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Building Products for Product Builders, Part II

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Please join us for an incredible opportunity to learn from and engage with great product leaders from DigitalOcean, Alpha, and Pivotal Labs at Venmo!

In light of the awesome feedback we received about our ProductTank event back in June, we decided that it would be a great idea to continue the conversation about building products for product builders.

And this time, we have a new lineup of product professionals that are willing to share their adventures and insights with you!

Building Products for Product Builders, Part II

To be a great product leader, one of the most important skills you need to have is a deep understanding of your users and their needs. Sometimes your user base happens to be your peers and other creators. How do you approach product development for product managers, business owners, or designers? This event will feature three speakers who will speak about best practices when creating products for other product builders by sharing their unique insight and experiences.

Our Guest Speakers

Shiven Ramji, VP Product at Digital Ocean

Shiven is the VP of Product @ DigitalOcean, a fast-growing AWS-competitor that provides an infrastructure on which thousands of companies and teams have built their products. Previously, he led product teams at LiveIntent, NBCUniversal, Amazon, and Nielsen. In addition, he serves as an advisor for Viraltag and used to teach at General Assembly.

Michelle M. Chu, Senior Product Manager / Head of Design at Alpha

Product design teams are transitioning from traditional design silos to cross-functional teams. As the change continues, important design decisions are made by designers, engineers, product managers, senior leadership, and many stakeholders in between.

Understanding your role in product, in addition to the roles of each person on your team, is fundamental for both your personal and professional success. Reframe your thinking on how to work best with the team, based on the needs of the company and the business.

About Michelle

Michelle Chu is a Senior Product Manager and Head of Design at Alpha, a real-time user feedback platform for product teams. Previously, Michelle was the Director of Program Management at Sideways, a digital creative agency, where she ran design and development for American Express and Sony products. In addition to having a strong background in visual design and UX, Michelle is an avid karaoke enthusiast, and organizes the New York Tech Karaoke Meetup.

Jim Thomson, Product Manager at Pivotal Labs

Jim is a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs, whose cloud native platform has helped millions of developers around the world build better products. Previously, he served as the Product Director at HealthyWage, where he created incentive-based wellness products. He's a voice for user research, A/B testing, and making data-driven decisions.

Food and refreshments will be provided :)

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