Quite simply, ProductCamp Sydney 2013 on June 1st as the biggest and easily the best Australian Product Camp held to date! It was also part of Vivid Sydney which helped build the profile of the event.
To get a sense of how popular ProductCamp was this year, all tickets were snapped up 6 weeks before the event. We’re excited about this as it means Sydney has the potential to rival Silicon Valley and London in terms of people. It also puts Australia well and truly on the world map for product managers interested in community, sharing ideas and in advancing their profession.
We had some fabulous sponsors who made ProductCamp possible.
IAB provided the breakfast. And if you don’t know IAB, well you should! And to those of you who attended they will even provide free Honorary Membership! Atlassian provided the venue and pizzas! And a brilliant venue it was. MGSM provided our top prize, A 3 day course in Design Thinking. GfK, one of the world’s leading research companies, provided morning and afternoon tea. Finally, Brainmates, provided tea, coffee, water and our 2nd top prize, a 3 day course in “Essentials of Product Management”.
KeyNote #1 – Paul Gray, CMO, Bubble Gum Interactive.
Paul Gray, our first key note speaker (and rock star Product Manager!) told us a ‘Buffalo Bill’ story of being a Product manager in Start-Up land. For all you aspiring entrepreneurs, Paul provides some first-hand experience and key tips.
KeyNote #2 – Matthew Hodgson, CIO. Scrum Coach. Experience Architect (UX).
Matthew Hodgson provided the slickest and funniest talk of the day. Agile and lean aficionados, check it out – The New New Product Development Game
We had 16 other talks and 3 parallel streams running through the day.
Here are just some of the presentations:
- David Neale presenting Introducing Cohort Analysis
- Aaron Wallis on Employing Social Data for Passive Insights
- Samantha Yorke on Future trends in digital advertising
- Shaun Clowes on Engineering Engagement through Growth Hacking – What, How and Why?
- Roy McBurney on Adapting to Change
- Dan Rather and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky on Leveraging Your Brand to Drive Product Success
Eric Schied was the lucky door prize winner. He put his business card in the bowl at the start of the event and duly received a $200 bottle of Dom Perignon!
Presented by Toby Tester, President of Product Camp Sydney.
Simon Mainwaring was another lucky door prize winner. He picked up the Brainmates’ 3 -day course in “Essentials of Product Management” valued at $2799.
Presented by Natalie Yan-Chatonsky, Head of Consulting at Brainmates.
The winner of our best speaker prize was Shaun Clowes! His talk was on “Engineering Engagement through Growth Hacking – What, How and Why?” People were simply blown away and provided some of the most important learnings of the day for Product Managers.
He picked up the MGSM 3-day course in Design Thinking valued at $4,620.
Presented by Jenny Rickard, Director of Open Programs at MGSM.