Hexagon is a community of women and non-binary folks in UX who support each other through the different stages of our careers. We welcome current and aspiring designers, researchers, writers, content strategists and program managers across the user experience space. We believe that having strong networks of peers both online and offline helps us discover new skills, boost confidence, and foster growth. At its core, Hexagon is a community.
When we first launched in 2013, it began as a small local meet up in the Bay Area called XX+UX. We rebranded (http://hexagonux.com/rebrand) in 2017 and are now a community of over 3,000 women and non-binary folksworldwide. Hexagon hosts community events and mentorship programs (http://hexagonux.com/mentorship) where every event is hosted by a different company and features something unique about their culture or industry. We’ve held international events in London, Sydney, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Bangalore, and more. Check out our chapters (http://www.hexagonux.com/chapters).
Beyond our current programming (events & mentorship), we hope that Hexagon helps drive the conversation around diversity in tech. Implicit bias is perhaps the greatest inhibitor of women’s growth — it affects how we hire, how we interact with co-workers, and how we recognize and promote “talent”. We know that diversity drives creativity, but change needs to come from within companies themselves and how they think about their own success.
Have you ever wanted to publish your design but find that you can't without the help of a developer? Famous Studio enables designers to import their designs from Sketch, AdobeXD, and Photoshop and turn them into live web experiences (mobile, tablet, and desktop) without any additional developer help.
It's a perfect companion product for any of the primary design tools, and it's free for your first 10 projects. In this meetup, the Famous Team will give an exclusive demo of Famous Studio, and there will be an extra special gift for those that attend! We hope to see you there!
If you want to check out Famous ahead of time, watch these two "app from scratch" tutorial videos that showcase the magic behind Famous Studio: Coffee House (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0zXdQq76Q) & Semper Fi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-c1UdrNl20)