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NBC iVillage CTO: How to Get Your Tech-Startup Taken Seriously by a Big Company

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Tammy Hepps, CTO of NBC Universal iVillage presents:
How to Get Your Tech-Startup Taken Seriously by a Big Company

Tammy Hepps is the Chief Technical Officer of NBC Universal iVillage. Her exceptional experience spans both startup and big-company and includes having been the VP of Technology for a joint venture startup between Dow Jones and IAC, Director of Software Development for the and Director of Technology for Barnes & Noble SparkNotes.

This will be a joint-Meetup with 6-groups (2000+ members!), so the networking opportunities will be outstanding!

iVolunteer Benefit
This event is free, but we ask that you please make a donation to iVolunteer ( to help launch their new Teen iVolunteer initiative (

iVolunteer is a dynamic visitation program that sends volunteers to the homes of Holocaust Survivors, providing them with companionship and much-needed assistance. There are over 5,000 frail and lonely Holocaust Survivors living throughout New York City and they need our help. Please help iVolunteer help them. (

Special thanks to our sponsors Sun Microsystems, Vork enterprise framework & Microsoft Windows 7!

This exceptional event is made possible by Vork, the enterprise PHP framework ( designed for rapid development of performance-oriented scalable applications

Vork has no learning curve! No proprietary syntax or terminology to learn! PHP developers can use Vork productively within minutes!
Tools for: PayPal, wiki, RSS, Amazon, WYSIWYG textareas (, UPS, YouTube (, Twitter, URL shortening (, QR codes, credit card processing, mutlilingual forms with phonetic-keyboard input, Flickr ( + Google: Maps (, Charts, Analytics, Sitemap, Payments, Translate & AdSense
Integration with all mainstream JavaScript frameworks: YUI, jQuery, Prototype, MooTools,, Dojo, SWFObject, Ext Core, Chrome Frame
Scalable + High-Performance: Vork footprint is nearly-transparent and can be configured to operate without any disk-IO.
AJAX tools including inline language translation ( and simplified data-loading
Standards-Compliant: produces XHTML 1.1 adhering to accessibility standards (Section 508 & W3C WAI,) full MVC stack including layouts & components, cross-browser display consistency via CSS-reset, open-source object-oriented PHP 5 code (fully-documented!) + SEO-optimized URL format

This tech-event will very-appropriately take place at Sun Microsystems (, 101 Park Avenue (corner of 40th St.) on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

Power-Networking at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME! Sun Microsystems security will ask for ID which must match the RSVP (first & last name required.)