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Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 07/22/2014 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Join us for our monthly Meetup.  If you work with Drupal or are interested in learning more about it please come. Agenda

Lighting Talks Five minutes talks(with 5 minutes of questions if needed) on anything Drupal related. This could be about a specific Drupal site, a module, theme, distribution, method of tackling a problem, community event, etc. We are trying to get as many people as we can to do lighting talk.

20 Minute presentation If you have idea for a presentation please leave it in the comments

Also if you have idea of something you would like to learn about let us know in the comments.

Build Your Marketing Toolkit (plus special section on offers & promotions)

Wednesday, 07/23/2014 8:30 am
Pat's Barn, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12144
Details | Event Website

Part 1: Build Your Marketing Toolkit: A framework for small businesses and organizations (60 minutes)

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.

Attendees will learn:

  1. What marketing really is (and isn’t).
  2. How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses.
  3. The importance of setting marketing goals and objectives.
  4. The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success – a framework showing how different marketing activities fit together.
  5. It’s ok to start small, to start where you already are.

Join us and build a foundation of marketing knowledge to help your business or organization grow.

Part 2: Campaigns That Drive Action: Offers & Promotions (30 minutes)

Increase & reward loyalty while driving new customers to your door

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. One important campaign category is Offers and Promotions.

These could be a simple coupon or a Facebook campaign. This session will show you what you need to know about successful deals, and how to use them in your marketing. We’ll cover:

  1. Three things you need to get with your deal
  2. The different types of deal you might run
  3. 5 steps to a great offer
  4. Start building your own offer and understand the 5 Don’ts of Deals

Join us and learn some great new strategies to help develop your next offer or promotion.

Agenda

8:30-9:30 am - Build Your Marketing Toolkit

9:30-10:00 am – Campaigns That Drive Action: Offers & Promotions

10:15-10:45 am – Live demo of Constant Contact (optional)

Date: Wednesday July 23, 2014.

Location: Pat's Barn in RPI Tech Park, Troy, NY.

Cost$20 donation to Women's Employment & Resource Center of Troy, NY.

This event is a benefit for the Women's Employment & Resource Center, which has locations in Albany and Troy, NY. (www.cdwerc.org/). 100% of the proceeds from this session will go to WERC in support of its mission “to advance women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence.”

Online registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oopetldab&oeidk=a07e99w1p6hca4d63b6&isCustomThemeEnabled=true

Meet the Teams at StartFast

Wednesday, 07/23/2014 5:30 pm
The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

Six amazing tech start-ups from the StartFast Venture Accelerator will introduce their companies.  Networking. Food. Drink. Tech.

Each company gets 5 minutes to pitch their company followed by 5 minutes of Q & A.

5:00 Networking and food 
5:30 Guest speaker: Chuck Stormon - Managing Director of the StartFast Venture Accelerator
5:35 Company #1 demo: Zursh - Simon Sliman (Founder & CEO)
5:45 Company #2 demo: Interface Foundry - Rachel Law (CEO & Founder)
5:55 Company #3 demo: Wyzerr - Natasia Malaihollo (CEO & Founder)
6:05 Company #4 demo: Mass Mosaic - Rob Jameson (CEO & Co-Founder)
6:15 Company #5 demo: Platypus TV - Nomi Foster (CEO & Co-Founder)
6:25 Company #6 demo: Instamour - Jason Sherman (CEO & Founder)
6:35 Community announcements by audience members
6:40 Networking and finish whatever food is left over

August 14 is the StartFast Demo Day.


Guest Speaker

Chuck Stormon has more than 22 years of experience as a senior corporate executive and entrepreneur across the telecommunications, internet, software, semiconductor, defense and electric utility industries. Until September 2007, Mr. Stormon was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Tekelec, a $550 million NASDAQ-traded telecommunications equipment manufacturer. He has raised over $41 million in venture capital and has had exits totaling over $101 million in his various companies.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, three (3) US Patents, and has many publications.

Company Demos:

Zursh - http://Zursh.com</a>

Zursh is a research engine connecting enterprise requestors with researchers. For professionals, Zursh minimizes time, cost and complexity of getting quality research.

Interface Foundry - <a href="http://interfacefoundry.com">http://interfacefoundry.com</a>

Most event apps are expensive to build, used only once and have duplicate functions. It adds stress on event organizers and requires additional marketing to get users to discover the app and engage with it.  Interface Foundry lets you browse and build personalized data bubbles that give you everything you need, when you’re there, at that moment in time.

Wyzerr - <a href="http://wyzerr.com/">http://wyzerr.com

Wyzerr is a communication platform that helps businesses target, engage, and better understand their customers. We help customers communicate feedback directly to the business at point-of-sale.

Mass Mosaic - http://massmosaic.com</a>

Mass Mosaic lets you get anything you want from your community of friends, followers, and groups. It dynamically matches your WANTS and HAVES with your community!

Platypus TV - <a href="http://platypustv.com">http://platypustv.com

Platypus TV is a social platform for an on-demand generation. By recording and playing back conversations around episodes, you can now watch on your time and bring your friends too.

Instamour - http://instamour.com<a href="http://instamour.com/"></a>

Instamour promises no more bad dates via video profiles, live video chat, virtual phone calls, and instant messaging without giving away any personal information.  This platform allows you to create relationships in real time and find out if you have chemistry with someone before meeting them in person.

Free Teacher and Counselor Training

Tuesday, 07/29/2014 9:00 am
Batavia High School, 260 State St, Batavia, NY 14020
Details | Event Website

 

We invite teachers, counselors and administrators to join us to learn how to incorporate iSciWNY and StartOneNY in the classroom.

 

Life Science is more than just a lab coat. Whether you're into science or not, life sciences offers many rewarding careers. These web resources will help your students explore career pathways and see real people and real workplaces in this exciting industry, right in your own backyard. This may also qualify as professional development credit. Be sure to check with your district.

 

Plus every participant will receive a Tim Horton's gift card!

 

Space is limited. Register today!

 

For more information, please contact Business Development Associate, Workforce Initiative Sandra Small, PhD at sksmall@buffalo.edu or 716.881.4851

 

Venture Bplan Series

Wednesday, 07/30/2014 7:30 am
Biotech Auditorium (RPI) Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Rensselaer (RPI), Troy, NY 12180
Details | Event Website

Venture Bplan is designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility in front of the region’s investors and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Two businesses are selected monthly to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting. Following a 15 minute Power Point presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

ADVANCE ON YOUR PATH TO CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY

Friday, 08/01/2014 9:00 am
Small Buisness Development Center Classroom, 222 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901
Details | Event Website

 

Whether you’re coming back to school for personal or professional reasons, our classes are designed to help you advance on your path to career achievement and ongoing intellectual discovery. We offer a broad range of non-credit courses and programs designed to enhance your skills, knowledge and expertise, as well as pique your curiosity and feed your inner explorer. A full-time student or a working professional, someone who can come to campus or someone who can’t—we’ve got courses just for you. And you don't need a college degree to register; an interest to learn and attend class is all you need!

Study on your own schedule with Binghamton University’s non-credit online courses. Our 400+ courses cover a vast array of topics and interests. Let your curiosity guide you!

 

First Monday Electronics

Monday, 08/04/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This will be a meetup for anyone interested in electronic circuits, microcontrollers, and learning more about how electronic things work. It will be held the first Monday of each month.

If you already have a laptop and an Arduino (or compatible microcontroller), bring them and we will find things for you to learn. I'll help explain, too, but the best way to learn is to do.

If you don't understand what I just said about an ada-whosie-whatsit, show up and I can show you what a microcontroller is, how circuits work, and how to make things blink!

Here's the best part... To force myself to stay on top of this event, at the end of the night, we will group-think assignments for people that want to go further. This means every month you show up, you get to help decide the topics for the next month. Then at the next meetup, everyone who took on an assignment can show it off (and maybe even explain the circuit/code/build process).

Developer Lunch Discussion

Tuesday, 08/12/2014 12:00 pm
CoLab Hive, 141 Ithaca Cmns, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal. This month's topics may include:

• Configuration management in D8


• Returning to our discussion about block/bean placement

• Looking at an example of Sass component theming and its limitations


• Understanding the render array in D7

We hope to see you there!

Syracuse Student Sandbox 2014 Demo Day

Wednesday, 08/13/2014 3:00 pm
Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Details | Event Website

The top teams from the 2014 Summer Student Sandbox will demonstrate their products and services at DEMO DAY 2014.

We will conduct the pitch sessions in the theater of the Everson Museum of Art (one block from the Tech Garden) Teams will give 5 minute pitches.

Product demonstrations, Q&A, and trade show will happen at The Tech Garden (235 Harrison Street) @ 5:00PM. Refreshments will be served. You will be given the opportunity to vote for the best company!

Awards will be given at 6:30 PM.

We are still seeking contributions for awards and sponsorship of demo day. If you are interested in supporting the Sandbox mission, for this event or the future, please email me:

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OPEN LAB: 3D Printing Third Monday

Monday, 08/18/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

It's OPEN LAB! We're open to the public. Non-members are encouraged to come and see what Buffalo Lab is all about, check out our new space at The Foundry, see 3D printing in action and maybe consider becoming a member. If you have a 3D printer bring it with you. And being OPEN LAB, all projects and questions are welcome, not just 3D printing.

There's lots of parking available at the Foundry. Come in the side door, Buffalo Lab will be on your left.

Let's learn about this 3D printing stuff together.

see you soon!

Scott Vader

Ithaca Drupal Users Group Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, 08/26/2014 6:00 pm
GORGES Web Development & Internet Solutions, 105 North Tioga Street #200, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Join us for our monthly Meetup.  If you work with Drupal or are interested in learning more about it please come. Agenda

Lighting Talks Five minutes talks(with 5 minutes of questions if needed) on anything Drupal related. This could be about a specific Drupal site, a module, theme, distribution, method of tackling a problem, community event, etc. We are trying to get as many people as we can to do lighting talk.

20 Minute presentation If you have idea for a presentation please leave it in the comments

Also if you have idea of something you would like to learn about let us know in the comments.

ADVANCE ON YOUR PATH TO CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY

Monday, 09/01/2014 9:00 am
Small Buisness Development Center Classroom, 222 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901
Details | Event Website

 

Whether you’re coming back to school for personal or professional reasons, our classes are designed to help you advance on your path to career achievement and ongoing intellectual discovery. We offer a broad range of non-credit courses and programs designed to enhance your skills, knowledge and expertise, as well as pique your curiosity and feed your inner explorer. A full-time student or a working professional, someone who can come to campus or someone who can’t—we’ve got courses just for you. And you don't need a college degree to register; an interest to learn and attend class is all you need!

Study on your own schedule with Binghamton University’s non-credit online courses. Our 400+ courses cover a vast array of topics and interests. Let your curiosity guide you!

 

First Monday Electronics

Monday, 09/01/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This will be a meetup for anyone interested in electronic circuits, microcontrollers, and learning more about how electronic things work. It will be held the first Monday of each month.

If you already have a laptop and an Arduino (or compatible microcontroller), bring them and we will find things for you to learn. I'll help explain, too, but the best way to learn is to do.

If you don't understand what I just said about an ada-whosie-whatsit, show up and I can show you what a microcontroller is, how circuits work, and how to make things blink!

Here's the best part... To force myself to stay on top of this event, at the end of the night, we will group-think assignments for people that want to go further. This means every month you show up, you get to help decide the topics for the next month. Then at the next meetup, everyone who took on an assignment can show it off (and maybe even explain the circuit/code/build process).

Garden Seed Exchange

Monday, 09/08/2014 7:00 pm
The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Details | Event Website

This was suggested last year at the guerilla gardening meetup. We found many of us purchase a packet of seeds and don't use all of them, or needed to offload overgrown perennials. Let's make an exchange happen this year!

Are you a gardener? Bring your:
- Extra seeds in packets (even older ones)
- Seeds from plants in your garden
- Divided perennials or cuttings
- Gardening tools or supplies you no longer need

We'll provide labels and small plastic bags to divide and transport seeds. Let's discover some new plants, start off on the right foot for next year's garden, and beautify Buffalo!

Developer Lunch Discussion

Tuesday, 09/09/2014 12:00 pm
CoLab Hive, 141 Ithaca Cmns, Ithaca, NY 14850
Details | Event Website

Join us for another great lunchtime conversation about developing for Drupal. This month's topics may include:

• Configuration management in D8


• Returning to our discussion about block/bean placement

• Looking at an example of Sass component theming and its limitations


• Understanding the render array in D7

We hope to see you there!