WIMP Events

Wimp meets every last Wednesday of the month for a topical meetup, and once a month around the 10th for a lunch meetup.

Upcoming Events

  • Tales From The Client Whisperer

    Monday, April 24th, 2017 | 6:30 PM 4:00 AM

    How to use storytelling, NLP, problem solving and open communication to get client approvals every time.

    Do you sweat bullets every time you have to meet with a client for a presentation or proposal meeting? There is no need. Let Ann Stringer give you tools to CRUSH (in a good way) your next client meeting.

    No matter how talented your design, coding or technical skills are, in the end you only prove your value to your clients or employers by selling your work. Come away from this Meetup with the strategies and tactics you need to do that more effectively.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!

    WIMP meetings start at 6:30 and presentations start a little after at 7:00, so don't rush. Parking is available in campus parking lots and there is a limited amount of parking in the adjacent neighborhood in the evenings. Please note parking rules if you go that route.

    Please bring what you would like to snack on and share. We will supply pizza and water. No alcohol allowed on SRJC campus. Thanks.

Past Events

  • Task List Holy War!

    Monday, March 27th, 2017 | 6:30 PM 4:00 AM

    In some circles the choice of browser, programmers' editor, or operating systems are topics that incite arguments with no peaceful resolution.

    When it comes to the tools used to organize teams and tasks, the passions can also run pretty high.

    That's why you're likely to be entertained AND informed when we assemble our community to talk about why each member likes the tools they choose for this purpose.

    Whether you prefer Basecamp, Remember the Milk. Slack, Outlook, or Asana, you'll almost certainly see something new for yourself as our panel talks about their success stories and pet peeves.

    Vincent Lowe has had another event come up, so we will have a round-robin discussion. Please bring your task management favorites and why you love 'em. You will leave the evening with some new ideas on how to get things done.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!

    WIMP meetings start at 6:30 and presentations start a little after at 7:00, so don't rush. Parking is available in campus parking lots and there is a limited amount of parking in the adjacent neighborhood in the evenings. Please note parking rules if you go that route.

    Please bring what you would like to snack on and share. We will supply pizza and water. No alcohol allowed on SRJC campus. Thanks.

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    18 RSVP

  • Happy Hour Meetup @ Jaded Toad in Cotati

    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 5:00 PM 4:00 PM

    This time we bring our WIMPyness to the strangely shaped town of Cotati (I hesitate to call it a city but whatever). Conveniently located for our southern Sonoma County members.

    Happy Hour is from 3 - 6. Half off munchies, some drink specials. Well reviewed BBQ. We'll be there early to circle the wagons but do come when you can. Let's talk shop or whatever you want to talk about. Look forward to seeing you there.

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    14 RSVP

  • Put an "S" on it: Moving from HTTP to HTTPS for a Large Publishing Site

    Monday, February 27th, 2017 | 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

    The internet is abuzz - HTTPS everywhere. Unfortunately, getting there is major undertaking. Join our own Jake Spurlock as he discusses the process of implementing HTTPS by default on wired.com

    He will walk through selling the idea internally, preparing the site for HTTPS, and monitoring it after the launch. He will also outline an approach for an HTTPS transition that anyone can use.

    If you've been thinking of switching yours or your client's sites to https (you know you should), you'll come away with an actionable plan and a clearer understanding of how and why it matters.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!

    WIMP meetings start at 6:30 and presentations start a little after at 7:00, so don't rush. Parking is available in campus parking lots and there is a limited amount of parking in the adjacent neighborhood in the evenings. Please note parking rules if you go that route.

    Please bring nosh if you would like to nosh, water or soda. Thanks.

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    20 RSVP

  • The Villa Happy Hour

    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 5:30 PM 4:00 AM

    You want to feel like a Good Fella? Come by The Villa between 5:30 & 7:30, make your way up the hill and have some ambiance and old-school mangia and drinks, like Vegas in the 60s, baby.

    Big plus is drink special until 7:30 and food special all evening. We'll be in the bar by the windows facing the door, in case one of the other families comes in and wants some trouble. OK, it'll just be us WIMPs. :)

    Let me know when if you can make so we can give them a final number the day before. Hope to see you there.

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    11 RSVP

  • Easy & Effective Email Marketing For Everybody

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017 | 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

    You probably have clients come to you asking about email marketing. Do you know what to say? What are the benefits and pitfalls of email marketing and WHY is it so important. Our own Stormy Knight will cover the basics of Email Marketing, with an emphasis on the Easy & Effective parts. She'll include tips on scheduling, increasing engagement and response rates, incentivizing signup and lots more.

    This presentation will be useful to both small business people who are looking for a powerful way to build a new marketing channel and web developers who want to understand the whys and hows of setting up email marketing for their clients.

    We will have a Q&A session after the short presentation to get your specific questions answered and handouts and resource sheets for you to pick up after the presentation.

    Bring nosh if you would enjoy nosh. Thanks!

    NEW LOCATION!: We will be meeting again in the Santa Rosa Jr. College Senate Chambers. The Bertolini building is also the Student Union and is located at the NE corner of the campus, closest to the corner of Elliott and Mendocino Avenue. There is paid parking located all around the campus. The entrance to the chambers is located on the south side of the building.

    More information on building location and parking is located here: https://maps.santarosa.edu/lawrence-bertolini-student-center

    past Meetup

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