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Monday, May 11


Designer Happy Hour
Love startups? Love design? Join us to discuss designing for startups, desining at startups, product design, UX design, graphic design, and more. Or just stop by and hang out. 

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Jackson Fox

UX Director, Viget

Monday May 11, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Basecamp at Lyfe Kitchen 1600 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 12


Getting Your Brand Right from the Start
Limited Capacity seats available

You're focused on your idea, your product, your innovation. But to attract investors and build a sustainable business you also need to focus on your brand and the strategic foundation that holds everything together.

This session will provide actionable insights on how to approach developing – or evolving - a clear and comprehensive brand strategy that will produce results. Learn the keys to immediate and long-term brand impact, success, and results from a panel of successful entrepreneurs and brand strategists.

Moderated by Pete Burridge, CEO and Founder, Greenhouse Partners, Greenhouse Scholars, and The18.com


Pete Burridge

CEO and Founder, Greenhouse Partners, Greenhouse Scholars, and The18.com


Keith Greenawalt

Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Greenhouse Partners

Amber Hickory

President, Greenhouse Partners; Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business

Matt Jenkins

Founding Partner, The18.com

Tuesday May 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway St, B1 Boulder, CO 80303
Wednesday, May 13


UX Lessons for Startups (Design Lightning Talks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to hear three veteran startup design and UX leaders share the lessons they've learned.

Andy Montgomery / All Design Jobs are (Not) Created Equal: Designing for digital agencies and startups (or small product companies) can be very different. This talk will look at the pros and cons of both environments and make some recommendations for those starting out their career or those considering a change.

Dave Stadler / Small Team, Big UX: In a startup everyone has to wear multiple hats to get things done. This is how to work smarter with less resources.

Jeff Zabel / The Dark-Horse prototype: As a startup, creating a superior design can be achieved through testing iterative prototypes.  What might not be clear is that prototyping doesn’t always equal iteration; specifically, a prototype doesn’t always mean testing a possible final solution.  Sometimes it means creating a long-shot design that’s only purpose is to inform a later design or that is a far-out concept that has potential to turn out big.

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Jackson Fox

UX Director, Viget

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Andy Montgomery

Head of Design, Recurly
Head of Design at Recurly
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Jeff Zabel

VP Product, Autopay
Most recently the Co-founder of DataHero. Working to make usability matter in everyday experiences. I love unearthing customer needs and innovating intelligent solutions. Previously responsible for Google & iPhone integrations into BMW vehicles.

Wednesday May 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kapost 1800 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Thursday, May 14


How to scale Product Management teams and businesses
Limited Capacity seats available

In this unique panel event, we will ask our panelists to explain how they have grown their product teams and organizations into the successful business they are today. The strategy behind growing product teams varies depending on your organization. Our panelists have experiences ranging from seed stage to 500+ employees. They have unique insights into how product roles vary at different levels in an organization and the common pitfalls product professionals make while trying to scale and grow teams. We would love to share our experience with scaling product organizations to help others who are new to product roles or who are growing and need some advice. Join us for a panel session where we discuss How to scale Product Management teams and businesses.

Presented by Colorado Product (http://coloradoproduct.com/) 

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Adam Tornes

Senior Product Manager, Twitter
Adam is a Senior Product Manager for Twitter's Data & Enterprise Solutions org, where he leads numerous product initiatives related to Twitter's Developer Platform. He is also a Founder of Colorado Product (and its predecessor, the Boulder Product Meetup) helping develop Colorado's... Read More →

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Adam Carter

VP of Product Management @ SolidFire
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Jeremy Dillingham

VP, Product Management, Return Path
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Rob Johnson

Data Strategy @ Twitter
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Sean Porter

VP of Product Management and Engineering @ Full Contact

Thursday May 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302


Designing for Magic Paper: Mystical Scrolls and Interactive Screens

Type designer Erik Spiekermann has said that designing for the screen is just designing for bad paper. We’d argue it’s more like magic paper, but the point is that good designers have always embraced the limitations caused by tricky substrates—oftentimes even leading to innovation. Our respect for the classic principles of print design has merged with our love for the endless possibilities of technology to form the foundations of our approach to interactive design and development. 

Cast Iron Design Bio

Cast Iron Design is an environmentally responsible design studio in Boulder, Colorado. Its mission is to pair good design with positive impact by creating memorable brands, implementing environmentally responsible practices, and helping the design community do the same.

Jonny is a proficient typographer, print specialist, and all-around visual wizard. Richard specializes in creative direction, art direction, web development, and copywriting. Together they form a megazord-type creature that could potentially destroy the world, but instead chooses to use its powers for good, not evil. (edited)

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Jonny Black

Illusionist, Cast Iron Design
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Richard Roche

Mascot, Cast Iron Desgin

Thursday May 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Human Design 954 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Friday, May 15


Caffeinated Mornings: The value of design to the success of your business or startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Ingrid Alongi and Jace Cooke from Quick Left, along with Todd Vernon from VictorOps, will discuss the value that design brings to the success of your business and the ventures you help build.

This event is for all creative and entrepreneur types and will be a 20-30 min talk, followed by 10-15 min Q&A session, moderated by Jay Ferracane of Angry Bovine.


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Jay Ferracane

designer/founder, angrybovine
AngryBovine is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Colorado that makes businesses, better businesses through design thinking and doing.

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Ingrid Alongi

Co-Founder/CPO, Quick Left
I've been a web developer since the late 90's and recently switched over to the business side of things here at Quick Left. I enjoy building teams and figuring out how to deliver the best quality in a services organization.

Jace Cooke

UX Design, Quick Left

Todd Vernon

Founder / CEO at VictorOps

Friday May 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Boomtown 2060 Broadway St, B1 Boulder, CO 80303


UX In the Real World
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of UX professionals from various backgrounds including agencies, startups, small businesses, and enterprises discuss the topic of UX in the real world. Panelists will be walked through a series of questions outlining what their UX process looks like on a day to day basis. Topics will cover what works, what doesn’t, what are the challenges they face in their respective organizations, what tools/processes do they use, and any advice for the startup crowd.

The panel will include:

Chris Alvarez, UX Design Lead at Slice of Lime 


  • Brian Rhea, Chief Product Officer at Mocavo
  • Tania O'Brien, Sr. Manager of User Experience at Rally Software
  • Jackson Carson, UX/UI Creative Director at MobileDay
  • Travis Stiles, Director of User Experience at ReturnPath

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Chris Alvarez

Lead UX Designer, Slice of Lime
With a developer’s background and a researcher’s heart. I’ve been known to ask ‘why?’ until it hurts and believe the right answer is usually just a good conversation away.

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Jackson Carson

UX/UI Director, SnapEngage
UX/UI Director at SnapEngage, UX lead mentor at Techstars, and pixelosopher by day. Fine art abstract photographer by evening. Funky musician and jazz poseur by night.
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Tania O'Brien

Sr. Manager of User Experience at Rally Software, Rally Software
We are a company with a software for agile, and so we are continually practicing agile on teams, at scale, and outside engineering. UX is a big part of the agile process at Rally and I'd love to share how we have tried to include it in the agile process at the many levels.
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Brian Rhea

Chief Product Officer, Mocavo
Product Design, Lean UX, Parenthood, Start-ups.
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Travis Stiles

Director User Experience, Return Path
Husband. Father. User Experience Designer. “In school, we’re rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question.” - Richard Saul Wurman

Friday May 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302