Tech and Design Events: October 2016

Posted by Knar Bedian on Oct 12, 2016 4:29:27 PM

Each month, we're going to be highlighting some of the Boston tech meetups, hackathons, and events that we've got our eye on. Below, check out a list of the upcoming events we're excited for, including a talk at MIT this week on The Intelligent Integrated Store, and the launch of Swift Office Hours on October 25! 


Wednesday, October 12

Boston New Technology October 2016 Startup Showcase #BNT70
Learn about 7 innovative products from the local startup community, including Vissenger, Urban Water Systems Tool, CheckPermits, Zeal,, Folia, and Openbay

6 PM at Akamai Technologies, 150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Thursday, October 13

O’Reilly on the Road with Authors from Design Sprint and Lean UX
Authors of Design Sprint and Lean UX will share tactical experiences, case studies, best practices

6 PM at 2 Avenue de Lafayette, 6th floor, Boston, MA 0211
Price: $25

Using Design Thinking to Generate Insights for Innovation

Drew Bonfiglio, co-founder of Emzingo, will present putting design thinking methods to generate solutions and insights / methodology  

5:30 PM at Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 15th Floor Boston, MA 02109

Price: Free

Beyond the Screen: When UX Gets Offline
How Education First uses tech to enhance customer’s experience offline

6:00 PM at EF Education First - Boston Office, 2 Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
Price: Free

CocoaHeads Boston

Monthly meetup of Mac and iOS devs

7 PM at MIT’s Tang Center, aka Building E-51, Room 325
Price: Free

The Intelligent Integrated Store: An IoT Event
Bringing IoT to retail; RFID location capabilities, video analytics, BLE, POS data, etc; speakers from Lululemon, DSW, Zebra Technologies, b8ta

6 PM at MIT Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Price: $30

Friday, October 14

TADHack Boston
October 14-15; Telecoms-focused hackathon, expert speakers share best practices

6 PM at McGraw-Hill Education Labs, 281 Summer Street, Boston, MA

Tech Conference at Harvard Business School
Keynote speeches and panel discussions about the future of technology, tech demos

8 AM at Harvard Business School, Spangler Auditorium, Boston, MA 02163
Price: $25-30

WBUR App Launch Party
Intrepid and Boston NPR station WBUR celebrate the launch of the WBUR Listen app, free pizza and beer with app download, live local bands presented by Sound of Boston

6 PM at Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
Price: Free  

Monday, October 17

Mass Innovation Nights
Women Founders kicking off WEBOS, showcase of 14 products

6 PM at 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Price: Free

IoT Security Summit
October 17-19; Blockchain, IoT security and privacy use cases, embedded security and protocols

8:30 AM at Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Price: $695

Tuesday, October 18

Boston TechBreakfast
Free coffee, breakfast, networking and demos by Mellon, Future Moments, Navitome, and GoPapaya

8 AM at Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Free

Boston VR Meetup: Moth+Flame and Paracosm

VR & AR demos and presentations

6 PM at Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA

Price: Free

Wednesday, October 19

IoT Demos and Drinks: Sponsored by Ingenu  
Networking, demos, Ingenu presentation

6 PM at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, 100 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

Price: Free

Women Innovators Night @ WE BOS Week

Join Innovation Women for a night of workshops & learning about securing and capitalizing on speaking opportunities

5 PM at Impact Hub Boston 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109

Price: Free

Thursday, October 20

Connected Health Symposium
October 20-21; Discussing new technologies and how that will affect the healthcare space, including wearables, health data, IoT of healthcare

Boston Seaport World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210

Price: General Registration: $1095

Friday, October 21

Karajan/MIT Classical Music Hackathon
October 21-23; “Classical music meets code”

4 PM at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewis Music Library, 1
60 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts MA 02139
Price: Free

Monday, October 24

Connected Data Is More Valuable Than You Think: including ThingWorx
Discussing how data is data being used, how to leverage data, how IoT is monetized

5:30 PM at TechSandBox 105B South Street, Hopkinton, MA

Price: $30 in advance, $35 at door

Informal Android Developer Meetup

Android devs of all skill levels are welcome; chat about mobile, debug code, or just hang out

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

Price: Free

Tuesday, October 25

Learn Lab Workshops: Introduction to Microsoft Hololens
Presented by Venture Cafe and Microsoft

5:30 PM at Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02119

Price: Free

Wednesday, October 26

The Poster: The History & Influence of a Classic Medium
9 designers will explore the historical and future significance of poster design

6 PM at MassArt Design and Media Center, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Price: Free

Women Who Code Boston: Lightning Talks and Hack Night
Food and drink provided; hack night programming, chat with fellow women in tech
6:30 PM

Price: Free

AR in Energy
Demonstrations and presentations of AR use in Energy; pizza and soda provided

6 PM at Akamai, 150 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02142
Price: Free

Friday, October 28

Amazon’s The Future of Listening Hackathon
Weekend hackathon (October 28-30); access to private Audible APIs, $10,000 grand prize

6:30 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: Register online

Topics: Meetup, Events, Hackathon