What we're about

ABOUT FCIP
This group is for web professionals of all types - designers, developers, programmers, copywriters, photographers, videographers, marketers and search engine specialists in Northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Aspiring web pros are also welcome. We'll meet to discuss anything from web standards to managing clients to search engine optimization. Join to learn, share, and meet like-minded people!

JOIN US ON SLACK!
If you want to join the conversation (along with many of the other Northern Colorado Tech Meetups), go to: https://tinyurl.com/techslack2022

THE FCIP LOGO ORIGIN STORY
Our logo was designed with the diversity and creativity of our members in mind.

  • The infinity loop represents, among many things, our appreciation for infinite creation, ideas and learning.
  • The component parts of the logo also represent collaboration and kinetic potential.
  • These elements all live in an abstract cubed space, which is a placeholder for their virtual environment.

Many thanks to John Patzman of 1KRobots for designing our logo and to the FCIP members who voted for this design to represent our amazing group!

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★ OUR SPONSOR CODEGEEK IS HIRING! ★
That's right! CodeGeek is looking to add a Senior Web Developer to their geeky team.

Check out all the geeky details here:
https://www.codegeek.net/about/careers/

Upcoming events (4)

FCIP - Dec 6 (ONLINE): Agile Business ≠ Agile Software

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It's the math problem they don't tell you about in business school (or software development, for that matter).

Most businesses don't have an abstract pattern or structure that
describes their business processes.

+ Most software developers don't know how to separate business and
technical logic.

= This often results in hard-coding half-understood business logic ...
and it's a recipe for disaster when companies try to scale.

Join us on Tues, December 6, as software engineer & architect Tim Kleier leads us through an interactive session where we'll simulate an evolving e-commerce business.

  • Together, we'll adapt code to changes in business requirements and feel the acute pain of mixing technical concerns with problematic business logic.
  • Then we'll discuss how to avoid these traps ... and the answers might surprise you!

The presentation will start at 6:00pm with Q&A to follow. RSVP today!

MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Tim Kleier is a software engineer & architect at Upgrade Solutions, his consultancy business that helps organizations navigate the technical challenges of scaling software.

His software experience spans small businesses, academic institutions, government agencies and enterprises. He works with code and coders during the day, and at night you'll find him hanging with his wife and four kids, running or entrepreneuring.

If you'd like to "meet" Tim before our Meetup, you can! Last year, he co-presented at Fort Collins Startup Week with FCIP's co-founder Ron Zasadzinski.

► Watch Tim present during their talk "Taming Technology: How To Effectively Navigate The Many Technology Decisions Of A Startup."

Learn more about Tim on his website: http://timkleier.com/

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ZOOM DETAILS:
You can get the LIVE STREAMING LINK in 3 ways:

  1. It will be emailed to you as soon as you RSVP via Meetup.
  2. We will also email the Zoom link to all registered attendees after 2pm on the day of the Meetup
  3. After you RSVP you will see the link on this Meetup event page itself (only visible to registered attendees).

If you'd like to attend virtually, RSVP is required.

ZOOM NOTE: Zoom now requires that all attendees be individually admitted by the meeting organizer.

  • After you click the Zoom link to attend the Meetup, you'll be placed into a waiting room.
  • We will admit you as quickly as possible.
  • Your future patience is appreciated!

FCIP - Jan 17 (ONLINE): Anyone Can Do Video Marketing (Yes, You!)

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Does the phrase, "Lights! Camera! Action!" make you want to pull the covers over your head and hide from that intimidating "record" button?

If so, then it's probably a safe bet that video hasn't made its way into your marketing strategy ... yet. And you (and your brand) could be missing out on the incredible benefits that video has to offer.

Join us on Tues, January 17, as video editor Ayelet Golz schools us on video marketing basics, busts the most common myths that serve as barriers to making videos, and equips you (yes, YOU!) for getting behind (or in front of) the camera.

The presentation will start at 6:00pm with Q&A to follow. RSVP today!

MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Imaginative and strategic in equal measures, Ayelet (pronounced “I yell it”) loves creating visual storytelling strategies to help people and brands incorporate videos into their marketing strategies.

After working in digital marketing for more than 14 years, Ayelet started Ayelet Golz Video Editing so she could continue diving deep into her clients' goals while channeling her creative energy into making custom videos.

When she's not in her video editing studio, Ayelet likes to keep her hands moving by sewing her own clothes and baking artisan bread and treats. She also spends as much time as possible (usually in nature) with her husband, daughter, pup Pepper and feline Papaya.

Learn more about Ayelet and her video editing and content strategy work at: ayeletgolz.com

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ZOOM DETAILS:
You can get the LIVE STREAMING LINK in 3 ways:

  1. It will be emailed to you as soon as you RSVP via Meetup.
  2. We will also email the Zoom link to all registered attendees after 2pm on the day of the Meetup
  3. After you RSVP you will see the link on this Meetup event page itself (only visible to registered attendees).

If you'd like to attend virtually, RSVP is required.

ZOOM NOTE: Zoom now requires that all attendees be individually admitted by the meeting organizer.

  • After you click the Zoom link to attend the Meetup, you'll be placed into a waiting room.
  • We will admit you as quickly as possible.
  • Your future patience is appreciated!

FCIP - Feb 21 (ONLINE): Developer Panel (topic TBD)

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We're putting together a developer panel! The topic is still TBD, but we betcha it'll be riveting and 100% nerdtastic.

Interested in being a part of the panel? Leave us a comment below!

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Join us on Tues, February 21, as a panel of developers come together to share with us what they know. (The specific topic is TBD.)

The panel presentation will start at 6:00pm with Q&A to follow. RSVP today!

MORE ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Stay tuned for our full list of panelists!

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ZOOM DETAILS:
You can get the LIVE STREAMING LINK in 3 ways:

  1. It will be emailed to you as soon as you RSVP via Meetup.
  2. We will also email the Zoom link to all registered attendees after 2pm on the day of the Meetup
  3. After you RSVP you will see the link on this Meetup event page itself (only visible to registered attendees).

If you'd like to attend virtually, RSVP is required.

ZOOM NOTE: Zoom now requires that all attendees be individually admitted by the meeting organizer.

  • After you click the Zoom link to attend the Meetup, you'll be placed into a waiting room.
  • We will admit you as quickly as possible.
  • Your future patience is appreciated!

FCIP - Mar 21 (ONLINE): It's a meetup mystery!

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It's a meetup mystery!

That's right, we're still working out the details for our March 2023 FCIP Meetup, but never fear! We'll share all the nitty gritty details with you once we know them ourselves.

In the meantime, here is what we DO know:

  1. We will definitely have a Meetup on Tues, Mar 21 — come rain/snow or come shine!
  2. The presentation will start at 6:00pm with Q&A to follow.
  3. The topic will be marketing focused.

RSVP today and join us!

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ZOOM DETAILS:

We'll be providing a live streaming option for our meetups for the next few months (and maybe longer) via Zoom.

You can get the LIVE STREAMING LINK in 3 ways:

  1. It will be emailed to you as soon as you RSVP via Meetup.
  2. We will also email the Zoom link to all registered attendees after 2pm on the day of the Meetup
  3. After you RSVP you will see the link on this Meetup event page itself (only visible to registered attendees).

If you'd like to attend virtually, RSVP is required.

ZOOM NOTE: Zoom now requires that all attendees be individually admitted by the meeting organizer.

  • After you click the Zoom link to attend the Meetup, you'll be placed into a waiting room.
  • We will admit you as quickly as possible.
  • Your future patience is appreciated!

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