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Friday, May 19 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Mentoring

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Need a little advice? Another perspective? Whether you are moving into user experience (UX) or have been there for years, we all have points in our career when talking to someone with a neutral perspective can help. 

  • Are you looking for a way to re-tool your skill set? 
  • Are you trying to break into the field of user experience? 
  • Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult boss, colleague, employer, client, or company. 

Our group-mentoring sessions will give you another angle on how to advance your career or move beyond a difficult situation. You may think your issue is unique, but don’t worry: our mentors just may have a similar story to share. Our sessions will include mentors who have years of experience as UX directors, managers, designers, developers, and researchers – many of whom had to make that leap from a different career into the user experience field.

Mentoring will take place in groups of 2 mentors to 5-8 mentees. Mentoring groups will form on a first-come first-serve basis, so please show up on time to get mentored!

There will be 6 tables at this session, each with their own focus, to meet your mentoring needs. Choose from New to UX/Career Changers or UX Career Development. 

The mentors for this session will be: 

New to UX/Career changers: Kyle Soucey, Rich Beauregard
New to UX/Career changers: Matt Belge, Mary Lee
New to UX/Career changers: Peter McNally, Susie Robson
New to UX/Career changers: Tania Schlatter, Jeff Goodsill
UX Career Development: Diana DeMarco Brown, Scott Faranello
UX Career Development: Janelle Estes, Kevin Berni

Moderators
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Jen McGinn

Senior Director of User Experience, Veracode | CA Technologies
Jen McGinn is a Senior Director of User Experience at Veracode | CA, based in Burlington, MA, where she leads a team of 12 UX and UA professionals. She's been designing and conducting user research activities since 2003, having been a user researcher at Sun Microsystems, Nokia, and... Read More →
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Bob Thomas

Director, User Research, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Bob Thomas is Director of User Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for the last 10 years expanding usability best practices and building out a user experience team. His background includes usability research, usability testing, graphic design, and product management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Beauregard

Richard Beauregard

UX Lead, NetApp
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Matt Belge

President, Vision & Logic LLC
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Kevin Berni

Senior Manager User Experience Design, DS SOLIDWORKS
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Diana DeMarco Brown

UX Manager, DrugDev
Diana DeMarco Brown, author of the recently released book, Agile User Experience Design: A Practitioner's Guide to Making It Work, currently works as a User Experience Manager, at DrugDev. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University. Prior to DrugDev, she worked as... Read More →
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janelle estes

VP, Strategic Research Services, UserTesting
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Scott Faranello

Director, Digital Experience and Engagement, Save the Children
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Jeff Goodsill

V.P. Product Strategy & Development, Dailybreak CP
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Mary Lee

UX Manager, NetApp
As a UX Manager at NetApp, I lead a team of UX professionals focused on software products that enable users to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot data management systems. I previously worked at Pearson as a Senior UX Researcher and Senior Product Manager, the Volpe National Transportation... Read More →
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Peter McNally

Senior Consultant, User Experience Center, Bentley University
Peter McNally is a Senior UX Consultant at the User Experience Center. Pete has more than 20 years’ experience in usability, information architecture, accessibility, and software engineering. His current areas of interests include the intersection of user experience (UX) and customer... Read More →
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Susie Robson

CA Technologies
Susie Robson is a Senior UX Architect at CA Technologies. Her previous positions include Robson Consulting, a usability consultancy, and MathWorks where she was responsible for the usability of internal business systems and web applications. She has over 20 years experience in interface... Read More →
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Tania Schlatter

UX & UI Design Lead, IQSS, Harvard University
Talk to me about:Teaching interaction & information design"Visual Usability" bookDesigning with dataUser centered design strategy & processInformation Architecture before the Web
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Kyle Soucy

Founding Principal, Usable Interface
Kyle Soucy is the Founding Principal of Usable Interface (www.usableinterface.com), an independent UX consulting company specializing in user research and usability testing. Her industry diverse client list includes Comcast, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit Inc., McGraw-Hill, and Pfizer to... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
6-Liberty B/C


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