BostonCHI is an organization of professionals from the New England area in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Our members represent the diverse interests of that field: graphic arts, documentation, usability, psychology, user interface design, human factors, industrial design, ergonomics, computer science, training, education, and many others.
What We Do
The ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) is a forum for the study of human-computer interaction (HCI) and includes research and development efforts leading to the design and evaluation of user interfaces. The focus of SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with computer systems. SIGCHI serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factor scientists, psychologists, social scientists, systems designers and end users.
BostonCHI is the Boston area chapter of SIGCHI. Our members, from throughout New England, share ideas and experiences on the rapidly growing and changing area of how computers and people interact.
We have monthly gatherings in the metro Boston area, which are open to both members and non-members at no charge. In addition, members receive a monthly e-mail newsletter. If you’re not yet a member, we encourage you to become one!
Additionally, we’re always looking for good speakers. If you would like to be considered or if you have someone to recommend, please make a referral.
BostonCHI Steering Committee
Chair: Todd Chapin – [email protected]
Vice Chair: Rachel Kern – [email protected]
Treasurer: Carl Seglem – [email protected]
Membership: Todd Chapin – member-chair@bostonchiorg
Program Committee Coordinator: Todd Chapin – [email protected]
Publicity: Nicole Yankelovich – [email protected]
Newsletter: Todd Chapin – [email protected]
Information Director: Aaron Seidman – [email protected]
CHI Bits Coordinator: Todd Chapin – [email protected]
Video Production: David Adler – [email protected]
Venue Coordinators: Merry Morse (IBM Center for Social Business)
HotJobs Coordinator: Sampada Marathe – [email protected]
- Ron Perkins
- Lisa Neal Gualtieri
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an educational and scientific society of the computing community, and is dedicated to the development of information processing as a discipline, and to the responsible use of computers in an increasing diversity of applications. Through its publications, special interest groups, chapters, and committee activities, ACM promotes and provides for the dissemination of technical and non-technical computing information to its members and the public. The address is: ACM, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Their website is http://acm.org.
Privacy and Terms of Service
BostonCHI treats our members’ data very seriously. We will keep your information private and secure and will never give it or sell it to a third party. When possible, we prefer to use systems for membership management and payment management that provide 2-factor authentication methods.
When you register for a BostonCHI event, we may be required to provide your name to our venue host for attendance and security purposes. They will never use your information for marketing purposes and will not contact you using this information.
As a paying BostonCHI member member, we will never have access to your full credit card number. Any credit card details you provide during the membership signup process will be held securely by our payment provider. We will be able to see the last four digits of the credit card that you used to sign up for membership.
Upcoming Local Events
- May 21, 2013
- Bytes and AtomsStarts: 6:00 pmLocation: Brightcove 290 Congress Street Third Floor Boston, MA
- May 22, 2013
- Mobile Health Design online course by Tufts University School of MedicineStarts: 12:00 amLocation: online via Tufts University School of Medicine; starts May 22 runs through June 26
- May 23, 2013
- Mobile Mastery at Fresh Tilled SoilStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Fresh Tilled Soil in Watertown
Thanks to our sponsors
- IBM Center for Social Business, Constant Contact, and Microsoft NERD provide us with monthly meeting space, logistical support, and sometimes snacks.
- Vitamin T for dessert sponsorship.
- Brightcove provides our video hosting.
- Dreamhost provides our web hosting.
- O'Reilly and Morgan Kaufmann offer our members free books and discounts on books, ebooks, and events.