I’m a fan of Mike Judge. King of the Kill was a great series, and Office Space is one of my favourite movies of all time.
The pacing in episode #1 of Silicon Valley picks up after 10 minutes, and I think it ends on a decent note. Hopefully it sticks around for a season or two.
I mentioned a while ago that I’d be supporting the program by mentoring meetup organizers from other cities. I’m still keen on that.
But, after a month (or so) of discussing the program for our group, we’ve decided that it isn’t a fit in its present form.
We’ve been in talks with the folks at Make WordPress Community about joining the new Meetup Chapter Program. We love pretty much everything about the program, and their plans for the future align nicely with what we want to do.
There’s one sticking point, though: RSVP fees.
TL;DR = RSVP fees are a simple, effective way to make sure people show up when they say they will.
Sure, you can use other methods to push for predictable numbers. You can take attendance, follow-up with no-shows, etc… but the logistical overhead of that isn’t very appealing.
For those who can’t pay the fee, all they need to do is contact the event organizers, and the rest will be taken care of.
You can read more of our thoughts in the post.
Founded by Mike Stern, formerly of Xtreme Labs, MakeWorks is a 10,000 square foot space home to individual desks, offices and a large event space shared by its varied occupants. Designed to be a business, not an incubator, MakeWorks exemplifies elements of both: its members are vetted, and the companies share the goal of building physical things, not merely ephemeral digital products.
I’m checking out the launch party next week. Should be good.
The unintended consequence of showing them traffic, and encouraging them to work to grow total audience, is that they became traffic whores.
Originally posted on #canstartchat:
Per my tweet, I am encouraging you to come and join me (@autom8) in weekly Twitter chats to discuss topics related to the Canadian entrepreneurial community.
These topics are not limited to any specific business type or industry—although demonstrating interest in how technology plays a role in your endeavour and how you leverage modern forms of doing business are certainly encouraged.
And the chats are intended not only to give a clear, audible voice to Canada’s startup community but also to provide an opportunity for all of you to connect, forge new relations and enhance your growth and visibility over the long term.
I encourage you to check out the About page and to leave a comment below to confirm your interest.
NOTE: This forum is quite literally a blank slate. Apart from selecting a Twitter hashtag for…
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Interesting how modern web software increasingly depends on 3rd party services (APIs, libraries, etc.), while we simultaneously have sites going “offline” as self-contained mobile apps.