SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday October 24th at 7pm | Apple Suites, 700 Third Line, Oakville


Our fourth meetup will feature Michael Lant discussing UX Triage:

User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. In this meeting, Michael will introduce you to an emerging process called UX-Triage - a simple, collaborative process that allows business stakeholders, developers and designers to quickly work through the discovery, organization, creation and optimization of the fundamental UX elements of any software application.

Following the presentation we will continue the discussion around User Experience and User Interface design.  This should be interesting for anyone designing or delivering a software product with a user interface, which is pretty much everyone building software!

For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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The meeting was very informative, Michael described the UX Design landscape at a high level and then drilled down into the UX Triage process in detail.  There was a fair amount of Q&A as well, discussing the modeling approach at scale and the scope of information to capture.  Additional resource links can be found below.  Thanks again for presenting Michael!

We also discussed some ideas for upcoming meetings, including game development, security topics, comparing web development environments, and Xamarin.  If any of these topics resonate with you please feed free to comment on the Software P2P page.

Resource links: UX Triage (blog post), UX Triage (blog post) 

The next meeting will be Monday November 28th, 7pm, at Apple Suites in Oakville.  The topic will be Security, with more details coming soon.






MONDAY, February 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Halton HiVE, Burlington

Thinking of selling your products or services online? Feeling overwhelmed by the hundreds of options or paths you could take? Unsure whether to believe the sources that say it is so easy to get started?

Eventbrite - Sell Online: An eCommerce Primer - Silicon Halton Meetup #88

Join us for Sell Online: An eCommerce Primer

We'll focus on the core building blocks of how to plan your e-commerce strategy, including:

  • Business Goals - determining what you plan to sell / how you plan to market to find customers and sell online
  • Platform – how different platforms serve different needs at very different price points
  • Product/Services Data – understanding, preparing, and structuring your basic product data + your searchable sales content + images/video
  • Payment Systems – understanding available payment systems and their costs
  • Distribution / Shipping – determining options for how you charge for shipping (because customers all want it to be free)
  • Integration – with your ERP / Inventory management systems
  • Organization – what skills do you need in your organization (internal or outsourced) to build and sustain your channel


ReemaDuggal-webReema Duggal, The Sitaran Group

Reema Duggal helps small and medium size businesses grow by building and launching new digital business channels to sell online. Her company, the Sitaran Group's services include: Strategic Planning; Digital Business Channel Frameworks; Software Selection and Implementation, and Organizational Change.  Core solutions include: Company Websites; E-Commerce Stores & Online Catalogs; Client Portals & Extranets; Employee Portals & Intranets. | LinkedIn



Eventbrite - Sell Online: An eCommerce Primer - Silicon Halton Meetup #88

The Venue

Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington and follow @HaltonHiVE, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905.592.2590.

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FRIDAY February 17, 2017 | 9am - 10:30am

We'll be diving into Traction Marketing by brainstorming, then selecting 3 traction methods that one member will execute on for 30 days (until the March meetup).  Check out the discussion re Traction Marketing here.

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]


Tuesday January 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | MEV Innovation Centre, Milton

Eventbrite - Adding Quality Video to your Marketing Arsenal - Silicon Halton Meetup #87During this meetup you'll learn how to make better quality video fast and without the burden of added cost.

Your Customers Are Watching Videos

Fact: 100 million internet users watch online video each day. The rise in demand for video has many business owners looking for affordable ways to make video and reach their audience. The cost of video has dropped dramatically and the opportunity to make affordable video with high production value is within grasp.

Carlo Sicoli, co-founder of Soaq, will facilitate a hands-on session where participants will use proven techniques and tips business owners, marketing and sales professionals, engineers and trainers can use to make quality video.

We will

  • Examine how to create effective video content (messaging, purpose of video, audience)
  • Explore what makes video attractive
  • Practice proven methods for making video attractive with a smartphone and free tools
  • Identify the business value of video and evaluate the different types that can help your business

About the Presenter

carloCarlo Sicoli is a co-founder of Soaq. Soaq is an intelligent video platform specifically designed for organizations to create and share internal and external video. Companies use Soaq to upload and share video inside their organization to improve training, communication, and employee engagement. [Twitter: @soaqapp] [Youtube]



Milton Education Village Innovation Centre |  555 Industrial Drive, Milton (Highway 401 / Regional Road 25)

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January 19, 2017 | 8:00 am – 11:30 am  |  Milton Education Village Innovation Center, Milton, ON



The Milton Education Village Innovation Center presents a half day workshop on robotics and automation in the supply chain for distribution and manufacturing companies.

Robotics & Automation in Logistics: An Emerging Technology Trend 

One of the biggest challenges facing the logistics industry today is labor availability. It’s not easy for companies around the world to find enough high-quality employees to move goods from suppliers to customers.

Two competing factors are making this especially difficult: The first is an increasing need for more logistics workers and this is being driven by the e-commerce revolution and its need for more parcel shipments; the second is a decline in the size of the available workforce. Up until now, robotics technology has not made a large impact in the world of logistics.

Learn about how this is changing as advanced robots enter our warehouses, sorting centers, and even help with final-mile delivery. Logistics workers will benefit from collaborating with robots, while customers will see faster service and higher quality.  

Dr. Farzad Rayegani, P.Eng., FEC | 
Director, Sheridan College Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Design Technologies

FarzadRayeganiDr. Farzad Rayegani is credited with developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address technological and educational need of Halton and Peel regions. Over the past 15 years, he has been simultaneously partnering with SME enterprises on product and process innovation projects while developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address issues of product development / refinement, process automation, systems integration and manufacturing management.  See full biography here


Amazon’s Fulfillment Network -  Lessons From A Leader 

Amazon continuously leads the world in distribution / fulfilment for the new world of 24/7 e-commerce.  Learn about upcoming changes to Amazon’s overall fulfillment network, fulfillment centres, and important practices / lessons they apply that could help Canadian companies.

Zee Hamid | 
Software Development Manager, Amazon Canada

ZeeHamidA veteran in the software industry, Zee Hamid works for Amazon as a Software Development Manager leading the Amazon Flex Work Tracking space. He previously spent his Amazon career in Fulfillment Technologies where he was responsible for core Fulfillment services, machine learning improvements to the inbound process and stowing tools. Zee Hamid also holds an elected office as the Town Councillor in the Town of Milton. See full profile here




Workshop Location

Milton Education Village Innovation Center 555 Industrial Drive, Milton, ON




Tuesday, November 8, 2016  |  7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | O'Finns Irish Temper

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #85: Business Models and Business Model Design

In this meetup presented by SB Partners, we’ll discuss Business Models and Business Model Design


Your Business Model's Impact

Mustafa Dossajee, Partner at SB Partners will discuss why developing and communicating your business model is important to the growth of your tech business. The ability to communicate your business model to venture capitalists, accountants, and other financial institutions facilitates their understanding and improves their ability to support your success in early stages and when you are scaling up your business.


Business Models / Design

Chris Herbert, co-founder of Silicon Halton and Founder of Mi6 Agency will provide you with an overview of key business model types and business model design. The goal of this meetup is for you to get a better understanding about:

  • business model design vs. product design. What's the difference?
  • business model types
  • the 9 building blocks of a business model
  • the importance of value proposition design and role it has in product, market fit and customer validation

During this talk Chris will draw from his professional experience and apply business model design thinking to some real world scenarios. He'll also do a fast business model design session with members of the audience.

This is the second in a series of talks dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, and those that work for them, improve their chances of being successful. The first, "Financing and Funding - What are Your Options? Ask the Experts , presented by BDC, took place earlier this year.


About the Presenters

Mustafa Dossajee is a Partner with SB Partners, focused on providing high-quality assurance services to diverse clients in the manufacturing, retail, consumer products and bio-technology industries. He has a sound grasp of internal controls and helps his clients understand that a strong internal control system is a deterrent to fraud and error. website

Chris Herbert is the founder of Mi6. Mi6 is a B2B (Business to Business) marketing and business development agency dedicated to helping companies build their brands and develop commercial relationships. He is the founder of ProductCamp Toronto and the Hi-tech community Silicon Halton. He tweets under the handle @B2Bspecialist


G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

G2KYM-EventsWe're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here. If that is you, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Join The Discussion

jointhediscussionOn LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.



OFinnsIrishTemperO'Finns Irish Temper

136 Church Street, Oakville Ontario (google map)

O'Finns is a beautiful upscale Irish Pub in downtown Oakville.  We use the private room downstairs - called the Whiskey Lounge - for Silicon Halton events. 

Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

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Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #85: Business Models and Business Model Design

Silicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.



FRIDAY January 20, 2016 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am 

Topic: Moving Prospects From Desire To Actionpart 3 of the Build Online Authority & Make Money Series

This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Halton Hive,  [map]



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