November?! We can hardly believe it either, but here we are. But before your calendar starts filling up with end of year festivities, why not check out some of the opportunities below to catch up with industry peers.
We've picked out some best events you don't want to miss!
Transparency and Algorithmic Decision Making - Pulling back the curtains on AI
November 10th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
There are often concerns raised about the opacity around how organisations make decisions about people. Particularly now that algorithms (AI and others) are frequently being used to make decisions about home loans, insurance and to identify criminal activity. How does transparency both positively and negatively impact people's perception of these algorithmic decision-making processes?
Hear from David Goad a part-time lecturer at two of the top three business schools in Australia – the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.
His specialties are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) where he is a published A star academic author and which are his areas of research at the University of Sydney.
Web Directions Product - Design and Management
13th November - 11.00 AM - 2.30 PM (4 consecutive Fridays)
A great line up awaits for this year's remote conference including speakers from Babylon Health, Canva, Zip and Zapier.
Who's it for?
Product is designed for Product managers and owners, heads of product, and other professionals responsible for delivering digital products.
And it's designed for everyone involved with the design of digital products and services. From user research, UX, CX, IxD and Product Designers, Design Managers, Art and Creative Directors, content developers and strategists.
In short, if you're involved in delivering product, Product is for you.
Indigenous Pitch Night (NAIDOC Week)
November 13th - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
To celebrate NAIDOC week, we'll be hosting a pitch night with startups run by founders from an Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Product Mavens November Meetup
November 18th - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Join organiser Alana Fisher-Chejoski and Sydney's leading product experts, covering business/strategy, design and tech topics that are relevant right now; and help set the agenda for product management tomorrow.
Men Championing Change
November 18th - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
CTO Round table;
As has become our custom, MCC gathers technology leaders from some of the most prominent tech companies in our ecosystem to candidly discuss their challenges around the gender diversity in their teams.
This year the landscape has shifted dramatically in the wake of a global pandemic. We're revisiting most of these Leaders (some have moved companies) to see how this year has panned out, and we have some new faces around the table from the likes of Hireup, Safety Culture, Domain and Zip Co.
Lunch & Learn: Discover the Emotional Side of UX Design
November 19th - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
It’s not enough to predict what our audience wants. We must understand them. Explore the less predictable, human interaction between brands and digital products with Jeff Ginsburg from Cord & Berg + Happy Go Live. Jeff’s work explores the space where innovation, technology and identity systems meet.
Key Takeaways will include;
- Find the purpose behind your user experience
- What to fuss over and what to skip
- How to inject personality into your UX design
- Adopt a human-centric approach to UX
It's a busy month before the festive season is upon us and meetups are replaced by Christmas parties, and don't we need them after this year!