5th of May 2021

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

They say that all good things must come to an end. Today we’re announcing that after six wonderful years, Jam is closing down.

To this day, we have thoroughly enjoyed everything we’ve done together. Our events were fun, different, and a pleasure to organise and run. You brought them to life and we couldn't be more grateful for all the great moments we enjoyed in your company.

In this announcement, we’d like to share the rationale behind this decision.

2020 has had a disastrous impact on society and the economy as a whole. From a business standpoint, companies operating in the events industry have been hit particularly hard.

Our revenues crashed, and we lost a considerable amount of money in deposits paid to venues – including Hawker House, who we were saddened to hear, are also in the process of closing down.

We successfully ran several online events throughout the year, but it quickly became clear to us that it was going to be impossible to recreate the experiences we'd created in the past, online.

But we didn't throw in the towel. At the end of the year, we attempted a pivot, and launched – Jam Club – an online community for our most committed members.

Our vision was to build a thriving space for growth-minded product leaders, offering intimate virtual workshops every month.

Pivoting from an in-person events company to an online community has proven significantly harder than we’d originally hoped, and the losses we accumulated in 2020 have proven too significant for us to overcome. And so now we’d rather stop here, celebrate the journey, and say a proper goodbye.

What now?

We’ll keep Jam Club open for the next six months. We won’t be moderating it or running any workshops, but you'll be able to access all workshop recordings, discussions, and member profiles. We hope you’ll be able to use it to reconnect with friends made at past events.

To claim your free invite just drop us a note at hello@makingjam.io.

You can also find all past talk videos on our YouTube channel.

Thank you

A huge thank you to our amazing team of staff and volunteers; Marta, Sunil, Jessie, Maria, Francesca, Stephen, Joan, Monica, Ecem, Steve, David, Michael, Mahtab, Eva, Gizem, Antoine, Jeff and all those that helped run our events every year. We’re deeply grateful for the friendship, shared memories, and support you’ve shown us over the years. We couldn’t have achieved everything we did without you.

Thank you to Doug and Chris at Intelligent People. You supported us from day one, and have always been a pleasure to work with.

Thank you to all our speakers and workshop instructors for all the brilliant content you’ve delivered over the years.

And thank you, for the good times we created together.

Seb & Mathilde





An evening with Peak

The talks ## Peak's Brain Training: where neuroscience meets fun Peak builds games to 'challenge your brain'. Designing such games is a little different to making games for pure entertainment. Whilst ensuring an enjoyable experience, we always need to be mindful of the science behind everything we do. We need to be quantitatively driven and as transparent about performance results as we can. In this talk, we'll share precisely how we do this day-to-day, combining data science with design thinking. ## Redesigning Peak's Onboarding We hear a lot about data driven design and product management, but what kind of data are we actually looking at and how does that help us decide what to test? At Peak – Brain Training, the development process is influenced by data, human-centred design, science and fun. These are the building blocks that helped us build a product that has been downloaded more than 40 million times and win countless awards. For a glimpse into this approach, join us as we discuss our recent redesign of the First Time User Experience.
23 May 2018
23 May 2018
23 May 2018

The line-up

Alex Davis

Product and Growth , Mozilla

Alex has been building and growing products for 15 years. After co-founding and growing three startups, he moved on to a consulting role where he designed and optimized the referral loops for more than twenty well established e-commerces contributing up to 75% revenue growth.

Over the last 5 years, he’s led mobile growth for Mozilla Firefox and then product managed Firefox’s Accounts, Sync and Cloud Services teams. During this period, he played a core role in implementing an experimentation and data culture across both marketing and product organizations at Mozilla.

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