04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

 

04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

DOKU.TECH 2017

July 21st, 2017

The newly renovated Lumbardhi will be home of the all-day tech conference DOKU.TECH on August 5.

Marking its 5th edition, DOKU.TECH will continue bringing together individuals with tech-talents, top-tier speakers, and great thinkers and doers.

The event will bring talks and Q&A-s from global tech-leaders, master classes, workshop sessions, hands-on activities, panel discussions, and great networking opportunities with an enthusiastic tech-crowd!

Throughout history, technological development has aroused Hope, Fear and Everything in Between Hope was sometimes exaggerated, even unjustified. But more often it was fear that was unfounded, based on ignorance and misunderstanding. Some hand-picked great minds will be there to discuss these concepts together.

Join us to listen, question, doubt, suggest and discuss and don’t hesitate to bring your fears, hopes and everything in between!

Speakers Bio

Susan Gregg
Co-Founder ModCloth, Forbes 30 under 30
Susan started ModCloth when she was just 17. ModCloth was operated out of dorm rooms and basements for four years, and after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, Susan and husband/co-founder Eric Koger made the decision to expand and sell vintage-inspired clothing from talented indie designers all over the world. Today ModCloth has grown into a thriving business of over 270 employees, and the company has gained attention for its dedication to customer engagement on the site, as well as for being a vanguard in the social media sphere. Susan was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #2 Top Entrepreneur under 30 ” and named to BusinessWeek’s 2010 list of the “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs.” She was also named to Fortunes Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs List in 2010, Forbes 30 Under 30 in Technology List, and she was named a White House Champion of Change in 2011.

Eric Koger
Founder ModCloth, Forbes 30 under 30
Eric co-founded ModCloth, an innovative online retailer of vintage inspired fashion and décor, known for collaborating with its global community of female customers on the development of inspiring merchandise. Eric hopes to eventually change the way fashion and décor are developed, discovered, and delivered around the globe. He has been recognized by both Inc., BusinessWeek, and Forbes as a top entrepreneur under 30.

Courtney Scott
Austin based award-winning designer
Award-winning designer Courtney Skott combines an unusual array of approaches, interests and skills in her work on furniture and environmental projects, which showcase her love of modernism and sustainable materials. Her strong color sensibility, combined with a meticulous attention to finishes, patterns, layers and texture, was a driving force in her work as Lead Designer for Materials & Environments at Coalesse, a division of Steelcase. Her work has been shown at The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, LIMN Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, and published in Surface Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Design*Sponge, and MocoLoco. Her collectible furniture pieces are also held in several notable private art collections.

Roland Osborne
Co-Founder Olark (Y Combinator)
Roland Osborne is the Co-Founder of Olark.com, a Palo Alto based start-up focused on enhancing relationships on the web. Olark’s current product enables businesses and clients to connect one-on-one via live chat that’s truly a pleasure to use for all parties involved. Olark (known as Hab.la at the time) was admitted to the Y Combinator program. Having had a lifelong passion for design, Roland headed up design and UX for Olark as well build a company that is focused on personal growth and happiness.

Lane Becker
Strategist, 18F (A division of the US government)
Lane Becker has been hanging out on the Web since it was invented, from his first job setting up websites for the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 to his first failed startup in 1999, then on to more successful ventures: co-founding one of the world’s first user experience design firms, Adaptive Path, in 2001, and online customer service community platform Get Satisfaction in 2007.

At Adaptive Path, Lane ran the consulting practice as well as the New Ventures program, which aided early-stage startups with product development in exchange for equity, and developed Measure Map, a blog analytics tool acquired by Google in 2005 and incorporated into Google Analytics. Adaptive Path was acquired by Capital One Bank in 2014, and Get Satisfaction by the social marketing firm Sprinklr in 2015.
Lane is currently at 18F, a new division of the United States government working to bring modern digital practices to government. Previous to 18F, he worked with the non-profit Code for America, which provides similar services at the city level, as their Director of Products and Startups.
In 2012, Lane co-authored “Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work,” a New York Times bestselling business book about building a practice of continuous innovation into organizations.

Mark Etem
Service Design and Innovation
Mark is a design thinking and lean startup coach with practical experience in implementing both methodologies. His specialties are startups, rapid prototyping and service design. Born in San Francisco, studied in CU Boulder, he is an avid traveler and student of life, living by the perspective best described by Tom Chi, “Don’t guess. Learn.”

Max Gurvits
Startup Troublemaker
Max Gurvits is a US/European entrepreneur and investor. Graduated as a lawyer, Max founded an online legal services company in Amsterdam in 2008. In 2011, he sold the business and moved to Bulgaria, where he co-founded one of the biggest regional tech acceleration programs and seed funds (Eleven Startup Accelerator and EUR 12m seed fund), and later an angel investment syndicate, called Teres Angels. Active in Europe and the Middle East as startup advisor and investor, Max is particularly focused on Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Masterclasses:

Anibar
Anibar Junkyard Robots: A creative route to a greener Earth
Rapid changes in technology, changes in media, falling prices, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of electronic waste around the globe. Join us for an alternative use of your e-waste. The Anibar Junkyard Robots Workshop aims to promote creative reuse of electronic parts through animation. Your old computers, phones, or printers turned into action figures used to create short stop-motion animation films. A life cycle of material usage!

Elina Zheleva & Mark Etem
Design Thinking Masterclass
This Design Thinking Masterclass will focus on the principles of low-fidelity prototyping and testing with end-users. Mark and Elina will show various techniques e.g. pen and paper wire-frames and storyboards to demonstrate the power of rapid prototyping and how you could test new ideas and decrease development time and cost.

 Demo Area

Zombie Soup
Captain 13
Beyond the Hero is an endless arcade shooter set in multiple galaxies of the universe. You are Captain 13, the sole survivor of a voyager fleet sent with the mission of clearing asteroid clusters. Your mission is one you may not return from, but it is a matter of life or death for the explorers travelling to these galaxies to colonize and expand humanity’s borders throughout the universe. You and your ship cruise through the galaxy where you have to destroy as many meteors as you can target. The larger your score, the safer the galaxies!