We are so thrilled to host Scott Berkun (http://www.scottberkun.com/) this September for an evening about THE WORK. We'll try to leave plenty of time for questions and discussions after the presentation, and come early for pre-event networking.
6 pm Doors and registration
6-6:45 pm Pizza and Networking
6:45 announcements and break
7 - 7:30 Presentation
7:30 break followed by Q&A
Designing without pants: lessons on work from WordPress.com
Would you like to work somewhere with no meetings, no email and that let you work from any city in the world you wished? Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, one of the largest 100% distributed companies in the world where these perks are true, and more. He led a team of programers and designers and wrote a new book about the challenging experience called The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. How can a team distributed in space and time be effective? What is the role of a designer in a culture that insists on autonomy? What lessons can leaders of any design team learn from how WordPress.com works? He'll answer these questions and more.
Bio: Berkun is the best-selling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. He worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003 on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, Windows, and MSN, and as team lead at WordPress.com from 2010 to 2012. He now works full time as an author and speaker and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Forbes, the Economist and other media. He has contributed to Harvard Business Review and BusinessWeek, and appears frequently on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and NPR for his expertise on various subjects. His many popular blog posts and lectures can be found at http://www.scottberkun.com/ and he tweets at @berkun (https://twitter.com/berkun).
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