I’m Cindy Alvarez, Author of Lean Customer Development (published by O’Reilly) and Principal Design Researcher at Microsoft in the Cloud & AI group. I’m a regular speaker at conferences & events and am available to give private workshops to select clients. I’m also passionate about diversity & inclusion: supporting women, Black and Latinx people, and girls in tech.



Grace Hopper Celebration 2018
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day


I’m so thrilled to be participating as a speaker at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC 2018) in Houston TX, on Sep. 26-28, 2018.

My talk on “How to Foster an Authentic and Consistent Personal Brand” will be Thu Sep. 27. More details coming soon!

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Techblazers – developing #WoCinTech leaders: April 5, 2018 

Techblazers meetups provide leadership development and group learning opportunities for women (and non-binary) people of color. I was thrilled to present a lightning talk on 5 Things that no one will tell you (but I will) – when it comes to landing your next dream job.


Read my article in First Round Review: Build Your User Base with These Human Behavior Hacks