The next NUX Leeds event is taking place on Monday 21st August in our NEW home at Futurelabs, at 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LY.
Join us from 6:00pm for food, drinks and networking. Talk starts at 6:30pm.
This month we’ve our very own Kimberley quashing any doubts or trepidations and inspiring everyone with some handy tips on finding your topic, making a start on your talk, and gaining the confidence and motivation to present that talk you’ve always envisioned.
Talking the Talk
“I want to talk at a meetup – maybe even a conference! Yeah, go me! Actually… I’m not really sure what I’d like to talk about… In fact, I’ve nothing really new or original to say… and people would be bored… totally bored… so no, in fact, no… why on earth would I want to do that?!”
Inspired by initiatives such as weareupfront.com, this talk aims to address some of the nonsense (real and imagined) which stops us from getting our voices heard at meetups, conferences, and possibly even at work. Kimberley calls out her own personal blockers and gives guidance on making what seems like a scary task into something a bit more manageable.
Kimberley Bottomley has been in the UX Design field for approaching 10 years. Having lead UX teams in large FTSE 100 companies for most of that time, she stepped away from corporate life in December 2014 to be Head of Customer Experience for Cocoon, a smart home security start-up, based in Leeds.
She’s passionate about Lean UX and collaborative, creative processes, Kimberley’s organised hackathons and run innovation events. She’s also part of the Northern UX organising team, arranging meetups and conferences in the North of England for people interested in UX, and has previously spoken at a handful of events including the CampDigital conference.
|6:00 – 6:30
|Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments
|6:30 – 8:00
|Kimberley’s talk and discussion
|8:00 – 9:30
|Open discussion and networking (over at Headrow House)
Tickets will open one week before the event – 14th August at 9am.