Thursday, November 3, 2011

Craig Burgess on how social media has impacted our lives and businesses.

Our next meeting will be held Monday, November 14th, 2011 6-8 pm at Tahoe
Donner's Pizza on the Hill at 11509 Northwoods Blvd for a live demo of the
recently launched Google+ product features.

Craig Burgess, a web analyst from,will discuss how social
media has impacted our lives and businesses and show you how to turn what
once was perceived as ‘just a trend’ into a powerful personalized tool. He
will give a live demo of what Google is doing with the Google+ project by
showing a plethora of new features including the upcoming business page
launch, ripples and more. Craig will let us play with the Google+ Hangout
feature and demonstrate using one of Telestream products, called Wirecast
that will do the heavy lifting for the out put to

At the end of the meeting there will be a drawing for a license for Wirecast
($449 value; Before and after the discussion,
there will also be time for networking with other technology people who live
and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

In the mid-80's Craig correctly predicted the coffeehouse boom back when
you heard, "So, let me get this straight: Starbucks sells coffee for three
bucks a cup?" Craig also writes blog posts, plays in the social media
streams including Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn and helps the marketing
department in ways beyond his normal areas of Usability, Conversion Rate and
Search Engine Optimization. He lives with his wife and kids in Grass Valley
and splits his time between work, family and lots of outdoor activities.

Join us at Tahoe Donner's Pizza on the Hill at 11509 Northwoods Blvd. A $5
fee includes pizza, salad, and soft drinks. Silicon Mountain Group – A local
networking group of technology professionals, entrepreneurs and virtuals
that hosts a monthly meeting from 6-8 pm on the 2nd Monday of every month.

RSVP This weeks event is co-sponsored by
New Leaders (, a local web and mobile software
development company and, a Nevada City based - video
software - hardware company.

Hope to see you there!