Local Tech Talks in Bellingham, Washington

Mark Michael & Daniel Rust

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"The DevHub Story (Seattle Startup)"

Mark Michael and Daniel Rust, Co-Founders, EVO MEdia Group

December 17, 2013 6:00pm

About the Talk

Mark Michael told the interesting story of the founding of DevHub.com, a free website builder that evolved from a tool for buiulding small business websites into a back end platform for publishing that is used by many of the world's most successful yellow page companies.

After seeing a free website builder, Daniel scoffed that it was "easy" to build something like that. Mark responded with a bet - he challenged Daniel to prove it by building an equivalent system from scratch within 30 days. Daniel accomplished that feat, and the rest is history. The prototype led to several rounds of funding and the growth of a successful (profitable) Seattle startup.

When is It?

BHAMSessions are planned for the Nth day of every month. We aim for 1st week, but may be rescheduled to accommodate speakers and holidays. Please watch this website for announcements.

Who's Invited?

All web-involved professionals in Bellingham at the time of the talk are welcome. Copy writers, web designers, producers and production staff, story tellers, content creators, coders & developers, strategy-UX-IA pros... even marketers are welcome! Bring us a business card that shows you are active in the industry.

Who Speaks or Presents?

Local people with stuff to share, and some invited guests. If you have something to present for discussion or to demonstrate something you've accomplished on the web or with web technologies, let us know via the contact form. Or just come and witness, and consider presenting on a later date.

Are Business Owners Welcome?

BHAMSessions are for web-involved professionals interested in learning, sharing and networking with peers. Business owners who are not web professionals can use the invite form below to request permission to attend, which may be granted at the discretion of the organizers and participants.

What Topics are Covered?

Anything of interest to an audience of local web professionals is suitable for a BHAMSession. Any topic that helps with the What, How, and Why aspects of publishing on the web. No promotional or sales presentations, please. See the list of prior BHAMSessions for examples.

Who Runs It?

BHAMSessions are run by volunteers and hosted by a local web publisher.

Is it FREE?

Yes, BHAMSessions are free to participants. However, our gracious hosts and sponsors reserve the right to restrict attendance to anyone for any reason.

Is this like a TED Talk?

Heck no! BHAMSessions are casual "here's what I did" and "check this out" gatherings. Don't have a polished deck? Bring what you got, and present what you bring, or go live at a keyboard or white board. BHAMSessions are about the people and the info sharing, not fame nor glory.

Where is It?

We conduct research, develop web strategy, build, publish, manage and promote web properties from a loft space in town.

Additional Info

BHAMSessions should be supportive for learners, creative innovators, and risk-takers, so please bring smiles and an open mind. No audio recording and no video permitted. White board and markers, projector for Mac/Windows available.

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