Have a happy summer!

2011 – 2012 Season Wrap-up

We’ve had our last monthly meeting until September. Thank you to our venue hosts, Constant Contact and IBM Center for Social Business, our long list of featured speakers, our CHI Bit presenters, our steering committee, our awesome and varied sponsors, and all of our members and other attendees. Without you all, BostonCHI would be nothing. We were quite fortunate to have an excellent set of speakers, and we’d love to have them all back, but we like variety.

In BostonCHI election news, Todd Chapin is now Chair, Rachel Kern is now Vice-Chair, and Carl Seglem continues on as Treasurer.

We’ve had some attrition of steering committee members during this season, which is always sad, but  least it was for good reasons. We’d like to thank Aaron Powers and Russ Brami in particular for their many years volunteering with us. Russ did a fantastic job of tracking down and convincing speakers to volunteer their time and brain power. Aaron has been the mastermind Membership wrangler and has created a system that allows us to manage our membership process quite smoothly and effectively.

We’re always looking for new steering committee members to work with us. If you’re interested, please email  at chair@bostonchi.org.

Boston Interactions Summer Picnic

Look for an announcement about the annual Boston Interactions Summer Picnic. This is usually held on the second Tuesday of August at Danehy Park in Cambridge.

2012-2013 Preview

Our schedule for the rest of 2012 and early 2013 is looking great. Here’s a sneak peak, which may be subject to change. We look forward to seeing you.

Tues, Sept 11, 2012
Tomer Sharon, Google NYC, author of “It’s Our Research”
Venue: Constant Contact

Tues, Oct 9, 2012
Frank Bentley, Motorola Mobility, about Mobile Research
Venue: MS NERD

Tues, Nov 13, 2012
Joseph Carrabis, Senior Research Fellow at USC Annenberg’s Center for the Digital Future
Venue: Constant Contact

Tues, Dec 11, 2012
Margot Bloomstein, author of “Content Strategy at Work”
Venue: MS NERD

Thurs Jan 17, 2013 w/ IEEE and GBC/ACM
Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering
Venue: Constant Contact

Thanks again to everyone for helping make BostonCHI so great.

Todd Chapin, Rachel Kern, & Carl Seglem

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