Let's meet up and get to know each other

For our initial meetup, let's get to know each other and talk about what we hope to get out of this group. A few possible topics of conversation:


- Is anyone writing on UX? We're looking to do a 52 Weeks of UX (http://52weeksofux.com/) style project and would love to have guest bloggers. If you've got a piece to share, or were looking for an excuse to write, this is your chance! We'd love to add you to the roster.
- Who has given a talk before? At a university, at a conference, at a coffee shop... We'd love to know what topics you've covered and repost your slides, a video, or any recap!
- Who do you want to hear speak? Who are luminaries and inspiring women in the field? The sky's the limit, so let us know.
- What topics would you like to read about or hear someone speak on?
- What discipline are you a part of? Researcher? Strategist? Mobile Designer? What does a day in your life look like? What do you wish you could do more of?

 

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  • Sandra

    That was one of the better meetups I've attended! Thanks Golli, Gemma and Alexis for organizing. BTW, I found this interesting info-graphic on a general guide to UX Careers and thought I'd share.
    http://www.onwardsearch.com/UX-...­

    March 8, 2013

  • Golli H.

    Wow, what an awesome meetup last night and even more awesome reaction this morning. Thank you!

    The next meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd so please RSVP to that. The location and topic is TBD.

    For those of you who gave us your Twitter handles, you can keep in touch with each other in the meantime by following the list: UX Women. If you'd like to be added to the list, just message me or leave a comment here.

    Looking forward to the next one!

    PS. Thanks for posting photos and notes, keep em comin'!

    2 · March 6, 2013

    • Melissa S.

      Sounds like it was a fantastic meeting. Very much looking to the next one & meeting all you fantastic UI/UX ladies. Golli, please add me to the list you mentioned in this post. Thanks!

      March 6, 2013

  • Vanessa T.

    Yes, it was really great meeting everyone last night--and I definitely look forward to future meetups! Thanks again to Golli, Alexis, and Gemma for organizing! I know this isn't really UI/UX related, but I thought I'd share one of my favorite girl-power songs :) http://vimeo.com/35339346­ Have an awesome day everyone!

    March 6, 2013

  • kristen b.

    Awesome meeting you ladies last night! It was great to hearing about everyone's diverse experiences within the field. As far as a re-cap we kinda just chatted and got to know each other...Where we work, have worked, our unique paths to UX, what we are hoping to get out of meeting/ what appeals to us about this group.

    March 6, 2013

  • Carrie Ford H.

    So bummed I couldn't make it last night! Speaking for those of us who were held back by the (damn) snow, would anyone be interested in putting a quick recap together for those of us who missed it? Thank you! Really looking forward to the next one.

    March 6, 2013

  • Tana G.

    Delightful to meet so many talented and thoughtful UX Designers locally. I had a great time!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed it (work beckoned), but will see you all next time...rain or shine :)

    March 5, 2013

  • Stacey

    Being new to this, and most things in Chicago, I just want to applaud the group! It was great meeting each of you tonight! I can't wait to see where this group goes!

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Jessica P.

    This was one of the best Meetups I've ever attended. Thanks to Golli, Gemma, and Alexis for organizing. I am really looking forward to the next one. Please feel free to e-mail me at [masked] for further socializing or networking if I didn't get the chance to chat with you or give you my card. See you all soon!

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Pooja

    Sorry can't make it this time because of the weather. Looking forward to attend another one.

    March 5, 2013

  • Misty C.

    Well, I was trying not to let the snow best me, but I think it's going to. Looking forward to meeting you ladies next time.

    March 5, 2013

  • Melissa S.

    So bummed about the snow storm - I'll be there next time!

    March 5, 2013

  • Carrie Ford H.

    Ugh, I won't be able to make it, either. I will definitely make the next!!

    March 5, 2013

  • Louise G.

    Sorry, they've closed our building and sent us home from work, so I won't be attending tonight. Very excited about the possibilities and hope to be at the second meeting!

    March 5, 2013

  • Isabelle P.

    Bummer. I have to cancel. I'll see you at the next meet-up.

    March 5, 2013

  • Gail S.

    Given the snowmageddon predicted for tomorrow, what's the likelihood that we'll still be meeting? I vote we ignore the snow and get together even if it's a smaller group.

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Janie C.

      I am still down. It will make for interesting stories ;-)

      March 4, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Yep, I'll be there :) We can always have another mixer soon for those who miss it.

      1 · March 5, 2013

  • Golli H.

    Hi ladies - I understand the weather is less than optimal. We'll still be there, but don't worry if you can't make it. We'll do another mixer soon! In the meantime, you can message us with any ideas for the group!

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to cancel - new job-related meeting at 7. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    March 5, 2013

  • Wendy

    Sorry - weather conditions will make travel more hazardous later. Looking forward to our next meeting!

    March 5, 2013

  • Carrie E.

    Going to have to cancel due to weather :(

    March 5, 2013

  • Carmen M.

    Hi all, I will have to catch you at the next meetup. My commute this evening will more than likely be horrendous so I'm exiting downtown early. Can't wait to meet everyone next time!

    March 5, 2013

  • Sara D.

    I'd love to attend... but worried about the weather...

    March 5, 2013

  • Denice S.

    Snow storm heading our way so I think its best to cancel

    March 4, 2013

  • tara s.

    I am excited for the next event, but I am headed to SxSW tomorrow so I can't make it this time!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • jeannine

    Sorry to miss this! Look forward to next time and meeting everyone!!

    March 4, 2013

  • Lindsey P.

    I have a conflict that evening, but I'm hoping to catch a meeting and meet women in the same field!

    March 4, 2013

  • Elisabeth K.

    I am so sorry, I now have a conflict and won't be able to join. I hope to see you in the near future!

    March 4, 2013

  • Nicole (Brader) M.

    I double booked myself, unfortunately clients come first - but I'm not happy about it this time. I'm looking forward to the next meet up!

    March 4, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Me too! Thanks for letting us know.

      March 4, 2013

  • Jessica P.

    I'm writing on UX, and have been thinking of ways to re-imagine and update this article from last Dec: http://uxmag.com/articles/resea...­

    I'm also interested in writing on remote work/in-office work (both permanent and occasional) specifically for UX teams and how this is experienced in Chicago tech companies as well as the larger industry.

    I'm in research and I spend most of my days juggling crazy overlapping research project schedules.

    February 25, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Thanks for updating us Jessica, this sounds really interesting. Let's talk more tomorrow. I envision an upcoming talk or at least announcement, if you're up for it.

      March 4, 2013

  • Sara N. B.

    Perhaps a poll on what folks hope to get out of this group (via google or facebook if you guys have a presence there ) before the meetup could help give the meeting direction? Just an idea :)

    February 19, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Thanks yo! Advice. Taken.

      March 4, 2013

  • Caroline K.

    can't do tuesdays :(

    February 16, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Thanks for the feedback! We'll try a different night of the week for our next event so that everyone gets a chance to attend.

      March 4, 2013

  • Laura W.

    I have class that evening. I'll try to be at the next one.

    February 15, 2013

    • Alexa

      I'm in the same situation.

      February 15, 2013

    • Golli H.

      Thanks for the feedback! We'll try to switch around weeknights on our future events so everyone gets a chance to attend.

      March 4, 2013

  • Vanessa T.

    looking forward to meeting everyone :)

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it on March 5, but would love to attend future meetups.

    March 3, 2013

  • monica s.

    would deff love to be added as a guest blogger

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Julie F.

    looking forward to meeting everyone. Thanks!

    February 27, 2013

  • Denice S.

    I'm a writer, but need to learn about UX. If a UX expert needs a ghost writer/editor to help them put an article together let me know.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Wendy

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    February 25, 2013

  • Daina

    I'll be attending a conference out of town for the first meet up. Looking forward to future events!

    February 19, 2013

  • Heidi F.

    if I'm in town, I'll attend

    February 18, 2013

  • Gail S.

    Great idea.

    February 16, 2013

  • Stacey

    Looking forward to it!

    February 16, 2013

  • Denice S.

    Looking forward to meeting all these smart women!

    February 15, 2013

  • alexis f.

    Psyched to get to see what else women in Design/UX feel is missing in Chicago.

    February 13, 2013

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