About Our Event

In this third edition of our UX Meetup, part of an extended year-long series of Meet the Experts planned for 2019, we’ll be gathering experienced professionals behind some of the most important organizations in the US. Discover how they oversee business strategy, people and the culture that drives a company’s approach to the digital path and consistent user experience. Learn how the experts achieve success!

Key Takeaways:

  • Recommendations on how to foster user experience beyond Design teams.
  • Thoughts on how User Experience has a meaningful impact on business strategy and bottom line.
  • Advice on how to lead teams and manage your professional growth opportunities.
  • Thoughts on how to place the User Experience at the heart of your business.
  • Lessons learned from the trenches.


Here's our panel of experts

Yasmine Evjen

Senior Design Advocate at Google

Yasmine Evjen is a Senior Design Advocate at Google where she helps designers and developers build human-centered experiences using Material Design. She is the creator and host of Centered, a video series from Google Design exploring the intersection of design, product, and people around the world.

Micah Alpern

Design Director at PayPal

Micah believes that great products start with a thesis, touch people emotionally, and are validated with data. He led teams in companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Medallia, and eBay. Currently he is Design Director for person to Person Payments and In Store Payments at PayPal. Micah is founding Director of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Xiaodan Wang

Director, Product Design at Facebook

Xiaodan has led multiple product design lifecycles for large internet companies like Yahoo! and Microsoft in EMEA, North & South America and APAC. She also built international design teams at unicorn start-ups such as Grab and Didi for SouthEast Asia and Latin America markets. In between, she spent a few years at the global technology company Thoughtworks. Currently, she works at Facebook in the Ads group.

Santiago Tribiani

UX Director at Making Sense

Designer with 10+ years currently performing as Team Manager and mentor. Responsible for setting the highest standards of a team by creating and scaling processes, methodologies, tools, and people. Data-Driven UX strategic thinker, passionate about understanding users and their needs, motivations, businesses, behaviors, and marketplaces.

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About Making Sense

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Driven by the latest and cutting edge technologies, we offer end-to-end UX-focused software product development for companies seeking to scale their product innovation.