The Growth Hacking Talks sessions are designed with vital information and activities from the training and workshop conducted exclusively for the GBG organizing teams, conducted by Jon Yongfook based on his popular eBook Growth Hacking Handbook, back in February this year. These sessions and activities focus on highly effective tips and tricks for growing a startup from zero, to over a million users (well, hopefully!)
Time : 6.30 PM
Venue : APIIT City Campus
➡ “Innovation at Google” by Julian Persaud, Managing Director of Southeast Asia, Google Inc.
➡ “Building an ecosystem to foster innovation” by Sanath Fernando
➡ “Using Innovative strategies in Eco Biz” by Sivahar Muthuramalingam
➡ “Innovating Marketing Solutions in the Digital Age” by Shehan Selvanayagam
➡ Refreshments & Networking session with Julian Persaud
Networking With Speakers
Those who have heard of the GBG Colombo, also known as Google Business Group in Colombo and those who have been eagerly awaiting the next GBG Colombo event, you would be interested to learn that the next GBG Colombo meetup will be held on the 16th of November. Here are the details and how to register to attend this event.
Date – Friday, 16th November 2012
Time – 6.00pm
Venue – Srilanka Foundation Institute, #100, Independence Square, Colombo 7
Welcome + Introduction
1. Digital Landscape Overview by Jana Levene – Emerging Markets Programs Manager, Google
2. Improving Your Google Search Rankings by Shamelle Perera – Senior Project Manager, Creative Solutions
3. EndIgnornace.com by Taha Bawa – Founder, endignorance.com
4. TedExYouth by Dilumi Dissanayake – Head Curator, TEDxYouth@Colombo
5. Google+ Workshop by Hadi Mohd Mini – Outreach Program Manager, Google (bring your laptops would definitely help!)
Vote of thanks by Rohan Jayaweera – Country Consultant, Google Srilanka
Refreshments + Networking Session
Click HERE to Register and RSVP the event.
If you’d like to email or notify your friends the ‘Registration + RSVP form’ or invite them to GBG Colombo, use this link: http://bit.ly/UAhOfm
Third GBG Colombo Meetup
This time, the GBG Colombo has great timing since some Google folks are in town. There will be two speakers from Google Inc. scheduled to speak at the November GBG. Jana Levene – Emerging Markets Programs Manager, Google will be speaking about Digital Landscape Overview. The second speaker, Hadi Mohd Mini – Outreach Program Manager, Google will conduct a mini workshop on Google+ which is what I personally can’t wait for! And of course, bringing your laptop for the G+ workshop would definitely help.
What is GBG Colombo
For those who haven’t heard of GBG Colombo yet or what’s Google doing in Srilanka, go read the post I wrote in view of the second GBG meetup in Colombo. They had their first ever meetup back in May this year.
If you’re on Google+ don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends who might be interested in attending – by going to the official G+ event link HERE:
How can you connect with GBG Colombo
More updates to come, stay tuned :)
Disclaimer: I'm part of the organizing committee at GBG Colombo
In almost 4 hours from now, a much awaited event by the Twitter users of Sri Lanka, will kick-off in Colombo. #TweetupSL 2 – only the second “Tweet-up” in Sri Lanka – will probably be considered the biggest social media event of the year in the country. And of course I’m very much looking forward to it myself!
What’s a “Tweetup”?
Okay so just in case some of you are wondering; What’s a “Tweetup”? Technically, it’s a “meet-up of people who use Twitter”. The thing is, unlike the more popular social network Facebook, most people make connections with complete strangers on Twitter. Part of the reason behind this in my guess would be the fact that you share only very limited amount of information on Twitter (profile) compared to Facebook. Since people hardly know the majority of the Tweeps (Tweeps = Twitter users) who they follow or who follows them, a tweetup gives Twitter users the opportunity to put a face to the name they network with online.
Where does TweetupSL come from?
The first ever Tweetup in Sri Lanka , which was tagged as #TweetupSL was held last year (2010), almost around this time – on the 26th of August at Coco Veranda – a coffee house down Ward Place, Colombo. The story of the first TweetupSL is a very interesting one and I shall tell you that later! I will also tell you how the #TweetupSL – 2 came about as well – since I have much to do, tweet and get dressed up about in a matter of few hours. However, if time and space (at the venue – since my guess it’s going to be packed!) permitting, I shall attempt to give live updates from TweetupSL on this blog, hopefully with photos and or videos of what’s happening – as it happens, so stay tuned….! Continue reading