The first workshop in the newly created Entrepreneurship Summit Series was presented by Professor Joel Sommers on February 6. “What every entrepreneur should know about Agile web development” introduced the concepts and practices behind Agile software development, which is well-suited to building great, long-lasting web-based applications. The one-hour workshop was geared towards students who may have a great idea that they are trying to get off the ground and want to get started on the right foot; already have a site deployed but wanted to learn about and follow best-practices; or for those who were simply curious about how the best websites get built. No prior experience in software development was expected or necessary.
About 15 students, as well as staff from Communications and ITS, attended the workshop. It was encouraging to see so many non-TIA (Thought Into Action) students in the crowd. This reinforces our belief that there is a large number of students on campus who are interested in entrepreneurship. We will follow this workshop up with “How to make a Kickstarter-type video” and “Using social media to advance your venture” later in the semester. The Entrepreneurship Summit Series will also be hosting speakers this semester. Stay tuned for more details!
Here is the video of the workshop: