Past Meetup

PM Fast-Track: What do Product Managers really do?

This Meetup is past

55 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person

Engine Yard

500 Third Street Suite 510 · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Take the elevator up to 5th floor, then walk up to 6th floor "Penthouse"

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Have you wondered what a Product Manager really does? This Panel Discussion will surface PMs from the trenches and have them share their path to becoming a PM. Learn about PMs day-to-day life and also skills they have learned so far. Importantly, find out what you should do to get on the fast track to become a PM!

Listen to their stories, ask questions, and network.

Panel -

Cara Meverden - Director of Product Management @ Indiegogo

Cara started her career at Google in a technical role and slowly transitioned into product management. Now she leads PM team at Indigogo. Previously at Twitter and Google. Follow her on @caramev (

Mark Wong - Product Manager @ Facebook

Mark learned the ins and outs of product management at Microsoft, where he got to work on multiple product teams. He recently joined Facebook, where he is part of their ad products.

Dan Carew - Product Manager @ Edmodo

From an engineering background, Dan worked at a small startups where he learned a lot of skills needed to be a PM. At a growth startup like Edmodo, Dan was the first PM to be hired. Follow @dancarew (

Emily Hsiao - Product Manager @ Snapfish

Emily worked at HP doing mergers and acquisition, when she realized that was not her career path. She successfully switched careers to Product Management and has a lot of stories to share about her journey.

Schedule -

* 7:00-7:30 - Registration and welcome
* 7:30-9:00 - Panel Intro and Discussion with Audience Q & A
* 9:00-9:45 - Mingle and network

Price -

Early Bird - $15 per ticket (till 7 days before event)

Fashionably Late - $20 per ticket

* Full refund if cancelled 2 days in advance and/or meetup is cancelled, etc.

Payment methods - by PayPal, or will accept Cash, Check, or Credit card at the door via Square