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Listen &UX Presents – Getting into Voice UI: Design & Dev @ Eight Bit Studios!
Listen&UX is our continued series of Design related professionals speaking about their craft. For this meetup, we are partnering up with our friends at The Ubiquitous Voice Society ( and for a mini-panel and Q&A on the skills needed to make a move into the growing VoiceFirst industry. Conversational product developer Donia Robinson and VUI designer Brian Bauman will discuss the skills they ported over from previous careers and what they look for in hiring teammates. Join us on Tuesday 8/14 for the conversation! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule 6:00-6:30 pm – Mingle & enjoy some food courtesy of our friends at Eight Bit Studios** 6:30 pm – Our mini-panel will start at 6:30 PM sharp so please arrive early. 7:15 pm – Audience Q&A to our panel 7:30 pm - Open Forum Q&A 8:00 pm – End **Please be sure to include both your first and last name as it reads on your government ID with your RSVP to be able to gain entry to Eight Bit Studios. Brian Bauman is a VUI designer at Wolters Kluwer Health in Chicago where he has translated a career in playwriting into meaningful, action-oriented conversations. He likes collaboration, high melodrama (in art not life), and travel. Donia Robinson is a UI developer who’s been working in web development for over 15 years. After running her own business for many years, she has most recently built conversational interfaces for Fortune 500 companies like Allstate and Aon. She likes inclusivity in tech, Oxford commas, and lasagna. Looking forward to seeing you there! ---About The Ubiquitous Voice Society--- This working group Meetup ( gathers professionals, students, academics, enthusiasts, and anyone interested voice-first technology. ---About Eight Bit Studios--- Eight Bit Studios ( is a smart, rowdy, byte-sized group of pixel-slingers from the midwest, who design and develop applications for web, iOS and Android. And hey, we’re hiring (!

Eight Bit Studios

350 W Erie St · Chicago, IL

Respond by: 8/13/2018
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