Unless noted, all activities will begin at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper Quad, in the Simmons Auditorium (1st Floor).
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.:Registrant Check-In, Breakfast, Session Submissions & Voting Breakfast sponsored by CMU Note: The first 300 attendees to check-in are guaranteed free swag and will have first access to our 125 tickets to the afterparty at Google.
9:00 - 9:30am: Keynote Speaker Eric Boduch, Founder and Chief Evangelist, Pendo "The Evolution of the Role of Product Management"
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Track 1 Sessions
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.: Track 2 Sessions
11:45 a.m. - 1:00pmGrab & Go Lunches for Pickup Sponsored by CMU
Lunch Speaker: Jeff Lash, Vice President and Group Director, Product Management: "Product Management Excellence: Creating a Best-in-Class Product Management Organization",
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: Track 3 Sessions
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Track 4 Sessions
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.: Closing Speaker Steve Johnson, Under10, Consulting "Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers"
4:15 Afterparty (Limited Space) Sponsored by Google (Held off-site) Transportation provided by Carnegie Mellon University
The afterparty is limited to 125 participants. For those interested in attending, we'll be handing out wristbands at our morning check-in, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee your spot.
The More You Know
FAQs, directions, and more on what you need to know for the morning of ProductCamp!
To find the check-in: If you enter from the second floor quad entrance (larger open entrance at front of the building): Please proceed left and around the refreshment stands down the stairs OR from the quad entrance straight ahead down the elevator to the first floor. If you enter at Forbes Avenue (sidewalk cut-in at Level 1 Entrance): You will be at the registration table set up on the exterior of the auditorium. Signage will be on the first two floors of the building to guide you.
Check-in Early: ***Please bring a copy of your ticket printed or on your phone.*** Check-in via Eventbrite and a complimentary breakfast begin at 8am. Being on time is the name of the game: The first 300 attendees to check-in are guaranteed free swag and given first access to 125 tickets to the afterparty at Google.We also suggest you get your seat early for each session, as space is limited.
Pre-Submitted Sessions: So you've pre-submitted a session on our Google form here. Great! Now what? 1. When you arrive at the start of ProductCamp, your pre-submitted session will already be displayed in the voting area. 2. Each attendee will have the opportunity to vote for their top 3 sessions. 3. After the first morning keynote, we will announce which sessions have been chosen by the attendees and are a part of this year's schedule. (The schedule is not finalized until the morning of PCamp, that's why it's an unconference!) 4. if your session is chosen you should come to the "Speaker Session Area" so we can let you know which room your session will be held in!
How does on-site voting work? Attendees will receive 3 ‘dots’ to use for voting the morning of ProductCamp. Just place a dot on any session posted on the session grid that you plan on attending. The voting helps us allocate appropriate times and rooms for each session. Anyone interested in posting a topic for consideration should arrive early and post their topic before voting starts at 8:45 am.
Who are the "very cool people in the yellow ProductCamp shirts?" Those awesome folks are ProductCamp volunteers! If you have a question or concern, just track down one of our many volunteers and we will help you throughout the day!
What are the Twitter hashtags? If you are on the wonderful world of Twitter, why not tweet about us? #pghpcamp
Is childcare available? Hey, funny you asked! Yes, it is, through our friends at Flexable! Space is limited so sign up now! http://flexablecare.com/product-camp-pittsburgh-2018/ *Please Note: If you are using the childcare option, you will not be able to use the shuttle/attend the off-site after-party, as parents must remain in the same building as their children at all times. Also, space is limited. Sign-up ASAP. If you have any questions about the service, feel free to email Natalie@Flexablecare.com
Is there a career fair? For our first-ever ProductCamp there is NO career fair, however; we are offering a few options for those who are LOOKING to HIRE and those looking to GET HIRED. Breakout session rooms are on the second floor for a quiet one-on-one session. Please be cognizant of others looking to use the room as rooms are limited.
Looking for a job? Look for attendees with the green sticker on their nametag. This indicates that those attendees are looking for someone to add to their team! Looking for a recruit? When you register, ask for a green sticker to add to your nametags. There will be some rooms available to you to host a quick one-on-one session with a possible recruit.
Whoever comes are the right people.
Whatever happens is the only thing that could have (happened?).
Whenever it starts is the right time.
When it is over it is over.
The Law of the Two Feet:
Anyone finds her or himself in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they can use their two feet to go to a more productive place. This law is important as it emphasizes that every participant is present voluntarily.
Photograph Permission Announcement: Video will be recorded and/or photographs at this event. Please inform the camera operator/photographer if you do not want them to video/photograph you. By participating in this event, you are giving permission for ProductCamp Pittsburgh to take photographs and/or video of you and to use the photographs/video containing your image, voice, or likeness for educational and promotional purposes. Such uses include use in publications, websites, advertising, fundraising, and other marketing communications materials. You understand and agree that you will have no rights to the photographs/video taken of you during this event.