BuildingConnected Girl Geek Dinner 2017
BuildingConnected is hosting a Girl Geek Dinner on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 in San Francisco at Tank18 Tasting Room in SOMA! Come hear the girl geeks at BuildingConnected talk about designing modern, user-friendly products for companies big and small, as well as challenges involved with breaking into an industry traditionally underserved by tech. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the Tank18 Tasting Room, plus the opportunity to take some fun photos with a professional photographer. Don’t leave the without picking up great swag!
Talk Topic: “Some Say ‘Boring’, I Say ‘Opportunity’” by Jenny Ji
How did a print designer turned web designer turned freelance art director end up designing, and loving, software for the construction industry? Jenny will share how she finds potential in “boring”, and how pursuing those opportunities can have huge impacts on industries neglected by design.
Talk Topic: “Turning Opinion Into Influence” by Karen Rose
True influence requires you to not only speak up when you see a problem, but also suggest a solution. Learn how Karen spoke up about a chaotic on-call process the BuildingConnected engineering team had grown out of. This led to a complete overhaul of the process, and with input from the entire engineering organization, is maximizing developer happiness while staying true to their #1 goal of top-notch customer happiness.
Talk Topic: “Follow Our Path: The Secret to Making Incredible Software for the Workplace” by Chelsea Hodge
Chelsea makes the case for why companies and customers win when product & design teams choose flexibility over customizability. She presents evidence that B2B software is moving in this direction, and shares how BuildingConnected implements this philosophy, despite their incredibly diverse user base.
Talk Topic: “Sales + Product: How We Build Better Together” by Chloe Pak
Though many companies understand the benefits of a strong relationship between product and sales, making this a reality can be challenging. Chloe shares how the BuildingConnected sales and product teams use a collaborative process for feedback and product requests, roadmap transparency, and communication to improve the product, increase customer trust and value, and drive sales.
BuildingConnected is a fast-growing startup making an impact on the $10 trillion construction industry. Known as the Salesforce and LinkedIn of commercial construction, we offer a CRM and professional network to help companies grow and manage their businesses. From the new Warriors stadium to local schools and hospitals, our software plays a pivotal role in over 45,000 building projects throughout the US and Canada.