May2017 SocialMedia Unmeetup

Tuesday May 9, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre, Milton

As a business owner and entrepreneur, your time is incredibly valuable, and should be spent focusing on tactics that will help drive your business forward. Think you don’t have the time or resources for social media? Think again! Join our next Un-Meetup session.

In this session, we’ll uncover how to:

  • Make the most of your limited time and resources
  • Where to start on social media and tips to get you started
  • Three features that will help save you time and resources

Grow your business and drive sales:

  • How social media can help grow your business
  • Three features that will help you drive new sales and leads

Stay competitive and manage your reputation:

  • How to listen and learn from your customers, competitors, and industry
  • Three features that will help your small business stay competitive

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Eventbrite - Strategic Social Media For Your Business - Silicon Halton Meetup #91

The Venue

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

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Eventbrite - Strategic Social Media For Your Business - Silicon Halton Meetup #91

FRIDAY May 19, 2017 | 9am - 10:30am 

Chris Herbert of MI6 Agency led us through Traction Marketing goal setting, and as a group we developed 2 goals to focus on:

For the Solopreneur P2P: Consistenly have 10 people at each Solopreneur Meetup over the next 12 months

For each person in attendance: Achieve 1 expression of interest over the next 30 days by promoting both SoloP2P and our companies

We will be presenting brief bio's at our May 9 Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P. 

Information on the solopreneurs presenting at the meetup can be found here http://siliconhalton.com/blog/682-solopreneur-traction-marketing

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]

FRIDAY June 16, 2017 | 11:30am - 1pm - NOTE NEW TIME!

There will be pizza.

We're taking another step forward in our Traction Marketing initiative.  Last month we measured the success of our first tracks.  This month we will discuss our company's "foot in the door" to a potential customer.  That is, an offering or "package" that we offer a potential customer, that addresses a common felt need at a price point that encourages (hopefully immediate) buy-in.  Please come prepared to discuss YOUR offering.  Oh, and there will be pizza.  Please confirm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday June 15 if you plan to attend.

Background:

Chris Herbert of MI6 Agency led us through Traction Marketing goal setting, and as a group we developed 2 goals to focus on:

For the Solopreneur P2P: Consistenly have 10 people at each Solopreneur Meetup over the next 12 months

For each person in attendance: Achieve 1 expression of interest over the next 30 days by promoting both SoloP2P and our companies

We will be presenting brief bio's at our May 9 Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P. 

Information on the solopreneurs presenting at the meetup can be found here http://siliconhalton.com/blog/682-solopreneur-traction-marketing

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]

SiliconHaltonDemoNight Meetup90

special dateApril 18, 2017 | 7-9:30pm | Location: QE Park, Oakville 

Silicon Halton Demo Night is an opportunity for local technology companies to WOWCASE the community by showing off their locally created technology software and/or hardware products/projects. The community will have the opportunity to meet some of the local leaders and talent that are creating innovative solutions and companies in Halton Region. We are not solely focused on startups, as established technology firms are also introducing great new technology.


Companies Showcasing

openbook QuesticaX150H

Openbook by Questica displays real-time data in charts, bars and graphs, accessed through any platform, and allows sharing of data in real-time through all social platforms. @QuesticaInc  Presenter: Taki Stewart

SignAgent

SignAgent Pro™ - Plan and manage your signs with ease.  Whether you are designing a wayfinding system for a health care facility, office building, stadium or university campus, SignAgent Pro™ will allow you to keep a record of all your signs and sign types. @SignAgent Presenter: David Jorritsma

Emoggo

Emoggo leverages mobile technology to create, support and engage communities and drive hyperlocal economic growth using a combination of real-time proximity ordered data, personalized targeted alerts, contests and events. @emoggo  Presenter: Lisa Denis

STAR SPEAK

StarSpeak is a web platform designed to help children between the ages of 8 to 15 develop their public speaking skills in a more convenient and effective manner. It uses machine learning to give users feedback about their mini-presentations and how to improve their public speaking abilities. StarSpeak was the winner of the 2017 Silicon Halton Tech Under 20 Cup.  Presenters: Dan and Matthew

LOMI

Lomi Platform. is a technology company that "Brings health experts to your fingertips". It leverages mobile technology to make nutrition counselling more accessible, empowering and incentivizing to people to change their eating and feeding behaviour. It connects users with personal nutritionists anytime and anywhere for personalized and tailored eating plans. @LomiApp  Presenter: Raghad Alkhatib

 


5x5x5 Presentation Format

The format we will be using is:
5 min (up to) to pitch the product   |   5 min to demo the product   |   5 min for Q&A (moderated)


Goal

We are excited to be providing an opportunity to generate additional buzz about each local tech company and their products. We hope everyone leaves the Silicon Halton Demo Night inspired and with an even greater appreciation for the cool technology that is being created locally and the numerous tech jobs created. 


Location

Oakville-QEP-Queen-Elizabeth-Park-Community-Centre

Black Box room, QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville | Google Map

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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POST UPDATE:

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.

 

 

 

 

SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday, April 24th at 7pm | Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington

Meetup #8: Open Hack Night

Please note the date change!  We are going to meet on Monday April 24th instead of March 20th.

This will be an informal "Hack Night"; everyone can bring a laptop to demo/show off side projects, and discuss different ways of tackling programming problems.  This will be unstructured with a more technical style than our usual high-level discussions. 

If you're planning to join us, please register for the event. 

Eventbrite - SOFTWARE PEER 2 PEER #8: Open Hack Night

For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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SoftwarePeer2PeerMonday, June 19th at 7pm | Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington

We'll begin this meetup with an introduction to NodeJS, covering the following topics:

  • The history of NodeJS
  • How to install and get up and running
  • Practical solutions using NodeJS
  • Resources for learning
  • Open discussion

After the NodeJS portion we'll follow up with the progress for the AWS Chatbot Challenge solution and discuss next steps for the ongoing project.  Please feel free to register below and join us!

Post Meetup:

Another great discussion with the group!  The slide deck is available here for anyone who wants to review.

 

For more info, please contact the Software Peer2Peer organizer:  

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