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How to launch an MVP with Django

The purpose of this talk is to show you, the developer, how to get your great idea to market as fast as possible.  We will discuss how to use the concept of the MVP as a lens to keep you focused on only what matters.  This lens will affect how you plan, build and deploy your MVP.  We'll look at how to set up your project to be able to deploy and iterate fast using Heroku and South.  We'll finally look at specific products and services that will reduce or eliminate much of what you would otherwise have to do yourself.

Many people believe that the first step towards a successful startup is building a minimum viable product (MVP).  If you're a developer with a great idea this should be easy, right?  Maybe not.  The biggest challenge for a developer is to stay focused and avoid wasting time on things that don't benefit your MVP.

Our speaker Kai Yen is CTO for JWT INSIDE, an advertising agency focused on employment/recruitment.  Kai is also the founder of CareerMat.ch, a service to make searching for a job easier.  Kai has more than 15 years of experience in IT management and software development.  While his primary background is system administration, he codes any free moment he can find.  Kai has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside and recently moved to NYC from Los Angeles, CA.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Extremely informative, organization and hosts were great.
    Kai (tonight's speaker) is highly knowledgeable and full of great advice. Thanks.

    May 24, 2013

  • Peter K.

    A good mix of business and technical necessity.

    May 24, 2013

  • martinheinsdorf

    The talk was outstanding, a constant stream of technical information and business insights.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kai Y.

    Thanks for being such a great audience. Slides are here: http://slid.es/kyen99/django-mvp Hit me @kyen99 with any questions.

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are stuck outside if anyone can let us in

    May 23, 2013

  • Marcus P.

    The bad weather played tricks on us. Enjoy!

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad weather. Can't make it. Enjoy!

    May 23, 2013

  • Daniel C.

    My flight into town got cancelled :(

    May 23, 2013

  • Andrew E.

    Unfortunately I can't make it. Will there be discussion notes or a video posted?

    May 21, 2013

  • Jahde

    I really want to come!!!

    May 9, 2013

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