22 episodes

Product management, technology, investing, healthy way of living, essentialism, and more.

Vitalik Vitalik Demin

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Product management, technology, investing, healthy way of living, essentialism, and more.

    Episode #21 - Jeffrey Boadi and I get to know each other, talk all things plant based and healthy lifestyle

    Episode #21 - Jeffrey Boadi and I get to know each other, talk all things plant based and healthy lifestyle

    Folks, I am super pumped to bring to you our conversation with Jeffrey Boadi, one of the coolest people in the plant based world. Jeffrey and I decided to hop on a video call to get to know each other, exchange some plant based knowledge and talk about healthy diet and lifestyle in general.

    Jeffrey has built a good followership on Twitter at @JeffreyBoadi_ and he’s getting more popular by the day, which is great! He also has a website blog at TheWealthOfHealth.co.uk where I read a few interesting articles.

    Without further ado, please tune in and I hope you enjoy our plant based talk!

    • 47 min
    Episode #20 - Deep Conversation with Sarbjeet Johal on the Landscape and Future of Cloud

    Episode #20 - Deep Conversation with Sarbjeet Johal on the Landscape and Future of Cloud

    Folks, if you love technology and the cloud trends, you’re gonna love this conversation we had with Sarbjeet Johal!

    Sarbjeet has worked for companies like Visa, VMWare, PeopleSoft, Rackspace, Oracle and others and he accumulated an enormous amount of first hand experience and knowledge about the cloud industry.

    We intentionally skipped most of the topics that you can easily find on the Internet and focused on truly interesting things. Here’s what we discussed with him:


    His journey (so far) in tech
    State of the Industry
    Future of software technology
    Technology consumption design patterns
    Traits of good leadership in tech companies
    Tip for youth 4 tech

    I’m so excited to finally publish this episode! You can find Sarbjeet on Twitter at @SarbjeetJohal so you can start following him there and get a daily dose of insights about cloud.

    Thank you for stopping by and tuning into this truly incredible episode!

    PS I apologize for a slightly poor audio quality on my side. Something must have gone not so smooth with sound recording on my machine. But Sarbjeet's audio is perfect so it should be all good! :)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode #19 - Alisa Bacon's Journey from Math, Philosophy and Teaching to UX Design at Microsoft EDU, and Much More

    Episode #19 - Alisa Bacon's Journey from Math, Philosophy and Teaching to UX Design at Microsoft EDU, and Much More

    What a blast it was to record this episode with Alisa! I hope you guys absolutely love it!

    Alisa has an undergraduate degree in math and philosophy and a master’s degree in teaching. Last year Alisa transitioned from teaching to UX design and she’s currently with Microsoft EDU in Seattle working on a really cool OneNote Education product for teachers and students.

    We talked about her journey and what she learned along the way. We also discussed why exactly having a mentor (or mentors) from your industry is very important to success.

    Alisa also recommended a few resources and books that helped her get started and move forward. The links to all of them are in the episode notes below.

    I can’t wait for you guys to listen to this! This is a really awesome episode!

    Tune in!

    Notes:

    Hexagon UX — UX Mentorship organization 
    Hacking STEM — Blog of the Hacking STEM team at Microsoft

    Books:
    Information Architecture
    Understanding Context
    About Face: Essentials of Interaction Design
    Fooled By Randomness
    Skin In The Game

    • 55 min
    Episode #18 - Tom Chaffin on Following the Passion for UX Later in the Career

    Episode #18 - Tom Chaffin on Following the Passion for UX Later in the Career

    In this episode, I had a pleasure of speaking with Tom Chaffin from Lancaster, PA about his life story and how he found his passion in user experience. Tom and his team won a grant a few years ago and worked on a mobile app and that's when he knew UX is what he wanted to do next. We also discussed some constructive advice for people who are just starting their UX career as well as for those who are pivoting into UX from other walks of life. 

    I really enjoyed it and I hope you love it as well!

    PS If you enjoy listening to this podcast, please consider leaving a 5 star review on the platform of your choice. It would mean a lot to me and it will also help get these valuable conversations to reach more people out there.

    • 46 min
    Episode #17 - A Real Story of Pivoting from Account Marketing Career to UX

    Episode #17 - A Real Story of Pivoting from Account Marketing Career to UX

    Hey folks! Thank you for tuning in! Today I had an awesome guest Libby Yeh who shared her story of transitioning from a career in Account Marketing to first a programming school and then UX. She also provided valuable advice for people who are just graduating college or are also contemplating a career change.

    It’s a fascinating conversation from which I learned a lot myself and hopefully you will also find it very informative.

    Tune in and thank you for listening to our podcast today!

    Notes: Twitter UX community people mentioned in the episode: Jared Spool, Nick Finck, Joe Natoli

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    • 42 min
    Episode #16 - Dark UX Patterns: Deep and Philosophical Discussion with Doug Collins and Pavel Samsonov

    Episode #16 - Dark UX Patterns: Deep and Philosophical Discussion with Doug Collins and Pavel Samsonov

    Thank you so much for tuning in! Do we have something awesome for you! We got together with Doug Collins and Pavel Samsonov late last night to chat about Dark UX Patterns since these things have been getting out of hand lately and they are not always necessarily black and white. We have a lot of research based insights from Doug and rather interesting philosophical thoughts from Pavel. We really hope you enjoy it!

    Here are some of the materials that have been mentioned in our conversation:


    Examples of dark UX confirm shaming - https://confirmshaming.tumblr.com/
    Senate bill - https://twitter.com/MarkWarner/status/1115660831969153025
    Hotel booking study - https://behavioralscientist.org/consumers-are-becoming-wise-to-your-nudge/
    Shining a Light on Dark Patterns - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3431205
    Fake numbers behind dark UX techniques - https://twitter.com/OphirHarpaz/status/1184486445039411201
    Tweet about preserving user trust - https://twitter.com/hober/status/1134509819937906688

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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