Tech and Design Events: November

Posted by Knar Bedian on Oct 31, 2016 2:09:21 PM

Every month we highlight some of the most exciting meetups, hackathons and events in Boston. Whether you're looking to hear more about the hype about podcasts and what goes into making one, or you want to learn more about the UX and the benefit of hidden app structures, or are a woman in tech who is looking to connect with fellow female developers, there's something for everyone. Here's what going on before we all tuck into our Thanksgiving dinners: 

Tuesday, November 1

Designing Effective Experiences for the Internet of Things
Discussion on how to design effective IoT experiences, how user research is different when designing for IoT, and more

6:00 PM at Cantina Consulting, 320 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Price: Free  

TechBreakfast’s Boston Startup Expo & Tech Job Fair
Networking, job opportunities, connect with investors

1 PM at Innovation and Design Building, 25 Drydock Ave , Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

Maker Mingle: Podcasters and Producers
Monthly casual meetup for podcast makers and anyone interested in making podcasts; networking, share ideas, and chat with folks from PRX, and Radiotopia  

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

Wednesday, November 2

APIStrat 2016
One of the leading global conferences focused on the API economy, open to developers, IT, business users and anyone who is looking to better understand how APIs are impacting the world around us

Nov 2-4; 1 PM at Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA
Price: $608.95

EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit
Thought leaders, iPad experts, classroom educators will come together to share insights on innovative instruction to improve student learning

Nov 2-4, Boston Convention & Expo Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $525

IxDA Boston November Meeting - An Evening of Fast-Paced Design Talks
This month's talk theme is "innies vs. outies," which will explore the dynamics and difference sbetween in-house experience design and an agency setting  

6 PM at Mad*Pow, Boston Office, 179 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111
Price: Free

Thursday, November 3

MITX DesignTech Summit: Creating Business Impact
A look at how strategic design methods can be used by companies to stay ahead and be competitive. 

8 AM at Fidelity Labs 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $175.00  

Girls in Tech Boston Launch
Open to anyone with an interest in tech, startups, and providing women with a platform for growth; GIT is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology 

6:00 pm at WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Price: Free

Monday, November 7

Boston New Technology November 2016 Startup Showcase #BNT71
Networking, presentations from 7 innovators: Sherpadesk,, Brick River, SavingStar, SoundBridge, Suspect Technologies, and Voatz

6:00 PM at MassChallenge Space, 23 Drydock Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA
Price: Free 

Informal Android Developer Meetup (Boston Edition)
Open to all interests and skill levels; stop by for networking, informal discussion of mobile, and debugging Android code  

7:00 PM at Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar, 665 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Price: Free  

Wednesday, November 9

The Hidden Structure Of Great Apps
Josh Porter (of Rocket Insights and Hubspot) will share his experience designing apps and discuss how to create “work queues,” the hidden, shared structure the best apps have

7:00 pm at EF Education First - Boston Office, 2 Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: $15 (food and drink included)  

Thursday, November 10

The Boston Security Meetup
Networking and talks by Brian Seifert, "Intro To Web Security (ft. Burp and WebGoat)" and Amit Serper, "IoT: The Internet of Turds"

6 PM at East Arcade Conference Center, 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA (map)
Price: Free 

Android and Google Analytics
Talk on Google Analytics that will touch on configuration and setup of the Google Analytics SDK, API usage examples for Android, and more

6 PM at Pivotal Labs, 145 Broadway 3rd, Cambridge, MA
Price: Free

Friday, November 11

UX Fair 2016 with UXPA
Networking for students, career changers, and UX professionals, roundtable discussions, mentoring panel

1 PM at GA Boston 125 Summer St., Boston, MA 02110
Price: $15  

Tuesday, November 15

Designing for Emerging Markets
UX and Product designers from Jana will share insights on designing products for emerging markets, the importance of localization, and how to use data to inform product decisions

 6 PM at t thoughtbot, inc, 41 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108
Price: Free  

Power of Constraints
Local in-house design leaders (from Twitter, Forrester and Northeastern University) will discuss how they’ve used design constraints to inspire their teams

6:30 PM at MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, 6th floor, Boston, MA 02210
Price: $20

Boston VR: Qualcomm & Michelle Osorio
Talks from Nigel Williams from Qualcomm, and Top 100 VR Influencer Michelle Osorio, plus VR and AR demos

6:00 PM at Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA
Price: Free

She Geeks Out November Monthly Event
Networking, learning, panel conversation about women in tech

6 PM at O'Reilly Media Offices, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA
Price: $10 (food and drink included)

Wednesday, November 16

Learn Swift Boston: Optionals and Errors
Meetup for all levels; a focus on understanding optionals, error handling, how Swift uses nil 

6:30 PM
Price: Free

Thursday, November 17

Girls Develop It Boston: Code and Coffee
Monthly opportunity to meet new people and practice skills; bring your laptop, projects and programming problems (open to all regardless of gender or skill level)

6:30 PM
Price: Free  

Women Who Code Boston: Lightning Talks and Hack Night
Open hour for lightning talks, hack night programming, chat with fellow women in tech

6 PM
Price: Free  

Saturday, November 19

Lady Problems Hackathon
November 19-20; Tackle the problems that prevent female entrepreneurship with fellow devs, designers, entrepreneurs. All genders are welcome.

9 AM at KAYAK Technology HQ, 10 Canal Park, Cambridge, Boston, MA 02141
Price: $10  

Topics: Design, Development, Events, Hackathon