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Product Management Events (May 2017)

This May we have a great mix of not only Product Management and Coding but also Data Analytics events coming up for everyone. Our amazing events feature speakers from LinkedIn, Uber, Google and Salesforce just to mention a few.


Product Management Events May 2017


Check all our events for May below:




Wednesday, May 3rd

Open Source Product Management with KEMP Tech’s PM
Speaker: Danny Rosen, PM at KEMP Technologies.

This talk is geared towards a non-technical audience interested in the magic and wonder of open source. We’ll go over what open source is, why it’s important, what it means to have an open source product and why it’s important to customers.


Thursday, May 4th

Beginner’s Guide to ‘The Cloud’ with LearnVest’s Tech Lead
Speaker: Rudra Dixit, Tech Lead at LearnVest.

This is an introduction to The Cloud and PAAS (Platform as a Service), SAAS (Software as a Service) and FAAS (Function as a Service.) It gives you an overview of AWS, Heroku, Azure, Google Cloud.


Wednesday, May 10th

Building High-Growth Products with Jobs-to-be-Done
Speaker: Jared Ranere, A Growth Partner at thrv.

“Satisfying customer needs better than the competitors in your market” is the key to launching high-growth products and the key to your success as a product manager. But, what is a customer need? Who is your real competition? What does it mean to be “satisfied?” And, by the way, what is a market?


Wednesday, May 11th

Capturing and Leveraging User Data w/ Betterment’s PM
Speaker: Matt Salefski, a Group Product Manager at Betterment.

Distinguishing business critical events from user behavior is an important part of leveraging event tracking for product development. In this session, Matt will demo funnels and discuss how and when to use SQL and Mixpanel for tracking events and behaviors.


Tuesday, May 16th 

Job Hunting For PM’s: Recruiting & HR
Speaker: Richard Chen, Student Advisor at Product School New York

Join us to learn how you are viewed by Human Resources, HR Software, and Hiring Managers. You’ll also get the inside scoop on where your resume goes and how recruiters view you.


Wednesday, May 17th

Google vs. Small Startup with Google’s Former PM
Speaker: Nishant Bhalla, the Director of Product at Toys “R” Us.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager at Google? How about a small startup? Learn what it’s like to work in this dynamic role. You’ll also get the inside scoop on the day-to-day work as a PM and the challenges of the job.


Thursday, May 18th

Exploring What a Typical Data Science Project Looks Like
Speaker: Ania Wieczorek, Co-founder of Bowery Analytics.

What does a typical Data Science Project look like? Explore the current Business Analytics Landscape: Get past the Jargon into actual business cases. Data Science is the newest hot trend in the world of business, but what does it really mean?


Thursday, May 25th

Intro to SQL for Beginners
Speaker: Mike McClellan, Senior Product Manager at Paddle8.

SQL provides powerful but reasonably simple tools for data analysis and handling. This workshop will take beginners through the basics of SQL. You’ll learn SQL queries needed to collect data from a database, even if it lives in different places and analyze it to find the answers you’re looking for.


Wednesday, May 31st

Data Analytics for Product Managers w/ Mixpanel
Speaker: Eric Hwang, a Solutions Engineer at Mixpanel.

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,  May 3rd

Open Marketplaces vs. Managed Supplies explained by AirBnB’s Product Manager
Speaker: Jiaona Zhang, PM at AirBnB.

AirBnB is the ultimate unicorn. As a digital marketplaces, AirBnB has fundamentally transformed the way in which we as consumers book vacations. This talk is a crash course on this new wave of products, and how it compares with a traditional managed inventory.


Thursday, May 4th

Intro to Data Analytics with EA’s Director of Product
Speaker: Bertram Chan, Director of Product at EA

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, May 10th

Products Are About People by LinkedIn’s Senior PM
Speaker: Jasper Sherman-Presser, Senior PM at LinkedIn.

Many people who want to become product managers worry about amassing technical expertise. During his talk, Jasper will argue that to be a great product manager, you first need to understand people: you need to understand people’s problems and desires in order to build products that address them.


Thursday, May 11th

Group Product Manager at Levi’s Talks: Data for Beginners
Speaker: Kristian Hansen, PM at Levi’s.

As a PM you will want to know about Data Analytics and how to work with a team of data scientists to build a product users will love and trust. During this workshop, you will understand the basics of data analytics and its use in start ups as well as large companies.


Wednesday, May 17th

Growth Product Manager Talks: How to Effectively Manage Engineers
Speaker: Ashish Jotwani, Growth PM at PagerDuty.

Successfully managing a team can be quite overwhelming. And although you may be a great engineer that doesn’t always mean that you are prepared to be a great manager. During this workshop, Salesforce’s Product Manager, Ashish Jotwant, will discuss the hard and soft aspects of managing.


Thursday, May 18th

How to Growth Hack Your Product Without Coding
Speaker: Josh Fechter, growth evangelist at Autopilot HQ.

Understanding your users and how they discover and adopt your products is very important in building a product. Join Autopilot HQ’s Josh Fechter as he discusses tactical techniques in gaining and retaining a strong user base.


Wednesday, May 24th

Risk Explained by Uber’s Product Manager
Speaker: Aaron O’Brien, PM at Uber

Risk Management in product development has been one of the most neglected activities. Poor risk management is the number one reason why startups fail. People make decisions without planning for the consequences and end up stumped when something goes wrong.


Thursday, May 25th

Data 101 with Credit Sesame’s Former Director of Analytics
Speaker: Stanislav Kelman, data analytics teacher at the Kellar Graduate School of Management.

During this workshop, Product School’s founding Data for Manager’s course instructor and curriculum designer will offer an intro to this course, including how to collect, aggregate, and analyze data.


Wednesday, May 31st

Data Explained by LinkedIn’s Lead Product Manager
Speaker: Shakhina Pulatova, Lead PM 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, May 3rd

Enterprise Product Management explained by Dropbox’s Product Manager
Speaker: Ketan Nayak, PM at Dropbox

During this exclusive talk, Ketan will discuss why and how the function of product management is different in important ways in enterprise software as compared to the consumer web, and why it’s not the drag that everyone thinks.


Wednesday, May 10th

Mock Interviewing with Salesforce’s Product Manager
Speaker: Priyanka Kumar

During this talk, Priyanka Kumar will teach you how to prepare for PM interviews, what top companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft really look for, and how to tackle the toughest problems.


Wednesday,  May 17th

“Ask me Anything” with Hearsay’s Product Manager
Speaker: Meghbartma Gautam, PM at Hearsay

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager in the valley? Want to know the differences between being a PM at a 4000 employee company vs. 300? This is an exclusive Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every product related question you’ve ever had.


Wednesday, May 24th

Product in Online Advertising with LinkedIn’s Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Linda Leung, Senior PM at LinkedIn

Whether you like ads or not, online advertising is still the lifeblood of the internet. Every consumer internet business at some point asks itself, should we be putting an ad on this page? Learn the basics of online advertising and what a monetization PM focuses on.


Wednesday, May 31st

Best Practices of Product by BlueJeans’ Product Manager
Speaker: Pashmeen Mistry, PM at BlueJeans

During this workshop Pashmeen will answer all key questions about Product Management including “What is Product Management?” and “What does a day in the life of a PM actually look like?”





Wednesday, May 3rd

How to be a (Kick Ass) PM w/ LoopNet’s former VP of Product
Speaker: Terence Mylonas, Former VP of Product at LoopNet

Former VP of Product at LoopNet speaks about how to make sure product people are pursuing the right projects, getting buy in from different parts of the org before/during the product development lifecycle and successfully launching products.


Thursday, May 4th

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

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.


Wednesday, May 10th

Lean Product Development with Pivotal Labs’ Senior PM
Speaker: Michael Fisher, Senior Pm at Pivotal Labs

How to avoid building products and features that no one wants by applying lean, user-centered design, and agile principles? Topics will include ways to minimize risks by maximizing learning, and the role that Product Managers play in the lean product development lifecycle.


Wednesday, May 17th

How to Break Down a Problem with Cornerstone’s PM
Speaker: Sarah Villamaino, PM at Cornerstone Inc.

Building successful software products (through Agile methodology) requires Product Managers to organize and communicate the functionality of the product to their development team. Without this understanding and documentation, teams cannot move forward in development.


Thursday, May 18th

“Ask Me Anything” with Senior Product Manager at Hulu
Host: Gene Miller, Senior PM at Hulu

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 and meet a very talented PM.


Thursday, May 25th

Product Management Info Session
Host: Joseph Jensen, Campus Director In Product School LA

Do you want to get a job as a Product Manager? Join us for this free info session to get an overview of Product School’s part-time 8-week product management course and meet the lead instructor.





Thursday, May 11th

Intro to Coding for Managers
Host: Joseph Jensen, Product School LA’s Campus Director

Do you want to take your career to the next level? Thinking about learning Code to amp up your career? Then don’t miss this free event to learn why coding is not just for software engineers. Get a chance to ask any questions you might have on learning Code as a manager.


Thursday, May 25th
Ask Me Anything with Guess? Inc.’s Mobile Product Manager

Host: Maanas Bukkuri, Mobile PM at Guess? Inc.

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 product related question you’ve ever had, with Maanas Bukkuri, Mobile Product Manager at Guess? Inc.






Thursday, May 4th

[Webinar] Why Build Good UX w/ MasterCard’s Senior Product Manager
Host: Maria Polo Guardia, Senior PM at Mastercard

In this session we will explore how the e-commerce paradigm is changing and what it means for the user, how a good UX can make a difference when purchasing goods or services online.


Tuesday, May 9th

[Live Chat] with Product Manager at Twitter
Host: Phil Getzen, PM at Twitter

Curious to know what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? Join us for this exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Phil Getzen, Product Manager at Twitter.


Thursday, May 18th

[Webinar] Electronic Arts PM Talks: Product Innovation from the Inside Out
Host: Jordan Janes, PM at Electronic Arts

When we think “Product Manager,” most people think of the products we use every day. But we need to consider another large opportunity for new product managers: internal-facing products. Companies need these to keep operations going strong, and you could just be the next PM leading the way for innovation on the inside!

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