UX in Remote-First Organizations

DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX Meetup
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX Meetup
Public group


101 S Garland Ave #300 Orlando, FL 32801 · Orlando, FL

How to find us

We'll be in the PowerDMS office on the 3rd floor of the Exchange Building. If you arrive after 7 and the doors are locked, please post a comment on the meetup and we will come down to let you in.


Are you curious about what it’s like to work remotely? For our first meetup of 2019, we’re hosting a discussion with 6 UX professionals currently working on remote teams. We’ll dive into some of the most common questions and biggest misconceptions about what it’s like to work from home in a UX role.

We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to invite some remote guests to join our remote work conversation, so three of our panelists will be connecting via video conference and three will be at the meetup in person. We hope you’ll be able to join us in person as well, but if you can’t make it, we’re planning to record this one to post online afterwards.

Have questions about remote UX work? Post them in the comments below. We’ll try to include as many as we can in our discussion.

Aarron Walter - Athens, GA
As the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron Walter draws upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. He is the author of the best selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. You'll find @aarron on Twitter sharing thoughts on design.

Alexandra Mack - Monroe, CT
Alex is a Senior Researcher at Ad Hoc, an agency that build government digital services. She is currently working on a program with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the tools that help beneficiaries choose their medicare coverage.

Andy Volpe - Cleveland, OH
As a UX Designer at GitLab, Andy creates a seamless experience for Developers and Application Security Professionals throughout the GitLab application which spans the entire DevOps lifecycle. Andy also spends time mentoring UX students, guiding them through the design process from research to prototypes, and providing portfolio and career advice along the way. Follow Andy on twitter @heyandyvolpe for all things design and development related with a few bad puns sprinkled in for good measure.

Arun George - Orlando, FL
Arun is a Lead Conversational Designer & Sr. Consultant @ Nuance Communications. At Nuance, he helps Fortune 500 companies on designing Virtual Assistants and Chatbots.

Stephanie Bodendorfer - Orlando, FL
Steph is a UX Designer at Hireology, a hiring and talent management platform that helps businesses centralize their hiring process, automate new employee onboarding, and manage post-hire activities like payroll, benefits, and time.

Jason Beaird - Orlando, FL
Jason will serve as the moderator for our discussion and is currently helping shape the future of benefits administration and engagement as a remote UX Designer at Paylocity. Voted #20 on Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work, Paylocity delivers industry-leading payroll and HR software solutions.


6:30 pm - Pizza, drinks, and socializing

7:00 to 8:30 pm - The Meetup

8:45 pm - The "Social UX Meetup" to continue the conversations after the meetup (location TBD)


Food and beverages, as always, are provided by our friends at TEK Systems.