In October we’ll meet for the 70th time!
Harry Keller Things Never Turn Out The Way You Expect
Almost a year ago Harry and three friends decided to found a new digital product and branding studio, called diesdas.digital. They thought they had it all figured out, but then everything turned out quite differently. Nevertheless (or because of that) it’s been going rather well and Harry will share a couple of early findings, which should be relevant for pretty much everyone working in digital.
Harry Keller co-founded diesdas.digital, a new branding and product development studio here in Berlin. He loves programming, but lately finds himself writing mostly blog posts and emails. Previously he built digital products and services at 11 Freunde, Edenspiekermann and A Color Bright.
Mischa König Visualizing WhatsApp Chats
In this talk Mischa will show how to use Lean Startup principles to verify concepts for side projects on the example of a web application which enables users to visualize their WhatsApp chats. While exporting chats is easy, WhatsApp makes it hard to convert the data into a standardized structured format. We will go through some technical issues and solutions implemented in the process of creating Chatvisualizer. Finally we’ll look at the challenges involved in the visual treatment of highly dynamic data such as chats and some ways to deal with them.
Mischa is a freelance interaction designer and frontend developer educated at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. When not working with clients, he is looking for technical and visual inspiration to built digital concepts upon – especially in the fields of social media and digital journalism.
Up.front is a free event, and you do not have to register anywhere. However it gets packed sometimes. Doors open at 7:30pm, talks start at 8:00pm. Arrive on time to make sure you get a seat! After the talks there’s time for conversations with tasty drinks or snacks at Kremanski, a cosy coffeeshop and bistro just around the corner from our venue.
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