The UX Speakeasy Conference is on March 31 at the San Diego Zoo — rumor has it, they’re going to let me out of my cage because the Zoo is a safe place.
The most important reason I’m there? To do a UX Drinking Game session!
But that’s not all.
Myself and Dylan Campbell, a great recruiter out of Los Angeles, are going to present a workshop about all aspects of interviewing and writing your resume as a User Experience Designer:
From Application To Interview: How To Get A Great UX Job
The process of getting a great user experience job isn’t as hard as you would think. This workshop covers all aspects of the interview process,from presenting a great resume and portfolio, what to expect during an in person interview, and how much flexibility companies have in salary and compensation. Also covered are questions to ask during the phone screen and in-person interviews, how to spot trouble signs, and what else to look for so you can find the right culture for your skills and career.
One of the breakout sessions will also include the UX Drinking Game: “If a conference invites two guys to talk about something they know nothing about, drink.” The attendee that comes up with the best reason to drink will win a George Foreman Grill.
I’ll be posting some of the materials, plus some great resources, tomorrow during the presentation. As extra credit, there’s an automatically rotating web page that shows drinking game items.
And of course I’m at San Francisco International Airport writing this — apparently, a surfboard isn’t an acceptable carry on item.