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. We update this list throughout the month, so don’t forget to check back!


Week Two

Monday, 2/5
Robot Club: 
Meet at the Ocean State Maker Mill in Pawtucket from 7:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. to discuss “robots and what makes a robot, a robot.” Attendees are encouraged to bring projects they are working on. RSVP here.

Tuesday, 2/6
Take the Best for RI Challenge at Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce: This workshop provides one-on-one support for participants of the Best for Rhode Island Challenge from 8:00a.m. to 9:30a.m at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. RSVP here.

Monthly Drinks with Designers: AIGA RI will host its February meet-up at Wild Colonial, beginning at 6:00p.m. 

Wednesday, 2/7
Open Coffee: Howell Legal will host an informal coffee and breakfast event for those in the Rhode Island entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at Olga’s Cup & Saucer in Providence, from 8:30a.m to 10:00a.m. Get more information here.

Thursday, 2/8
Rhode Island Inno 50 on Fire 2018: Join Rhode Island at our inagural awards celebration recognizing the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries and newsmakers across all industries. We’ll be heating up Providence Public Library on Feb. 8 to celebrate the people and organizations driving innovation in Rhode Island where we’ll announce winners in seven different categories. Tickets run $30-$40. Get more information here

Saturday, 2/10
RIVR February Workshop: Meet at the AS220 Media Labs to both set up HTC Vive and network with others who use the tech. The event begins at 1:30p.m. Get more information here.


Week Three

Monday, 2/12
 City of Pawtucket to discuss what’s happening in its small business community, as well as network and mingle. Get more information here.

Tuesday, 2/13
Code and 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 6:30p.m., and don’t forget your laptop and charger! RSVP here.

Wednesday, 2/14
Let’s Talk Internet Marketing: From 12:30p.m. to 1:30p.m., the RI Business Acceleration Group will host this discussion on marketing plans and how they may or may not be working for their businesses. Meet at Brewed Awakenings in Warwick. Get more information here.

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, 2/15
February Meetup of RIVR: Head to AS220 Gallery in Providence for RIVR’s February event, an opportunity to network with other digital reality enthusiasts, engage in mini-talks and Q&As and hear community news. This free event begins at 5:30p.m. Get more information here.


Week Four

Tuesday, 2/20
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. RSVP here.

Wednesday, 2/21
Cleantech Open’s 2018 Providence Kickoff: From 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m., head to Brown University’s Smith Buonanno Hall for an info session on the 2018 Cleantech Open accelerator and its fourteenth year. Get more information here.

Providence Geeks: Head to AS220 from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. for this month’s Providence Geeks meeting. Kenzan Chief Technical Officer Jon Stockdill and Director of Engineering Scott Pullano will give a presentation titled, “Kenzan: Digital Transformation and the Developer Experience.” Get more information here

Thursday, 2/22
Reflections on the Avatar Dream: Brown University will host D. Fox Harrell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. He will present the series’ thirteenth lecture, titled, “Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of our World and Beyond.” RSVP here.

RI Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Meetup: Join Rhode Island Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Association at The Dorrance in Providence for a drink and discussion on all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. The event will run from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Get more information here.

Friday, 2/23
Inaugural Rhode Island AI Meetup: URI Libraries Dean Karim Boughida will provide an introduction on the school’s forthcoming AI Lab at the Rhode Island AI Meetup’s first meeting. Discussion will follow. The event will run from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. at the URI Library’s Galanti Lounge on the third floor. Get more information here.


Week Five

Monday, 2/26
LOVE Your Brand: Join Red DWG Library founder and Brand Ambassador David Gomez for this workshop on brand development and standards. The event will run from 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Red DWG Library in Pawtucket. Get more information here.

Wednesday, 2/28
Designers with Drinks: Join Providence-area UX designers for their monthly meet-up at Shelter Arcade Bar in Providence, from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. More information here.

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