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October 2013: The state of UX in Waterloo Region

Posted: October 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »


Thursday October 17, 2013
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Communitech Hub, P2P Room
151 Charles St. W.
Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6

There’s no denying it: Kitchener-Waterloo is a happening, hopping place to be these days. We’re known as one of North America’s hotspots for technology startups. And despite some big questions about our anchor company (we’re still rooting for you, Blackberry!), new and exciting businesses are choosing Waterloo region as home. In the last 2 weeks alone, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced that Square is opening an office, and Google has decided to expand its presence by setting up a Motorola Mobility office.

With all this activity, we’re seeing a heightened interest in and demand for user experience design. Join us for a lively discussion about the state of UX in Waterloo region. If you’re new to the area, it’ll be a good introduction to the scene; if you’re an old-timer, come prepared to share some of your insights and war stories. We’ll cover such questions as:

  • What local companies are interested in UX?
  • Which of them have UX people/teams on staff?
  • What kind of work is being done by local UX’ers?
  • How has UX changed in our region over the last 10 years?
  • How do we see our landscape evolving in the near future?
  • What could we do to strengthen our local UX community?

Bring your questions and your own experiences. We look forward to a great discussion!