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January 2015
Date: Tuesday - January 20, 2015
Topic: Lean Startup Applied: How to Build Innovative Technologies
Speaker: Abby Fichtner

Abstract

Lean Startup Applied: How to Build Innovative Technologies

Abby Fichtner will share lessons learned from working with hundreds of tech startups for what's involved in building out innovative new products that push the edge on what's possible. Using examples from real startups like Facebook, Dropbox and AirBnB, she'll share lean and agile techniques that have been adapted to building things that nobody has ever built before. Just as important, she'll share tips on how to find your initial users and how to very quickly validate (and iterate on!) your ideas to help you achieve product success.

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About the Speaker

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Abby Fichtner

Abby Fichtner is Hacker in Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab and creator of Hack Boston. Named an Innovation Amplifier by the Boston Globe and one of Boston's Top Women in Tech, Abby launched Boston's Big Data Hacker Space and was Microsoft's Evangelist for Startups, where she had the extreme privilege of getting to help hundreds of early stage companies as they built out the next generation of technology. A software developer by trade, Abby's prior background is a mixture of developing bleeding-edge technology for startups and coaching teams at startups and large organizations alike on how to develop software better. Best known as Hacker Chick, Abby also writes one of the Top Agile blogs: hackerchick.com.

 

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