Welcome back! Wasn’t the hottest of summers, but hopefully you got some fresh air and sunshine, and are raring to go for September. We’re back and, per tradition, are borrowing one of the Fluxible conference’s fantastic speakers for our September Dinner. (We also highly recommend checking out Fluxible and the related events they’ll have going on.)
We’ll be kicking things off at the Communitech Hub at 6pm on Thursday, September 11th. Note that this is a) soon, and b) NOT a Tuesday – to accommodate our speaker’s schedule.
This year we’re welcoming Facebook’s Dani(elle) Malik, where she fights the good fight as a Product Design Manager. She’ll be joining us to talk about data (Data?) and its influence (earned or otherwise), how it can help us answer questions or lead us astray, and how it can be intelligently used in conjunction with good design principles to best benefit users.
Data, especially the Big variety, is big news and big sexy these days, so we’re pretty jazzed to be getting the inside scoop and some perspective from the real world.
To blatantly rip off Danielle’s bio that the Fluxible folks kindly assembled:
After nearly 15 years in the industry, watching (and sometimes shaping) the Great Design Revolution, Danielle has learned a few lessons. And she has a few stories to tell.
Danielle is a Product Design Manager at Facebook where she leads projects in the Commerce group. Prior to that, she led the UX team at the fabulous but now sadly closed Hot Studio, a design consultancy in San Francisco. Over her career she has found inspiration in collaboration, helping companies large and small embrace new technologies, define product strategies, and craft approaches to great user experiences.
Danielle is chronically active in the UX community, planning and organizing professional events and conferences. She founded the IxDA San Francisco chapter in 2008, which today features nearly 4000 members, and now she currently sits on the Board of Directors for IxDA.
Danielle also raises children and chickens, with varying degrees of success.