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Bryan Starbuck on the Open Source Stack - CTO Series

Commentary from Matt: Bryan Starbuck, who delivered an awesome CEO series presentation in December, is going to give an opinionated view of the startup stack universe. He will not be politically correct and balanced, but he well tell you what he has found to be useful and what a number of other startups have found to be useful (for what more could you ask?). If your goal is to defend your current way of thinking, then this is not the event for you. If you are interested in learning more about developing on an open source stack from a veteran entrepreneur, then this meetup is for you (so RSVP RIGHT NOW!). 

Here are the details: 

The complete title is "Understanding the OPEN SOURCE STACK very commonly used by startups"

The completer title is "Understanding the OPEN SOURCE STACK very commonly used by startups and contrasted to .net for Microsoft employees to understand the comparison," but even if you have never heard of Microsoft, you are welcome to attend:)

Presentation overview:

  • .net and open stack (e.g., Rails, Ruby, Django, Python, PHP) need to be selected based on the business needs of the startup.  Neither one is selected for dogmatic reasons alone
  • The business analysis most startups perform on the two stacks will be explored. 
  • The open stack is very tall, and a big part of the stack is often not known to exist in its complete form by people new to startups. 
  • Startups often do development from a different angle than enterprise developers.
  • This story illustrated a .net developer new-hire vs a open stack developer new-hire, and how business results can be improved by the open stack.
  • We will walk through details on each piece of the open stack.
  • We will assert that products can be built by often 50% the number of months or devs with the open stack vs .net stack.  
  • The stack has a huge impact on the culture of the kinds of devs that can be hired.
  • Explore how a VC board can assess if the Founder/CEO did the correct job selecting the stack, as the company is ready to scale to a large company.
  • Q&A

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  • Matt D.

    Big crowd, good dialogue. Bryan Starbuck is a great presenter.

    March 22, 2012

  • Rajeev G.

    Great meetup, and great discussion around Msft vs. Open.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, thanks.

    March 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I always pick up food from the Teriyaki shop around the corner on my way in. There are a number of other quick food options nearby as well such as Subway, Qdoba, etc. All less than 2 minutes driving.

    March 21, 2012

  • Matt D.

    Caroline - there will be beer, water, and juice. You are free to smuggle in other beverages if you prefer:). Matt

    March 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be refreshments? :)

    March 20, 2012

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