It’s the last full month of summer, but there’s plenty to do around Boston if you’re doing the whole “staying at home and working” thing. There happens to be a lot of events this month for women in tech. Other event topics include virtual reality, fintech, artificial intelligence and diversity and inclusion.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention that BostInno’s annual BostonFest happens on August 9 at The Lawn on D, so we’ll hopefully see you there.
Week of August 1
Tuesday, August 1
Midsummer Mixed Reality (VR + AR): The Boston VR/AR Association hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 8 at ALLEY in Cambridge. Panelists include Mike Festa of Wayfair, Sarah Downey of Accomplice and John Werner of Meta. Companies providing demos include Link to VR, Meta, PTC, VirZoom and Wayfair. Tickets range from $8 to $10.
Detecting Bitcoin Fraud with Graphs: Edlitera hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 8 at Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center. The event is free.
Boston Golang Project Night: This event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Google Cambridge. The event is free.
Wednesday, August 2
The Diversity Playbook with Resilient Coders: General Assembly hosts this event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at its 125 Summer St. location. The event is free.
Thursday, August 3
Drinks on Tap Fundraiser for Pelotonia: Raizlabs hosts this event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 at its 50 Milk St. location. Pelotonia is an an annual bike ride event that raises money for cancer research. The event is free.
Week of August 7
Monday, August 7
The Social, Economic and Legal Impact of AI and Automation—an Expert Panel: Cognitive Computing hosts this event starting at 6:15 p.m. at PwC’s Seaport office. Speakers include Warren Katz of Neurala, Stephen Lawrence of State Street Global and Stefanie Tellex of Brown University. The event is free.
Tuesday, August 8
PulseCheck Application Launch: Pulse@MassChallenge hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 9 at Hatch Fenway. The event is free.
Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup: This event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at WeWork’s Saint James Avenue location. The event is free.
Product for New Technologists: General Assembly hosts this workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at its 125 Summer St. location. The speaker is Ellen Chisa, the CEO and co-founder of a stealthy dev tools company and former VP of product at Lola. The event is free.
Wednesday, August 9
BostonFest 2017: BostInno hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 10 at The Lawn on D, where the winners of BostInno’s Coolest Companies contest will be announced. Tickets range from $20 to $25.
She Geeks Out Power Hour Workshop—Sourcing Diverse Candidates Creatively: This event runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 at Impact Hub Boston. The facilitator is Nikki Innocent, founder of advisory firm Story & Voice. The workshop costs $35.
Mass Innovation Nights 101: This event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 at the Samberg Conference Center in Cambridge. The event is free.
Women in Research & Science Networking Event: Amazon’s Alexa team hosts this event starting at 6 p.m. The event is free.
Thursday, August 10
Boston’s First Food Innovation Startup Tour: Branchfood hosts this event starting at 3 p.m., and it begins at CIC Boston. The event will feature speakers from Branchfood, Red’s Best, Freight Farms and Clover Food Lab. The event costs $35.
Mendix On Tour Boston: Mendix hosts this event from 2:45 p.m. through 4:45 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Speakers include Gordon van Huizen of Mendix, Robin Healey of Mass State Treasury and Duane Dumont of NxStage. Find registration info here.
Let’s Talk About Data Center Trends: Boston Data Center Community hosts this event starting at 5:30 p.m. at Iron Mountain’s Boston location. The event will feature speakers from Iron Mountain, 451 Research and New England Fiber. The event is free.
Week of August 14
Monday, August 14
HackerNest Boston August Tech Social: This event begins at 6 p.m. at Pivotal Labs in Cambridge. The event has a suggested $5 donation.
Tuesday, August 15
Board Game Night runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 at WeWork South Station. The event costs $5.
Catalysts for Change—Furthering Diversity & Inclusion at Work: HubSpot hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 8 at its 2 Canal Park location. Speakers include Michael Redbord of HubSpot and Seth Matheson of Toast. The event is free.
Boston New Technology August Startup Showcase: This event runs from 6 p.m. to 8;30 at LogMeIn’s 333 Summer St. office. Presenters include Mendix, Sleepbox, Operation Code and SugAR Poke. The event costs $10.
Smart Cities—Transportation: Boston DIG hosts this event form 6 p.m. to 8:30 at CDM Smith’s State Street office. The event is free.
Wednesday, August 16
RAMP, InsightSquared’s inaugural three-day conference for sales operations professionals, begins at 6 p.m. and ends on Friday at noon. Speakers include Jon Hay of Boston Red Sox, Mike Wolff of Salesforce and Maria Pergolino of Apttus. Tickets cost $499.
InTeahouse CEO Roundtable Series—Winning the Startup Race: This event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 at InTeahouse’s Massachusetts Avenue location. The speaker is Humon CEO Alessandro Babini. The event is free.
Thursday, August 17
Brandathon: The Ad Club hosts this startup competition from 5 p.m. to 9 at Google Cambridge. Tickets cost $175.
Boston Girl Develop It hosts a “Code & Coffee” meetup from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30. You must RSVP to see the location. The event is free.
Tech and… the New Workforce: General Assembly hosts this event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at its 125 Summer St. location. Speakers include Justin Kang of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Damon Cox of The Boston Foundation and Mike Keller of Placester. The event is free.
Friday, August 18
Women in Tech Breakfast: General Assembly hosts this event from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 at its 125 Summer St. location. The speaker is Steffanie Sayce of MassChallenge. The event is free.
Week of August 21
Tuesday, August 22
She Geeks Out August Networking Event Sponsored by athenahealth: This event happens at PillPack’s Somerville office from 6 p.m. to 9. The speakers are Kelly Porpiglia of athenahealth, Yanina Wolfe of EightSpokes and Elizabeth Dobrska. The event costs $10.
Wednesday, August 23
The Future of Boston—A Millennial Mixer: Hatch Fenway, General Assembly and Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer co-host this event from 6:30 p.m. to 9 at Hatch Fenway. The event is free.
Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment: The Capital Network hosts this event from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boston office of Nutter McClennen & Fish. The event is free for members, and $25 to $35 for non-members.
Lesbians Who Tech (and Friends): This event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 at Scholars. The event has a suggested $15 donation.
Women Who Code Boston hosts “Tech Talks & Social Night” from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 at Pivotal’s Cambridge office. The event is free.
Thursday, August 24
Drinks, Snacks and Marketing Growth Stacks with HubSpot: Startup Institute hosts this event starting at 7 p.m. at 50 Milk Street. The event is free.
Latinas in Tech—Overcoming Impost Syndrome: Wayfair hosts this event from 6 p.m. to 9 at its 4 Copley Place headquarters. Speakers include Jose Malpartida of Wayfair, Carolina Samsing of HubSpot and David Vencis of Startup Institute. The event is free.
Friday, August 25
Act-W Women in Tech Conference: This two-day conference begins with a kickoff event from 6 p.m. to 9 and continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Non-Profit Center on South Street. Speakers include Felicia Jadczak of She Geeks Out and Trish Fontanilla of Freight Farms. Conference tickets cost $25 for students, $50 for everyone else.
Cambridge Social Entrepreneurs hosts its first gathering at 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined.
Week of August 28
Tuesday, August 29
Tech Talk Tuesdays—Navigating the IP Broadcast Revolution: High Output Brighton hosts this event from 1 p.m. to 3 at its Lincoln Street location. The event is free.
Machine Learning Tips and Trips: Boston AI Meetup hosts this event starting at 6 p.m. at Facebook’s Cambridge office. The speakers are Matt Taylor of Ohmense, Matt Barton of Embark and Ray Deck of Element5. The event is free.
Thursday, August 31
FinTech Connect hosts a meetup from 3 p.m. to 8:30 at Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center. Speakers include Laurel Taylor of of FutureFuel, Patrick Boyaggi of RateGravity and angel investor Shereen Shermak. The event is free.