George Saines, a project manager at Caktus Consulting in Carrboro, will lead us through the process of translating an RFP into a bid or proposal and how consultancies approach the process -- the flipside of the RFP process. George will go through (step by step) how Caktus quotes projects, giving insight into what they are looking for at each step and how the RFP translates into a successful end result.
An Ohio native, George graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Economics and spent several years founding a successful web startup in Cleveland before moving to the Triangle in 2010. He loves spending time with programmers, entrepreneurs, and computer nerds like himself. Caktus specializes in building custom web applications for clients ranging in size from CBS to local entrepreneurs and George's role is to ensure that those projects are delivered on time and under budget.
This should be a nice followup to David Minton's July presentation "How to plan a web project and write an RFP (http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/events/72872142/)."
Directions to UNC-TV, http://www.unctv.org/aboutus/directions.html
Pizza (sponsored by NTEN & PINInc/RTPNet) and discussion starting at 6:30, program at 7:00.
If you arrive late and can't get in, call our host, James McGurk, cell phone[masked]. It's hard to see the front door from the meeting room.
We look forward to seeing you there!