STAY IN TOUCH!
Humans tend to learn new things best when we do it in social context. When we see someone else do it, learn how to do it ourselves, then teach someone else to do it.
We think you can become an advocate for the user, even if you're not a UX Designer. That every project manager, engineer, designer, account manager, team lead, QA tester and infosec expert could use UX and design-thinking in their everyday work. That anyone making, selling, or supporting technology could be well-served to connect with the users of their products, or at least work with others to do so.
We want to help you and your team to make this happen, and give you tools to build your team from the ground up. Hang out with us and learn the basics of user research, prototyping, usability testing, accessibility, and how to plan, budget and execute all this.
We like to work fun, hands-on, relevant, IRL.
Right now we're working in in small group workshops and with teams in Portland, Oregon, and thinking about how to make this happen online.