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How to Build Habit-Forming Products Workshop

Learn how to build repeat engagement in this in-depth product development strategy workshop presented by Nir Eyal

In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to "hook" users?

Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, has constructed a practical framework and process for designing better products. This development process gives product managers, designers, and marketers a new way for thinking of the necessary components of changing user behavior. Nir will share the tactics of companies like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp and Twitter use to drive engagement.

Who should attend this workshop:
This seminar is for anyone seeking to understand habit-forming product design. The workshop is tailored to product managers, entrepreneurs or designers working in companies large and small. Although no previous background is required, attendees are encouraged to come to the workshop with a product or business idea in mind. 

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Gold Ballroom 4, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $199 USD (plus taxes and fees)

How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register for this workshop!


Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium

Presented by John Mark Walker, Founder, Open Source Entrepreneur Network -

Everyone uses open source now; that much is a given. It's not so much about whether you use open source, but how do you optimize your usage and contributions. How do you transform your engineering and product management organizations to incorporate open source? How do you clear legal hurdles without putting your company at risk? How do you take advantage of the innovation happening on the upstream platforms while continuing to deliver products on schedule? What is the best way to participate in these upstream communities and ecosystems? And if you sell a product, how do you utilize open source platforms and sell something that can be obtained for free?

In this symposium from the Open Source Entrepreneur Network, we will:
+ Discuss the myriad of business models for selling open source-based products and services
+ Investigate potential legal landmines around contributing to and using open source software
+ Look at best practices for incorporating the best of upstream open source innovation into your organization

The most successful organizations will be the ones that optimize the above - learn why participating and collaborating can be the key to building out your business and product strategy.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Plaza III, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $150 USD

How to Register:
Pre-registration is required. Add this symposium to your existing Open Source Summit North America registration here



Hacking for Humanity - A Social Innovation Hackathon with Girls in Tech

The Linux Foundation has teamed up with Girls in Tech Los Angeles to bring its members a unique two-day hackathon program to tackle global challenges. We invite women and men across all fields, including developers, designers, product developers, and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of social innovation or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business. Click here to learn more and to register for the event.

Date + Time: Thursday, September 14, 10:00 am - Friday, September 15, 6:00 pm
Location: Plaza I/II, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: Complimentary - Register Here!



Linux Security Summit

The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

Dates: Thursday, September 14 - Friday, September 15
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (subject to change)
Location: Gold 3, JW Marriott LA Live
Registration Cost: $100 USD

How To Register: 
If you have already registered for OSS North America, you can add Linux Security Summit to your existing registration here
If you would like to attend Linux Security Summit only, please register here.



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