Design & Product
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Growth @ Dropbox
Willie does Growth at Dropbox primarily focusing on building out the self-serve upsells growth engine. This essentially means he comes up with crazy ideas, implements them, analyzes user behavior data, and repeat. Prior to that, Willie was one of the first employees and the Head of Product at Testlio. Every so often he'll write about how to implement growth experiments correctly on his blog. Oh and he thinks "growth hacking" is total bullshit.
How to design experiments that don't suck
Over the last five years, we’ve seen a rise in companies starting to incorporate A/B testing as part of their Product Development process. Between using tools like Optimizely or building your own A/B testing system, the ability to setup an A/B test is available to almost any company. Bad experiments aren’t experiments that don’t win. The vast majority of the experiments you run are not going to be winners. A/B tests are learning opportunities, and a well designed experiment takes full advantage of that. This talk is going to go over what I think about when setting up an experiment at Dropbox. This will range from gathering ideas to analyzing results and next steps
UI Engineer @ DigitalOcean
Una Kravets is a speaker, technical writer, open source advocate, and UI Engineer on the Front-end Infrastructure team at DigitalOcean. She’s written for various online publications such as A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and Sitepoint. Una also co-hosts the Toolsday podcast and started both the DC and Austin Sass Meetups. She's a performance nerd, loves the open source community and listens to way too many audio books.
The Power of CSS
Description: CSS and HTML alone are much more powerful than people tend to give them credit for. This talk will go over some of these superpowers. From fauxtoshop to recreating common UI elements and querying for browser information via at-rules, CSS gives you a lot of control. This talk will go over some of those patterns and capabilities, keeping accessibility in mind along the way. You’ll definitely learn some tricks and hacks and why you should or shouldn’t use them.
Co-Founder @ Kitematic
A co-founded Kitematic - a desktop app making Docker more accessible to everyday developers. After gaining some traction, Kitematic was acquired by Docker. Sean was the design lead there for two years, responsible for bringing their technology into the enterprises, widening the top user funnels, and introducing design as a key function within the company.
Check out Sean's home page.
More Than Meets The Eye
There are many misconceptions about what design is - it’s not always about what you see on the surface, such as UI and aesthetics. There are many more deep-seated, “invisible” design principles and techniques that can help drastically elevate your company’s brand and user experience. In this talk, I’ll be sharing some of them that have made many users very happy while using products we built at Docker and my previous ventures.
Head of Engagement @ Pipedrive
Kair is the Head of Engagement at Pipedrive where his team works on making users fall in love with the product. He’s also a cat enthusiast, co-founder of QualityKitten - a QA tool for support teams and loves to travel the world.
Converting interest into $
We’ll look at the user retention graph of a typical SaaS business and experience what is known to many first-time founders as the WTF?! moment.
The majority of the hard-earned new users leave your product long before their trial runs out, many of them already on the first day.
But why do those users who looked around your website and took the time to sign up leave?
Usually it’s a one of the following:
- they didn’t understand what they should do in your product
- they didn’t understand how to do it
- they didn’t think it was worth the effort (they thought your product sucks)
- your product actually sucks
During our 30 minutes together we’ll look a frameworks, tools and practices that help to solve three out of the four reasons.
And you’ll also learn the shocking answer to “Where are all the baby pigeons?”
Lead Product Designer @ Lingvist
Jonn is the Lead Product Designer at Lingvist, where he spends his days dreaming up and executing experiences tailored for users with a desire to learn. His other roles within the company include Chief Pho Eater and Head of Basketball Highlights.
Designing for learning applications
Designing a good user experiences is tough at the best of times, it becomes even more challenging when the interface you are creating is an educational platform. During this talk, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to approach UX for learning and take a peak at how we do it at Lingvist.
How to be a Web AV Artist
Come and be fascinated by the world of audio visualisation in a browser. This isn't just about creating stunning data vis to music! We see how we can pipe data realtime into custom properties to enhance our visuals. The speaker re-addresses how we analyse sound via the Web Audio API and proposes a better way of processing the data to better suit music, and, to top it all off, we harness the Web MIDI API for full hardware control as well. You may not think it, but this really is a talk with a great deal of take-aways and new techniques for you to consider in your coding life.
Lead Front-End Developer
Serg highlights all this and the browsers/DevTools additions on Twitter as @malyw.
Today CSS Custom Properties are supported in all the major browsers.
All this brings Front-End development to the next level, parts of which are already available for the developers.
Umar Hansa is web developer based in London. He runs a mailing list focussed on DevTools. Speaking at conferences around the world, Umar is also a technical writer, video course creator and a Google Developer Expert. Having previously worked at Shazam for 5 years, he now works at Springer Nature as a front-end web developer.
A Modern Front-End Workflow with DevTools
You can expect to learn hidden DevTools secrets but also how to adopt a modern development and debugging workflow. This talk is important for any web developer or designer who wants to understand and debug the internals of a webpage quickly and with ease. It will also cover a few CSS tools, performance profiling and debugging techniques, all with the goal of mastering your authoring workflow to ensure your development workflow is highly optimised.
Jana took the long road to web development with a significant delay as a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics doing a lot of scientific computing in Python. Today she creates data visualization applications and tools, typically with a stack including D3, React, and Redux. When she's not coding or sleeping, there's a high probability that Jana is sweating in a gym or a dance studio.
Read more about Jana from her homepage.
Front End Software Engineer @ madewithlove
Sam is front-end developer at madewithlove, a small app development company based in Belgium, but with employees all over the world.
For his day to day job Sam is in charge of creating challenging user interfaces and make applications nice to work with.
When he is not behind a computer, you can find him playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.
I didn’t know the browser could do that!
The times when a browser simply had to parse and show some markup are long gone. These days they are full of interesting APIs exposing various information and behavior to web developers. This talk will walk you through a few of these APIs, some of which you might know, some maybe not. I will show a quick example of what the API can do, and how to use it.
Head of Paid Marketing @ TransferWise
Russell works in marketing at TransferWise.
Mission Driven Marketing
VP of Design @ Typeform
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