On February 20-21, The Small Business Web will host its annual Summit in San Jose, Calif. Registration is open and PW readers can receive a $50 discount by entering "PWEB" as the discount code. To learn more about the event, its history and what's in store for 2014, PW caught up with The Small Business Web Founder and Olark's Chief Marketing Olarker, Sunir Shah. Shah provided us a brief history of the event.
Despite attempts to reinvent it, email is still one of the most popular ways to communicate across the internet. Developers have long been able to take advantage of Emails popularity using various libraries that support POP, SMTP and IMAP. This is fine when you have access to a publicly available web server, but for small and hobby developers this can be an unacceptable cost.
They say the 3rd time's the charm - and it looks like that's just about right for the Philadelphia StartupWeekend. While some weekends end with a bunch of mock-ups, slide decks and just a handful of working demos, that wasn't the case for Philly this time around. Demos and deployed sites were the rule, with almost 20 different pitches making it to Sunday afternoon.