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.
What is the role of an Information Architect at Amazon.com? 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
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 :)