San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join DC Web Women (DCWW) and Web Content Mavens (WCM) for "Web & UX skills only get you so far: Get out there to advance your career!"
This is an incredible time to be a web and user experience professional with many great jobs available. Getting a new job or thinking about advancing your career in your current job might seem like it is a matter of good skills, experience and solid knowledge of the field. But that only gets you part of the way there. In this workshop, Cory Lebson discusses all the ways that you need to get out in the larger web/UX world, beyond your job, perhaps beyond your comfort zone to increase your future career potential.
The first hour will be spent discussing what you should be doing.
After the event, come join us for a networking mixer at Tsunami (across the street!) where you can actually get out there!
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Discussion 6 PM – 7 PM
- Assessing your goals: Where do you want to go professionally?
- Critical importance of networking: virtual vs. in-person
- Prepare your elevator pitch (exercise)
- UX Adventure: Unpaid activities are as valuable as paid activities
- The value of Tech and UX orgs
- Should you go off on your own?
- Success is tangible
Additional time for Q&A 7 PM – 7:15 PM
Networking Mixer at Tsunami 7:30 - ?
About the Speaker
Cory Lebson has been a user experience consultant for nearly 20 years. He is the Principal and Owner of Lebsontech LLC (www.lebsontech.com), a successful user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. His core client base has included a number of Federal government, commercial, non-profit, and educational organizations. Lebsontech is focused primarily on UX strategy, user research, and associated training.
Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology and conducts regular talks and workshops on topics related to UX career development, usability, user experience, information architecture, mobile UX, and accessibility. He has been featured on the radio and has published several recent articles.
Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a current board member and former President of the Washington DC chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) and is on the Board of Directors of UXPA International as the Director of Strategic Partnerships.
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Gold Event Sponsor:
Limina Application Office is a professional research, strategy and design consultancy dedicated to helping our clients integrate usability throughout the product lifecycle. We are focused on empowering users to meet their maximum potential by elevating the quality of their work experience.
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When & Where
DC Web Women (DCWW) + Web Content Mavens (WCM)
DC Web Women (DCWW) is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our members are professional technologists, students, and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of blogging, copywriting, computer science, editing and proofreading, e-marketing, graphic design, information technology, marketing/communications, multimedia, search engine marketing and optimization, social media, web analytics, web content, web design, web development, and web editing.
DCWW offers monthly workshops and panels on a variety of web-related topics.
To learn more about DCWW, visit http://dcwebwomen.org/
Web Content Mavens (WCM) is a group that consists of web executives and managers, web content strategists & managers, web developers, information architects, cms administrators, programmers, web communications professionals, project and program managers, content management system (CMS) experts, recruiters, usability specialists, librarians, web editors and many others who work with web content and web content systems. We are entirely run by volunteers and those active in the web content arena.
WCM holds monthly events focused on web content management and creation. Some events bring experts in the field to share their knowledge. Others focus on networking and building a community of web content experts.
To learn more about WCM, visit http://webcontentmavens.com/