Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for November 2019
Hello once again, friends!
As you may know we at Balsamiq are admirers of open source. Not only do we make an effort to sponsor events that promote open source, such as nodejsday and Software Freedom Day, but we also open source parts of our code, tools, and even our Balsamiq Sans font.
UI Design shouldn’t have a high barrier to entry if we want to reach our goal to rid the world of bad software. We believe people of all different backgrounds should have access to tools that teach coding and that inclusivity makes the tech community better for everyone. It is a pleasure to support conferences that feel the same.
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"At World Usability Day 2019, UXPA Cleveland will once again bring together professionals, practitioners and industry experts for an intensive, informative and intriguing day of professional development sessions and networking. This year's theme is "Design for the Future We Want," inspired by the United Nations' Sustainable Development goals that provide a roadmap of the future."
"We are high school students who want to show what anyone can do with a little code. We bring together people who have an interest in entrepreneurship, civic engagement and innovation. Our hope is to inspire kids of all backgrounds to code and express their creativity."
"The best education is experience. That’s why we’ve started BuildChicago, a 24-hour student hackathon focused on mentorship and workshops. We realized that the best way to help as many people as possible learn and grow, is to provide experiences that allow them to experiment and collaborate. Welcome to BuildChicago."
"FrontierHacks is a 24 hour hackathon focusing on providing a center of innovation and a friendly & welcoming environment for students all over the Bay Area, where teams of new and experienced coders are able to build a project, learn new skills, and have a great time! Every year, FrontierHacks partners with a new nonprofit in order to encourage attendees to create projects that help fulfill the goals of that nonprofit."
"PacHacks is a 24 hour long, 250 person hackathon run by high school students in the Bay Area. Our goal is to bring high school students in the Bay Area together to convert their ideas into reality. All food, refreshments, and prizes are provided for free to the participants!"
"As a group of innovative high-school students, we decided to bring our passion for all to enjoy. With over 200 high-school hackers all over Ontario and only 24 hours to spend, anything is limitless. Our third season is here, with an experience never thought before. This is Hack The Hammer."
"Ready for year six in Berlin? We have a new home for beyond tellerrand with the Festsaal Kreuzberg and are looking forward to welcome you. Join us on November 14 and 15 for a maximum dose of inspiration and a different view on things. Side Events and workshops are planned around those dates and will be announced as soon as possible."
"Design has a big impact on people's behavior. We all believe that we are working towards a better future in the long term, but often we are done with the short-term results of our work. Let's use this year's theme to explore our designs and find ways to make the world a better user experience."
"As a community of designers and usability experts we are projected towards the future, because we are involved in projects that look ahead: it doesn't matter if it's tomorrow or in 10 years. For this reason, we must ask ourselves what future we are planning, what intentions underpin projects, what objectives we intend to meet and what scenarios we are hypothesizing and, often, already creating."
"Five years after the very first Accessibility Club and one year after our first conference it's time to celebrate that accessibility matters seem to have become a bit more mainstream! Join us for two days of gaining knowledge about web accessibility, exchanging experiences and meeting like-minded enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond: November 16th-17th, 2019, in Berlin!"
"We know that great products are hard to build, and just as difficult to manage. How can you improve your methods to make your processes easier and more efficient? For the fifth year in a row, we are organizing Productized Conference, where we hope to find the answers to this and other questions, with the goal of building better products."
"Our annual conference is back on 21 November 2019. We have assembled an awesome team of expert designers, researchers, product managers and futurists to bring together the latest insights in UX. With speakers from Google, Uber, Microsoft, Fitbit, Samsung NEXT and more, you will certainly be in great company. Plus this year we will be running both masterclasses and workshops throughout the day, so you are sure to pick up a few skills whilst learning from the best."
"What technological trends of 2019 have met hopes? Which technology is the must-have of a modern designer? What will the creative industry be like in 2020? We will try to find answers to these questions and many others at the end of November together with DesignWays Conf 2019 speakers."
"Indie London is a diverse group of makers from all backgrounds with a common goal of building profitable projects. Come and join us if you’re a solo founder, software engineer, designer, product manager or bootstrapper. Even if you’re just starting out, we’re a community all about sharing and growing as a group."
"NaijaHacks is not just a hackathon. The #NaijaHacks2019 experience starts online and continues in a demo day and award ceremony at Zone Tech Park. Unlike other Hackathons, we follow up, match participants to companies and mentor and fund the projects that come out of NaijaHacks."
As the end of 2019 draws near we continue to look at our practices and contemplate new ways to increase diversity in tech and we’re excited to work together with our sponsored events to achieve this.