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Jonathon Colman
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Work From Home Excuse Generator: http://wfh.ninja/
Need a reason to work from home? Get some of the most effective excuses as voted by the community. WFH.Ninja is the best way to start your day!
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WOOHOO! +Marja Huhta and I just signed a lease on a house in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle. We'll move there with #bestdogever near the end of August/early September.

+Herkimer Coffee: you best start stocking up now! :)
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Welcome baaaaaaaaack! (preemptively)
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HELLO SEXY CITY
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YOU GUYS +Yelp has the best closed sign ever! #dplusg +Designers + Geeks
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Hiking Red Rocks with +Marja Huhta before the last night of +The Avett Brothers playing here—live all the colors and steep angles!
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Second night of The Avett Brothers playing at Red Rocks.
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Today was a good day. Also, I did a bit of walking.
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My Charge is giving me credit for playing the piano... So I also had a lot of steps on Saturday! (Prepping for Sunday morning church gig.)
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Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…
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Why yes, +OneBusAway — I would like to go to Puget Sound. ❤️✈️😀 
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SO EXCITED to talk about ambiguity in UX design tonight at +Designers + Geeks in San Francisco!

I'll be showing case studies about communicating with aliens, warning people in the future about nuclear waste, and grappling with the ambiguity we all face when we design not for 1 year, or even 10 years, but for 10,000 years or more.

Hope to see you at +Yelp HQ for a journey of over 1.2 quadrillion miles through space and time!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/designers-geeks-4th-anniversary-ambiguity-in-design-tickets-17515287697
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Can't make it? I've got slides, transcript and VIDEO at http://www.jonathoncolman.org/2015/05/21/wicked-ambiguity/
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Education
  • University of Washington
    M.S., Information Management, 2011 - 2013
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Certificate, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), 1997 - 1998
  • Michigan Technological University
    B.S., Scientifiic and Technical Communication (STC), 1993 - 1997
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Jonathon D. Colman, Jon Colman, jcolman, jdcolman, burkinaboy
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Product UX + Content Strategy at Facebook. Keynote speaker, Webby Award winner, introvert by nature, feminist by choice.
Introduction

Hi! I’m Jonathon Colman. I’m not ignoring you, I’m just introverted. Despite this, I’m a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook, the social network. Yeah, I’m surprised by that, too.

Previously, I was the principle experience architect at REI and managed global digital marketing for The Nature Conservancy. I also served overseas in the Peace Corps (Burkina Faso, West Africa: 1999-2000) and worked in conservation nonprofits for almost a decade.

I’ve spoken at over 70 tech events on five continents and earned a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington in 2013. I also studied Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and technical communication at Michigan Technological University.

All of that makes me a nerd, but don’t worry—I’m one of the good ones.

You can find me on Facebook or Twitter @jcolman. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, Marja Huhta and our dog, Prim (a.k.a. #bestdogever).

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Married in New Zealand: http://goo.gl/vQ6qi
Work
Occupation
Product UX + Content Strategy
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Content strategy, information architecture, user experience, public speaking
Employment
  • Facebook, Inc.
    Product UX + Content Strategy, 2013 - present
    Lead content strategy for platform and search products with billions of interactions/day. Develop and scale a team of 3 focused on content strategy for 20+ products. Build products involving location, privacy, and integrations with third-party apps. Plan, structure, design, and write content for product user experiences.
  • REI
    Principle User Experience Architect, 2012 - 2013
    Created enterprise content standards and governance workflows. Structured and modeled content metadata for findability and reusability. Developed business cases for cross-channel content experiences and apps.
  • REI
    SEO, Inbound Marketing, 2008 - 2012
    Grew organic search by 160% to nearly 50M visits and $100M in sales/year. Organized an agile dev team of 12 people focused on search, navigation, and SEO. Managed $200k budget, contracted with external agencies and consultants.
  • The Nature Conservancy
    Associate Director, Digital Marketing, 2004 - 2008
    Led global web marketing, advertising, and production teams to build awareness. Directed SEO, paid search, and partnerships yielding millions of dollars in donations. Developed strategy for implementing core technologies, including CMS and analytics.
  • Barbara Thomas Fellowship Program
    Internet Marketing Fellow (Australia), 2008 - 2008
  • New Target Internet Design & Development
    User Interface Architect, 2004 - 2004
  • Conservation International
    Web Communications and Content Manager, 2003 - 2004
  • Great Lakes Commission
    Web and Publications Designer, 2001 - 2003
  • Peace Corps
    Peace Corps Volunteer - Community Health Development, 1999 - 2000
  • IBM
    Lead Information Developer, Groupware, 1997 - 1999
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San Francisco, California
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Seattle, Washington - Melbourne, Australia - Washington, DC - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Kaya, Burkina Faso - Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - Rochester, Minnesota - Houghton, Michigan - Blissfield, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Really enjoy taking #bestdogever here. She's a big, 85-lb. rottweiler mix and they handled her with love and care. She can be especially skittish about having her nails trimmed, but the staff here were friendly and patient with her. All that for a very reasonable price! I (and #bestdogever) will be coming back again soon!
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My wife just left here in TEARS. She's had appointment for over a week to deal with a painful eye issue that's interfering with her ability to drive, work, and function. But apparently the eye doctor with whom she had the appointment decided to retire. Which wouldn't have been a problem, except that the West Seattle-Highline office staff didn't do anything about it. They. Did. Nothing. At. All. The office staff never reached out to my wife to inform her that the appointment they set just over a week ago was cancelled, even though they had her phone number and contact information. So she showed up expecting to have an appointment and solution for her pain and left with... nothing! The office staff couldn't transfer her to another doctor and said that the rest of their doctors were booked through the end of next month. WTF?! My wife had to stop work to come to this appointment, and that's the least of her concerns since she's in constant eye pain right now. What's wrong with this place that they treat their customers this way? The worst part is that my wife's been to this clinic before and had a good experience the first time. Well, she's not going again, that's for sure. DO NOT GO TO THE WEST SEATTLE-HIGHLINE EYE CLINIC. I refuse to support any business that FAILS so hard on customer service, especially for people who are in pain and need help the most.
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