February 23-25, 2022
Online, Timezone GMT-5

What the Soviet Space Program Taught Me About Development

The space race was one of the great dramatic stories of the 20th century. For space nuts like me, this era is compelling. It’s also highly instructive for digital product developers. Engineers drove the innovation that pushed us beyond earth. The lessons they learned can help us today as we make apps, sites, and software. The Soviet side of the story is less understood, and a cautionary tale for dev teams and leaders.

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Dean Schuster


Partner at truematter, a user experience design & strategy firm, Dean has created user-centered digital products for 25 years. He oversees truematter’s UX practice which specializes in defining, designing, and building complex, data-intensive, digital products.His expertise includes UX strategy & Design, user research, prototyping, user testing, and building UX-focused teams. He regularly speaks and writes on these subjects. Dean is also an avid ultra marathoner, reader, and traveler.

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