Because Rhode Island is a veritable hive of cool people doing cool things and hiring personal assistants is expensive, we at Rhode Island Inno have established a curated calendar of state-wide goings-on we think readers will enjoy — alllll in one spot. Look for new events listings every month, and don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s more (or less) of a type of event you’d like to hear more of.

And! Don’t forget to check out our Events Directory for even more Ocean State happenings.


Week Two

Tuesday, 4/10
WordPress Providence: Join the WordPress RI Meetup Group to talk all things, well, WordPress, starting at 12:00p.m. Get more information here.

Wednesday, 4/11
Providence Code Night with the Mayor: Join Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and the <Intra City Geeks> for a free night of code instruction in the Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island room. The 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. course will cover HTML, JavaScript, Bootstrap, CSS and more. Laptop and RSVP are required; registration will close after the first 80 spots are filled. More information here.

Thursday, 4/12
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain 101 
Join the RI Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Association for this discussion on new finance, investing and more pertinent topics at UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Fall River on April 12 at 5:30p.m. RSVP here.


Week Three

Monday, 4/16
Activism in the Arts Talk and Workshop: Head to the Metcalf Auditorium at the Chace Center/RISD Museum to hear Native American poet and environmental activist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke speak on activism in the arts, titled “Measuring Up.” It will explore “creative ways in balancing innovation and activism,” among other relevant topics. The event begins at 7:00p.m. Get more information here.

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup: Join the group for a “freeform discussion of all things web” from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. RSVP here.

Providence Geeks + RIVR — WebXR for Everyone: Join Rhode Island Virtual Reality and Providence Geeks for this discussion of WebXR, beginning at AS220 at 5:30p.m. RISD alum and Fasility co-founder Chris Lowery will speak. Get more information here.

DrupalPVD Meetup: From 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., join the Drupal Providence Group at Oomph Inc. in Providence, with their new monthly meeting format that includes a Module of the Month and Tip of the Month series.


Week Five

Wednesday, 4/25
Health and Wellness Inno: Rhode Island Inno is hosting a state of innovation event in Providence at Sprout Coworking on April 25. Join us at 5:30p.m. for mingling, libations and a panel discussion with local experts on the state of health and wellness innovation Rhody. RSVP here.

Monthly Meetup: The Providence 2600 Meetup Group will discuss anything from general tech issues to privacy, to online security and gadgets, at its April meeting beginning at 6:30p.m. More information here.

Thursday, 4/26
2018 Impact Accelerator Pitch Event: Join the Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s Impact Accelerator cohort for a night of pitches, celebration and meeting the SEG’s newest crop of entrepreneurs. Head to the SEG HQ in Providence at 6:00p.m. for the event. RSVP here.

Sushi by the Sea: Head to the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus for a poster session and networking event that will “celebrate ideas and innovations coming out of URI labs.” Sushi and drinks are also on the menu! Get more information here.

Saturday, 4/28
Code & Coffee: Hosted by Girl Develop It Providence, this informal meeting looks to connect members old and new, allow participants to work on projects, and ask programming questions. Join the group at 12:00p.m. at the Angell Street Starbucks, and don’t forget your laptop and charger! RSVP here.