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Posted by: John_Hamilton on 12/10/2013 12:23 PM Updated by: John_Hamilton on 12/10/2013 12:36 PM
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“Basic Economic Development Issues for High Tech Startups in Calaveras County” John MacWillie To Address CCEDC Meeting December 11

San Andreas, CA....The CCEDC has a guest speaker at the Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 2:00pm meeting of the Calaveras County Economic Development Company, (CCEDC). The meeting will be in the classrooms of Mark Twain Medical Center. The speaker is John MacWillie. He lived in Calaveras County during his youth, graduating from Calaveras High School. He has recently moved back to the county. He has been an executive in the software industry for thirty years and is leading a web-based technology startup currently out raising venture capital funding. The company is looking at placing many of its operations to Calaveras County. The title of Johns talk is: “Basic Economic Development Issues for High Tech Startups in Calaveras County” ...



The three basic issues are:
1. Communications Infrastructure Requirements
2. Qualified Labor Supply
3. Building a Culture of Innovation
If time and group interest allow these ancillary topics will be addressed: the role of local entrepreneurs, availability of capital, and quality of local education.

MacWillie is a well-known executive in the software industry and has held many leadership positions in his career. These include Symantec, where he was director of strategic business development, Cognet Corporation where he was vice president of business development, Telemetrics where he was vice president and chief technology officer, as well as the market research firm Gartner Group where he served as vice president and practice leader for consulting services. MacWillie holds a BA in European History from the University of California at Berkeley and did his graduate studies in Economics and Urban Planning at New York University.


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Posted on: 2013-12-10 13:11:30   By: Anonymous
 

30 years in software development? That would be the waterfall era. Might as well be the age of dinosaurs.

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    Posted on: 2013-12-10 13:13:18   By: Anonymous
     
    no, he wasn't a developer, he was in business development. As in, he spent a lot of time going out to lunch, less time paying attention to how businesses actually get things done.

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    Posted on: 2013-12-11 12:35:06   By: Anonymous
     
    I don't get these kind of comments. I'll bet 30 years ago you did things very differently than you do today because you adapted. Same is true for all of us. What do you say you give this guy the benefit of the doubt and thank him for spending his time addressing the group.

    Merry Christmas!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2013-12-10 13:20:31   By: Anonymous
 
not meaning any disrespect but the guy has no internet presence. After all is said and done, he's just a calaveras guy.

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    Posted on: 2013-12-10 13:36:24   By: John_Hamilton
     
    In the press it may be a Facebook and a Twitter world but much of the tech industry is software and services most in the public will never hear about.

    How about a pat on the back for local boy they has spent a career in the high tech trenches and a big THANK YOU for sharing his experience and advice?

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      Posted on: 2013-12-10 20:40:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Waterfall, ISO 9000, agile, kanban, … - At the end of the day, one can code at a world class level - or not. For cat video posting and viewing, it probably does not matter that much. In other cases, you may want more than the MVS. I’m actually a fan of agile, I hope I’ll be a fan of whatever comes next.

      I applaud Mr. MacWillie’s efforts. I think it would be fantastic if a high tech startup could make a go of it in Calaveras County. With the advent of Udaciity and the like, I think motivated folks could develop the skills to make this happen.


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