Feb Event: Project Management: From Disasters to Triumphs

Join PANMA for a discussion sharing disaster mishaps, false starts & unique case studies that will help improve your project management skills. Through each panelist’s personal story, you will learn, explore and gain invaluable knowledge to apply with your teams, projects and clients. Our panelists are seasoned Project Leaders and are excited to share their expertise and experiences.

What You’ll Learn 

  • Managing client expectations
  • Increasing team morale
  • Putting out fires
  • Strategies for communicating effectively
  • Getting past impossible hurdles
  • Starting a project the right way
  • How to problem solve while managing diverse groups
  • What to do when there are too many cooks in the kitchen 

Register: https://panma.eventbrite.com
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Program runs 6 – 7:30pm. Networking until 8pm
Location: Wharton School of the Univ. of PA, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room: 270


Would you like to share you project management story? 
Submit a entry at http://goo.gl/LiC0Qm.


March 26 Event: Crafting Front-End Style Guides

Crafting Front-End Style Guides

In most instances the word Style Guide conjures thoughts of a document outlining specs on things such as logo spacing, colors, and typography – all defined for a print medium. This type of document was never intended to be translated directly to the web; but when built and maintained for the web, it can make a site more performant, improve  user experience, aid in onboarding new team members, and increase design and development efficiency. In this talk, Jana Veliskova and Brian Crumley will demonstrate how to find efficiency in building front-end design systems from a living Style Guide.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a Style Guide
  • What are the benefits of implementing a Style Guide
  • How to audit your existing site elements
  • What components can make up a Front-End Style Guide
  • Challenges in Implementing Style Guides / UI Toolkits in organizations
  • How to Overcome Challenges
  • Implementing Style Guides / UI Toolkits / Pattern Libraries in new projects and established ones
  • Examples of Style Guides created by Jana and Brian
  • What resources are available for creating Style Guides

About Jana Velíšková (@jveliskova)
Jana Velíšková is a programmer and UX professional who currently works as a Front-End Engineer at RJ Metrics in Philadelphia. Jana strives to create rich, accessible, and usable web applications; focusing on user experience and clean semantic code. She believes collaboration is the key to a better Internet and thus participates in a wide variety of meetups and conferences. She has recently spoken at UXCamp DC, at BarCamp Philly, and at Front-End Philly Meetup. In the past year, she has led the Girl Develop It Book Club, which encourages women to advance their career in technology.

About Brian Crumley (@briancrumley)
Brian Crumley is a Lead Front-End Developer and UX Consultant for O3 World in the Fishtown-area of Philadelphia. He’s passionate about creating high performance responsive web experiences that are built on semantic code and strike a balance between business goals and user needs. Brian is a regular attendee of local events and has championed community engagement as an organizer of both BarCamp Philly and Content Camp Philly the past two years as well as planning the UX-focused, one-day Forge Conference in Philadelphia.