PENTAGON CITY! Information Architect job pays about $120,000. Give it your try!

Have you ever thought how to make websites or digital products better? Have you ever enjoyed navigating guests in new places? Have you ever enjoyed technical writing, while thinking of your future customers? Have you ever been told that you are a great marketer or communicator?

If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, you might have a talent of information architect. This talent pays!

Information architecture (IA) is the art and science of organizing and labeling data including: websites, intranets, online communities, software, books and other mediums of information, to develop usability and structural aesthetics. (source: wikipedia.org)

IA is an emerging discipline. People with talent or experience in User Experience (UX) design, technical writing, and marketing could consider transitioning to Information Architects.

According to indeed.com, Information Architect's average salary is $120K in the Washington, DC area.

Join us to discover what Information Architects do. A brief introduction will be followed by a mockup/wireframe workshop and a recruiting event.

Ihar Irkho and Lacey Irvin lead this extensive live, face-to-face, computer-based training. Your individual work shall take about a half of the training time and discussions will take the rest.

When you RSVP, we confirmed your physical seat, not a virtual one (once again, this training is a computer-based one!). To get your training credentials, please create your public profile (if you haven't done so yet) and send your link as instructed at

http://www.econee.com/info/Econee_onboarding#Public_profile

About the presenters

Ihar Irkho is the Information Architect and Product Development Manager for The Economic Group. Prior to this position, he worked for Bratskaja Shkola (Belarus), the Ural Federal University (Russia), and the US Marine Corps (US). He created wireframes for several products including eng.kof-palitra.ru, mcclinics.com, eng.hsrail.ru, maxler.net, eng.kommunarka.by and advised web development agencies in Russia and the US.

Lacey Irvin is the owner and principle writer for comeupweb.com. She was noted for her efforts in the Hurricane Katrina devastation with the 2005 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award for a donation drive of undergarments for Katrina victims. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Pelican Players College Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to 4 out of over 20,000 students in Hillsborough County who excel in creative performance.

About further training in Information Architecture

If you are interested in Information Architect jobs, The Economic Group trains novices to hire.

The Economic Group's training in information architecture lasts for 2-5 months depending on individual learners. 100% of tuitions are paid by potential employers; some stipends are available. Best graduates are planned to be employed within or after the training.

About the venue

This particular event is a part of Pentagon City Microsoft store outreach, offering a variety of free events and services in the store theater. From private group training sessions with guest speakers to concerts and meetings, the theater space is an ideal environment for your next event. Contact LaSone Barber, Community Development Specialist at [masked] to organize your event.

The Microsoft Store kindly provides us with presentation equipment, space, free wi-fi, if needed, Surface Pro computers (you are welcome to bring your device), and, very importantly, Friends and family discounts. When you are a participant of community events, you can receive 10% off software and 5% off just about everything else in the store.

And please don't forget to let the Microsoft employees know we appreciate their service. Microsoft will also appreciate your feedback at http://www.microsoftfeedback.com. Thank you!


Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting event. Had nice discussions. Learned something about Information Architecture the first time. Workshop was quite an experience, each team presented it's idea. Good job. Thanks Ihar.

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Ihar I.

      Thanks a bunch, Dr. Tsou. Your participation shapes any event!

      November 28, 2013

  • Vicki C.

    Really great information share and discussion among the attendees on what is Information Architecture. Fun exercise working with a partner to create an application or website. Sort of a lost opportunity to gain valuable, creative, out-of the box ideas if the products/services we were working on had been planned in advance for a real company. A little more planning and organization would have made the workshop exercise a huge benefit to both the organizer and the attendees (able to use in a portfolio especially if ideas are implemented for a real business).

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Ihar I.

      Vicki: Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am too creative to be well-organized. All in all, information architects often work in unstructured environments, so the chaos experience was a part of this workshop too :)

      November 28, 2013

  • Nid H.

    No doubt the event was very interesting and informative. Good ideas were presented at the workshop. Ihar, did a very good job at presenting and explaining the Information Architect career. However, the real test would be to dive in more into it, and find out whether it is for you or not. Thanks!

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Ihar I.

      Sure, I am going to work individually and virtually with the interested. We will also have full-day sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays - the last Wednesday we tested the prototype! :)

      November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting discussions, workshop brought up great ideas, loved the diversity in opinions! Learned quite a bit! Would be interested to learn a lot more on the subject!

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Do I need a printed ticket to get in? I don't have a printer. Can I use my phone to show I signed up?

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ihar,

    I RSVPed the three-day event for next week and would also like to RSVP this one, but the three-day event ends at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and this one starts at 5:00 pm on the same day. It's kind of hard to drive and then take metro from Tyson's Corner to Pentagon City within an hour. Is it possible to move the start time of this event to a little later, i.e., 6:00 pm? Thanks.

    November 22, 2013

    • Ihar I.

      Yes, it was my challenge too. I planned to take a metro, by the way. However, I believe that we can leave Tysons earlier.

      November 22, 2013

19 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy