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Rapid Fire. Lightning Talks. Speed ramble. It may go by different names but the structure is the same.

Rapid Fire Format:
10 mins per speaker followed by a quick round of Q & A.

We’re hosting a night of Rapid Fire Talks at the end of March and are looking for presenters! We’ve got a couple in the bag and if you’d like to join the line-up, pick your favourite channel and shoot us an idea.

Send your Rapid Fire Talk proposal to us:

You’ll be amongst 5 or 6 other presenters that’ll inspire the open-ended discussion (over beers) that will follow your talks.

For those that just want to come join the conversation, join our Meetup or stay glued to Twitter or Facebook for event details!


The Craftsman

The Craftsman

By Richard Sennett
Date: TUESDAY, November 26, 2013
Time: 6:30
Location: Beer Revolution | 1080 8 St SW, Calgary, AB (map)
RSVP: Via Meet Up

About The Book: Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than “skilled manual labor,” Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman’s work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, one of our most distinguished public intellectuals explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world.

View ‘The Craftsman’ on

FYI: The book is broken down into 3 sections: Craftsmen, Craft, and Craftmanship. Each sort of stands alone. Some of you may wish to just focus on a single section. That’s your call. 🙂


Date: October 5, 2013

Location: John Fluevog Boots & Shoes Ltd (207 8 Ave SW)

Cost: $319 (Register by 1 October)

Instructors: Laura Worthington & Shelley Gruendler

Details: This Type Camp will focus exclusively on script lettering.


After an introduction to varieties of scripts, we will help you develop your own hand lettering script style. You can cultivate a new visual identity or just experiment with possibilities.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a beautiful, brush lettered, and stylized finished piece that you can use for a variety of practical purposes. It could be used as your email signature or a wordmark for your business cards or even for your own personal greeting cards. The lettering and script skill set and procedural method can be applied to all kinds of future projects.



Lean UX

By Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden

Date: TUESDAY, Juy 30, 2013  Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Time: 6:30
Location: Hop In Brew Pub, 213 12 Ave SW, Calgary

RSVP: Via Meet Up

About The Book: The Lean UX approach to interaction design is tailor-made for today’s web-driven reality. In this insightful book, leading advocate Jeff Gothelf teaches you valuable Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques from the ground up—how to rapidly experiment with design ideas, validate them with real users, and continually adjust your design based on what you learn.

Purchase the book at the O’Riley Media Book Store (use discount code DSUG for 50% off the ebook price or 40% off the print).

May 16, 2013 · 5:00 pm
Commonwealth Bar & Stage

The first of many Boozer Experience nights! Come out and meet fellow UX professionals and like minded folks over some beer, snacks and good conversations.

Hope you can join us!

RSVP on Meetup


It’s high time we host another Rapid-Fire-Presentation-Evening. We have some of Calgary’s leading User Experience professionals and Visual Thinkers lined up to speak about the projects, ideas and questions that they are most passionate about. Each speaker will been given ten minutes to talk about their topic, followed by a lightning-round of Q&A. With an open-ended discussion to finish off the night.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 6:00-9:00 (presentations start at 6:30)
Location: Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub – 140, 10th Avenue SW, Back Room (just ask for the Calgary UX reservations)

RSVP: Via Meet Up

Confirmed Presenter line-up and topics (in no particular order, well, possibly some what alphabetical):

It’s not too late,  if you’re interested in presenting, feel free to shoot us an email with a short pitch of what you’d like to talk about and we’ll see if we can squeeze ya into to the exciting line-up.

CalgaryUX is joining up with Pixels and Pints for their next get-together on Tuesday, April 9.

Some CalgaryUX folks are already regulars at Pixel and Pints but if you haven’t been to one before, Pixels is a monthly intermingling of Calgary’s designers, writers, analysts, and developers… and everything in-between.

It’s a pretty casual group: just grab a drink, have a chat, listen to some announcements, and make some new connections!

You can arrive any time during the evening, but things get started at 5:30pm at the Rose and Crown Pub in Beltline (1503 4 St. SW). We’ll have a reserved section at the back.

RSVP for the “UX + Pixels + Pints = Awesome” event through Meetup


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