Who can join XD Academy?
Current MAIPers and MAIP alumni.
Where can I sign up?
Good news. You are already at the right place. You can sign up at xdacademy.elephant.is
What is the difference between a talk and a workshop?
Talks are informational sessions with a brief Q&A at the end. Workshops are interactive sessions in which we will be learning and building together. Talks have unlimited spots available while workshops will have a limited number of participants.
Do I need to have anything prepared or special skills to attend XD Academy?
No, XD Academy is designed for people just starting their journey in exploring a career in product design. Talks and workshops are intended to be fun and informative. Some workshops do have software requirements—be sure to check the description before signing up.
Do I need to attend every session?
No. XD Academy is a “choose your own adventure” format. Sign up for the sessions that sound interesting. You can attend one or all. It’s up to you.
What if I sign up and can’t make a session?
Don’t sweat it if you can’t make a workshop. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if your plans change so we can open up your seat for someone else.
Will I get a certificate of completion?
No. Due to the open format, we are not offering certificates of completion this year.
Can I put this on my resumé?
Absolutely. We encourage you to do so.