Announcing our next event...we’re doing an O’Reilly Book Launch party!
I am absolutely delighted to announce that Learn UX Seattle will be hosting Torrey Podmajersky - https://www.linkedin.com/in/torreybird/ - at Blink UX to officially launch her new O’Reilly (aka Animal) Book: Strategic Writing for UX!
Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Strategic-Writing-Engagement-Conversion-Retention/dp/1492049395
Mark your calendars to join Torrey, Blink UX, and all your Learn UX Seattle friends for book giveaways, book signings, a talk from Torrey, cake (it’s not a lie), food, drinks, and some good old fashioned UX Summer fun!
There’s a very good chance you already know who Torrey is, but if not, here’s what you need to know:
* Torrey Podmajersky helps teams solve business and customer problems using UX content. She has written inclusive and accessible consumer and professional experiences for Google, OfferUp, Xbox, Microsoft account, Windows apps, privacy, and Microsoft education.
* She co-created the UX Writing Fundamentals curriculum for Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts, teaching there since 2016.
* This is the -first- O’Reilly [Animal] Book on UX Writing...i.e. kinda a big deal.
On top of all that, Torrey still finds time to give back to our UX community. Despite all her responsibilities as a UX Writer, Content Strategist, Author, and Instructor, she still makes time for her community through meetups and other UX events.
In fact, this will be her second engagement with our Learn UX Meetup! She did a UX Writing workshop with us last year and I’m honored to bring her back to help her launch her book.
Please join us at Blink UX on Thursday, June 27th for Torrey’s official book-launch party!
6:00 to 6:45 - arrive, drinks and food, mingle
6:45 to 7:00 - welcome, hear from our hosts, introductions
7:00 to 7:30 - Torrey will present on UX Writing, the journey of writing a book, and how UX Writing was the start of her UX career
7:30 to 7:40 - Q+A, then we'll ***raffle off 3 copies of her book!***
7:40 to 8:15 - mingle, eat, and drink. There will be books for sale and Torrey will be doing book signings as well!
A big thank-you to our sponsors:
***Venue Sponsor - Blink UX: By now, everyone here should know about Blink. Blink is a UX research and design firm that works with great companies to create meaningful digital products, brands, and experiences.
On a special note, Blink is an agency near and dear to my heart in both my personal and professional life. They've supported me and my meetup since day one, and I consider myself very lucky to call them my friends. Check them out at their site. https://blinkux.com/
***Food and Drink Sponsor - Seattle School of Visual Concepts: SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
Once SVC heard this was a party for Torrey they jumped on the chance to sponsor one of their own! Make sure you come to learn about SVC and grab some of their swag at the event! https://www.svcseattle.com/