SuperMeetup: Hipsters, Hackers, and Hustlers - Sept 2014

It has been said that to build a great technology-based business, you need three types: the Hacker (coder), the Hustler, (entrepreneur) and the Hipster, (designer). The SuperMeetup is about:

·  Celebrating the rapid growth of Winnipeg’s innovation meetup.com groups

·  Connecting the points between entrepreneur, coder and designer

·  Fostering partnerships that lead to great things

Participating Meetup Groups: Ramp Up Manitoba, Ruby, Agile, .NET, WinnipegPHP, Android, Winnipeg.js, WIDA, (IxDA) Winnipeg, Secret Handshake, Winnipeg Idea & Invention Prototyping (AssentWorks)

Speakers:

Amir Barylko, Sr. Solution Architect at MavenThought Inc.

Introduced by Dan Bernadic, Web Developer, Coder Community Organizer

Mike Legary, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Securris

Introduced by Chris Johnson, CEO of PermissionClick, Ramp Up Manitoba Founder 

Kevin Guenther, Partner and Creative Director at Vine Marketing and Design

Introduced by Adelle Rempel, User Experience Designer at Imanginet, Lead Organizer of Secret Handshake

Special Guest:

Boris Mann, Managing Partner at Full Stack, a 'napkin-capital' angel investment firm that works with and funds early-stage technology businesses based in Vancouver, BC. www.FullStack.ca


//The talks will be of interest to everyone in the room with a focus on connection points between design, entrepreneurship and coding. 

To be followed by Startup Drinks at the Kingshead Pub!  Raise a glass with fellow Winnipeggers and build great friendships.

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  • Kevin K.

    More important question, Should we buy some of that Alibaba IPO asap or later?

    1 · September 19

  • Jeff H.

    I thought it was too big and unfocused, and not at all what I was expecting when I was first told about Ramp Up's monthly meetups (of which this was my first and hopefully not my last, but I hope future ones are small enough for meaningful audience interaction). I learned about a couple potentially useful resources but overall it tried to cover so much ground that there was no way to cover any of it in much depth.

    1 · September 18

    • Dan B.

      Thanks for the feedback. The ( semi-regular ) monthly meetups do have a different format in my experience. Look forward to hearing your feedback after you attend one of those.

      September 18

  • Edwin A.

    The format was fairly bad. When you have such a wide range of interest groups, having specific talks about technology alienates the hustlers, business alienates the hackers, etc.

    The talks were good as directed to their target groups, so this isn't a bit against them.

    What should have been done was to group all of the inclusive talks together, then break off at RRC. There was plenty of spill room, treat it like a conference and let people mingle before knocking down the King's Head.

    In the end, I was so disappointed and bored that I decided it was late enough to head home.

    September 18

    • Richard A.

      it was very straight forward, technology, like everything else, is an ecosystem. each component needs empathy, thank goodness we all use English. great work I'm sure everyone upon further reflection agrees

      2 · September 18

    • Dan B.

      September 18

  • Terry H.

    Appreciated hearing from the differing mindsets and finding the commonality between all groups, search for opportunities and successful relationships.

    1 · September 18

  • Dan B.

    Look forward to further initiatives along these lines. Great expression of interest in exploring the collaboration points, networking opportunities, and feedback already on how to better serve the needs of attendees. You da man Scott! Thanks to everyone who helped with the logistics, and everyone who came out. See you around. p.s. We miss Leanne sorely already ;)

    September 18

  • Michael R.

    I loved that it recognized that everyone affects everyone and it is the synergy of the whole that makes it go. The weakest link always defines your net capability and the weakest link is almost never money.

    On the VC presentation Manitoba's sturdy stoics are much better suited to an organic approach, but several takeaways were well worth listening too from that presentation regardless. Particularly where he talked about what is missing here.

    It sounds like Winnipeg is finally ready for innovation that produces world class industry dominating solutions. I am beginning to love my decision to come home. I am looking forward to sharing some of my experience.

    1 · September 18

  • Ryan N.

    Good crowd, but for the most part it felt like speakers were focussed on VC-oriented entrepreneurship. As Boris pointed out, this is but one of many approaches.

    3 · September 18

  • Glenn L.

    All in all it was an interesting night. I learned a bit about a new business model. Unfortunately the sound did not carry all the way to the back. It would likely have been better if coffee was served at the end to allow people to mingle rather than going to the King’s Head. Still it was an informative event and I learned a lot. Can’t wait for the next one.

    1 · September 18

    • Dan B.

      Thank you for the great idea for coffee afterwards. Cheers!

      September 18

  • Jessica W.

    I thought it was a great opportunity to get the 'innovation' community together. I look forward to attending more events in the future.

    I missed my opportunity to promote local tech events so I thought I would post it here.

    We are hosting the first Ladies Learning Code event in Winnipeg on October 4th. http://learninglabs.org/winnipe...­ It is a beginner-friendly intro to HTML and CSS course in a social environment. If you know any mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, that are interested in dipping their big toe into technology please have them come out! The event is sponsored by iQmetrix.
    http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/octo...­

    2 · September 18

  • Edwin A.

    The format was fairly bad. When you have such a wide range of interest groups, having specific talks about technology alienates the hustlers, business alienates the hackers, etc.

    The talks were good as directed to their target groups, so this isn't a bit against them.

    What should have been done was to group all of the inclusive talks together, then break off at RRC. There was plenty of spill room, treat it like a conference and let people mingle before knocking down the King's Head.

    In the end, I was so disappointed and bored that I decided it was late enough to head home.

    September 18

  • Ben R.

    That was awesome! Thanks everyone for coming!

    1 · September 18

  • Kevin K.

    Would love to do this again!

    1 · September 18

  • Kevin K.

    Would love to do this again!

    September 18

  • ruheen a.

    Excellent event

    1 · September 17

  • ruheen a.

    Excellent event

    September 17

  • Kevin K.

    Can't wait to meet everyone there. I hope there will be room for all of us, haha!

    September 14

  • Dann B.

    I know myself and others from Bold, the Winnipeg Android user group and students at RRC are all excited to attend this event!

    2 · September 13

  • Kevin H.

    I'll be out of town unfortunately but we've been promoting it through the New Media Manitoba mailing list. NMM will be there to represent! :)

    1 · September 12

  • Ben R.

    This is going to be awesome!

    1 · September 2

    • Dan B.

      :)

      1 · September 10

    • Ben R.

      Done! Check our Facebook and Twitter Scott! This is going to be great!

      1 · September 11

  • Brent W.

    Will likely have to come late due to schedule conflict, but will try to sneak out early - this looks great!

    September 10

  • Nick D.

    You forgot the Heart Throb speaker: Nick Danzinger

    4 · September 4

  • Joelle F.

    I am in Saskatoon! Darn! Sounds like a great meetup, I am sorry I won't be in attendance. Have fun!

    August 25

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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