Last week’s events were about socializing, and this week’s are all about learning.
On Tuesday, learn how to use Ruby as a competitive advantage in developer contests (eg. Startup Weekend), then head over to the source for mobile groups – DalMob. Lastly, on Thursday a guest speaker from “the valley” will give insights on the seven steps necessary for a successful startup.
Get out there, have fun, make a difference.
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What’s Going on in the Dallas Startup Community
Dallas Ruby Brigade
When: Tues, Aug 2, 7-9pm
Where: Improving Enterprises, 16633 Dallas Parkway, Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75001
Step inside the world of using Ruby and Rails in the hotness that is Developer Contests. They’ll explore contest logistics, lessons learned, and what to do afterward.
When: Tues, Aug 2, 6:30-8pm
Where: TechWildcatters Offices 2700 Fairmount St. Dallas TX 75201
They’ll be hosting their first Open Discussion night. You will have the opportunity to ask the group or individuals anything and open the door for further discussion. This conclave will be informal and relaxed.
7 Steps to a successful startup with Naeem Zafar
When: Thurs, Aug 4, 6pm
Where: Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard Street Dallas, Texas 75201
Author, serial entrepreneur, and Haas School of Business at Berkeley professor Naeem Zafar visits from the Bay Area to present 7 Steps to a Successful Startup. Naeem shares the basic building blocks of startup life from how to be sure you’re an entrepreneur to concept validation, team building, fundraising, and understanding the life of a founder/CEO. Whether you have a great idea, are starting a small business, or are an entrepreneur yourself, you are sure to receive invaluable tips from Naeem’s insights and experience.