GDI Careers: A Day in the Life of a Product/Project Manager (6-event series)

Brad's Deals - 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Thu, Oct 16, 2014, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Are you trying to break into the tech field? Curious about what its like to work in different technical positions? Looking to hire members for your team? Join us for the six event GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life”  and learn more about important pieces of a tech team.

In our second event of the speaker series, hear from a panel of ladies from different companies and at different points in their career about how they came to be a product/project manager, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

Schedule for the evening

6:00 - 6:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

6:15 - 7:00 Panelist Perspectives

7:00 - 7:30 Moderated and Open Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 Networking

Employers and recruiters are welcome to attend and bring marketing materials to share with attendees following the panel! Please note that you will be attending when you RSVP so that you can be announced.

RSVP for the other panels in the series at the links below:

Tues, Sep 30  - Designer

Thur, Oct 16  - Product/Project Manager (RSVP HERE)

Wed, Nov 5  - Executive

Wed, Nov 19  - Technical Recruiter

Wed, Dec 3  - QA Engineer

Wed, Dec 17  - Developer

Attendance is free for this and all events in the speaker series! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.


Street and garage parking is available for a fee.

Some of Our Panelists:

Amy Bourne: Currently in VP of Product role at Brad's Deals.  I have over 18 years experience developing products that solve for problems (or create opportunities) in the advertising & marketing, online media and leisure, travel & tourism industries across web, app and SAAS platforms.  My sweet spot is working with start-up or early stage companies poised to reach the next level of organizational growth. 

Johanna Capecci: She has been in product development for 9 years working with a wide variety of clients, ranging from small start-ups to large enterprise organizations, and have used every project methodology that exists in the industry.  As an avid gamer, she often compares product management to a game of Tetris- you have variables of all shapes and sizes coming at you (sometimes at crazy speeds) that you have to make fit in some pretty innovative ways. There is nothing more amazing than working with a talented team of stakeholders to make a great idea come to life, and shes honored to be sharing some of her experiences with all of you!

Kathy Chung: Kathy's the Lead Iteration Manager at Spartz Inc. She's been in the software project management role for 8+ years in a variety of industries, including e-retail, advertising, and financial trading. Kathy specializes in tailoring different project management styles to work with multi-faceted teams to get the most effective results. She's also an avid photographer who tends to get a little too excited about food.

Arelia Jones: Arelia has a lifelong passion for the web, but only discovered a career as a web project manager after several years studying and working in business. Over the last 3 years, Arelia has worked as both a digital producer/project manager and as a digital product manager for companies including a boutique web agency, a major media brand and an international marketing firm. She has produced sites and web features for in-house brands and external clients in a variety of industries. In the past year she's transitioned from permanent to freelance roles, giving her the opportunity to work on a variety of notable projects and experience different project management methodologies.

HOSTED BY: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 


Thursday, Oct 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Brad's Deals
640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago