Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for February 2019
This month we are very happy to highlight another organization that is dedicating their time to humanitarian causes: Make a Mark. Through this 12 hour design and development marathon, the industry’s best professionals work on projects for non-profits that would otherwise not have the resources, time, and experience to do so. In the next month Make a Mark will have events in Atlanta, Georgia and Brussels, Belgium; so check out their website and see how you can be involved!
We also have new raffles for you to enter for a chance to win a free ticket to events near you. See below for more details!
We are raffling away FREE TICKETS (travel and lodging not included.) Enter to win! Good luck!
"GiveCamp / Design for Good is a weekend-long event where professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations. Since its inception in 2007, the GiveCamp / Design for Good program has provided benefits to hundreds of charities, worth millions of dollars of developer and designer time in services!"
"Millibit Hacks is an all-day hackathon for high school students in which anyone can work together on an application, learn about STEM, and have fun! This hackathon is open to both students and developers. No programming experience is needed prior to attending the event—a hackathon is a great way to learn how to code from your peers!"
"Experience design (XD) is a discipline that develops holistic experiences inclusive of all users across all aspects of service, product or event. It provides a way for organizations to design a valuable user experience. Dive right in to some interactive learning with your peers and the executives who do business best."
"At all stages in life, women need mentors. We need friendships that are built on mutual trust and respect, and finding women who are on your same path gets harder and harder as you get older.We bring together likeminded women to help you create those mentor friendships. Emotional and spiritual growth spurts are hard, and we never want you to feel alone or unsupported."
"The Lesbians Who Tech + Allies San Francisco Summit is the largest LGBTQ professional event in the world. We focus on increasing the visibility of LGBTQ women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals, LGBTQ people of color, and demographics that are underrepresented in the tech sector and LGBTQ spaces. We’ve been called, 'The best tech conference, ever,' and, 'The most diverse tech conference they’ve ever been to,' and our favorite, 'It’s like TED, but with cooler people.'"
"PickHacks is a celebration of technology that brings together 300 of the brightest minds around the nation for 36 hours of building, collaboration, and fun. Our mission is to empower students to explore, learn, and create within a supportive and welcoming environment."
"Think of it as a 24-hour engineering competition, featuring skill workshops, fun mini-events, one-on-one assistance from our fantastic mentors. To sum it all up, BlairHacks_3 is an opportunity to create innovative projects while having fun!"
"Come join us in celebration of women in STEM at our all-women, full day Hackathon. It will be a day of fun, excitement, and coding - just for women and girls. Hack It Together is the perfect place to hone your coding skills while having fun with your friends and meeting other women in STEM."
"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 are a one-day user experience and usability event, and we annually “fascinate” our guests. By being the first UX conference of Turkey, we gather UX and Usability professionals from World’s leading companies in Istanbul, to share their experiences."
"Join us and our speakers from LEGO, Canonical, Which?, Ocado, Monzo, Automattic, Condé Nast, Booking, Virgin Atlantic and others to explore how designers can help businesses grow through UX & marketing; surely no matter how great our UX research & design can be – our products and services won't sell on their own?"
"We are one of the fastest growing design communities for design leaders. Our mission is to foster design leadership skills by bringing some of the world's best design leaders together for sharing and learning."
"CSS is one of the most powerful, and at the same time underrated, tools of the new renaissance of the web. Born as an internal event to a track of JsDay and the same team of organizers behind Kerning, CSSDay wants to give a dignity to the technology that makes all sites more readable, interactive and also beautiful to look at."
"Make a Mark is about creating an equity of design for organizations that worry about the toughest problems in our cities, slave over grants and reports, and sacrifice money and time with their families so we don’t have to think about or solve these same problems. 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."
"Two-days of presentations and workshops that promise to inspire and upskill you; delivered by giants from across the world who’ve pioneered the design and product industry. You’ll leave The UX Thailand Conference a better designer and/or product person than before."
We’re so happy to be able to support the community and we’ll be back next month with more events to share. Till then!