John Corning - Building a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) Platform for Fun & Profit
The meeting will be held on Tue, October 13, 2015 at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the new location. The SarasotaDev meeting is from 6pm-8pm. Note that we have FREE open coworking from 9am-5pm at the Station - please feel free to join us during the day.
Please RSVP for this event at Meetup.com (SarasotaDev is moving there soon):
Building a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) Platform.
We love the Software-as-a-Service business model with its lure of a steadily increasing, recurring revenue stream. Join SarasotaDev as John Corning will show you a way to quickly bring your idea to market with a rapid development platform specifically geared toward creating SaaS applications.
John began developing the platform in 2006 and used it to build TroopWebHost, which now helps over 1,200 Boy Scout troops worldwide manage their membership, calendar, advancement, and finances. A few years ago he created a generic version of the site, Our Group Online, which offers many of the same capabilities to any community organization.
The platform leverages an extended data dictionary to dynamically generate a consistent, reliable user interface for desktop and mobile devices. John will provide a brief demonstration and open up the discussion to how it could be used to exploit new markets.
John ran a public safety software company in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where he was involved in several technology startups. John toured the Midwest as member of the Free Hot Lunch band, a comedy-acoustic-vocal-party group that still can pack a hall for the occasional reunion performance. John moved to Sarasota last year and is enjoying the entrepreneurial environment Stan and Sara are building here.
Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2015:
Thu Dec 3, 2015 - Robert Boedigheimer, MVP visits again.
Please reply to this email if you have feedback, speaker suggestions, or would like to sponsor the group.
Nearby Events of Note:
- BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After-hours North join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
- BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Pub32 on the South Trail in Sarasota for great conversation! More info here.
- Suncoast Technology Forum - TechBytes Luncheon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill. More info here.
- Tampa Windows AppDev Group - various times. More info here.
- MADTampa Mobile App Developers- second Wednesday of the month. More info here.
Check out the Entrepreneurs & Startups education series schedule at http://www.meetup.com/Entrepreneurs-Startups/ for free events that happen most weeks, and workshop events to grow your business.
More Florida events can be found on Joe (devFish) Healy's events page.
Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2015:
Dates are being filled in as they're known. If you haven't attended in the past, a CodeCamp is a free, all-day Saturday developer event put on by regional developers, for developers. If you've been to CodeCamp in the past, then you know you don't want to miss the upcoming season. BarCamps are similar to CodeCamps, except they're not developer-specific, covering business, design, and other topics as well.