Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

- MDT
UX Track Community Happy Hour
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Allison Scott
Allison Scott
Spectrum Reach, Lead UX Researcher
Lawton Pybus
Lawton Pybus
Charles Schwab, Sr. UX Researcher
Lark Dunham
Lark Dunham
Automox, Product Management
Isaac Cruz
Isaac Cruz
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Klew Still
Klew Still
Velocity Global, Lead UX Designer
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly
UiPath, Director, Product Design
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager
Matthew Reiswig
Matthew Reiswig
VMware, Staff Solutions Architect
Molly Rempe
Molly Rempe
AnswerLab, Senior UX Researcher

Grab a drink and join us for a virtual social hour to kick off Boulder Startup Week! Meet the User Experience event organizers and get to know your local product design and research community.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

- MDT
Pro Bono UX: Boulder UXR Meetup's Successful Strategy for Skilling Up and Giving Back
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Allison Scott
Allison Scott
Spectrum Reach, Lead UX Researcher
Josh Morse
Josh Morse
Very Good Security, Product Design Lead
Lark Dunham
Lark Dunham
Automox, Product Management
Laura Lighty
Laura Lighty
Medtronic, Design Researcher
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager
Serena Buxton
Serena Buxton
Twilio, Product Designer
Stephanie Ogburn
Stephanie Ogburn
Radial Development Group, Team Lead

Join members of the Boulder UX Research Meetup as they share their experiences working on pro bono projects that were designed to "give back" to organizations or nonprofits who aim to do good for our communities. Since 2019, the Meetup's members have collectively donated approximately $30,000 in time, effort and talent in providing concrete UXR that set partners up for changing and improving their user experiences. This year's partner organizations included Energize Colorado, Colorado Gives, Colorado Uplift, the Colorado Mountain Bike League, and LivedX. Hear our members' main takeaways, including the sheer power of pro bono work: building portfolio pieces for new UXRs, keeping skills fresh for more experienced members, providing ongoing networking opportunities, and truly working towards better user experiences across our communities.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

- MDT
How Small Businesses Can Aim at Accessibility and Digital Inclusion
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Dr. Alaina Beaver
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager
Dr. Bhoomika Bhagchandani
Dr. Bhoomika Bhagchandani
UX Researcher - Freelance
Matthew Reiswig
Matthew Reiswig
VMware, Staff Solutions Architect
Molly Rempe
Molly Rempe
AnswerLab, Senior UX Researcher

It is critical for all businesses to think about digital accessibility early and often. Why? Because making accessible user experiences for all users, including users with disabilities or people who use assistive technology, improves your product or service for everyone. In fact, companies that don’t invest in accessible experiences can face potentially expensive legal consequences. When you proactively design fully accessible products, services, and experiences that conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA), you ensure digitally inclusive experiences that work for all people and can rest easy knowing you’re not at risk for a lawsuit. Join us for chats with experts for hot tips on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can be mindful of accessibility from the start.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

- MDT
UX and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What Founders Need to Keep in Mind
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Allison Scott
Allison Scott
Spectrum Reach, Lead UX Researcher
Aaron Clark
Aaron Clark
Justice Reskill, Founder & CEO
Shira Frank
Shira Frank
Maiden Labs, Founder and CEO
Liz Giorgi
Liz Giorgi
soona, CEO
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) must remain more than a trendy buzzword when thinking about UX and business design. Hear stories from three founders whose commitment to DEI infuses the ethos of their companies, impacting everything from vision and mission to UX design and research.