynk; Ruta Laukien, Founder of Liquid Art House; Zenobia Moochhala, Co-Founder of

6:30 PM at C Space, 290 Congress Street 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $12

Boston Women in Tech: Growth Through Negotiation
Interactive discussion around the benefits and importance of negotiation; panelists include Alexis Yelton of TiVo, Michelle Nasrah of Wayfair, Tanya Cashorali of TCB Analytics, Kerri Moriarty of Cinch Financial

6 PM at CIC Boston - Anchor Room, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
Price: Free 

Friday, March 3

Virtual2Reality Challenge
Hackathon for conceptualizing and designing a solution for the next generation of AR and VR consumer experiences

6 PM at Raiz Labs, 50 Milk Street 19th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Price: Free

Women & Entrepreneurship: ‘Go Against The Flow’ Screening & Discussion
Documentary screening, with roundtable discussion to discuss the role we have to improve statistics on women in the workforce

8:30 AM at Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston St , Boston, MA 02116 United States
Price: Free

Sunday, March 5

FastForward and Design Your Futures
Learn about the FastForward methodology, which enables anyone to follow simple envisioning steps

9 AM at Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138
Price: Free


Monday, March 6

Translating Big Data Into Clinical Care
Keynote presentation by CEO of OptumLabs; panel discussion on the potential and possible pitfalls of big data research, machine learning, and AI in the health care space

7:30 AM at Foley Hoag, Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Price: $55


Tuesday, March 7

Intro to 3D Printing
Introductory class that will teach you how to design, modify, and print your own project using Tinkercad

6 PM at Fabville, 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
Price: Free

Maker Mingle: Podcasters and Producers
Monthly, casual get-together for people who make podcasts, radio, or audio of any kind; chat about topics like storytelling, editing, marketing, and technology

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

AR/VR TechMeeting powered by the Open Innovation Club
Hear from leading research labs, innovative startups, and companies like IBM and Keolis on the future of AR and VR

5:30 PM at Workbar - Cambridge , 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139
Price: $20

Wednesday, March 8

International Women’s Day: Equality in Tech
Screening of Fix My App featuring a female entrepreneur, followed by panel discussion with local women leaders in tech and design industries

6 PM at EF Educational Tours, Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: $20

District Hall Spring Café Night
Panel discussions, networking, and interactive workshops on innovation, design thinking, and more

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

Thursday, March 9

Designers + Geeks: Social Justice and the Built Environment
Shawn Hesse, Architect and Sustainability consultant at emersion DESIGN, will discuss his research on the role of designers in resisting injustice and promoting social equity

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

Data Women Meetup: Discovering Fashion Preferences at RueLaLa
Learn about fashion e-retailer RueLaLa’s recent data science project, a product affinity matrix

6 PM at RueLaLa, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Build Pipelines, Logging and Clean Architecture
Learn about the mobile deployment pipeline and technologies for releasing our mobile SDK and apps, as well as remote logging on mobile

6 PM at True Motion, 186 Lincoln Street, 6th floor, Boston Ma 02111, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Saturday, March 11

VR/AR Hack Day
Free-form hacking, 2 HoloLenses will be available to test and develop on, lunch will be provided; class on Introduction to 3D Graphics will be run from 10-12   

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

Monday, March 13

MIT Media Lab: Connected Things 2017
Speakers from GE Digital, IBM, Blue Archive, and SAP will discuss accelerating the adoption of IoT and its potential impact

10 AM at MIT Media Lab (6th Floor) 75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Cambridge, MA United States
Price: $325


Tuesday, March 14

She Geeks Out Happy Hours sponsored by Paint Nite
Women-only event; casual get-together and painting on a communal canvas

6 PM at Paint Nite Offices, 22 Kent Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Price: $10

Meetup: Industrial IoT Use Cases
Two talks about how IoT is transforming how manufacturing and energy firms build, maintain, sell, and deliver their products and services

6:30 PM at Pivotal Labs Cambridge, 145 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Healthy Aging and Innovation Showcase
Panel discussion on how technology is driving the future of elderly affairs; showcase of digital health startups who will present their aging solutions

3 PM at Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor East Elevators, Boston, MA 02215
Price: Free

Wednesday, March 15

Mass Innovation Nights
Monthly meetup, check out new products like productivity app Chronability and healthcare app Know My Patient  

6 PM at 425 University Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062
Price: Free


Thursday, March 16

Draplin & Co. Speaking Tour
Aaron Draplin will discuss his career and work, which includes clients like Field Notes, Burton Snowboards, and Snowboard Magazine

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Price: Free

Girls Develop It: Code and Coffee
Monthly meetup open to all; an informal way to practice your skills, meet new people, and receive feedback on code

6:30 PM at TBD
Price: Free


Tuesday, March 21

Driving Change: Autonomous & Electric Vehicles
This MIT Enterprise Forum panel will explore how technology is impacting transportation, the benefits of vehicle autonomy, and more

5:30 PM at MIT Stata Center (Building 32, Room 123) 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Price: $30


Thursday, March 23

Swift Office Hours: Hacking With Love
Learn the basics of reverse engineering on your favorite dating app, tracing methods, iOS security and more

6:30 PM at Intrepid Pursuits, 222 Third Street, Suite 4000, Cambridge 02142
Price: Free

InnoNorth: Women in Technology
Open to all; panel discussion on a number of topics surrounding women in technology; panelists include Amanda Carbonneau, Co-Founder of Wellist; Erin Hegarty , Co-Founder of Fresh LLC; Rica Elysée, Founder & CEO of BeautyLynk; Lisa Christine Summerville, Founder & CEO of 28 Carrots

7 PM at Opus, 87 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
Price: Free

Exploring the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Demos & Drinks
Showcase of demos by companies who are leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning

6 PM at WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA
Price: Free

Friday, March 24

Universal Design Symposium and Design-athon
Two-day event with a focus on accessibility and universal design; talks, empathy building activities, and design-athon to develop practical solutions that improve daily living for all

9:30 AM at Mount Ida College, 777 Dedham Street Newton, MA 02459
Price: Free


Saturday, March 25

2017 Boston Baseball Hack Day
The sixth annual hackathon; create baseball-related projects to compete in a friendly one-day competition

10 AM at General Assembly Boston 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Price: Free


Tuesday, March 28

Boston AI Meetup: Chatbots!
Speakers from Kayak, Drift, and Insurify will talk about their experience building chatbots for Slack, Facebook Messenger, and other messaging platforms

6 PM at Kayak, 10 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free


Thursday, March 30

MITX DesignTech Summit: Creating Business Impact – From Ideation to Operation
Third annual MITX DesignTech Summit; a look at how design thinking and design principles are being applied within organizations to shape the culture, customer experience and drive innovation

8 AM at Fidelity Labs 245 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210
Price: $175

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