Meetings

Form a Startup in Winchester, VA? WVG Says “Yes”

Dreaming of starting your own company in the northern Shenandoah Valley? At the next Refresh meet-up we’ll learn about angel investment directly from a local source. John Sheetz, representing the Winchester Venture Group (WVG) and the Winchester Innovation Management Group (WIMG), will share with us his experiences investing in and developing numerous small companies.

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No More New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, Refreshers! For our first meetup of the year, Corey Brown will lead a discussion on how January 1st is just another day and why new year’s resolutions aren’t worth much. This is a discussion about opportunity, about taking a chance and making the leap. We’ll also talk about the exciting future of…

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Refresh Super Mega Awesome Cool Holiday Meetup

We want to get together one last time in 2011 with the Refresh crowd, for a little holiday cheer (no topic, just hanging out). We’ll provide the pizza, you bring some beer (or any beverage of choice). And a friend who hasn’t been to Refresh before, but should be attending. When: Wednesday (December 21st) at…

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Wufoo: A Look at the Powerful (and Super Easy) Form Builder Solution

For our last Refresh meetup of 2011, Aaron Collegeman will lead a discussion on Wufoo, the hosted form solution designed for non-techies and techies alike, from simple form building to a powerful API. Wufoo’s HTML form builder helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online…

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Responsive Web Design Meetup

As people use more and more devices – computers, tablets, netbooks, mobile – designing different layouts for all of these screen sizes is way too much hassle. Fear not. There’s something called Responsive Web Design, and we’re going to get together to share what we know about it, work through examples and frameworks designed for…

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“What are you working on?”

Have you been busy shipping-it this year? What’s your current project? Do you need help? Join us for our next meeting as we open up the talk, round table style, and give each member a chance to talk about a project near-and-dear to them. We’ll use the discussion to give shape to the next slate…

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The little screen: Front end development for mobile web (and apps!)

Joey Blake will take us through the experience of learning to develop web for mobile using HTML5 and frameworks like jQuery mobile and Sencha Touch. Then we’ll explore using those same skills to make apps for the iPhone App Store with wrappers like Appcelerator and PhoneGap. About Joey: Joey started his web career as a…

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Google Analytics 101

Does your website work? If you’re not using some sort of web analytics tool, you’re probably not able to answer that question. Even if you are, there’s a lot of hidden information (and hidden opportunities), especially if you’re using Google Analytics. While Google Analytics is super easy to add to any site, knowing what to…

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Refresh Winchester August 2011 Meetup: WordPress Plugins + Introducing WordCamp Meetups

WordPress is a popular platform for many Refreshers who use it in plenty of projects. Many others are looking to get started with it in the future. Our August Refresh discussion will center around WordPress plugins. We’ll spend a few minutes talking about what using plugins means, review a list of plugins that are recommended…

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Refresh Interviews: Get to Know Your Community

At our last session we talked about what Refresh Winchester is: how it came to be, and where it’s going. We all agreed that while no member is a stranger to any other, we’re all mostly fuzzy on what everyone else does. Not just what we do to earn a buck, but what we’re passionate…

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