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Product Management Events July 2017

This July we’ll continue delivering a great mix of Product Management, Coding and Data Analytics events for everyone. Our amazing past events have featured speakers from LinkedIn, Uber and Salesforce. This month we’ll bring you professionals from Facebook, Spotify, Amazon and Google just to mention a few.

Product Management Events July 2017

 

Check all our events for July below:

 

NEW YORK

 

Wednesday, July 5th

How to Become a Product Manager with Spotify’s PM
Speaker: Tiffany Dockery, a Product Owner at Spotify.

Would you like to get a job as a Product Manager? Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time product management course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have about what it takes to become a product manager.

 

Thursday, July 6th

Integrating Analytics in the Product Development Process
Speaker: Daniel Brady, Has led data science teams at startups Wunwun and Hello Alfred.

When developing a new product or feature most teams do not focus on analytics until after it is launched. This is a critical mistake. Based on my time developing data teams at small startups, I will explain how to approach feature development with analytics in mind.

 

Wednesday, July 12th

Growth Product Management w/ WeWork’s Digital Growth Team PM
Speaker: Drew Howard, PM for the Digital Growth team at WeWork.

In tech, everyone is always talking about growth — but what does that actually mean and how do you make it happen? Get an overview of what a growth PM does, what kind of tactics they focus on and how they measure results.

 

Thursday, July 13th

Analytics for Product Success with Jet.com’s Data Manager
Speaker: Matt Botta, Manager with the Analytics & Insights team at Jet.com.

Jet.com’s Data Manager will discuss what he believes are the keys to ensuring cohesion between analytics teams and product managers while developing new products.

 

Wednesday, July 19th

Product School Happy Hour
Host: Product School New York

Let’s continue celebrating! Drinks are on us! If you are an aspiring Product Manager, come to chat and drink with the Product School team, instructors and students. Although we teach part-time Product Management courses, we love celebrations and nothing better than Happy Hours!

 

Thursday, July 20th

Beyond Reporting – Turning Social Analytics Into Intelligence
Speaker: Chris Ee, Associate Director of Insights & Analytics for The Marketing Arm (An Omnicom Agency)

The purpose of this talk is to explore the ways in which brands and agencies can leverage social data, and how the brand can discover the “value of social” in their organization.

 

Wednesday, July 26th

Product Development with Spotify’s Product Manager
Speaker: Miles Lennon, Sr. Product Manager at Spotify.

We’ll share how to articulate the product development process at Spotify and the role of a PM. We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A about anything product, Spotify, or NYC tech related.

 

Thursday, July 27th

Understanding Engineering Challenges without a Tech Background
Speaker: Andrew Jaico, a Technical Product Manager at Warby Parker.

In this session, Andrew will walk through lessons he has learned in how to better understand, prioritize, and tackle technical issues facing engineers in the workplace.

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Wednesday, July 5th

How to Prioritize as a PM by Google’s Product Manager
Speaker: Jeff Betts, Product Manager at Google.

In order to build the best possible solution, a product manager needs to understand why they are building. Once the problem and stakeholders have been identified, how does a PM tackle solving it?

 

Thursday, July 6th

“Ask Me Anything” with the Head of Product at Yelp
Speaker: Natarajan Subbiah, results-driven Product Management professional at Yelp.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? This is an exclusive Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Raj Subbiah, the Head of Product at Yelp.

 

Wednesday, July 12th

Retention Explained by LinkedIn’s Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Aaron Salls, Senior Product Manager on the Growth & Lifecycle team at LinkedIn.

With the rise of single click sign ups and frictionless purchasing power, companies today are having a harder time keeping customers than they are acquiring them—meaning a focus on retention is more paramount than ever for any growth model. In this workshop, Aaron Salls, a Product Manager at LinkedIn, will explain tactics for retaining users.

 

Thursday, July 13th

“Ask Me Anything” about Data w/ LinkedIn’s Group PM
Speaker: Ali Khodaei, Group Product Manager at LinkedIn.

Building an analytics strategy is crucial for every product manager. How do you build and implement an effective product analytics strategy that quantifies and drives product success and iteration?

 

Wednesday, July 19th

User Research Explained by Google’s Product Manager
Speaker: Leo Sei, Google AdWords Product Manager.

Learn how to integrate user feedback and research into the design process to build products that users love.

 

Wednesday, July 26th

Transitioning from Finance to PM w/ Uber’s Product Strategist
Speaker: Ryan Cunningham, Product School graduate working on the Product Strategy team at UberEats.

We’ll walk through the key skills that transfer and those that don’t, as well as unexpected areas that will require a steep learning curve, particularly in culture and how to spend your time.

 

SILICON VALLEY

 

Wednesday, July 5th

Product Roadmapping with Flipkart’s Head of Product
Speaker: Sudha Mahajan, Head of Product-Customer Experience at Flipkart.

In order to build the best possible solution, a product manager needs to understand why they are building. Once the problem and stakeholders have been identified, how does a PM tackle solving it?

 

Wednesday, July 12th

Becoming a Successful PM with Product School’s Founder
Speaker: Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, CEO of Product School.

Are you trying to break into Product Management, or looking to stay on-top of your Product Management game? Come hear insights on how to be a successful PM in Silicon Valley. We’ll also cover how to grow your career once you’re a product manager.

 

SANTA MONICA

 

Wednesday, July 12th

Interviewing for a Game PM Job: Difference Between Good vs Great
Speaker: Eric Lodge, product leader with 7+ years of experience in free to play games.

How to Interview for a Game PM Job, the Difference Between Good vs Great. We’ll talk about how to show off quantifiable successes, understand the space, understand live service, understand data, and demonstrate your soft skills (influence, communication, curiosity, humility).

 

Wednesday, July 19th

Bootstrapping Your Startup & Products in LA with Pinguin’s CEO
Speaker: Josh Purvis,  CEO and CPO of Pinguin.

Do you have a startup or just looking for a place to start? We often hear about huge investments for startups but we rarely hear about the less sexy bootstrap. Local LA startup, Pinguin and others will walk us through their journeys followed by a live Q&A.

 

Thursday, July 20th

“Ask Me Anything” with Cornerstone OnDemand’s Senior PM
Speaker: Steve Elmer, Senior Product Manager on the Learning Product for Cornerstone OnDemand.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? This is an exclusive Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Steve Elmer, Senior Product Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand.

 

Wednesday, July 26th

“Ask me Anything” with CarFinance.com’­s VP of Product & Strategy
Speaker: John Koehler, VP of Product Management and Strategy at CarFinance.com.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? This is an exclusive Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with John Koehler, VP of Product Management and Strategy at CarFinance.com.

 

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

 

Thursday, July 6th

“Ask Me Anything” with Tinder’s Senior PM
Speaker: Ryan Mick, Senior Product Manager at Tinder.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? This is an exclusive Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Ryan Mick, Senior Product Manager at Tinder.

 

Thursday, July 13th

The Agile Product Manager with Cornerstone’s PM
Speaker: Nick Lesec, Product Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand.

Join us at Product School to hear Nick Lesec, Product Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand, speak about Agile development. A critical part of any Product Manager’s job is execution. In this talk, he’ll teach you the Agile and SCRUM process for building software so you and your team can realize your product vision.

 

FEATURED WEBINARS & SLACK AMA’S

 

Thursday, July 6th

[Webinar] Lessons Learned in 10+ Years w/ Amazon Head of Product
Host: Neha Monga, Head of Product for global marketplace pricing at Amazon.

As Product Managers and aspiring product managers, learning is all part of the process. That doesn’t change if you’ve been a PM for one day or ten years. This session focuses on the lessons Neha Monga learned from launching products over her 10+ years long career as a product manager.

 

Tuesday, July 11th

[Live Chat] with Product Lead at Airbnb
Host: Jiaona Zhang, Product Lead at Airbnb.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? What’s it all about? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Jiaona Zhang (JZ), Product Lead at Airbnb.

 

Thursday, July 13th

[Webinar] Mastering Design Sprints with Google’s PM Team Lead
Host: Ganesh Shankar, Product Management team lead at Google Germany.

Ganesh provides practical tips on how and why to use Design Sprints to kickstart products and teams, including war stories on how Sprints helped Google and Médecins Sans Frontières to build and deploy new technology rapidly in the midst of the Ebola crisis.

 

Tuesday, July 25th

[Live Chat] with Product Manager at InSite Apps
Host: Rahul Iyer, Product Manager at InSite Applications.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? What’s it all about? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Rahul Iyer, Product Manager at InSite Applications.

 

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