Jody Rodgers is a Senior Director of User Experience at Avalara. His background includes working on Adobe’s Creative Suite and Creative Cloud teams, building out JAMF Software’s product and UX teams, and helping launch the conference review site, ConfIQ. He has consulted startups in Seattle and San Francisco using the Lean Startup methodology. Jody founded the Users First Meetup group, focusing on the intersection between Product Management and User Experience.
How to Establish Your MVP
Identifying your minimum viable product (MVP) for your startup, new product, or new feature can be challenging but this workshop will help walk you through the process.
Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Presentations to Elevator Pitches
Learn how to utilize storytelling techniques that can help your startup or project pitch, as well as your presentations at work or on a conference stage.
Introduction to Enterprise Products
Learn what defines Enterprise software and services and why it's become an exciting and growing area of focus for the tech industry.
Entrepreneurship Chat with Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet
Join us as Jody Rodgers interviews Mark Mader on his experience running a leading project management software startup, Smartsheet.
Lean Startup Entrepreneurship
The Lean Startup methodology has become one the most influential ways in which entrepreneurs have been able to validate their product ideas quickly and with minimal costs.
The Future of Tech in Seattle
Join General Assembly and industry leaders for a bites, networking and a discussion on the future of tech in Seattle.
[In Person] Tech & Networking Happy Hour
Join us each month for drinks and a talk from NYC's most innovative and inspirational leaders in tech.
Made in Seattle Week: Music Day
Good neighbors make good products. Celebrate the local products (and the people who make them) in tech, design, music, food, and beer.
Twitter for Startups: Your First 1000 Followers
In this workshop we’ll learn how to build out a targeted group of relevant Twitter followers who will be your early adopters, influencers, and brand ambassadors.