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Here’s a peek at our upcoming events for May. We’ll update this post as new things are added, but these are all listed on our events calendar as well. Most descriptions are from the events’ respective sites.

Speaking Engagements:

Donte @ How to Design a Great Workspace – May 15

Donte will be participating in a panel discussion on workplace design along with other people that represent the small and enterprise scale of business.

Marcy @ Inclusive Design 24 and SeattleJS - May 15

Marcy will be speaking twice on this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on the topic of web components.

New Events

InScope - May 22

In Scope is a monthly Seattle event. It’s a meeting place for product champions, cat herders, scope guardians and relationship mavens to discuss topics such as Keeping Contracts Simple), *Getting to MVP, Effective Communication, and Do You Really Know Your Customer?.

Design Thinking & Innovation Collective - May 29

Seattle Design Thinking & Innovation Collective aims to bring people together from a wide variety of industries, backgrounds and roles to collaborate and discuss practices, methodologies, tactics and experiences to help us collectively bring innovative ideas to the world.

Conferences of Note:

MobileUXCamp Seattle 2014 – May 17

MobileUXCamp Seattle aims to bring together professionals, academics and enthusiasts to share the current state and future direction of mobile technologies.


HIVE - June 20-21

Design thinking propels the most exciting products hitting the market today and users demand front-end UI and back-end engineering partner to create a seamless user experience. Join us at HIVE and explore the crossroads of design and technology. We're a sponsor!

Other Meetups:

Seattle.rb Monthly Meetup – May 6

Seattle.rb was the first Ruby and Rails user group in North America and has met regularly for over a decade. We convene every Tuesday night to contribute to open source, work on personal projects, and teach and learn from one another. All skill levels are welcome!

SeaTech Connect Office Crawl - May 14

Offering an opportunity to peek behind the curtains of Seattle's creative firms, SeaTech Connect is a great opportunity to meet your peers and see the city! This marks the first of the year in the run-up to the Seattle Interactive Conference.

Beer&&Code – May 14 & 28

Beer&&Code is a coder’s meetup in Seattle. A typical Beer&&Coder likes to use any programming language for work or for fun, enjoy a tasty drink, meet other Beer&&Coders and be a part of a community, and be challenged and learn from others. Whether you are new developer, a veteran, a designer, or none of those, you can hang out at Beer&&Code.

Health 2.0 Seattle: How to design a product for B to B adoption – May 20

Health 2.0 Seattle is the local chapter of the global Health 2.0 movement for advancing healthcare with technology. Our mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries.

Refresh Seattle – May 21

Refresh Seattle is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards, Refresh Seattle is a part of Refresh and the associated Refreshing Cities.

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