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FuckUp Nights Tokyo is back for Volume 26 at Berry Nakameguro (Just Another Agency)! Last time was a blast so we are already excited to be inspired by the next FuckUp stories about failure and the lessons learned from them!
FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to 250+ cities in more than 80+ countries around the world. The concept of FuckUp Nights is simple: breaking away from the stigmas surrounding (business) ‘failure’. The lessons we can learn from failure are often more valuable and interesting than stories about success. The majority of startups and professionals don’t create ‘the project of year’ on their first attempt, yet we rarely hear about their failures in books, magazines or at events. FuckUp Nights wants to change that by organizing events where people are able to come together, network, share, learn and celebrate stories about business failure.
We would like to invite all (aspiring) entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals who want to hear, share, discuss and celebrate stories about business failure. We offer you an opportunity to freely discuss the concept of failure, and learn from the experiences of others; all in a cozy and casual setting. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet new like-minded people and have a chance to share issues that you do usually not tend to discuss at other events.
The format of every FuckUp Nights is simple: 3 or 4 people take the stage to share their FuckUp stories, followed by a Q&A, and ending with time to network. The presenters tell their story with their slides in 7 minutes. The stories are always structured in the following way:
1) What was your project?
2) What went wrong?
3) What did you learn?
4) What would you do differently?
Speaker 1. Kumi Shimizu, Tokyo based 3DCG animator at angoo Co., Ltd
As an animator at angoo, a Tokyo based game company, Kumi currently works on character animation and camera works for a mobile game.
Kumi was born in Japan and graduated from The University of North Texas. She worked in the anime industry as an animator for over 5 years before moving to the games industry.
Kumi had been in Anime studio for several years, and finally got her first project as the main animator on a project! Everything was going great, up until the very very last scene. Looking back on what happened, Kumi will talk about how things went wrong, and the lessons she learned from the experience.
Speaker 2. Karel Kuzmiak, Tokyo based Senior Data Infra Engineer at Moneytree
An Engineer for all things data, be it streaming, batch or architecture/modeling. Karel studied and worked in Scotland, followed up with a brief stint at Microsoft in the Czech Republic and is now trying his luck in Japan!
When it comes to legal compliance and audits, one can never be too careful. But what if you are too careful, and end up breaking something vital in the process? When the red lights come on and panic sets in because it's your fault, what do we do? And what comes after? Karel will talk about how companies can save critical time and money by handling blame correctly.
We are looking for speakers who would like to share their stories with our audience! Do you have a project that went down south, a business deal that fell through, or any other type of story you can share with us, please join us on stage! Speaker applications can be send through the following form: Tell us your FuckUp Story!
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