Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for October 2020
Hello Balsamiq friends!
This month we’d like to highlight another conference we are delighted to join – Rosenfeld’s DesignOps Summit, where our own Head of Design Education, Leon Barnard, will give a talk on how to use wireframes to improve team communication and participation.
This completely virtual 3-day event starts October 21st. Be sure to join Leon’s session on Wednesday 10:30am – 11:00am PDT to learn how to effectively use wireframes as a communication tool to guarantee clear user goals and harmonious teamwork!
"UC Santa Cruz's premier all-female and non-binary hackathon. The aim of GraceHacks is to foster a welcoming and supportive hackathon environment for women and non-binary students. GraceHacks strives to empower these underrepresented groups and ensure that they have the confidence to create without inherent bias or sexism."
"We believe that every woman, regardless of background, should have equal access to opportunities to pursue a career in Computer Science. Women in Computing at the University of California, Riverside is dedicated to empowering women to pursue careers in technology through inclusive and welcoming member events, educational technical workshops, mentorship from role models in university and industry, and supporting a thriving community of leading women in technology. Our goal is to increase the retention rate of women pursuing computing and providing a safe space for anyone interested in a tech career."
"The DesignOps Summit is the first and foremost design operations conference, defining and leading the industry’s practice of design operations since 2017. This year’s theme is resilience: the program will help you navigate the existential challenges faced by DesignOps practitioners, teams, and organizations. You’ll benefit from over 45 sponsor-led sessions, which emphasize learning over selling."
"containerday is the main Italian conference dedicated to container technologies, virtualization and the best practices associated with them. Docker, Kubernetes and virtualization technologies are fundamentally changing the world of IT infrastructure. Meet the experts in container technologies for two days of workshops, technical interventions and demos. Best practices, innovative technologies and the most mature tools will be presented to manage and evolve a modern IT infrastructure."
"Master the Craft of Product Management. Check out the line up of talks to transform your product, team, or self! Keynote presentations are followed by live Q&A with attendees. Numerous breaks throughout the day allow for networking via video, and opportunities to visit our sponsors. Connect from the comfort of home with the online format."
"HackInBo is the first totally free event on IT Security in the city of Bologna. The event was created to make up for the lack of an event of this type in the Bolognese area. There will be an opportunity to talk and meet industry experts in a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere, taking the opportunity to stay updated on the latest issues regarding IT-Security."
"Talk UX is brought to you by Ladies that UX, a global organisation that has created an international community of inspiring, supportive women in design and tech. Founded in Manchester, Ladies that UX is leading a global movement, with chapters in over 75 cities worldwide, that empowers women to achieve their full potential. We shed light on the bridges that women in UX build between problems and solutions, user needs and products, and design and technology."
"IndiaHCI 2020 is the 11th edition of the international conference series on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design and Research. We are a formal platform under the aegis of HCI Professional Association of India (HCIPAI). The intimate size, single track, peer-reviewed curation and novel features like shepherding make this conference an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation experiences."
"Let’s admit, 2020 has been a YEAR. We have faced many social, emotional, and environmental challenges this year and it’s time we start writing our future to ignite change. The theme Dear Future Me is about reflecting on our past and acting on our future. On the weekend of our hackathon, brainstorm and build a project that will impact your future. This project can be a hack to benefit your personal, social, and environmental wellness."
"hackTAMS is a bi-annual hackathon hosted by TAMS students. Currently, there is a serious lack of quality, free hackathons for high school students in the DFW area, the 4th most populated metropolitan area in the country. We want hackTAMS to fill this void. In addition to the usual "hack" track, we have a "design" track for beginners who don't know how to program but want to design a product."
"hackPHS hosts over 300 high school students from across New Jersey to collaborate, innovate, and create in a 24-hour, student organized hackathon based at Princeton High School. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced hacker, hackPHS will have something for you!"
"Holiday-fy is a research-grant program where we provide passionate students an opportunity to learn the ropes of computer science and engineering by enabling them to start their own hands-on projects while mentoring them on their journey. Holiday-fy participants will apply for a grant to innovate a hardware + software project that benefits the world."
"MDHacks is a 48 hour virtual hackathon made for you. MDHacks is all about learning, fun, and growth. Come join us for the first virtual MDHacks about learning, fun, and growth. All current students can attend MDHacks. No coding experience is necessary! Non-STEM majors, first-time hackers, and beginner coders are welcomed and encouraged to join us!"
"PVS HACKFEST is a community themed hackathon, hosted by Pearlville School, focused on building leaders of the future. The event is for computer science and IT enthusiasts and will also include a special “Girls in Tech” recognition. During the hackathon, participants will be challenged to innovate the next big idea – a sustainable service or product for the community – as the need for this is inevitable given the current status of our economy."
"Global Experience Summit will be the biggest online gathering of 2020 for those within User Experience, Customer Experience, Service Design & Product Design communities. This online festival will featured three sets of two-day virtual conferences: UX LIVE on 9th & 10th November, CX LIVE on 12th & 13th November, and finally Product LIVE on 16th & 17th November."
"A single worldwide day of events around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen and governmental groups for our common objective: to ensure that technology helps people live to their full potential and helps create a better world for all citizens everywhere. The 15th annual World Usability Day (WUD) event will be celebrated globally with programs and conferences being organized in over 40 countries around the world."
"CodeJam is the annual hackathon run by the McGill Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Student’ Society. We provide an engaging environment for students to learn and have fun over a weekend of coding! Develop new skills, make new friends, network with industry leaders. Join us for a weekend filled with various workshops designed for individuals with various backgrounds!"
"DefHacks | Global 2.0 hackathon is a free 36-hour event for high school and college students. It is a worldwide event in which students of all skill levels around can collaborate to create innovative projects to solve the worlds problems. Students can also participate in workshops to learn new skills, ask questions to top tech minds, participate in fun mini-events, and win amazing prizes!"
"Some of our communities' biggest problems are solved by nonprofits staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Their work deserves the best design, marketing, and technology, but these are far too often out of reach of these impactful organizations. Most nonprofits don't have the resources, time, or know-how to design and develop the things it could take us just a day to create. So for 12 hours, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in the most creative and purposeful communities around the globe."
We hope to see you at the Design Ops Summit!