Leveraging Community to Build Great Products with Etsy’s Nickey Skarstad

Nickey Skarstad will preview her Forge Conference talk for PhillyCHI and tell us about Etsy’s heart and soul – its community.

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Leveraging Community to Build Great Products

It is the people who power the marketplace. So how does Etsy make sure that when they build products for their customers, it’s to their advantage? As the Group Product Manager of Shop Management, Nickey Skarstad will share Etsy’s people-powered development process. She’ll talk about Etsy’s unique prototyping process, discuss the ways in which they collect and apply customer feedback, and share different strategies to help your users accept and even embrace change. In her talk, Nickey will back up her learnings with a range of real Etsy examples, share how they have leveraged community through the product development process, and send you packing feeling empowered to work with your own community to create a new product.

About Nickey Skarstad

Nickey Skarstad is a Group Product Manager on Etsy’s Shop Management team. She’s worked with Etsy sellers for over five years helping to build the tools that power their creative businesses. On the weekends, you can usually find her biking around Brooklyn or flying home to Minnesota to sharpen her waning midwestern accent.

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI.

Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter @PhillyCHI.