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April
26
Wednesday
6:45pm
78541

Dine with ex Product Manager at Fling: on fast growth, managing a team of 50 & recovery from App Store suspension

at Aubaine Mayfair, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Bilal

    CoFounder, Property Technology

Venue

Aubaine Mayfair

French
31 Dover Street, London, W1S 4ND
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Bilal Khan is an experienced Product Manager, Technical Manager and Co-Founder. He was the ex Product Manager at now failed social networking app Fling. Fling had massive initial success, but had to reinvent itself, after being temporarily suspended from the App Store. Bilal was responsible for running a team of 50 developers at Fling App and worked tirelessly for 19 days to manage the product changes needed to get Fling back in the App Store. Bilal is keen to pass on the knowledge and experience he has gained from this situation, to talk about managing product development when faced with an unexpected business change.

This dinner is perfect for…
Technical managers and product managers or business owners running product. If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.

The dinner conversation will be…
Bilal has a wealth of hands-on experience in technical product development and management. He knows first hand the challenges a product development team can face when designing and then redesigning an app which has had fast customer growth and $21m in VC investment. He is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ The best ways to approach a mobile app redesign.
✓ Managing developers on a multifaceted product development project.
✓ When the worst happens - how to get your app back on the App Store.
✓ Lessons learnt from his experience at Fling.
Expect a personal account of the story of Fling, with specific focus on the 19 days that the development team spent working redesigning the app.

Who is Bilal Khan?
Bilal Khan is now the Director and co-founder of Property Technology Ltd a supplier of software for estate agents looking for a simple and cost effective way to manage their enquiries and applications. Prior to launching Property Technology Ltd, Bilal worked as the ex Product Manager at social network app Fling. Bilal has 5 years work experience using 9 different programming languages and at Fling ran a team of 50 developers.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.

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P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Bilal Khan is now the Director and co-founder of Property Technology Ltd a supplier of software for estate agents looking for a simple and cost effective way to manage their enquiries and applications. Prior to launching Property Technology Ltd, Bilal worked as the ex Product Manager at social network app Fling.

Fling was the world's largest randomised social network, with a person's photos being sent to 50-500 people globally, chosen totally at random every time you send. Fling had raised over $21m in funding when it was suspended from the Apps Store.

Bilal has 5 years work experience using 9 different programming languages and at Fling ran a team of 50 developers.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

Two course meal with wine or soft drinks.

STARTERS

Soupe du Jour

Bayonne ham, Cantalouple melon, rocket, honey & balsamic dressing

Grilled halloumi, heirloom tomatoes, chive dressing

MAINS

Pan-fried sea bream, braised fennel, black olive & spring onion sauce vierge

Sun-blushed tomato & mozzarella gnocchi, butternut squash puree pesto & wild rocket

Confit chicken, mash potato, green beans, red wine jus

You will be welcomed through the door by Sajni, one of the TableCrowd hosting team.

Sajni has transitioned from cocktail waitress to investment banker and is now a tech startup geek. She enjoys meeting new people, learning and sharing ideas to make the world a better place. By day she works for Accomable, an online platform to help disabled people find accessible accommodation worldwide and in the evening she loves to host, bringing TableCrowd diners together.

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