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Product Management Events

Each and every month we deliver an exciting mix of Product Management, Coding and Data Analytics events for anyone interested in becoming a product manager, networking or those who just want to learn more about the world of tech.

Our events have featured speakers from Amazon, Spotify, Airbnb, Facebook and more.

Check out what we have lined-up for this month:

Product Management Events in September 2017

 

Check all our events for October below:

 

NEW YORK

 

Wednesday, October 4th

How to Build Products for the Blind by Sidewalk Labs’ Engineer
Speaker: Neha Rathi, the primary front end developer for Flow, Sidewalk Labs’ mobility subsidiary.

Neha will be sharing a few projects she worked on for the visually impaired. The first was in collaboration with TechBridgeWorld, an organization that facilitated the implementation of accessible technologies for developing communities. The second was during her time at Google Maps.

 

Thursday, October 5th

Big Companies vs. Startups by Google’s former Product Manager
Speaker: Shaun Seo, the SVP of Product Management at Dresr.

PM approaches things differently depending on the project, team and size of the company. Learn about the differences in Product Management approaches at big and established companies like Google and GoDaddy, and small startups.

 

Wednesday, October 11th

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Author Nir Eyal
Speaker: Nir Eyal

The author of the book “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” talks about a 4 step process called the Hooked Model. Nir Eyal will share with us this framework that gives entrepreneurs and product designers a new way for thinking of the necessary components in influencing user behavior.

 

Thursday, October 12th

Innovation Fueled by Immersive Experiences by Pendo.io’s PM
Speaker: Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer for Pendo.io.

The power of applying insights from immersive experiences in order to fuel innovation — or in the case of Disney — creativity, vision, and brilliant story-telling. Insights are driven by product leaders who are customer-backed & data driven.

 

Wednesday, October 18th

5 Steps for Product Management Success by AmEx Product Manager
Speaker: MaryAlexa Divver, former Product Owner at American Express.

Join this conversation to hear about my journey into product management and what it takes to make the jump from big corporate to hyper-growth startup. Learn why decision-making goes hand and hand with data and how to harness networking to get your dream product management job.

 

Thursday, October 19th

Coding for Managers Q&A in New York by TapTape’s Head of Tech
Speaker: Eric Lin, Head of Tech at TapTape.

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, October 26th

Product Management Lessons by FuboTV’s First Product Manager
Speaker: Eddie Yoo, First Product Manager at FuboTV

Product management is hard. It can be rewarding, but it’s mostly just hard. It’s an often ill-defined role, and expectations can be unfair, especially at small, fast-paced startups. Eddie will discuss some key traits that can make a product manager successful in a small company, and how to have a meaningful impact in the company’s success.

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Wednesday, October 4th

Measure Your Way to Success by Sephora’s former Dir. of Product
Speaker: Meghan Cochran, former Director of Product at Sephora

This talk is about designing good metrics, gaining alignment among a broad range of stakeholders, and communicating progress effectively. We’ll discuss the trade-offs of looking at rates & ratios vs. absolute numbers.

 

Thursday, October 5th

How to Build Search Products by LinkedIn Product Manager
Speaker: Shakhina Pulatova, Group Product Manager at LinkedIn.

Curious about what it takes to build Search products? In this talk you will learn an overview of the search and discovery problem, and be presented LinkedIn’s approach to navigating and exploring its economic graph using search technologies.

 

Wednesday, October 11th

Large vs. Small Company Product Management by StubHub PM
Speaker: Matt Wolf, Senior Product Manager at StubHub.

In this session we’ll talk about the following: stages of companies, small company teams, large company teams, key differences in company size, understanding the PM role based on company size and how to think strategically about your career path and company size.

 

Thursday, October 12th

How to Pick the Price for Your Product by Amazon Product Manager
Speaker: Aditya Vikram Bhuwania, Senior Technical Product Manager in Amazon.

Pricing is one of the most important skills a Product Manager needs to have. Whether it be pricing a a new product, service launch, pricing an upgrade or just thinking about price cuts to stay competitive. We will understand how top firms think about pricing, various pricing strategies, architecture and implementation.

 

Wednesday, October 18th

Product Management Happy Hour in San Francisco
Host: Product School San Francisco

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

 

Thursday, October 19th

How to Design Inclusive Products by Google’s Sr. Product Manager
Speaker: Laura Holmes, Senior Product Manager at Google.

Product managers have to be user centric to build great products, but many Product Managers stop short and focus only on generic use cases. Learn about how to build inclusive products as Laura Holmes discusses how biases can impact product design and the many tools for counteracting bias as you build the next unicorn.

 

Wednesday, October 25th

How to Use Customer Feedback on Your Product by UserVoice CEO
Speaker: Richard White, Co-founder and CEO of UserVoice.

In this talk Richard White, CEO of UserVoice, will talk about how product leaders are leveraging customer feedback, collected across the organization, to inform how they build the best product possible in the shortest amount of time.

 

Thursday, October 26th

Cracking the Product Manager Interview with Gayle McDowell
Speaker: Gayle McDowell, Founder and CEO of CareerCup, and the author of Cracking the PM Interview.

During this talk, Gayle 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. She’ll talk about what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like.

 

SILICON VALLEY

 

Wednesday, October 4th

Startup vs Corporate Products by Oracle’s Director of Product
Speaker: Harish Bhagavatula, Director of Product at Oracle.

What to expect and not to expect when you are working for a small company vs a multibillion dollar company as a Product Manager. All things considered, what will you learn and where will you have more fun doing what you like to do as a PM.

 

Thursday, October 5th

Solving Problems by Using Products with Google’s Product Manager
Speaker: Rakesh Goyal, Product Manager at Google.

Customers don’t want products, they want solutions to their problems. All great products are built around profound insights. In this talk Rakesh will share some examples of successful products and the foundational insight or ‘secret’ as Peter Thiel would like to call it on which they were built.

 

Wednesday, October 11th

How to Lead Product Teams without Authority by former Google PM
Speaker: Harrison Gordon, co-founder of SparkMD & former Product Manager at Google.

As a PM, making new, successful products is your responsibility, but you have absolutely no control over your colleagues. How do the best PM’s get things done without being the boss? In this event, we’ll discuss which strategies make a PM an invaluable member of the team, and which make them ineffective.

 

Thursday, October 12th

Product Management for the Internet of Things
Speakers: Daniel Elizalde, IoT Product Leader.

To be successful, IoT products require a new breed of Product Manager capable of managing an end-to-end solution from a business and technical perspective. In this talk, Daniel will discuss why IoT products are a big opportunity for PMs, and also point out the complexities involved in building IoT products.

 

Wednesday, October 18th

How to Transition from Engineering to Product by LinkedIn’s PM
Speaker: Sammy Shreibati, Product Manager at LinkedIn.

Interested in making the transition from engineering to product? Product managers are sometimes reviled and other times revered. We’ll go over the differences between the roles and what to expect. We’ll also discuss how to shift your thinking and start working like a product manager.

 

Thursday, October 19th

How to Become a Versatile Product Manager by Google’s PM
Speaker: Siddharth Bhai, Product Manager at Google.

The pace of change in technology products is accelerating. As you build out your swiss army knife of PM skills, one key asset is an ability to be able to adapt to different types of products. Large companies look to hire generalist product managers who can navigate across product areas with ease.

 

 

Wednesday, October 25th

Why Big & Small Data Is Important by Google’s Product Manager
Speaker: Dan McClary, Product Manager at Google.

In this talk, we’re going to walk through the importance of using data to drive product decisions, as well as how to quickly pull together an architecture using free tools to help grow a product effort from market analysis to live data capture and data-driven product decisions.

 

Thursday, October 26th

Product Management Ask Me Anything by Facebook’s Product Manager
Speaker: Yaron Fidler, Product Manager of Core Growth at Facebook.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? What about as a Product Manager at Facebook? This is an exclusive, Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Yaron Fidler, Product Manager for Ads Targeting at Facebook.

 

SANTA MONICA

 

Wednesday, October 4th

How Data Influences Product Management by Yelp’s Product Manager
Speaker: Elay Carmon, Senior Product Manager at Yelp-Eat24.

Elay tells the story of his experiences launching Eat24. In this event you will learn about how no product launch is exactly the same, and that each experience is a lesson to learn from.

 

Wednesday, October 11th

How to Become a Successful Product Manager by Product School CEO
Speaker: Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, CEO and Founder 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.

 

Tuesday, October 17th

How to Build Awesome On Demand Apps by Elementz Product Manager
Speaker: Niall McSheffrey, Founder and Product Manager of Elementz.

The on demand technology ecosystem can be quite complicated – you have iOS, android, admin, payment, geolocation, notifications etc. Niall McSheffrey will speak from his experience in building ondemand service apps at Elementz and offer design and technology solutions that will help you to get your app in the marketplace.

 

Wednesday, October 18th

Intro to Product Management by Tinder’s Senior Product Manager
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.

 

Tuesday, October 24th

Team Dynamics for Product Success by CarbonFive Product Manager
Speaker: Janet Brunckhorst, Principal Product Manager at Carbon Five.

We have a host of skills and practices that we use to roadmap, test, design and learn. But our practice doesn’t include the conscious design of team dynamics. This interactive session will introduce ways to turn your product mindset toward cultivating the habits of an effective product team.

 

Wednesday, October 25th

Game Theory by DreamWorks’ former Product Managers
Speakers: Kathleen Cohen & Chris Cross, Former Product Managers at DreamWorks.

Overview of traditional game theories from 1950s to today and future.

 

 

LOS ANGELES

 

Tuesday, October 3rd

How to Build a Successful Product by Naritiv’s Co-Founder 
Speaker: Eric Posen, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Naritiv.

It takes a lot of bad ideas before you get to a good one. It’s okay. I thought my first few product ideas were gold, but they weren’t. We’ll run through my journey and how I learned to build things that solve bigger problems.

 

ORANGE COUNTY

 

Tuesday, October 10th

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

 

FEATURED WEBINARS & SLACK AMA’S

 

Tuesday, October 3rd

Product Management Live Chat by Agile Mastery Coach
Host: Christopher Lee, an Agile Product Management Coach.

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 Christopher Lee, Product Manager Coach at Gear Stream Inc.

 

Thursday, October 5th

Webinar: Basics of Product Strategy by SiriusDecisions PM
Host: Jeff Lash, VP and Group Director for Go-to-Market at SiriusDecisions.

In this webcast, Jeff Lash from SiriusDecisions will define product strategy and describe the key elements that product managers need to include in order to define an effective strategy that will increase the chance of product success.

 

Tuesday, October 10th

Product Management Live Chat with InVision App’s Product Manager
Host: Anthony Maggio, Director of Enterprise Product at InvisionApps Inc.

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 Anthony Maggio, Director of Enterprise Product at InvisionApps Inc.

 

Thursday, October 12th

Webinar: Data Analytics & Product Management by Beyond the Data PM
Host: Dave Mathias, CEO and Founder of Beyond the Data LLC.

Join this session to learn about where to start in this data & analytics journey or, if you’re already on this journey, tips on making it more successful so your good product can become great with data & analytics.

 

Tuesday, October 17th

Product Management Live Chat by eBay Sr. Technical Product Manager
Host: Shanea King-Roberson, Senior Technical Product Manager at eBay.

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 Shanea King-Roberson, Senior Technical Product Manager at eBay.

 

Thursday, October 19th

Webinar: Improving Tech Product Manager Skills by Return Path PM
Host: Dan Corbin, Sr. Director of Product Management at Return Path.

In this session, you’ll learn specific ways you can increase your technical skills to become a better product manager or improve your chances of landing a PM job. Considering the range of technologies a PM might encounter, it’s hard to know where to begin.

 

Tuesday, October 24th

Product Management Live Chat with Allstate’s Senior Digital PM
Host: Jenny Sankovsky, Senior Manager at Arity, an Allstate company.

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 Jenny Sankovsky, Product Manager at Allstate.

 

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