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Ladies that UX MCR - April 2017 - Lightning Talk

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Lightning Talk by Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi) at Ladies that UX MCR
What it's like to be a female founder and software engineer in Manchester in 2017!

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Ladies that UX MCR - April 2017 - Lightning Talk

  1. 1. What it's like to be a female founder and software engineer in Manchester in 2017 Ladies That UX Manchester - 18 April 2017 Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi)
  2. 2. Build a web service to solve a problem you have
  3. 3. What constitutes a minimum viable product?
  4. 4. When it's built, how do people know?
  5. 5. Does any one care?
  6. 6. –Kavi Guppta, writer @Forbes “Success is largely a habit of doing things over and over again until luck and preparation meet to create something phenomenal. It’s small experiments marching toward a larger solution.”
  7. 7. Oh, yes! Lots of people care… your story is important.
  8. 8. –Paul Graham, co-founder, Y Combinator, startup incubator behind Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit and many others. “We're doing the same thing for female founders. If these founders go on to succeed, they'll become what we know from experience will be the most powerful force for encouraging other female founders: examples of people like them who've done it.”
  9. 9. Image Credits and References • http://www.manchester-resolveit.co.uk/?tag=cloud-computing • http://www.heroes-corp.com/site/go-live-with-the-minimal-viable- product/ • https://wearesocial.com/uk/blog/2016/07/snapchat-users-getting- older • https://www.forbes.com/sites/kaviguppta/2015/03/24/why-startups- should-tread-carefully-when-hiring-a-growth-hacker/#4f332517dd9f • https://www.slideshare.net/dgcooley/getting-to-know-your-real- users-mastering-practical-ethnographic-research • http://www.paulgraham.com/ff.html

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