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CHIFOO Event: Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It

New Relic
111 Southwest 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

Access Notes

Check in at the security desk to get access to the 27th floor. This usually isn't required for official events and meetups.

CHIFOO Meeting Details

5:30 - 6:30: CHIFOOd and Registration: Please join us before the meeting to enjoy dinner and networking at New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave, 27th Floor. Food and beverages will be available for $5. Registration for the meeting will begin at 6:00.

6:30 - 8:00: CHIFOO program starts at 6:30pm.

This meeting is free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at chifoo.org.

Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).



CHIFOO presents "Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It" with Patrick Neeman, icertis!

Most designers may have heard something like, "learn to code like your life depends on it.” While empathy for the engineering process is important, and that mythical designer / coder may exist, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, bad for your organization, and most importantly, bad for your career.

In this talk, Patrick will explain why you should not learn to code and instead focus on learning the in’s an out’s of business. He’ll cover:

• Why learning about business is a good idea for any user experience professional

• Why most businesses secretly want designers to learn business

• What aspects of business are important to user experience

• How you can take action to learn it in your organization

• Where you can apply what you have learned to your current job, and your future jobs

About the Speaker

Patrick Neeman (@usabilitycounts) (mostly) in Seattle, Washington. He is currently Sr. Director of User Experience at icertis. He was Director of Product Design at Apptio, and Director of User Experience at Jobvite. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".