Build for Speed: How to Prototype and Test Any Product in 5 Days w/ Daniel Burka


The current way most of us build applications is broken. Teams go through the classic agile pattern: ideate, build, launch, measure, iterate, repeat. Even when executed efficiently, this process stifles innovation under the burden of engineering and product launching. Using real-world examples, Daniel and Jake will show how to test your theses more quickly and increase the overall effectiveness (and happiness!) of your team.

About Daniel Burka
Daniel has more than a decade helping startups with product design. He co-founded Canadian web agency Silverorange, where he worked with clients including Ning, the Canadian government, Bebo, Revision3, and Mozilla, where he helped design the Firefox brand. Daniel went on to where he spent five years as Digg’s creative director. He also co-founded the social network Pownce with Kevin Rose and served as director of design for gaming startup Tiny Speck. Daniel then co-founded the mobile incubator Milk, which was acquired by Google in 2012. Daniel led mobile user experience for Google+ before becoming a design partner at Google Ventures.

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  • Chris E.

    Good talk! The article by Jake Knapp that Daniel shared was very informative, too. I've passed it around the office and it seems to have acquired some interest.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Will B.

    Daniel brings the good stuff. Deep and practical.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Ben C.

    Fantastic Meetup. Kudos to Anthony for putting it together.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Jay T.

    This was a very good "soft skills" presentation on prototyping. And Daniel did a great job answering the post presentation questions and providing links to related content. I liked this format, 30ish minute presentation followed by questions, far more than last months format which was almost no presentation.

    2 · March 20, 2014

  • David K.

    Burka was excellent; great meetup. Thanks Anthony!

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Jet B.

      Cool shots, dude. Great eye!

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • Jet B.

    Superb gathering and solid gold content shared. Excellent! Thanks, Daniel and Anthony!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Jamie E.

    Great talk!

    1 · March 19, 2014

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