Products That Count is a community of product managers and innovators. If you want to be the first to hear about new programs, sign up for our newsletter at productsthatcount.com TOPIC: Slack Product Lead on Product Meets Improv. The tech industry tells you that you need to be smarter and work harder to do better. As product management becomes more demanding, it's important to develop your skills in creative ways. That said, how can you continue to get better as a PM and have fun at the same time? Slack Product Lead Ellie Powers talks about how performing improv comedy has helped her become a better product manager - sharing the secret to owning a crowd on stage and in your product career. About the Speaker: Ellie Powers is a Director of Product at Slack - where she manages a team focused on optimizing the platform experience. Prior to joining Slack, she worked at Google for over 6 years - working on the Chrome browser and Google Play products. In addition, Ellie worked on product teams based in Europe for TalkTalk and VirtuOz. Following internships at Microsoft and Pfizer, she also worked at Microsoft for 4 years in program management. Ellie holds a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and currently lives in the Bay Area. AGENDA6.50pm: Doors Open7.30pm: Welcome & Introductions7.35pm: Session Begins(7.45pm: Doors Close)8.20pm: Shoutouts8.25pm: Networking & Fun9pm: Event Ends PERKS & HAPPINESS:Yummy dinner from local favorites - on us, of course! We also share discounts and freebies in our newsletter. Products That Count is a non-profit organization. If for any reason you can't make it to our event, or didn't like it, email us and we'll be happy to refund your money. Please try to do it early so that someone on the waitlist can take your spot. Starting March 2017, our host Yelp has asked that we close the RSVP list 48 hours prior to the event date, for security reasons. Make sure to get your ticket before that! Please note this event will be recorded and we reserve the right to share attendee information with our partners. Venue Details: Yelp Headquarters, 140 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco 94105, United States. Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking | Startups. Sub-Categories:Conferences | Engineering & Technology | Technology,Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking. Artists / Speakers: Ellie Powers. Prices:Early Bird: USD 22.85,General: USD 28.16.