“Design That Scales”
- 7:00 – 7:30 – Registration & Network
- 7:30 – Designing for Word of Mouth by Desmond Chua at Referral Candy
In his own blurb:
“Naturally, people informally share experiences and make referrals all the time. Companies like Airbnb, Uber and Dropbox understand this, and have accelerated their growth with referrals. Yet, the potential of referrals is still largely untapped for a lot of businesses. Why is this so? What’s less known about how people share? How do we design for word of mouth?
Desmond will share insights, case studies and challenges from designing and marketing ReferralCandy, a solution that turbocharges referrals for businesses worldwide.”
- 8:10 – Scaling and Polishing is for Designers (not just dentists) by Jill Quek & Lee Si Min, Product Designers at Zendesk
In their own blurbs:
“We’re designers at Zendesk, a customer service platform with 8 different products, used by more than 100,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 40 languages worldwide. Our Creative team of 40+ is distributed across 7 countries. Working with an international team for an international audience means we constantly need to think about design that scales. We’ll talk about the struggles, successes and surprises we’ve experienced as we’ve tackled scalable design.”
Desmond has a background in digital animation, and is currently a Product Designer at ReferralCandy – a leading automated referral programme solution for online retailers. He also co-founded and runs Statement.sg, a brand that specialises in mildly subversive and conversation-starting products with Singaporean flavour. During his free time, he practices parkour, and performs improv and stand-up comedy (Not all at the same time). Say hi to him when you spot him on a rooftop!
Si Min Lee
Lee Si Min is a Product Designer at Zendesk. Her work on the Chat mobile application and the end-user widget extends the way businesses connect to their customers. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, where she majored in Industrial Design.
Her generative and interaction design works have been featured locally in the Singapore Arts Museum, and exhibited abroad at the Milan Design Week, and the Dubai Design Week. She recently found her passion in UI/UX design, specialising in rapid prototyping and microinteractions.
Jill is a Product Designer at Zendesk, focused on Zendesk Message, which helps companies engage customers on messaging apps like Facebook and Twitter. She was previously on Zendesk’s Brand team, crafting and advocating beautifully simple design.
Over the past 8 years, Jill has worked on a wide spectrum of design projects, from hand-drawn illustrations to digital apps. She’s partnered with international brands like Dean & DeLuca and Comme des Garçons, as well as local startups like Rudepackets and Windowsill Pies.
Thursday, October 12th
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
401 Commonwealth Drive Haw Par Technocentre, #07-01
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Jan 19th 7:00 pm
- There Is A Service For That! with Mayur Tendulkar (PM on Xamarin@Microsoft)
Unless it is a static app, every mobile app requires services. Join Mayur Tendulkar from Microsoft to know about these services and how you can take benefit of these services.
Jan 19th 6:30 pm
- Resumes, Interviews & Branding
Writing a resume/CV or going for a interview for a Tech job can be quite different. Join in for an evening of fun where WWCode is collaborating with X-pand and Women Techmakers to provide insights on how to do all these.
Jan 22nd 7:00 pm
- The Millennial Gold Rush: A Cryptocurrency Miner’s Journey
In this session, we will listen to a miner’s story about how she started with cryptocurrency mining, why she chose to mine primarily on the Ethereum blockchain, and whether she thinks it is still worthwhile to start mining at this juncture.
Jan 22nd 6:30 pm
- Building the Future of Energy with Artificial Intelligence
This inaugural EnRupt Energy Innovation talk will explore how AI will go further and change the way decisions are made in the energy sector. We will explore how AI can change relation between producers and consumers and create a new kind of energy system.
Jan 23rd 6:30 pm
- SGInnovate Presents: Blockchain Evening with IBM
Come discuss the transformational power of blockchain – a technology that is here and real today.
Jan 23rd 2:30 pm
- Talk.CSS max-content edition
A 3-hour design and CSS extravaganza
Jan 23rd 7:00 pm
- HackerNest Singapore January Tech Social
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.
Jan 24th 6:30 pm
- Talk Data to Me: Why and How to Break into Data Science
At this event, we host thought-leaders from the Singapore data community to discuss the possibilities of career paths in the Data Science world. They’ll cover how today’s wealth of data drives business and product decisions across industries ranging from journalism to programming, and share their visions for the future and how you can jump into this exciting area.
Jan 24th 6:30 pm
- DAWS – January 2018
Come learn how you can use data if you don’t have any, and how Amazon is upending the non-data sector with its purchase of Whole Foods and thoughts on the us and them divide between digital and non-digital analysts.
Jan 24th 8:00 pm
- Munah & Hirzi Live: Curtain Call
Youtubers Munah & Hirzi perform a live show for the first time (and the last time) to celebrate the end of thier channel. A night of music parody, comedy and spectacle.
Jan 25th 11:30 am
- Kopi Chat: Shipping the Smart Way
To plunge into an ocean of opportunities in a trillion dollar market, join the Kopi Chat with Symphony Creative Solutions at BLOCK71 Singapore on 25th January 2018, Thursday. Hear from our experts about the many challenges facing the maritime logistics sector, with a focus on container shipping!
Jan 25th 7:00 pm
- What happens to HR in an agile journey
Join Jasmine for a fresh perspective as she takes us through Ideas of non-conventional Agile HR practices that positively impact employee retention, the creation and implementation of a safe and engaging work culture for Gen Y/Millennials, and lessons learned from this transformational journey.
Jan 25th 8:00 am
- JSConf.Asia 2018
A 3-day long celebration of the web technology and design. It is the sixth edition of Southeast Asia’s most influential community event from developers for developers with the aim to educate, inspire and entertain around open source and the web.
Jan 26th 5:00 pm
- muru-D Singapore SUPER Open House
Open Houses are for entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, the startup community, friends of muru-D and general supporters of the ecosystem to come down, have a a few casual drinks with us, make some connections and learn something new.