Bust to Boom; Starting 7clusters

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Bust to Boom; Starting 7clusters

  1. 1. Boom To Bust; Starting a High-Tech Startup Mark Iliffe Technical Lead 7clusters Everyday a new way of expression...
  2. 2. Who Am I? <ul><li>Technical Lead of 7clusters
  3. 3. Computer Science with Management (EU) BSc.
  4. 4. OpenStreetMap contributor
  5. 5. Keen Motorcyclist and Rugby Player
  6. 6. Leo </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who is 7clusters? <ul><li>Mainly Computer Science students and graduates augmented by freelance graphic designers...
  8. 8. Students from ESIAL, France on a mandated Internship </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating 7clusters <ul><li>Paperwork and Accounting
  10. 10. Legalities
  11. 11. Deciding a Name … Is difficult
  12. 12. Banking
  13. 13. Domains
  14. 14. Server Space … Is expensive </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development </li></ul>
  16. 17. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development
  17. 18. Website Design </li></ul>
  18. 20. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development
  19. 21. Website Design
  20. 22. Cartography and Analysis </li></ul>
  21. 24. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development
  22. 25. Website Design
  23. 26. Cartography and Analysis
  24. 27. Mobile Development </li></ul>
  25. 29. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development
  26. 30. Website Design
  27. 31. Cartography and Analysis
  28. 32. Mobile Development
  29. 33. Community Development </li></ul>
  30. 34. Open-Source Technology Used... <ul><li>OpenStreetMap
  31. 35. -> PostgreSQL
  32. 36. -> Mapnik
  33. 37. -> OpenLayers
  34. 38. Drupal / CakePHP
  35. 39. ANDROID
  36. 40. OpenOffice
  37. 41. Eclipse </li></ul>
  38. 42. What is 7clusters? <ul><li>Social Media Development
  39. 43. Website Design
  40. 44. Cartography and Analysis
  41. 45. Mobile Development
  42. 46. Community Development
  43. 47. Projects </li></ul>
  44. 48. Project: Catapult <ul><li>Lost Baggage Game
  45. 49. Needs
  46. 50. -> Small GPS unit
  47. 51. -> Mobile Device
  48. 52. -> Cooperative Airlines
  49. 53. -> Communication laws?
  50. 54. = FAIL </li></ul>
  51. 55. Project: Arbois <ul><li>Social Route Sharing
  52. 56. Cached Maps
  53. 57. ANDROID, then the world
  54. 58. Encompasses many technologies
  55. 59. Leadership Challenge </li></ul>
  56. 61. Our Implemented Stack
  57. 63. Arbois ANDROID Prototype
  58. 64. Style Over Substance? <ul><li>Why have a style editor?
  59. 65. What exists
  60. 66. Why should we do this?
  61. 67. What licence should we use? </li></ul>
  62. 72. Proposed Designs -> 'Clean' -> 'Shaded' -> 'Retro'
  63. 73. Current Designs -> ' Contrast ' -> 'OSM'
  64. 74. Lessons Learnt <ul><li>Rome was built in a day, burned overnight
  65. 75. Project Management is useful
  66. 76. A community is just that, do not alienate or cajole
  67. 77. Good working relationships
  68. 78. Good, efficient communication is a must </li></ul>
  69. 79. Arbois 2.0... <ul><li>More interactive route selection
  70. 80. Routing
  71. 81. Aid in offering consultancy services using Arbois technology
  72. 82. -> Population Density
  73. 83. -> Prevalence of Landmarks
  74. 84. -> Compatibility with QGIS... </li></ul>
  75. 86. Our Future <ul><li>Consulting
  76. 87. Continuation of developing our products Arbois
  77. 88. Contributing more to community
  78. 89. Using data from the Office of National Statistics
  79. 90. Get out and never visit the valley of death again... </li></ul>
  80. 91. Credits <ul><li>OSM data CC-BY-SA
  81. 92. Image of Leicester uploads CC-BY-SA by www.itoworld.com
  82. 93. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_company
  83. 94. - Image of Startup LifeCycle </li></ul>
  84. 95. Thank You For Listening, Questions? mark.iliffe@7clusters.co.uk : email www.7clusters.com : web markiliffe : twitter markiliffe : skype 0754 9928802 : mobile 020 81233600 : office

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