Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for May 2020
Education is a large part of our giving back strategy. Last year we sponsored 72 hackathon events whose goal is to teach critical problem solving skills to young people interested in STEM and we offer free wireframing sessions for non-profit organizations.
Now there is a new way for you to learn how to communicate your brilliant product ideas and create user interfaces your customers will adore — our brand new Balsamiq Wireframing Academy!
Here you will find no shortage of learning resources to help you become a great designer. We want to see you succeed and we hope you find our newest initiative useful in achieving your goals.
"At hths.hacks(), we believe that tech can change the world, so we’re challenging you to solve a problem in 24 hours. Due to the recent crisis, hths.hacks() will be taking place entirely online, but don't worry, we didn't forget about the prizes. You'll still get the opportunity to meet some fellow hackers and great sponsors, the chance to win some prizes and learn something new. Let’s see what you can create!"
"Themed around sustainability and the environment, Hack The Earth is a 24 hour long hackathon based in Waterloo, Ontario, where bright students invent and innovate new technology for the betterment of our planet. Environmental problems are a massive challenge to the next generation and technology has a big role to play. Let’s Hack the Earth."
"We bring together hundreds of high school students from across the Bay Area to work together and make their ideas a reality. HarmonyHacks is a high school hackathon: a 12-hour programming event where students work in teams to make hardware and software projects. This year, we aim to have around 150 attendees with a 1:1 gender ratio."
"UXLx is a premier User Experience Conference, and our speaker lineup is really the cream of the crop in the industry worldwide. You’ll not only be inspired by their 10 thought provoking talks but you’ll have the opportunity to learn one on one in their 18 practical workshops, all adapted to a new online experience taking advantage of remote tools to make this year’s online edition as close as the in-person event."
"We’re getting a bit stir crazy with the covid-19 isolation. We feel like we could and should do something to further connect the JS and web communities with an infusion of creativity since we cannot currently meet in person. Sessions focus on things that use the web platform to express creativity, e.g. music, art, VR, thought computing, robots, games, poetry, comedy, and more."
"At OhloneHacks, we’re inviting 150 of the most ambitious students from around the Bay Area for a 12-hour-long hackathon. Our attendees will build and solve important problems impacting education, and machine learning. Projects will be judged by some of the most talented professionals in all of Northern California."
"Our goal is to inspire and help aspiring programmers of all backgrounds to learn and hone skills in the field of computer science. This event is all inclusive to any high schooler and aims to help underrepresented communities in STEM fields. NorcalHacks strives to empower students of all types by providing a supporting environment for them to prosper and thrive in this new technological era."
"MasseyHacks is a high school hackathon where 150+ students of all skill levels gather to learn, create, and experience something amazing. Over this split 24-hour event, you will find seasoned mentors to learn from, lively activities to take part in, and a plethora of workshops to discover! Complete with three main learning streams based on your hacking experience, MasseyHacks is a place to explore the world of computer science and technology."
"A hackathon is an event where students individually or collaboratively create innovative solutions with technology, often using hardware, software, or both! In addition, due to many workshops and experienced mentors, a hackathon is a great learning opportunity and experience. Overall, hackathons are an excellent event for any student with an interest in computer science and programming to attend, no matter the skill level."
"Planet Hacks 2020 is a 24 hour virtual programming event where high-school students from all over the world come together and bring their ideas into reality. At the end of the event, hackers will pitch their projects to judges in hopes of winning prizes. Due to the event being held virtually, it is completely free to participate."
"Fluxible TV will be streaming to screens everywhere on June 4, 2020. Featuring presentations from trusted UX experts, musical interludes, and some special surprises, Fluxible TV has us excited and we hope you will be too."
"Let's talk more about the skills that require emotional labor. You Got This is a network of community conferences on the non-technical 'core' skills needed for a happy, healthy work life. You Got This From Home is a new, free, online edition of the event taking place on June 6 2020."
"No doubt we're in a strange place these days, and it's hard to escape the hype surrounding COVID-19. But there is still work to be done, and new things to learn. Let's continue the conversation around all things product in a unique online event spanning four days over four weeks."
"UX Camp: Home Edition is a 1-day mini-conference for all things UX. From where ever you are—be that a deck, patio, kitchen table, couch with someone crawling all over you, or some place close enough to someone else’s wifi to make it free to access (and far enough away to not be creepy)."
We strongly believe in sharing knowledge and experience and we are very happy to continue to sponsor events with the same mission. Keep learning and growing!