Tampa Bay, Florida, United States
As you enter the location, there will be a security gate. Use the intercom system to let the security desk know you are there to attend World IA Day. Each registered participant's name will be on a list and they will let you through the gate. Once in the parking lot, follow signs to the main entrance and find the welcome table.
My interest in Information Architecture comes from the efficacy of strategy and structure in its ability to improve quality of life. The prospect of participating in World IA Day 2017 with the local and global community of likeminded advocates is simply exciting. I look forward to seeing everyone on 2.18.17!
Driven by her passion to learn, share and grow the practice of information architecture in her community, Amy brought World IA Day to Tampa Bay in 2015. She is the Global Executive Producer for World IA Day 2017 and is honored to serve teams around the world who bring this celebration to their community. In her professional life, Amy founded Dots & Cubes, a Tampa-based consulting firm specializing in information architecture and user experience design.
A passionate advocate for user-centered design, Seth has been leading user experience projects, directing teams and guiding professionals in their career development for over 12 years. He was a speaker at World IA Day Tampa in 2015 where he gave a talk on Human Behavior in Information Architecture. He currently serves as UX Architect at Accusoft where he leads design for their new SaaS technologies and other product suites.
Just about two years ago I was introduced to the world of UX quite by accident. I was sitting in a meeting at a new job and people were talking about the need for a group to govern user experience (UX) at our company. Something about that resonated within me and I threw myself into learning more about UX design. After joining a few local UX meetups, I came in contact with Amy Espinosa who was the city leader for WIAD Tampa Bay in 2015 and 2016. She brought me on as the Content Strategist for WIAD 2016 and after our 2016 celebration, I took on the challenge of City Leader for 2017.
I'm looking forward to another great WIAD in 2017. I've got a fantastic team working with me to continue laying the ground work for a strong IA community in the Tampa Bay Area.
In the coming weeks, you will be able to meet the team on our local site and in person at our 2017 celebration to be held on February 18th @PSCU in St. Petersburg, FL.