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Seattle Information Architecture & User Experience Meetup Message Board › Amazon Information Architects Panel Tues. Oct 9th 7 PM

Amazon Information Architects Panel Tues. Oct 9th 7 PM

Isaac P.
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Seattle, WA
Hi All,


On Tuesday the 9th the monthly IA meetup will go down at Piecora's in Capitol Hill at 7 PM. We'll mingle for an hour starting at 7 PM and then our three speakers will take the stage at 8 PM. In their words:


What is the role of an Information Architect at  You're probably burning with curiosity,wondering what an IA does at the world's largest online retailer.  You probably wouldn't guess that there are only 4 known Information Architects in the entire company!  While Amazon has employed browse taxonomists for years, IAs are relatively new to the mix – mostly as a result of the tremendous growth of the company, and the information challenges that come with it.  At this IA Meetup, you'll have the opportunity to meet a panel consisting of three of them: Nick Sweers, Carolyn Tweedy, and Nick Berry.  These IAs will inspire you with their pioneer spirit, as they show you how they are defining the practice within a culture dominated by developers.  Topics will include the following:

  • What does an IA do at Amazon?
  • Who do IAs work with on a daily basis?
  • Strategies for succeeding as an IA on a cross-functional team
  • What are some of the challenges of IA?
  • Tools/techniques/resources for those interested in IA
  • Q&A


I'm looking forward to a knockout performance from these three. Reserve a spot join us! This time around we will be sure to have room for a limited number walk ups on the night of the event. We'll start checking in those registered at 6:30.


A few things in the community to remain aware of as well:

InfoCamp Registration closes in less than a week (Oct 9th, the day of the next meetup!).

Find out more:­
Straight to Registration:­



Seattle's own Paula Land has recently made great strides with her CAT (Content Analysis Tool). See below and note the invitation for a trial account.

We are delighted to announce that the CAT (Content Analysis Tool) automated content inventory software is ready for free preview. This is the homegrown Seattle tool, from Content Strategist Paula Land and Content Insight team. Paula's presented sneak peeks at past Content Strategy Meetups and now you can see the product before its official launch.

They've been rolling out invitations to the beta and there is still time to join the preview. We'd love to get feedback from members of the Information Architecture Seattle Meetup! If you'd like an invitation for 30 day free trial account, please sign up at http://content-insigh...­.

If you like faster content inventories, we hope you'll give us a try and tell us what you think! We appreciate your support, it's an honor to share the tool with you.


All the best from your organizers,


Isaac Pattis and Misty Weaver

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