PhoneGap/Cordova Intro

Are you interested in making apps for IOS and Android?

We’re going to look at how you can put your web development skills to use creating native hybrid apps that can be delivered by App Store. It’s becoming increasingly easier to get an app published. Chance Roth will be using 2 computers to dev for IOS and Android at the same time.

Date: 4/09/2013
RSVP on MEETUP

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:45 – Announcements, Member intros
7:45-8:30 – Topic and Discussion
8:30-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

Follow @RefreshSD on Twitter for the latest Refresh updates as well as joining our email newsletter announcements.

Also check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events

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March Mingle 2013

It’s that time of the year again! March Mingle is back for its 9th year and will take place at ScaleMatrix in Kearney Mesa on Wednesday March 13th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Please join us for an exciting evening event of networking, drinks, food, to check out San Diego’s latest tech startups and discover what other local user groups are up to.

Since 2004, March Mingle has brought together technologists from San Diego’s technical user groups for a night of socializing and camaraderie. Thanks to the support of these user groups, San Diego geeks have sold out the venue for the last 3 years. The night is focused on connecting local tech groups and is conducted without sales pitches or demos.

You are invited to come out to talk shop, trade war stories, and munch on finger food while enjoying the evening with San Diego’s finest technologists.

Click here to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite: http://marchmingle2013.eventbrite.com
For more event details visit http://marchmingle.com

This is San Diego tech’s largest community event and we couldn’t do this event without your attendance and support. Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Phelan Riessen

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Online Marketing Summit – Feb 11-13

https://oms.reg.techweb.com/SD/2013/registrations

Online Marketing Summit (OMS) is back in sunny San Diego this February 11-13. OMS connects marketers with the knowledge, experts and technologies that are transforming digital marketing and business. Join us for three days of 40+ conference sessions and workshops across eight tracks and discover the latest insights on analytics & big data, content marketing, demand generation, email, mobile, search, social, and strategy. OMS’ hands-on learning approach is integrated with the larger perspective of how digital marketing is influencing and impacting the customer engagement model, enabling OMS attendees to immediately create greater impact within their organization and with their audiences.

Use code WEREFRESHSD for 25% off All Access or Conference Passes.
RSVP: https://oms.reg.techweb.com/SD/2013/registrations

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Developing Windows 8 Store Apps using HTML5/JS/CS

When: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:30pm to 9pm
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/RefreshSD

Windows 8 provides the single largest money making opportunity that has ever been available to individual developers.  Not only that, but it has the widest array of programming languages with which native applications can be developed.  In this session, we will cover the basics of the Windows 8 operating system and how HTML5/JS/CSS developers can leverage their existing skills to create first class applications that run on Windows 8 RT.  In addition, we will take a quick look at a few of the tools that are available for building games on Windows 8.  I Hope to see you there!

Bret Stateham is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist based in Southern California. Bret has been developing since the age of 13, and has been working with Microsoft Technologies for over twenty years. He spent a number of years on the admin side managing servers, networks and users, but has been a developer all along writing code for fun, utility and profit. Prior to working at Microsoft, Bret was the owner of Net Connex, a Microsoft Partner focusing primarily on providing training for SQL Server and .NET Development. You find him on the web at http://BretStateham.com and on twitter at @BretStateham.

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Build a Demo Mobile App!

Daniel Marashlian will be talking about the mobile web, and the advantages and disadvantages of building in the mobile web. Also, we’ll be building a demo app! Daniel will use CodeIgniter (http://codeigniter.com/) to demo the app. Though a mobile website can be built in almost any language.

AGENDA:
7:30-7:45 – Announcements, Member intros
7:45-8:30 – Topic and Discussion
8:30-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech t

Time: November 13th, 2012
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/RefreshSD/events/86373752/

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How to think like a “Growth Hacker”

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/RefreshSD/events/62938442/
Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 7:30 PM at Qualcomm QRC Building

Growth Hackers engineer virality at the core of their products to build a steady flow of users. We will discuss which company’s have successfully used these techniques to grow. The psychology and principals of viral growth and how you can learn to think and act like a growth hacker, too.

Tim Homuth will expand on the discussion he gave on Facebook Ads and share from his experience in direct, digital, and social media marketing.

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:45 – Announcements, Member intros
7:45-8:30 – Topic and Discussion
8:30-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

The San Diego Web Designers meetup meets every second Tuesday of the month and is combined with the Refresh San Diego and the HTML-5 user groups. Looking for things to do? Make sure to check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events.

Tired of working from home? Check out a co-working space near you and start collaborating with other co-working members. 3rdSpace, AI Center and Co-Merge are my favorite places. Here’s the complete list of co-working spaces in San Diego: http://www.sdtechscene.org/resources/#coworking

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Want to Learn About Facebook Ads?

Presentation Download: http://files.meetup.com/1302269/Facebook%20Ads.pdf

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/RefreshSD/events/55466532/
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:30 PM at Qualcomm QRC Building

Tim Homuth will be presenting on advertising on Facebook and share his inside knowledge on what he’s learned working with brands and celebrities. Stay tuned for more updates.

In this talk we will cover how to…

  • Define your goals
  • Micro target your audience
  • Measure your conversion
  • Optimize your Facebook Ads budget

We will quickly cover the basics to get set up, share with you some tips, tricks, and lessons learned from our experience, and spend the majority of our time defining the process you can use to test strategy and manage ad campaigns for your business.

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:45 – Announcements, Member intros
7:45-8:30 – Topic and Discussion
8:30-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

The San Diego Web Designers meetup meets every second Tuesday of the month and is combined with the Refresh San Diego and the HTML-5 user groups. Looking for things to do? Make sure to check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events.

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How to Improve your Business Reputation on Yelp

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/RefreshSD/events/33375812/

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 7:30 PM at Qualcomm

As a web designer, many of us have clients that struggle with social networks. Yelp is one them that has frustrated many business owners with reviews and unruly marketing tactics. Join us to November 8th to see how you can help educate your clients on how to gain the edge on the competition.

Yelp Presentation Slides:


Yelp averages more than 20 Million reviews and 53 Million visitors per month.  How many of your customers rely on Yelp?  In this presentation, Steven Moody and Sandro Jaeggi of Beachhead Marketing will review how you can increase your revenue by effectively using your Yelp profile.

We’ll be looking at how to improve your Yelp reputation, who should care about Yelp, deconstructing Yelp’s algorithm, how to improve your Yelp presence, baseline results, what are you customers searching for, optimizing profiles, getting your good reviews out of purgatory and more.

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:45 – Announcements, Member intros
7:45-8:30 – Topic and Discussion
8:30-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

The San Diego Web Designers meetup meets every second Tuesday of the month and is combined with the Refresh San Diego and the HTML-5 user groups. Looking for things to do? Make sure to check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events.

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Why use Magento eCommerce

RSVP for “Why use Magento eCommerce” on Meetup.com/RefreshSD
Tuesday 7:30pm, October 11, 2011

Do you know about Magento, the world’s fastest growing eCommerce technology company with over 100,000 stores worldwide?   Their sites range from up and comers, to the world’s largest on-line retailers like Salomon Skis, Tool King, The North Face, GolfSmith, Bonobos, Dockers, Ford, Sierra Nevada, BarackObama, Nokia, Harvey Nichols, Fred Perry and more.

Our presenter, Travis Fawcett, has been a freelance developer working in web applications for over 8 years.  His soup of choice is the meaty LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack. He has over three years of Object Orient PHP development utilizing the Zend Framework. With this solid background in Zend Framework, Travis has easily transitioned into a Magento developer.

Since September of last year, Travis has been developing unique Magento sites that required everything from custom theming to full blown custom module creation and modification.

Travis will focus on a brief history of the development of Magento and why it’s gained in popularity.  He will then transition into a demo site and highlight key features of the application along with some food for thought before jumping in.   Additionally, for those more interested in the theming and coding, Travis will give a brief overview of the file structure, Magento theming, module creation and debugging. Finally he’ll wrap up with how to get started with Magento, the must haves along with what you need to know to avoid common install mistakes.

For more information or Magento help from Travis, he can be reached at  http://calltravis.com

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:40 – Announcements, Member intros
7:40-8:45 – Topic and Discussion
8:45-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

RefreshSD meets every second Tuesday of the month and is combined with the HTML-5 and the San Diego Web Designers user groups.

Follow @RefreshSD on Twitter for the latest Refresh updates as well as joining our email newsletter announcements.

Also check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events.

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Open Web App Summit – Fall 2011

RSVP for Open Web App Summit – Fall 2011
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Sept 13, 2011

Brought to you by CloudCanvas and featuring Sweetlabs

Learn about how two new San Diego startups are changing the way applications are experienced on the desktop and in the browser.

The summit is for Developers looking to innovate beyond the sandbox of iPhone, Facebook or Twitter apps. And, for developers looking to monetize their web applications.

Pokki: How to make awesome desktop applications using HTML5
Pokki is an application platform for the desktop that enables web developers to create awesome desktop applications using HTML5. Please join Adrian for an overview of Pokki and what it can do for you.

CloudCanvas: A new way to develop and monetize web apps.
Develop Once, experience everywhere! Our new development platform makes development of money-making apps headache-free.

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AGENDA:
7:30-7:40 – Announcements, Member intros
7:40-8:45 – Topic and Discussion
8:45-9:00 – The usual networking and geek tech talk

RefreshSD meets every second Tuesday of the month and is combined with the HTML-5 and the San Diego Web Designers user groups.

Follow @RefreshSD on Twitter for the latest Refresh updates as well as joining our email newsletter announcements.

Also check out http://SDTechScene.org for a list of all of San Diego’s Tech User Groups and a Calendar of Events.

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