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  • 1. GigabitBuilding Blocks Between Gigs and Slots Ashley Firth - BAIMP3 - Minor Pitch
  • 2. What is it?Gigabit is a web application that helps match up artists withpromoters in order to fill empty slots in concerts, by allowingartists to advertise exactly when they are free to play.
  • 3. Why make it?1) To bring music promoters and artists together in order tostreamline the process of creating gigs and finding newmusical talent.2) To see if I want to pursue a career in development.3) To show off to prospective employers.
  • 4. ResearchWhy it’s worth making...
  • 5. Audience Research1) Promoters - E-Mail Conversations“The calendar idea seems great, anyone Robin - Evacuate:Promotewho can solve the last minute banddilemma is a hero in my books. Adam - Viper Promotions“I think this will be a great tool… Goodluck id love to see the finishedproduct.”
  • 6. Audience Research 2) Band Survey 9% 18% How difficult do you find it to find places to perform live?  Easy Fairly Easy - Shows a need to establish a firmer connection Problematic between artists and promoters 73% V. Difficult 8% 17% How often do you update your profile on social networking sites at the moment? 17% - Gives purpose to the interactive calendar17% 42% Daily Weekly Fortnightly Monthly Hardly Ever
  • 7. Primary Research - Interviews Video Here
  • 8. Concept Research Costs API Vague Context
  • 9. Platform Research Knowledge is in PHP, but I researched other platforms:Concrete5 Wordpress Drupal CakePHP Zend Conclusion Decided to hard-code the project myself in PHP. I will then refactor with OOP, using MVC structure. Technical specifications can be found in documentation.
  • 10. The Prototype Video Here
  • 11. The Anatomy of the Application
  • 12. Audience Research 3) Public Survey 9% What do you think is the main thing that stops you going to more 27% gigs than you currently do?  Advertisement Cost of Gigs - Shows an additional audience in the public64% Loud Noise If you knew about more unsigned concerts, do you think you would 27% attend more? Yes - Supports the above notion No 73%
  • 13. Implementation How to get it to people...
  • 14. Risk AssessmentSince  creating  the  idea,  I  have  kept  mindful  of  the  various  factors  that  could  jeopardise  the  success  of  the  project,
  • 15. Deployment Strategy 1) Soft Release (Alpha Testing) - 9th January-6th February - Being deployed in Southampton - Gain a first wave of users, populate the site, gain feedback 2) Easter Tour/Print Campaign (Beta Testing) - 2nd April-14th April - Sponsoring a UK wide tour along with Robin Henderson - At least 6 cities confirmed (potentially 10) - Meet with promoters. Print campaign, advertise to artists and public
  • 16. PlanningHow am I going to get it done?
  • 17. Plan for the year
  • 18. November 12th - Working calendar & SearchDecember 20th - Alpha finished December 13th - Full working message centerMarch 5th - Beta finished December 20th - Working Profile Pages (photo, andApril 1st - API finalised audio)May 9th - Final Submission January 2nd - Integration with Facebook for events
  • 19. So who’s working on it?1) Designer - Aleece Burgess2) Developer - Tim Stone3) Promotion - Robin Henderson
  • 20. Thank you for listening I look forward to answering your questions...