Joint UX Summer Picnic – Saturday Aug. 22nd

Please join PhillyCHI, UsabilityNJ, UPA Delaware Valley and PANMA for a summer picnic at Washington Crossing Historic Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and Time: Saturday, Aug. 22nd, 2009, 1:00pm (Event will be held on Saturday, rain or shine)
Location:
Washington Crossing Historic Park (General Washington Pavilion)

Lord Sterling Rd. and Embarcation Rd.
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/mulvts
Park Website: http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/visit/index.htm
RSVP: phillychi@gmail.com (Please indicate the total number of attendees)

Please join PhillyCHI, UsabilityNJ, UPA Delaware Valley and PANMA for a family-friendly affair (children and significant others are more than welcome). We’ve reserved a pavilion at Washington Crossing Historic Park, located right on the Delaware River. Feel free to bring Frisbees, wiffle ball sets, or any other items to add to the festivities. Park amenities include historic buildings, monuments, trails, scenery, etc. that you can explore before or after the picnic.

We have reserved the General Washington park pavilion, which is a covered pavilion with picnic tables and grills. Bathroom facilities are located next to the pavilion. Food and drinks will be provided by none other than Marilyn Tremaine from UsabilityNJ (we hear she’s a fantastic cook). The menu will accommodate children, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. It will also be appropriate for people with a variety of allergies and other dietary needs.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted in the park. Dogs are welcome at the pavilion as long as they are leashed (visitors must also clean up after their dogs).

Parking and Location Details:
There is no formal address for the pavilion. The most visible landmark is the pavilion’s bathroom, a small brown building which is located at the corner of Lord Sterling Rd. and Embarcation Rd. There is a parking area to the right of the bathroom along Embarcation Rd., and a sign next to the bathroom marked “General Washington.” Next to that sign is a short pathway leading to the pavilion.

About Our Sponsors

About MISI Company
MISI COMPANY provides Experience Design and Sourcing consulting to Fortune 500 and mid-market organizations in the public and private sector. In business for more than 30 years, MISI’s team of sourcing professionals, technology thought leaders, experience design strategists and architects, audience experience analysts, creative designers, and technical system architects build our client relationships on a foundation of subject matter expertise and industry leadership.

MISI’s Experience Design (XD) group helps clients ensure the mutual success of every interaction between the business and its audience. Whether the XD team is evaluating the performance of existing interactions and user interfaces, designing and developing new ones, or validating business concepts and prototypes, MISI provides the objective, evidence-based guidance necessary to craft experiences that deliver both qualitative and quantitative business results.

MISI’s Sourcing group sources the most sought-after technical talent currently available. We provide access to quality candidates in web technology, application development and infrastructure support. MISI has more than 500 consultants staffed in a myriad of capacities from Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Architects to Developers, Testers and Help Desk.

About Marketing Capital Management
Part of the Intelligent Capital Network of companies, Marketing Capital Management brings decades of experience to the table in the marketing and talent acquisition fields. As a trusted partner of advertising agencies and marketing groups throughout the US, MCM has made a dramatic impact on our clients’ bottom line.

We understand that the longer a position goes unfilled, the bigger the impact on your business. We know you don’t get the time you would like to be able to find and interview dozens of candidates to find that just right person – the one with the personality that fits your team and the skill set to jump right into everything you need to get done… That’s where we excel.

Our management team and recruiters have the expertise to understand your requirements and we have access to the top talent in the United States to be able to fulfill those requirements efficiently and timely.

As a market leader we are highly selective in client and candidate selection, focusing on our core competencies in advertising and marketing specialties.

Our success is in the talent of our employees and the unique process we utilize.

About Anikto
Named after the Greek word for “open,” the purpose of Anikto LLC is to explore barrier-free design in a variety of digital contexts. The consultancy operates as a firm evangelist for universal design principles, endorsing the creation of highly utile media that benefits users and meets stakeholder objectives. Recent investigations include the adaptation of virtual technologies to social media initiatives and government-funded accessibility projects. Visit http://anikto.com or follow on Twitter @anikto.

About the Participating Organizations

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 http://phillychi.acm.org/.

About UsabilityNJ
UsabilityNJ, the New Jersey chapter of the Usability Professionals Association, is an organization of professionals in user interface design and development and related fields that supports usable design in products and services. Learn more at http://usabilitynj.org/.

About UPA Delaware Valley
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) provides networking and professional development opportunities for usability professionals, information architects, designers, and other professionals and students in the Philadelphia metro area, including Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. More information is available at http://upadelawarevalley.org/.

About PANMA
The Philadelphia Area New Media Association serves individuals and companies involved in digital development. We are web designers, graphic artists, database developers, programmers, information architects, marketers and other professionals. For more information, visit http://www.panma.org/.