About BostonCHI

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: Elizabeth Hinkelman – chair@bostonchi.org

Vice Chair: Carolyn Griffel –  vice-chair@bostonchi.org

Treasurer: Michelle Leger – treasurer@bostonchi.org

Membership: Michelle McDevitt – member-chair@bostonchi.org

Speakers & Programs: Elizabeth Hinkelman –  programs@bostonchi.org

Publicity: Nicole Yankelovich – publicity@bostonchi.org

Newsletter: Marcia Shanbaum – editor@bostonchi.org

Web Master & other digital bits: Todd Chapin – web@bostonchi.org

CHI Bits Coordinator: Rachel Kern – chibits@bostonchi.org

Video Production: David Adler – video@bostonchi.org

HotJobs Coordinator: Sampada Marathe – hotjobs@bostonchi.org

Academic Liaison: You? –  academics@bostonchi.org

Social Media: Max Covill – socialmedia@bostonchi.org

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. Occasionally, we or a speaker may send out some content directly related to the meeting topic.

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.

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