Designing for Disaster: How Teams Can Thrive in the Cloud

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A few months ago, Jeff sat on a couch in the Typekit offices, staring out the window, and wondering if everything their company had been working towards was about to slip through their fingers. How that story ends is interesting (spoiler alert: the company is still going strong), and Jeff will share lessons on how they got through it and why they were ready for it. But beyond that, he’ll look at how you, your team, your clients, or your company can cultivate a culture of making amazing things—not just on the next project, but on everything you work on for the rest of your career.

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Jeff Veen

True Ventures

Jeff Veen is a design partner at True Ventures, where he spends his time helping companies create better products. He does this as an advisor, as well, for companies including, Medium, and WordPress. Previously, Jeff was VP of design at Adobe after they acquired Typekit, the company he cofounded and ran as CEO. He was also one of the founding partners of the user experience consulting group Adaptive Path. While there, he led Measure Map, which was acquired by Google. During his time at Google, Jeff redesigned Google Analytics and led the UX team for Google’s apps. Much earlier, Jeff was part of the founding web team at WIRED magazine, where he helped build HotWired, Web Monkey, Wired News, and many other sites. During that time, he authored two books, HotWired Style and The Art and Science of Web Design.

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Ian McDowall
10/11/2011 17:49 CET

Great talk. Would also work well in a management conference. A video would be cool.

Paul Nasrat
10/11/2011 10:49 CET

Clear and thought provoking talk, based on real world experience with a clear message to get through.

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Mark J. Levitt
9/11/2011 11:01 CET

Hi Thomas, I don’t believe it’s because you’re on iPad, but rather that rating is restricted to registered attendees, which we uderstand you are, but you’re trying to rate with an account other than the one you registered with. Please login with your other account to rate sessions. If you need more info, contact me at markl AT oreilly DOT com.

Thomas Puppe
9/11/2011 10:54 CET

Great talk. Looks like the rating does not work on the iPad. (@O’Reilly)



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