I had the pleasure of attending and participating in the first Minnesota product camp. It was well-organized, attended and the willingness of those to share was great. This isn’t my first product management camp and it won’t be the last.
Why? Product camps are a great place for product management professionals and leaders to step away from the day-to-day and engage in a day of learning and networking. There’s an air of strength and camaraderie at each event.
I asked the team in Minnesota and posted the question via Twitter, “why did you hold a product camp before creating a local product management association?” I got various answers, but the consistent theme was “we believed this was the best route to bring the community together and build from there.”
I recognize that each product management professional has different needs and product camps, product management associations, and even product management potlucks (yes, they have those in Austin) are a great place to connect, collaborate and commiserate about product management and how to become more effective and successful.
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