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AGENDA 6:30 - 7:00 PM Pizza and socializing 7:00 - 8:00 PM Introductions and talk 8:00 - 8:15 PM Q&A and wrap up 8:15 - 8:45 PM More socializing OVERVIEW One year ago Jim had the unusual opportunity to join Virtru, a data protection and privacy company, and rapidly build a UX team – and UX as a discipline – from the ground up. A year later, Jim will share some of the strategies he employed around hiring, tools, and process to level up customer-centric design at a company operating in a highly technical and regulated industry. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jim is a design leader with over 20 years of experience building teams at companies such as America Online, Revolution Health, AddThis, Contactually, and most recently Virtru. In 2012 Jim founded NoVA UX, now with a membership of over 4,000 user experience professionals in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. SPONSOR Industrious https://bit.ly/2LN8fiv ABOUT THE LOCATION / SPONSOR Industrious is the nation’s leading premium coworking provider whose mission is to make people excited and proud to come to work. We have 80+ locations in 35+ cities across the country, all of which are accessible to our members. Please visit us at https://bit.ly/2LN8fiv for more information! ADDRESS Industrious Ballston 4201 Wilson Blvd 3rd Floor Arlington, VA METRO One block from Ballston-MU Station. Please enter the building entrance next to the Dunkin Donuts at the corner of 9th Street and N Stuart Street and use the same elevator procedure.
Wednesday September 18th Viget 105 W. Broad St, Falls Church, VA Take the elevator to the 5th floor. LIVESTREAM To be announced TIMELINE 6:30 - 7:00PM Pizza and socializing 7:00 - 8:00PM Introductions and talk 8:00 - 8:15PM Q&A 8:15 - 8:45PM More socializing… ABOUT THE TALK - ACCESSIBILITY FOR UX DESIGNERS An introduction to Accessibility-focused inclusive design. Megan will discuss the landscape of ability and where our interfaces may be falling short for some of our users - and some areas that are ripe for innovation. Followed by some specific examples of common pain points and a list of tools and resources you can bring back to your projects. ABOUT THE SPEAKER - MEGAN ZLOCK Who said math and art can’t get along? Megan got a BFA in animation with a focus on 3D modeling and interactive media. A broad thinker, Megan has a drive to find the right solution balancing technological, visual, and business requirements. After making her animation portfolio website, she liked coding so much that she never stopped. Now she’s known for her creative use of CMSes to build beautiful, usable, and accessible interfaces with just the right touches of animation and movement. https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganzlock/ OUR HOST Viget is a full-service interactive agency that helps plan, design, build, and market successful digital and hardware products. Founded in 1999, the company includes 67 people across the Washington DC Metro area, Colorado, and North Carolina. https://www.viget.com OUR PIZZA & BEVERAGE SPONSOR Coming Soon... PARKING There is a free parking deck behind the building that can be accessed off of S. Maple Ave, West Broad Street (Route 7), or South Washington Street (Route 29/Lee Hwy). Guests can park in any non-reserved spot. Please be mindful of the reserved restaurant parking during certain hours. There are some covered spots available as well. METRO / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The closest metro is East Falls Church on the Orange/Silver line. Viget is located 1 mile from the metro with sidewalks along the whole way. Bus lines 2A and 3A also run from the metro to Viget's office. Cabs and Ubers are also available from the metro. The following bus routes stop right by Viget. • 2A (Arlington/Merrifield) • 3A (Annandale/Falls Church) • 28A (Tysons/Alexandria)