When and where is it on?
It is on October 4th-5th in the RDS, Dublin.
How many years has it been going?
Now in its 3rd year, UXDX is unique tech gathering of 1,400 product people – from designers, developers, project and product managers from technology companies across the world who meet at the RDS, Dublin for the two-day event.
What was the inspiration to start it?
The goal is to eliminate bottlenecks in the product process and focus on outcome driven development to enhance the user experience. One of the UXDX founders, Rory Madden, had worked in IT Project Management for 15 years and had regularly seen large projects fail, costing millions with zero outcome. In the startup world it was similar, with the 90% failure rate for startups now being widely known. It inspired him to look at the reasons for failure of both startups and enterprises; product, team and market fit. UXDX was formed to create a new agile delivery model to speed up product delivery and build a better product.
What exciting opportunities are on offer for those attending?
Hearing world-class speakers from the biggest tech organisations talking on how to build the Vision of your product to Execution. For example, one of the Founders of Reddit will discuss the challenges of rebuilding reddit, the 6th most popular site in the world. The Head of Growth for Revolut, Val Sholtz, a Forbes 30 under 30 will be sharing how he keeps the team performance high as they continue their growth. Revolut are one of the fastest companies in Europe to reach unicorn status. There is also a number of other fintech companies speaking like Capital One, MarketInvoice and Health Techs like Ring MD in Singapore to One Medical in the US. There will also be free training hosted by Adobe and a waffle station. The after party is not to be missed in a secret, exclusive location in Dublin.
Who will be speaking?
We’re gathering 50 speakers from some of the most successful companies in the world and find out the common factors that make them successful, including;
Chris Slowe, CTO, Reddit
Phil Keslin, Co-Founder & CTO, Niantic
Val Scholz, Head of Growth, Revolut
Paolo Malabuyo, Director of UX, Google
Annmarie Kiddle, Head of UX, Financial Times
Kevin Lee, Global Head of Design, Visa Inc.
Adam Furtado, Chief Product Officer, U.S. Air Force
Plus many more can be found at https://uxdxconf.com/speakers
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Be ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone and meet with brilliant, like-minded individuals from across the world. Even if you’re Irish, join in on the unique networking opportunities that are being offered to the international guests, from walking tours of Dublin to tasting nights. You’ll be able to grow your network and meet great people from your industry.
How can people book tickets and when does it usually sell out?
People can book tickets at https://uxdxconf.com/tickets. Book soon as it sells out a week before the event.