Shoals Tech MeetUP - Speakers and Networking
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Shoals Tech MeetUP - Speakers and Networking

  • Florence-Lauderdale Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 
  • Speakers:

    1.  Mr.  Jacob Senecal

    Mr.  Jacob Senecal from Simon Solutions where they build web applications. They are nerds with a passion for making computers work for you, not against you. Their manifesto is simple - Carefully listen and continually improve. 

    Topic:  Intro to Django, a framework for Python Web Applications:  See how you can create a simple web application with just a few lines of code using the magic of Django. The presentation will cover the basics of this powerful Python framework in the hopes of whetting your appetite for more!

    2.  Mr.  Tim Elam

    Topic:  Search Engine Optimization: Best Practices and Bad Mistakes

    It's not always obvious what will help and what will hurt SEO, even to experienced marketers. In this session we'll look at some SEO best practices to help improve your search engine ranking and some of the most common SEO mistakes to avoid. 

    If time permits, Tim will do a couple live reviews, critiquing the web sites of volunteers and identifying missed SEO opportunities 
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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Idea Audition

GOT A BUSINESS IDEA? AUDITION IT! Do you have an idea for building a better mousetrap? On November 19, present your idea during the Shoals Idea Audition and you may win $5,000 to help get your business started! Second place earns $2,500 and third place gets $1,000. It’s part American Idol and part Shark Tank - and we’ll even teach you how to pitch. Got a great idea for a business? Audition it on November 19 and you may be a winner! For more information, and to reserve your audition spot, contact The Shoals Chamber of Commerce at 256-764-4661 or sholt@shoalschamber.com.

GOT A BUSINESS IDEA? AUDITION IT!

Do you have an idea for building a better mousetrap? On November 19, present your idea during the Shoals Idea Audition and you may win $5,000 to help get your business started! Second place earns $2,500 and third place gets $1,000. It’s part American Idol and part Shark Tank - and we’ll even teach you how to pitch. Got a great idea for a business? Audition it on November 19 and you may be a winner!

For more information, and to

reserve your audition spot, contact

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce at

256-764-4661 or sholt@shoalschamber.com.

IMPORTANT DATES

Mark your calendar for these important dates.

Sunday, November 1 Midnight
Deadline for entry

Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Pitch Training held at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, 20 Hightower Place, Florence, AL 35630*

Wednesday, November 4, 9:00 am–11:00 am
Pitch Training held at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, 20 Hightower Place, Florence, AL 35630*

*Participants MUST participate in at least one training session. 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Event location - 2nd floor of the GUC at University of North Alabama

4:00 – Registration begins and set up of table top displays

4:30 – Idea Auditions begin

6:00 – Keynote Speaker - To be Announced

7:00 – Announce winners

7:00 – Networking event

8:00 – Conclude event

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Biz Buzz Meetup

  • Florence Lauderdale Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A growing community of business startups and entrepreneurs who meet to hear from one of their community about their successes and challenges. After about a 10 minute business presentation the attendees then ask questions of the speaker. The 20 minute Q&A session that occurs is focused on helping both the speaker and attendees. The last 30 minutes are left for the group to network

Speaker is Laura Hester of Red Gingham Gourmet.

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