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Startup Product Summit
February 7, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The First Product Conference NOT JUST for product managers!
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Thursday, February 7
 

8:00am

Registration (Breakfast and coffee served)
Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00am - 9:15am
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

9:15am

Introduction and opening remarks
Thursday February 7, 2013 9:15am - 9:30am
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

9:30am

Turning Mediocre Products into Awesome Products

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Smiley

Jonathan Smiley

Partner and Design Lead, Zurb
Jonathan is a geek-for-life, equally at home with a good sci-fi flick, baller video game, or front-end code. His days as a huge geek go back to playing that old online maze game on Prodigy and geekdom still plays a huge part in his career as a designer. Originally from … well, all over the place. Jonathan was born into a military family and spent his childhood bouncing from base to base across the U.S. and throughout western Europe. He... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 9:30am - 9:45am
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

9:45am

Being a UX Team of One
Speakers
avatar for Vince Baskerville

Vince Baskerville

Product Manager, Lithium
Product Manager, Core Community (Lithium) and Product Advisor & Co-Founder (TripLingo) | Vince is a product guy @LithiumTech, co-founder @TripLingo, an avid member of the tech community, founder for Atlanta User Experience Group, and papa-2-be with his beautiful wife. He attempts to maintain an industry blog at VincentJordan.com, and ran 8BitFeed.com. He's been working as a Developer and Designer for over a decade and is known for crafting... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 9:45am - 10:15am
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

10:15am

Validate Your MVP on Paper

Speakers
avatar for Poornima Vijayashanker

Poornima Vijayashanker

CEO and Founder, Bizeebee and Femgineer
Poornima Vijayashanker graduated from Duke University with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. After graduating she headed out to Silicon Valley, where she first worked for Synopsys as an R&D Engineer, and started working towards a Masters in CS at Stanford. She left her Masters to join Mint.com in 2006 as the second employee, and stayed until its Intuit Acquisition for $170M in late 2009. After a 6 year... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 10:15am - 10:45am
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

10:45am

Everyone's Customers Are Wrong

Speakers
avatar for Evan Hamilton

Evan Hamilton

Head of Community, UserVoice
Evan is Head of Community at UserVoice, makers of customer engagement & customer service tools. Evan focuses on keeping existing customers happy as well as building and working with a larger community of customer service professionals. A huge part of this is creating, curating, and encouraging content. In his spare time, Evan likes to argue about the future of community management and play americana music as Kicking Tuesday.


Thursday February 7, 2013 10:45am - 11:15pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

11:15am

Designing for Everyone: The Craft of Picking or Killing a Concept

Speakers
avatar for Miki Setlur

Miki Setlur

Product Designer, Evernote
Miki brings a passionate curiosity for design, user experience, product development and business strategy.


Thursday February 7, 2013 11:15am - 11:30pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

11:45am

Group Discussion (including speakers)
Speakers
avatar for Vince Baskerville

Vince Baskerville

Product Manager, Lithium
Product Manager, Core Community (Lithium) and Product Advisor & Co-Founder (TripLingo) | Vince is a product guy @LithiumTech, co-founder @TripLingo, an avid member of the tech community, founder for Atlanta User Experience Group, and papa-2-be with his beautiful wife. He attempts to maintain an industry blog at VincentJordan.com, and ran 8BitFeed.com. He's been working as a Developer and Designer for over a decade and is known for crafting... Read More →
avatar for Evan Hamilton

Evan Hamilton

Head of Community, UserVoice
Evan is Head of Community at UserVoice, makers of customer engagement & customer service tools. Evan focuses on keeping existing customers happy as well as building and working with a larger community of customer service professionals. A huge part of this is creating, curating, and encouraging content. In his spare time, Evan likes to argue about the future of community management and play americana music as Kicking Tuesday.
avatar for Miki Setlur

Miki Setlur

Product Designer, Evernote
Miki brings a passionate curiosity for design, user experience, product development and business strategy.
avatar for Jonathan Smiley

Jonathan Smiley

Partner and Design Lead, Zurb
Jonathan is a geek-for-life, equally at home with a good sci-fi flick, baller video game, or front-end code. His days as a huge geek go back to playing that old online maze game on Prodigy and geekdom still plays a huge part in his career as a designer. Originally from … well, all over the place. Jonathan was born into a military family and spent his childhood bouncing from base to base across the U.S. and throughout western Europe. He... Read More →
avatar for Poornima Vijayashanker

Poornima Vijayashanker

CEO and Founder, Bizeebee and Femgineer
Poornima Vijayashanker graduated from Duke University with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. After graduating she headed out to Silicon Valley, where she first worked for Synopsys as an R&D Engineer, and started working towards a Masters in CS at Stanford. She left her Masters to join Mint.com in 2006 as the second employee, and stayed until its Intuit Acquisition for $170M in late 2009. After a 6 year... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 11:45am - Friday February 8, 2013 12:00pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

12:00pm

Lunch And Discussion Corners
Thursday February 7, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

1:00pm

Building a Great Product Through Communication

Speakers
avatar for Joe Stump

Joe Stump

Co-Founder, Sprint.ly
Joe Stump is a seasoned technical leader and serial entrepreneur who has cofounded three venture-backed startups: SimpleGeo, attachments.me, and Sprint.ly, was Lead Architect of Digg, and has invested in and advised dozens of companies. | | He is passionate about development processes, iterative product development, and building scalable web infrastructure. He's worked on small systems with fledgling startups and massive process and technical... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 1:00pm - 1:15pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

1:15pm

Raw Agile: Eating Your Own Dog Food

Speakers
avatar for Nick Muldoon

Nick Muldoon

Agile Coach, Twitter
Nick Muldoon is an Agile evangelist and certified scrum master who is currently a Senior Technical Program Manager at Twitter. Previously, he was an Agile product marketing manager at Atlassian.


Thursday February 7, 2013 1:15pm - 1:30pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

1:30pm

Best Practices for Architecting Your App to Ship Fast and Scale Rapidly
Speakers
avatar for Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes

Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud
Solomon is the visionary behind dotCloud's mission to deliver the power of cloud computing to all developers. Solomon has his roots in cloud computing and has worked in large-scale distributed Internet services for most of his professional career. A born entrepreneur, Solomon started his first business at age 14, as a technical consultant installing servers and setting up networks. He also served as a security consultant to French government... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

2:00pm

Rocket Powered Bicycles: Avoiding Over and Under Engineering your Product

Speakers
avatar for Chris Burnor

Chris Burnor

Co-Founder and CTO, GroupTie
Chris has been playing around with code since he got a copy of an old version of BASIC in Fifth Grade. After Graduating from Amherst College with a degree in physics, he has worked everything from IT to freelance development to his most recent stint as CTO at StartupDigest. He now is CTO at GroupTie.


Thursday February 7, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

2:30pm

Group Discussion (including speakers)
Speakers
avatar for Chris Burnor

Chris Burnor

Co-Founder and CTO, GroupTie
Chris has been playing around with code since he got a copy of an old version of BASIC in Fifth Grade. After Graduating from Amherst College with a degree in physics, he has worked everything from IT to freelance development to his most recent stint as CTO at StartupDigest. He now is CTO at GroupTie.
avatar for Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes

Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud
Solomon is the visionary behind dotCloud's mission to deliver the power of cloud computing to all developers. Solomon has his roots in cloud computing and has worked in large-scale distributed Internet services for most of his professional career. A born entrepreneur, Solomon started his first business at age 14, as a technical consultant installing servers and setting up networks. He also served as a security consultant to French government... Read More →
avatar for Nick Muldoon

Nick Muldoon

Agile Coach, Twitter
Nick Muldoon is an Agile evangelist and certified scrum master who is currently a Senior Technical Program Manager at Twitter. Previously, he was an Agile product marketing manager at Atlassian.
avatar for Joe Stump

Joe Stump

Co-Founder, Sprint.ly
Joe Stump is a seasoned technical leader and serial entrepreneur who has cofounded three venture-backed startups: SimpleGeo, attachments.me, and Sprint.ly, was Lead Architect of Digg, and has invested in and advised dozens of companies. | | He is passionate about development processes, iterative product development, and building scalable web infrastructure. He's worked on small systems with fledgling startups and massive process and technical... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

3:00pm

Your Product is your Marketing, and You are Your Product

Speakers
avatar for Eric Kim

Eric Kim

Co-Founder & CEO, Twylah
lifelong unrepentant entrepreneur | startup advisor | angel investor


Thursday February 7, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

3:15pm

Make Your Numbers go Up: How to Optimize for Conversion & Retention on Mobile

Speakers
avatar for Mariya Yao

Mariya Yao

Founder And Product Strategist, Xanadu Mobile
Mariya is a mobile product strategist & designer based in San Francisco. She advises companies on how to ideate, prototype, launch, and iterate on successful mobile applications across iOS, Android, and mobile web. With her help, companies develop a deep understanding of user and market needs and learn to craft delightful and effective mobile experiences to address them.


Thursday February 7, 2013 3:15pm - 3:30pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

3:30pm

Reach Escape Velocity through Lean Content Marketing

Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Decugis

Guillaume Decugis

Co-founder and CEO, Scoop.it
Guillaume Decugis, co-founder and CEO of Scoop.it, the leading social media and curation publishing platform for professionals and businesses.  When Guillaume Decugis founded Scoop.it in 2010, he wanted to create a social media platform that allows businesses to stand out in an increasingly crowded online world. Today, the company attracts more than 5 million small business, enterprise and professional users monthly and growing... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2013 3:30pm - 3:45pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

3:45pm

Monetization: How Buffer went from Idea to Revenue in 7 weeks & 50K users in 8 months
Speakers
avatar for Leo Widrich

Leo Widrich

Co-Founder, Buffer
Leo Widrich is co-founder of Buffer, a better way to post to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. He also blogs more about insights on lifehacks, business and productivity on the Buffer blog. You can say hello to him on twitter @leowid, he is a super nice guy.


Thursday February 7, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

4:00pm

Launching and Getting Users

Speakers
avatar for Jameson Detweiler

Jameson Detweiler

Co-Founder // CEO, LaunchRock
Jameson Detweiler is the Co-Founder // CEO of LaunchRock, the platform for launching new products. Through LaunchRock, he's helped launch over 50,000 businesses and in the process learned a thing or two about getting users.


Thursday February 7, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

5:15pm

Group Discussion (including speakers)
Speakers
avatar for Jameson Detweiler

Jameson Detweiler

Co-Founder // CEO, LaunchRock
Jameson Detweiler is the Co-Founder // CEO of LaunchRock, the platform for launching new products. Through LaunchRock, he's helped launch over 50,000 businesses and in the process learned a thing or two about getting users.
avatar for Eric Kim

Eric Kim

Co-Founder & CEO, Twylah
lifelong unrepentant entrepreneur | startup advisor | angel investor
avatar for Leo Widrich

Leo Widrich

Co-Founder, Buffer
Leo Widrich is co-founder of Buffer, a better way to post to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. He also blogs more about insights on lifehacks, business and productivity on the Buffer blog. You can say hello to him on twitter @leowid, he is a super nice guy.
avatar for Mariya Yao

Mariya Yao

Founder And Product Strategist, Xanadu Mobile
Mariya is a mobile product strategist & designer based in San Francisco. She advises companies on how to ideate, prototype, launch, and iterate on successful mobile applications across iOS, Android, and mobile web. With her help, companies develop a deep understanding of user and market needs and learn to craft delightful and effective mobile experiences to address them.


Thursday February 7, 2013 5:15pm - 5:45pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA

5:45pm

Closing remarks
Thursday February 7, 2013 5:45pm - 6:15pm
600 Townsend Building: Conference Room 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA