• Practicing to be ~Perfect~ Better: Improving work through deliberate practice
    Athletes practice with no crowds. Few people listen or are present when a musician practices. When do developers, designers and other knowledge workers practice? Do you type functions and language grammar repetitively? Do you design UIs and work on UX that you throw away? In this talk, both beginners and experienced developers, designers and product owners will learn about why deliberate practice can improve your performances -- err, pull requests. We'll talk about why and how athletes, comedians and musicians practice before they perform and why technology companies may need similar routines. We'll then put our new knowledge into practice with an overview of technologies that can help us practice without disrupting our daily performances. We'll cover tools like Gatsby, Apex/Up, and Now.sh to make ideas happen quickly. We'll discuss hackathons and other ways of incorporating practice into team settings. So that you find your own fun methods of practice and improvement. About Andy Ennamorato: Andy is a father and spouse, which makes him a veteran of speaking to groups that are mostly not listening anyway. He’s been working in software development for almost 20 years and has written bugs in every language he’s ever used, from C to Groovy to Go. Andy is the oldest of 9 children, the experience of which helped him realize that he loves to teach and help others learn. He currently works at Cloudability, a cloud cost optimization platform that helps companies run their cloud services and systems like a business. Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • ADVANCED INTELLIGENT DEEP ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MACHINE ROBOT LEARNING NETWORKS
    In this presentation, Bishop Zareh of Karsh Hagan explains where we are on this technical journey into AI, how machine learning is a step in this process, and how we can leverage this in our marketing and creative technology efforts. The presentation answers these questions: • What is Artificial Intelligence? • When is this happening- a history of where we are, and where it's going. • How does it work? How will it fit into what we are doing? • Who is working on this? Are there software tools we can use? • What options are available and how does that become a service we can offer to customers? Bishop Zareh is a Senior Creative Technologist at Karsh Hagan Advertising. With twenty years experience consulting companies on their digital identity, Bishop takes projects from concept to completion. He has received awards from SIGGRAPH, SXSW, AIGA, Awwwards and industry certifications from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk and Google. In 2010, Bishop spoke about the future of user interface design at technical conferences across the country. From 2005 to 2011, he taught motion design at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013, he organized a panel at South by Southwest Interactive on glitch art. Karsh Hagan is a boldly independent, multi-disciplined marketing, design and technology company in Denver, Colorado. As a purpose-driven collection of makers, doers, innovators, and explorers of brave ideas, we believe brands have to transcend what they make or do, and stand for something bigger to make a lasting impact in the world today. We don't just do advertising. We don't just do design. We don't just build websites or mobile apps. We solve real-world business challenges with creative solutions that generate positive results and add lasting value to people's lives. karsh.com bishopz.com Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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    1062 Delaware Street · Denver, CO

  • Combating Chaos with Campaign-Driven Development
    Matt Mendrala will be presenting about Combating Chaos with Campaign-Driven Development. Networking and socializing are definitely on the agenda with drinks and food provided by our great sponsors! Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • The Delight Cannon: Evoking Emotion in Digital Products
    Steven Parisi is a Denver-based (by way of Detroit) designer at Ibotta, an app that gives shoppers cash rewards for everyday shopping. A self-proclaimed design nerd, he enjoys making things move in product design, UI, motion graphics, branding and illustration. Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • Justin Gitlin: Experience Design and Software Development for the Physical World
    Justin Gitlin (Cacheflowe) has built dozens of interactive public art installations, museum exhibits and retail experiences over the past 5 years. Through these projects, the iterative design of physical space and human interaction is interwoven with the design and development of the software that powers it. Come hear some of the interdisciplinary lessons learned, and connect it with your own creative, UX or development practice. Justin Gitlin is an independent creative developer, building interactive installations, games & music for museums, brands, public art, fashion, data viz, education & goodness. He was a co-founding partner of Mode Set, Ello, and OhHeckYeah. Schedule: 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • Samuel Schlesinger, CEO of Shard: Building Tech Products For Your Business
    Most modern businesses have a tech platform at their core that drives sales or helps employees stay on top of their game. But building a new tech product is hard — whether you’re building a new internal tool for an existing enterprise, or you’re launching a disruptive new business alongside the product itself — especially if you’re not a tech person at heart. How do you justify the monthly spend or initial investment, and how do you know if your money is going to the right place and your most valuable features? This session will introduce the different phases of building a tech product — from its conception and design, through development, maintenance, and growth — and will help you set expectations from both financing and timing perspectives. For founders of all backgrounds! Samuel Schlesinger, CEO & Founder @ Shard, LLC I run Shard, a boutique, local tech company. We’re a full-service web development shop, which means that we build scalable, high-performance cloud platforms for our clients — which range from mid-sized startups to massive, multi-national enterprises. Our largest local customer is KPMG, one of the Big Four auditing firms. I talk with founders & industry leaders every day who want to know more about how they can build custom, complex web platforms in their specific industry. They often ask about which technologies are the best fit for their product, whether they should leverage the cloud or repurpose existing on-premise infrastructure, and how they should start structuring their development budgets and timetables. Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • Scot Przybylski, Design Director at Notion: Measuring The User Experience
    As a Product or UX Designer, how can I measure the outcomes of my work and demonstrate it's value to my organization? As a member of a product, marketing, or customer success team, how can I use UX metrics to help inform my own? As a founder or leader, how do I tie UX metrics into my business metrics. This talk will discuss how Product and UX Design teams can quickly start measuring, using, and sharing UX metrics to demonstrate the value of and effects of their work in supporting the overall goals of other teams and organizations. Scot has been a design leader at brand, marketing and UX agencies for more than 20 years. For the last year, Scot has been researching and implementing user experience metrics in order to help Notion's Product Design team better understand the affect of it's work on users, other Notion teams and how the outcomes of that work effect the business goals of Notion. Schedule: 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • Rick Griffith, Design Director at MATTER: RICK TALKS ABOUT DESIGN AGAIN, BUT…
    RICK TALKS ABOUT DESIGN AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WITH FEELINGS Rick Griffith, Design Director at MATTER, (designer, philosopher, master printer, and DJ) is doing a thing for us—talking about design, bombastic as usual—and you don't even have to travel to see it (even better if you're in the Golden Triangle). If you're a designer, you might want to come, but all thinking persons are welcome and admission is totally free. (that never happens). Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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  • Philip Rau, Sr Designer at Markit Digital: What Design Can Learn From Psychology
    What Design Can Learn From Psychology The more we know about ourselves, the better we can design for others. How do we think? How do we use technology? How do we recognize what’s important? Phil is a designer for the finance industry, working to bring clarity and simplicity to a complex industry. He loves data visualization, jazz, and Century Schoolbook.

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  • Hacking the Brick & Mortar Experience with Sprucebot
    Head of Technology at Spruce Labs, Anthony Chavez shares how they are improving retail and service businesses by empowering humans with Sprucebot, the guest experience bot. A company with experiential design at the core of every decision, Anthony will share how these philosophies and the use of Sprucebot is shaping small-businesses up to enterprises with hundreds of locations. So, what/who is Sprucebot? Swing by the talk to meet him, or check him out at Spruce Barber & Clothier on Tennyson St. Schedule 6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie 7:00PM - Talk

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    1062 Delaware Street · Denver, CO

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