Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for June 2019
Hello again, friends of Balsamiq! It is our privilege to have many outlets for charitable giving: our sponsorships & raffles programs, open-source code, individual professional development time to use volunteering, our free software for do-gooders; the list goes on!
Each year we are lucky enough to donate 3% of our profits to charities near and dear to our hearts. Being able to reflect on our role in the community brings us much fulfillment and delight. And we’re happy to say that many of the events we sponsor share these values too. Giving back truly is a gift in itself!
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"AIHacks is a student-run hackathon for high school females (non-binary & trans inclusive) with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Founded by a team of high school students in tech, our team is passionate about addressing the gender gap in the field. AIHacks is completely free, with food, swag, and awesome prizes included! At AIHacks, we invite participants to spend a weekend dedicated toward learning new skills and building innovative projects, while establishing a network of relationships. Our mission is to empower young women to pursue their interests in technology and AI, as well as challenge them to apply their knowledge to make a difference in the world."
"Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Each make-a-thon is organized independently by locals in each community that want to make a difference on the problems that matter most to their region. Through your work to help nonprofits, you’re providing beautiful design and technology that can provide grants and share stories. But more importantly we are sharing experiences and spreading hope to one another. We are saying a small thank you to those in our society that work tirelessly. We are building empathy in a world that needs it."
"UXPA International is bringing designers, researchers and academics from all over the world together in Scottsdale, AZ. Sessions include UX tools and techniques, emerging innovations, developing your career and everything in-between for all levels of UX professionals."
"Up, up, up to the stars! For our second SmashingConf Toronto (June 25–26), we'll explore the bright and dark sides of front-end and UX — Service Workers, Design Across Cultures, Design Systems, Performance, Vue.js, Animation, Designing for Touch and much more to come! Plus a bunch of hands-on workshops on design, front-end and UX."
"The National DevOps Conference is targeted towards C-level executives interested in learning more about the DevOps movement and its cultural variations that assist, promote and guide a collaborative working relationship between Development and Operations. The National DevOps Conference is an annual, UK-based conference that provides the IT community at home and abroad with invaluable content from revered industry speakers; practical presentations and executive workshops, facilitated and led by key figures. This top industry event also features a market leading exhibition, which enables delegates to view the latest products and services available to them."
"Then came the design, the network, the platform, the interface, big data, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the empire of the user, the triumph of experience, the reign of reciprocity. That is the law that governs the universe, reciprocity. Because let's be honest: if we have created a world full of incredible experiences, it has been to fulfill the dreams of those who were willing to live them. And they are going to ask us for more. Forever. If you think we can face this challenge, if you think that the world has just begun to change, we believe in you."
"2 days entirely dedicated to the user experience, articulated in the form of workshops and conferences. In 2018, the event gathered no less than 750 participants, so many curious smiles and double of passionate glances. Now a must-have for UX agendas, the event attracts professionals of all stripes interested in user experience methods, design thinking, agility and digital project management, serious games, sprint design, etc. . So you too, rush to exchange with the community and leave enriched with the latest methods and feedback. Embark, the adventure continues!"
"Collaborate: where 200 of South West’s finest creatives get together to question everything they thought they knew about UX and Design. Ideas will be bred, valuable new networks will be formed, and stubborn notions will be nudged. If you’re ready to embrace uncertainty, we’d love you to be there."
"The traveling Ruby conference will dock in Rotterdam June 21st through 22nd. EuRuKo is a 2 days, single track conference, attracting influential speakers from the Ruby community. EuRuKo wants to be an inclusive conference. That's why we have a Diversity Ticket program aimed at members of underrepresented groups in tech — this includes, but is not limited to: people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people, women, disabled people."
"With Healthcare -Tech being one of the fastest growing industries globally, How will Healthcare UX improve, adapt and enhance patient experiences! We will discuss our UX Challenges and how to design to the needs not the wants of our Users. We will look at trends globally. Are we designing for Machine learning and AI! How are we designing for Telemedicine and will Chatbots, Messaging and video-calling reach its potential!"
"Running Remote is carefully curated to teach you next-level, actionable strategies and tactics you can utilize the very next day to manage and grow your distributed team. Our mission is to provide the education and tools that founders & professionals need to succeed in the future of work. This is a gathering of leaders who will share everything they’ve learnt running a remote first organisation. Modern management practices in a tropical paradise."
"PyScript Conf is a programming workshop and tech-talks for people who are new to the Python Programming language. The awesome event let attendees build some small applications using Python and help them in knowing the use of Python in fields like Web Apps(Django), Data Science, Machine learning, Cloud, Cryptocurrencies and Artificial Intelligence. This also gives an overview of contributing to Open Source, communities, Git & GitHub and from where they can contribute to different projects running across Globe."
There are so many wonderful reasons to be generous of time and money. We look forward to continuing to support our community through these initiatives. It’s quite literally our pleasure!