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The Ladder - Free Google Design Sprint Training while Solving Local Problems

The Ladder

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 from 18:45 to 21:00 (IST)

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Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder" - learn Google Design Sprints, while solving real problems for local non-profits and communities. Join our meet-up every Tuesday, Dublin 6:45pm to 9pm.

// What you will learn
(The workshop can be joined at any time, but you'll get the most out of it by attending all 6 weeks. If you can't attend see below for online and custom workshops)

In this free interactive workshop, you will learn the skills and methods necessary to plan and execute your own Design Sprint - and be certification-ready - while directly helping non-profits, charities and early start-ups solve critical problems.

We are "The Ladder" - our mission is to solve problems that matter using technology frameworks and people in technology to help Ireland reach the global sustainable development goals by 2030. We'll guide you along the way to ensure you can run your own design sprint a with tips on how you can incorporate these techniques in unique ways within your team and organization. We will cover high-level aspects of the Google Ventures Sprint Method and will lead you through each of the five stages of the process.

This group runs through a full design sprint on building a real product for a non-profit, charity or early stage start-up over 6 weeks (each night represents about 1 day of a design sprint).  

The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner- while doing some real work helping a needy charity or an early stage start-up.

What you get:
* Free CDST Training to be certification-ready
* The knowledge that you have helped a non-profit, community directly or indirectly
* Pre-requisites completed for CDSF - certified facilitator.

// Who should attend
Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, product managers, product owners, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs can leverage this methodology to drive meaningful change. Founders, team leads, product managers, marketers, engineers, designers, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary.

// Our Facilitators

Colm Byrne
Colm Byrne is product manager and owner of the digital agency Flout.IO . He has created his own start-ups and helped Apple, JP Morgan, The AA, 118, Paddy Power Betfair and the guys who invented the hula hoop - build ground-breaking products.

Ruta Danyte

Ruta Danyte is an interdisciplinary communicator. She blends together creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, and communities. Her projects explore human development in the idea age. Connect with Ruta at

Francesco Alioso
Francesco is design-obsessed with an eye for detail and beauty developed from a foundation in modern Italian furniture design and a childhood spent hacking toys and building machines. As a professional web designer with over 15 years experience, he now applies his cross-disciplinary skills to serve new frontiers in social causes.

Mardea Gartree
Project manager and board member of a non-profit organisation in her community in Laois. Mardea understands the challenges and issues affecting non-profits in local communities.

Kevin O’Connell
Kevin has over twenty-five years’ experience working in Industrial Design, model making and prototyping, e-learning and web technologies. Has recently become immersed in the black art of user experience - making it easier for people to interact with technology.

// Agenda
Each project team will have a facilitator and a nonprofit organisation to work on for the next 6 weeks. Join any project team you prefer.

// What to bring
Pen, notebook

// What if I can't attend?
The Ladder provides custom training and facilitates training for corporations and enterprises. Get in touch.

This is a free workshop bringing like-minded makers and thinkers together to collaborate on learning how to innovate and build things that matter. 1) Everyone is welcome and everyone has a role. 2) We start on time so try and arrive on time.

Do you have questions about The Ladder - Free Google Design Sprint Training while Solving Local Problems? Contact The Ladder

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Zendesk EMEA HQ
55 Charlemont Place
Saint Kevin's
D02 F985 Dublin

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 from 18:45 to 21:00 (IST)

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The Ladder

 The Ladder is a community of over 600 cross functional professionals organised to help Ireland (and other countries) reach their UN Sustainable Development Goals targets by 2030 using innovation and technology frameworks.

Non-profits, communities and innovators can scale their impact using the same frameworks that technology companies use to scale globally. The Ladder runs direct action workshops with these frameworks called Sprints to target a specific problem or opportunity, ideate, develop solutions, prototype and test with real users. This highly tested and structured approach can save months of effort working on the wrong problem or solution to give real useable data for a non-profit, community or innovator to impact at scale and help us reach the SDG goals by 2030.

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