Tales & takeaways from the wild, wild world of collaborative workshopping

Why another canvas?

Product development is a holistic process. It’s comprised of a number of moving pieces, whether they be people, features, or the hopes and dreams of client teams. This canvas adds structure to the chaos, and has become a central…


Tales & takeaways from the wild, wild world of collaborative workshopping

Why another canvas?

Product development is a holistic process. It’s comprised of a number of moving pieces, whether they be people, features, or the hopes and dreams of client teams. This canvas adds structure to the chaos, and has become a central…


Building confidence and valuing passion over “gravitas.”

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Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 12:50
Conference stream: Growth Summit

Speakers
Susana Quintana-Plaza, Partner, Next47
Alexandra Mack, CMO, Crunchbase, Inc
Sarah Moran, Co-Founder & CEO, Girl Geek Academy
Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, People Matters Media Pvt. Ltd.

Web Summit Summary
Tech is male-dominated. It shouldn’t be. …


Stewart Butterfield’s “spirit emoji,” the importance of GIF’s, and the value of asynchronous communication.

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Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 14:00
Conference stream: Centre Stage

Speakers
Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder & CEO, Slack, @stewart
Jemima Kiss, Technology journalist, The Guardian, @jemimakiss

Web Summit Summary
How do you make an employee-led workforce truly effective? What is the right balance between consultation and anarchy?

Main Theme

What makes Slack…


The impending impact of AI on humanity: for better, or for worse.

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Date: November 6, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Opening Night, Centre Stage

Speakers
Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge

Main Theme

The iconic Stephen Hawking shared a powerful (surprise) message to the world’s tech community… especially those…


Etiquette, emojis, Socrates, and the singularity.

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Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 14:10
Conference stream: Creatiff

Speakers
Mark Curtis, Founder & CCO, Fjord, @fjordmark

Web Summit Summary
Our understanding of conversation is currently undergoing a seismic shift. Mark Curtis walks us through the history of conversation, including etiquette, emojis, Socrates, and the singularity.

Main Theme

Mark Curtis asks…


Creating communities with VR and AR for education, innovation and human connection.

Details
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Conference stream: Centre Stage

Speakers
Amit Singh, VP Business & Ops VR, Google, Twitter: @aksingh77
Mat Honan, San Francisco Bureau Chief, BuzzFeed News, Twitter:
@mat

Web Summit Summary
VR and AR have long been touted as the next big thing in technology, but how…


A designer’s resource guide to breaking into product.

You might be here because you’re at a career crossroads, looking to specialize or do a career cha-cha. You may be yearning for more high-impact work that grinds your mental gears. Or, you just stumbled upon this article out of sheer curiosity…(what…


Smart questions to earn the love of your dev.

Picture this, dear designer. You’re six weeks into designing the next industry-leading product. (Insert compelling elevator pitch here). You’ve spent countless hours interviewing potential users, creating a working prototype of human-centered awesomeness, honing the visual design system, and exporting all of the assets at 1x, 2x & 3x. …


Curated with love for the HackerYou community.

T ypography is one of the most powerful communication mediums on the web, and one that is far-reaching in our daily lives. It’s the voice of your design; a means of wielding wit and meaning in your written words.

As a junior designer…

Andréa Crofts

Director of Design at @joinleague, previously @TWG. Chapter Lead @hexagonUX Toronto. Designer by the sun, illustrator and code tinkerer by the moon.

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