Alumni meeting

Online DEAN Alumni Event Germany - 7 May 2020

Save the date | If getting together in-person isn’t possible, let’s meet virtually!
On Thursday, May 7th at 20.00 hrs you are invited to join alumni from both your own city and other parts of Germany as part of a special online event and borrel for our DEAN communities in the country.

Organised by The Dutch Engineer Alumni Network (DEAN)

Thu 7 May 2020 20:00 to 21:30

The interactive evening programme includes brief updates from the universities, followed by a short talk by TU Delft alumna Esin Işık, senior product designer at Zalando since 2017 (see below for more details).

Per tradition, our gathering concludes with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you and fellow alumni living in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart and other parts of Germany will be mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations! Make sure to also bring some snacks and drinks for the borrel!

Check here the official invitation and add the online event to your agenda.

Stay safe, stay healthy and we hope to see many of you on Thursday May 7th.

Short talk | Zalando, role of emotions and big data

During her talk Esin will give us a glimpse inside Zalando while exploring the role of emotions and big data in the design of digital products used in our daily lives, and how designers work with them.

Founded in 2008 in Berlin, Zalando is one of Europe’s largest online fashion platforms. The company offers over 2500 brands and an assortment of over 500,000 items to customers from 17 countries with 350 million visits per month to their websites!

Video of the online event

On the right you find the video of the successful online event in Germany.

Why do Alumni Offices organise this online event?

For alumni who are living outside of their own countries, alumni networks such as DEAN can be extremely useful resources for tapping into fellow alumni for advice and support particularly during crisis periods.

The new online event format has been developed to enhance local connections between alumni and is an addition to the existing channel, the LinkedIn Group DEAN Germany and newly city based WhatsApp Groups.