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.



Mind the Product San Francisco 2018 Conference #mtpcon
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

I’ll be speaking at Mind the Product Conference in San Francisco July 16-17.

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Mind the Product returns to Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on July 16-17 and promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with a leadership forum, more workshops, more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. As always the core of the conference is our line-up of amazing speakers, and the insights and stories they bring to the conference is what starts all those conversations.


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