Presentations from UX talks @Shoreditch House

Thank you all that made it to our event on UX in partnership with Yahoo at Shoreditch House, what a wonderful venue that is, I'd love for the Secret Garden to be mine! 


On topic, here are the presentations from the day so even though you couldn't make it you can still gain some of the awesome knowledge these ladies shared with us. 


Intro to UX - Frances Eida from AnalogFolk. Presentation can be downloaded here


Anna Dahlstrom then took the floor and spoke about Building Device Agnostic UX systems


Tasnim from our Sponsor Yahoo took the opportunity to tell us all a bit more about how Yahoo works with and sees UX as part of the business, really interesting! Presentation is here.


Last but not least we had Sarah Morris taking us through what she thinks the future has in store when it comes to UX. Her deck is here

Startup of the month Mailbird with CEO Andrea Loubier

Mailbird Programming Ninjas With our "Startup of the Month", GeekGirlMeetup starts to leverage the power of our international network with helping RT the tweet of the founders choice. We call it "Support a Sister" #geekSiS . RT=♥

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Andrea Loubier, @aloubier, CEO of mail client MailBird has just launched her startup and recieved wonderful press from TechCrunch and LifeHacker

How does it feel after launch and wonderful press? Right now I am leading a ridiculously awesome team that spans Europe, Asia, and America. Together we are creating MailBird an email app designed for Windows users. I live and work in Bali and love every minute of what I am doing. Today, I am networking like crazy reaching out to the people who care about online communication in our current world of IT overload. Everyday I am inspired by women who are also taking leading roles in the tech startup world, it is awesome. I enjoy life by the beach, surfing, eating great spicy food (I am the queen of spicy food!), and dancing a lot! What makes me excited most though is working with really talented people from all over the world that totally inspire me. I love being able to be the communicator, the glue that holds our team together, and most of all I love to make people laugh.

You have been called the Sparrow for Windows, thats very flattering. Can you tell us about how MailBird came about? During an entrepreneur getaway meetup in Bal, two of our hybrid OS co-founders (Michael & Michael), dynamically working on both Mac and PC really enjoyed their email experience with Sparrow on Mac. They couldn't find that same experience for email on Windows. Realizing the underserved market of really great UI design on the Windows platform, and the roll out of Window 8's modern design, a "magical mall application" was born. Mailbird. Sparrow was 10 years into development to get to where they are. We are just say of 1 year in, and Mailbird is already better. Our team rocks!

Whats in the future for Mailbird, whats planned? Next will be not only continuing to optimize the app by direct feedback from our beta testers, but unravelling the next hot Mailbird features that take email management and hitting inbox 0 to the next level. We're looking at a unified inbox to manage many different accounts and Wingman. Details and first hands on experience will be exclusive to beta testers. You'll have to try it to get access! Who knows...we may consider dabbling on mobile platforms, since mobile has become a really great sidekick to native email applications.