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As always, anyone who is interested in getting involved with Refresh Dallas is welcome. This is a great opportunity to gain additional experience in many areas: public speaking, leadership, planning, organizational skills, and more. Not only that but you'll be able to list on your resume an organization with a rich history of great presentations going back nearly 10 years! If you are interested, please contact me and I'll be happy to chat about how you can contribute to this wonderful organization.

Jeff Whitfield

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Kim Harris

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Knowing what users want is the job of a software designer. They spend years building their careers on a foundation of empathy and understanding; they spend months crafting beautiful and delightful experiences; they spend days validating and testing to provide the optimal solution to the most stress-inducing problems.

DEVELOPERS—your job is to understand what designers want… right?

WRONG.

Knowing what users want is the job of the designer... AND the developer.

Yes, we actually have the same job. Gasp. 

It’s a known fact that the relationship between designers and developers is the key to any successful software project, and yet, collaboration between the two can be quite rocky. So, why can’t we all just get along? Let’s talk about how to strengthen that relationship by offering empathy and understanding, crafting delightful experiences, and removing the most stress-inducing problems we all face.

About Kim Harris

Kim Harris is a Senior UX Designer at projekt202 and has worked in the tech industry for the past 10+ years. Her background in front-end development has given her the opportunity to experience both sides of the designer-developer spectrum. And the result? An understanding of the true value and impact of interdisciplinary collaboration. In fact, some of her best friends are developers!

Kim is passionate about Lean principles and organizational design, and continues to push the edges of her comfort zone by volunteering to speak at meetups.

Kim Harris

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Plano, TX 75024
P: (214) 613-4444
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NOTE: Should you have any issues getting into the building, call or text Jeff Whitfield at 214-274-5796.

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Garrett Dimon

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Some days are going to suck. Really bad. In some cases, weeks, months, or even years can be incredibly rough. Other times will be great. Business, like life, will have its ups and downs. The key isn’t to chase the ups and dodge the downs. It’s to embrace the journey knowing that it will never be a straight line. After several years dealing with medical issues that ultimately led to an elective below-knee amputation, Garrett is bouncing back.