Ladies that UX is an international community of UX designers, practitioners and experts. It started out as monthly meet up in Manchester in 2013, organised by Lizzie Dyson (@lizziedyson) and Georgie Bottomley (@bottomley_g), both User Experience (UX) professionals, to give, in their own words
“us women somewhere to have a community that understood our interests, work challenges and family commitments”.
It has since expanded into nearly 50 cities around the world and Ladies that UX groups now meet regularly in locations as far apart as Denver, Colorado, Cape Town, South Africa and Tokyo, Japan. There is also an international conference, TalkUX, taking place in its third outing in Taipei, Taiwan later this year.
I love being at the start of something new. Yesterday, in the salubrious settings of the iconic Old Granada Studios in Manchester, a new and potentially significant series of events for the startup community began.
Here come an abridged version of my notes from the very first Founder Insights event. If you were there and spot any inaccuracies or errors, please shout out in the comments.
Hosted by Luke Grimes (@Grimeswastaken), co-founder of cloud software development consultancy Webantic and sponsored by Brabners LLP, a leading law firm in the region, Founder Insights was billed as a “fireside chat with Paul Stacey (@justpaulstacey), founder of event ticketing platform Fatsoma”.
After “a word from our sponsors”, deftly delivered by Jacob O’Brien, head of the Tech, Digital and Creative sector team at Brabners, Luke introduced the event as one, in his words, to “showcase Manchester’s top companies and better understand the journey founders go through”.