December (Holiday) Web Dev Meetup

It's our 4th Annual Holiday Meetup! As is our tradition, our Holiday Meetup will be more informal than our regular meetups, but you're still welcome to bring questions, topics, problems, etc. Here's the plan... Can't have a holiday get together without food! I'll bring cookies, milk and cups. Feel free to bring a holiday treat, if you'd like, but please don't feel like you have to bring anything except yourself. If you do plan on bringing something, please post a comment on the Dec Meetup page so we don't end up with 300 napkins. What would you like to discuss in the coming year? Give it some thought, and bring your top 5-10 suggestions for topics you'd like to learn more about. We're planning presentations on marketing and e-learning. What's your 'Top Ten of 2010' list? We'd like to know! Join in our holiday tradition. Like a year in review, or Letterman's countdown, bring a geeky top ten list to share with the group - you decide the subject. Some ideas: top ten tools you use for web design/dev, top ten sites I use, favorite social networking sites, pet peeves on the web, examples of good design, examples of dastardly design, helpful books, organizations, etc . . . We'll have a laptop and a projector in case you'd like to demo things on the web. A few announcements: IvyCat is offering 25% off Web Hosting for Web Meetup members! Just enter the coupon code ghwdm11 when signing up @ ivycat.com/hosting/web-hosting/ Bill Branson of Strategic Business Architects is offering a Free 5 day mini course 5 Steps to a Better Business Business Owners: Don't Start 2011 Without A Plan! Most business owners will start another year without a plan. Not the kind of complicated plan used to get financing, but a simple written plan focused on making their business better. Stuck in the day to day operations of their business they can't seem to find the time to think strategically about their business. They'll do the same things year after year, never realizing the full potential their business has to offer. Make 2011 different! Get focused on things that really matter, things that take your business to the next level right from the start. Let me help you think strategically about where you are taking your business. Get your business intentions out of your head and on a page - fast. Turn your intentions to action: action steps well-grounded in where your business is going. My complimentary mini course, 5 Steps to a Better Business, helps you zero in on the key factors for a thriving business in just a few minutes each day. Over the next 5 days you will learn:


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  • Jill Freeman

    As usual, I enjoyed and learned from the people. It's amazing how many golden nuggets I leave with (along with a few extra calories this time!)

    December 17, 2010

  • Ron Potter

    It was good. If only the bartender had showed up, it would have been perfect!

    December 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of great discussion and resources (and food.) The sharing of ideas in a friendly atmosphere is what makes this Meetup so valuable and enjoyable. I always learn many things,.

    Thanks Eric, Anne, and everyone who attended

    December 16, 2010

  • Susan Westbrook

    Good food and interesting discussion! Thanks for another great year, Eric! See you all in January! :)s

    December 16, 2010

  • Alan Jones

    So good. I always learn more than a few new things. Thanks for sharing your experiences everyone!

    December 15, 2010

  • Kathy

    My "sweet" is specifically Million Dollar cookies aka chocolate chip cookies :)

    December 15, 2010

  • Eric Amundson

    Thanks Folks! See you there.

    December 15, 2010

  • Alan Jones

    I'll bring chips.

    December 15, 2010

  • Ron Potter

    I'll bring a cheese platter too. Ooops, Aamir beat me by 5 minutes, hope we have some different ones!

    December 15, 2010

  • Aamir

    I'll bring a cheese platter.

    December 15, 2010

  • Sean B.

    I'll bring some of those little tangerine or "cutie" things

    December 14, 2010

  • Susan Westbrook

    I'll bring something salty. :)

    December 14, 2010

  • Kathy

    I'm not sure what it will be yet, but I'll bring something in the dessert category.

    December 11, 2010

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