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]

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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FRIDAY April 21, 2017 | 9am - 10:30am 

In February, 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

Due to the March Meetup being cancelled due to bad weather, we will be presenting brief bio's at our April Meetup, as well as detailing some of the value we get from the Solopreneur P2P. 

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]

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:  

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  |  Linkedin

 

StartSellingOnline-E

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

Presenter

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.

www.sitaran.com | LinkedIn

 

 


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


The Venue

Halton Hive - 901 Guelph Line, Burlington
www.HaltonHive.com 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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