Can We Be Lean In All Stages?

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **

 

[One Year Anniversary Event]

We have an impressive array of guest speakers to engage us with an interesting insight into staying Lean whether you are a serial entrepreneur, successful organizer, or a leading voice of Lean in a large corporation.

 

Join us for this exciting event!

 

Lean Startup Vancouver: Speakers - March 8th, 2012 from Jin Lee on Vimeo.

 

Speakers:


Allen Pike (Steam Clock Software) | @apike

Allen is a Founder of Steam Clock Software, where he builds products for iOS and the web. He has worked at Apple, taught at SFU, and founded VanJS.  Allen will share his experience of starting technical meetups and what makes them succeed.

 

Jesse Heaslip (Intro-Up) | @jjheaslip

Jesse will share his real world experience using the MVP process to build Intro-Up, a useful app that is like Rapportive for Meetups. Jesse will discuss how to collect feedback, conduct usability studies and hack interfaces on the way to building an awesome product that people use.

 

Lawell Kiing (SAP)

Lawell is currently a Senior Director of Engineering at SAP in Vancouver, he will discuss some of the experiences he had in the various organizations and attempt to correlate LEAN and innovation and discuss some factors and examples of what worked and what didn’t, from an organization level down to the team and individual level.

 

Melissa Ness (Vision Critical) | @melissaness

Melissa is an Senior Interaction Designer and Usability Specialist at Vision Critical specializing in solving complex business problems in the least intrusive and most beneficial way possible.  Melissa will share her Lean UX experience.

 

Stuart Ashman (Joyent)

Stuart is the Quality Director at Joyent where he is currently engaged in blending some agile and lean approaches and thinking to improve quality and reduce risk. As you would expect with a startup, Joyent is focused on providing value and minimising waste.  He will talk about some of the ways in which he attempt to raise the quality bar and avoid waste.

 


Sponsors
:

Payroll Hero | @PayrollHero

Super Human Capital Management Software. Check out their blog that documents the journey the PayrollHero.com team is on in their goal to launching the hottest Super Human Capital Management tool on the web.


Whistler Water
 | @whistlerwater

Whistler Glacier Water is Canada’s premium bottled water from the utmost pristine Canadian glacial fed source, Place Glacier. Award winning ‘Mountain Bottle’ design is now biodegradable.

 

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **

 

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  • Doug J.

    Great mix of speakers & topics covering Lean in everything from a small Startup to large enterprise. Very well done!

    March 9, 2012

  • Rob van D.

    Excellent event. Great group of people as well.
    It just went quite a bit longer than I had scheduled for, 6-10pm. I would suggest 2-3 speakers, and then provide more time to allow everyone to mingle/meet new people.

    March 9, 2012

  • gregor k.

    Good presentations. For constructive feedback, can I suggest next time that we get people interacting with each other a bit. I saw a lot of people fading.

    Suggestion: Everyone write a startup idea and put it in a hat (or have a set of preconceived ideas), split people into groups, each group get's an idea. On the fly, they create their leap of faith assumptions, map out ways test their hypotheses, etc. Maybe even test them in the room. I'm thinking on the fly, if that sounds like an interesting idea message me and I'll work on the details. We could have 'presenters' lead each group. Presentations are great, but I think something like this would still give people a chance to learn from the presenters while actually doing something.

    Still a great meetup, I'd give four stars if the gas hadn't run out on the beer.

    March 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great first event Jin!

    March 9, 2012

  • Gideon J.

    Really interesting talks - thanks for all involved

    March 9, 2012

  • Rob A.

    Great job Jin and Jesse - that was a great event.

    March 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The only thing that could have been better was a PA system for the speaker. There were moments where it was tough to hear the great info they were sharing. Otherwise a great experience and well worth attending!

    March 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an amazing event. Great speaker line up and a tonne of energy. Had to duck out before the night was out but was well worth coming downtown. Thanks!

    March 9, 2012

  • Jin L.

    Thank you all for attending this event. First time organizing and learned lots on how to improve the next event :)

    March 9, 2012

  • gregor k.

    my baloney has a first name, and it's h.o.m.e.r
    my baloney has a second name, it's h.o.m.e.r

    -Simpsons plug

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well I own a business but it'll be a sunny day in Prince Rupert before I spam your event about it.

    See you tomorrow! Jim pointed out that there will be beer at this event, which means I will probably show up on time.

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who else has something to plug?

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, im working on a new website called http://www.skillpost.co/­, its a socially leveraged platform built on creating trust for users. Choose from tutors, gardeners, ski lessons and more. You can sign-up for an invite now! see you all at the meet-up!

    March 7, 2012

  • Jin L.

    The HiVE will heat up a bit once again, but hydration is covered. Thank you Whistler Water for donating many cases for this event :) -- picture to follow when picking them up.

    1 · February 15, 2012

  • Jin L.

    10 lucky person will win a prize: 10 books (The Lean Startup by Eric Ries) were donated by Payroll Hero today for this event. Will do a raffle at the end :)

    1 · February 14, 2012

  • Bernd

    ;;--)) ...leaving only the small question of how.

    February 11, 2012

  • Jin L.

    ;p spoiler alert!

    February 11, 2012

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