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Another PCampUtah in the history books 05/13/2012

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Well, the second ProductCamp Utah has come and gone. From what we’ve heard, participants had a great experience. We’ll be posting slides and twitter transcripts as they come in.

For now, we’d like to offer our warmest thanks to all those who sponsored and worked so tirelessly to make this the best event possible. In no particular order:

Our Sponsors

Without our sponsors, this event wouldn’t have been possible.

The Utah Product Management Association

The UPMA hosted, organized, provided volunteers, and was by all accounts the driving force behind ProductCamp Utah.

Our Session Leaders

Please also thank our session leaders, who took it upon themselves to suggest topics, ask questions, and create an environment where we could all learn from each other.

  • John Milburn
  • Al Nevarez
  • Travis Jensen
  • John Epeneter
  • Jeromy Wilson
  • Cindy Solomon
  • Andy Bird
  • David Facer
  • John Ahlander
  • Joseph Milner
  • Steve Townsend

Our Volunteers

And last but not least, our volunteers, who put forth an incredible effort to make the PCamp fun and educational:

  • Travis Jensen
  • Steve Townsend
  • Mike Hopkin
  • Melanie Robinson
  • John Epeneter
  • Jesse Frye
  • Jeromy Wilson
  • Erika Andersen

Plus we’d like to thank everyone who stepped up to pitch in, help out, and did what they could to share their knowledge and perspectives.

We’re already looking forward to September!

Some last minute notes… 05/12/2012

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ProductCamp Utah is here!

Some last minute notes and reminders:

  • Bring your photo IDs!
  • Map to C7
  • We’ve announced the morning sessions. Click here for details.
  • Follow us on Twitter! Our hashtag is #PCampUtah
  • Download the Guidebook app and our guide “PCampUtah May 2012.” It contains up-to-the minute scheduling info and session descriptions.

See you all there!

PCampUtah is tomorrow! What to Expect 05/11/2012

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Product Camp is tomorrow on Saturday, May 12th. Yep, it’s here!

As this is only the second ProductCamp in Utah, it may be a new experience for you. But rest assured, many PCamp newbies have become groupies. From what we’ve seen in the session proposals, we’re looking forward to a fun, dynamic, and educational experience!

First things first:

  • You MUST Bring Photo ID. C7 is a secure facility, and we can’t let anyone in without an ID.
  • Dress Code: Jeans are great. Also cool is business casual. Suits? Not so much.
  • Business Cards: Bring plenty of business cards. You’ll need them.

Location:

C7 Data Centers in South Salt Lake Valley.

14944 Pony Express Drive, Bluffdale, UT 84065

C7 Data Centers

Directions

From Salt Lake County (Salt Lake City, Sandy, Draper)

  • Travel South on I-15
  • Take Exit 288 for UT-140 toward 14600 South
  • Turn left onto UT-140 West
  • Turn left onto Pony Express Road
  • Destination will be on the right

From Utah County (Provo, Orem, Lehi)

  • Travel North on I-15
  • Take Exit 288 for UT-140 toward 14600 South
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Bluffdale, and merge onto UT-140 West
  • Turn left onto Pony Express Road
  • Destination will be on the right

Morning Schedule:

  • 7:30: Volunteers arrive to help setup
  • 8:15: Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:45: Latest you’ll want to arrive
  • 9:00: First PCamp Utah officially begins!
  • Schedule: Complete Preliminary Schedule

Technology:

  • WiFi: Yes, we’ll have it.
  • “Guidebook” App: Install the “Guidebook” app on your Smartphone, and then download our guide “PCampUtah May 2012” from within the app (listed under “Trade Shows & Events”).
  • Twitter: You absolutely need a twitter account, even if just for a day. Twitter is a BIG part of ProductCamp, and becomes a real-time record of everyone’s experience. Product Managers worldwide watch the feed. Our tag: #PCampUtah.
  • Follow us: @PCampUtah

More questions?

For more info, like sessions descriptions, session voting, volunteer information, go to the PCampUtah website.

Huge thanks to our Platinum sponsors:


C7 Data Centers
Welcome to the C7 Data Centers Bluffdale facility! We appreciate the opportunity to sponsor PCamp Utah this year, and be a part of this great event.

Pragmatic Marketing
Pragmatic Marketing addresses the most pressing issues of product managers and product marketing managers. More than 70,000 professionals from 6,000 companies worldwide have advanced their professional development by attending a Pragmatic Marketing training seminar. Certification from Pragmatic Marketing is the most recognized in the industry with 15,000 product managers and product marketing managers earning the designation Pragmatic Marketing Certified.

Proficientz
Proficientz offers a unique approach for managing and marketing products where individual product performance takes a back seat to the organization’s overall performance in key market segments. Our portfolio management frameworktraining programs and consulting services elevate the skills of product management and product marketing teams to a level that transcends products so they can adopt broader views of the market, identify bigger problems and deliver higher value solutions that advance the strategic agenda of their target-customers. No product silos!

We’ll see you tomorrow!

Volunteer at ProductCamp Utah 05/03/2012

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Get more than you give!

As a collaborative, user organized unconference, ProductCamp Utah relies on volunteers for planning and running all of our events. Whether you like being behind the scenes or out in front, there are plenty of ways you can help ProductCamp Utah to continue to be a successful experience.

Day of the event

We need volunteers to help on site at the event with:

  • Setup (Friday night starting at about 8pm and/or Saturday morning starting at 7:15am)
  • Registration
  • Session Voting / Posting Sessions
  • One volunteer per session per room to tweet, keep time, and help session leader(s) with whatever they need
  • Video a Session (camera provided)
  • Food setup, coordination, and take down
  • General Activities (whatever comes up that day)
  • Teardown (Saturday afternoon starting at 4pm)

Most of these activities will take no more than an hour of your time the day of the event and it is likely you won’t even miss a session. If you’d like to help, please send an email to PCampUtah@gmail.com.

Friday Night Dinner 05/02/2012

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Join your fellow ProductCamp Utah attendees for dinner and networking the evening before ProductCamp!

Tell us you’re coming!

We’ll be dining at Red Rocks Brewing Company and enjoying some time with our fellow product professionals on the Friday evening before ProductCamp. Come get to know a select group of your peers in an intimate, fun environment before the hectic Saturday gets here!

We’ll be ordering individually so be sure to bring your wallet.

Seating is limited, so you must let us know you’re coming to guarantee your seat. We look forward to seeing you at 6:15pm on May 11th at Cafe Red Rocks!

Time:
Friday, May 11th, 6:15 to 7:45 pm

Place:
Red Rocks Brewing Company
Fashion Place Mall
6227 South State St., Suite 10
Murray, Utah 84107

Session Voting Starts Now! 05/01/2012

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Vote

With ProductCamp Utah less than two weeks away it is time to start voting for the sessions you want to see at the morning session of ProductCamp.  The way the sessions work (for those of you who missed ProductCamp last September) is that a few days before ProductCamp the current list of propossed sessions are put up to a vote.  The sessions with the most votes get to present during the morning sessions (top 6 sessions).  The rest of the sessions and any other sessions that anyone at ProductCamp can think of are posted on the wall so they can be voted on with stickers during the morning.  Then, after lunch we find the 6 sessions that recieved the most stickers and those are the sessions for the afternoon.

So, to vote for the morning sessions, click here.

If you would like to submit a session, click here.

To see more details about sessions that have already been proposed and who proposed them, click here.

We look forward to seeing you all at ProductCamp Utah!

Remember, if you would like to join our volunteer group and help make ProductCamp awesome, send an email to pcamputah@gmail.com.

Also, continue to invite your fellow Product Managers/Marketers, Managers of Product Managers/Marketers, Entrepreneurs, and Executives that have Product Managers/Marketers in their organization.  They can register at: http://pcamputah2012.eventbrite.com.

PCampUtah – Propose a Session! 04/30/2012

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We are two weeks away from another exciting “un-conference” here in Utah. The last ProductCamp we held last September was a huge success and we are on track to have an even more successful ProductCamp on May 12th.

Continue to register and to invite your fellow Product Managers/Marketers, Managers of Product Managers/Marketers, and Executives that have Product Managers/Marketers in their organization. You can all can register here.

Lastly, the breakout sessions are run by the attendees. This is a great way to get your name out there and gain exposure. Click here to learn more about proposing a session. To see a list sessions already proposed for ProductCamp, click here.

Here’s the form to complete when you’re ready to submit your session proposal.

Voting for proposals will begin this week, so get your proposals in and get ready to vote.

We look forward to seeing you all at ProductCamp Utah!

PCamp Utah coming in just 45 days… 03/28/2012

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We’re just 45 days away from ProductCamp Utah!

Many people have already signed up. It looks like we’ll surpass our attendance from last year thanks to great participants, messages, and networking. Register today.

We’re still seeking breakout session topics, so if you have something you want to talk about, make a proposal. This event is all about you, so don’t be shy!

Some of the popular topics from last year included;

Lastly, while we have some sponsors, we’re still looking for more. Click here for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you all on May 12!

Register today – Propose a session – Sponsor PCamp Utah

PCamp Utah Coming May 12 – Register Now! 03/09/2012

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So many people enjoyed our September ProductCamp, we’re doing it again.

ProductCamp Utah

When: May 12, 2012, 9am – 4pm

Where: C7 Data Center, Bluffdale, UT (halfway between Salt Lake City and Provo)

Bring: A willigness to share, learn, and have some fun. Also your photo ID. You can’t get into the camp without your photo ID.

Twitter@pcamputah and #pcamputah

Register Today!

What is ProductCamp?

ProductCamp is a FREE collaborative, community organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing. It’s a great opportunity to learn from and network with professionals involved in Product Management and Marketing in Utah and surrounding areas.

ProductCamp is about smart, passionate people coming together to discuss issues they face every day. Everyone interested in improving their ability to conceive, build, manage, launch and market products is welcome. Everyone brings different experiences and leveraging that collective knowledge is what makes ProductCamp special—and something you can’t get from any other gathering.

At ProductCamp everyone participates: by presentingleading roundtable discussionshelping with logisticssecuring sponsorships, or volunteering.

ProductCamp Utah is:

·       Grassroots organization – Your participation will make or break the event!

·       Highly engaged & creative exchange increasing each individual’s skills & knowledge.

·       Building and strengthening professional relationships while having a whole lot of fun.

ProductCamp Utah is not:

·       A pre-determined set of speakers and topics.

·       Polite attention & passivity in sessions nor does sole responsibility rest with presenters for successful sessions.

·       Networking only at formal icebreakers and scheduled breaks.

Propose a Session

Last time, we had many fantastic sessions. We’ve heard that the best way to maximize your PCamp experience is to lead a session. We’re excited to see your ideasClick here for more information about proposing a session.

Last but not least…

Thank you to C7 Data Centers for so generously allowing us to use their facilities once again.

Logo - C7 Data Centers

and…

Space is limited, so register today!

What People Are Saying About PCampUtah! 10/04/2011

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Reactions coming away from ProductCamp Utah…

PCamp was a really great experience. It was a great opportunity to meet a lot of people I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet otherwise. I think we had some great interaction from the local product management community. I know I learned a lot!

Travis Jensen

UPMA did a great job in putting together PC Utah last Saturday. It was a time well spent networking with others and participating in the round tables and other sessions. I appreciate the informality of it…allowing the different workshops to propagate engaging discussions around experiences and best practices. Thanks everyone for all your efforts for PC Utah this year!

Anne Brown

I think it was good on both the networking and learning side. It was interesting and beneficial to hear what other product managers face in their respective responsibilities and how they are dealing with them. I also picked up some things that I will be able to use in my organization right away. For me it was definitely a win-win. I certainly think it would be great to do this on a yearly basis if possible with other UPMA members rotating in to help.

Mark Waddoups

PCamp Utah was a great experience. I learned. I shared. I met smart people. I met cool people. And I laughed. Time well spent!

Steve Townsend

Product camp was awesome. I had interest in many more sessions than I had time in my schedule to attend. I’m looking forward to next year to be able to get in more.

Dean Giles

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