I was in Austin, Texas recently and, following the rules of UX Adventure, I took the opportunity to coordinate with some Austin UXers to meet at a local bar. On the day of the meetup, I checked my Twitter account and noticed that our rendezvous had been tweeted by something called “AustinUX.org.” I didn’t give the tweet that much thought until I arrived at the appointed place that evening and met the Tweeter: Vitorio Miliano. Among many other things, we discussed his role in the Austin UX community, as a connector of UX events and people.

This got me thinking about my own UX community, in the Washington, DC area. Like Vitorio, our local UX Connector, Maxim Leyzerovich, has multiple channels he uses to convey UX events and happenings to others in the Greater DC area. Because of Maxim’s efforts, I regularly see DC-based UX events in my Facebook feed and Twitter stream, making it easy for me and others to stay on top of current happenings.

See full article: Lebson, Cory. “The Hidden Value of UX Connectors and the Future of Our Community.” UX Magazine, Article No. 1219. (April 10, 2014).

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