Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for September 2020
One of the reasons I love working at Balsamiq is how we care about others and always strive to make ethical choices. In fact one of our company values, and my personal favorite, is “We’re good people, and we care”.
At Balsamiq that means we try to be empathy manifested, both to our customers and each other. We’re so proud to partner with organizations with the same values, such as Just Design.
Taking place from September 18-20, this 48-hour designathon provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with others in order to design solutions for social change. Check them out!
"Just Design is a 48-hour, virtual designathon created by a team of students from UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. Here, students can express their passion and skills through design to create solutions they feel empowered about. From guest speeches to workshops to industry panelists in different design-related fields, our event will have many empowering leaders to share their insights and wisdom with you."
"Business of Software Conference USA Online 2020 is your chance to interact with entrepreneurs and experts building great software and SaaS companies and overcoming the same challenges you’re facing right now. You’ll hear insights from, and talk with, world leaders in product, sales, strategy, marketing, people, process, even crisis communications. Our new energizing format lets you interact directly, not just watch more Zoom videos."
"Reflections | Projections is an annual technology conference held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Inviting premier speakers, influencers, and companies, it features a puzzle competition, speaker events, and a 24-hour AI hackathon. Reflections | Projections is coming on its 26th anniversary this year, upholding its standards of excellence."
"We’ve put our own unique spin on a “virtual conference” that includes thought-provoking talks, interactive Q&A’s, professionally compiled notes, an exclusive podcast series, video networking, and more so you can learn not just in these two days, but well beyond. Get exposed to new ways of thinking about creating products, replete with actionable steps that you can immediately bring back to the office."
"We are a student-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 2018 with the mission to make free, effective, and engaging CS education accessible to all. We teach topics ranging from mobile app development to AI at schools and libraries to underrepresented youth in effort to make computer science all-inclusive. We strive to foster a genuine interest in CS within our participants by conveying our curricula through real-world applications that they can personally relate to and connect with."
"Design Matters is a community of creative and curious minds who share the same drive and passion for digital design, technology, art, and society. It is also a platform to gather together, share ideas, and discuss experiences. Each year, design practitioners jump on stage to talk with honesty and passion about their experiences, challenges, successes, and failures."
"Enter a new dimension as 1,000+ students from around the world come to learn the latest technologies, build innovative projects, and showcase their talents. Explore the world of technology through our learning tracks and interactive workshops. Work together with fellow students and mentors to solve exciting challenges. Meet top companies hiring for internships and job opportunities. And win amazing prizes - all at ShellHacks!"
"At DeltaX Hacks, we’re makers. Explorers. Builders. Innovators. We want to form an environment that encourages and accelerates the process of creation. We want to help you turn your ideas into reality. We’re able to offer this event for free thanks to our generous sponsors and our parent organization, DeltaX Academy."
"Inspiring and encouraging learners of all ages and backgrounds to explore the biological applications of AI. We work towards our goal of increasing diversity in AI through our two main initiatives: Workshops and Synapshots! Join an amazing group of students on our mission to increase diversity in AI! Find out how you can become a regional workshop leader for your area."
"IT Matters focuses on the human factor of working in tech. We discuss various topics, from diversity and inclusion, mental health in the workplace, to empathetic leadership. Our goal is to help to create human-centered organizations and build teams based on inclusivity, trust and connecting with others. Bring your own experience, bring your own problem and let’s talk about the things that matter in IT!"
"More than just a conference, Code Fest 2020 is a comprehensive digital learning experience and skills exchange, providing unique opportunities to connect with inspiring leaders, innovative teams, and influential hiring experts. Through the event you can hear stories from senior and trailblazing women, engage with employers through targeted job-application and interview coaching, or learn the unique challenges that diverse entrepreneurs face."
"The coolest design and development conference by Hinto is back! In 2020 edition we will move BEYOND BOUNDARIES, strategically addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing landscape of our industry. A percentage of the proceeds of sales of the conference tickets benefits Doctors without borders and their involvement in the fight against COVI-19 worldwide."
"Since 2006, Paris Web has been the unmissable event for French-speaking web professionals. Paris Web conferences and workshops are organized by the non-profit association Paris-Web. Beyond this event, the aim of Paris Web is to promote quality web development in the broad sense: standards, standards, accessibility, ergonomics and design methods. It participates in events, forums and promotes initiatives supporting these principles."
"We're back and better than ever with the fourth loop of UBC's Local Hack Day and we’re excited to kick off the nwPlus hackathon season at Learn Day, where you can learn more about how to attend a hackathon for our upcoming events such as nwHacks and cmd-f! No programming experience required. Whether you're a veteran or a newbie, there will always be things you can LEARN from a variety of mentors, workshops, and fellow participants."
"SIGDOC’s history tells a story of responding to changes in technologies and their users, increasingly moving toward social justice frameworks. This history and ongoing advances inspire our theme, as we look forward to the possibilities and pitfalls of new academic and industry practices, technologies, audiences, and contexts. For SIGDOC 2020, we focus on how technology and design have influenced one another since the organization was founded in 1975."
"We live in a world of constant change. Technology is evolving more rapidly than anyone would have ever thought. In healthcare, this change is not embraced as much as in other industries. Most healthcare systems weren’t designed for this world. With UX Healthcare we aim to make a difference, because better design is needed in the healthcare industry. From clinicians, healthcare insurances to hospital equipment manufacturers - our goal is to help healthcare across the world to implement the best user experiences possible."
"Zero Code Conference 2020, strives to empower the first generation of citizen developers through the process of demonstrations, talks and Q&As with no-code experts. Learn how to build your business without a CTO or thousands of dollars at the Zero Code Conference. Learn everything from scaling, to marketing to business automation right here. Learn about all of the best new tools that will speed up and improve your future and current projects. Learn how everyone can become a citizen developer and entrepreneur with today's technology."
"MakeSPP brings together over 200 innovative young minds for an all-day hackathon and technology conference. We're a diverse and creative community of students dedicated to solving some of the most challenging problems with technology. Learn to code websites and applications with fun project-based workshops & skilled mentors. No experience necessary! You'll also have the opportunity to attend our entrepreneurship session, talks, & panel."
"Interact London is an annual industry-leading UX, Ai and design conference. It seeks to inspire and provoke attendees, pushing them to examine the intersection of philosophy and practice in design. The talks will explore UX, design, Ai and our relationship to what we create, use and increasingly live beside. The sell-out conference, moving into its sixth year, has previously showcased speakers from the likes of Google, eBay, Aardman Animations, Deliveroo, LEGO and Monzo, and 2020's roster will be no less exciting."
"The Smashing Cat is going online, y’all! Meet an inclusive, practical and friendly conference on front-end, design and UX, with CSS/JS techniques, accessibility, performance, privacy, internationalization, designing for mobile, HTML email and real-life case studies. Mark your calendar October 13–14. One track, two days, 10 speakers and a lot of truly smashing attendees. But most importantly: a community that cares, shares and learns from each other — see ya online, I reckon?"
"This year we’ll strategize how we can create equity in the tech industry, how Venture Capital and entrepreneurship ecosystems are evolving to become more inclusive, and the impact of the stories we consume and share in the media. We’ll explore ways to build more ethical and accessible products and services, improve mental health and wellness, and use tech to drive civic engagement and combat voter suppression. We’ll have sessions on what empathetic leaders must do to promote inclusion, allyship, and anti-racism across global teams."
"UCD Gathering is a new virtual event for the research and design community. Over 2 days you'll hear from inspiring keynotes and take part in practical tutorials, engaging live sessions, interactive group sessions, speaker Q&A - plus an all-important hallway track where you can meet and share experiences with fellow practitioners"
Now more than ever we should show each other kindness and make the world a better place for all. Be well and we’ll be back with more next month!