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Thursday, May 10 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Mentoring Session #1

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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 5-10 mentees. Mentoring groups will form on a first-come first-serve basis, so please show up on time to get mentored!

Each table will have its own focus, to meet your mentoring needs. Choose from "New to UX/Career Changers" or "UX Career Development." 

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Warren Croce

Currently a Lead UX Designer at Staples Inc., Warren has over twenty five years design experience. In 1997 he worked on his first eCommerce site, for Hewlett Packard, as a member of KPMG Consulting’s eCommerce practice. He spent over twelve years at Intuit where he worked primarily... Read More →
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Benjamin Davies

Senior UX Strategist, Key Lime Interactive
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Aaron Hatley

UX Researcher, LogMeIn
I'm a UX Researcher for a segment-leading software company. Based in Boston, I bring an array of experience from industry, nonprofits, museums and cultural organizations, and academia. I hold a PhD in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

Kerry Holeman

UX Strategy & Design, seeking new opportunity
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Meena Kothandaraman

Customer Experience Strategist, Twig + Fish
With nearly 30 years of experience, Meena has consulted to emphasize the strategic value, positioning and practice of qualitative research in the design of product, space and service. Her experience spans multiple verticals, with companies who believe in the value of leveraging qualitative... Read More →
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Jen McGinn

Director of Cloud Management Product Design, VMware
Jen McGinn just started a new role leading a 45-person product design organization for the Cloud Management business unit of VMware. She is on two panels at this year's conference - one on the state of Agile UX and another debating the benefits of high-fidelity design (on the side... Read More →
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Susan Mercer

Sr. Manager, Research & Usability, TripAdvisor
Susan has over 20 years of experience in UX, and has worked as a developer, designer, web producer, product manager, and now a user researcher. Until recently, she was a Principal User Researcher at Insulet Corporation, where she works with Type 1 diabetic patients to understand their... Read More →

Heather O'Neill

Pixels for Humans
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Tania Schlatter

Lecturer, Northeastern Digital Media, Northeastern 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, LLC
Kyle Soucy is the Founding Principal of Usable Interface, LLC (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... Read More →
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Bob Thomas

President, UXPA Boston
Bob Thomas runs his own user research consultancy. Previously, he was Director of User Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he worked for 12 years building a user research practice and managing a team of 10 user researchers and interns. His background includes user experience... Read More →
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Tom Tullis

Head Geek, UXMetricsGeek.com
I'm a User Experience Research Consultant, Author, and Speaker. I have over 40 years of experience in the human factors, usability, and UX research fields. I’ve worked on things as diverse as the design of NASA’s International Space Station to a wide variety of web sites and... Read More →
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Brandon Ward

Director of UX, Precocity
Let's talk about:Experience and Service Design, Leadership, Speaking, Teaching, Writing, Kung Fu, religion, The Philippines, family/kids, classic cars, singing, acting, voice-over, movies, music, sci-fi / fantasy literatureIn a nutshell:Brandon’s passion for software development... Read More →
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Hanna Yehuda

Director, Experience Research & Design, Dell
I'm a senior consultant user experience designer at DELL, based in Hopkinton, MA. I've made a career change 18 years ago from UI development to UX design. When I work on a project, I do the user research, interaction design, visual design and prototyping. I have of 30 US patents... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Liberty B/C