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Designing Basecamp: A behind the scenes look at how we design and ship products

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8th Light Chicago

25 E. Washington, Suite 509 · Chicago, IL

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5th Floor across from the elevators

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Join us Friday, September 7th for an 8th Light University keynote presentation by Jonas Downey!

Designing Basecamp: A behind the scenes look at how we design and ship products


• An overview of Basecamp's unique product design process, from conception to completion
• Peeling back the curtains on specific features and the stories behind them
• Tips for being productive with intentionally small teams (planning, managing scope, tracking work, etc.)
• A quick glance at how to make a side project that broadens your horizons, without burning out


Jonas Downey (@jonasdowney) is a Principal Designer at Basecamp (, the industry-leading tool that helps growing businesses stay on the same page. At Basecamp he's been responsible for a wide range of projects, from interface design to customer onboarding and business development, and he's an avid writer about design topics on Basecamp's blog, Signal vs. Noise.

Jonas is also the co-creator of Hello Weather (, the no-nonsense weather app for iOS. His projects and articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Macworld, Smashing Mag, Entrepreneur, and .net magazine.


Lunch will be provided by 8th Light (

We will be live streaming the event via Zoom ( and a link to the recording will be made available after the event.

Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community.

If you have trouble finding the office, please call Nicole (804)[masked]