- Start the new year with a new job
Kate Byrnes of Talener recruiting will answer questions about how to get a new job, and how not to. Whether you're changing teams internally or companies or industries or locations; changing functions or deciding to do a startup, this recruiting agency will help you do it better. Dinner will be served as well.
- Power & office politics
POWER & OFFICE POLITICS Lean startup expert Steve Strauch, Sibyl Edwards of DC Web Women, John Roberts of Philomathia Group, Danielle Coleman of Dr. First, and Emil Mladenov of Dr. First, will mentor about how to be good leaders and skillfully navigate politics and power struggles in the office. Some questions they will address include: How do I defend my team from politics or layoffs, and against being lost in the "red ocean"? Or, what happens when your feature is successful, everyone wants to take credit, and suddenly there are too many voices in prioritization? More questions welcome!
- Public speaking
Eli Murphy of Oratium, Kristian Bouw of NotionTheory, Steve MacKley of BeaconFire, and jz of Capital One will mentor about applying to and presenting at Sxsw and other product related conferences. How do I get accepted to speak at conferences? How can I practice and prepare my presentation? What is Sxsw? Should I go? What does it take to announce a product there? What can I get out of it? Do I really need to book a hotel now? How can I get my company to sponsor me? Can we meet there for Product Management Advice, 5 cents? Last, what product conferences are worth going to? What can I get out of each?