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Information Architecture Panel From Amazon

We're thrilled to host a panel of speakers in October and hear perspectives about the role Information Architects play in different parts of Amazon. Networking and refreshments from 7-8pm. Our panel starts at 8pm.

Event Description:

What is the role of an Information Architect at You're probably burning with curiosity, wondering what an IA does at the world's largest online retailer. You probably wouldn't guess that there are only 4 known Information Architects in the entire company!

While Amazon has employed browse taxonomists for years, IAs are relatively new to the mix – mostly as a result of the tremendous growth of the company, and the information challenges that come with it. At this IA Meetup, you'll have the opportunity to meet a panel consisting of three of them: Nick Sweers, Carolyn Tweedy, and Nick Berry. These IAs will inspire you with their pioneer spirit, as they show you how they are defining the practice within a culture dominated by developers.

Topics will include the following:

· What does an IA do at Amazon?

· Who do IAs work with on a daily basis?

· Strategies for succeeding as an IA on a cross-functional team

· What are some of the challenges of IA?

· Tools/techniques/resources for those interested in IA

· Q&A


If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to work at Amazon, this is your night. I've heard tell they are hiring :)

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  • Dean H.

    Interesting and candid talk.

    October 10, 2012

  • Sue Ann H.

    I really liked hearing more about the Amazon culture.

    October 10, 2012

  • john e.

    Excellent overview of the IA career choice. Also a insightful insiders view of Amazon's white collar offices.

    October 10, 2012

  • Phillip H.

    Thanks for a thought-provoking evening!

    October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    They were a good group and I want to thank them for attending and sharing. 4 stars for them, one star off for not keeping to schedule using time effectively, one star off because the discussion centered around operational issues and didn't touch on strategic use of IA (example: did IA play any role in development/deciding the new financing services offered to some sellers ?) . To be clear I think the panel members did a great job during panel session, Thanks! The strategic issue is mine and is out of advertised scope, the use of time issue is probably owned by Meetup organizer. Great job panel!

    October 10, 2012

  • Steve L.

    It was a very good and insightful presentation

    October 10, 2012

  • Al Y.

    Amazing! Lots of good info...

    October 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative, looking forward to future panel discussions

    October 9, 2012

  • Misty W.

    I think there will be plenty of room for walk-ins. If you don't want to commit to an RSVP, we can register you at the event at or after 630pm.

    October 2, 2012

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