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GatorLUG Meeting | 2012-01-18 | 6-8pm | Running a Software Service Business

Jan 18 2012 6:00 pm
Jan 18 2012 8:00 pm
America/New York

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for January 18, 2012

6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion

6:30 - 7:45 Running a Software Service Business | Dan Evenson

It's 3am and you can't sleep. You've been thinking about an idea all day that you believe would make a great software service. You wonder if you can pull it off. You feel confident about writing the code and making a great product. But you wonder what else it will take to make the business successful.

This month, Dan Evenson, founder of Pathway Systems will talk about the challenges of starting and running a software service business.

Dan saw a need that all IT shops (and lots of other businesses) could benefit from - visual dependency mapping. Visual dependency mapping is a way to create an image that shows what things are dependent on other things. Dan started with the open source graphing package called Graphiz and developed his product from there.

Dan's product allows a user to document everything from business processes to applications, servers, storage, networks, power systems, cloud resources, and more. Identify the impact of IT changes in seconds and generate complete sets of up-to-date, fully-indexed, printable IT configuration handbooks for recovery or compliance and auditing.

7:45 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new

The Laboratory | 818 W University Ave., Suite C. Gainesville, FL, 32601